38 episodes

Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the fascinating world of crime fiction.

Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction Justin & Kurt

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    • 4.6, 34 Ratings

Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the fascinating world of crime fiction.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

mister B ,

For noir fans

There aren’t many podcasts for crime/noir/hard boiled fiction aficionados out there - this one may be the best

Harryproducer ,

Great Chemistry

Justin and Kurt provide a core need in podcasting: terrific chemistry. They share great knowledge, wit, and enthusiasm for the noir genre, and indeed they have revived a long dormant desire for me in terms of returning to the great library of this writing style. They make excellent recommendations and I will eagerly return again and again to this podcast.

brooklynman540 ,

Very interesting podcast

I enjoy listening to the podcast. The host are long time friends and it shows in their chemistry. They work off each other and they dig deep into the subject. The quality of the podcast is top shelf. I would like to see them if they could invite one of the authors to come on the show . Living author of course. Also maybe take some phones calls from listeners on the podcast. If these are possible to do. I always look forward to each new podcast. Thank you guys.

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