Boozing Through Lit

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a slog | Episode #73

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a slog | Episode #73

    19/11/2020 Duration: 51min

    On this week’s Boozing Through Lit, Darryl and Brett discuss Ken Kesey’s 1960s classic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Though the book is heralded as one of the great books of modern lit, the boozers seemed to find most of it a slog. They also talk the pandemic because ... well, pandemic. And don’t forget to subscribed to our various channels. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpNh_rE3IGa2UlWDYqiCnvw/featured?view_as=subscriber Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Write to be unassailable | Episode 72

    Write to be unassailable | Episode 72

    15/10/2020 Duration: 58min

    On this episode of Boozing, Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan talk death terrors, writing as a so-called contemporary art, writing to be unimpeachable and how boring The New Yorker is. Then, during Boozing Through The New Yorker, the pair talk writing and wealth in Nicole Krauss' "Switzerland" in the Sept. 21, 2020, issue of the metropolitan magazine. The story can be found here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/21/switzerland And don’t forget to subscribed to our various channels. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpNh_rE3IGa2UlWDYqiCnvw/featured?view_as=subscriber Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Writing fiction amid COVID | Episode #71

    Writing fiction amid COVID | Episode #71

    07/10/2020 Duration: 01h08min

    How will the coronavirus pandemic change how and what we write? How to cast a token president following the ineptitude of the Trump administration? Brett Ivan Crehan and Darryl Coote discuss before delving into "Flashlight" by Susan Choi, which can be found here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/flashlight And don’t forget to subscribed to our various channels. Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Write with confidence | Episode #70

    Write with confidence | Episode #70

    15/09/2020 Duration: 53min

    On this episode of Boozing, Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan discuss some issues with attempting to cover the presidency of Donald Trump. Then, during Boozing Through The New Yorker, the pair talk confidence in writing with Bryan Washington’s “Heirlooms” in the Aug. 3 & 10 issue of the metropolitan magazine. The story can be found here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/08/03/heirlooms And don’t forget to subscribed to our various channels. Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Were all stereotypes, until were not | Episode #69

    We're all stereotypes, until we're not | Episode #69

    04/09/2020 Duration: 49min

    On this episode of Boozing, Brett Crehan gives us a behind-the-scenes look at shooting an Instagram commercial with retired NBA power forward Brian Scalabrine for his Scal's Vodka Lemonade. That’s right, the White Mamba himself.  Then, during Boozing Through The New Yorker, the pair dissect Madhuri Vijay’s “You Are My Dear Friend, which appeared in the Aug. 17 issue of the metropolitan magazine. The story can be found here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/08/17/you-are-my-dear-friend And don’t forget to subscribe to our various channels. Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Boozing through The Great Gatsby | Episode #68

    Boozing through "The Great Gatsby" | Episode #68

    27/08/2020 Duration: 48min

    On this episode of Boozing Through Lit, Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan, taken on a listener request to review F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal "The Great Gatsby." In this freewheeling conversation, the Boozers attempt to look past the book's horrific first few pages in order to examine whether this book is literature or just a rollicking good soap opera. If you have ever wondered why Tom and Gatsby switched cars or Dutch sailors' eyes have to do with anything, then have a listen, won't you?

  • Are there no more short story writers? | Episode #67

    Are there no more short story writers? | Episode #67

    05/08/2020 Duration: 34min

    This week, your Boozers Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan discuss “Jack and Della” an excerpt of a forthcoming novel by Marilynn Robinson published in The New Yorker. They talk of the value — or the lack thereof — of presenting a truncated work as a short story, the worth of period pieces and, of course, about “Jack and Della.” Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Writings hard | Episode #66

    Writing's hard | Episode #66

    23/07/2020 Duration: 57min

    This week, your Boozers Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan discuss the internal knowledge necessary to write fiction and how building up that knowledge takes oh so much time. And for Boozing Through The New Yorker, they discuss “A Transparent Woman,” by Hari Kunzru in the June 29, 2020, issues of The New Yorker magazine. Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boozing-through-lit/id964603033 Subscribe to us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/boozingthroughlit Subscribe to us on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boozing-through-lit

  • Making a friend of horror | Episode #65

    Making a friend of horror | Episode #65

    15/07/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    This week, your Boozers Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan discuss Roger Stone, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and his death by suicide under the weight of sexual harassment claims and the restarting of the NHL. But the meat of this feast is a long discussion about grieving in the story “Grief” by Scholastique Kukasonga published in the June 22, 2020, edition of the New Yorker. Have a listen, won’t you?

