Shallow & Pedantic
We All Shine On

We All Shine On

June 30, 2020

A discussion of the bifurcation of The Shining into the King novel and the Kubrick film, both of which work despite the intentional differences between them. Ongoing discussion of the needs of literature vs. the needs of film.

We also chat a bit about new things for Unnamed Journal and Shallow & Pedantic in general.

Mike Gets the Good Mike

Mike Gets the Good Mike

March 16, 2020

A podcast of changes here at Shallow & Pedantic. We break out new audio equipment, discuss big changes coming for Unnamed Journal and the whole S & P Universe (namely, that there will be one), and argue about whether fantasy is inherently atavistic.

The Philosophy of Horror

The Philosophy of Horror

October 31, 2019

It's Halloween, so we must do the thing that Halloween Podcasts do: confront the terror of the season. No, not inappropriately-timed store displays, just a cliff-dive into the ontology of horror. What is it? Why do we make it? Is it tragedy or comedy? Is it didactic, or merely sublime? Do we have to talk about IT?

Graphic Novels Should Not Be Movies

Graphic Novels Should Not Be Movies

September 6, 2019

For our inaugural episode, we drink a growler of pale ale and make a bunch of wildly inflated statements about various graphic novels and their terrible movie adaptations. We're not talking about you, Marvelfans, so locate and obtain your chill.