Shadercast Episode 16 Second Thoughts on Notes on The Good Bad Boy

Good Bad Boys, what ya gonna do? This episode centers around Catholicism! Well, a book I read as a wee lad that was steeped in Catholicism called The Good Bad Boy. Featured is an essay written for the National Book Critics Circle’s website that was adapted from a chapter in ShaderJoin us in this discussion of Goodness and Badness, as Judge Smails of Caddyshack might put it. There’s also a vocal element from Rachel, star barista at Hudson River Coffee House, and, as always, music from UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schnorr.

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Shadercast Episode 15 Notes on a Prologue with Cameo from Billy Squier

We start at the beginning, or almost the beginning, in this Shadercast, with a reading of Chapter 2 from Shader. Mentioned: my car stereo, Long Island rock festival incompetence, Billy Squier, Geoffrey Wolff’s The Duke of Deception, and how one reacts to getting life-changing news over the phone. There’s also a voicemail message from Todd Colby, and music from UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schnorr.

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Shadercast Episode 14 Was It Really a Game?

Sit down, grab a Therapist card, and show us you’re With It in this episode of the Shadercast. Our fearless podcast shares with his formidable longread, recently featured up on the literary website The Millions: “Group Therapy: Was It Really a Game?” But before that a snippiet of an interview with one of the game’s co-creators, Phil Ross. So don’t Cop Out–listen. Music provided by UrbanSurfer composed by Eric Schnorr.

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Shadercast Episode 13 You Came and You Gave Without Taking

It’s a gendered episode of Shadercast as our podcaster hedges his way around gender and Guns N’ Roses and the story of making out inside Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, which we’re pretty sure is illegal if not sinful in the eyes of the Vatican. We talk a bit about Barry Manilow, but not nearly enough. This episode includes theme music by UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schorr, a snippet of the original (!) version of “Mandy,” “Brandy” by Scott English, and “My House” by ahead-of-its-time band, Camden’s own True Detectives.

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Hey, People of Hudson! On Friday, August 26 come to A Hot August Night Reading!

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Stoked to be reading with my old friend Jen Hyde, who is now a rock star, and Vt Hung, and at my favorite bookstore in the world, The Spotty Dog. Details and full-length bios below.

August 26, 7pm
The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
A Hot August Night Reading
with VT Hung, Jen Hyde, and Daniel Nester plus special guests

Join us as 2016 Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellows VT Hung and Jen Hyde wrap up their residencies at The Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY and read new work, joined by friend Daniel Nester and others. A short set from DJ Wizzy D (Delmar, NY) to follow.

 

VT Hung is a Vietnamese American fiction writer who was born in Dorchester, MA and currently lives in Washington Heights. His parents are boat people who, with his godparents, opened the first Vietnamese grocery store in Boston.  He received his education from Boston and Randolph Public Schools, Boston College High School, Boston College, the Lynch School of Education, WGBH-TV Channel 2, and the Boston Public Library. In the fall, he will begin his
M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Syracuse University.  Vt is writing a collection of short stories about Vietnamese refugee and immigrants living in Boston. His work seeks to retrace memories, construct alternative narratives, recognize porous cultural borders, explore overlapping histories, and make connections across racial boundaries. He is interested in race, gender, class, and popular culture. Link to recent work here.

Jen Hyde is the author of Hua Shi Hua (华画诗) Drawings and Poems from China, forthcoming in January 2017 from Ahsahta Press. Her poems and generative translations have appeared in The Margins, The Volta and Drunken Boat, and she is a collaborative chapbook publisher with No, Dear / Small Anchor. The recipient of fellowships from Ithaca College and NYU Shanghai, Jen is currently a Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop and a Heart Valve Ambassador for the American Heart Association. She lives in Brooklyn. Link to recent work here.

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of the memoir-in-essays Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press 2015). His previous books include How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), God Save My Queen I and II (Soft Skull, 2003 and 2004), and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody, 2014), which he edited. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Link to recent work here.

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