Eleven: Personal Moments with Banana Stands

In which we move on to chapters 8 and 9 of Inherent Vice. Doc’s parents, zombies, drug use and addiction to frozen bananas are just a couple of the topics we tackle in the episode. Add in a somewhat lengthy discussion of (post-?) postmodernism, mentions of Arrested Development, and the nature of reality itself and this is easily the most topic-trodding adventure we’ve brought you yet!

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October 25th

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Ten: A Collection of Disguises

In which we continue our discussion of Inherent Vice, this time moving on to Chapters 5 and 6. Analysis of identity! Of culture! Of political polarization! Of aliens!

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October 11th

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Nine: I Don’t Believe You

In which we begin Season Two: Inherent Vice. Published in 2009, Inherent Vice follows the investigations stoner/gumshoe Larry “Doc” Sportello as he tries to unravel what is either several mysteries, one big mystery, or perhaps reality itself in 1970s California.

In this podcast we discuss Chapters 1 through 4, including character, theme, and humor analysis, and manage to fit in a real-time example of how the internet is a liar.

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September 28th

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Seven: Pretty Good for a Fourteen-Year-Old

In which we discuss the final story in Slow Learner, “The Secret Integration” and wrap up our discussion of the collection.

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We’ll be back with Season 2: Inherent Vice sometime in late September/early October. See you then!

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May 17th

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May 16th

Pynchon in Public
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May 15th

Pynchon in Public
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May 11th

Pynchon in Public
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May 10th

Pynchon in Public

Eight: Interview with the Pynchonite

In which we celebrate Pynchon in Public Day with an interview Dr. Martin Paul Eve about his newly released book, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. (Amazon) (Powell’s)

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Note: No, you didn’t miss episode seven. We wouldn’t be Pynchonites if we embraced linear narratives and expositions.

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May 8th

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Six: The Doctor Who of Fiction

In which we discuss one of the more complex stories in Slow Learner, “Entropy,” and welcome a new panelist, Jason. He’s Irish – if you can’t tell – and we test his metal by having him explain the concept of entropy.

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May 3rd

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