Jim Goad: The Iron Marshmallow

Episode 3 September 21, 2019 02:37:39
Jim Goad: The Iron Marshmallow
The Exile Hour
Jim Goad: The Iron Marshmallow

Sep 21 2019 | 02:37:39

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Show Notes

Jim Goad (c. 1961) is an American author, publisher, social critic, country crooner, pioneering “wigger”, ex-convict, brain tumor survivor, iconoclast, and cultural provocateur. He is perhaps best known for *ANSWER Me!* magazine, which he co-authored, edited, and published with his late wife Debbie Goad between 1991 and 1994. Scandals surrounding the magazine included a line being quoted from the second issue by a man who shot at the White House in 1994, a triple suicide, a potential influence on the suicide of Kurt Cobain, and an obscenity trial over the fourth and final issue in Washington State (the state ultimately lost). Goad has authored nine books including The *Redneck Manifesto*. His latest, *The Bomb Inside My Brain*, features a collection of four dozen essays about “brain surgery, heartache, broken friendship, family alienation, drugs, religion, PTSD, and fatherhood.” He has also written two weekly columns for *Taki's Magazine* for the past nine years, and hosts a weekly podcast entitled *Jim Goad's Group Hug*. Goad has described himself as being “Misunderstood in ways you would never understand.” Join us for this episode of THE EXILE HOUR as we fraternally bond with our featured guest over our mutual indifference towards fraternal bonding, non-ironic reverence for Vanilla Ice, the discovery of our shared Chinese Zodiac animal (the "cock"), Philadelphia Tidewater (read: “tide-WOODer”) accents, and ultimately seek to discover if he might also be understood in ways that he would never understand.

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