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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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Fifteen: Historically Bad at Napping

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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 […]

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Fourteen: Confused about the Confusion

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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.

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Twelve: Pancakes, Lots of Pancakes

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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? […]

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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 […]