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Slow Readers

By Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez and Gabriel Mara tempt fate by discussing books, reading, and trying to read in today's busy world. For the book lovers, the light readers, the speed readers, and for those who show up for the company!
BONUS! Film School Professionals Episode 031 Long Cons & Chosen Family: Paper Moon and Solo: A Star Wars Story (with Gabe Mara)
Everything you've heard about Film School Professionals is true. Clover is actually the voice of the Millenium Falcon. Professors Malu and Katie welcome an exceptionally boring and very obnoxious guest who won't stop farting: their producer Gabe Mara of the Slow Readers podcast! Gabe swags in like he owns the place, demanding your two intrepid instructors break down two film about con artists, fast talkers, ill-gained dollars, and the family we choose versus the family we have. That's right, Katie and Malu discuss the most obvious double feature in history: Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon (1973) [but we really know it's Polly Platt's film] and Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) [though it was also sort of Lord and Miller's]. Katie shatters the ice with some heavy heavy Emilia Clarke talk and Gabe brings the heat with some Gatekeeper action. Please rate, review, and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice, nerfherders! Don't you have any scruples? Professor Katie's Short Films: Same Time Tomorrow Bloom Listen to Slow Readers wherever podcasts are found! Gabe's Instagram: @tldrswinton Instagram: @filmschoolprofessionals Professor Malu's Art Instagram: @malusdoodles Professor Katie's Instagram: @_katiee_kat
February 25, 2021
BONUS! Film School Professionals Episode 026: "Tinker Daniel Soldier Spy" Spycraft and Style in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (with Daniel Gonzalez)
Daniel guests on the latest episode of FILM SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS with your favorite Slow Readers guests: Katie "Chaos" Kametz and "Black Metal" Malu Mirones!! So check it out, and then subscribe and listen to all the Film School Professionals episodes RIGHT MEOW!! *** Buckle up, class, we're talkin' sex, spies, and style in two of the horniest films about espionage ever made! Professors Katie and Malu welcome writer and audio producer Daniel Gonzalez (@slowreaders) of the Slow Readers podcast to get itchy with Ritchie and all red, son, with Alfredson! Daniel brings Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) to the table. Tangents galore, codenames, and general thirst ensues. It was the war, students. Please rate, review, and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice, you dirty moles! Professor Katie's Short Film: Instagram: @filmschoolprofessionals Professor Malu's Art Instagram: @malusdoodles Professor Katie's Instagram: @_katiee_kat
January 13, 2021
The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carré (with LOTS OF GUESTS)
Our end of year special (before a short hiatus)! The late great spy writer John le Carré! David Cornwell! Plus a rogue's gallery of guests pop in! Jon Lunger! Kristy Brannon! Katie Kametz and Malu Mirones! Matt Struck! And Dr Phil La Porta and Sean Hayes!! Plus: a spy game! 10:32 Jon Lunger 32:12 Kristy Brannon 50:54 GATEKEEPER 59:30 Katie Kametz and Malu Mirones 1:02:29 Final Thoughts 1:14:41 Matt Struck 1:24:43 Dr Phil La Porta and Sean Hayes - Radio for sailors
January 04, 2021
"Snow, Glass, Apples" by Neil Gaiman (with Katie Kametz and Malu Mirones)
The AP Film by Film School Professionals girls join forces for an action-packed, messy as heck episode!! Internet issues, dark subject matters, Snow White, and Neil Gaiman! (PS, we totally missed that there's an award winning graphic novel adaptation that came out recently...) 33:35 A Literary Game 57:06 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 28, 2020
F Dying by Dan "Nitro" Clark (with Dr Phil La Porta)
Doc "octopodes" Phil R La Porta (The Whiparound Podcast) returns as the boyos confront their old friend (and potential murderer) Dan Clark, aka NITRO FROM AMERICAN GLADIATORS!! We chat about the good times, total knee replacement surgery, cadaver implants, and (humorous) threats! Plus: a game... that's lost to time! 42:59 A Literary Game(?) 44:51 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 21, 2020
Favorite Books (That We Read During 2020)!
