It’s time to get what an old boss of Clsn’s used to call “choiceful” in these all-too-choice-free times, so we break format a little bit (and break out laughing a lot) with a “Which Way” book, in which we try and mostly fail to become the titular Champ of TV Wrestling. Do the elegant diversions […]Read more "167 — The Champ of TV Wrestling (Which Way Books #22)"
We live in a world that has hippos, and those hippos have to be ridden by people with weapons. Who’s gonna do it? You? These people have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for victims of hippos, and you curse the hippo riders. You have that luxury. You have the luxury […]Read more "166 — River of Teeth"
For SO many reasons, it’s time to get out of town, and so we’re hitting the road to check out some of those hot Atlanta Nights we’ve been hearing so much about! Atlanta Nights is a truly bizarre artifact, so strange that it forces us to break our own rules and stretch our own format, […]Read more "165 — Atlanta Nights"
EDITOR’S NOTE (JWF): Apologies for the audio quality, the late release, and the lack of a letters segment this time around, things got pretty out of sync and difficult and editing this episode became a real trial. So I salvaged what I could. It’s a tradition like no other, as our friend Stef Gray joins […]Read more "164 — Dachshund Through the Snow (The Dogmothers Book 3) w/ Stefanie Gray!"
Here on IDEOTV, it’s Christmas in … okay, August, but still it’s time for some wintry festivities as we read—and talk about!—Dachshund Through the Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery! It’s a murder mystery, a searing portrait of small-down power, corruption, and lies, a thrilling tale of corporate malfeasance, and a legal procedural, but really what […]Read more "163 — Dachshund Through the Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery"
Lighters are clicking and flicking, wheels are rolling, and badasses are extremely American this time around as we climb into our *checks notes* LandMasters and take off across the blasted countryside of … Damnation Alley. Tuff-guy posturing meets clouds of suspiciously sweetly scented smoke and maybe a few more descriptions of the sky than you […]Read more "162 — DAMNATION ALLEY"
Oh my goodness, this is gonna be a wild (broomstick) ride, as the all-time oldest friend of the show, Jeb “@mobute” Lund comes back to help us live deliciously and handle the weirdness of The Coven, by second-tier Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt, writing as “David St. John”. And, in a way, aren’t we all […]Read more "161 — The Coven (with Jeb Lund!)"
We can hear you already, you’re saying “Oh, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, eh, what are you talking about, COLLISION’S LIFE haw haw haw”, but the joke’s on you, because … he already knows. He knows. In any case, we picked this because we thought we’d try to keep on keeping things […]Read more "160 — A Series of Unfortunate Events Book the First: The Bad Beginning"
Sometimes we need to retreat to the porch with some kind vibes and mostly harmless advice, and that’s why this time around, we reached into the past for All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It’s a thick slice of I’m okay and you’re okay so let’s talk about dinosaurs and space with […]Read more "159 — All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
‘E’s a (hairy) wizard, is ‘arry … ‘arry Dresden, that is, Chicago’s only professional wizard and the protagonist of a book entitled Storm Front: Dresden Files Volume 1. On the plus side, a book called Storm Front featuring a dude named “Dresden” somehow manages not to go to objectionable places. On the minus side, this […]Read more "158 — Storm Front (Dresden Files Volume 1)"