The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes
Ever wanted to talk with someone about a book you just read? You could just join a book group and talk about it, drink a little, veer off on tangents, work back around to the book again, and finally wrap it up by picking the next book.

But what happens when the book you just read is about about hungry zombies or a haunted house, and your Eat, Pray, Love–reading friends aren’t really into reading it, much less discussing its finer points? That’s what we’re here for. We Two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books.

If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Episode 121: Ray Russell's Incubus


Mike and Mike round out their tour of Ray Russell's horror career with his 1974 skeeze classic of sexual liberation and ickiness. Gallons of ickiness.

It's Cocktail Time!

Screamin' Demon Semen

In a shot glass layer,

  • 1/3 shot butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/3 shot Irish cream
  • 1/3 shot rum
  • add a few drops green Midori liqueur on top.
Shoot it (in the head).

closing music: "Electric Demons in Love" by Electric Six

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Episode 120 : Ray Russell's Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories




The Mike's serpentine the sorely segmented stories of Sardonicus, Sagittarius and Sanguinarus and simply simultaneously squeak sophomoric silliness. Sneaky Ss strike stridently - start screaming straightaway.  So sorry.


It's Cocktail Time

The Lock Jaw

2 shots blended Scotch
1/2 shot Apple Jack
1/2  shot Fernet-Branca Bitter Liquor 

Put in shaker of ice. Shack until frothy. Decant in a martini glass and garnish with a 10 penny nail.













Friday, March 10, 2017

Episode 119: Ray Russell's The Case against Satan


The Mikes read the book that formed the model for every demonic possession story you can think of, and they wonder why Ray Russell didn't sue the pants of William Peter Blatty. A short+sweet podcast for a short+sweet book.

It's Cocktail Time!

The Guilty Priest
  • 1 shot Apple bourbon
  • 1/2 shot Pernod
  • 1/2 Amontillado sherry
  • 1/2 shot good vermouth

stir and pour into rocks glass filled with ice.
garnish with sliced, spiced apple



Closing Music: Cover of "Tubular Bells" by unknown


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Episode 118 The Things by Peter Watts





The Two Mike's take on The Things by Peter Watts.  Though entering into communion with a extraterrestrial entity sounds really nice, they stay firmly ensconced in their individual natures and unimaginable loneliness. Whew.  


It's Cocktail Time!

Frozen Communion 

Place crushed ice in a tumbler and add:

1 shot Aquavite
1 shot Cynar
1 shot Dry Sherry

Mixed and top with walnut bitters and a lemon or an orange peel.

Chin Chin.