You’re doing a disservice to writing, episode #10

This week on the Boozers 10th episode, author Brett Crehan speaks on finishing the first draft of his second novel. Darryl talks on the Toronto Sun’s Jihad me at hello headline and they dissect Ryan Boudinot’s piece “Things I can say about MFA writing programs now that I no longer teach in one.”

Article mentioned:

“Things I can say about MFA Writing programs now that I no longer teach in one,” by Ryan Boudinot and published by The Stanger

The Good Liberal, episode #9

This week, author Brett Crehan discusses the importance of independence when it comes to writing with interruptions from journo Darryl Coote.

The boozers also talk Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s recent comments on ‪‎Islam‬ being rooted in an anti-woman culture and an NPR personality’s trouble with trying to be a good liberal.

Willing to pull the trigger, episode #7

This week the boys of booze take on Arthur Koestler’s eminent work on the employment of power in Stalinist Russia  “Darkness at Noon.”

They also talk on the recent destruction of artifacts at the Mosul museum by ISIS and the mystery tunnel of Toronto.

Have a listen, won’t you?

 

Articles discussed during this episode:

“ISIS fighters destroy ancient artifacts at Mosul museum,” The Guardian

“Toronto ‘Mystery Tunnel’ built by two men for ‘Personal Reasons,” NBC News

Books discussed during this episode:

“Darkness at Noon,” by Arthur Koestler

Allowing you to masturbate, Episode #6

This week, author Brett Crehan and journalist Darryl Coote take on John Cassidy of The New Yorker who wrote about the future of journalism. Also, they examine trash lit: what is it, how it differences from literature and why it exists.

Have a listen, won’t you?

Articles mentioned in this episode are as follows:

“A bit of good news about journalism,” by John Cassidy, published in The New Yorker

Books mentioned in this episode are as follows:

“The elements of journalism,” by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel