Saturday, December 25, 2010


These are the red-hot headlines for our special end-of-year JIM & FRANK PODCAST!

Click here to listen to the new show!

Yes, it's the big finale of Season One, and we've gone out of their way to make it special!
It's two -- two-- TWO shows in one!

Show one: peerless two-fisted movie-maker ACE LOESSER (the director/writer/producer/key grip of such stunners as THWACKKK BING!, KER-FLOOM THUD! and BALANG SPLAAT!) holds a conference with Jim and Frank, re their up-coming big-budget bio-pic. (That's movie talk for a "biographical moving picture," i.e., a succession of still photographic images that, when projected, present the illusion of movement. With the addition of a soundtrack, the effect is remarkably lifelike.)

Ace has a unique vision for his pictures, and you get to listen in as he bruits about plot-twists, shock endings and such for our movie. You might want to open a window as you listen to this first sequence--it gets pretty darned smoky!

You might think, upon hearing this sequence, "whew! That's more than I could ever hope for in a Jim & Frank podcast!" Well, brother, it ain't over yet!

We switch to the upscale, classier-than-Lassie QUAIL LODGE, where singer-songwriter PENROD McCULLOUGH, alongside his accompanist/guru MEDWYN LEEDS, performs two of his stunning original songs. You are THERE as The Penrod Experience Plus works its musical and metaphysical magic to an appreciative, hungry audience.

We also hear from Quail Lodge manager GUS BUTRUSS--a truly explosive figure whom we wouldn't want to work for!

After that, you may feel spent... all your entertainment needs well and truly met! But there's more, friends! Do you have the courage to listen to the very end of this mega-length podcastraganza?

The show is designed to enhance your holiday experience. Use it to soothe your senses while you wrap the tree or bake presents. Wear it like a dashiki as you submit to airport pat-downs. Listen to it to avoid family conflicts--or use it to CAUSE them, if you wish!

We'll see you next year with a whole new season of podcastery. Until then, take it well!

Harry Stephen Keeler Audiobook! COMPLETE!

HARRY STEPHEN KEELER (1890-1967) is one of the strangest writers who ever lived. In his time, he was pegged as a mystery novelist who also wrote some science fiction. Today, if you've heard of him at all, it's as the Ed Wood of mystery novelists, a writer reputed to be so bad he's good. Actually, no genre, nor "camp," can much suggest what Keeler is all about... (from an essay by William Poundstone)

Chapter 1
Chapter 2 
Chapter 3 
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

This is an audiobook recording of the complete text of "When Thief Meets Thief" by Harry Stephen Keeler.

The novel is a good, old-fashioned webwork tale involving a Chicago mystery novelist named Tillary Steevens ... no relation to Harry Stephen Keeler, of course ...

For more information about the master, be sure to visit Richard Polt's "Harry Stephen Keeler Society" website.

I'll be posting this complete reading to iTunes soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ruth and Pet in the kitchen - Best of Jim and Frank, from episode # 14

Ruth and Pet in the kitchen / from The Jim and Frank Podcast, Episode 14 from James Gill on Vimeo. which we collect our favorite moments from the first 18 episodes of the Jim and Frank Podcast, now in video so we can insert random pictures to hold the attention of easily distracted listeners.

In this clip from Episode 14, listen to Pet Hodgeson (Jim Gill) and Ruth Belsen (Frank Young) as they wrestle with life's challenges.