The Dusty Den Book Club

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Month: December 2017

Bonus Episode – A Season for Memento mori, Personal Reflections…

 

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This is a bonus episode for The Dusty Den patreon supporters.  It may go into complete release as a “bonus show example,” for all listeners shortly afterwards.  This is a simple episode centering around my personal observations in regards to Christmas and New Years.  I talk about Memento mori, how it has benefited me, and why it isn’t a depressing way to view your existence.  Most everything in the episode is of a personal nature and thus very different from any other show I have done in the past.  I talk mostly about my own experiences, and I hope you can relate to them in some way.  I also discuss the show itself, past, present, and future.  I want to extend a very sincere “Thank you,” to all my supporting listeners.  I very much appreciate your patronage, and I am grateful for your time, and contribution.  Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy it.

Joshua

Ep 19 – Interviewing The Great Mike Resnick with CJ from The DHP

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The prolific, and award winning author Mike Resnick drops in for an interview in another crossover episode with CJ from The Dangerous History Podcast.  CJ and I discussed Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future in episode 18, and a twist of fate opened the door for this interview with the author.  Resnick is a sci-fi legend with a list of accolades that is simply hard to believe.  In the interview we discuss many different topics, from his influences, early beginnings, and political/philosophical world view, to his continued passion for writing and mentoring others.  He is definitely a very interesting guy and I am grateful to have had this opportunity to ask him some questions with CJ.  As I have said before, make sure you check out The Dangerous History Podcast, and follow CJ on twitter.  I also recommend stopping by Mike Resnick’s web site and snooping around.  This was a lot of fun, and I had a great time.

 

Next Episode – The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

On Deck -The Christmas Special!

In The Hole – TBD (I will post next week)

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Ep 18 – CJ from The Dangerous History Podcast Joins Me to Discuss “Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future”

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In this episode I talk to the host of the awesome Dangerous History PodcastCJ.  We discuss the super cool sci-fi-western novel, Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, by the prolific Mike Resnick.  This was a recommendation from CJ and I really enjoyed it.  We talk about the genre in general, how it relates to people with a certain worldview, the writing prowess of Mike Resnick, the power of myth and legend, and the storyline of Santiago, with analysis of several characters and plot points.  SPOILER WARNING.  We do talk about several things which could spoil some surprise factors in the novel, so “listener beware.”  Mike Resnick’s bibliography is substantial.  In the show we gloss over some highlights, but to really grasp the scope of his work you need to read about him.  We reference an interview done by Joshua Sky at Futurism, and it’s definitely worth a read.  Also discussed, are some interviews with John Carpenter (links below), the horror and hard-boiled genres, westerns like High Noon, and the films of Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone.  It was a blast talking with CJ!  Make sure you check out The Dangerous History Podcast and follow him on twitter.

 

Joshua Sky Interview with Mike Resnick

John Carpenter – Masters of Horror Interview

John Carpenter – Fangoria’s Screamography Interview

Once Upon a Time in the West Clip

Gary Cooper throws his badge in the dirt

The Dangerous History Podcast Website

CJ on Twitter

 

Next Episode – The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

On Deck -The Christmas Special!

In The Hole – TBD

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