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Down on his luck gumshoe Blake Skye only had two options: take the job or die in the gutter. But worse things than death lie waiting in the shadows of the City. What madness and horror await, and can our intrepid investigator survive it? Find out, in this thrilling drama that mixes Raymond Chandler and H. P. Lovecraft in an exciting and modern cocktail of danger, romance, suspense, and cosmic horror from the mind and mouth of S. J. Ryker, with new episodes the last Sunday of every month!
 
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.
 
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations! Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accuse ...
 
A naïve but sincere young lawyer's assistant who only dreams of marrying his childhood sweetheart and yearns to have a home and family with her. His sharp witted boss keeps the firm going by dint of shrewd business sense and legal talent. When the assistant accidentally stumbles into a murder case, the scene is set for events that change all their lives. Dead Men's Money by Joseph Smith Fletcher was published in 1920, the era considered to be the Golden Age of detective fiction. Writers like ...
 
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This week, Scott and Karl read the 1939 novel by Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep. This hardboiled crime novel is the first of seven novels to feature the famed detective Philip Marlowe. As Chandler’s first Marlowe story, there is no introduction to the character; rather, we leap straight into the investigation as it gets underway. Throughout the no…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read the first book in the James Bond series, Casino Royale. Written by British author Ian Fleming and published in 1953, you'll find traces of the rising tensions of the Cold War mixed in with this spy thriller. The story opens with James Bond gambling at the casino in Royale-les-Eaux to bankrupt the treasurer of a French…
 
This week, Scott and Karl discuss Nietzche's On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense. Written in 1873 one year after The Birth of Tragedy, it was published by his sister Elisabeth in 1896 when Nietzsche was already mentally ill. In just 24 pages, the work wrestles with epistemological questions about the nature of truth and language, and how they rel…
 
Welcome to a another very special Skye Mail, the mailbag for Blake Skye: Private Eye! Changing up genres, we talk to a master of noir storytelling, Fabrice Sapolsky of FairSquare Comics, talking about comics, representation, and all that's fit to print but isn't because this is an audio format.Check out FairSquare Comics at https://fairsquarecomics…
 
Turn on your favorite mood lighting for this episode. We promise you will be going the growl after listening to Gidgit VonLaRue (co-host of The Retro Cinema Podcast) discuss the Films that Make Gidgit Fidget. Follow Gidgit VonLaRue: https://twitter.com/GidgitVonLaRue Subscribe to the Retro Cinema Podcast: http://theretrocinema.com/ Follow James Han…
 
Leanne Kubicz makes her return to discuss the chaotic behind-the-scenes story of making 'A Star is Born' (1976), how the film became a hit, and how it compares to the other movie versions of the story. Follow Leanne Kubicz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lianemarieK Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colebrax Wrong Reel Merchandis…
 
In the second episode of this two-part series, Scott and Karl finish up their discussion of Benjamin Graham’s 1949 classic The Intelligent Investor. Graham wanted to teach investors the basic principles needed to navigate markets. In doing so, he teaches investors how to manage themselves. Graham's rules for investing are designed to help readers t…
 
As forces mount against our heroes, a thin sliver of hope shines from an unexpected source. Can it be real? Or is hope a losing gamble? Blake and company might just find out the hard way.Starring Kale B. as Mickey O'Shae (SuperHumanFoods on Twitter) Stephen Kropa as Gordon Graves (KropaCabana on Twitter)Gabi B. as Elenore Kostanksi (SeeliePunk on T…
 
In the first episode of this two-part series, Scott and Karl begin discussing Benjamin Graham's 1949 classic The Intelligent Investor. Heralded as the greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Graham's philosophy of “value investing” provides the core tenants of all good portfolio management. Karl says, "It is [about] how to invest. But…
 
In the second half of the conversation, Scott and Karl continue discussing Herbert Marcuse’s 1965 essay “Repressive Tolerance.” In the course of analyzing Marcuse, Karl creates a new word: "justism." As Karl describes, "It's when you take a complex reality and you reduce it to one simple concept. For Marcuse, it looks like the "justism" is towards …
 
