Category: Podcast

Saturday Show #117: Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (Audiobook)

Ulalume is a public-domain poem written by Edgar Allan Poe a long time ago. On this episode of the podcast, it is performed by Frank Marcopolos of http://FrankMarcopolos.com. Musical accompaniment is provided as follows: Somber by Audionautix is licensed under...

/ 24 June 2016

Saturday Show #116: The Cone by H.G. Wells (Audiobook Performance)

This is an audiobook performance of the public-domain short story, “The Cone.” It was written by H.G. Wells a long time ago, and performed by Frank Marcopolos of http://frankmarcopolos.com just recently. If you enjoy these free audiobooks, please subscribe to...

/ 6 June 2016

Saturday Show #115: The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost (Performance)

This is an audiobook performance of the public domain poem “The Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost. The voice-actors on the track are Frank Marcopolos and Sherry S. Thompson. Music was provided as follows: “Achilles – Strings” by...

/ 22 May 2016

Saturday Show #114: A Moonlight Fable by H.G. Wells (Performance)

This story is also known as “The Beautiful Suit.” “He is not afraid” by radiotimes, 2015 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0). Herbert George “H.G.” Wells is known as the father of science fiction, having written “The Time...

/ 7 May 2016

Saturday Show #112: 2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Performance)

This is an audiobook performance of “2 B R 0 2 B” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Per Wikipedia: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (/ˈvɒnᵻɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American author. In a career spanning over 50 years,...

/ 4 March 2016

Saturday Show #111: Analysis of The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

You are listening to Saturday Show Podcast, episode number 111. My name is Frank Marcopolos. I am the author of the novel ALMOST HOME, the short story collection INFINITE ENDING, and the novelettes A CAR CRASH OF SORTS, and WOMYN...

/ 14 February 2016

Saturday Show #110: The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin (Audiobook Performance)

This is an audiobook performance of “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. We will be analyzing this story on the next podcast. From Wikipedia: Kate Chopin, born Katherine O’Flaherty (February 8, 1850 – August 22, 1904), was a...

/ 17 January 2016

Saturday Show #109: Good People by David Foster Wallace

You are listening to “Saturday Show Literary Podcast,” a podcast about writing, literature, philosophy, and—well—life. The podcast feed stems from FrankMarcopolos.com, and is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, or any podcatcher app. This episode features a live recording of a...

/ 9 January 2016

Saturday Show #108: Lecture on Resonance and Theme in Literary Fiction

This is a short lecture on resonance and theme in literary fiction by the leader of the Austin Writing Workshop, a former professor of literature and philosophy at Texas State University.

/ 12 December 2015

SSLP #107: Pretty Ice by Mary Robison (Video Version)

Here is the YouTubey version of the last episode of the podcast:

/ 10 December 2015

Saturday Show #107: Pretty Ice by Mary Robison

[NOTE: “Ice Cold” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/] * This is “Saturday Show Literary Podcast,” a podcast about writing, literature, philosophy, and—well—life. The podcast feed stems from FrankMarcopolos.com, and is also available...

/ 5 December 2015

Saturday Show #106: As Good As It Gets, The Objectivist Ethics by Ayn Rand, and Fat by Raymond Carver

“It’s God…and then Ayn Rand.” Members of the Austin Writing Workshop conduct a roundtable, free-form discussion of literary and philosophical topics. The first part of the podcast covers the movie “As Good as It Gets” starring Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson,...

/ 21 November 2015

Saturday Show #104: Referential by Lorrie “The Story” Moore

Group discussion by the Austin Writing Workshop about the short story “Referential” by Lorrie Moore. You can read the story before listening (and you should) by clicking here. The Austin Writing Workshop is led by a former professor of literature...

/ 3 October 2015

Saturday Show #103: How to Talk to Your Mother by Lorrie Moore

In this episode of the podcast we discuss “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” by Lorrie Moore, “Fixation of Belief” by philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and other high-minded topics because we’re snobs like that. Text of the Lorrie Moore...

/ 28 July 2015

Saturday Show #102: Pet Milk by Stuart Dybek

Surrounded by pit bulls, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions, the leather-jacketed renegades of the Austin Writing Workshop met to discuss the knife-blade vitality of art, literature, and philosophy, specifically the short story “Pet Milk” by Stuart Dybek and other kinds of...

