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Literary Loitering 89 - All Stork, No Chin

8/8/2018
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The calamitous cultural anarchists have wandered haphazardly into town again, and this time they’ve brought a friend on their never-ending quest for snacks and a comfy place to take a nap. Kicking things off this week is our usual Game of Thrones-watch, which this time doesn’t involve Grr Martin but does involve the possibility that maps of Westeros could be used to assist in a real-world prison break. We’re a bit confused by that as well. After that there’s something spicy with details of...

Duration:01:03:44

Literary Loitering 88 - Tales From Fort Peddlesmut: The Big Cocky Dragon Slayer

7/20/2018
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Don’t trust fairies and other fey creatures like unicorns. After that public service announcement it’s time for our resident cultural anarchists to venture into the murky dystopia of literature and the arts where they discover racism from the creator of Little House on the Prairie, authors retiring then making comebacks, essays about … essays (and Trump), the rise of Cockybot (pun very much intended), Elon Musk’s ideal utopia, how to defy ISIS with empty cans of date syrup, and a lot of...

Duration:00:55:29

Literary Loitering 87 - He's Got The Whole World In His Koozie

7/10/2018
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Cultural anarchy reigns once more, and to kick things off this week we’ve got another Game-Of-Thrones-watch! So what has Grr Martin been up to this time? We find out before we return to the ongoing “Cocky” copyright saga, followed by a brief stop to find out why the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic literature is taking a break this year (the reason is amazing!). After that it’s time for another one of our notorious quizzes where there are no winners … and this time it’s about...

Duration:01:11:01

Literary Loitering 86 - Captain Swallow: Scourge of All Seamen

6/16/2018
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We’re a man down this week, but since it’s the most sensible of our three amigos it’s up to Andrew and Producer Rob to offer a half-hearted Amigo Salute before settling down to the serious business of cultural anarchy. So what do we have in store this time? Well, John le Carré has been pouring all kinds of scorn on British politics while parents are changing children’s stories if they’re deemed “too scary” … whatever that means. In other news, Grr Martin is apparently doing a lot of stuff,...

Duration:00:48:15

Literary Loitering 40 – Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant

5/5/2017
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It’s been a strange week with the passing of renowned architect Dame Zahar Hadid, the news that King Arthur may have been from Yorkshire, and a children’s book about The Queen finding the right crown to wear. Our featured books are Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook, and The Sherlock Holmes Book. #Adventure_Time #The_Enchiridion #Marcys_Super_Secret_Scrapbook #The_Sherlock_Holmes_Book #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews...

Duration:00:56:07

Literary Loitering 39 - The Noble Fort Peddlesmut

5/5/2017
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There’s weirdness afoot as the NRA add firearms to fairytales, adult colouring books cause a global shortage of colouring pencils and Fifty Shades of Grey gets repurposed for defence. Our featured book is Dancer’s Lament: Path to Ascendancy (A Novel of the Mazalan Empire), by Ian C. Esselmont. #Dancers_Lament #Path_To_Ascendancy #A_Novel_of_the_Mazalan_Empire #Ian_C_Esselmont #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:45:08

Literary Loitering 38 - Inconceivable!

5/5/2017
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The rambunctious scamps return for more literary conversation including the winner of the Bookseller Diagram prize, a “magical” collaboration between Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft, the “Invisible Collection” and more. Our featured books are Bigfoot Loose and Finn Fancy Free by Randy Henderson and The Immorality Engine by George Mann. #Bigfootloose_and_Finn_Fancy_Free #Randy_Henderson #The_Immorality_Engine #George_Mann #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News...

Duration:01:01:14

Literary Loitering 37 - The Erms and Whys of Entropy Nerds

5/5/2017
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We open this week’s show with the sad news that Harper Lee and Umberto Eco had passed away. In other news, the Devon town of Tiverton influenced J. D. Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, One Direction fan-fiction author Anna Todd starts an app for her fans, and as is our tradition we discuss Bookseller Diagram Prize for the oddest book title. Our featured book is Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner (Book 2 of The Chronicles of the Exiles). #Dragon_Hunters #Marc_Turner #The_Chronicles_of_the_Exiles...

Duration:00:50:58

Literary Loitering 36 – The Shnonsense Has Hit The Fan

5/5/2017
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We go off into the wild blue yonder once again with discussions about the eighth Harry Potter book, Dracula’s West Country origins, dealing with drunk family members coming back from an orgy (yes, you read that right), and more. Our featured book is The Complete Aliens Omnibus volume 1, which consists of Aliens: Earth Hive (by Steve Perry), Aliens: Nightmare Asylum (by Steve Perry), and Aliens: The Female War (by Steve and Stephanie Perry). #The Complete Aliens Omnibus #Aliens #Earth_Hive...

Duration:00:53:50

Literary Loitering 35 – How Do You Say "Chtonobdella Tanae"?

