Pulp Today

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Writer, filmmaker and raconteur David Avallone talks about and reads selections from classic pulp fiction. And day-drinks. Sometimes with special guests!

We have voluntarily self-rated this production as PG-13. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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Episode Archive

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    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Episode Number: 3

    Let's talk about literature and poverty and sex and desperation… and why you shouldn’t cast forty years olds in parts written for kids in their twenties. Pour yourself a drink and give a listen.

    Episode download: PulpToday003.mp3

    Release Date: February 19, 2021

    Run Time: 11:39
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    The Maltese Falcon/The Flitcraft Story

    Episode Number: 2

    Dashiell Hammett invented existentialism in 1930, and I'm here to tell you all about it, in a little parable he called "The Flitcraft Story."

    Episode download: PulpToday002.mp3

    Release Date: February 19, 2021

    Run Time: 9:00
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    The Tall Dolores

    Episode Number: 1

    I kick off our literary adventures with a little day-drinking, and reading the first pages of my father Michael's classic 1953 private eye novel THE TALL DOLORES.

    Episode download: PulpToday001.mp3

    Release Date: Feb 19, 2021

    Run Time: 7:53