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Friday, January 06th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

For those of you that didn’t follow my antics over at Bloody Good Horror in my absence, you may not know that I started a new podcast called the “Dad and his Weird Friends Podcast”. A lot of you that did play along have asked why “Dad and his Weird Friends”; it’s mostly because myself (being the ‘Dad’ in the equation’) and my friends (being the ‘Weird Friends’) tend to sit around talking about books. A lot. At least we used to!


The show is going great and this episode dedicated to Richard Kadrey’s “Sandman Slim” marks my fifth episode! My guest for this time around is Carly, a blogger over at Bloody Good Horror, whom I’ve known through the website for a couple of years now. When I first started putting together the plans for a book podcast early last year, Carly was one of the first to volunteer and we quickly agreed that “Sandman Slim” should be the book we discuss. Sadly, those first plans fell through but gladly; Carly was more than happy to come back and talk about more “Sandman Slim”!

I was first introduced to this series a year or two ago by one of the original and offline “Weird Friends” Punkin Donuts. I’d dare say he’s an even bigger book nerd than myself and most of the time, his tastes coincide right along with mine. (Except for “The Doomsday Book”. *cough*) At the time, I’d never heard of Kadrey which was nobody’s fault but my own. The author has had several novels out including “Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion”and “Metrophage” as well as a huge number of short stories and magazine articles. I just hadn’t been introduced until P.D. hooked us up.

Once you’ve listened to Carly and I’s discussion of “Sandman Slim” in Dad and his Weird Friends Episode 5, I think it’s a safe and easy assumption that I’ll be jumping in to each of the books as they come out. As it stands, you can already get your grubby little paws on the next two books “Kill the Dead” and “Aloha From Hell”. A little internet detective work says there may even be a fourth book in the works as well. I think you could say it’s a safe and easy assumption that Carly will be coming back to talk about books two and three as well!

If you’ve missed the first four episodes of the Dad and his Weird Friends podcast, fear not! Since our the new show has become an official spin-off of the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, our old episodes are automatically added to the Bloody Good Horror Classics! For just fifty cents, you can journey back and listen to discussions on any and all of your favorite books. Are you looking for an RSS feed? Dad and his Weird Friends is published on the Bloody Good Horror feed! With one click, you’ll receive updates on three great shows!