Episode 6: Neal Stephenson’s Zodiac, Part Two, or “Cran-Razz with your Deus ex Machina?”

After blowing off steam about the pronunciation of “Natick” in the audio book, Dukes and Bagg reflect on the challenges of reigning in Stephenson’s “firehose of talent.” They admire the authentic Boston-ness of the lobstermen (“Hey, we got us a long haired environmental”), and speculate about which of the three (or four) possible ending climaxes should have been chosen for this book. 

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