Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 3 - Should Writers Blog?

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, Senior Editor Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.


Episode 3 - Should Writers Blog?

Third time's the charm! We intrepid podcasters were completely indifferent to our co-hosts at first, but are finally warming up to one another and hitting our stride. Plus, we've discovered the key to a successful podcast, no matter what genre: more sex talk!

But not just any sex talk-- relevant sex talk. Because lo and behold, in the news: the iTunes bookstore hates vaginas and censors lady bottoms. And in non-sex related news: Another crazy LitReactor member gets a LitReactor tattoo. Moms are going to start hating us!

This episode's reads: Cath sells us on Snowdrops by AD Miller by comparing it to other authors we like, Rob goes to space with badass astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Josh climbs across the table with Lethem because David Cronenberg told him to.

Which brings us to the topic du episode: Should writers blog? which turns into an expanded discussion on the internet as wonder tool vs. the internet as time suck. Enjoy!

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


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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 cohost 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 website and social media administrator for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika 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 Twitch and has written for ChuckPalahniuk.net. He might still be a guitarist in the band SpeedSpeedSpeed and is the poison pen behind thejamminjabber, although he's not so sure he should admit it.


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

Image of Snowdrops
Author: A.D. Miller
Price: $9.89
Publisher: Anchor (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages
Image of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Price: $16.12
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2012)
Binding: Hardcover, 384 pages
Image of As She Climbed Across the Table: A Novel
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Price: $10.59
Publisher: Vintage (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 224 pages

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Deets999's picture
Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Gravitys Rainbow December 10, 2012 - 9:10pm

Enjoying the podcasts! It's not you, Cath, Goon Squad was beyond overrated!! Lethem's books are solid, particularly Motherless Brooklyn!