  • America: Even the Idea was Stolen and Sold for the Short Money | Episode #64

    America: Even the Idea was Stolen and Sold for the Short Money | Episode #64

    06/07/2020 Duration: 54min

    This week, your Boozers Darryl Coote and Brett Crehan discuss the United States’ ongoing fall from the position as the world’s most powerful country due to greed and mismanagement, and China’s attempts to capitalize and claim that title for its own. Have a listen, won't you?

  • Bathing in the Dribs and Drabs of Franz Kafka | Episode #63

    Bathing in the Dribs and Drabs of Franz Kafka | Episode #63

    29/06/2020 Duration: 55min

    This week, Brett and Darryl, the boys of booze, discuss the removal of Confederate statues, the indictable face of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and living with a toddler. Then they get into a deep discussion on "The rescue will begin in its own time," four very short stories by Franz Kafka in the June 29th issued of The New Yorker. Brett and Darryl discuss the value of printing these excerpts and what they give to a reader's understanding of one of the most important authors of the 20th century.

  • Why is Haruki Murakami so popular? | Episode #62

    Why is Haruki Murakami so popular? | Episode #62

    22/06/2020 Duration: 53min

    Seriously. Why is he so popular? This week, Brett and Darryl, the boys of booze, discuss censorship, debate and political disagreements in the age of cancel culture with Joe Rogan as an example. Then they get into a deep discussion on Haruki Murakami and his befuddling popularity as they dissect his latest short story, “Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey,” in the segment Boozing Through The New Yorker.

  • Coronavirus as a metaphor | Episode #61

    Coronavirus as a metaphor | Episode #61

    15/06/2020 Duration: 54min

    This week on Boozing, the Boozers talk about the coronavirus as a metaphor not only of life and death but also as a mirror to American culture. And then during this week’s special segment of Boozing Through The New Yorker (as it will so forth be known), Darryl and Brett dissect, discuss and drool over “Pursuit as Happiness,” a short autobiographical short story by Ernest Hemingway about a fishing trip in Cuba during the turbulent year of 1933.

  • George Floyds Tumor | Episode #60

    George Floyd's Tumor | Episode #60

    08/06/2020 Duration: 48min

    This week, the Boozers discuss the death of George Floyd, specifically about the racism of his autopsy and how it should urge white people to learn more about the oppression of black Americans. And during the yet-to-be-named New Yorker segment, Brett and Darryl discuss “Two Nurses, Smoking,” by David Means, available here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/01/two-nurses-smoking

  • Boozing through Demolition, by Fiona McFarlane | Episode #59

    Boozing through 'Demolition,' by Fiona McFarlane | Episode #59

    01/06/2020 Duration: 55min

    This week, the boys return after a lengthy hiatus and discuss Spider-man's lack of journalistic ethics, what they've been up to in the year-long hiatus (babying, drinking) and "Demolition" by Fiona McFarlane, this week's fiction offering in the New Yorker magazine. Have a listen, won't you?

  • Hockey, racism and what it means to be Canadian | Episode #58

    Hockey, racism and what it means to be Canadian | Episode #58

    25/05/2020 Duration: 55min

    Hockey, racism and what it means to be Canadian | Episode #58 by Boozing Through Lit

  • Charles Bukowski, worth reading or just vice tourism? | Episode #57

    Charles Bukowski, worth reading or just vice tourism? | Episode #57

    15/01/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    Charles Bukowski, worth reading or just vice tourism? | Episode #57 by Boozing Through Lit

  • Red Dead Redemption as literature | Episode #56

    Red Dead Redemption as literature | Episode #56

    29/12/2018 Duration: 50min

    This episode, the Boozers look at the video game "Red Dead Redemption 2" as a literature. It explores the best and worst of humanity and transports as well as the best literature. They start, however, with an update on childrearing and its affects on writing.

  • Giving birth and the death of history | Episode #55

    Giving birth and the death of history | Episode #55

    01/12/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    This episode, there was a whole lot of change going on, specifically the birth of Darryl's daughter. They also discuss how history becomes legend with the death of a woman Darryl was interviewing for his work on The Jeju Massacre.

  • Feel sorry for Gangjeong | Episode #54

    Feel sorry for Gangjeong | Episode #54

    20/10/2018 Duration: 01h13min

    This week, Darryl discusses covering the International Fleet Review at the controversial Gangjeong Village naval base on Jeju Island. Most of the discussion centers on protesters and protesting. Have a listen, won't you?

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