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Welcome to The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, a podcast where we hope to tackle the large and weighty tomes of great (or not so great) fiction we find pertinent to the modern world – heretofore to be referred to as Hell World. Each season of the podcast will tackle either one large work or one author, dissecting what makes them lasting and important to the modern hellscape. We are Kickers of Elves, a group of podcasting thirtysomething sad bastards consisting of Wade Bowen, James Nolen, and Hugh Crawford. For Season 1, we have decided to read the entire 600k word 1300pg doorstop by Alan Moore named Jerusalem (2016).

Welcome to The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, a podcast where we hope to tackle the large and weighty tomes of great (or not so great) fiction we find pertinent to the modern world – heretofore to be referred to as Hell World. Each season of the podcast will tackle either one large work or one author, dissecting what makes them lasting and important to the modern hellscape. We are Kickers of Elves, a group of podcasting thirtysomething sad bastards consisting of Wade Bowen, James Nolen, and Hugh Crawford. For Season 1, we have decided to read the entire 600k word 1300pg doorstop by Alan Moore named Jerusalem (2016).
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Welcome to The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, a podcast where we hope to tackle the large and weighty tomes of great (or not so great) fiction we find pertinent to the modern world – heretofore to be referred to as Hell World. Each season of the podcast will tackle either one large work or one author, dissecting what makes them lasting and important to the modern hellscape. We are Kickers of Elves, a group of podcasting thirtysomething sad bastards consisting of Wade Bowen, James Nolen, and Hugh Crawford. For Season 1, we have decided to read the entire 600k word 1300pg doorstop by Alan Moore named Jerusalem (2016).

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Episodes

Episode 10 - Jerusalem: Vernall’s Inquest (Part 3) THE END!!!!!

12/14/2018
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Intro - We just got a whole bunch of crap to go over, and we start like a shotgun blast. Chapter 9: The Rood in the Wall (skip to 21:06) - An actor from Doctor Who: The Trial of the Time Lord acts like an American detective for awhile. It both is and is about shoehorning a story into another story. Chapter 10: The Jolly Smokers (skip to 38:05) - The concussed flamingo takes a trip he paid for through the oldest trade. Chapter 11: Go See Now This Cursed Woman (skip to 45:40) - The...

Duration:01:36:25

Episode 9 - Jerusalem: Vernall’s Inquest (Part 2)

12/7/2018
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Intro - We are getting tired. And the book starts to wear thin on some of us. Chapter 5: The Rafters and the Beams (skip to 6:40) - We get the history of African immigrants to Northampton. Black Charley leaves the third dimension. A new character is introduced. Chapter 6: Under the Bridge of All Saints (skip to 24:17) - A play about pedophilia. And incest. Becketts and Johns are there. We have a strong reaction to it. Chapter 7: Eating Flowers (skip to 43:25) - Snowy Dies. The Universe...

Duration:01:46:03

Episode 8 - Jerusalem: Vernall’s Inquest (Part 1)

11/30/2018
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Intro - A sense of foreboding descends as we fret about the chance of an unsatisfying ending. Also, Dis book gets tough to read! Themes over plot. Joyce gets talked about, but not for last time. Chapter 1: Clouds Unfold (skip to 7:44) - Might Mike finally speaks to us, but all that we hear is an argument about Free Will vs Determinism. Chapter 2: A Cold and Frosty Morning (skip to 25:40) - Alma is finally the focus of a chapter, but all that we hear is an argument about Free Will vs...

Duration:01:37:42

Episode 7 - Jerusalem: Mansoul (Part 3)

11/23/2018
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Intro - We talk about… basically stuff we will talk about later too. We have lots of theories. Chapter 9: The Trees Don’t Need to Know (skip to 15:55) - Marjorie drowned, and then fell in love with the written word. We talk about Phyllis alot though. And there is a semen obsessed sea monster. I guess that is worth mentioning. Also, some incest and rape is discussed. Chapter 10: Forbidden Worlds (skip to 43:35) - Bill’s chapter. But wha’s up wit his mom? TRIGGER WARNING: Violent rape is...

Duration:01:38:05

Episode 6- Jerusalem: Mansoul (Part 2)

11/17/2018
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Intro - We talk about how Alan Moore writes a lot, and how that is overwhelming. Chapter 5: Flatland (skip to 13:07) - Reggie Bowler had a horrible life, but his death is turning out to be a hoot. Chapter 6: Mental F(l)ights (skip to 31:35) - Two big guys get into a fight over a game of pool. One of them called the other a naughty word. Chapter 7: Silent Swords (skip to 50:40) - War! Huh! What is it good for? Controlling the masses and entrenching oppressive power structures. Say it...

Duration:01:51:23

Episode 5- Jerusalem: Mansoul (Part 1)

11/9/2018
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Intro - We find this all fun and weird. Victorian children’s novels are discussed. So is the fourth dimension. Chapter 1: Upstairs (skip to 8:20) - Michael has died and its very disorienting. A girl gives him a tour. Chapter 2: An Asmodeus Flight (skip to 29:12) - Michael meets the devil (well, a devil). They go on a road trip that ends with a fish fry. Chapter 3: Rabbits (skip to 54:20) - Phyllis Painter hates ghosts, likes rabbits, and wants to solve Michael Warren. Chapter 4:...

Duration:01:33:36

Episode 4 - Jerusalem: The Boroughs (Part 3)

11/3/2018
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Intro - We remark on how this week’s reading is almost like reading a normal book. Chapter 8: Do As You Darn Well Pleasey (skip to 4:20 *noice*) - Snowy Vernall watches his daughter, May, be born and die (at the same time) from the roof of a Church. Chapter 9: The Breeze That Plucks Her Apron (skip to 31:00) - May Warren spends two days with a Death Monger, before becoming one. Chapter 10: Hark! The Glad Sound! (skip to 48:05) - Tom Warren Jr. is waiting outside a building,...

Duration:01:38:40

Episode 3 - Jerusalem: The Boroughs (Part 2)

10/26/2018
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Intro - We try and figure out the best way to approach reading this book. Chapter 4: X Marks the Spot (skip to 4:40) - Brother Peter, a 6th century monk has traveled from the holy land after the crusades, carrying a heavy burden to deliver to “the center of his land.” Chapter 5: Modern Times (skip to 23: 20) - An actor who goes by the names Francis Drake, Oatsey, or Charles Jr. has a smoke while waiting outside the theatre and encounters some Northampton locals in 1908. Chapter 6:...

Duration:01:32:16

Episode 2 - Jerusalem: The Boroughs (Part 1)

10/19/2018
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Episode 2 - Jerusalem: The Boroughs (Part 1) Intro - We have a few opening points to make before we get started with the text. Hugh gives his overall opinions on huge works and and this book specifically. The guys talk some about the differences between Modernism and Postmodernism. The Prelude: A Work in Progress (skip to 12:20) - We are introduced to siblings Alma and Mick Warren. And the town of Northampton. And Dodderidge Chapel, with its weird freight door. Chapter 1: A Host of...

Duration:01:37:12

Season 1 Episode 1 - Jerusalem - Introduction

10/11/2018
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Welcome to The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, a podcast where we hope to tackle the large and weighty tomes of great (or not so great) fiction we find pertinent to the modern world - heretofore to be referred to as Hell World. Each season of the podcast will tackle either one large work or one author, dissecting what makes them lasting and important to the modern hellscape. We are Kickers of Elves (kickersofelves.com), a group of podcasting thirtysomething sad bastards consisting of...

Duration:00:30:08