Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 7 - Stories We Never Need To See Again (Guest: Joshua Mohr)

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 7 - Stories We Never Need To See Again (Guest: Joshua Mohr)

In our continuing efforts to keep you guys from getting bored and seeking solace in the arms of another podcast, we invited LitReactor instructor and best-selling author Joshua Mohr to sit in on this episode's shenanigans. The results:

Rob STILL refuses to apologize for spoiling Mad Men for LitReactor Editor in Chief, Dennis Widmyer. German children love the N-word. "Moralizing ultraconservatives" vandalize the Nabokov museum because it promotes the author's pedophilia. And B&N is going down to Chinatown.

This week in reads: Josh M. enjoys Sam Lipsyte's Fun Parts (hey-o!), Cath Turn[s] the Magic Wheel with Dawn Powell, Rob gets meta with Dortmunder and Parker in Donald Westlake's Jimmy The Kid, and Josh C. finds cult Japanese novel Paprika bland compared to its anime incarnation.

That's the potatoes and here's the meat: stories we never need to see again, based in part on the LitReactor column by Jon Gingerich and The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker. Zombies, vampires, and white people who go to foreign countries to find themselves, we're looking at you.

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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.

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