Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 6 - Spoilers!

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 6 - Spoilers!

We've bounced back and are once again in top form for your podcast-listening pleasure. First: the appetizers. We talk about your new favorite tumblr, Lousy Book Covers; the first bookless library that isn't your home computer; and Scientology's panty knot over Lawrence Wright's Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief...

...which just so happens to be what Rob is reading this week. That and like 5 other books, all of which he goes into excruciating detail about. Who does he think he is? Josh from last episode? Josh and Cath, on the other hand, are reading a paltry book apiece; Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Fight Song, respectively. The former is about life in the slums of Mumbai and the latter is a kick-ass satire from LitReactor instructor and friend of the site, Joshua Mohr.

Also, somewhere in there we manage to get sidetracked by a long conversation about clone sex.

SPOILER ALERT! This episode's topic is Spoilers!, the bane of the under-read and -watched. Rob thinks you're all babies and Josh tells everyone who killed Laura Palmer. Oh yeah, and Cath is pregnant.

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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, Needle: A Magazine of Noir 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 Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Author: Lawrence Wright
Price: $10.69
Publisher: Knopf (2013)
Binding: Hardcover, 448 pages
Image of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Author: Katherine Boo
Price: $13.40
Publisher: Random House (2012)
Binding: Hardcover, 256 pages
Image of Fight Song: A Novel (NONE)
Author: Joshua Mohr
Price: $0.79
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages

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Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 6, 2013 - 3:42am

Also, wouldn't the clone be new born? Sickos.

Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading A lot of Brian Evenson February 6, 2013 - 8:35am

Obviously you wait until the clone is legal. They do have an accelerated growth rate, you know.