216 – Being Patrick Swayze (with Neal Fischer)

Our podcast brother and author Neal E. Fischer joins us for an episode that ties in with his latest book: Being Patrick Swayze: Essential Teachings from the Master of The Mullet! [If all you know about People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” of 1991 is that he didn’t want to put Baby in a corner, then you have a lot to learn.] Neal instructs us on The Ways of The Swayz through five elements: Tender Strength, Pure Adrenaline, Hungry Eyes, Peaceful Warrior, and The Mullet.

Listeners of the podcast can get a 30% discount on preorders of Being Patrick Swayze with coupon code SWAYZE through Chronicle Books until April 26th. [Otherwise, grab a copy from your favorite bookseller!]

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[Music: 1) Patrick Swayze, “She’s Like the Wind,” 1987; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

205 – American Gothic: Shirley Jackson

Keep the spooky times rolling as we visit the life and works of Gothic horror writer Shirley Jackson. [And if you’ve never read “The Lottery,” well, some spoilers ahead.] Later, take a quiz called “Surely You Can’t Be Serious”!

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[Music: 1) Angus & Julia Stone, “Big Jet Plane,” 2010; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

181 – Un-Mixing: Author, Author!

You know how some people […including us…] confuse which Brontë sister wrote which novel, or always mess up which guy with “Lewis” in his name is famous for what, or can’t keep all those famous pesky Russian authors straight? Then, my friend, this episode is for you. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Hi, My Name Is…”!

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[Music: 1) Luca Stricagnoli – Fingerstyle Guitar, “Eminem on Guitar (The Real Slim Shady),” 2019; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]