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B&B Ep 89 Chris Irvin

April 17th, 2014

In Books and Booze episode 89 we hang out with Chris Irvin, author of Federales and editor at Shotgun Honey. We talk about the Mexican drug war, "food noir", rejecting crappy stories, comic books, and as always - MORE! 




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STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT:

MARIA SANTOS-GORROSTIETA
WHITEY BULGER
EL CHAPO
THUGLIT Issue 9
FLASH FICTION OFFENSIVE

Criminal
GRUB STREET
RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ

MUSIC BY: TYLER LYLE "WEREWOLF"

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B&B Ep 88 JOSHUA NEWETT

April 10th, 2014

In Books and Booze episode 88 we chat with Joshua Newett about all the important things in life - politics, religion, Bill Murray, and how they are all interconnected...

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
What About Bob?
Stripes
The 'Burbs

Music: Hiccups by Motherfolk

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B&B Ep 87 Mike McCrary

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?


Music provided by: Oh Nickel, "A Proper Introduction".

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B&B Ep 86 TRAVIS RICHARDSON

March 27th, 2014

In Books and Booze episode 86 we chat with Travis Richardson about crime, drugs, baseball, small towns, the media, and the time that Renee didn't buy him a drink.


Travis and a friend read and review one Chekov story every weekday at 
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STUFF WE DISCUSSED:

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
The Outsiders 
The LAST PICTURE SHOW : A Novel
Dispatches from the Edge


CORRECTION: RICHARD RAMIREZ WAS NOT A CONTESTANT ON THE DATING GAME. THE SERIAL KILLER THAT APPEARED ON THE SHOW WAS RODNEY JAMES ALCALA





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B&B Ep 85 Chris Kelso

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.



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SOME THINGS WE DISCUSSED:

Philip K. Dick
Dangerous Visions - Harlan Ellison
Samuel R. Delaney
Nick Hornby
A Humument Nova Express
Carlton Mellick
Cameron Pierce
Vincenzo Bilof


Music: Remember, Forget by Parsley Flakes

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B&B 84 Laura Lee Bahr

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!


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THINGS WE DISCUSSED:
My Dark Places - James Ellroy
The Dark Tower
Jeremy Robert Johnson On Books And Booze
Gutmouth
Art Is The Devil - John Skipp

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The music on this week's episode was:

"Bath Salts" by Highly Suspect

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B&B Ep 83 Tony McMillen

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. 

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DAVID LEE ROTH: GANGSTA RAPPER
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OTHER THINGS WE DISCUSSED:

Henry Rollins' DLR Story (full video is about Van Halen, but the story we talked about takes place between 6:30 and 9:50)

The Hobbit
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Vonnegut
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Giving Tree
RoboCop 2
Good Sex, Great Prayers
BOOKED.
The History of Future Folk 





MUSIC:
FEVER THE GHOSTS, "A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS DETERMINE THE FATES OF GREATER MEN NO LESS THAN FIVE STORIES ABOVE US"


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B&B Ep 82 Joe Clifford & Tom Pitts

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."


FLASH FICTION OFFENSIVE

"Feast of Feathers" by Jeff Weddle


Bob Witter Foundation

Candy's Room - Chris Leek


HUSTLE

LAMENTATION

Other stuff we discussed:

What Happens In Reno - Mike Monson
No Country For Old Men 
David Corbett
All Due Respect
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir





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B&B Ep 81 Joseph Lapin

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.





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Things we discussed:
The Madonnas of Leningrad
READ: Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Dirty Laundry Lit

READ: The Myth Of Sisyphus - Albert Camus



Music:
Wrecking Ball by Beebs and Her Money Makers


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B7B Ep 80 Nick Mamatas

February 13th, 2014

In Books and Booze episode 80 we interview Nick Mamatas. He schools us on the rise of anthologies and shares his favorite thing about being an editor. We talk about his novel, Love Is The Law, and some of the things that come with it: Alastair Crowley, demon pacts, smoking crack, the death of the "discovery moment" in music, and why he doesn't mind when people compare the protagonist of Love Is The Law to Lisbeth Salander of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.






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Music:
Tracy's Slumber Party by Toxic Lipstick
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