Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction.

Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode.

In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction.

Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the  fascinating world of crime fiction.

Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — 5 Round Bursts | August 31, 2019

Jean-Claude Izzo — Mediterranean Noir — Well Thumbed Classics | August 18, 2019

Dog-Earred Classics — Gabino Iglesias — Five Round Burst | July 14, 2019

The Hosts


Kurt Ellison is a sailor, no really, he works on boats for a living. Continue Reading…


Originally from the Midwest U.S., he now lives in Albuquerque Continue Reading…