Othersode #85: Bayou Depression / What Josiah Saw with Clay McLeod Chapman

Return guest Clay McLeod Chapman (author of The Remaking, Whisper Down the Lane, and Ghost Eaters) joins the Squad to chat about the depressing 2021 horror(?) film What Josiah Saw. We dig into the film’s narrative structure, characters, and general bleakness and ask the important question: did this movie abuse us? Then we have a two-part (spoiler-free and spoilers-ok) discussion about Clay’s new novel What Kind of Mother. This conversation covers everything from Nicolas Sparks to terrifying pizza. Next we get into some feedback on a blog post (of all things!) and Clay improvises a potential new theme song for the podcast. Read along for our next Bookpisode on Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas on 10/31, and go see Priscilla for our next Othersode on 11/14! Send any and all feedback to thesquad@booksquadgoals.com and don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Not sure what to do next? Write us a review on Apple Podcasts and become at patron at patreon.com/booksquadgoals!

:30 – Welcome Clay! And icebreaker
11:30 – Movie intro and spoiler alert
13:25 – Narrative format and effectiveness
31:30 – Why would anyone watch this?
40:39 – The ending and what’s going on
55:00 – Why incest?
1:04:50 – Non-spoiler interview with Clay
1:27:12 – Getting into spoilers with Clay
2:01:18 – Skinamarink Feedback, what’s up next


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