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!
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 […]
02.01: Inherent Vice In which we begin Season Two: Inherent Vice. In this podcast we discuss Chapters 1 through 4, including character, theme, and humor analysis, and manage to fit in a real-time example of how the internet is a liar.
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.
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.
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.”
00.02: Bleeding Edge In which we wrap up our discussion of Bleeding Edge, talk of money and jokes, and make clear what is the best thing on the internet.
00.01: Bleeding Edge In which we discuss the new novel, Bleeding Edge, before any of us have had proper time to digest it.
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.