Show cover of Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss classic or contemporary works of crime fiction in each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the fascinating world of crime fiction.

Tracks

E66: Adios Muchachos -- Daniel Chavarria 67:29 06/05/2022
E65: Razorblade Tears -- Mildred Pierce -- The Asphalt Jungle 61:52 04/26/2022
Episode 64 -- Margaret Millar -- Beast in View 52:17 02/15/2022
E63 -- Tartan Noir -- Laidlaw 58:48 01/19/2022
E62 -- Cop Hater -- Ed McBain 55:05 12/07/2021
E61 -- Ecological Noir -- The Monkey Wrench Gang -- Animals 60:47 10/13/2021
E60 -- 5 Round Review: Summer Edition 60:22 08/17/2021
E59 -- Miami Blues 59:36 07/26/2021
E58 -- Chicago Noir 67:16 06/22/2021
E57 -- Ride the Pink Horse & The Expendable Man --Dorothy Hughes 59:33 05/22/2021
E56 -- Five Round Reviews 55:04 04/28/2021
E 55 -- S.A. Cosby -- Blacktop Wasteland 57:24 04/03/2021
E 54 -- Raymond Chandler -- Farewell, My Lovely 54:21 03/08/2021
E53: Strap on Your Rocket Shoes, It's Time to Review Some Spy Fiction 55:05 02/08/2021
E52: To Spy Fiction With Love 66:49 01/27/2021
Cinema Spotlight: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" 27:38 12/14/2020
E51: Russian Roulette with Kurt & Justin -- First 50 Episodes! 60:34 11/17/2020
E50 -- Pop. 1280 62:47 10/14/2020
E49 -- Bluebird, Bluebird -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst 66:17 09/07/2020
E48 -- Intro to Bluebird, Bluebird -- Rural Noir -- Forgotten Classics -- Attica Locke 61:22 08/16/2020
E47 -- Yakudoshi Age of Calamity -- Chris McKinney -- Scott Kikkawa 56:51 07/22/2020
E46 -- For a Song by Rodney Morales -- Hawaiian Noir -- 5 Round Burst 77:16 06/30/2020
E45 -- Richard Stark's The Hunter -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst 53:00 05/25/2020
E44 -- Intro to Richard Stark's The Hunter — Forgotten Classics? — Subject Unknown -- Donald Westlake 51:42 05/17/2020
E43 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep — Deep Discussion -- Forgotten Classics -- Five Round Burst 59:06 04/25/2020
Quarantine Edition -- Panic in the Streets -- The Killer That Stalked New York 13:34 04/09/2020
E42 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep -- Neo Noir -- Titanshade -- Philip K. Dick 61:03 03/31/2020
Quarantine Edition -- Riot in Cell Block 11 22:49 03/23/2020
E41: An Easy Thing (Part 2) -- Cinema Spotlight "El Che" -- 5 Round Burst 77:35 03/07/2020
E40: An Easy Thing (Part 1) -- Mexican Noir -- Forgotten Classics 67:03 02/16/2020