Episode 1.11: Exploring the Darkness with Laird Barron

Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan and Shane Douglas Keene and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.

This week, we had a great time talking with Laird Barron, an author who skillfully blends horror and crime and has built one of the genre’s most intriguing universes and characters. We got to talk to Laird about a wide variety of topics including the relationship between horror and noir, how the Coleridge novels have evolved since Blood Standard, diversity in the genre, and the upcoming third Isaiah Coleridge novel Worse Angels. We had a great time recording with Laird and we could’ve easily talked to him for another few hours as he’s easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable about all things literature. We hope to have him on again in the future as we kept thinking of stuff we wanted to talk about long after we wrapped recording. This was an amazing conversation and if you wanted to learn a little bit more about the new Isaiah Coleridge novel, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our conversation with Laird now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.

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