Gobbledygeek episode 294, “The D-List (feat. Donora Hillard),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Live from Denny’s, it’s Donora Hillard! The Jeff Bridges poet returns to talk about…pretty much everything with Paul and Arlo. While enjoying late-night diner ambiance, the gang discusses driving and the anxiety it causes; dance, of the So You Think You Can variety (featuring, upon special request, a rendition of Paul’s classic Black Swan diatribe); tiny houses, one of which Donora owns; and what’s in everyone’s bags (Arlo’s answers will amaze you). Plus David Lynch, Bunheads, arrested development (neither the rap group nor the television series)…everything.
Next: the boys take their penultimate trip to the hellish world of Matt Wagner’s Grendel as this year’s Four-Color Flashback nears its close, with a look at “God and the Devil, Part 2,” collected in Grendel Omnibus: Vol. 3 – Orion’s Reign.
(Show notes for “The D-List.”)
Gobbledygeek episode 272, “Jeff Bridges: It’s Gonna Be Okay (feat. Donora Hillard),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
This week, Paul and Arlo transcend obscenity with Donora Hillard, whose writing takes many forms, including that sequined distillation of anxiety: poetry. Her new collection Jeff Bridges finds poetry in the man himself, an actor me and you and everyone we know loves instinctively. What is it about Bridges? What about him inspired a book’s worth of poems? Paul and Arlo attempt to find the answer while discussing with Donora their struggles with poetry, why people think words are scary, and the Bridges-starring 1984 film Starman.
Next: in lieu of starting yet another spin-off podcast, Paul and Arlo are going to begin analyzing the seminal ’90s sci-fi series The X-Files within Gobbledygeek itself. Wesley “Wezzo” Mead beams over from the UK on his flying saucer to discuss the first season.
(Show notes for “Jeff Bridges: It’s Gonna Be Okay.”)
The Deli Podcast of Justice interview with C. Gayle Seaman is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Superheroes aren’t all fisticuffs and laser vision. They’re also poetry in motion, something C. Gayle Seaman hits upon with her contribution to The Deli Counter of Justice, the poem “Spring Memories,” in which a young man reflects on a childhood encounter with his idol Piecemaker. Paul and AJ talk to Gayle about her family’s history in the newspaper business, the romance novel she wrote a few years back, and how the fairy tale characters of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm were her first superheroes.
Next: on Thursday, October 23, Paul and Eric turn the tables on AJ to discuss his story “Innovation.”
(Show notes for The Deli Podcast of Justice #8.)