Chris is the creator and a co-founder of the Pynchon in Public Podcast. He’s also currently a co-producer and the host of the show. This is an accurate reflection of what he looks like while vigorously podcasting.
You can reach him here.
PS: If Bo doesn’t title his “I, Bo: A Bio,” he’s off the show.
In the fifth grade, after years of nagging his teachers, Bo was finally allowed into the big-kid section of his school library. He promptly found the biggest book he could find on the shelf and checked it out, which happened to be Stephen King’s It. While he learned to stay clear of storm drains and clowns, he did not learn to stop always grabbing the biggest book on the shelf. (See accompanying photo.)
Cut to a few decades later, and here’s he is co-producing a podcast on Thomas Pynchon’s books. Bo maintains the website, does the audio design and some of the editing, and in his spare time works for a university library. Additionally, he suspects that most or all of Taylor Swift’s songs are about him.
If you like, you can reach him here.
PS: Go ahead and try, Chris. You don’t have the passwords.
Ireland. Baby. Infant. School. College. Work. College. Work. Now.
Play. Music. Books. Film. Music. Love. Family. Children. Repeat and mix.
Liam is a tech writer, living with his wife and son in Cork. A former academic, he is currently in Witness Protection as a result of an unfortunate incident at an international conference involving a prominent literary theorist, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a waffle-maker. By day he works and by night, or, on weekends if he’s tired, he searches for the one-armed literary critic who will one day prove his innocence. He is an avid reader of fiction – preferably difficult books you won’t like – and Gravity‘s Rainbow is his favorite novel.
A wearer of many hats, at least three at any given moment, Michelle is best known for her predilection for stalking and her love of something she calls “quaffles.” “A quaffle is an untimely meal, especially one where people waffle while quaffing down waffles soaked in and/or served with alcohol.”
In addition to quaffling, Michelle enjoys comedies of all varieties and is a dedicated soldier in the wars against laugh tracks and crunchy peanut butter.
Michelle as a Pynchon quote: “As if the dead really do persist, even in a bottle of wine.”
Youngest member of the panel, Blake hails from Denver. Not many people actually know this, but he records every epsiode of the show with a paper bag over my head and no shirt on. His favorite band is the Paranoids, and claims Doc Sportello as his spirit animal
You can check out Blake’s band, On Repeat, here: https://onrepeat.bandcamp.com/
Since Alan was an adopted child, his parents had to fill in some aspects of his early infanthood. Apparently, Alan was found in a basket washed up among the reeds on the Nile River and brought up by an Egyptian princess, where he quickly became favored over her natural-born son to become Pharaoh. Alan has been told that he showed an early predilection to freeing his own people from bondage; this, despite a speech impediment. This always surprises him, since most of his early memories revolve around growing up in Philadelphia in the 1970s. He eventually became an actuary, since Temple University offered no major in bondage-freeing and because USA Today said it was a good job to have. Occasionally, Alan still feels compelled to climb mountains looking for divine covenants, but none have been forthcoming.