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)"
Valley of the Dolls spins a tale as old as time: three young women meet, attain world-spanning prominence and fame as, respectively, the world’s greatest singer/actress, the prettiest model alive, and a, ah, “European art movie” star, then develop various addictions (including cruelty, attention, and good old-fashioned pills and booze), with various, mostly very sad, […]Read more "080 — Valley of the Dolls (with Maura Johnston)"
In the second leg of our ICP saga, our grease-painted patron points us past the platinum peaks and into the valleys of his following, less successful, records, and walks up to the precipice of admitting “I started smoking weed and found god” but in the end sticks with “we had this all planned out from […]Read more "078 — ICP: Behind the Paint (Pt. 2 of 2)"
It had to happen, and it had to happen in exactly this way: I Don’t Even Own a Television meets the juggalos, as we sit down with with clown and read Violent J.’s Behind the Paint. Be forewarned, this one goes places we rarely go; and be advised, this is our first ever two-part episode! […]Read more "077 — ICP: BEHIND THE PAINT (pt. 1 of 2)"
You’re guaranteed to get a kick out of retired pro football placekicker Jason Elam (and his ghostwriter special writing pal Steve Yohn)’s taut Riley Covington thriller Monday Night Jihad! Well, unless things like grade-7 sexuality and Steve-Bannon-grade Islamophobia somehow impede your enjoyment of pulp literature. Anyway, come with us and meet the team that stands […]Read more "076 — MONDAY NIGHT JIHAD"
Bit of a change of format this time around, as we bring you our second live event, and our first Bad Book Party! From audience-provided oddities to the long-awaited appearance of probably the most-requested book in the show’s history, this is an action- and guest-packed hour or two you won’t want to miss. Thanks to […]Read more "075 — LIVE SHOW! FIRST INAUGURAL BAD BOOK PARTY!"
Prepare to grapple with the gods* as we’re joined by comics writer and major dude Christopher (@xtop) Sebela to discuss the sleaziest rock bio we have ever seen, the legendary No One Here Gets Out Alive, by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman. From dong-flashing to Dazig, this conversation has it all! *Second-division** **At best Whether […]Read more "074 — NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE (W/ CHRISTOPHER SEBELA)"
Years ago, at a cheap theater, a bunch of us went to see the inexplicable remake of H.G. Wells’ classic, The Time Machine. About an hour in, my pal leaned over to me and stage whispered, “I wish I had a time machine!” and I missed about the next 10 minutes of the movie because […]Read more "073 — TIMELINE"
With a kind of … lugubrious inexorability, rough-hewn, thick-thewed hosts J. W. Friedman and C. Collision thrust themselves into the rugged world of John Norman’s Gor, where the tawdry pages of Outlaw of Gor await us and our stern attentions. A true legend in the universe of bad books, the Gor series avidly answers the […]Read more "072 — OUTLAW OF GOR"
Our holiday tradition rolls on as we encounter yet another massive science-fiction hit, as we, with help of shadow producer Casey Occhialini get all up on Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula winner Ender’s Game. Ender’s Game is about a young boy and a sociopath — but I repeat myself — who fears his brother, […]Read more "071 — ENDER’S GAME (W/ CASEY OCCHIALINI)"