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Thousand Movie Project
16 minutes | a month ago
Wherein the narrator assesses the issue of the least-pronounceable condiment, addresses his departure from a recent job, and talks about becoming a rideshare driver and discovering the radio again after nine months in quarantine.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
SMALL CHANGE: The Pilot
Wherein the narrator attempts to start doing two episodes a week by releasing a shorter episode, comprising little vignettes, in advance of Friday's proper monologue.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Managing My Space, World Enough & Time, Ray Bradbury and an Army of Orphans
Wherein the narrator addresses his interest in the fact that if he were president then he too would have an airplane with a desk inside, and also he quotes "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and Sergio Leone's forgotten masterpiece "DUCK YOU SUCKER," and then riffs for a bit about wanting to watch the news all the time. Also he is high throughout and this botches his effort at sticking to the script.
96 minutes | 3 months ago
Babies Yelling in Public, Party of One, and DRACULA Commentary Track
Wherein the narrator returns from hiatus and talks about Kindle, noisy children, a masturbating Hungarian author and also provides a full-length commentary track for Tod Browning's 1931 adaptation of DRACULA.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Sidenote: Book Update, Excerpt (Don't Start with This One)
Wherein the narrator gets a little too personal and riffs about the status of his book, and some other personal stuff, and then wraps it all up by reading an excerpt of the book he's been talking about the whole time--this episode's followed closely by a second one that's meant to cleans the palate and so, if you're just discovering the podcast, this is absolutely not the episode to start with.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Gardens, the Jar-Jar Pitch, and Jack the Ripper
Wherein the narrator has an epiphany about gardens before presenting his roommate's pitch for a TV show in which Jar-Jar Binks does nothing. Finally, he addresses Patricia Cornwell's theory about Jack the Ripper and then, in a long epilogue, talks about how he recently burned some professional bridges and feels pretty OK about it.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
September 11th, Half-Off vs Buy-One-Get-One, Homeless in Little Havana
Wherein the narrator recounts some of the heavier things he read in two books about the September 11th terror attacks--and then kinda free-associates for about forty minutes.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Hangover Special: Charlie Potatoes
Wherein the narrator, in the grip of a hangover, free-associates for a half hour.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
"Nobody Told Me," Pynchon Paparazzo, & Pornhub's Data Dump
Wherein the narrator addresses a pet peeve, tells some stories about a disturbed colleague who created that pet peeve, and then stumbles, belatedly, upon a paparazzo's recent photo of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon, one of the narrator's favorite authors (who hasn't been photographed in sixty years); and finally, in an indulgent leap, waxes on the connection between that photograph and Pornhub's 2019 user data.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Latenight Meth with Shredded Cheese, an Interview with Veza Sur's Head brewer, Rhett Dougherty
Wherein the narrator describes an latenight encounter involving methamphetamine and cheese, and how that encounter is a pretty good example of why recent dates never carry a romantic torch past the third encounter; sandwiched in the middle is an old Spanish story; and finally, an interview with Rhett Doughterty, the head brewer at Veza Sur Brewery in Wynwood. Check out Veza Sur Brewery: https://vezasur.com/
31 minutes | 6 months ago
The Down Syndrome Questions
Wherein the narrator gives up on the podcast script he's been working on for a month in order to ask some questions about a delicate subject, and to wonder aloud at why he feels so bad to be asking those questions. Also: a riff about laundromats, cheap vending machines, the best Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, and the Marlboro woman.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
My Therapist and I Bought the Same Vibrator; also, the NYC Hookup
Wherein the narrator addresses one of the most poignant lessons he learned from ten years of therapy, and how it factored into this one sexual encounter he had in New York. Also, in the epilogue (which is probably actually longer than the monologue), he talks about how J.K. Rowling and Twitter might have made him a bad tutor. Also, an update on the Mary drama. To read the blog post mentioned in this episode, follow this link: https://thousandmovieproject.com/2020/06/04/mighta-been-a-date-im-not-sure/ My thanks to Tri-Tachyon, who put some free music on freesound.com that I sample in this episode. https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon
100 minutes | 8 months ago
Steve is Appalled
Wherein the narrator riffs at first about reading DUNE for the first time, and having complicated feelings about it, and then launches into a conversation with book critic Steve Donoghue about DUNE, how STAR WARS became uninteresting, censorship and John Ford and unlikeable people who have heart attacks and PREDATOR 2 and a man who got mauled by a tiger. Subscribe to Steve's prolific YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1B9FfvVLRt8s6scUa79oag
29 minutes | 8 months ago
What it Hinges On
Wherein the narrator recounts a quarantine romance.
98 minutes | 8 months ago
The Burden of Bearing Witness, and a Conversation with Steve Donoghue
Wherein the narrator talks for a while about a weird relationship with the stuff you used to see on file-sharing platforms, the ethics of consuming upsetting media, and then talks for 90 minutes with book critic Steve Donoghue about Thomas Harris, writing, self-publishing, coronavirus, The Godfather, Superman II, Rod Steiger, and other things. Read some of Steve's most recent work at www.openlettersreview.com Be sure to visit lucasblanco.com for the bookmarks mentioned at the end of the episode, of which all profits will be donated to getting PPE for medical workers (all profits barring the price of postage). Also, special thanks to user Bone666138 of freesound.com for his wonderful circus music.
42 minutes | 8 months ago
Reggie's Not So Bad, Guided Meditation, and the News
Wherein the narrator describes an older guy named Reggie, guides the listener through a gentle meditation, and muses on the news before riffing for a bit about DUNE and the question of whether to self-publish something. Special thanks to Capella Ducis and InspectorJ on www.freesound.com for making available some of the sound effects used in this episode.
57 minutes | 9 months ago
Bonus Episode: A Quick Conversation with Steve Donoghue
Wherein the narrator has a chat with book critic, YouTuber, and book critic Steve Donoghue. A practice run at a more formalized version of these conversations we'll be having in weeks to come!
37 minutes | 9 months ago
Strongman's Conundrum, Hannibal Lecter, Pornography and Playing Cards
Wherein the narrator explores his most recent binge of fitness documentaries on Netflix, and what they say about how certain kinds of men reconcile themselves to ageing. Also a riff about how the blooming of free pornography influenced the sale of playing cards (based on sciencee) followed by some parallels between Thomas Harris's literary career and the narrator's love life.
35 minutes | 9 months ago
Wherein the Narrator Celebrates His Birthday
Wherein the narrator turns 29 and remarks, with ~an exceptional degree of navel gazing~, upon the significance, in these hard times, of Ouija boards and online dating--which are essentially the same thing.
46 minutes | 9 months ago
The Public Masturbator, Failing Math with Lon Chaney, and Other Things
Wherein the narrator addresses some communication issues with his inner circle, waxes on the myriad transformations of Lon Chaney Jr., learns to appreciate a great 20th century painter, and then riffs for a bit, at the very end, about a romantic conundrum in which he's found himself.
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