74 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

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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 72: J.G. Ballard: Genre As Art

    Episode 72: J.G. Ballard: Genre As Art

    On the season finale, we read and talk about J.G. Ballard’s intro to his classic novel CRASH, in which he defends science fiction – a pulp genre – as a legitimate and worthwhile literary pursuit. Expanding his argument to encompass other disrespected genres could serve as the thesis statement of PULP TODAY.

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    Episode 71: Faces, Masks and Cities of Glass

    Episode 71: Faces, Masks and Cities of Glass

    Paul Auster uses the detective genre to investigate questions of identity, story and reality itself in CITY OF GLASS, the first novella in THE NEW YORK TRILOGY. In a P.I. story… the first initial is “Private,” but does that second initial stand for Investigator, Eye... or I?

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    Episode 70: Even Babysitters Can Be Detectives

    Episode 70: Even Babysitters Can Be Detectives

    Returning guest Emily Edwards, author of the upcoming detective novel Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man, and host of the hilarious podcast “F*ckbois of Literature,” introduces us to the Babysitters’ Club Mysteries with #12: Dawn and the Surfer Ghost. It’s exactly what you think.

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    Episode 69: Hell... and Conventions

    Episode 69: Hell... and Conventions

    As San Diego Comic Con 2022 approaches, David Avallone reads from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's INFERNO, which connects the dots between fan conventions and eternal suffering.

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    Episode 68: Vera Caspary's Laura

    Episode 68: Vera Caspary's Laura

    A great mystery novel with multiple narrators, turned into a great film with just one. David Avallone discusses the life and work of Vera Caspary, blacklists and greylists, and the impossibility of reading this book without imitating Clifton Webb.

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    Episode 67: Andrew Vachss vs. the Worst People in the World

    Episode 67: Andrew Vachss vs. the Worst People in the World

    Like Dashiell Hammett, Andrew Vachss walked the walk before he sat down to write about crime. Unlike Hammett, Vachss was able to write explicitly – honestly – about the kind of monsters who walk the earth disguised as ordinary people.

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