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We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.

The Cluttered Desk Podcast Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.

    S12E11: Bingeable Jesus Content

    S12E11: Bingeable Jesus Content

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin explore several ways Christianity functions as a commodity. Enjoy!
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: Festbier by SpindleTap Brewery 
    Colin: A red wine from Aldi (maybe the $8 bottle?)
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendations: What Would Jesus Deconstruct? by John D. Caputo and Barbarian (2022)
    Colin's recommendations: 5-4 Podcast and If Books Could Kill Podcast
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
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    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
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    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S12E10: Andrew Hicks, The Greatest Show on Earth

    S12E10: Andrew Hicks, The Greatest Show on Earth

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin explore the newest phase of Andrew's Ph.D. process. In addition, they discuss a text on one of Andrew's reading lists: Ralph Ellison's masterpiece, Invisible Man. 
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: Kombucha and Bourbon 
    Colin: A red wine from Aldi (maybe the $8 bottle?)
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendations: The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy  
    Colin's recommendations: Vertigo (1958)
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
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    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
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    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S12E9: Maintenance Phase and Vulnerable Conversations

    S12E9: Maintenance Phase and Vulnerable Conversations

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the informational podcast Maintenance Phase. In addition, they explore ways of having conversations while feeling vulnerable and how their podcast listening sensibilities have changed and evolved over the life of The Cluttered Desk Podcast.
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: Oktoberfest 2022 by St. Arnold Brewing Company
    Colin: Old Tub Bourbon 
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendations: The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power and The Sandman (TV series)
    Colin's recommendations: Put pickles on your scrambled eggs
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
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    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
    ***
    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S12E8: More X-Men Content! (House of X/Powers of X)

    S12E8: More X-Men Content! (House of X/Powers of X)

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss Jonathan Hickman's House of X/Powers of X. Enjoy!
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon
    Colin: Jack Daniel's Bottled-in-Bond
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendations: The Tumbler's Willy Podcast
    Colin's recommendations: Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump by Sarah Posner
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
    ***
    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
    ***
    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    S12E7: My Two Mutant Dads (X-Men: First Class)

    S12E7: My Two Mutant Dads (X-Men: First Class)

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin return to the X-Men film franchise by discussing the groovy 2011 reboot, X-Men: First Class. Enjoy!
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: AVL IPA from Highland Brewing Company 
    Colin: Wild Turkey Longbranch from Wild Turkey
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendations: Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun  and House of X and Powers of X
    Colin's recommendations: The Power Worshoppers by Katherine Stewart and Critical Race Theory and Jordan Peele's Get Out by Kevin Wynter
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
    ***
    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
    ***
    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    S12E6: Russian Doll, Season 2

    S12E6: Russian Doll, Season 2

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Andrew and Colin return to the Netflix series Russian Doll, which released its second season earlier this month. Enjoy!
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    The Coda: 
    Andrew: The Hungarian Hicks (The Poor Man’s Gin and Tonic)
    -New Amsterdam Gin
    -Strawberry Sparkling Water
    -Lime Juice
    Colin: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: The podcast, That Happens! and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Colin's recommendation: Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball by John Helyar
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    Please contact us at any of these locations:
    Website: www.thecdpodcast.com
    Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast
    Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata)
    Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 
    ***
    We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations:
    Website: testdream.bandcamp.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream
    Twitter: @testdream
    ***
    Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Amazing show!!! ❤️

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Great show! There is so much variety

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An Enjoyable and Enlightening Experience

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
- Albert Einstein

In short, this is an excellent, highly original podcast. Two English teachers, Andrew and Colin (and their guests), apply the art of literary criticism and analysis to every imaginable story-telling medium, from video games to music to (gasp!) Shakespeare. Also, comic books. Lots of comic books.

Each episode gives you the feeling that you’re sitting down to have a beer with these guys, just taking part in another one of their highly-educated, fun-filled conversations. I’m definitely looking forward to season 2 and beyond!

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