04.02: Gravity’s Rainbow In which we kick off season four with the first four episodes of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. Note: For this season, when we refer to “episodes” we mean a section beginning with the seven squares.
03.02: The Crying of Lot 49 In which we move on to chapter 2 of The Crying of Lot 49. Oedipa heads to San Narciso to begin her executing Inverarity’s will, runs into a not-quite-British-Invasion band called the Paranoids, and has something of a remarkable tryst with a actor-turned-lawyer named Metzger. If you’re not sure what to […]
03.01: The Crying of Lot 49 In which we kick-off Season Three with chapter one of Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49…and with two new panelists!
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!
02.05: Inherent Vice In which we continue our discussion of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, moving on to chapters 14 and 15.
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!
01.04: 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.