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Eh-peh-sode Se-ven-teeeen (to be sung to the tune of Seventeen by Winger) kicks off with a ribald discussion of crowd funding and the Two Dollar Radio indiegogo campaign. Seems they're going into the talking picture business. Also, the author of the latest Bond novel says the character doesn't like sleeping with all those women, he really wants to settle down. And our very own Rob "The Hitman" Hart does the crime convention known as Bouchercon, where apparently drunken debauchery and sexual harassment are the name of the game.
Reads: Gay cowboy revenge noir, understated Scandinavian short story horror noir, and pop-science nonfiction noir.
Topic: Yes, we know "freedom of speech" on the internet means a no-holds barred right to be an asshole, but how should authors and their readers interact? Should they interact? And was Goodreads right to shut down the hate?