Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Episode 14: The Hot Hundred Grand Caper

Show notes for Episode 14:

  • Raymond Chandler & Poker

    Raymond ChandlerThe show begins with a brief explanation of an quote about poker often attributed to the great hard-boiled novelist, Raymond Chandler. The line comes from his 1953 novel The Long Goodbye, although often the exact words uttered by the narrator-protagonist, the detective Philip Marlowe, get transformed somewhat.

    I refer to a couple of posts over on Hard-Boiled Poker in the segment. The post “Raymond Chandler Said a Lot of Things” explains with a little more detail how Chandler has been misquoted. Another post, “Raymond Chandler & Poker,” collects a few references to poker from Chandler’s fiction and letters.

  • “The Hot Hundred Grand Caper,” The Adventures of Sam Spade (originally aired September 19, 1948)

    Howard Duff as Sam SpadeStarring Howard Duff (as Sam Spade, pictured). Also starring Lurene Tuttle and Sadie Thompson. Written by Bob Tollman and Gil Doud. Produced and directed by William Spier.

    Here is a detailed article about the radio series, written by Martin Grams. The article is an excerpt from Grams’ book The Radio Adventures of Sam Spade. And here’s a link to an archive with over 50 episodes of the show.



    Blogger Unknown said...

    Hey Short, your old buddy Aces88ss here...Been awhile since your last episode, and hope to see your labor of love continued.

    Couple of things... Recently, my baby had a baby (yeap, grandpa Aces88ss). She lives in Kansas, and I made the painful drive across South Dakota, Iowa and a little Kansas. 23 hours driving time. But, I made the time go by faster by re listening to your complete catalog. Even Grandmama Mrs. Aces88ss (who generally tolerates but would prefer not to be bothered by my hobby/obsession) enjoyed the time. You helped make eastern South Dakota a little less ugly. Feel free to use that as a catch phrase for the podcast when you start to market.

    I recently saw you ask for feedback or suggestions about the cast. I am sorry I didn't take the time, but will now...

    I already offered a suggestion of hearing some Damon Runyon Theater on your cast. There has been a recurring theme in some of your postings on your other blog of hiding your hobby from non-poker players. The implication is feeling guilty for playing, taking poker beyond the nickle/dime/quarter game played with uncles (or Granddads). This is also a very common theme on many of the Damon Runyon stories. The gamblers and hustlers often go to great lengths to hide their "game" from the swells. These matching recurring themes (your blog and the Damon Runyon stories) can easily be cross marketed.

    As always, thank you for your rarely rewarded hard work. You are appreciated.


    April 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
    Blogger Short-Stacked Shamus said...

    That is awesome to hear, Aces88ss. Great to know the shows helped make the trip more pleasant. The car is where I mostly listen to podcasts, too, and they can surely help with the tedium.

    I actually have an episode 15 lined up and nearly ready for prime time. I think you'll enjoy it.

    Thanks again, friend, for them nice words.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

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