From Down Under, we welcome Joseph Ferguson to discuss his admiration for Orson Welles in particular his unique approach to the Scottish Play aka Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' Follow Joseph Ferguson: https://twitter.com/Pinball_Lez Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colebrax Wrong Reel Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/wrong-re…
 
Is tolerance a good thing and who deserves it? In the first episode of this two-part series, Scott and Karl begin discussing Herbert Marcuse's 1965 essay "Repressive Tolerance." Marcuse argues that the whole of society shapes what is politically possible for each of us, so any discussion of politics must attend to society as a whole. Scott says, "F…
 
Welcome to a very special Skye Mail, the mailbag for Blake Skye: Private Eye! From across the podcast seas comes a certified, licensed and bonded master of the macabre, Tonia Ransom of NIGHTLIGHT, A Black Horror Podcast. Together, we will explore such topics as why H. P. Lovecraft was complete trash, the refreshing taste of Beef Fizz, and topics fa…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read Hilaire Belloc's "An Essay on the Restoration of Property." Written in 1936, Belloc attempts to rectify the wrongs in both major economic theories by approaching the problem from an entirely new angle, offering his own program for property distribution. As Scott points out, "The whole idea underlying what he's writing…
 
This week, Scott and Karl discuss A Canticle for Leibowitz, the post-apocalyptic science fiction classic by Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959. Scott says, “It's a story about how fragile civilization is, how fragile knowledge is, and what people’s responsibility to that may or may not be." As the plot goes, the monks of the Albertian Or…
 
Filmmaker Simon O’Neill returns for Part II of our coverage of author Raymond Chandler where we explore the films he wrote that were not based on his novels. Part 1: https://wrongreel.com/podcast/wr505-the-streets-were-dark-with-something-more-than-night/ Follow Simon O’Neill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sim_ONeill Simon O’Neill’s Official Site:…
 
After a brush with death, Blake and the others find a brief moment of peace. But with the future so uncertain, is there any place to look but the past?CW: Discussion of SuicideStarring Kale B. as Mickey O'Shae (SuperHumanFoods on Twitter) Stephen Kropa as Gordon Graves (KropaCabana on Twitter)S. J. Ryker as Blake Skye (LookWhosFhtagn on Twitter)Dea…
 
12 years ago, an anonymous person using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto published Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. This week, Scott and Karl discuss this revolutionary concept of how Bitcoin set out to change the way the world views currencies. At just ten pages long, Nakamoto’s original paper is still recommended reading for anyone s…
 
Filmmaker Bill Scurry (co-host of the ‘I Don’t Get It‘ podcast) joins us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of what is a strong contender for the funniest movie ever made, 'Airplane!' (1980). Follow Bill Scurry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WilliamScurry Subscribe to Bill Scurry’s YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2NKPwF6 Follow James Hancock on Twi…
 
What are fairy-stories? What is their origin? What is the use of them? This week, Scott and Karl read “On Fairy-Stories” and “Leaf by Niggle” by J. R. R. Tolkien. Both works offer answers to these questions while providing the underlying philosophy of Tolkien's own fantastical writing, such as The Lord of the Rings. In his essay “On Fairy-Stories,”…
 
Martin Kessler (Flixwise Canada) makes his epic return to discuss 'The Magnificent Ambersons' (1942) and the tragic fate that befell the film during that chaotic chapter of Orson Welles's life. Follow Martin Kessler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MovieKessler Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colebrax Wrong Reel Merchandise: htt…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. The role of community in the shaping of character is a recurring theme for Berry, who is the author of more than forty books that largely serve as an extended conversation about the life he values. Berry is a writer, a novelist, an essayist, but also a poet, a farmer, and an environmental…
 
Sam Peckinpah's films cast a very long shadow, permanently altering the way filmmakers approached the western genre from the 1970's onward. Artist David Lambert makes his return to discuss the Bastard Sons of Sam Peckinpah. Follow David Lambert on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidlambertart/ Follow David Lambert on Twitter: https://twitter…
 