The boyos decide to share their favorite 5 books they read during this bizarre year. Also: a cyberpunk game! 37:06 A Literary Game 51:50 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 14, 2020
"The Ladies of Grace Adieu" by Susanna Clarke (with Kristy Brannon)
Kristy Brannon (It’s All Downhill) returns as one of Daniel’s favorite authors is discussed! Kristy has to listen to these idiots get too drunk! Also: a short game is played! 40:35 A Literary Game 55:52 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 07, 2020
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
The boyos talk crazy long about Earthsea and Sharkansas! Then they need to look up something! Plus: a wizard game! 37:42 A Literary Game 52:42 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 30, 2020
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (with Matt Struck)
It’s Gabe’s birfday! Gabe picks funny person book by Steve Martin! Funny person Matt Struck (Really Late Night with Matt Struck) joins us in funny talk! Also: funny game! 35:46 A Literary Game 53:40 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 23, 2020
Man With No Name by Laird Barron
Nic Pizzolatto says this guy Laird is all right, so that’s all right with Slow Readers. First neo noir/yakuza/weird horror story on this show? Also: our longest game ever! 33:00 A Literary Game 59:10 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 16, 2020
A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
The boyos start at the top of the alphabet as they solve a mystery! What’s the mystery? How to start a podcast episode! Also: a game of Gatekeeper! 33:16 A Literary Game 48:34 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 09, 2020
"20th Century Ghost" by Joe Hill (with Jon Lunger)
The spookiest season continues as Jon Lunger (The Improvised Wikipedia Podcast, Escape! The Podcast) brings a ghost story about film nerds! Also: a hardcore game! 34:26 A Literary Game 58:35 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 02, 2020
OATES-TOBER! "The Temple" by Joyce Carol Oates (with Malu Mirones)
Oates-tober comes to an end! Malu Mirones (AP FILM by Film School Professionals) brings the shortest story ever to wrap up our month of Joyce Carol Oats! Also: the most intense game of Gatekeeper ever! Also: the show gains a celebrity nemesis! 30:08 A Literary Game 1:07:58 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 26, 2020
OATES-TOBER! "The Corn Maiden: A Love Story" by Joyce Carol Oates (with Kristy Brannon)
Kristy Brannon (It’s All Downhill) returns for her third visit to Topgallant closet… and all the juicy corn! Then: a game is played! 33:19 A Literary Game 56:32 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 19, 2020
OATES-TOBER! "Lovely, Dark, Deep" by Joyce Carol Oates (with Caitlin Alyn)
Spooky season continues with our hauntingly late episode! Comedian and filmmaker Caitlin Alyn joins us as we read about how scummy Robert Frost truly was! 33:38 A Literary Game 53:53 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 13, 2020
OATES-TOBER! "Mystery, Inc." by Joyce Carol Oates
Katies “KAK” Kametz (AP Film by Film School Professionals) is back! So that means CHAOS REIGNS!!! See her grapple with her second JCO story ever! See her contest over a game of film trivia (you’d think she’d be better)! And hear what people across the pond think of this dumb show! 41:39 A Literary Game 1:16:18 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 05, 2020
OATES-TOBER! "Angel of Wrath" by Joyce Carol Oates
In our house, Halloween starts in September! That also goes for OATES-TOBER! The boyos pick this disturbing yet human story from the book The Female of the Species. We’re going all Oates until they make us stop! 34:17 A Literary Game 54:09 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 28, 2020
Mariel of Redwall (Redwall 4) by Brian Jacques
They’ve done it! They’re finally did it! They overdose on too much warrior mice, evil seafaring pirate rats, and fated quests! Yup, we done with Redwall! 22:48 A Literary Game 47:22 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 21, 2020
What's Not To Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer (Part One) by Jonathan Ames
Puberty, crabs, virginity, exhibitionism, male baldness, and MORE hit HARD in these stories by the doofus who created Bored To Death and You Were Never Really Here(?). 21:02 A Literary Game 30:56 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 14, 2020
High Rhulain (Redwall 18) by Brian Jacques
A wild cat gets his face ripped off! An annoying full cast audiobook is too much to handle! And a game of Gatekeeper turns the tables! This and more as the boyos keep talking about the Redwall books! 18:48 A Literary Game 35:24 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 07, 2020
"Hell Is The Absence of God" by Ted Chiang
