15 episodes

What is pulp fiction? Glad you asked! David Avallone -- son of prolific author Michael Avallone and a writer himself -- invites you on a tour through the liveliest and most popular storytelling… from the Trojan War to the 21st Century. Special guests include actor James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), writer David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass, Luke Cage) and actor Mageina Tovah (Spider-man 2, The Magicians.)

Pulp Today w/ David Avallone Pendant Productions

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

What is pulp fiction? Glad you asked! David Avallone -- son of prolific author Michael Avallone and a writer himself -- invites you on a tour through the liveliest and most popular storytelling… from the Trojan War to the 21st Century. Special guests include actor James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), writer David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass, Luke Cage) and actor Mageina Tovah (Spider-man 2, The Magicians.)

    Episode 14: What’s Up, Doc?

    Episode 14: What’s Up, Doc?

    The first great hero of the 1930s pulps: some words of mine, Doc’s first few pages, a fan letter and words to live by. The Man of Bronze, my friends.

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

    Episode 13: Pal Joey, John O’Hara, and Some Fashion Tips

    Episode 13: Pal Joey, John O’Hara, and Some Fashion Tips

    “If it’s going to happen, it can happen before nine o’clock.” A little funnier and less dark than the usual Pulp, and this one premiered in magazines with nice paper. Never wear a hat indoors. (Sorry I talk about some visuals in this one, but you could look it up on YouTube if you want to see me in a hat...)

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

    Episode 12: Tarzan, and Other “True Stories”

    Episode 12: Tarzan, and Other “True Stories”

    Did you know Tarzan started in the pulp magazines? Of course he did. I talk about that, and the long tradition of presenting fantastic stories as coming from "true" sources...

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

    Episode 11: Red Harvest, and Men With No Name

    Episode 11: Red Harvest, and Men With No Name

    Dashiell Hammett drafts the blueprint for so many 20th Century pop culture heroes with RED HARVEST: a holy text of pulp fiction. Often “unofficially” adapted to film, often imitated, but never done real justice and never surpassed. Meet The Continental Op.

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

    Episode 10: Ed Noon and Dead Game

    Episode 10: Ed Noon and Dead Game

    Today, it's back to basics and back to Dad: DEAD GAME, the third Ed Noon novel by Michael Avallone. As I like to say, this is the real stuff, the actual vintage poured from the original bottles, with a baseball twist just in time for Spring Training!

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

    Episode 9: A Pulp Fiction Mystery Novel

    Episode 9: A Pulp Fiction Mystery Novel

    All sorts of things are Pulp. We'll get deeper into that as we go along. Here's something which is now considered high literature, but first appeared in a cheap paperback with a lurid cover. The "voice" is not unlike the voice of any private eye novel from the same year (1953). It's the hard-boiled New York City voice, speaking the hard-boiled New York City lingo. I recognize it because my father spoke it, fluently, and I grew up hearing it. Listen, and see if you can guess the author and title. The subject matter may just give it away...

    --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes!--
    Website: pendantaudio.com
    Twitter: @pendantweb
    Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio
    Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com
    YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Books