33% Pulp

Hosted ByLinzi & Daniel

On 33% Pulp, hosts Linzi, Daniel, and a guest host each read a different third of a pulp novel, then recap it over three episodes — piecing together the plot and laughing at the prose. Join us for tales of teleportation, giant crabs, and super awkward descriptions of sex.

Some Sort of Spell Part 3: From Zero to Salmon Sandwich

Our show reconstructs books that have been divided into thirds and assigned to three different hosts. We then recap the book in full over three episodes.

In this episode, Kate tells us about a road trip to the English countryside, a quick detour to France, a quick trip to an Italian villa, and a conspiracy with long-term consequences.


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Check out Kate and Courtney’s podcasts!

Kate’s all-things-dark podcast is Ignorance Was Bliss. Find it on your regular podcatcher (if it’s not iTunes) and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Courtney’s podcast is the history and true crime show Cult of Domesticity. Find it on your regular podcatcher (if it’s not iTunes) and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

From the back cover:


She didn’t ask to be rescued.

Beatrice’s half sister had done a lot of crazy things, but inviting Elliot Chalmers to temporarily share their home while his was being renovated–that was the limit!

Everyone knew that Beatrice and Elliott had never seen eye to eye over her dedication to her orphaned siblings. He’d even nicknamed her “Cinders.”

Well, handsome prince or no, she hadn’t invited him to interfere. And although silently grateful for the added household discipline, Beatrice drew the line where Elliott seemed most intent on crossing–her personal life!

Some relevant characters:

  • Beatrice Bellaire: Raised her siblings after they were orphaned. Cooks, cleans, and has endemic breasts that knock over bystanders. Has been body-shamed her whole life and has the self-esteem to prove it. Salmon lack nipples because she has all of them.
  • Elliot Chalmers: under 6′. Has GIANT hands. Celebrates his birthday on days that aren’t his birthday. His nanny still packs him sandwiches.
  • Lucilla: Beatrice and Elliot’s half-sister involved with a TV producer named Horrocks. Is so terrible it’s a mystery why anyone talks to her.
  • Lucia: The one in Italy.

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Read More About this Season’s Chosen Non-Profit:

826 National amplifies the impact of our national network of youth writing and publishing centers, and the words of young authors. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success.”

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Editor: Linzi

Sound effects:

Charm by Scrampunk

and Success by Grunz


Ad music: Soundside. “Awards”, Victory. (2019). CC-SA,NC,BY. 

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