Scrawl Signs Off With Some Snookie (Scrawl S4 E8)

By June 14, 2012Scrawl Radio

Greetings all ye lovers of Scrawl!

After some listener feedback about our famous segment “Snookie’s Corner,” we thought to ourselves why not give our beloved fans what they want and dedicate an entire show to Snookie’s Corner! 

Mark, Tom, and Robert picked three of our best books yet.  We explore sexuality and relationships with men in Gia Spumanti’s life, the character in Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi’s Gorilla Beach.  Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State offers us some great discussion about reliability in your narrator, as well as the narrator’s voice and tone.  And finally, things get weird, for Tom at least (which weirds out Robert and Mark), in our discussion of a young teens trip through puberty and sexuality in Pamela Anderson’s Star.

We also read some Tweets from Indie Hulk, play some awesome music, and close out by talking about Michael Showalter’s “The Apartment,” which offers us some great insights into how to avoid sounding like a young, inexperienced writer.

Thank you all for a great year and we will see you in the fall. From Scrawl, sayonara and have a great summer!

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Original Air Date: 6-1-12

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Abby says:

    Truly great show, fellas. I really appreciated your means of bringing out the best in that interesting piece of literature. I was wondering, if Ms. Polizzi continues to churn out gripping material such as that, will you continue to do readings on air? I find that Mark’s voice, coupled with that compelling narrative, really facilitated my ability to participate in a little thing called chat with a tutor. I greatly anticipate the possible next installment of this series. Also, good luck as a two-bit hooker out in Los Angeles, Tom.

  • Olivia says:

    Good show guys! 🙂 I’ve always been interested in Snookie’s deep-seeded daddy issues. I think it’s really incredible that she sold millions of copies of that pathetic novel. It’s also really interesting getting a peak into Ethan Hawke’s egocentric thinking. Spock? Really?

    p.s. Tom, I love the 90s.

  • bkowalcz says:

    Great last show, guys! I, too, am shocked that Snooki can actually form complete sentences into something that resembles a novel. All joking aside, it really does make me sad that people like Snooki can get their work published and sell millions of copies, though incredible pieces of writing are being turned down by publishers every day. However, I will say that I do want to read James Franco’s novel. Perhaps that’s a discussion for next year? Looking forward to more shows!