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 2, 2022 49 min

Tonight's title is Mall Purchase Night by Rick Cook.

Tonight's guest is Kelly Asprooth-Jackson.
https://www.kellywaj.com/
http://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: Kelly Asprooth-Jackson.

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Tonight's title is Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.

Tonight's guest is Roy Janik.
http://Hideouttheatre.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: Roy Janik.

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Tonight's title is Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers by Jane Jensen.

Tonight's guest is Chase Greenlee.
https://twitter.com/TQLoudly
https://www.ghostlightmedia.net
https://www.anotherpathpodcast.com
https://www.imprintedechoes.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
ht...

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Tonight's title is Gargantua & Pantagruel by François Rabelais.

Tonight's guest is Peter Rogers.
http://PeterRogers.info
https://hujhax.livejournal.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: Peter Rogers.

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Tonight's title is Retief & The Pan-Galactic Pageant of Pulchritude by Keith Laumer.
Submitted from the library of AlienRosie, via Declan McCarthy.

Tonight's guest is Zack Handlen.
https://www.patreon.com/zhandlen
https://twitter.com/zhandlen

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://thec...

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July 24, 2022 54 min

Tonight's title is Molloy by Samuel Beckett, recommended to us by YesOkayFine.

Tonight's guest is Tom Perrin.
https://twitter.com/tellmelieslater

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://MrReciprocity.itch.io

Special Guest: Tom Perrin.

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Tonight's title is Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine.
Recommended to us by EverythingToPuppy!

Tonight's guest is Hannah Culbert.
https://www.damesanddragons.com/
http://twitter.com/Thistlebeetle

As mentioned in the episode, Blogger Beware's write-up of this title is available at https://web.archive.org/web/20120312215814/http://www.bloggerbeware.com:80/2008/03/07-night-of-living-dummy.html

Our theme...

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Tonight's title is The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett.

Tonight's guest is Michael Yichao.
http://twitter.com/MichaelYichao

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: Michael Yichao.

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CW: Tonight's page contains a racial slur. It is not spoken in the episode, but it does appear in the text.

Tonight's title is Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Tonight's guest is Moacir P. de Sá Pereira.
http://twitter.com/muziejus
http://twitch.tv/muziejus

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

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

Vin LaBate
http://twitter....

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Tonight's title is TORG Storm Kinghts by Greg Gorden & Bill Slavicsek.

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 is Kzradock the Onion Man & the Spring-Fresh Methuselah by Louis Levy.

Tonight's title was recommended to us by Alexander Danner (http://greaterbostonshow.com).

Tonight's guest is Kelly Asprooth-Jackson.
https://www.kellywaj.com/
http://thechimera.space

The Throwing Sheyd episode we mentioned about Methuselah the demon slayer can be found at https://anchor.fm/throwingsheyd/episodes/Episode-27-The-...

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Tonight's title is Night of the Crabs by Guy N. Smith.

Tonight's guest is Chase Greenlee.
https://twitter.com/TQLoudly
https://www.ghostlightmedia.net
https://www.anotherpathpodcast.com
https://www.imprintedechoes.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://MrReciproci...

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Tonight's title is Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

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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Tonight's title is Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.

Tonight's guest is Kacey Smith.
http://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 is Star Trek: The Captain's Table #1 War Dragons by L.A. Graf, recommended to us by Jess Chautin.

Tonight's guest is Braden Lamb.
www.Shelliandbraden.com
www.greaterbostonshow.com
www.twitter.com/bradenlamb
www.instagram.com/shelliandbraden/

Our theme music is Kwartet Japonski II by Maciej Żołnowski.

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

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

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January 9, 2022 55 sec

Hey, gang! Quick note as we head into the uncharted waters of 2022, new episodes are going to be coming out bi-weekly for a bit, and that schedule may also be a bit spotty on occasion. Hopefully won’t be for too long.

Thanks again for all your support during our first fledgling months of production—we couldn’t do it without you. Good luck, and stay safe out there.

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January 3, 2022 44 min

Tonight's title is Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper.

Tonight's guest is Peter Rogers.
http://PeterRogers.info
https://hujhax.livejournal.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: Peter Rogers.

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Tonight's title is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Tonight's guests are Kacey Smith and Braden Lamb.
http://thechimera.space
www.Shelliandbraden.com
www.greaterbostonshow.com
www.twitter.com/bradenlamb
www.instagram.com/shelliandbraden/

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...

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Tonight's title is The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrej Sapkowski.

Tonight's guest is Jeremy Greer.
http://twitter/com/jggreer
http://twitter/com/motwcast
http://twitter/com/dofcpodcast

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: ...

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November 27, 2021 45 sec

Hey, gang!

Just a quick heads up, we’re going on break till the end of the year! That means we won’t have any regular episodes until January, although we DO have a couple of specials lined up to keep us going through this bleak December. So keep an eye on your podcast feed or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Also, we’d like to thank everyone who supported us as we began our literary journey this year, including all our wonderful...

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