July 25th, 2012 by jdsawyer
The Polyschizmatic Reprobates Hour was my first podcast, and I still get emails asking for new episodes–in fact, I have five unreleased episode at various stages of completion sitting on my hard drive. Unfortunately it’s one that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the priority list since life has been utterly insane the last couple of years.
However, Richard Carrier was kind enough to point out to me that all the links at the show page are broken. Turns out the old WordPress Podcasting plugin just plum don’t work anymore. Since I’m not going to have time to re-do the site for a couple weeks (or, more likely, a couple months), I’m posting the direct links to all the shows here.
Here we go.
Episode 1: The Reprobates Introduce Themselves Download
Episode 2: Molecular Biology 101 with Dr. Zachary Moore Download
Episode 3: Richard Carrier talks Worldviews, Morality, and Naturalism Download
Season 2 Episode 1: Cunning Minx talks Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy
Season 2 Episode 2: Scott Sigler talks Podcast Fiction, Horror, and Guerilla Fiction Writing
Season 2 Episode 3: Greydon Squared talks Skeptical Rap
Season 2 Episode 4: Robert M. Price talks about The Paperback Apocalypse
Season 2 Episode 5: Dr. Zachary Moore talks about the state of the art in cancer research
Season 2 Episode 6: Scott Sigler returns to talk about his book Nocturnal
Season 2 Episode 7: Dr. Robert M. Price talks Lovecraft and Horror
Season 2 Episode 8: Dr. Michael Shermer discusses evolutionary economics
Season 2 Episode 9: I discuss podcast fiction with fellow authors Seth Harwood and J.C. Hutchins
Season 3 Episode 1: Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris cause their share of trouble
Season 3 Episode 2: Mur Lafferty on Heaven
Season 3 Episode 3: Richard Carrier talks Ancient Science contra Rodney Stark
Season 3 Episode 4: Richard Carrier continues his talk about Ancient Science and Rodney Stark
For those of you who haven’t heard ‘em yet…enjoy!
July 14th, 2012 by jdsawyer
The South. Home to a deep culture steeped in African mythology and religion, Native American spirituality, Catholicism and Charismatic Christianity, the blues, and the deep, pounding heat. It is the source of one of the richest literary traditions in the world: Southern Gothic.
If you’ve seen The Twilight Zone, or read Ray Bradbury and Flannery O’Connor, or heard the Delta Blues, you’ve tasted it–maybe without realizing it. It’s always been one of my favorite genres, but I’ve only dipped into it rarely. If you’ve read Buried Alive in the Blues or some of The Lombard Alchemist Tales you’ve read my take on some of the lighter, more humorous and romantic sides of the Southern Gothic. This time, though, we’re going deep into the darkest heart of the mythic world where the Devil teaches the Blues at the crossroads, where the mystic communes with the spirits of the land, and where the gods and demons roll dice for the souls of the dead.
Turn off the lights and light the candles. Get a good blanket and a comfy chair in a safe corner. Make sure you’re facing the door so you can see if anything comes for you, and step with me into my nightmare as I present you with the twisty tale The Society of Miserable Bastards.
Thee decades ago, ten children were abandoned in a pit of quicksand by mile-marker thirty-five to protect the reputation of the all-powerful Chiswick family. Saved by the local bag lady, they now meet annually as The Society of Miserable Bastards to bestow blessings upon the family that abandoned them, one by one. And tonight, they have a very special guest indeed…
Available now in the Kindle store, the Nook store, and in all formats at Smashwords.
July 9th, 2012 by jdsawyer
I used to own a menagerie of boids. Burmese or Ball or Reticulated pythons, or Boa Constrictors, they’re not exactly warm and fuzzy, but they are fascinating creatures. In a very real sense, living dinosaurs.
Of course, they’re not exactly cheap, so I had to justify their existence by using them in movies, photo shoots, and other projects. Though the menagerie is now mostly gone, I’m still using them. I used one of the photo shoots featuring Brian the Burmese Python as the basis of my story Lilith. Now, I give you a fun adventure story starring Judith the Burmese and Monty the Ball Python, a summer afternoon, and a great deal of mischief wrought by a certain pawnbroker.
I proudly present to you the latest Lombard Alchemist tale: The Serpent and the Satchel
What’s a little daydream between friends?
A cubicle is no place to waste a golden summer afternoon, which is why Albert escaped early to spend some time at the park. But when his boss piles on extra deadlines, he’s forced to work through his time off–at least, that’s the plan.
But neither Albert nor his boss could have planned planned on a surprise adventure courtesy a broken briefcase, an escaped python, and a mischievous pawnbroker who keeps a creepy little shop out on the edge of nowhere.
Available now on Kindle and at Smashwords. Coming soon to Nook.