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.)
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!
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!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
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)
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!http://ia600500.us.archive.org/7/items/WhenThiefMeetsThief/thief_20.mp3
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Ruth and Pet in the kitchen / from The Jim and Frank Podcast, Episode 14 from James Gill on Vimeo.
...in 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.