Literary Loitering | Cultural Anarchy With Books And The Arts

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If you like curling up in front of a roaring fire with nice leather-bound 1st edition podcast, then join us on Literary Loitering as we explore the stranger side of culture and the arts, talk about books, find new ways to use old insults, and sometimes even have the odd quiz!

Episódios

  • Bulbous Salutations Versus Google Translations - Literary Loitering 129

    28/01/2021 Duração: 01h33s

    So 2020 is over, but thanks to some cunning and stealthy arrangements our cultural anarchists hid away a couple of episodes.   This time around we have tales of a secret but obvious message left by a librarian, an art dealer’s racist selfies, a scholar who lied about their race, a painter’s untrue memoirs, a fake Rembrandt painting that isn’t fake and all sorts of other stuff.    We also have a quiz about badly translated quotes. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn't! #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #TheArts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts #CulturalAnarchy #Culture

  • Sherrington's New Steampunk Balls - Literary Loitering 128

    14/11/2020 Duração: 52min

    The cultural anarchists venture forth across pandemic-riddled wastelands in their quest to find something good to read, and along the way they find strange tidings that include tales of someone doing something nice on Twitter, Logjam Day, re-issuing books under their author’s original pen-names, stage performances on Zoom, lectures from bubble-blowing sharks and more. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn't! #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #TheArts #Theatre #News #Reviews #Podcasts #CulturalAnarchy #Culture

  • Wes Anderson's Tommy Knockers - Literary Loitering 127

    29/10/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    Cultural anarchy is the order of the day as the Literary Loitering gang sashay back into the foreground with a pocket full of news and other oddities. On this episode we've got dead language confusion involving the tag line of Sean Hannity's new book, John Boyne's surprising connection to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, publishing contracts for four year-old poets, controversy about Flashing Swords that doesn't involve trench coats (maybe), ironically accidental art destruction and more. We also have the return of our quiz about badly translated movie titles. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn

  • Meat Safes And The Dictionary Sausage - Literary Loitering 126

    19/09/2020 Duração: 01h49s

    These are strange times we're living in, which is why it's good to carry a stick as part of your EDC. A good stick is a very useful object as it can be used as a walking aid, for fishing, thrashing, emergency kindling, and in the case of our resident cultural anarchists, poking fun at the world (while avoiding surprise bears). This week we discover that Ready Player One is somehow getting a sequel (we're not sure how that's going to work either). In other more important news, there's a new collection of Terry Pratchett short stories due for publication, The Great Gatsby is now in the public domain (which means all of that fanfiction can now be published), Donald Trump Jr. has apparently written another book (we still haven't discovered why he was fired the first time), someone is going around collecting mountweazels, and all sorts of other stuff. We also have another of our semi-regular quizzes, and this time it's all about mondegreens (misheard lyrics). If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us

  • The Liberace Pocket Guide (With Checklist) - Literary Loitering 125

    21/08/2020 Duração: 01h13min

    It’s time for another dose of the cultural anarchy that cures all ailments (medically proven by travelling salesmen in the Old West).   In the news this week are Waterstone’s “controversial” idea about displaying books, why you shouldn’t microwave books, yet another tell-all book about Donald Trump, things that make you go … really?!, and other tales from the apocalypso (other tropical shirt-wearing armageddons also probably exist somewhere).   Oh, and GRR Martin is typing … allegedly.   After all that it’s the return of our book title Blankety Blank so get ready for some odd questions and even odder answers. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and

  • Nietzsche's Happy Days Fandom - Literary Loitering 124

    27/07/2020 Duração: 01h22min

    Literary Loitering returns for another round-up of interesting things that have happened in cultured world, and kicking things off is yet another Twitter gaff.    Oh Twitter. How you amuse us.    After that it’s the good news that poet Michael Rosen was finally released from hospital after suffering from Covid-19, an article by Sam Mendes about practical ways to maintain theatres and support actors during times of lock-down, Waterstone’s strange yet somehow logical idea to quarantine books if any customer touches them, changes to the publishing schedule due to the lock-down, dogs reviewing books, and the plagiarism controversy surrounding Agatha Christie.    After that it’s time for another quiz, and this time Graham’s got some rather odd book covers for classic novels. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show. If yo

  • Tasty Steampunk Beef - Literary Loitering 123

    13/07/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    It’s time for another spin on the news wheel of cultural anarchy so round-and-around-and-around we go, and where it stops first is  … penguins visiting and art gallery.   Looks like we have a winner!   After that it’s more usual fare (the word usual is used very loosely), children’s books by children, children’s books by James Patterson, a Woody Allen film taking the number one spot at the global box office, MP Michael Gove’s questionable bookshelf, republished Johnson fiction (this time it’s Dad), real-life-yet-still-fictional Terry Mindhunter, and what may be an early entry (pardon the fully intended pun), into the Bad Sex Awards.   We also have a quiz about translations of English words into other languages, and vice versa. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show

