24. Invisible Shackles. [Brad Dunne.]

Brad Dunne is a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His debut novel, after dark vapours, tells a gothic werewolf story through a postcolonial lens. His journalism has appeared in Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia and The Walrus. He recently launched his own podcast, Deconstruction Junction, where he uses philosophy to find unconventional readings of popular media.

Brad and Michael talk about how music creates self-confidence, playing in a punk band, virtuosity, rap as the most literary musical genre, and how to cope when life unexpectedly throws a series of curveballs your way.

Brad’s Five Songs.

Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Decline by NOFX.
All The Things You Are by Joe Pass.
Sounds of Science by the Beastie Boys.
Atlas, Rise by Metallica.

Show Notes.

Brad’s website and Instagram.

His podcast, Deconstruction Junction.

Brad’s novel, after dark vapours.

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