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)"
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)"
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"