The time has come, and it won’t stand still: after a couple years, we finally go for the big money, put Rush into the limelight, and turn the camera eye to Clockwork Angels by Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson. Our first novelization of a concept album — yes, you read that right — this […]Read more "068 — Clockwork Angels"
This Halloween, put down your flying broom and pick up the pieces — Piece by Piece, by Tori Amos and Ann K. Powers! With special guest and Tori Amos expert Lauren Parker, J. and Clsn take a magic carpet ride through a wonderful patchwork tapestry cauldron, bubbling with diversity, myths, magic, big business, the sacred […]Read more "067 — Tori Amos: Piece by Piece (w/ Lauren Parker)"
Stowing away in your earbuds, gnawing at your stores, and leaping from your dark corners at your tender ears, it’s James Herbert’s The Rats! A verminous return to the kind of bad book that’s always the best: the kind where, every couple pages, somebody nearly has sex and absolutely gets eaten by giant rats. If […]Read more "066 — The Rats"
As voted on by our supporters on the IDEOTVPOD Patreon, this episode we’re strapping on our pads and skating around the tough issues posed by Forever Pucked, by Helena Hunting. Ice-cool customer Rachel Millman fleshes out our team as she and J. and Collision try to score on this ribald tale of work, marriage, family, […]Read more "065 — Forever Pucked (with Rachel Millman)"
What lurks beneath the bottom of the barrel? Well, we checked. Turns out that beneath the barrel’s bottom slithers Anthony Zuiker’s Level 26: Dark Origins. This episode, we’re sneaking into the villain’s dungeon, conveniently located in 2009, when it, apparently, seemed like a good idea to let the guy who made up CSI get together […]Read more "064 — Level 26: Dark Origins"
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"
Renowned author Dan Brown’s renowned book The Da Vinci Code provides a renowned topic for renowned podcasters J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision, along with renowned guests Lauren O’Neal and Niko (from renowned podcast Sunday School Dropouts. An extremely popular book yields an extremely long episode, with enough jokes to make anyone enough of a […]Read more "062 — The Da Vinci Code (w/ Lauren O’Neal and Niko Bakulich)"
Prepare yourselves for true depravity, because this time around, we’re taking on Corey Taylor, lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, and his book Seven Deadly Sins. Two men alone could never take on such a large number (to say nothing of the seven newly proposed sins or the main one he admits he forgot to […]Read more "061 — Seven Deadly Sins (w/ Lemon)"
If you like your sex scenes extremely long and your gunplay extremely every single chapter, then you just may be the target audience for Against the Mafia: The Executioner, Book 1, the legendary piece of action-trash that introduced Mack Bolan to an extremely unsuspecting world. From chapters like “A Master’s Stroke” and “God-Damn Iron-Man Bolan” […]Read more "060 — War Against the Mafia: The Executioner, Book 1 (Mack Bolan)"
In the quest for the weirdest and worst artifacts available, J. and Collision welcome K. Thor Jensen to the show to discuss Sass Girls X, by Imari Imarea. You’re gonna need a safe, well-padded environment for this, because this book’s ridiculous levels are matched only by its levels of terribleness. A failed attempt at bringing […]Read more "059 — Sass Girls X (w/ K. Thor Jensen)"