The Cluttered Desk Podcast

The Cluttered Desk Podcast

We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.

Episodes

January 31, 2023 68 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the 2014 superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Uncle Nearest 1865 Premium Aged Whiskey 

Colin: Eighty from Yee-Haw Brewing Company

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: Knifepoint Horror: "Colony" and "Gifters"

Colin's recommendations: Station Agent (2003)

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin return to The Simpsons with a few Lisa-centric episodes. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Montucky Snackable Light Beer

Colin: Dunkin' Decaf Coffee

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: Cunk on Earth

Colin's recommendations: Taylor Swift's Midnights and Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart 

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November 27, 2022 69 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin explore several ways Christianity functions as a commodity. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Festbier by SpindleTap Brewery 

Colin: A red wine from Aldi (maybe the $8 bottle?)

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: What Would Jesus Deconstruct? by John D. Caputo and Barbarian (2022)

Colin's recommendations: 5-4 Podcast and If Boo...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin explore the newest phase of Andrew's Ph.D. process. In addition, they discuss a text on one of Andrew's reading lists: Ralph Ellison's masterpiece, Invisible Man

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Kombucha and Bourbon 

Colin: A red wine from Aldi (maybe the $8 bottle?)

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: The Border Trilogy by C...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the informational podcast Maintenance Phase. In addition, they explore ways of having conversations while feeling vulnerable and how their podcast listening sensibilities have changed and evolved over the life of The Cluttered Desk Podcast.

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Oktoberfest 2022 by St. Arnold Brewing Company

Colin: Old Tub Bourbon 

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss Jonathan Hickman's House of X/Powers of X. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon

Colin: Jack Daniel's Bottled-in-Bond

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: The Tumbler's Willy Podcast

Colin's recommendations: Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump by Sara...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin return to the X-Men film franchise by discussing the groovy 2011 reboot, X-Men: First Class. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: AVL IPA from Highland Brewing Company 

Colin: Wild Turkey Longbranch from Wild Turkey

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendations: Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun  and House of X and Powers of X

Colin'...

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June 27, 2022 93 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin return to the Netflix series Russian Doll, which released its second season earlier this month. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Andrew: The Hungarian Hicks (The Poor Man’s Gin and Tonic)

-New Amsterdam Gin

-Strawberry Sparkling Water

-Lime Juice

Colin: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: The podcast, That Happens! and...

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May 31, 2022 76 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss Andrew's first experience at an academic conference and the recent SNL sketch, "50s Baseball Broadcast" featuring Natasha Lyonne. Enjoy!

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Here is a link to the SNL sketch we discuss in this episode: https://youtu.be/qrQEnCajwdM

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Dr. Enuf

Colin: Jim's Organic Coffee

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew'...

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April 28, 2022 74 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin welcomes special guest Jason Hardy to discuss interesting narratives for the new Major League Baseball season. Plus, they take a moment and pitch Andrew on teams to follow this season. Enjoy!

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The Coda: 

Jason: Modelo Especial 

Colin: The Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon

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Here are links for this episode:

Jason's recommendation: The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder

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April 2, 2022 77 min
Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss psychoanalysis, specifically Freud's text, Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis.

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Lone Star Light from Lone Star Brewing Company

Colin: Jim's Organic French Roast Decaf Coffee

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: No One Can Know About This (podcast)

Colin's recommendation: Network (1976)

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Ted Cruz, Thanos, and bad interpretations.

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Talisker Storm Scotch Whisky

Colin: Evan Williams White Label 

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: Archive 81 (the Netflix series)

Colin's recommendation: Spencer (2021)

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Please contact us at any of these locations:

Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

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January 30, 2022 47 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss entering another year of the pandemic and risk capital. 

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Cold Mountain by Highland Brewing Co.

Colin: Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon Whisky

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: The album "Go Farther in Lightness" by Gang of Youths

Colin's recommendation: Beach Bunny

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December 29, 2021 89 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss The Simpsons! Here are the episodes under consideration:

S5E7: "Bart's Inner Child"

S6E5: "Sideshow Bob Roberts"

S7E4: "Bart Sells His Soul"

S7E5: "Lisa the Vegetarian"

S12E9: "HOMR"

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery

Colin: Sweet Love Blend from Jim's Organic Coffee

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss another X-Men movie, 2013's The Wolverine.

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The Coda: 

Christmas Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 9-Year Knob Creek from Knob Creek Distilling Co.

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: The Simpsons 

Colin's recommendation: Taylor Swift's Red (Taylor's Version)

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road. 

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The Coda: 

Clawhammer by Highland Brewing Company and Johnnie Walker Black Label 

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: Loose Leaf Tea

Colin's recommendation: Aack Cast Podcast

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Please contact us at any of these locations:

Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttere...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).

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The Coda: 

Chattanooga Whiskey 111 and Wild Turkey Rare Breed

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: The series Sweet Tooth on Netflix

Colin's recommendation: Joseph Heller's Catch-22

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Please contact us at any of these locations:

Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: theclutter...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Todd McGowan's essay on Donald Trump, "Citizen Trump," published in the journal Continental Thought & Theory. Here is a link to McGowan's essay: https://www.academia.edu/45646627/Citizen_Trump

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The Coda: 

Colin drinks tea...Andrew drinks coffee. They do not specify brands.

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recomm...

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July 29, 2021 73 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

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The Coda: 

Lorelai IPA from Bhramari Brewing Company 

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: Living with Yourself (2019-Present)

Colin's recommendation: I Think You Should Leave (2019-Present)

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Please contact us at any of these locations:

Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: theclutte...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss the continuation of the X-Men film franchise, X2: X-Men United (2003).

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The Coda: 

Wayfarer IPA by Green Man Brewery

Yellowstone Hand-Picked Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 

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Here are links for this episode:

Andrew's recommendation: Detectorists, TV Series (2014-2017)

Colin's recommendation: Baseball Reference's Negro Le...

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