The boyos pick up their old buddy Chiang again to experience all the hate God has for us! Plus: a game! 28:39 A Literary Game 38:32 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 31, 2020
Redwall by Brian Jacques
The boyos jump back in time to their mouse-warrior-with-a-sword days as they delve into THE fantasy book series of their childhoods! 27:13 A Literary Game 36:14 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 24, 2020
Gladiator by Dan "Nitro" Clark (with Dr Phil La Porta)
Doc “Octopodes” Phil La Porta (The Whiparound podcast) brings the high-octane hurt to the cowering nerd boyos with this memoir by Nitro from American Gladiators! Plus: another game fizzles! 35:44 A Literary Game 55:57 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 17, 2020
The Sandman (audio drama) by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs
The boyos check out the new confusingly titled audio drama adaptation of the classic comics series! It’s a long ep cuz it a lotta Sandman! Plus: TWO games of Gatekeeper go horrible wrong! 42:03 A Literary Game 54:09 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 10, 2020
The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft
The boyos say, “eff it, let’s do Cthulhu!” They gab about the history of Cthulhu and its author, then have a chill time talking about how they think Lovecraft is dull! Good times! 31:24 A Literary Game 41:19 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 03, 2020
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries 4) by Martha Wells
The boyos reach the end of the first arc (first four novellas) to the dang ole Murderbot books! The episode is kinda long because they go into their thoughts on the series thus far. Sorry not sorry? 28:27 A Literary Game 44:05 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 27, 2020
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries 3) by Martha Wells
The boyos murder their way through Murderbot part3! The book’s gotta whiney Woody Allen robot or whatever! Good god! 22:32 A Literary Game 32:55 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 20, 2020
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries 2) by Martha Wells
The boyos continue into the void with the Murderbot books! They apply their artificial conditioner and play the most intense literary game yet! 27:52 A Literary Game 50:30 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 13, 2020
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries 1) by Martha Wells (with Kristy Brannon)
Awesome horse girl Kristy Brannon (It’s All Downhill podcast) returns as the nerd team picks up a new, highly acclaimed series! Also: A game is played! Kristy Bannon: @kristybannon @alldownhillpod 29:29 A Literary Game 45:20 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 06, 2020
"A Really Big Lunch" by Jim Harrison (with Ethan Parkinson)
The boyos are joined in studio with old school friend of the show Ethan “E-Brake” Parkinson! They gab about food and how food makes us happy! 32:00 A Literary Game 47:12 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 29, 2020
PRYDAIN'ED: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
The boyos boat away to the Summer Country after finishing the Chronicles of Prydain! How do they feel? Will they make connections to Lord of the Rings? Find out! 31:36 A Literary Game 44:30 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 22, 2020
PRYDAIN'ED: Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
SUSPENSE! One of the boyos tries to murder the other with BUTTER! How will they escape this situation?! Also, they discuss the penultimate book in The Chronicles of Prydain or whatever. 43:21 A Literary Game 50:44 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 15, 2020
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Vol. 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
A nation tearing itself apart? Revolution in the streets? Only in the pages of comics! The boyos pick up Coates’s first entry into comics! 40:11 A Literary Game 52:40 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 08, 2020
PRYDAIN'ED: The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
The boyos lose their baubles over the third book in theChronicles of Prydain! There’s a kitty cat! Meow! 34:56 A Literary Game 46:49 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 01, 2020
PRYDAIN'ED: The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
The dumb dumbs keep talking about this Prydain thing! Now they talk about the one Disney sorta made into a movie. But mainly they spend a lot of time remembering what happened in the book! Also: a Disney game is played! 36:59 A Literary Game 51:35 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
May 25, 2020
PRYDAIN'ED: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
