20 episodes

Crime Friction is chance to hear what writers talk about when they’re not trying to sell you anything. Pull up a chair at the bar, listener, and hear what authors really think. Are they sick of hearing about Chandler? Do they think peanuts are overrated? Who would win in a fight between the legume and the comic strip? Are they still really cut up that Dr Samuel Beckett never made it home? Plus, sometimes there's a dog.

Crime Friction TheDefectives

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Crime Friction is chance to hear what writers talk about when they’re not trying to sell you anything. Pull up a chair at the bar, listener, and hear what authors really think. Are they sick of hearing about Chandler? Do they think peanuts are overrated? Who would win in a fight between the legume and the comic strip? Are they still really cut up that Dr Samuel Beckett never made it home? Plus, sometimes there's a dog.

    Flash Friction: Jay vs. The Real Robin Hood

    Flash Friction: Jay vs. The Real Robin Hood

    In a break from -or ON a break from- whatever passes for usual programming, Jay talks us through his search for the real Robin Hood.

    Why?

    Why not.

    Fair usage and all that applies to music.

    For a suggested reading list of the sources used in what Jay laughingly calls 'research' check out the written version of this post at https://www.jaystringerbooks.com/brainslaw/2019/3/23/robin-hood-in-stringerville-stood

    • 31 min
    Episode 13: The Defectives VS. Star Wars

    Episode 13: The Defectives VS. Star Wars

    NEW FORMAT. MAYBE. WE THINK?

    In addition to our usual 'guest' episodes, Jay and Chantelle will be releasing more.....random....episodes, where they talk about whatever they want, for around an hour.

    In this episode, they discuss Star Wars, spontaneous human combustion, the interior design challenges faced by supervillains, more Star Wars, horror in movies and novels, and why Jay hates trilogies.

    The Crime Friction Official Theme is “Book ‘Em” by Karl Ove Sneezegård, of Karl Ove Sneezegård fame, Commander of the Dark Hordes, Herald of the Red Wolf, wielder of the Axe of Hrim, night manager of the 7-Eleven on Church St., Dinosaur supervisor (the one who does his job, not the other guy), inventor of the aglet, extreme barista, and Bruce Wrangler, and Sith Mime.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 12: Lou Berney VS. Hats

    Episode 12: Lou Berney VS. Hats

    In this episode, we’re joined by Lou Berney, to talk about hats, the sixties, and his new book, November Road.

    Lou Berney: https://www.louberney.com

    We kick off the show with a shout out to a pod buddies (Friends? Acquaintances? Frenemies?) Diminishing Returns Podcast: https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

    Lou’ has a Spotify playlist for November Road: https://open.spotify.com/user/williammorrow/playlist/6RyK8v0gpSTmOSjogRVYgM

    And we also reference the great novelist Kate Atkinson: http://www.kateatkinson.co.uk

    We’re joined in a new segment by Art Taylor, of Arts Taylor fame, along with his son Dash, to review a book aimed at younger readers.

    http://www.arttaylorwriter.com/

    The Crime Friction Official Theme is “Book ‘Em” by Karl Ove Sneezegård, of Karl Ove Sneezegård fame, Commander of the Dark Hordes, Herald of the Red Wolf, wielder of the Axe of Hrim, night manager of the 7-Eleven on Church St., Dinosaur supervisor (the one who does his job, not the other guy), inventor of the aglet, extreme barista, and Bruce Wrangler.

    • 48 min
    Crime Friction Extra: Jaws

    Crime Friction Extra: Jaws

    In this special bonus episode, we achieve PEAK SHARK and take a deep dive into JAWS. Looking at the book, the movie, and at some of the choices made during the adaptation process.

    We also discuss our reaction to this summer’s big shark movie (see what I did there?) The Meg.

    We’re joined by some special guests to talk about their feelings for a big rubber shark named Bruce:

    Allen and Chris from Diminishing Returns
    https://itunes.apple.com/za/podcast/diminishing-returns-movie-podcast-about-sequels-prequels/id1122551811?mt=2

    Thunder Levin of Sharknado fame
    twitter.com/ThunderLevin

    Bryan Young of all the things (most of them Star Wars)
    http://fullofsith.com/bryan-young

    Tony Healey of the Harper and Lane series
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9D40L7/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

    The Crime Friction Official Theme is “Book ‘Em” by Karl Ove Sneezegård, Commander of the Dark Hordes, Herald of the Red Wolf, wielder of the Axe of Hrim, night manager of the 7-Eleven on Church St., Dinosaur supervisor (the one who does his job, not the other guy), inventor of the aglet, extreme barista, and Bruce Wrangler.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 11: Alex Segura VS. Aliens

    Episode 11: Alex Segura VS. Aliens

    We're joined by Alex Segura, author of the Pete Fernandez series, and Archie's boss over at Archie Comics, to talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of platforms.

    You'll be able to catch Alex hosting the official Bouchercon Noir at the Bar, on September 6th.

    http://www.alexsegura.com

    https://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Fernandez-Mystery-Alex-Segura/dp/1947993046/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535481156&sr=8-1&keywords=blackout+alex+segura

    The Crime Friction Official Theme is “Book ‘Em” by Karl Ove Sneezegård, Commander of the Dark Hordes, Herald of the Red Wolf, wielder of the Axe of Hrim, night manager of the 7-Eleven on Church St., Dinosaur supervisor (the one who does his job, not the other guy), inventor of the aglet, extreme barista, and Freddy Mercury’s dry cleaner.

    Contact us on Twitter @DefectivesPod or via e-mail at CrimeFriction@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    Episode 10: Rob Hart VS. Hawaii

    Episode 10: Rob Hart VS. Hawaii

    This week we're joined by Rob "Krav Maga Boffin" Hart.

    https://robwhart.com

    We discuss Hawaii, movies, and this article...

    https://markramsden13.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/les-edgerton-reformed-outlaw-truthtelling-scribe/

    Rob's new book Potter's Field is out RIGHT NOW.

    https://markramsden13.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/les-edgerton-reformed-outlaw-truthtelling-scribe/

    Also this week we talk about Jay's new book deal, because SELF PROMOTION, YO.

    The Crime Friction Official Theme is “Book ‘Em” by Karl Ove Sneezegård, Commander of the Dark Hordes, Herald of the Red Wolf, wielder of the Axe of Hrim, night manager of the 7-Eleven on Church St., Dinosaur supervisor (the one who does his job, not the other guy), inventor of the aglet, and Freddy Mercury’s dry cleaner.

    Contact us on Twitter @DefectivesPod or via e-mail at CrimeFriction@gmail.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

EarlWithersJr ,

brilliant

Love this smart podcast. Interesting takes on many subjects. Really dug the one on Jurassic World.

Derlemke ,

So much more

This show has an eclectic take on crime fiction, social issues and great interviews. I’m just sad it took me his long to find them. Cheers from Asheville NC.

RandomS18 ,

So good!

This podcast is fun, informative and well-produced. For fans of film noir, crime fiction or just engaging conversation.

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