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The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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jackiekashian.com Archive - Pre-September 2010 donate to the dorky effort
Oct 11, 2011

My guest is ME. Andy Ashcraft is the guest host interviewing me about the show. Andy wants me to talk about my dorkdoms. I’ve tried to explain that that’s what I do every episode, so we talk about the parts of the forest that he led me into. It’s a good one. I hope you enjoy meeting me. Again.

 

Credits:

Audio leveling by Patrick Brady

Music is by Mike Ruekberg.
Website design by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast.

 

The websites are www.jackiekashian.com and  www.dorkforest.com.

Apps are available for the iPhone,and Android. Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me. Jackie@jackiekashian.com

 

Notes:

Cars 2 Appmates

Pandemic

Monopoly – based on Lizzie Magie game called "The Landlord's Game" with the object of demonstrating how rents enrich property owners and impoverish tenants

Parcheesi

LOTR Risk

Axis and Allies

The Hell game

GORF

Dragon’s Lair

Donkey Kong

Apples to Apples

Andre Norton

Kenneth Grahame – Wind in the Willows

A Wind in the Door

Thomas Covenant Books – Stephen R. Donaldson

Charles Williams (the other inkling)

Len Deighton

Lord Dunsany

Dashiell Hammett

Galapagos  - Kurt Vonnegut

Pottermore

Edward Moreton Drax Plunkett

Wolf Hall

Bildungroman

Cherub Books (#1)

Jim Kjelgaard

Henry Lizard Lover

Y The Last Man

Ex Machina

Hard Time

X-Factor

Top Ten

Alvin Maker Series

4 Comments
  • almost six years ago
    Jackie
    List...cool!
  • almost six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Well, Andy Ashcraft is a man of taste and discernment (your cue to note, "Self-evident!")...and never fear, I know too well that the gift of a book (or, really, anything, but particularly a book or movie or similar "software") is almost as much a burden (requiring time for use) as it is anything else...I'm trying to resist burdening all my friends and acquaintances too terribly. But when I have more time soonish, a quick and dirty list of the Folks Alongside Tolkien (rather than robbing from him, or producing work too much like his work) will be forthcoming, because I can churn out opinion as easily as anyone...and can try to keep it brief!
  • almost six years ago
    Jackie
    sirens is andys fave, I think mine might be the ny prison one! And, thanks for book suggestions, don't send more ...yet :). Maria interview in two. Just gotta get home to edit and post them! Thanks for feedback as per usual, great!
  • almost six years ago
    Todd Mason
    My goodness, Jackie, how similar our early reading experiences were, except when I read A WIND IN THE DOOR just after A WRINKLE IN TIME, I suddenly Knew exactly how to film it (which is more than the Disney organization showed themselves capable of). That, and I've always loved short fiction, horror and sarcastic and black/gallows humor. Even with the strictures toward lighter and more fanciful sf, your household is in constant threat of my burying all three of you (including Tiberius) in the treasures I've found over the decades, ranging from Jack Vance to Avram Davidson to Jane Yolen (whom you might well've come across) to Janet Fox to (still pushing) Leigh Brackett to, among so many others, the other Inkling to publish a lot of fantasy (Roger Green) and the guy the Inklings would have over, who was one of their mutual inspirations, E. R. Eddison (THE WORM OROBOROUS and more)(for that matter, there's another major Charles Williams, who wrote noirish crime fiction)...yes, even to disliking the work of Stephen Donaldson and finding Frank Herbert's moneymaker increasingly tedious as we passed from volume to volume (as culture hero Algis Budrys [ROGUE MOON, aka THE DEATH MACHINE! must read! MICHAELMAS!] put it, in loose paraphrase, no matter how much you need to save your planet, you can take some time off to go rescue your infant son from murder). You're quite welcome for THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION subscription, and glad it's providing some joy in the household...I can see particularly where short fiction, which can be enjoyed best while sitting or lying in quiet circumstances, might be less well-suited to interruptions during plane travel and similar situations, which might derail the effects.

    --Very glad you both did this, your companion there seems an utter gentleman, and I certainly would be fascinated to hear a Bamford i/v of you, as well.

    --For a Kurt Vonnegut that is actually pretty damned cheerful, ultimately, I recommend BLUEBEARD, my choice for his best contemporary-mimetic novel...with THE SIRENS OF TITAN squeaking past the other sf novels, including GALAPAGOS, for the laurels there.

    I certainly have more to say here, but no time for now...take care! (And Jim Kjelgaard wrote some excellent suspense fiction for adults...no setters, even!)(And...)