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William S. Burroughs

Scary Thoughts episode 55 – Naked Lunch with guest Daniel Coffeen

In this episode we cover all things Naked Lunch: the 1959 book by William S. Burroughs, the 1991 David Cronenberg film, and all the surrounding mythology. If you’re into drugs, writing and weirdness, this is the episode for you. We’re joined by self-described sophist, Dr. Daniel Coffeen. He’s a former professor of rhetoric at UC Berkeley and teacher of critical theory at the SF Art Institute. He’s authored Reading the Way of Things: Towards a New technology of Making Sense (Zero Books).


Episode 13 – Pontypool (2008)

Fair warning, this episode is thick with weirdness. Marc and Chad discuss the 2008 Canadian film Pontypool. It’s about a language virus, which invites us to infect the discussion with William S. Burroughs, semiotics, pataphysics, Quebecoise separatism, and altered states. Strap your headphones on and get ready to look for Honey the Cat.