Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 16 - Advocating for Books (Guest: Robb Olson from Booked.)

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Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.


Episode 16 - Advocating for Books (Guest: Robb Olson from Booked.)

We are joined by supposed rival podcaster, Robb Olson of Booked., and put the Great Podcast War of 2013 to bed with no dinner. He is an ubermensch and has a mellifluous radio voice. We debate Fifty Shades casting, Amazon's Matchbook, and the new Salinger documentary.

Reads: Bumbling Italian Satanists, interactive novels, cheerleader noir, and flying serpents cutting a rug.

Topic: Booksarecoolwho'swithme?C'mon! Being an advocate for the written word. Why is it so important and why do we feel compelled to do it?

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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a co-host of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.

Rob W. Hart is the associate publisher for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He also writes for the popular film site Twitch and has written for ChuckPalahniuk.net.


Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.

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Author: Niccolo Ammaniti
Price: $13.61
Publisher: Black Cat (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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Author: Megan Abbott
Price: $6.09
Publisher: Reagan Arthur (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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Author: George R. R. Martin
Price: $5.99
Publisher: Bantam (2013)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 1152 pages
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Author: Marisha Pessl
Price:
Publisher: Random House (2013)
Binding: Hardcover, 624 pages

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 16, 2013 - 12:25pm

WHAT?!  You had Robb Olson on and not me?!  Total snub. 

*I'm kidding - don't hit me*

 

Love the Dream Warriors reference, that's actually my favorite of the series.  For some reason.  Probably the song.

 

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading A lot of Brian Evenson September 16, 2013 - 12:38pm

Love the Dream Warriors reference, that's actually my favorite of the series.  For some reason.  Probably the song.

YES!

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. September 16, 2013 - 4:34pm


NOT looking forward to constantly hearing "HAVE YOU SEEN THE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY MOVIE?!"

I AM looking forward to the new Shotgun Honey anthology however.

Delicious podcast on podcast action going on here... almost incestuous.
 

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast September 17, 2013 - 5:04am

Incestuous? You should have seen us. Like a pack of dogs, sniffing each other, humping legs...

That being the Robs and Josh of course. I was a model of decorum, as always.