092 — Myth Conceptions (w/ Dan Boeckner)

Grab your Dio tape and tug your jerkin into place, because it’s time to get extremely barbaric with Robert Aspirin’s sword and farcery romp Myth Conceptions — and, best of all, we’re joined by Dan Boeckner, of Wolf Parade, Operators, and others! Eat your heart out as we rock through a book that has more dad-joke density than an episode of Car Talk.

If you’re ready for for a sub-epic quest full of military bluster and sexual fluster, then gird your loins, say goodbye to your loved ones back home, and join our party (we could use a healer). But be warned, stranger: ’tis a wild, wicked road we walk, and those who set out ‘pon it never come back the same as when first they trod the path of puns, myth, and mirth. Indeed, most come back a little mirth for wear after sojourning in the land where the pun never sets. But if you’re strong enough for it, and don’t mind mything out when the going gets tough, then this may be the series for you.



  • “The Magician” by Return to Forever
  • “Tumbling Dice” by The Rolling Stones
  • “Brave Sir Robin” by Monty Python