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 See Them Die - Episode 13, Bonus: A Papier-mâché Inspector Morse
**Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast Bonus Episode**
I mean, we do talk a bit about McBain in this rather silly appendix to our main podcast. Stevo, of course, provides us with the results of his book-huffing and we delve deep into the sorts of books you could get from the discount mail-order shops advertising in the NYT in 1962.
We also, as usual, retread some "Carry On..." ground and hark back to the days of the kids TV magazine show "How?", just in case you've not go enough UK emphera inside your heads. With a nod to the podcast, The Five By, we speculate on how you could turn the world of the 87th Precinct into a board game.
Oh, and Melvyn Bragg pops by to tell us some more about 'In Our Time'.
See you soon for "Lady, Lady I Did It!". Please like, rate, review and share wherever you can, ta!
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