Category: When Banned Things Happen To Good People

Episode 56 – Rage (Live)

Todd and Peter take the podcast live to share their final thoughts on the Stephen King / Richard Bachman novel Rage — a book so controversial that King pulled it from publication himself. Tune in to find out what they thought, and also where you might be able to find...
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Episode 55 – Rage (Part Two)

Todd and Peter make it through the second of half of the early Stephen King novel Rage, a book that is definitely short, and maybe a little bit sweet? Is it possible that a story that opens with two homicides could have a heart-warming ending? You’ll have to listen to...
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Episode 54 – Rage (Part One)

This week Todd and Peter get it on with the short novel Rage by Richard Bachman, an author better known as Stephen King. Rage is a unique case of self-censorship, as King removed the book from publication in the 90s following its connection to a number of school shootings. Is...
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Brave New World (Live)

Todd and Peter reflect back on their time with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and consider whether it was as good as a grams of SOMA or instead something to inspire a return to the wilderness. And, perhaps most importantly, exactly whom, if anyone, should read this thing (hint, you...
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Episode 52 – Brand New World (Part Two)

Todd Sullivan and Peter Aman finish up their visit to futuristic London, shake the soma out of their system, get their libidos back in check, and chat about the experience. Did the second half of Brave New World live up to the expectations from the first half? (Hint: Not...
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Episode 51 – Brave New World (Part One)

The podcast that just won’t die has finally returned to the land of the living — When Banned Things Happen To Good People is BACK after a hiatus of more than six months, with a new book, a new co-host, and…well, pretty much everything else is still the same....
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Episode 50 – An Anniversary Celebration!

They say it’s better late than never, and in that spirit, here is the recorded version of our 50th episode live celebration, finally posted two months after the original stream. Hosts Todd Sullivan and Oren Barter look back on the first 50 episodes of When Banned Things Happen to...
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Episode 49 – Maus: My Father Bleeds History (Live)

Todd Sullivan and Dave Coalmine wrap up their look at the first volume of Art Spiegelman’s Maus: My Father Bleeds History. We share our thoughts on the graphic novel, what age groups we think it’s appropriate for, and whether the banning was reasonable. Also, we talk about butt aliens for...
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Episode 48 – Maus (Part Two)

Todd Sullivan is once again joined by Dave Coalmine to finish up their look at the first volume of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, subtitled My Father Bleeds History. The story of Spiegelman’s father Vladek get substantially darker as Germans begin to intensify their assaults against the Jews of Poland. Email: bannedthingshappen@gmail.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/bannedthingshappen Web: https://blahblahblahmedia.com...
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Episode 47 – Maus (Part One)

Well, it took us a bit longer than usual to get out our first proper episode of 2022 after first losing our permanent recording of a live episode, and then losing half of the audio recorded for this episode, requiring us to start from scratch again, but here we...
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