This week Scott and Karl read Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger, the memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1. Printed in 1920, this book illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of a German soldier. "Ernst is a generous soul who can see the good in all things," accor…
 
As our heroes cheat death, machinations take place in the shadows. Powerful forces are at work, offering great rewards...at great peril. And one man seeks is willing to take those risks to see his work completed.Starring Ness B. as Professor August Howard (NessRocker on Twitter)Rebecca M. as The Outsider (DokBlock on Twitter)Merry B. as Desmond Aye…
 
Why are modern debates on morality so shrill? This week, Scott and Karl read After Virtue, a book on moral philosophy by Alasdair MacIntyre. Published in 1981, MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue and diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life. In Karl's words, "Ethical conversations ar…
 
We are thrilled beyond words to welcome Gidgit VonLaRue (co-host of The Retro Cinema Podcast) on the show to discuss the brilliant career of Frank Oz. Follow Gidgit VonLaRue: https://twitter.com/GidgitVonLaRue Subscribe to the Retro Cinema Podcast: http://theretrocinema.com/ Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colebrax Wrong Reel M…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read The Inimitable Jeeves, the second collection of Jeeves stories written by P. G. Wodehouse, published in 1923. First appearing in print in 1915, Jeeves continued to feature in Wodehouse's work until his last completed novel Aunts Aren't Gentlemen in 1974, a span of 60 years. The Inimitable Jeeves follows the adventures…
 
Filmmaker Bill Teck (One Day Since Yesterday) and the Hobo with the High Kick himself, Moose Matson, unite on the show for the first time to discuss their top 5 favorite Manly Movies that Make Men Misty. Follow Bill Teck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/billteck Watch ‘One Day Since Yesterday’: http://onedaysinceyesterday.com/ Follow Moose Matson on…
 
This week, Scott and Karl read War is a Racket, the antiwar classic, written by one of America's most decorated soldiers— General Smedley D. Butler. When he published this essay in 1935, General Bulter was already a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. In his essay, you'll find that he argues again…
 
Mackenzie Lambert (the host of Mack & the Movies) makes his return to discuss the wild triple B films of Andy Sidaris. Mack & the Movies: https://m-j-lambert.podomatic.com/ Follow Mackenzie Lambert on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CinemaMack Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colebrax Wrong Reel Merchandise: https://teespring.com/s…
 
Hall of Justice, Broadway & Temple. May 27. Photo by Kemal/StreetwiseLA https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/YCES-138.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation abou…
 
Scott, Karl, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project continue their discussion of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals. Picking up where they left off from last week, the trio polishes off the remaining rules on Alinsky's list. Scott says, “What he outlines here is pretty much the way things work. I do…
 
Steven Saunders (host of The Film Connection and contributor to Film ’89) makes his return to discuss the work of the legendary British comedy troupe, Monty Python. Follow Steven Saunders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatSJSaunders Buy 'Into the Eye of Magic' by Steven Saunders: https://amzn.to/2ZVfsnL Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://tw…
 
Blake's uneasy alliance with the crime boss Mickey O'Shae will be put to the test as gumshoe and mobster gaze into the heart of a monster.Starring Kale B. as Mickey O'Shae (SuperHumanFoods on Twitter) Stephen Kropa as Gordon Graves (KropaCabana on Twitter)Gabi B. as Elenore Kostanksi (SeeliePunk on Twitter)Zane Schacht as Herschel Spielman (VoicesB…
 
Scott and Karl are joined by Brett Veinotte, creator of the School Sucks Project, for a special two-part discussion on Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals. Divided into ten chapters, Rules for Radicals provides 10 lessons on how a community organizer can accomplish the goal of successfully uniting disenfranc…
 
Judson Studios, Garvanza. https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YCES-137.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Welcome everyone, and thank you for listening to our podcast, You Can’t Eat The Sunshine, for the week of May 25th, 2020. We are on day 69 of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer At Home Directive. Our guest this week is Dave Judson, the 4th Gen…
 
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