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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—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 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—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.

    S14E6: Andrew Hicks got that PhD rizz

    S14E6: Andrew Hicks got that PhD rizz

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the final step of Andrew's PhD program. Enjoy! 
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    The Coda: HOPPENHEIMER and LaCroix Beach Plum
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: Dungeons and Daddies Podcast
    Colin's recommendation: Why Theory's recent episode on prequels and The Dear Committee Triology by Julie Schumacher 
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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'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 16 min
    S14E5: X-Men '97 Part 2

    S14E5: X-Men '97 Part 2

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the final five episodes of Season 1 of X-Men '97. Enjoy! 
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    The Coda: J.T.S. Brown Bourbon and sparkling water and Jim's Organic Coffee Sweet Love Blend
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: Pontypool (2008)
    Colin's recommendation: Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields and wire racks
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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'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 26 min
    S14E4: To Me, My Nostalgia (X-Men '97)

    S14E4: To Me, My Nostalgia (X-Men '97)

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the first five episodes of X-Men '97. Enjoy! 
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    The Coda: Hopadillo from Karbach Brewing and Jim's Organic Coffee Sweet Love Blend
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: This by Earth Suits
    Colin's recommendation: Bunny by Mona Awad and "Is There Something in the Movies?" by Samia
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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'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 3 min
    S14E3: Ghost Protocols

    S14E3: Ghost Protocols

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin each discuss an idea or concept that has recently haunted them. Enjoy! 
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    The Coda: Andalusia Whisky Company's Stryker and Saint Arnold's Spring Spring Bock and Jim's Organic Coffee Sweet Love Blend
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: X-Men '97
    Colin's recommendation: X-Men '97 and the productivity app Notion
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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'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 21 min
    S14E2: Deadpool 2 (Tolkien's Version)

    S14E2: Deadpool 2 (Tolkien's Version)

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the 2018 film Deadpool 2. Enjoy!
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    Episode Notes:
    Tolkien's essay references in this episode is available here.
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    The Coda: Saint Arnold Tarnation Unreasonably Strong Ale and Jim's Organic Coffee Sweet Love Blend
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: The podcast, Straight White American Jesus
    Colin's recommendation: Mari Ruti's book, The Ethics of Opting Out
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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'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 21 min
    S14E1: Personal Shopper (2016)

    S14E1: Personal Shopper (2016)

    Welcome to The Cluttered Desk! In this episode, Andrew and Colin discuss the 2016 film Personal Shopper. Enjoy!
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    Episode Notes:
    The Why Theory episode about Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" is available here.
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    The Coda: Winking Owl Wine and Jim's Organic Coffee Sweet Love Blend
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    Here are links for this episode:
    Andrew's recommendation: The Lighthouse (2019) and The Killing of the Scared Dear (2018)
    Colin's recommendation: Olivia Rodrigo's album, GUTS (2023)
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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'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 16 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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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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