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.

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Any questions? Comments? Criticisms? Suggestions? Help us help you. Email them to podcast@litreactor.com.


Your Hosts This Episode:

Cath Murphy Cath Murphy is the Review Editor for LitReactor, and together with Eve Harvey, blogs and podcasts at Domestic Hell and Vulpes Libris.

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.

Image of Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence
Author: Greg Graffin
Price: $21.29
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (2015)
Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages
Image of A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel
Author: Paul Tremblay
Price: $17.33
Publisher: William Morrow (2015)
Binding: Hardcover, 304 pages
Image of No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality
Author: Eleanor Learmonth, Jenny Tabakoff
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Text Publishing Company (2014)
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages

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L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 5, 2015 - 2:58pm

Awesome, I missed this podcast. That's why I visited litreactor to begin with.

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Jeremiah Murphy from Idaho is reading A Little Life October 5, 2015 - 10:23pm

Its back! I cherish this news.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On October 7, 2015 - 8:28am

Glad to have you back! You were seriously just what I needed as I crapped and sweated my way through a hellish flu.

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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb October 7, 2015 - 9:58am

That was the funniest podcast I've heard in a long time! I played 50 minutes of retro Sega games to it with the mute on the TV and I honestly can't remember which game I was playing. Seriously.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading A lot of Brian Evenson October 7, 2015 - 12:45pm

Thanks, everyone! Good to be back.