Dark & Stormy Nights

Dark & Stormy Nights

Every week we discuss the first page--and only the first page--of a different novel, ranging from cult oddities (Tarnsman of Gor) to literary classics (Paradise Lost) to influential thrillers (Jaws). Each episode focuses on that first page and uses it as a jumping off point for an idiosyncratic discussion of media and how we make stories make sense.

Episodes

October 17, 2021 53 min

Tonight's title is The4 Klone & I by Danielle Steel

Tonight's guest is Morgan Pielli
http://www.morganpielli.com/
https://twitter.com/MorganPielli
https://www.heroinitiative.org/shop/books/pandemix-56-page-digital-download-comic/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
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Tonight's title is Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent by Lara Parker.
Recommended to us by Jess Chautin.

Tonight's guest is Will Hughes.
www.twitter.com/Plumberduck
www.avclub.com
www.everythingtoguppy.cat

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.i...

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October 10, 2021 36 min

Tonight's title is Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Tonight's guest is Chris Vandyke
www.skullgatemedia.com
www.yearbetween.com
www.cvandyke.com
www.twitter.com/skullgatemedia
www.twitter.com/@aboutrunning

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch...

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Tonight's title is Varney the Vampire OR The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest.

Tonight's guest is Grady Hendrix.
http://www.gradyhendrix.com/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Grady Hendrix.

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October 3, 2021 42 min

Tonight's title is Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
Recommended to us by coughin_ed

Tonight's guest is Wendy Wagner.
http://winniewoohoo.com
https://twitter.com/wnwagner
https://journalstone.com/bookstore/the-deer-kings/
https://www.neonhemlock.com/books/the-secret-skin

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrRe...

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September 26, 2021 38 min

Tonight's title is Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

Tonight's guest is David Hanna.
http://twitter.com/Bigmacinpod
http://twitter.com/GloveCast
http://twitter.com/MacintoshMaud

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: David Ha...

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September 19, 2021 31 min

Tonight's title: Wheels by Arthur Hailey.

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

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Tonight's title is The Shaving of Shagpat by George Meredith.

Tonight's guest is Alexander Danner.
http://greaterbostonshow.com
http://twitter.com/alexanderdanner

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Alexander Danner.

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September 5, 2021 46 min

Tonight's title is IT by Stephen King

Tonight's guest is Jess Chautin
http://turnthepage.blubrry.net/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Jess Chautin.

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Tonight's title: Servants of the Wankh by Jack Vance.

Tonight's guest is Kacey Smith.
www.thechimera.space

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Kacey Smith.

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Tonight's title: The Man-Kzin Wars Volume 1 by Larry Niven.

Tonight's guest is Chris Vandyke
www.skullgatemedia.com
www.yearbetween.com
www.cvandyke.com
www.twitter.com/skullgatemedia
www.twitter.com/@aboutrunning

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciproci...

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August 15, 2021 46 min

Tonight's title is Funerals Are Fatal (aka After the Funeral) by Agatha Christie

Tonight's guest is David Hanna.
http://twitter.com/Bigmacinpod
http://twitter.com/GloveCast
http://twitter.com/MacintoshMaud

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

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Tonight's title: The Lost City of Zork by Robin W. Bailey

Tonight's guest is Rachael Jones
https://rckjones.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/RachaelKJones

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Rachael Jones.

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Tonight's title: Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf

Tonight's guest is Morgan Pielli
http://www.morganpielli.com/
https://twitter.com/MorganPielli
https://www.heroinitiative.org/shop/books/pandemix-56-page-digital-download-comic/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
...

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Tonight's title is Sir Gawain & the Green Knight.

Tonight's guest is Rachael Jones.
https://rckjones.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/RachaelKJones

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Rachael Jones.

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July 25, 2021 24 min

Tonight's title: Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

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July 16, 2021 38 min

Tonight's title: Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Tonight's guest is Diana Loraine
http:/twitter.com/maudcaster
https://www.macintoshandmaud.com/
https://www.christmastideohio.com/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Diana Loraine.

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July 16, 2021 44 min

Tonight's title: Necroscope by Brian Lumley

Tonight's guest is Alexander Danner
http://greaterbostonshow.com
http://twitter.com/alexanderdanner

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts:
Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Alexander Danner.

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July 16, 2021 30 min
Tonight's title

Jaws by Peter Benchley

Tonight's guest

Kacey Smith
http://thechimera.space

Theme music

Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

Your hosts

Ben Blattberg
http://twitter.com/InCatastrophe

Vin LaBate
http://twitter.com/MrReciprocity
http://thechimera.space
http://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Kacey Smith.

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