Month: October 2006

Jeff Bryant & Sidney Thompson (BSS #74)

Sidney Thompson is most recently the author of Sideshow. Guests: Jeff Bryant and Sidney Thompson Condition of Mr. Segundo: Locked away by a Pittsburgh podcaster. Subjects Discussed: Faulkner vs. R.E.M., Southern fiction, how music influences fiction, observing unusual behavior, Thompson’s musical background, family as a starting point, taboos, the happy medium between shock value and Read More

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Joe Eszterhas (BSS #73)

Joe Eszterhas is most recently the author of The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood. Author: Joe Eszterhas Condition of Mr. Segundo: Groping for borrowed salacious content. Subjects Discussed: Ambrose Bierce, the screenwriter as god, exclamation points, Robert McKee, the “twisted little man” inside Eszterhas, cynics in Hollywood, William Goldman, the reasons for writing Basic Instinct, Jagged Read More

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Nora Ephron (BSS #72)

Nora Ephron is most recently the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck. Author: Nora Ephron Condition of Mr. Segundo: Terse, but combative towards golden boys. Subjects Discussed: The side effects of eating cake, book tour provisos, Marie Antoinette, superthin models, anatomical parts as literary inspiration, ageism, hair dye, Botox, responding to the Cleveland Read More

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Bouchercon 2006 (BSS #71)

Our Correspondent conducted several odd interviews at Bouchercon 2006. Guests: Lee Goldberg, Robert S. Levinson, Alexandra Sokoloff, Sarah Weinman, Jon Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Jim Winter, Russel McLean, Sandi Loper-Herzog, Steve Stillwell, and Duane Swierczynski. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Attemptnig to seek a spiritual path. Subjects Discussed: The Goldberg brothers, story limits and novelists, pi, Marie Read More

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T.C. Boyle II (BSS #70)

TC Boyle is most recently the author of Talk Talk> Author: T.C. Boyle Condition of Mr. Segundo: Dubious of state lottery programs. Subjects Discussed: Multiple genders, Lawrence Durrell, on whether Talk Talk is a thriller, Anthony Burgess’ The Right to an Answer, Graham Greene, identity theft, Milton, paranoia, jail, Cassie Chadwick, biometrics, capitalist society, why Read More

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Annalee Newitz (BSS #69)

Annalee Newitz is the author of Pretend We’re Dead> Author: Annalee Newitz Condition of Mr. Segundo: Looking for an unwholesome bargain. Subjects Discussed: Capitalist monsters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, brain movies, Birth of a Nation, the fear of white power being lost, class warfare, Sawny Beane, the individual impulses of serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, Read More

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Tommy Chong (BSS 68)

Author: Tommy Chong Condition of Mr. Segundo: Recovering from a medical mishap. Subjects Discussed: Examining Title 21, Section 863, whether Clinton was in power in the 1980s, salsa dancing, the requirements for being an FBI special agent, plea bargaining, prison life, bodyguards, the Bush family, the advantages of celebrity status vs. a common offender being Read More

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