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Aug 4, 2020

This week Gerry and Aaron talk to Adam Kotsko (author of the Awkwardness trilogy, The Prince of This World, and Neoliberalism's Demons) about Vonnegut's first published story, "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" (1950). We also talk quite a bit about Watchmen, including spoilers for the 2019-2020 HBO sequel series.


Jul 21, 2020

This week Aaron and Gerry talk Breakfast of Champions with Robert T. Tally, Jr., author of Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography, which you should read!


Jul 14, 2020

Too hot for Apple Podcasts, it's "The Big Space ****"! This week Gerry and Aaron are talking about Vonnegut's nihilistically obscene, obscenely nihilistic contribution to Harlan Ellison's New Wave SF anthology Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). You can read the story here:


Jul 7, 2020

This week Aaron and Gerry talk to Rebekah Sheldon of Indiana University and the author of The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe about The Sirens of Titan (1959)!


Jun 30, 2020

This week Gerry and Aaron discuss Bluebeard (1987) with Susan Farrell, a professor in the English department at the College of Charleston and one of the founders of the international Kurt Vonnegut Society.