Happy Pynchon in Public Day, everyone!
Since we finished Gravity’s Rainbow, when we would occasionally come out of the stupor that followed after spending two years on Pynchon’s most well-known – and possibly most difficult – work, people would ask us, “What’s up for next season?”
The choice of what to do next is always difficult. It’s not unlike deciding which song should start off Side B of a mix-tape. There’s a lot of thought that goes into it, and a lot of conversation. At least one seance and, obviously, consultation of the Tarot. Coin-flips and rousing games of spin-the-bottle, the books arranged in a circle and Michael over at Drunk Pynchon being the ring-leader. Sometimes there are tears, often flatulence, and we unsurprisingly lose Liam at least once during the process.
But we’ve finish, consulted our charts (we’ll all born on Slothrop’s birthday, so that makes it easier?), and now we’re ready to tell all of you.
Season Five of the Pynchon in Public Podcast will be on…BLEEDING EDGE!
When will the season begin? Well, stay posted! We’re working on getting the episodes out to you as soon as possible, but also working on bringing you the best work we can.
One quick note: After a lot of soul-searching, Chris has decided to depart the show. We wish him all the luck in the world in whatever he decides to do next. For me, personally, this is like losing the McCartney to my Lennon, even though we often plotted against each other. He is, and will be, greatly missed.
As such, your host for this new season will be me, Bo. That’s good news for those of you who tune in just for the Velvety Baritone(TM). For those of you who were hoping Chris would win and take me out, well, that might still happen. Or I might yet fall victim to a good old-fashion mass-stabbing. But for now, you’re stuck with me.
We’ll let you know when the season is about to start, so stay tuned on our social media pages. Or write via W.A.S.T.E.
Thanks, as always, for listening.