Category: Podcast

Saturday Show #127: Chapters 14 and 15

Saturday Show Literary Podcast #127, in which author and voice-over guy Frank Marcopolos discusses Chapters 14 and 15 of his current work-in-progress, a novel. Also discussed are the motto of Seguin, Texas, travelling, hotels, and other marginalia. Connect with Frank...

/ 30 April 2017

Saturday Show #126: Chapters 11 through 13 (Plus, Realistic Taxidermy and Free Bibles!)

In this edition of Saturday Show Literary Podcast, Frank Marcopolos discusses chapters 11 through 13 of his work-in-progress, a novel. He also discusses his adventures while traveling on the Texas roads, including Realistic Taxidermy and Free Bibles. Connect with Frank...

/ 8 April 2017

Saturday Show #125: Chapters 6 through 10 (Plus some personal stuff)

Saturday Show Literary Podcast, in which Frank Marcopolos discusses chapters 6 through 10 of his work-in-progress, a novel, as well as some personal stuff dealing with travel. Connect on social: Twitter Instagram YouTube Facebook ___ You should buy INFINITE ENDING...

/ 20 March 2017

Saturday Show #124: Chapter 4 and also Chapter 5.

Saturday Show Literary Podcast #124, in which Frank Marcopolos–from the infamous jet black jet stream Jetta–discusses chapters 4 and 5 of his work-in-progress, a novel. If you’re a fan of “documenting the process,” this podcast just might be for you....

/ 11 March 2017

Saturday Show #123: Chapter 3.

In which Frank Marcopolos discusses the progress he is making on the final edit of his work-in-progress, a novel. He is up to Chapter 3. It is thrilling. Want to connect on social media? Sure: Twitter – @frankmarcopolos Instagram –...

/ 5 March 2017

Saturday Show #122: Chapter 1 and also Chapter 2.

Saturday Show Literary Podcast #122, in which Frank Marcopolos discusses where he’s at on his new novel. Socially inclined? Twitter – @frankmarcopolos Instagram – @frankzmarcopolos YouTube – YouTube.com/BrooklynFrank ____ You might want to buy INFINITE ENDING: Ten Stories (Affiliate Link)...

/ 26 February 2017

Saturday Show #121: Right After a Developmental Edit

Saturday Show Literary Podcast #121, wherein Frank Marcopolos discusses what happens now after a developmental edit of his current work-in-progress, a novel. Connect on social: Twitter Instagram YouTube *** You might want to buy this paperback anthology because it contains...

/ 19 February 2017

Saturday Show #120: Starting Over. Again.

Saturday Show Literary Podcast #120, in which Frank Marcopolos talks about a fresh start for the podcast from a Holiday Inn hotel room in Huntsville, Texas. From THE WHIRLIGIG to WOMYN DO, it’s been a long literary journey, and the...

/ 16 February 2017

Saturday Show #119: Lenore by Edgar Allan Poe (Audiobook)

Lenore is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, and published in 1843. I Feel You by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100841 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/bu/4.0)...

/ 20 September 2016

Saturday Show #118: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Audiobook Performance)

You are listening to episode 118 of Saturday Show Literary Podcast. My name is Frank Marcopolos of https://frankmarcopolos.com and http://youtube.com/brooklynfrank. This episode will be a performance of Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. According to Wikipedia, the story, published in...

/ 8 July 2016

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 https://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