Podcast Review: Dead Authors Podcast

Paul F. Tompkins interviews the greatest minds in literature! Even though they’re all dead!

Christian Krauspeby Christian Krauspe

Paul F. Tompkins (Mr. Show, The Paul F. Tompkins Show) has been synonymous with the alternative comedy scene for years, and now he is bringing us his latest: Dead Authors Podcast. DAP is a monthly comedy podcast and live show in which Tompkins plays the late, great HG Wells and brings other dead authors to the table such as; HP Lovecraft, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Dickens for a round of Q&A. His guests on the show include: Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, James Adomian, and Jen Kirkman. Have yourself a little sample of the magic:

Paul F. Tompkins can always be counted on for a sure-fire laugh and DAP is no different. The Dead Authors Podcast is done to in part raise awareness for 826LA writing and tutoring programs. A good deed never hurt.

Who is this podcast for: Anyone who loves books, comedy, history, improv, or the like. Despite the hilarious nature of the show, you do LEARN a thing or two about a thing or two. Some of the beats take a while to hit their stride, but once they do it’s always a blast.

Who is this podcast not for: Anyone looking for super raunchy, over-the-top, shock comedy (not that there is anything wrong with that) is probably going to find themselves a little bored during DAP.

Bottom Line: The Dead Authors Podcast is definitely a lot of fun and definitely a welcome change-up from the usual Q&A podcasts out there. It’s smart, fun inventive, and always leaves us wanting more.


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