The boyos take a Welsh journey to ole Prydain land! Will we do all these books? Probably! I dunno! 35:00 A Literary Game 45:50 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
May 18, 2020
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
STRANDED continues with a book we selected ourselves! Because leaving the selections to chance is a nightmare! Anyway: this beloved American classic is discussed! Also: A fan favorite segment returns! 41:21 A Friend Returns! 51:21 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
May 11, 2020
Prophet: Remission by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milonogiannis
Daniel forces us all to reflect on this awesomely grotesque graphic novel that’s a ‘sort of’ sequel a Rob Liefeld comic! By the eye! Also: a Rob Liefeld game is played! 29:45 A Literary Game 38:35 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
May 04, 2020
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (with Kristy Brannon)
New guest (ghost?) and comedian Kristy Brannon (It’s All Downhill) shares the story-truth with the boyos in this Vietnam book/historical fiction/metafiction classic! Plus: A game is played! Kristy Bannon: @kristybannon @alldownhillpod 42:00 A Literary Game 59:20 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
April 27, 2020
"Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell
The boyos finally learn to read and write English with this Orwell essay on language and oppression! Then they play a game about war and Metal Gear Solid or whatever! 40:33 A Literary Game 50:16 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
April 20, 2020
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Stranded returns! The boyos hit up the bonnet-filled classic by Jane Austen! They discuss everything from first impressions to last impressions to everything Colin Firth! Plus: a game is played! 30:27 A Literary Game 43:47 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
April 13, 2020
Third Year Anniversary! Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Oh no, this episode is so long! Happy three years all you weirdos! The boyos return to WIZARD SCHOOL PARTS ONE THROUGH SEVEN to bring in our fourth year doing this crazy show. A lousy Sorting Hat app thing is played! Batteries run out! Magic happens! Happy Corona-tine everyone! 8:00 Wizard School and Rowling 48:51 A game! 1:02:06 The sorting hat game 1:21:43 Goblet of Fire - Radio for sailors
April 06, 2020
"A Temporary Matter" by Jhumpa Lahiri
The boyos drop into the Pulitzer Prize winning The Interpreter of Maladies and dig up this little matter! They tell each other secrets in the dark and confront dark secrets! Also: a game is played! 30:27 A Literary Game 43:47 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
March 30, 2020
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
The boyos take a trip down memory lane to when they were nerds before it was cool! They read something called a ‘light novel’ the was adapted into an anime they both loved, like, 100 years ago. Plus they discuss the historical pandemic sweeping the nation… CATS! 40:50 A CATS Game 55:56 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
March 23, 2020
150 EPISODE SPECIAL! One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
150 episodes of this madness! The boyos continue the STRANDED subseries by delving into this big ole book of magical realism! Plus: a game the recalls our crazy past! 36:37 A Literary Game 48:24 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
March 16, 2020
"The Echo of Neighborly Bones" by Daniel Woodrell
The boyos get all neighborly in this murder ballad by the fellow who wrote Winter’s Bone and Tomato Red! Also: a game is played! 28:07 A Literary Game 41:02 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
March 09, 2020
"Gravel" by Alice Munro
The boyos finally figure out who this Alice Munro person is! The revelation is pretty exciting! They read a story from her latest short fiction collection, Dear Life. Also: a game is played! 28:27 A Literary Game 36:49 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
March 02, 2020
"The Infamous Ramírez Hoffman" by Roberto Bolaño
Okay, so the boyos get kinda drunk and go on for a long time about this short story from the dark satire book Nazi Literature in the Americas by the late great Bolaño. Much fun is had! Plus: a Kanye game is played! 36:53 A Literary Game 46:46 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
February 24, 2020
Chambermaids: "The Courtship of Mr Lyon" and "The Tiger's Bride" by Angela Carter
The gang is doing, like, another Beauty and the Beast tale! They’s also returning to the Angela Carter book of fairy tales! So yeah, many returns! 32:54 A Literary Game 45:04 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
February 17, 2020
Daniel, Take My Hand: Sacred by Dennis Lehane
