Saturday, July 30, 2011

GPP 062: Driving Into the New Sun

In which I talk about Gene Wolfe's enigmatic long novel The Book of the New Sun, and why it is one of the few science fiction novels worth studying in depth.

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GPP 061: The Valentine's Day Wiper Fluid Massacre

Audio from 11 February 2011.

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GPP 060: Sick of Winter

Audio from 11 February 2011.

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GPP 059: Stuffing our Faces and Coughing Up Crumbs

Audio from 05 February 2011.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

GPP 058: Winter in July

Audio from 12 December 2010.

Try to remember the kind of December... this is a long series of chats Grace and I recorded on a snowy day last December. Grace and I talk about health care, President Lieberman, Protector Maximus Petraeus, Mr. Horton's dining establishment, fingerpicking, and brussels sprouts. The audio unfortunately ends rather abruptly as my recorder runs out of battery power. Or perhaps by that point you'll cheer when it finally ends...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

GPP 057: Minivans and Spaceships


Recorded the day after our minivan transmission melted down, Paul rants for a while about the car situation (edited down) and Isaac's school options before settling down to talk briefly about some of his favorite contemporary science fiction writers.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

GPP 056: Children and Other Noisy Things

Bits and pieces of audio files recorded over the past year or so. Listen on headphones for best results.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

GPP 055: A Conversation with Joe "Covenant" Lamb (Recorded 30 March 2011)

This one is out of sequence. I had this conversation with Joe Back in March, when it was going to be episode 40. When Joe sent me his side of the audio we discovered that it was full of dropouts; his audio had dozens of short dropouts so that his side sounded at times like someone rapidly spinning a radio dial, and as a result over the course of the interview his side became several minutes out of sync with my side. That was frustrating and I thought the conversation was likely a lost cause, but I set it aside to try to salvage when I had time.

I have a 3-day weekend for the Fourth of July holiday, so an all-nighter seemed feasible. I listened some more and determined that the glitches mostly came in bursts, and that there were long stretches of usable audio. Six hours of tedious editing later, I have most of our conversation put back together. You may notice the timing of our interactions here and there is a little bit off, and that Joe seems to go silent for an extended period of time once in a while, or that occasionally his audio glitches. Now you understand why. I did what I could, and I'm glad I could save most of it.

Length note: even with a few minutes lost, this interview is two and a half hours long!

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