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.

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. 




Thursday, February 2, 2017

Episode 117: Peter Watts's Echopraxia


The Mikes tackle a diamond-hard sci-fi novel (what?!) with vampires and zombies and intelligent slime molds . . . IN SPACE! They flounder about trying to parse the plot and find the horror. And they find it, obscurely, in the predator–prey relation of vampire to human, and in the weird notion that consciousness is a problem.

It's Cocktail Time!

Golden Shower

In a ice-filled tumbler pour
1 shot vodka
1 shot orange juice
1/2 shot lemon juice
1/2 shot triple sec
Fill with ginger ale. 
Stir. 
Drink. Or pour all over the bed.

closing music: "Echoes from the Hills" by Jack Guthrie

Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 116: Peter Watts's Blindsight



The Two Mikes burst out of their pods and shake themselves out of their vampiricly-influenced hibernation to take on Blindsight by Peter Watts.   Are they really conscious or just enacting a poor imitation of it?  Is their any Kung Pao Chicken in the Chinese Room or will they just have to settle for cocktails and Goldfish Crackers?


It's Cocktail Time!

The Devils Baklava

1 shot Nocino
1 shot Barenjäger
2 shots black rum
2 scoops crappy vanilla ice cream
1 pinch of salt

Run through a blender and decant into a glass. Garnish with a Pirouette cookie.