The boyos catch up with Kenzie/Gennaro in the third book of Dennis “the Hatred” Lehane’s detective series (which includes Gone Baby Gone). Also: a slapdash literary game is played! 31:54 A Literary Game 42:59 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
February 10, 2020
"Replacements" by Lisa Tuttle
The boyos take a shot in the dark and select this speculative fiction from an award winning author they didn’t really know about! Plus: a game is played! 30:36 A Literary Game 42:16 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
February 02, 2020
Stranded! In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
STRANDED! returns with this true crime pioneer! The boyos gab about the Philip Seymour Hoffman movie, veracity, and true crime podcasts while sort of discussing the nonfiction novel! Also: a Philip Seymour Hoffman game is played! 39:51 A Literary Game 48:32 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
January 27, 2020
Chambermaids: "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter
New subseries! We go bluebearding for the titular story in this classic 20th century fairy tale collection! Also: a game is played! And “octopodes” and The Whiparound podcast is briefly discussed… 31:07 A Literary Game 46:37 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
January 20, 2020
"The Great Silence" by Ted Chiang
The boyos delve into one of Obama’s favorite books of 2019 (Exhalation: Stories) for the shortest story they’ve done for a single episode! Plus a game about birds is played! - Radio for sailors
January 13, 2020
Bewitchered: "A Grain of Truth" by Andrzej Sapkowski
We’re celebrating the new Netflix The Witcher show by returning to the Witcher stories! This is a short from the first book: The Last Wish! Plus: a game about The Witcher is played! 33:30 A game is played 42:07 Final thoughts and The Witcher show - Radio for sailors
January 06, 2020
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (with Katie 'KAK' Kametz)
It’s cross over week! Slow Readers meets Watchmen: On the Clock, as the gang discusses the legendary graphic novel that the lousy HBO show is based on! Much merriment is had! Then: a creative exercise is played! - Radio for sailors
December 30, 2019
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
We’re continuing the sub-series (ugh) STRANDED! Where we slowly chew through all 80 books in the reader-favorited Strand 80 list! We throw ourselves under the wheels of this big ole Russian classic! 41:29 A Literary Game 56:02 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 23, 2019
"The Cheater's Guide to Love" by Junot Diaz
We read a story from Diaz’s This Is How You Lose Her. So yeah, the author’s history is complicated. We talk about that a lot. 44:24 - A Game! 58:24 - Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 16, 2019
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
What’re we talking about this week? We’re talking about three Carver stories: “Why Don’t You Dance?”, “The Bath,” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Have too many drinks and join us! Also: A game is played! 50:00 A Literary Game 01:02:29 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 09, 2019
STRANDED! The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Part Two)
All roads lead to this! We return to the (horrible) sub-series Stranded! and the (kinda great) acclaimed novel by Barbara Kingsolver! Also: a (not) literary game is played! 50:30 A (Non) Literary Game 1:10:00 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
December 02, 2019
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
It’s Gabe’s Life Day! He selects Anne of Red Hair Fame! Plus: A game is played! 35:17 A Literary Game 50:30 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 25, 2019
"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway
The boyos down two classic Hemingway short fictions and then play a game! Who can call themself a Hemingway champ? 40:39 A Literary Game 57:43 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 18, 2019
The Simple Act of Murder by Raymond Chandler
We cover one of the great art criticism essays by the hard-boiled master himself: Raymond Chandler! Also: a literary game is played! 36:22 A Literary Game 52:25 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 11, 2019
STRANDED! The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Oh no! It’s another STRANDED! We’re picking our way slowly (and painfully) through the Strand 80 List of readers’ 80 favorite books! This time we’re taking a slow plane to the Congo to preach Jesus to the locals with Kingsolver’s classic book! Also: a literary game is played! 28:57 A Literary Game 40:28 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
November 04, 2019
OATES-TOBER! "Feral" by Joyce Carol Oates