  • James Joyce’s Undersea Pineapple - Literary Loitering 122

    28/06/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    We’re back once again with those renegade masters of cultural anarchy, and this week we make our usual pit-stop to find out what everyone’s been reading before diving straight into some news … about VAT.    It’s actually more interesting than you think. Honest!   After that we have some things about spying on the bookshelves of politicians, some unsurprising additions to the American Library Associations list of “most challenged” books, the banning of some very surprising books by an Alaskan school board, the top three biggest-selling authors in America for 2019 and more.   Then it’s time for our now seemingly regular quiz, and this week Producer Rob has a Blankety Blank about strange book titles. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show. If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon and give whatever yo

  • She's All About The Joust - Literary Loitering 121

    21/05/2020 Duração: 59min

    Weird things happen when you're locked up, and as usual it's up to Literary Loitering to ... poke gentle fun with a big stick ... at the books and arts world. So what did our stay-at-home cultural anarchists discover before being bamboozled by a barrage of obsolete words? Well, aside from the French authors Leïla Slimani and Marie Darrieussecq (try spelling that in the dark), being called elitist and compared to Marie Antoinette, there are radio plays replacing theatre productions, online all-star cast recitations of The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, the rise of quarantine book clubs, an internet nazi invasion of an Archers podcast's online meet up, abject plagiarism making the Booker long list, letters from Big Papa Hemingway and more. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to sho

  • Attack Of The Light Novel Raccoon - Literary Loitering 120

    03/05/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    These are strange times that we live in, but during these days of pandemic, social distancing and lockdowns, it's nice to find that the world of culture is still just as strange as it ever was. This week the gang are bamboozled by a barrage of old words, but before that things like publishing a chapter per day on Vogue's website, book fairies, dial-a-miracle, digital rectum removal in musicals (one musical that is, not all of them), and all sorts of other stuff get put under the microscope of cultural anarchy. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn't! #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books #Novels #TheArts #The

  • Targaryen Pterosaurs Versus Raptor Jesus - Literary Loitering 119

    02/04/2020 Duração: 50min

    After a short hiatus (for several reasons which include an attempted podcast coup-de-tat across The Geek Show), the cultural anarchists are back where they belong.    Where that is remains a mystery.   Anyway, this time we’ve got the long-awaited continuation of Game of Thrones-watch featuring Grr Martin and flying dinosaurs. In other news, the 1981 novel The Eyes Of Darkness by Dean Koontz apparently predicted the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic (it didn’t), writing book reviews means you can’t be on a jury (according to Harvey Weinstein), a creepy group of pick-up “artists” are using a bookshop in Australia to practice “skills”, Barnes & Noble controversially celebrate Black History Month and more. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over

  • 4-Panel Takeover - Literary Loitering 118

    09/03/2020 Duração: 54min

    It’s Takeover week here on The Geek Show Network, and since we were so rudely shoved out of our usual seat by the boys from Cinema Eclectica we decided to run riot over the crazy paved paths of Literary Loitering.    So how does one cram superheroes into art and literature, or literary characters into comics? That’s what we’re here to find out …   After that it’s time for our slice of comic-book goodness which this week include Symbiote Spider-man, Jack Staff by Paul Grist, and the audio-book Thor: Metal Gods from Serial Box. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn't! #4Panel #TheGeekShow #News #Comics #Manga #R

  • Stupid Sexy Orwell - Literary Loitering 117

    10/02/2020 Duração: 58min

    After gathering once more in their secret hideout above a cafe on a high street in a small town that may or may not be near you (it’s not), the cultural anarchists are shocked to discover that their arch-nemesis (temporarily, and they haven’t told him yet as they’re still deciding if he’s the right one for them. A nemesis is for life, not just for entertainment), Ed Miliband has decided to start his own podcast about books.   After that it’s time for something more fun and wholesome(?), and what could be more entertaining than some newly revealed correspondence from the archives of George Orwell. The wholesomeness arrives in the form of an antiquarian bookshop that becomes popular after a tweet, and an underrated book that gains much deserved praise and publicity.    Normal service does resume when we discuss a rather amazing gaff by the Romance Writers of America, and we end with a quiz about newspaper corrections. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on

  • Adam Driver's Bioelectric Superpositions - Literary Loitering 116

    24/01/2020 Duração: 56min

    It's 2020, and there may be many, many, many useful and constructive ways to start the new decade ... Or you can join our resident cultural anarchists for a spot of chaotic fun. It's your choice but given that we've got a packed show that includes art bananas getting eaten, the rise of the "response novel", and our reviews of our Secret Santa presents from Christmas (the Usborne World Of The Unknown: Ghosts,  Ayoade On Top by Richard Ayoade, The Land Of The Green Man by Carolyne Larrington and What I Lick Before Your Face ... And Other Haikus By Dogs by Jamie Coleman). We also have a "quiz" about new age ... sayings ... that ends up in a head-on clash between Sarah and and internet phrase generator. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patr

