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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Ed McBain s The Empty Hours Episode 15 Bonus Crime Prevention Knees
7 days ago
**Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast Bonus Episode!**
Paul's research into the different first editions of Ed McBain's 1962 collection of "novelettes", The Empty Hours, leads the team into some very silly places indeed. Prepare yourself for an entirely indulgent (and slightly tipsy) bout of INVENT A BOOK TITLE. Stevo is a natural.
Also, we see how nerdy Paul can get in his cover-image research and we become obsessed with Crime Causing/Crime Preventing knees.
Apologies for the sound issues with this (and the main podcast) - we seemed to be having some mic issues as a consequence (probably) of rushing to set up.
Join us soon for the next 'full' novel in the 87th Precinct series, Like Love. Please rate, review, share and get-in touch with us to help us spread the word about McBain and his wonderful books. Fare thee well.Read more »
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