OATES-TOBER is over! We end with this creepy story about parenthood and all the ways you can lose a child… Then a game is played! 33:31 A Literary Game 42:30 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 28, 2019
OATES-TOBER! The Triumph of the Spider Monkey by Joyce Carol Oates
Another Oates book for the month of October! The boyos machete-dance to this reprinted Hard Case Crime edition of this long lost Oates novel! Also: a literary game is played! 25:42 A Literary Game 41:58 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 21, 2019
OATES-TOBER! "Haunted" by Joyce Carol Oates
Oates-tober continues! We gotta short story that means special to Daniel. Also: Another game is played regarding the King and Queen of the Goths! 29:21 A Literary Game 39:30 Final Thoughts - Radio for Sailors
October 14, 2019
"The Doll-Master" by Joyce Carol Oates
It’s a spooky season, so we’re doing a SPOOKY story! It’s Oates-tober and the first Joyce Carol Oates story of the season is “The Doll-Master!” Also: A game is played involving Oates and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Fun! 36:49 A Literary Game 50:08 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
October 07, 2019
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
The boyos pick up their first non-fiction book! If you wanna know how to read the dirtiest comics out there, listen to these dumb dumbs talk about McCloud’s seminal book on understanding the craft! Also: A game is played about comics! 29:20 A Literary Game 39:04 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 30, 2019
"Exhalation" by Ted Chiang
Erm, so we did another Ted Chiang short fiction! This one is about as heady and hard sci-fi as you can get! Bring it on! Also: A game is played involving Hugo winners and nominees! 31:18 A Literary Game 45:12 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 23, 2019
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The boyos crash in the Sahara desert and encounter a Little Guy! They have a wholesome time! Also: a Joyce Carol Oats game is played! 35:48 A Literary Game 46:16 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 16, 2019
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (with Katie 'KAK Attack' Kametz)
KAK Attack is back! She forces the boyos to dig through the vicious underbrush of Little Women! Cuz she’s so looking forward to the new movie coming out later this year! Also: Daniel’s mic apparently, like, stopped working. So… sorryyy. 40:35 A Literary Game 58:06 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 09, 2019
Fanzer Kunst: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Vol. 5 by Yukito Kishiro
The final episode on the Battle Angel Alita manga!!! We discuss the end, the movie, Last Order, Mars Chronicles, and Joyce Carol Oates stories and David Cronenberg movies! 41:10 A Literary Game 53:00 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
September 02, 2019
Fox 8 by George Saunders
It’s a short story kinda week, so the boyos hit up the illustrated version of this Georgie Saunders short! 30:55 A Literary Game 41:35 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 26, 2019
Fanzer Kunst: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Vol 4 by Yukito Kishiro
The boyos are back with another chit chat on Battle Angel Alita! We talk recaps, wedding dresses, and other crap! 35:25 A Literary Game 52:50 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 19, 2019
Stranded! Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
So, Daniel makes reference to the fact that Salinger books aren’t available via digital medium… literally earlier the same day they’re announced to be finally sold in ebook form. Huh. Anyway, Strand 80! Salinger! Embarrassing games! 34:36 A Literary Game 47:07 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 12, 2019
Stranded! The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (with Dr Phil R La Porta)
The Whiparound podcast’s Dr Phil R La Porta, science’s bad boy, calls in for a trip down memory lane! Remember flappers? Remember courting? Also, Gabriel sets up a game where Phil and Daniel compete their sad knowledge of Philip Kindred Dick and Neon Genesis Evangelion! 35:16 Philip K Dick v. Neon Genesis Evangelion 51:50 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
August 05, 2019
Stranded! The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The Strand 80 list continues! We talk about toilets, politics, and adultery! Also, a game is played! Also also, we share news on our favorite reviewer! 33:40 A Literary Game 53:00 Eye Rolling with jonnynothumbs 59:55 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 29, 2019
