94 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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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 94: Philip Ketchum

    Episode 94: Philip Ketchum

    Autumn has arrived and so has Episode 94! On this episode, Eric reviews Philip Ketchum, a prolific author that excelled in the pulps and western genres. Eric reviews Ketchum's "Captain John Murdoch" hard-boiled cop series as well as his short stories, westerns and fantasy offerings. In addition, Eric reviews a 2013 horror novel called Corrosion by Jon Bassoff and his book shopping experience in Port Orange, Florida. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3zmm2S5

    • 38 min
    Episode 93: Clark Howard

    Episode 93: Clark Howard

    On Episode 93, Eric presents the life and literary work of Edgar Award-Winning author Clark Howard. Eric reviews many of Howard's novels, including his 1970 Fawcett Gold Medal paperback The Arm. Tom reviews the 1959 paperback debut of the Psi-Power series and Eric reveals an embarrassing debt. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly: https://bit.ly/3gELsUz

    • 41 min
    Episode 92: Ovid Demaris

    Episode 92: Ovid Demaris

    The Paperback Warrior Podcast rolls into August with Episode 92. On this episode, Eric explains the life and literary work of crime-fiction author Ovid Demaris. Eric talks about his recent gothic paperback bonanza, a visit to the psychic capital of the world and his recent health scare. Tom pops in to discuss the life of the paperback king himself, Harry Whittington, including a review of the author's 1954 novel The Woman is Mine. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly here: https://bit.ly/2Xm6sZs

    • 59 min
    Episode 91: William W. Johnstone

    Episode 91: William W. Johnstone

    Episode 91 is a special Father's Day episode! Eric and his father Chris discuss the life and literary works of William W. Johnstone. We delve deep into Johnstone's prolific career, determine the identity of J.A. Johnstone and examine the publishing mysteries surrounding the Johnstone name after his death. The two discuss The Last Mountain Man, Rig Warrior, Out of the Ashes, Matt Jensen, The Eagles and so much more. Tom calls in with commentary on Johnstone's contemporary thrillers like Stand Your Ground and Black Friday. Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly here: https://bit.ly/3gWF5vk

    • 1 hr
    Episode 90: Sgt. Hawk

    Episode 90: Sgt. Hawk

    It's Episode 90 and we're bringing you a two-fisted 1970s WW2 paperback series called Sgt. Hawk by Patrick Clay. Also, Tom hits the road hunting for books in Alabama while Eric checks out new books from Justin Marriott and Robert Deis. Also, Robert Silverberg, John Jakes, William W. Johnstone, Warren Murphy and disaster fiction! Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly here: https://bit.ly/3fAbCrz

    • 41 min
    Episode 89: Charles Boeckman

    Episode 89: Charles Boeckman

    On Episode 89 of the Paperback Warrior podcast, Eric takes the reigns for an action-packed 45-mins of vintage paperback discussion. The show hits the road to visit an exciting pulp convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Also, a feature on the life and work of author and jazz great Charles Boeckman. Plus: shopping, Bold Venture Press, Theodore Pratt and a surprise visit! Listen on any podcast app, paperbackwarrior.com or download directly here: https://bit.ly/3bsUTnK

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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!

RXJ1999 ,

Fun podcast

Entertaining and a cool dive into the dime novel and pulp world. Nice job!!

Den Shewman ,

The only podcast I listen to the day it comes out

Love this podcast for its smart, funny take on men’s adventure fiction and a sprinkling of horror. From James Bond to Mack Bolan and beyond (and below), it’s all here

An offshoot of the website, these two read and review an incredible number of books every year, and have taken to the podcast waves to share features, reviews, book-buying tips and and ventures, and some dad jokes

They also do some digging, original research and interviews into authorship and authors, which is always interesting to hear about

Plus, they both seem like nice, decent guys, which is a breath of fresh podcast air :)

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