27 April 12 | Chad W. Post

This week we completely avoid talking about Amazon and the Department of Justice to focus on genre books in translation. Tom’s a big noir/thriller fan, so we talk about a number of those, but we also discuss some works of science-fiction, including XYZ.

And since Tom wouldn’t send me pictures of his tattoos, I’m including this cover image to make sense of this week’s podcast title.

This week’s music is Bright Whites by Kishi Bashi from his new album 151a. (Which is really pretty fantastic. I keep listening to the first four songs over and over and over.)

As always you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes by clicking here. To subscribe with other podcast downloading software, such as Google’s Listen, copy the following link.


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