For our milestonest episode yet, big number hundo-fitty, we break significant quantities of new ground by … first, taking on our first-ever work of urban fantasy, one Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green! We also waited until Clsn was sick as a dog and incredibly exhausted, and took on a book so deeply […]Read more "150 — Something from the Nightside"
We finally had to do it, so we skipped a couple showers, got real, real mad at our parents (and, probably, yours) and went out on the road to discover (how much we hated) America, and to do all of that, we had to start with one simple step: We had to Get in the […]Read more "149 — Get in the Van"
Because YOU demanded it (several years ago), and because this our annual holiday rule-breaking episode, we finally whip out our wands and make appear an episode about one-time YA teapot tempest Handbook for Mortals! Rock and roll, hair dye, motorcycle rides, dads, moms, tarot, magic, magik, and … typos, cliches, and what may well be […]Read more "148 — Handbook for Mortals"
A more elegant fiction from a more civilized age is John Boorman and Bill Stair’s novelization of John Boorman’s film script (for) Zardoz. It’s a truly crazypants vision of a post-apocalyptic (and mostly pantsless) future, crafted by a couple men so laser-focused on breasts that you could well call them set adrift on mammary bliss. […]Read more "147 — ZARDOZ"
If you ever watched Riverdale and wished that the events of the pilot were explained in greater (?) detail, then you, my friend, are in for a treat in Micol Ostow’s The Day Before: A Prequel Novel! Fizzier and frothier than a freshly shaken bottle of Topo Chico, this book lets you spend time with […]Read more "146 — The Day Before: A Prequel Novel (Riverdale)"
Grisly, gory, gruesome, and far, far too long, it’s Robert Galbraith’s Career of Evil, a five-hundred-page career unto itself, even if it’s little more than a footnote to the career of JK Rowling, who we mention for … some reason. (The reason is that Galbraith is a Rowling pseudonym.) It’s the episode that airs Clsn’s […]Read more "145 — Career of Evil"
A story, nay, a tale so big we had to have help to handle it, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie is a novelization slash transcript of the recent film, which Kotaku’s Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita on Twitter) was kind enough to join us to discuss! Roughly ninety minutes of giggling then ensued. The book’s […]Read more "144 — Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie (w/ Gita Jackson)"
Cue the music and lift your voices in song with us, because it’s the mo-st won-der-ful time … of the year: it’s time to get back on the Guy N. Smith train with an absolute banger entitled Killer Crabs. You know how last time we took on a Smith-crab joint, we thought “Wow, this one […]Read more "143 — Killer Crabs"
Ever want to hear what we get up to in our extra-special episodes over on Patreon dot com slash IDEOTVPod? Often, it’s rad stuff like this, where we go deep into and thickly through a magazine aimed* at … well, it’s complicated, but the magazine is called Skillset and it’s about being a hecka T […]Read more "142 — SKILLSET Magazine"
When you’re scouring the shelves for some hot new Jack, sometimes you reach, er, farther, and thus might you happen upon L.T. Ryan’s Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1). Anyway, that’s pretty much what happened to us! This semi-taut sorta-thrill quasi-ride introduces us to Jack Noble, a man who one-punch breaks jaws […]Read more "141 — Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1)"