At some point a few months ago, the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast came across my Twitter feed through random retweets. I ignored them. Then Adrian McKinty appeared on the podcast and, god, there were more tweets, a lot more tweets. You know the meme #shepersisted, for me, it was #hefinallygavein and I decided to give the podcast a shot. Adrian McKinty turned out to be funny and a great listen. The other two blokes, hosts Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste, would require a few more listens.
The basic premise of Two Crime Writers and a Microphone is for Steve and Luca to bullshit for a bit, talk about
literary book news, comment on best sellers, and then kind of interview an author and a book blogger. During the McKinty show, blogger Kate Moloney talked book recommendations. This part was great except now I’ve added Steve Hamilton to my TBR list. Bill Beverley and Dan Winslow were already on the list.
The show after Adrian McKinty featured Keshini Naidoo, an associate publisher at Bookoutre, and blogger Liz Barnsley who recommended John Connolly and Peter Laws. On my way to work this morning, I listened to the Mason Cross episode which covered being a fake American, Batman, and 80’s action movies. No book recommendations other than I have to add Mason Cross to my TBR list.
After listening several episodes, I found Two Crime Writers and a Microphone to be funny as well as informative — imagine Cartalk but where you learn how not kill animals in your novel and other mundane matters. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Two Crime Writers and a Microphone, please do so. I understand Steve and Luca have a money-back guarantee. Me? I’m going to start listening to their older episodes. The first episode queued up is an interview with Ian Rankin.