116.5 RERUN! 059 Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The boyos are too damn busy week. So here’s hot flashback to our old horrible audio quality and structure: New recording space! Welcome to Topgallant Dungeon! We discuss a book about kitchen life and food! We reminisce about our own lives with food! And Gabe won't stop looking at his phone! 11:00 The Shadow from the Deep on GoodReads 18:25 Porco Rosso and Studio Ghibli 36:40 Kitchen Confidential - Radio for sailors
July 22, 2019
"My Chivalric Fiasco" by George Saunders (from Tenth of December)
The dumb dumbs take smart pills to discuss this experimental piece of short fiction by the acclaimed Gergoe Saunders! Also: a game is played! 31:15 A Literary Game 45:41 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 15, 2019
Stranded! Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Strand 80 List is back and badder than ever! The dumb dumbs hit up the southern melodrama classic Gone With The Wind! Which certainly doesn’t raise any red flags at all! Also: A game is played based on Southern writers! 38:20 A Literary Game 50:50 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 08, 2019
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang (from Exhalation: Stories)
The boyos are getting lazy this week! They cover the first story in the short story collection Exhalation by Ted Chiang! Plus: A game is played! 25:45 A Literary Game 38:25 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
July 01, 2019
Daniel, Take my Hand: Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
“The Hatred” returns! Kenzie/Gennaro are back and on the hunt for serial killer! Also: equipment is upgraded. The show is restructured! THIS IS NEW CRAP! 33:25 A Literary Game 45:00 Final Thoughts - Radio for sailors
June 24, 2019
The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges... And Godzilla (with Katie 'KAK' Kametz)
Katie ‘KAK Attack’ Kametz rides again! She brings with her some nutso story about a library or something! Most importantly, we play a game focused on Godzilla in celebration of the new awful movie! 5:00 Godzilla Game! 33:45 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
June 17, 2019
Stranded! A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Part Two)
We return to stranded! We finish our discussion on John Irving’s novelization of Simon Birch! Daniel grows tired of the Strand 80! Also: a game is played! 21:45 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
June 10, 2019
Fanzer Kunst: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Vol. 3 by Yukito Kishiro
Fanzer Kunst returns! What happens when you give a Zapan an Akira body? We journey beyond the scrapyard and meet a bunch of new friends! All good times! Plus, a game is played! 17:21 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
June 03, 2019
Stranded! A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Part One)
The Strand 80 strikes again! This time we’re reading about hot mom-killer Owen Meany! And it’s a looooonnng one! Also: a game is played! 18:55 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
May 27, 2019
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The dumb dumbs go to Paris for the most literary American book ever. The conversation is on old F Scott Fitzgerald again! ALSO: A Game of Thrones game is played! 27:52 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
May 20, 2019
West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan Part 2
Fitzgerald talk continues! But no, we aint reading Fitzgerald, just talking about them. Also: a game is played! 20:00 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
May 13, 2019
Daniel, Take My Hand: A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
New series alert! The boyos start talkin’ Kenzie/Gennaro series by “The Hatred” himself! Plus: A game is played! 24:55 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
May 06, 2019
Stranded! The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger
Stranded! It’s the new name for the Strand 80 List! Which continues with our second book from old sour puss himself: JD Salinger! And we brought our friend, Matt Struck (Really Late Night with Matt Struck), back into the fold for another action-packed hurly burly! Catch Really Late Night with Matt Struck on YouTube! 14:15 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
April 29, 2019
Fanzer Kunst: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Vol. 2 by Yukito Kishiro
Battle Angel Alita talk continues! It’s Motorball time, baby! Also: A game is played (involving Kazuo Koike)! Ryan’s Goslings ride again! And a book is published! 11:00 A game is played 32:20 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
April 22, 2019
Strand 80: East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Part Two)
Spoiler alert: these morons finally finish the book this time! They finally get to talk about Lee! They also watch the James Dean movie and gripe about! BONUS: Ex-BRO-Liating, and Danecdotes and Gables! 19:12 Booktalk 55:35 Movie Talk - Radio for sailors
