That’s wild stuff, man. Wild. In this episode, we discuss Rich Shapero’s “Wild Animus” with guest Tim Faust. Jay is convinced that this is the worst book he’s read for this show. That is saying a lot. Steel yourselves. SO MANY CAVEATS: sorry about the audio weirdness, it’s still a very listenable show, but there […]Read more "029 – Wild Animus (w/ Tim Faust)"
HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT! For once, I Don’t Even Own a Television makes good on repeated promises of “big changes” as we introduce former guest Chris Collision in his new role as all-the-time co-host. In this episode, Chris and J. kick the tires a bit and discuss Blake Crouch’s “Pines”, an amazingly tepid twist-based thriller […]Read more "028 — Pines"
This week’s book is some sweet brogrammin’ intrigue, a spy story geared towards the hip high-tech youth of America, circa 2004. Screenwriter and sports columnist Bill Hanstock joins me as we follow the incognito adventures of mobile technology stalwart Adam Cassidy. Will he infiltrate a company and liberate their secrets? Will he learn to love […]Read more "027 — Paranoia (w/ Bill Hanstock)"
This time, the book in question is Beatrice Sparks’ “Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager”. Following in the tradition of Sparks’ most well-known work, “Go Ask Alice”, this is a fake diary by a teenager who never existed. In it, we follow the escapades of Jennie as she discovers marijuana, visits Yellowstone Park, […]Read more "026 — Treacherous Love (w/ Mara Wilson)"
A rip-roaring return to form after a month-and-a-half hiatus. This episode, I’m getting down to business and discussing Ben Stein’s finanical thriller “On The Brink” with returning guest Jeb Lund and first-timer Rocky Swift. We dissect the politics and amazingly weird writing of America’s favorite Boring Teacher From the Movies, and struggle to understand why […]Read more "025 — On the Brink (w/ Jeb Lund & Rocky Swift)"
In this episode, I’m joined by Alexander Hinman to discuss “The Actuator: Fractured Earth”. “The Actuator” is a new video ga– er– book series about a group of “machine monks” who wield the power to shape reality to their liking using a machine called “The Actuator” except they’re all weird nerds that the government kidnapped […]Read more "024 — The Actuator: Fractured Earth (w/ Alexander Hinman)"
Today I’m joined by playwright and fellow music-obsessive Ben Firke and we discuss “Scar Tissue”, the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis. We shed some light on our respective pasts with the group, talk about the book, and crack each other up a lot with impressions. This is a good one.Read more "023 – Scar Tissue (w/ Ben Firke)"
In this episode, all pretense of structure is abandoned when Centa and I discuss “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche”, a guide to American manliness by Bruce Feirstein. And YES, I know it was Bobby Riggs and not Jon MacEnroe, I messed up, yeesh.Read more "022 — Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche (w/ Centa Schumacher)"
Writer and cartoonist K Thor Jensen joins me this week as we discuss the triumphant tale of the barbarian *ahem* Grignr as he invokes the god *ahem* Mrifk in his fight against the evil forces of *ahem* Agafnd and also some kind of gemstone that turns into a giant slime or blob or something like […]Read more "021 — The Eye of Argon (w/ K Thor Jensen)"
“Vampirism, Necromancy, Supernatural Mayhem… and Screaming Bloody Terror.” Um… yep. That’s what’s in this book all right. Join Chris Collision and myself as we rip the guts out of this novel and dance around with them in an autopsy room. Note: This is the first episode with a new microphone so there are some small […]Read more "020 — Necroscope (w/ Chris Collision)"