Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 21 - The Triumphant Return
Every episode, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor Review Editor Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob W. Hart, Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup, and Columnist Brandon Tietz.
Episode 21 - The Triumphant Return
What can we say? We have heard (all three of) your cries, and over a year and a half later, the LitReactor podcast is back to once again infiltrate your aural orifices with our special brand of whatever it is we do. Act now! Listen in and you will find out exactly where the hell we've been, what the hell we've been doing, and why the hell we left in the first place.
But wait, there's more!
We've added two new members to the Unprintable crew: Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup and Columnist Brandon Tietz. Both come power-packed with bookish knowledge for you to absorb. This expanded roster should serve to keep the podcast ball rolling. You will be getting some combination of the five of us every episode.
News: Cath, Rob, and Josh discuss just where the hell they've been and where the hell the podcast is going. Hm... sounds familiar.
Reads: Population Wars by Punk Professor Greg Graffin, the thematically similar No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality, possession yarn A Head Full of Ghosts — the book that will make your limbs all Tremblay (That's right, I went there), and more!
Topic: Our favorite—US! But we do get sidetracked by pesky, socially conscious conversations about the future of the human race.
- LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Kanye West—Reanimator Edition
- Bookshots: "Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence" by Greg Graffin
- 6 Reasons Everyone Should Read "A Head Full of Ghosts" by Paul Tremblay
- Bookshots: "No Mercy" by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff
- How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life
- Anthony Horowitz apologises after calling Idris Elba 'too street' to play James Bond
As always, if you enjoy the episode, please rate us on iTunes, and if you're feeling extra specially generous, write us a short review. The few we've gotten so far have been great. They help us sleep at night after we've scared the bees' jesus out of ourselves with Paul's book.
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Your Hosts This Episode:
Rob Hart is the Class Director at LitReactor and author of New Yorked, which Crimespree Magazine called "a masterful debut." His fiction has appeared in publications like Thuglit, Needle, Joyland, and Helix Literary Magazine, and non-fiction has appeared at Salon, The Daily Beast, and Nailed. He’s received both a Derringer Award nomination and honorable mention in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. Find more at www.robwhart.com.
Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He has also written for TwitchFilm and ChuckPalahniuk.net. He is the author of Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has/will appear in Zetetic, Motherboard, Dark Moon Digest, L’allure des Mots, Pantheon Magazine, Fabula Argentea, and Crack the Spine. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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