April 15, 2019
102 Two Year Anniversary Special!!
Slow Readers celebrates its two year anniversary! And the boyos are both sick! They manage to play one of the two games promised at the top! Plus they list their Top 5 favorite book protagonists! 24th Annual Donor’s Dash - Ryan’s Goslings 7:00 Patterson’s Cussler’s The Baldacci Woods 27:00 Top 5 Protagonists - Radio for sailors
April 08, 2019
101 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Part III
It’s here! It’s finally here! The dumb dumbs get back to Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, which has been the show’s fav novel since like a year ago. But hey… DID DANIEL FINISH IT?? Also, Gabriel has a new game for us! 24th Annual Donor’s Dash - Ryan’s Goslings 16:35 Booktalk 48:45 Game Time! - Radio for sailors
April 01, 2019
100 Episode Extravaganza! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
100 years of this? Naw man. 100 episodes of this crap! The boyos hit up Wizard School Part 3: Prisoners of Alakazam! Also: game is played! This ep is extra long because they drink Brut and get lousy drunk and argue over art criticism! 100 more! 24th Annual Donor’s Dash - Ryan’s Goslings 29:30 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
March 25, 2019
099 Fanzer Kunst: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Vol. 1 by Yukito Kishiro
New series alert! Fanzer Kunst (ugh) has the dumbies reading through all of Battle Angel Alita! Our first manga! They also discuss the movie and talk for way too long! Also: Gabriel creates a literary game! 20:25 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
March 18, 2019
098 Strand 80: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Strand 80 List continues! John Steinbeck gets a second shot with his VERY big ole book! You think they finish it? Pfft! 19:15 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
March 11, 2019
097 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The boyos hit up this family tragedy from the author of Little Fires Everywhere! Also: They start all gross and dirty, but then talk about upcoming novels by Atwood, Whitehead, and Coates. 24th Annual Donor’s Dash - Ryan’s Goslings Booktalk 20:20 - Radio for Sailors
March 04, 2019
096 The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins
Taking a break from Strand 80 to chat about one of the greatest crime books of the 20th century! They also discuss new books coming out in 2019 and the spooky secret behind George Higgins’s middle name! 25:10 Booktalk! - Radio for sailors
February 25, 2019
095 Strand 80: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Strand 80 List continues! They hit number 80: The Whatever of Dorian Gray! Daniel listens to the abridged audio book! Most importantly, Alita: Battle Angel is discussed! 24th Annual Donor’s Dash - Ryan’s Goslings 6:20 Slow Viewers - Movie club and a new future series 24:00 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
February 18, 2019
094 Strand 80: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
We continuing da Strand 80 list, doods! The dumb dumbs read Vonnegut for the third damn time! They also start out talking how you don’t talk about hating creative efforts, but you can totes hate on big dumb summer movies! 16:35 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
February 11, 2019
093 Strand 80: The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Pack your best Hobbit feet cuz the Slow Readers dumb dumbs go there and back again! It’s a messy long one, so prepare to encounter some Tolkien contempt from (cough cough) one of the dumbos! 20:30 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
February 04, 2019
092 Strand 80: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
OMG! They back! The dumb dumbs record from a new studio (and city and coat) and promise that everything will change for the better! Also: This is the first stab at hitting up a book from the STRAND 80! Check it out, doods! 24:15 Booktalk TopgallantRadio - Radio for sailors
January 28, 2019
091.75 RERUN! 039 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick (with Ryan Snyder)
The boyos are still MIA, so we go back a year to explore how we were doing! This was part of a cross over with Ryan’s Sex + Violence! We did Blade Runner 2049 on his show, then the Dick book that inspired Blade Runner! I cut out the thirty minute argument over The Shape of Water! You’re welcome! - Radio for sailors
January 21, 2019
091.5 RERUN! 016 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy (with Ryan Snyder)
Busy times call for busy solutions! We take a trip down memory to two years ago! Back when our audio quality was terrible and our humor was very questionable! For the first time all three Topgallant boyos (Gabriel, Daniel, and the late great Ryan) talk books on Slow Readers! Spring 2017 suddenly feels like a million years ago! 3:19 Episode 16 22:10 Booktalk - Radio for sailors
January 14, 2019