From "Telstar" to "Vault of Horror," from Rattigan to Kerouac, from the Village of Bray to the Village of Midwich, help PZ link old ancient news and pop culture. I think I can see him, "Crawling from the Wreckage." Will he find his way? This show is brought to you by Mockingbird! www.mbird.com
September 9th, 2010 | 32 mins 36 secs
Jansenism: the fourth most interesting thing ever to happen in the history of Christianity. What was Pascal thinking? Et Racine?
August 29th, 2010 | 32 mins 16 secs
This 1957 novel is among the unsung greats. It is sometimes called a 'novel of resignation'. Is that a good thing?
August 29th, 2010 | 36 mins 33 secs
A fascinating literary life, the story of a man who knew a great deal and wrote it all down.
August 20th, 2010 | 33 mins 49 secs
In this amazing bonus episode, our hero claws his way through the history of giant-crab movies.
August 18th, 2010 | 45 mins 30 secs
"Man Gave Names to all the Animals" (Bob Dylan). And he named them Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Chas Chandler, Hilton Valentine, and John Steel.
August 18th, 2010 | 38 mins 1 sec
"Old Ancient Teaching". Dedicated to David Browder.
August 10th, 2010 | 37 mins 7 secs
The subject is preaching, an Achilles Heel in American religion. I turn to Jack Kerouac for some help.
August 10th, 2010 | 37 mins 48 secs
The title of a song by the Go-Go's sets the stage for part two on preaching. Welcome to Beatnik Beach!
August 4th, 2010 | 37 mins 31 secs
Our hero, incarnated as an ancient Greek princess, finds Love and Happiness, Thornton-Wilder style.
August 4th, 2010 | 41 mins 51 secs
In which our hero introduces you to his search. "For you the living, this Mash was meant, too."
August 4th, 2010 | 39 mins 2 secs
Our hero, again incarnated as the Queen of Thessaly, heads south, only to still find happiness.