5/5/2017
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We return for more book-related antics, and this week we discuss leeches named after Amy Tan, fairy tales that are older than people think, a writing residency on a bridge tower and more. Our featured book is Diggers by Sir Terry Pratchett (Book 2 of The Bromeliad/The Nome Trilogy). #Diggers #Terry_Pratchett #The_Bromeliad #The_Nome_Trilogy #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:46:07

Literary Loitering 34 – Wigs Versus Ruffs

5/5/2017
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We return for another year of books and other artsy things, and we kick off our first show of 2016 with news about Philip Pullman’s withdrawal as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival, the Bare Lit. Festival, Shakespeare versus , a petition to name element 117 as “Octarine” and more. Our featured books are Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen and The Pagan Night (Book 1 of The Hallowed War), by Tim Akers. #Invasion_of_the_Tearling #Erika_Johansen #The_Pagan_Night #The_Hallowed_War...

Duration:01:01:06

Literary Loitering 33 – Morrissey Versus The Daffodils

5/5/2017
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It’s our last show of 2015, but before we head off into the frozen waste we discuss the plagiarism scandal in poetry’s Stephen Spender prize, Morrissey’s retort at winning the Bad Sex award, a U.S. school’s ban on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and more. And since it’s Christmas, we take a look at book covers with one letter missing or different. #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:46:19

Literary Loitering 32 – Aquaman’s Thermal Longjohns

5/5/2017
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The Loiterers are back with more arty goodness, and this week we’re discussing the unusual winners of the 2015 Turner Prize, Margaret Attwood’s graphic novel called “Angel Cat Bird”, a 4-day marathon reading of War & Peace, violence mistaken for performance art, and a whole lot of Woody Allen. #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:48:17

Literary Loitering 31 - Bulbous Salutations To Everyone

5/5/2017
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Those cheeky bookish boys return for more shenanigans, and this week they discuss Mein Kampf's first printing in Germany since World War 2, Donald Trump’s speeches being turned into poetry, Morrissey winning the “Bad Sex Award” for his debut novel and more. Our featured book is The Watchman of Eternity by Paul Witcover (book 2 of The Productions of Time). #The_Watchman_of_Eternity #Paul_Witcover #The_Productions_of_Time #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News...

Duration:00:49:20

Literary Loitering 30 - How Do You Like Your Eggs

5/5/2017
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Thing go South very quickly this week as we discuss the appointment of the UK's first comics professort at Lancaster University, James Dawson's response to criticism of his LGBT guide for children, the search for a new trophy design for the World Fantasy Award and more. Our featured book is The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover (book 1 of The Productions of Time). #The_Emperor_of_All_Things #Paul_Witcover #The_Productions_of_Time #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts...

Duration:00:49:11

Literary Loitering 29 - Let's Play House

5/5/2017
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It’s a rather odd world at times, and just when you think you’ve seen it all Microsoft announce a science fiction short story anthology, the skull of the REAL bear called Winnie is to be put on public display, there’s a new non-whitewashed non-racist international cover for the Carter Kane books and more. We also discuss the so-called word of the year - which isn't actually a word at all but who cares about the feelings of people who actually have a vocabulary and aren't afraid to use it....

Duration:01:01:15

Literary Loitering 28 - Space Wizards and Political Sculptures

5/3/2017
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As far as weird news stories go, we think we’re on to a winner with Marcus Harvey’s sculpture of a naked Margaret Thatcher (with pigs). After that disturbing imagery we discuss Henning Mankell’s memoir “Quicksand”, The Origin of Species, H. P. Lovecraft’s likeness and more. #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:50:52

Literary Loitering 27 - Hagrid's Special Tequila Time

5/3/2017
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We get arty this week with a new two-part Harry Potter play, Neil Gaiman’s “Likely Stories”, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s Lego bricks and more. We also discuss the highest earning dead celebrities. Our featured books are Half a War by Joe Abercrombie and The Art of Satoshi Kon. #Half_a_War #Joe_Abercrombie #The_Art_of_Satoshi_Kon #Anime #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:01:01:18

Literary Loitering 26 - Consider It A Pyrrhic Victory

5/3/2017
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This week we discuss lots of new things including a new Asterix comic, new short stories by Aleister Crowley, the unbanning of New Zealand young-adult novel Into The River, Penguin’s PR mishap and more. We also have a quiz about autobiographies! Our featured books are Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital by Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins, and The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith. #Dance_of_Days_Two_Decades_of_Punk_in_the_Nations_Capital #Mark_Anderson...

Duration:01:00:53

Literary Loitering 25 – Grr Martin's Fun House

5/2/2017
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We're back to talk about more bookish things including George R. R. Martin new short story anthology, the rise in physical books sales at Waterstones, Uri Geller’s bent spoon statue and more. We also discuss TV and film adaptations of books. #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #Arts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts

Duration:00:57:54