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Saturday Show #86: Where Will All the Buildings Go? by Laura van den Berg

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24th January


The Austin Writing Workshop is led by a former professor of literature and philosophy at Texas State University. The group meets more-or-less weekly in Austin, Texas to improve members’ writing, drink wine, and eat … Read More »

Saturday Show #85: Today’s Special by David Sedaris

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17th January


What can we do with humor in literature? Listen to this episode of Saturday Show as the Austin Writing Workshop discusses the finer points of comedic writing and much, much more.

0:00 Introduction to Podcast

0:39 … Read More »

New Literary Drinking Game Breaks All the Rules

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15th January

Key Quotes from the Game and Post-Game:

Matt Gilliland: Jeff Riggenbach is the voice of my interior monologue.

Frank Marcopolos: I don’t have any kids, but each one of these stories should be considered a child of mine.

Mike Reid: Does ANYone live within 1,000 miles of me?

Jeff Riggenbach: I’m older than dirt.

Tracy Lawson: This vanilla vodka is … Read More »

Saturday Show #84: Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway

11th January


This episode of the podcast features a performance of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. Also, a discussion of literary techniques follows by the Austin Writing Workshop, wherein Hemingway’s style … Read More »

Saturday Show #82: Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway

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24th December


A performance by Frank Marcopolos of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. From Wikipedia: “Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and … Read More »

Saturday Show #81: Why I Transformed Myself Into a Nightingale by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

20th December


As you might expect, this episode opens with a discussion of Pyrrhonean Skepticism and its ancient Greek opponent, Dogmatism. The group discusses the parallels between that dynamic and the current dynamic between Modenism and Postmodernism. We then … Read More »

Moving Beyond Ayn Rand: Why Postmodernism is the Most Effective Literary Genre for Advancing Libertarian Ideas

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16th December

NOTE: This essay appears as a part of my new collection of 10 stories and 2 essays entitled INFINITE ENDING, now available.


I. Introduction

Within the vast expanse of literature that has been produced over the past few decades and which can be characterized as postmodern, readers find a wide range of ideas that can come into … Read More »

Saturday Show #80: Conflation by Frank Marcopolos, part of the new collection INFINITE ENDING

13th December


On this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to determine if something is art or entertainment, the main philosophical points of Immanuel Kant, the differences between the literary genres of modernism and postmodernism, … Read More »

Infinite Ending Sample #1: Eroticoffica by Frank Marcopolos

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7th December


A sample from the story “Eroticoffica” by Frank Marcopolos, from his new collection, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES.

Saturday Show #79: Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey by Elizabeth McCracken

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30th November


Note: My new book, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES, is now available for pre-order. In e-book format, it’s only 99 little cents so why not support a pasty indie author like me for half the … Read More »