April 10th, 2014
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
What About Bob?
April 3rd, 2014
In Books and Booze episode 87 we welcome another crime writer, this time - Mike McCrary! A screenwriter and novelist with the Gutter Books family, things go predictably on and off topic. We talk REMO WENT ROGUE, Tarantino movies, blood, guts, and violence. Realism in crime writing - if you pull out ALL the tropes, is it possible to have a crime novel left at the end? And we answer the two big questions on everyone's mind - what's the difference between Mike and Charlie Kaufman? And - Is Joe Clifford really that funny?
March 27th, 2014
STUFF WE DISCUSSED:
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
Dispatches from the Edge
March 20th, 2014
In Books and Booze episode 85 Chris Kelso joins us from Scotland! In addition to talking about his writing process, we talk about shitting in front of libraries, being Facebook friends with Nick Hornby, the fact that Chris is a pervert. PLUS! Chris and Renee choose sides in the centuries old rivalry between the Scottish and people who are married to people who are English expats.
Philip K. Dick
Dangerous Visions - Harlan Ellison
Samuel R. Delaney
A Humument Nova Express
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March 13th, 2014
In episode 84 of Books and Booze things get wild with horror author Laura Lee Bahr. We talk about her wild book Haunt, we drink too much. We confuse ourselves. We discover that things we thought we knew were false all along. Laura raps for us. More things happen. A laugh a minute? No, many more than that!
My Dark Places - James Ellroy
The Dark Tower
Art Is The Devil - John Skipp
MAY 31ST AT SUNDAY'S BEST IN ECHO PARK
WILL BE HOSTING MUSICIANS PLAYING MUSIC INSPIRED BY LAURA'S BOOK, HAUNT. Click link above to stay tuned for more information.
"Bath Salts" by Highly Suspect
March 6th, 2014
In this jam-packed extra hilarious episode of Books and Booze we chat with Tony McMillen about everything from David Lee Roth to Teen Wolf, but in between we discuss Tony's novel, Nefarious Twit, and the familiar yet foreign feel of the book, the humor, the fancy, the made-up cultures, and why Tony might go down in history as a jerk who once wrote a great book.
TOUCH THE WONDER: RADIO
OTHER THINGS WE DISCUSSED:
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Giving Tree
Good Sex, Great Prayers
February 27th, 2014
In Books and Booze episode 82, we throw caution to the wind and welcome the Flash Fiction Offensive team in to talk AT THE SAME TIME. Joe Clifford and Tom Pitts talk about their special friendship, their projects, editing, the best burritos in San Francisco, and how Bruce Springsteen doesn't sing "Little Pink Houses."
What Happens In Reno - Mike Monson
February 20th, 2014
In Books and Booze episode 81, our interview with Joseph Lapin goes absolutely everywhere. We cover Jewish tradition, Catholic guilt, the difference between whisky and bourbon. We go on to discuss mental health, why you need to talk to your grandparents, and why Joseph is no longer allowed in Joe Clifford's house.
We also have a special musical treat, a cover of Wrecking Ball by the up and coming band Beebs and Her Money Makers, so be sure to listen to the end.
February 13th, 2014