/ 21 July 2015

Saturday Show #101: How to Write a Treatment (+ Silence of the Lambs)

What if you had an opportunity to get a treatment in front of actual Hollywood producers and directors, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to seize everything you ever wanted? Would you capture it? Or let it slip? The Austin...

/ 4 July 2015

Saturday Show #100: Bohemians by George Saunders

The Austin Writing Workshop met at the Westin at the Domain in Austin, Texas, to discuss literature and philosophy. This is the result. This is the 100th episode of Saturday Show. If you enjoy this podcast, please use the Amazon.com...

/ 29 June 2015

Saturday Show #99: The Apologizer by Milan Kundera

At a Whole Foods at the Domain in Austin, Texas, the Austin Writing Workshop breaks down “The Apologizer” by recluse and literary genius Milan Kundera and two chapters of Zeus’s work-in-progress novel while drinking beer and chugging 5-Hour Energies. More...

/ 21 June 2015

Clips from an Aborted Podcast

These are clips from a podast that was aborted because the ambient noise made listening for long periods of time super-annoying. For short clips, though, it’s okay, and so here are some of the more interesting tidbits we captured on...

/ 14 June 2015

Saturday Show #98: The Fly by Katherine Mansfield

Listen in as the members of the Austin Writing Workshop debate the literary merits of “The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield. Also, chapters 3 and 4 from Zeus’s new novel, and much less drinking than in previous episodes. Sorry. 0:00 Excerpt...

/ 6 June 2015

Saturday Show #97: The Santosbrazzi Killer by Heidi Julavits

This week, only 3 members of the notorious Austin Writing Workshop gathered to do battle over literature and philosophy. But that was enough. Listen to the sparks fly, the philosophical theories rumble, and the rhetoric zoom off the hook! 0:00...

/ 30 May 2015

Highlights from Saturday Show Literary Podcast #96

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday Show Literary Podcast #96. The full episode can be found right here.

/ 27 May 2015

Saturday Show #96: Coming Sun.Mon.Tues. by Don DeLillo (+ Lecture on WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?)

Every Friday (more or less) a group of renegade writers gathers in Austin, Texas to drink alcohol, eat gluten-free snacks, and discuss literature, philosophy, and all manner of stimulating ideas. Listen in to the 96th episode of a Texas classic....

/ 16 May 2015

Saturday Show #95: The Pura Principle by Junot Diaz (+ The Philosophy and Rules of Art)

Is art completely subjective? Or are there objective rules which need to be observed in order for an artistic project to be successful? This podcast explores. Plus, why Junot Diaz is terrible, considering subjectivity and objectivity as the same thing,...

/ 2 May 2015

Saturday Show #93: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane (Excerpt)

With the explosive successes of the work by Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and others, it may be time for the literary world to ponder the questions that their noir and bleak worlds raise for us. What, in particular, does the...

/ 18 April 2015

Saturday Show #92: The Laughing Man by J.D. Salinger

The Austin Writing Workshop returns from hiatus to discuss a piece of micro-fiction and then “The Laughing Man” by J.D. Salinger. Buy Nine Stories here. Click here to read what Goodreads readers have to say about the story (and compare/contrast...

/ 11 April 2015

Saturday Show #91: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (+ Lecture on THEME)

On this episode of the podcast, Professor Jim gives a fascinating lecture on theme. Also, a member-submitted story is discussed. Pull quote: “William Shakespeare’s entire canon is concerned with the pathos of the irretrievability of time.” Discuss. Listing of topics...

/ 28 March 2015

Saturday Show #90: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

For this episode, a brief discussion of irony in literature and then a performance of the classic short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, the punster and trick endingster. Enjoy!

/ 14 March 2015

Saturday Show #88: Expelled by John Cheever

Read “Expelled” by clicking HERE. A modernish fairy tale? What is the traditional role of the fairy tale in human life? According to Robert Bly, “The knowledge of how to build a nest in a bare tree, how to fly...

/ 21 February 2015

Saturday Show #87: Everything is Green by David Foster Wallace

The Austin Writing Workshop discusses a short story by the legendary David Foster Wallace and a member story. Wine flowed, food was consumed, and good times were had by all. Also, too: writing techniques galore, literary theory, and a wee...

/ 8 February 2015