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Episode 015: No More Stank Water

We're back with all new glass. On this episode we discuss Wendell Berry's first novel: Nathan Coulter. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS.


Episode 014: There's no such thing as crazy.

The Book: Agnes Martin and Me by Donald Woodman Joshua and Steve discuss one of their favorite artists: Agnes Martin. Topics include paranoid schizophrenia, 26-foot UHauls, abstract expressionism, and Dan, once again, finding himself under water. Sometimes we talk over the top, sometimes...under the bottom. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS.


Episode 013: 🐻🕳

The Book: Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris Steve and Joshua discuss David Sedaris's latest book and talk about the difficulties of maintaining a journal and the benefits of playing with the form of how a journal is kept. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS.


Episode 012: How do you know Dan's real?

The book: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami Steve and Joshua are joined by Kellen Terrett to discuss this episode's book. Kellen sent The Strange Library as a gift to GWD, so we invited Kellen to come on to be our first guest to discuss the book. Next episode's book: Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS. Special Guest: Kellen Terrett.


Episode 011: Steve did it again. Part II — A Wonderful Train Wreck

Steve and Joshua do some more reflecting both on the book The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch and as well as on how we've felt in the days since we finished reading and recording part I of this two-parter. We love you. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS.


Episode 010: Steve did it again. Part I

The Book: The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch — Joshua wrestles with his gendered perspective and Steve plays the role of pastor and guide. Subscribe to Glassblowing with Dan in iTunes, Overcast, or via RSS.


Episode 009: Pall Malls may or may not kill you.

The Book: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Steve explains why classics are considered classics and Joshua remembers consuming exclusively christian music and books. Ding!


Episode 008: Do you even go to church?

On this episode of America's premier glassblowing podcast we discuss Flannery O'Connor's "The Violent Bear It Away". Dogmatism, religious brainwashing, and the absence of almost all things good: really uplifting and encouraging book.


Episode 007: There's a boy in the girl's bathroom.

No book this episode because Joshua hasn't finished it. Steve and Joshua talk about fabric, dogs that struggle with scale, Kit Kat candies, string quartets, and glassblowing. The book for the next episode is The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor. Thanks for listening.


Episode 006: Be a weightlifting person.

The book: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Joshua talks about parenting a mortal kid and Steve rides a stationary bike around the world. On the next episode we'll be discussing "The Violent Bear it Away" by Flannery O'Connor.


Episode 005: Fozzy is the most postmodern muppet of them all.

Steve explains metafiction and Joshua considers wearing a a garment with a crotch-to-chin Hermes zipper. For the next episode we'll be reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Thanks for listening. SHOW NOTES Dale Chihuly's Eyepatch RIP Thomas Kinkade Metafiction (Wikipedia) Muriel Sparks (Wikipedia) David Foster Wallace on the problem with irony (Open Culture) Not to Disturb review in the NYT Baldessari - Velveta to Gorgonzola


Episode 004: Where is the glassblowing and where is Dan? ⭐️

This week we discuss The Stranger by Albert Camus. Steve might go to a low security prison for his character and Joshua apparently has an issue with (other people's, obviously — not his own) cowardice. Next Epi's Book: Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark (Amazon) SHOW NOTES Best Mic for $27 (Amazon) The Sorcerer's Apprentice 14 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Stranger' (Mental Floss) GWD Twitter Good Airport Decisions Absurdism (Wikipedia) Albert Camus (Wikipedia) Camus' Cat The...


Episode 003: Reading Practices Pt. 2

Steve goes through his history of reading through a faux confession screen to Joshua the pastor who sits behind his cheap microphone. SHOW NOTES GO FLAMES New Criticism (Wikipedia) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Amazon) The Stranger by Albert Camus (Amazon) Philosophy & Literature: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, Commitment by Cameron Thompson (Amazon) Why Be Catholic?: Understanding Our Experience and Tradition by Richard Rohr (Amazon)


Episode 002: Reading Practices Pt. 1

Joshua recounts reading at Liberty University (!) and Steve helps to reframe religious reading. We're going to do two episodes in the next week that aren't about a specific book but rather about how we came to love books. They're bonus episodes, I suppose. Side note: apologies for the poor audio quality. Neither of us understand audio well, but we'll figure it out by the next episode. Hopefully. SHOW NOTES McLaren Boxed Set (A New Kind of Christian; The Story We Find Ourselves In; The...


Episode 001: You can call me whatever you want.

Steve gets angry and Joshua tiptoes because he doesn't want to offend. SHOW NOTES Sandra Boynton (Wikipedia) The Stranger by Albert Camus (Amazon) Trajan Movie Posters No, you do not have to be ashamed of reading young adult fiction (WaPo) Against YA :Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children (Slate)