The latest two installments of The Bat Segundo Show, a literary podcast featuring interviews with today's contemporary writers, are now up. We talked with comedian Tommy Chong about his arrest and author Annalee Newitz about capitalist monsters within cultural narrative..
We apologize for the two week delay in fresh podcasts. As Mr. Segundo explains in Show #68, he attempted physical exertion, only to discover that Cuervo encourages an innate clumsiness rather than enlightenment. Further, Mr. Segundo has not yet understood that just because a show is named a certain number, it does not follow that he is entitled to illicit door prizes. Jorge is doing his best to get Mr. Segundo to understand the real world, but, while we admire Jorge's enthusiasm, we fear the worst.
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Here are the details for the next two shows.
Author: Tommy Chong
Condition of Mr. Segundo: Recovering from a medical mishap.
Subjects Discussed: Examining Title 21, Section 863, whether Clinton was in power in the 1980s, salsa dancing, the requirements for being an FBI special agent, plea bargaining, prison life, bodyguards, the Bush family, the advantages of celebrity status vs. a common offender being incarcerated, Michael Milken, humility, trying to remember prisoner numbers, respect for victims of disaster, looking at objects differently after prison, Cheech Marin, Up in Smoke, Chong as director, the benefits of pot, Chong as lyricist, Pipe Dreams: The Musical, Eric Idle, conflict between Cheech and Chong, Cheech’s art collection, Terence Malick, Lou Adler, Born in East L.A., Radiohead, and groups vs. individual artists.
Author: Annalee Newitz
Condition of Mr. Segundo: Looking for an unwholesome bargain.
Subjects Discussed: Capitalist monsters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, brain movies, Birth of a Nation, the fear of white power being lost, class warfare, Sawny Beane, the individual impulses of serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, the labor tools of killing, the Unabomber, serial killer and terrorist nomenclature, freeway snipers, Fight Club, avuncular hackers, V for Vendetta, narratives involving women who gorge, The Man With Two Brains, Darren Aronofsky, Pi, the labor principles of freelancing, a lengthy argument on H.P. Lovecraft, and the inevitability of decay.
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The Bat Segundo Crew