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THE BIBLIO FILE is a podcast about "the book," and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging, long-form conversations with best practitioners inside the book trade and out - from writer to reader. Why listen? The hope is that it will help you to read, write, publish, edit, design, and collect better, and improve how you communicate serious, big, necessary, new, good ideas and stories...

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Jul 15, 2022

Nick Anthony is a writer, stand-up comic, and screen-writer. He's participating in this year's Prague Summer Program for Writers and his novel, tentatively entitled Two Hits of Acid in Cambodia, was just workshopped this past week.

We talk about the experience, but not before discussing magic, stand-up comedy writing; new material that kills; God complexes; screen-writing; Tarantino's Django Unchained; suspense and humour; intelligence and humour; doubt; and Dave Chappelle. We then talk about workshops as focus groups, plus the importance of hearing the perspectives of better writers. 

In addition we also look at Nick's novel itself, and how it references diversity in publishing from the perspective of a young white male writer; losing your best friend "to" life; what men look like post #metoo; and the skewering of what our culture thinks of sex.  Is it a play for Jordan Peterson's huge audience? Could well be. You be the judge.