As foretold in ancient scrolls, Clsn and J. fulfill the grim prophecies and embark on a quest most dire: get somehow through the dullest book we’ve seen in ages: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s Dragons of Autumn Twilight: DragonLance Chronicles Volume One. Like listening to somebody misexplain the plot of a movie you’ve already seen, […]Read more "063 — Dragons of Autumn Twilight: Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 1"
Say what you will about Led Zeppelin and the average rock bio, but this particular rock bio is (a) about Led Zeppelin and (b) full of hot air. Join us as we talk about the granddaddy of all trashy rock books, Stephen Davis’ Hammer of the Gods, a bizarre work of fanfic about a mid-tier […]Read more "054 — Hammer of the Gods"
Get your wings, along with J. and Collision, as the author of definitive 70s artifact Jonathan Livingston Seagull struggles to follow up his mega-hit with…this. In this thin volume, Richard Bach teaches us all that the best thing about flying is that it lets you look down on everyone. Bach proves that he’s hella hardcore, […]Read more "047 — Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"
Happy holidays! Fresh from our wonderful listeners voting us into the AV Club’s Top 10 Podcasts, IDEOTVPOD scrapes the bottom of the barrel — no, the part actually touching the ground, where it’s gross and grubby and slimy — and gives the people what they want: Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. Extra-special music, live-and-in-person dialogue trees, […]Read more "045 — Snow Crash"
This episode, join J. and Collision and special guest Lauren Parker as we roll the dice — and lose — with Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. We return to the thrilling days of the Cold War, when Great Britain stood alone against the Soviet menace, and the only way to way to […]Read more "042 — Casino Royale (w/ Lauren Parker)"
There’s a single question that has driven most of the great books in history: “What would happen if young, unpleasant people acquired property?” That’s the question at the heart of this book, a searing indictment of MFA graduates everywhere. Come for interesting, well-drawn characters like the magical elf-woman who can’t use a coffee maker, check […]Read more "041 — Condominium"
In this episode, the fish truly don’t fry in the kitchen, and the beans don’t burn on the grill. It’s a sizzler this time around, as J. and Collision read Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, the memoir that dares to combine dirty dishes with Motley Crüe’s The Dirt. Sit down with Extremely Cool Guy Anthony Bourdain […]Read more "040 — Kitchen Confidential"
What happens when Star Wars creator/destroyer George Lucas hires X-Men writer Chris Claremont to make a trilogy in the style of Lord of the Rings? An incomprehensible, sodden mess, as it turns out. A gritty reimagineering of slash sequel to a schlocky, shticky, slapsticky non-hit children’s movie called Willow, Shadow Moon nearly brings J., Collision, […]Read more "039 — Shadow Moon (w/ Tricia Ellis)"
Today J. and Collision are getting high — attic high! With mondo-special guests Centa and Amanda, the IDEOTV team tackles the oft-requested quasi-gothic super-creepy best-seller and rite of passage Flowers in the Attic. This one really goes there, people, so if whipped children and brothers licking sisters’ nipples isn’t your thing, you might want to […]Read more "038 — Flowers in the Attic (w/ Centa Schumacher & Amanda Brand)"
Hey, kids! Do you like playing Video Games? Do you like watching other people play video games? Do you like people telling you about playing video games? Do you like people telling you the story of a video game as though the story had happened to them, omitting no detail, not even one, for 250 […]Read more "037 — DOOM: Knee-Deep in the Dead (w/ Poncho Martinez)"