Point Blank Podcast: Episodes

E28: To Have And Have Not (pt. 1) — Ernest Hemingway — Milwaukee Noir

Hemingway. In this episode we tackle a big author and one of his lesser known books. We introduce To Have and Have Not, discuss Hemingway’s life and address the racist language found in this work. “Milwaukee Noir,” edited by Tim Hennessy and published by Akashic Books, is our featured review this episode. We return to the Midwest …

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E27: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

Are you ready for our deep discussion of Horace McCoy’s existential noir classic, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?? We sure are.  We dig into the text, discuss Sartre, Camus, de Beauvoir, talk about existentialism in the context of writers like Woolrich and Goodis, and share our latests reads in Five Round Burst.  Get in Touch!Join …

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E26: They Shoot Horses, Do They? (pt. 1) — Horace McCoy — Existentialism in Noir — Dog Eared Classics

In this episode we introduce They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? It’s also time for Philosophy 101 with Justin and Kurt as we attempt to look at Existentialism in crime fiction. Our newest segment, Dog Eared Classics looks at No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase and we explore the life of Horace McCoy. Get in Touch! Join …

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E25: In a Lonely Place (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

We might be discussing In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes, but this episode is anything but lonely. We simply loved this book and have a great time discussing it in detail. We cover quite a few reviews as well, taking a look at both books and television this time around. TV Reviews: The Expanse, Damnation, …

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E24: In A Lonely Place (pt. 1) — Dorothy Hughes — Alcoholism in Detective Fiction

Greetings! We introduce Dorothy Hughes’ noir classic In A Lonely Place, discuss alcoholism in detective fiction for Subject Unknown, and dig up what we can about who Dorothy Hughes was and what made her tick.  Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts …

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E23: Devil In a Blue Dress — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

Welcome back and happy 2019! This time we look at “Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosely, we do some reviews and we get into a bit of a controversial topic regarding the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. *Sorry for the Delay with this episode. 2019 came with a lot of chaos on …

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E22: Devil in a Blue Dress (pt. 1) — Walter Mosley — Featured Reviews — Podcast Update

Hello Again. This time we introduce Walter Mosley’s “Devil in a Blue Dress.” In Subject Unknown we look at the state of the podcast and where we are going, and we also have a few featured reviews. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate …

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E21: A Flash of Green — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst — Really Stupid Mysteries

“A Flash of Green” by John D MacDonald. Well…we sure didn’t love it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have something to say. We dig deep to find out what does and does not work in this novel. Justin brings us another really stupid mystery. Where we are forced to ask what lurks in the …

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E20: A Flash of Green (pt. 1) — John D MacDonald — Florida Crime Fiction — Junkie Love

Hello again from Point Blank! Join us as we head on down to Florida to introduce “A Flash of Green” and John D MacDonald. We’ll explore what’s lurking in the shadows of the magic kingdom as we discuss Florida Crime Fiction and all that it entails. Our featured review this episode is Joe Clifford’s hardboiled …

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