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Sixteen: Capstoned

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02.08: Inherent Vice In the final episode of Season 2, we have a look at themes and questions that span the entire novel Inherent Vice. We’ll be back in a few months with Season 3. Thanks for listening!

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Eleven: Personal Moments with Banana Stands

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02.03: Inherent Vice In which we move on to chapters 8 and 9 of Inherent Vice. Doc’s parents, zombies, drug use and addiction to frozen bananas are just a couple of the topics we tackle in the episode. Add in a somewhat lengthy discussion of (post-?) postmodernism, mentions of Arrested Development, and the nature of reality itself and this is […]

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Six: The Doctor Who of Fiction

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01.04: Slow Learner In which we discuss one of the more complex stories in Slow Learner, “Entropy,” and welcome a new panelist, Jason. He’s Irish – if you can’t tell – and we test his metal by having him explain the concept of entropy.

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Five: Send Us your Rat Theories

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01.03: Slow Learner In which we continue our discussion of Mr. Pynchon’s short story collection, Slow Learner. The story under our collective microscopes this time is “The Low-Lands.” Included in this episode is our first “Pynch-song,” one of Pynchon’s many songs set to music.

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Four: Get a Guidebook

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01.02: Slow Learner In which we begin our discussion of Mr. Pynchon’s short story collection Slow Learner. First we talk about the Introduction, the only extant Pynchon-on-Pynchon writing available, and then move to the first short story, “The Small Rain.”

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Episode Zero

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00.00: Stand-alone episode In which we test the international waters, figure out what technical issues might need addressing, and talk a bit about Pynchon in Public Day and about what we hope to do with this podcast.