02.07: Inherent Vice In which we cover the final two chapters of the novel, Inherent Vice, initially trying to crawl out of the rabbit hole we found ourselves in during the previous episode. We’ll address the Doc/Bigfoot relationship for the final time. We’ll look at the role of cars in the novel and how they’re paired with the […]
02.06: Inherent Vice In which we continue our discussion of Inherent Vice, this time on chapters 16 through 18. Is there an extra day in Pynchon’s 1970? We’ll spend most of the episode citing evidence and arguing why this possible time-problem might be significant. This is a rabbit hole from which we’re not sure we’ve yet re-emerged.
02.05: Inherent Vice In which we continue our discussion of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, moving on to chapters 14 and 15.
02.04: Inherent Vice In which we continue our discussion of Inherent Vice, moving on to chapters 10 through 13. Has Doc actually made any progress on the case? Is his investigation(s) unravelling, or reality itself? Is Doc an agent of chaos? Are Doc and Bigfoot maybe something more than adversaries? Is there a little bromance in their relationship? […]
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 […]
02.02: Inherent Vice In which we continue our discussion of Inherent Vice, this time moving on to Chapters 5 through 7.
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.
01.06: Slow Learner In which we discuss the final story in Slow Learner, “The Secret Integration” and wrap up our discussion of the collection. We’ll be back with Season 2: Inherent Vice sometime in late September/early October. See you then!
01.05: Stand-alone episode In which we celebrate Pynchon in Public Day with an interview Dr. Martin Paul Eve about his newly released book, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. (Amazon) (Powell’s) Note: No, you didn’t miss episode seven. We wouldn’t be Pynchonites if we embraced linear narratives and expositions.
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.