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Episode 10 – Buddha

Jan 16, 2022 | Season 1

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The cat is back! Ring in the new year with an episode of numinous dimensions, starring this week’s special guest, the illimitable Lynda E. Rucker, author of The Moon Will Look Strange and You’ll Know When You Get There. Kaaron gets inspired on a long car trip, while Aaron populates the butchers paper of childhood with nightmares. Joseph curses everybody by misnaming the Buddha. Lynda reveals the secrets of the weatherman, and unveils her creative fugue state. Divers topics are discussed: disorientation, dissonance, disbelief; the many oblique angles of weird fiction. The Daphne du Maurier Fan Club is established. Joseph rants trippily about ‘the moment’ while Aaron wears his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume. Kaaron puts her foot down.

Listener beware! For reasons of variable internet connection, we occasionally lose Lynda to Cylons on the wire.

A few of the oddments discussed in this episode include:

  • Kaaron’s story, Death’s Door Café (which you can read for free in Nightmare Magazine)
  • Iain Banks’s The Company
  • Heatmiser (and the Heatmiser offshoot band that Joseph was struggling to remember, Quasi)
  • Carlos Casteneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan, A Separate Reality, Journey To Ixtlan and Tales of Power, among others…
Lynda's little purple Buddha on the windowsill