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P.U.L.C.H. is a podcast about literature hosted by Joyce, a Brit, and Nic, a Texan.

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P.U.L.C.H. is a podcast about literature hosted by Joyce, a Brit, and Nic, a Texan.

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

    In our first guest episode, the great Leo Delmar joins us from Florida to discuss The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which he's read thirty-two times. Other topics include a young Nic's competition-losing Maoist essays and Cerebus the Aardvark.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

    Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

    My dearest audience,

    Never would I venture to suggest that your esteemed virtue is lacking in its expansive scope, and so I must naturally assume you are unaware of the great injury you do me by refusing to listen to my podcast. It therefore presses upon me to make it unambiguous to you how deeply I suffer and how fiercely my soul is inflamed that you will not download P.U.L.C.H. episode 14 in which Joyce and Nic discuss Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

    I beg of you: employ your saintly charity and yield succor to a soul in anguish!



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    14 October, 20--

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

    A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

    We read A Handful of Dust. The audio quality is bad again because Windows is terrible. Joyce read some Kafka. Nic sings a bit of Memory from Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit musical Cats.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq

    Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq

    America calling, America calling. Your fearless hosts delve into Michel Houellebecq's latest provocation, 2019's Serotonin. What will they think? What will they say? Only by pressing the play button on your podcast listening device can you be sure. Other topics include banned novels, weird software bugs, and Nic's disgust for a middle-aged anime lover.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Cosmos" by Witold Gombrowicz

    "Cosmos" by Witold Gombrowicz

    The PULCH team touch bases to network and brainstorm a content strategy raising awareness around Witold Gombrowicz's 1965 novel Cosmos. Nic gets a new microphone, and a young British boy's wristwatch torments him for years. 

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Temptation of St. Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

    The Temptation of St. Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert spent his whole life writing The Temptation of St. Anthony, published finally in 1874. The P.U.L.C.H. hosts discuss it and many other topics to delight and surprise you in this week's episode. Don't wait--listen now!

    • 1 hr 38 min

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