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Wherein the narrator, smitten with a very busy month full of good things, caps it off by interviewing one of his all-time favorite (and most personally influential) novelists, Don Winslow, about his new novel, CITY ON FIRE (which is absolutely incredible, and on whose recommendation I will stake my reputation).Buy CITY ON FIRE here: https://www.ama…
 
Whereing the narrator, thinking this'll just be a hodgepodge episode, talks for a while about his post-book creative position, bingeing coverage of Putin's war in Ukraine, and riffs openly about his excitement for the new Cormac McCarthy releases---PERO THEN: while editing the episode he gets an upsetting email, hops back on the mic, and wallows (p…
 
Wherein the narrator riffs about the ideas of "game" philosopher C. Thi Nguyen, and makes a drunken decision about the Jack Reacher book he's pressured himself into reading.NGUYEN ON EZRA KLEIN SHOW: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-c-thi-nguyen.htmlPATREON: www.patreon.com/thousandmovieprojectEMAIL: thousandmovieprojec…
 
Wherein the narrator riffs in no particular direction, starting off with Putin's invasion of Ukraine, traversing it quickly, and then moseying in what sounds, looking back, like just a desperate ramble, trying not to be panicked. Subjects covered: the biggest fan of the Ninja Turtles, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, how hatred is made a kind of co…
 
Wherein the narrator finally revisits and posts a conversation with historian, New Yorker staff writer, and Harvard professor Louis Menand about his latest book THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR. The narrator explains why this is the most mind-widening and -altering book he read in 2021...and then goes on to explain why it took six mo…
 
Wherein the narrator ponders a thing about one of his colleagues, looking at the guy's behavior through the lens of something an artist said on the GaryVee podcast, with other detours along the theme of insecurity--including an old porno, a radio broadcast, Timothy Chalamet's frustrating beauty, and that old viral video of the lizard doing LSD in a…
 
Wherein the narrator offers, to listeners interested, a letter in the mail and then talks about an ethically questionable thing that he did, and gets around to topics like Flannery O'Connor, the phallic properties of a cashew, the Kennedy assassination, an answer to the question of What's Your Favorite Snack and a breakdown of one of his larger per…
 
Wherein the narrator offers listeners a package in the mail, if they just send their mailing address to thousandmovieproject[at]gmail[dot]com, and also talks about a six-hour intelligence test he once took, a man in a thong who dances near his apartment, and the roach phobia that complicates his life. PATREON: www.patreon.com/thousandmovieprojectIG…
 
Today's episode is a twenty-minute rambling intro to a fifteen-minute sample of the Patreon Exclusive episodes of the podcast. The intro covers a few things that've happened lately at the bar where I work, it's about six times longer than it was supposed to be, and then the rest of it is about vegetarianism and other ramblesome things -- basically …
 
Wherein the narrator, after recounting the finer points of his favorite early Superman comic, talks with author Douglas Wolk about his new book, ALL OF THE MARVELS. Wolk read all 27,000 issues of Marvel's expanded comic book universe and writes, in his story, about the beauty of confusion, the maturation of the brand, and whether Stan Lee did in fa…
 
Wherein the narrator reacts to the SCREAM 5 trailer, and complains that it shouldn't called "SCREAM" (which is the actual title), and then tells a story about a very angry math teacher he had in high school, and how the teachers of "regular" classes were generally pretty shattered, emotionally; by the end of it he's remembering what it was like to …
 
Wherein the narrator, having taken a full month to work on his book, eases himself back into the podcasting routine by doing a simple episode, with very few sound effects, in which he talks about Stephen King's two major thematic obsessions, and how they recur through his body of work, and then about some of his own (that is, the narrator's) more s…
 
Wherein the narrator takes his insecurities to the doorstep of L.R. Dorn (the author duo Suzanne Dunn & Matt Dorff) to discuss their novel, ANATOMY OF DESIRE, the allure of true crime, that thing Liz Taylor did to Montgomery Clift's mouth one night on the side of the road, and making peace with one's own morbid interests.ANATOMY OF DESIRE is their …
 
Wherien the narrator talks for a bit about a recent loss in his family, an ethically questionable thing he did as a bartender, one of his worst customers in recent memory--and finally speaks, at length, with the Pulitzer-nominated historian W.H. Brands about the craft of writing biography and history.…
 
Wherein the narrator talks for fifteen minutes about his own conflicted feelings toward slasher movies before welcoming New York Times-bestselling novelist Grady Hendrix into the fold for a discussion of his new novel, FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP, but mostly about the challenges of writing every day, policing one's own artistic output, and why Stephen…
 
Wherein the narrator talks about being too anxious to poop in small public bathrooms, rambles into the territory of some vague body dysmorphia having some loose relation to September 11th, speculates on Bill Clinton's pre-vegan bathroom habits and eventually circles back to a point.By Alexander Sorondo
 
Wherein the narrator speaks with the author of one of his favorite books from the past year, HIS VERY BEST, a comprehensive and propulsive biography of Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States.Also, in the monologue at the top of the show: Jimmy Carter, "Third Accidental President"; that maybe Carter's downfall is foretold in the triumph o…
 
Wherein the narrator talks about his gambler friend, the drama surrounding a Michael Jordan rookie card, how he tried and failed to major in psychology thinking he could become a sex therapist and, finally, how Jimmy Carter makes it seem like being an ex-president is really frustrating.By Alexander Sorondo
 
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