Counter Esperanto Podcast: Tangents About Twin Peaks: The Return Part 3

We are happy to begin our next exploration into the Return with John Bernardy: journalist, Twin Peaks master-theorist, and host of Blue Rose Task Force podcast, which I believe is the first of its kind, being a holistic podcast that looks at the entirety of Twin Peaks including production details.

John, Karl and Jubel start off discussing Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 9-12, but soon branch off into other vistas of strangeness. They discuss the troubling saga of the Hornes, their favorite new characters and bits, the secret hidden inside Diane and Sarah Palmer’s favorite beverages, and the strange, open-endedness of the whole story. 

Our guest John brings his extensive production knowledge to bear on these details, and elucidates his “Moebius Strip” diagram, which he says is the key to one of the major themes of the Return, exemplified by Dr. Jacoby/Amp’s golden shovel.

So fix your hearts, shovel your way out of the sh*t, and have a listen!

Counter Esperanto Podcast: Tangents About Twin Peaks: The Return Part 2

Greetings Listeners! We continue our series of guest-packed Twin Peaks: The Return re-watch discussions with author, scholar, and all-around lovely gent Rob E. King!

Rob E. King is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and a doctoral student in English at Texas Tech University. He has contributed to 25YL, Blue Rose Magazine, Twin Peaks Unwrapped podcast and published in New American Notes Online and the West Texas Historical Review. 

Rob is also co-editor with Christine Self and Robert Weaver of a book of essays titled David Lynch and the American West: Essays on Regionalism and Indigeneity in Twin Peaks and the Films.

We begin our discussion with classic Weird writer (and creator of Conan the Barbarian) Robert E. Howard, discuss regionalism in that author’s writings, and bring it around to Twin Peaks, discussing the importance of the Las Vegas bits, Jerry’s Odyssey,  the role of electricity and telecommunication, and much more.

Ep. No. 38 A Return to Tangents About Twin Peaks and a Deep Dive Into the Final Dossier

When Karl and Jubel realized that they had passed the five year mark of the podcast, they thought it would be fitting to return to their “Tangents About Twin Peaks” roots, and use Mark Frost’s The Final Dossier as a springboard to dive into Twin Peaks as a whole.

What resulted is our longest episode yet, which bounces between the text of the book, and our memories and reflections on the whole saga as it stands. Twin Peaks is a dense knot of mystery and Weirdness, and we hope you will join us, perhaps over the holiday weekend, as we, to pull a phrase from H.P. Lovecraft, “correlate its contents.”

Ep. No. 29, Flying Saucers are Real!!!!

We grew up In Search of…  the Mysteries of the Unknown.  For those shows–and indeed for most of the 20th Century–the arch unknown has been Alien.

So, your hosts will be talking about Aliens.  We talk a lot about how very, very similar our modern abduction narratives are to 17th Century fairy stories, and a little about how Twin Peaks concept of lodge denizens as aliens (or aliens as the lodge entities?) Heralded the modern state of the folklore.

In order to do so, it was necessary to time-travel to the beginning of human culture, tracing down the path of daylight disks and flying saucers through the ages until H.P. Lovecraft and Charles Fort hitch us to Chariots of the Gods?  The gods contained in that dog eared and yellowed paperback conveyance entice us, beckon  us on through the final and most dangerous leg of our journey toward final and horrible truth.

That truth is a gaping maw.  A yawning Stargate leading not only your hosts, but also you true believer, to fictionalization and beyond!  There, in that gulf of ultimate chaos, we have arranged for you to have a Close Encounter (kind currently unclassified) with a mysterious Blue Book crammed ever so deeply In the Mouth of Madness. A mouth constantly burbling infinite inanities in the long-lost language of….

Counter Esperanto

…Please stand by.

Ep. No. 22: The 15th Secret: “Season Two, Episode One”

We’re back! Back in the Twin Peaks zone…

Some Notes on the 15th Secret of Counter Esperanto:

How is Red like a courtly fool?

Why is China back in the Twin Peaks Narrative?

Will we say something about infiltration? Will it reference Mark Fisher’s The Weird and the Eerie?

Will we find a white paper on technology in Twin Peaks?

Would we be satisfied with a user’s manual for a Spiricomm and Agent Jefferies’ teahouse handle?

A 27 hour meditation on the nature of reality, carried on during the ultimate road trip.

Many questions, few answers.  Just the way we like it, once one learns how to see the Fnords.

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