101 episodes

Paperback Warrior is the internet’s best podcast for vintage fiction reviews and features in the action-adventure, hardboiled crime, western, pulp and espionage genres.

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    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

Paperback Warrior is the internet’s best podcast for vintage fiction reviews and features in the action-adventure, hardboiled crime, western, pulp and espionage genres.

    Episode 101 - Steve Frazee

    Episode 101 - Steve Frazee

    It's a new era as Paperback Warrior storms into the next 100 episodes. #101 features a look at western and action-adventure author Steve Frazee's life and career in the pulps and paperbacks. Tom explains to listeners his cash-grab scheme using his local library and Eric discusses his recent western paperback acquisitions. Additionally, horror author Ronald Malfi, crime-fiction author Lionel White, and sci-fi writer Robert Silverberg. Watch the show's video at https://youtu.be/Yv_aMtfXRxA, stream at paperbackwarrior.com, or download directly: https://bit.ly/3ClSU2j

    • 37 min
    Episode 100: Cleve Adams

    Episode 100: Cleve Adams

    It's the 100th episode of the Paperback Warrior Podcast! Tom and Eric discuss their favorite moments from the show's past three years as well as the life and literary work of pulp and crime-fiction author Cleve Adams. Reviews include a Matthew Scudder installment by Lawrence Block and a 1957 vintage paperback called Sin Pit. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3pkdgl7

    • 35 min
    Episode 99: James McKimmey

    Episode 99: James McKimmey

    On this last double-digit episode of the Paperback Warrior Podcast, Tom and Eric delve into the life and career of an underrated crime-fiction author named James McKimmey. Tom talks about a new Day Keene reprint and Eric discusses two brand new Stark House Press editions. Reviews include a 1984 spy novel called The Girl from Addis by Ted Allbeury and House of Evil, a 1954 crime-noir by Clayre and Michael Lipman. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3ObGP2g

    • 26 min
    Episode 98: Gil Brewer

    Episode 98: Gil Brewer

    Gil Brewer is a fixture of mid-20th century crime-fiction, and on this episode Eric and Tom discuss his life and career. Tom tells listeners about a new collection of short-stories by Robert Colby and Eric highlights the career of crime-noir writer James M. Fox. Reviews include a post-apocalyptic novel that was the basis for the 1979 film Ravagers and a Manning Lee Stokes classic. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3axTGOs

    • 30 min
    Episode 97: Jon Messmann

    Episode 97: Jon Messmann

    On Episode 97, Eric and Tom collaborate for a comprehensive feature on Jon Messmann, the prolific author and creator of The Trailsman series, The Revenger, The Handyman, and numerous Nick Carter: Killmaster novels. Eric also reviews Messmann's stand-alone action-adventure novel, Bullet for the Bride. Tom reviews a vintage crime-fiction paperback called The Mob Says Murder by author Marvin Albert and Eric offers insight on his new projects with Brash Books and Cutting Edge. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3yMgi6f

    • 33 min
    Episode 96: Windy City Pulp & Paper and Robert E. Howard's Kull

    Episode 96: Windy City Pulp & Paper and Robert E. Howard's Kull

    The boys are back in town! On Episode 96, Tom brings you all of the action at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Con from Lombard, Illinois and reviews a vintage Robert Colby paperback called Kim. Eric examines the birth of the Sword & Sorcery genre with Robert E. Howard's Kull character. He also delves into the Lancer paperbacks, Conan, graphic novels and magazines. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3lt5NOS

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Notre Dan ,

Genre Book Lover

As a genre book lover especially mens adventure novels (Mack Bolan, etc.) love this podcast for the great information on authors & stuff to look for I may not have looked for before. Never been in a book club, only know I person that likes same type of books I do, it feels like I’m sitting with 2 friends discussing books. A+ pod.

criticalrob ,

Great resource!

What a great podcast! I’ve been reading spy novels, westerns, and adventure paperbacks from the time I was a kid. I read them and then donated them to Goodwill. I don’t know if it’s the size, the lurid covers, or the sometimes goofy plots, but I always considered them trashy and not worthy of keeping in my library. But after listening to (42 episodes) of the Paperback Warrior podcast I have had a change of heart. I love listening to the history behind the books and the story’s behind the authors. The podcasters passion for these old ‘trashy’ books is contagious.

I’ve cleared out a space in my library that’s going to be just for vintage mass-market paperbacks. I will collect them and display them with pride.

Now if they would do a second podcast for vintage fantasy and science fiction paperbacks.

cdh2k10 ,

Concise and informative.

Eric and Tom have a lot to offer to the genre paperback fan. Well researched and presented, the hosts don’t bother with needless yackity-schmackity. You don’t get 3 hour ‘casts full of tangents and ads, no slurred dissertations about how drunk they are or deep discussions about what they had for dinner. This is a show for people with a real interest in the topic, who want to be informed and entertained. I always learn something new, even about topics I am well familiar with. One caveat: watch your wallet. These guys talk about so many good books it can get expensive! Thanks fellas, and keep up the great work!

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