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Episode 75: The Gatekeeper (9.22.2017)

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by in Uncategorized |


“I keep saying ‘where’s the body? Kill someone,'” Marilyn Stasio told us. She reads at least 200 crime novels a year to determine which are worthy of her prestigious “Crime Column” in the New York Times Book Review. We talk with her about crime as entertainment – and why people are so addicted to the genre that she can’t stay away from: “My fingers just itch when I see something that’s says ‘murder.'”


You can find more of Marilyn Stasio’s thoughts on crime fiction in her column.


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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.


Music in this episode: “Speed Reader” by Blue Dot Sessions (an original song for Criminal), “Joy in the Restaurant” by David Szesztay, “Faster Does It” by Kevin MacLeod, “Are We Loose Yet” by Blue Dot Sessions, “Añada” by Jahzzar, “Vanagon” and “Everybody” by Podington Bear.

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