Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast
About This Show
In this podcast, Three English Idiots (Paul, Stephen and Morgan) are sequentially re-reading their shared favourite series of books - the 87th Precinct novels. Along the way, they look at the context and time in which they were written, their influence and influences and absolutely anything else that might come to mind.
This is three friends hoping to share their love of reading these books with you, something that has been at the heart of their friendship for a long time. They hope to keep the spotlight on Ed McBain and encourage you to explore and share in their passion. Please feel free to get involved through social media (Hark87Podcast on all the things) or via email - Hark87Podcast@gmail.com.
Most Recent Episode
Ed McBain's The Heckler - Episode 12, Bonus: What About The Tuba Murders?
**Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast Bonus Episode**
A very silly podcast.
Join us for our post-main-podcast descent into madness as we start out proper (book editions and the nature of The Deaf Man, Teddy Carella and good vs evil), before speculating on what the cover of Stevo's 1979 Penguin edition actually shows. From thereon in, we hear about the Three 'Crimey' Things Paul got up to that day and consider P J Hammond's adventure series Sapphire and Steel in a whole new (Cornish) light.
Get your book-eyes pointed at McBain's "See Them Die" in time for the next main podcast, or Kurosawa's High and Low in the meantime. As always, a rating or review anywhere (everywhere?) is appreciated - especially if you're listening on Apple Podcasts.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 12 2017
Dec 4 2017
Rated 5 out of
Fun and in-depth
Hark! delves into the world of McBain's 87th Precinct, giving the listeners insight into everything from cultural context (the books span from 1956-2005 and McBain referenced pop culture, technological advancements and current slang usage throughout the series) to character motivations. Bonus episodes often discuss cover art and film and television adaptations. The hosts' camaraderie paired with their clear love of the series makes this a light-hearted and fun assessment all 87th fans can appreciate.
Date published: 2017-11-18