Collin Yost’s A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You’ll Regret in the Morning is the book that made Marianne Moore write “I, too, dislike it” about poetry; it’s the book that made the rock-and-roll clown from Metalocalypse say “man, this guy talks about cocaine a lot”; it’s by a writer who undoubtedly has made […]Read more "090 — A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You’ll Regret in the Morning"
By a writer who thinks he’s hot shit (but is actually just a cold turkey), it’s A Million Little Pieces, James Frey’s fake memoir slash terrible novel. Lauren Parker drops by to help us get through what may be the worst book we’ve ever read, full of Man Pain, capitalized Nouns, and long passages about […]Read more "089 — A Million Little Pieces (w/ Lauren Parker)"
Worlds of Power No. 1: Blaster Master: a strange artifact, here, not as clumsy or random as fanfic, an elegant read from a more civilized age. Yes, what we have here is a novelization … of a video game … meant for children. But, due to one host’s long-standing relationship with the work, we break […]Read more "088 — Worlds of Power No. 1: Blaster Master"
Because sometimes there’s a man, we won’t say a hero, but what is a hero, anyway, who can take skycabs down the mean streets without himself becoming mean, because sometimes we need a hero, are holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night, but we don’t need another hero, it’s time for […]Read more "087 — TekLab (TekWar Series Book 3)"
From the mind of Rush Limbaugh and four of his closest corporate lackeys comes Rush Revere and the American Revolution, a book in his “Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans” series; from across the pond, Kefin Mahon joins us to learn some American history from a book best described as “What if Ms. Frizzle was […]Read more "086 — Rush Revere and the American Revolution (w/ Kefin Mahon)"
Answering the question “Wha happens when you try to write a taut horror-thriller but forget to finish it and just publish your initial collection of scenes and scenarios instead?” it’s … You Were Warned, a couple hundred pages of hard and fast incompetence from the minds of James “The Franchise Maker” Patterson and Howard Roughan, […]Read more "085 — You’ve Been Warned"
From we, the podcasters, for you, the listeners, I, the Jury, by Mickey Spillane. Did You Know: Bad books actually have been around for more than 50 years!? This episode, we we dive into the past and journey to the source of a LOT of the kind of books with narrator/protagonists who take great pride […]Read more "084 — I, the Jury"
Call shotgun, but only if you’ve got one, because it’s time for IDEOTVPOD to hit the open, post-apocalyptic road with our latest men’s adventure trip, D. B. Drumm’s Traveler #5: Road War. We’re under assault from every angle, with buffets of hot first draft prose, torrents of serious horror violence, and dollops of good politics […]Read more "083 — Traveler #5: Road War"
If you cross a plague of locusts with a parade of nonsense, what do you get? The answer does not lie in Scott “Dilbert Guy”‘s bizarre tract God’s Debris. Nevertheless, we were delighted to welcome back our resident religious scholar Lauren O’Neal to try to get some meaning out of a work that truly seems […]Read more "082 — God’s Debris (w/ Lauren O’Neal)"
For Mothers’ Day, the mother of all hanging-out-with-the-band books, I’m with the Band, brought to us by star of page, screen, and earbud, Mara Wilson! It’s the book that ties together pretty much every trashy rock book we’ve done. Ties into a big, skeevy bundle, suitable for the landfill, incinerator, or truck stop book shelf. […]Read more "081 — I’m with the Band (w/ Mara Wilson)"