  • Sexy Christmas Preambles And Footnotes - Literary Loitering 115

    23/12/2019 Duração: 38min

    Not only is it the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also our last episode of 2019, and what better way to sign off for the year than our annual look at the Literary Review’s Bad Sex In Fiction Awards! As it traditional for us now, we hand over proceedings to our resident storyteller Andrew who reads out choice quotes from the books nominated for the award, while the rest of us fancy-prance into amusement, bemusement, shock, horror, and a general feeling of “what the f…?”. After that it’s time for our annual Secret Santa, where we give each other a book that we have chosen for them to read and cover on our first show back. And with that, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! We’ll see you all again in January of 2020. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want t

  • Attack Of The Phallocratic Entryists - Literary Loitering 114

    15/12/2019 Duração: 55min

    Donald Trump Jr. has apparently been upholding the family’s traditional methods of inflating book sales figures, which we really should have expected so I’m not sure why anyone’s surprised anymore.  On the other hand, somebody hiding LGBTQ, gun control, “women’s fiction”, and anti-Trump books in a public library in Idaho is surprisingly devious. In other news, it’s Work In Publishing week so expect a lot of unpaid internships (I.e. volunteers), a case of unreturned children’s books spirals wildly out of control, John Bercow will publish a new candid memoir about his time as Speaker for the House Of Commons, Collins dictionary release their word of the year and much more. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/

  • Roger Bacon's Robot Head - Literary Loitering 113

    18/11/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    This week we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite books awards - the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.   In other news, a new children’s book attempts to do what politicians can’t - explain Brexit, the Asterix comics get their first female protagonist, a new app will make books easier to read by compressing them and taking out all the difficult words, an Instagram account describes itself as an online library for old and out-of-print books, and a man has spent 20 years searching, gathering and compiling Shakespeare’s library.    After that, Sarah regales us with her thoughts on No One Is Too Small by Greta Thunberg, and we have a quiz about famous people who have food in their names. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your suppo

  • Mastery Over The Power Of Denim - Literary Loitering 112

    04/11/2019 Duração: 01h09min

    The cultural anarchists are back for another not-so-serious look at the serious world of books and the arts, and kicking things off this week is the Nobel Prize for Literature - which was suspended for a year because of allegations of sexual harassment.    So this year should be better, right? RIGHT?   After that we discover that the Booker prize is also in the news for both right and wrong reasons, new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, a new children’s book featuring Lady Hale of the Supreme Court, and a whole lot more.  If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then head over to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thegeekshow) and give whatever you can.   Thanks, and until next time, don't read anything we wouldn't! #LiteraryLoitering #TheGeekShow #Books

  • Sentient Twitter Hot-Takes - Literary Loitering 111

    19/10/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    The ramshackle paddle-boat on the turbid rivers of culture returns for another meandering;y humorous look at the things that have been happening in the world of books and the arts, and kicking things of this week is Grr Martin’s statement that the Game of Thrones books (the ones that haven’t been published yet), will be longer than the TV series.    We’ll just leave that statement there for you all to ponder and move on …   In other news, Chad Allen has created an audio comic-book for blind people, Turkey have banned a kids book from being sold to anyone under the age of eighteen, Tony Thorne is compiling a glossary of “Brexitspeak”, Jessica Love wins the Klaus Flugge Prize for her picture-book illustration, a man has been jailed for stealing 7000 books from Scottish universities, and more.   It’s a veritable festival of cultural anarchy for your earholes. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter

  • Golden Toilet 2: Electric Portaloo - Literary Loitering 110

    10/10/2019 Duração: 01h08min

    We begin this episode with the news that someone has stolen Maurizio Cattelan’s Golden Toilet from Blenheim Palace.    No, seriously. Somebody stole a golden toilet.   Among the other news, Angela Carter’s house finally gets a blue plaque to celebrate her life and work, a gynaecologist has been banned from Twitter for advertising her new book, a petition with 30,000 signatures wants words that discriminate and patronise against women to be removed from the Oxford English Dictionary, Facebook have applied to trademark the work “book” (after apparently successfully trademarking the word “face”), and America goes through another Banned Books week.    Our featured book is Spider-Man: Forever Young by Stefan Petrucha. If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us a rating on your podcast app of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter @TGS_TheGeekShow, or on other social media by searching for The Geek Show (http://thegeekshow.co.uk/) . If you want to show your support then hea

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