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Sidenote: Book Update, Excerpt (Don't Start with This One)
Wherein the narrator gets a little too personal and riffs about the status of his book, and some other personal stuff, and then wraps it all up by reading an excerpt of the book he's been talking about the whole time--this episode's followed closely by a second one that's meant to cleans the palate and so, if you're just discovering the podcast, this is absolutely not the episode to start with.
Gardens, the Jar-Jar Pitch, and Jack the Ripper
Wherein the narrator has an epiphany about gardens before presenting his roommate's pitch for a TV show in which Jar-Jar Binks does nothing. Finally, he addresses Patricia Cornwell's theory about Jack the Ripper and then, in a long epilogue, talks about how he recently burned some professional bridges and feels pretty OK about it.
September 11th, Half-Off vs Buy-One-Get-One, Homeless in Little Havana
Wherein the narrator recounts some of the heavier things he read in two books about the September 11th terror attacks--and then kinda free-associates for about forty minutes.
Hangover Special: Charlie Potatoes
Wherein the narrator, in the grip of a hangover, free-associates for a half hour.
"Nobody Told Me," Pynchon Paparazzo, & Pornhub's Data Dump
Wherein the narrator addresses a pet peeve, tells some stories about a disturbed colleague who created that pet peeve, and then stumbles, belatedly, upon a paparazzo's recent photo of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon, one of the narrator's favorite authors (who hasn't been photographed in sixty years); and finally, in an indulgent leap, waxes on the connection between that photograph and Pornhub's 2019 user data.
Latenight Meth with Shredded Cheese, an Interview with Veza Sur's Head brewer, Rhett Dougherty
Wherein the narrator describes an latenight encounter involving methamphetamine and cheese, and how that encounter is a pretty good example of why recent dates never carry a romantic torch past the third encounter; sandwiched in the middle is an old Spanish story; and finally, an interview with Rhett Doughterty, the head brewer at Veza Sur Brewery in Wynwood.
Check out Veza Sur Brewery: https://vezasur.com/
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Like having a conversation
Listening to TMP is like following my own meandering stream of consciousnesses, but with much better audio production. Alex does a great job of distilling books, movies, and other zeitgeist-y goodness through a really thoughtful, and unpretentious lens that ultimately tells you more about him than the art in question. He also laughs at his own jokes, which is very endearing. A must-listen for anyone who grew up in the madness that is Miami.
i love alex’s voice
he is sexy and hot
This is a new favorite podcast I didn’t know I was searching for. The Steve Donoghue conversation was the gateway and now I’m hooked. Good stuff!