Ep. 46: It’s Good When It Works

Ep. 46: It’s Good When It Works

Episode 46, ‘It’s good when it works’, on Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a Monday mellow, as I podcast, young and yellow
About an author and his life’s work fine and fair
While I Skyped, tamely talking, saying nothing that was shocking
I found myself gently rocking, rocking in my office chair
“Tis my way,” I tweeted, “talking in my office chair–
The Style Guide, with all its flair!”

  • Intro Clip: Vince Price reading The Tell-Tale Heart.
  • Steve doesn’t know what words mean.
  • What, precisely, is so funny about rabies, guys?
  • Dave reads some Poe in his dramatic Poe-voice.
  • Steve gets in a dig at academics. It’s about as hilarious as you’d expect.
  • Steve loves Republic of Doyle.
  • Steve says “Rue Morgue”. It goes better than you’d expect.
  • The Cask of Armadillo
  • Madman, Dave?
  • Steve suggests that a Poe story isn’t a Poe story.
  • Shoutout to Great Canadian Actor, Ryan Reynolds.
  • Poe was definitely known for writing “bad dudes”.
  • Steve doesn’t know anything about opium.
  • Dave misreads The Fall of the House of Usher and Steve spends five minutes trying to justify it.
  • Steve, with all his life experience, talks about what is common in marriage.
  • Dave is confused about the differences between 1847 and 1353.
  • “Poe’s poetry” sounds funny.
  • Steve plays armchair psychiatrist to Poe. You’re not a doctor yet, Steve.
  • Dave briefly commits the Sin of Lovecraft while criticizing Lovecraft.
  • “Pieces of Poe” also sounds funny.
  • This is not a Poe story.
  • Steve spoils a short story from 1902. He also says “dollars” instead of
    “pounds” like a rube.
  • Steve is one step away from calmly calling everyone who drinks “squares”.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Live at The Improv
  • No, seriously. Why do you guys keep laughing about rabies?
  • Steve desperately attempts to shoehorn a potential episode title into the last 30 seconds. It does not work.