Category: Podcast

Saturday Show #21: James M. Cain, Jim Thompson, and Margaret Atwood

Relevant Links and Various Show Notes and Such: Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood The Talkative Corpse: A Love Letter by Ann K. Sterzinger The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson James M. Cain collection...

/ 25 May 2013

Saturday Show #20: Ann Sterzinger and Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday Show #20, The Austin Writing Group, Episode 9. Relevant Links and Various Show Notes and Such: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger “The Talkative Corpse” by Ann...

/ 18 May 2013

Saturday Show #19: Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger

In episode 19 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank ponders whether Ernest Hemingway was a sexist and a racist. Also, too, what have post-modernism, MFA degrees, and professional writing workshops done to our literature? Ernest Hemingway didn’t have a degree in...

/ 12 May 2013

Saturday Show #18: Susan Sontag

Swashbuckling adventures in literary fiction, continued. Saturday Show #18 Relevant Links and Show Notes: Teaching Salinger’s Nine Stories by Brad McDuffie Susan Sontag Unguided Tour by Susan Sontag

/ 5 May 2013

Saturday Show #16: Woody Allen and Ernest Hemingway

Saturday Show #16 Topics: – “Midnight in Paris” — themes, characters, Owen Wilson – The “weight” of scenes – Narrative flow – “The Contest” by Grace Paley – Noir

/ 12 April 2013

Saturday Show #15: Ayn Rand, Bobbie Ann Mason, and John Cheever

In episode 15 of Saturday Show, Frank covers why Jonathan Safran Foer is a “Face-ist” and a bunny rabbit murderer, traditional literary fiction versus commercial fiction, theme of the movie “As Good As It Gets” starring Helen Hunt and Jack...

/ 6 April 2013

Saturday Show #14: Kurt Vonnegut and Raymond Carver

Saturday Show Podcast #14 Topics: – Theme and message in stories, including “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver and the movie “Sideways.” – The evolution of Raymond Carver’s writing style, as evidenced by the differences in...

/ 30 March 2013

Saturday Show #13.5: A Little Richard Ford Audio

From “Rock Springs” … “Sometime late in the night, after Edna was asleep, I got up and walked outside into the parking lot. It could’ve been anytime because there was still the light from the interstate frosting the low sky...

/ 24 March 2013

Saturday Show #13: Austin Writing Workshop

Saturday Show Podcast #13: Featuring an appearance by the ghost of writing groups past! (In a flow-y dress, no less.) More notes to come, when my brain is fully functioning. For now, please enjoy the audio.

/ 22 March 2013

Saturday Show #12: Raymond Carver, John Barth, John Cheever, John Updike, and Joyce Carol Oates

Listen to a discussion about my writing critique group. Are you in a writing group? Has it been beneficial for you? Why or why not? Points made in the writing group as I discuss in the podcast: – In literary...

/ 15 March 2013

Saturday Show #11: Chapter 1 of ALMOST HOME by Frank Marcopolos

As part of a clever, clever marketing ploy to tease you into wanting to buy ALMOST HOME, I’ve provided an audio version of the first chapter above. I am so dang clever it hurts. It hurts every part of my...

/ 11 March 2013

Saturday Show #10 (“American Scream: The BILL HICKS Story” by Cynthia True and an Excerpt from “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving)

As a tribute to the massive gravity of the loss of the prophet Bill Hicks, I’ve posted an excerpt from “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving in the little audio player above. “American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story”...

/ 26 January 2013

Saturday Show #9: The Moment of Victory by O. Henry

AMBITION. Where does it begin and where does it end? Have you ever had an experience that fueled your ambition for years to come? What was it and how did it end up? These themes and MORE in “The Moment...

/ 21 November 2012

Saturday Show #8: How J.D. Salinger Ruined My Dating Life

In episode 8 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank discusses how his love of the stories written by J.D. Salinger can be a hindrance upon his dating life. Especially after a couple of g(G?)lasses of wine. The player above uses Flash....

/ 6 August 2012

Saturday Show #7: The Church with an Overshot Wheel by O. Henry

Who was O. Henry? William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry’s short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist...

/ 6 August 2012

Saturday Show #6: Texas vs. New York (+ Secret Salinger)

Frank moves to Austin, Texas from South Brooklyn, New York. He takes YOU along for the ride on the road known as America. Listen in to this road trip adventure! (OK, so maybe it’s less of an adventure than a...

/ 30 June 2012

Saturday Show #5: Joseph Conrad, The Informer, and Secret Societies

What can we learn about secret societies from the works of Joseph Conrad? Tune in to Saturday Show #5 to find out! SHOW NOTES: Joseph Conrad Wikipedia Page Freemasons

/ 9 June 2012

Saturday Show #4: Random Thoughts from the American Road

Show Notes: Music: “Waiting Forever” by Bill Hicks. When you purchase The Essential Collection (Amazon Affiliate Link), you get a code which allows you to download this song and 10 others from billhicks.com.

/ 29 May 2012

Saturday Show #3: Is the Indie Publishing Revolution Coming to an End?

SHOW NOTES: The Great Konrath ALMOST HOME THE WHIRLIGIG

/ 19 May 2012

Saturday Show #2: Fifty Shades of Shady? (+ Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad)

On this edition of Saturday Show, I discuss the runaway phenomenon of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Joseph Conrad (HEART OF DARKNESS), and other moving literary topics. SHOW NOTES/LINKS: http://thesuburbanjungle.com http://dearauthor.com 50 Shades of Grey on Amazon.com Joseph_Conrad

/ 28 April 2012

Saturday Show #1: Is Attorney General Eric Holder Now in Charge of E-Book Pricing?

Saturday Show #1 Show Notes: Department of Justice Case vs. Big 5 + Apple New York Times Criticizes the Case

/ 21 April 2012