By Spike DiMartino
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My name is Spike DiMartino, and I've been writing, off and on, ever since my eighth grade English teacher told me that I did it well. In this podcast, I'll be reading from my novel, "Primary Tourist," which is about the link between the New Hampshire Primary and my life, and how mythology permeates the lives of everyone, from Presidential Wannabes to Wannabe Artistic Icons and everybody in between, and how Myth does its damnedest to shape truth, even when, hell, especially when you live in a nursing home which you don't have to be crazy to mistake for an asylum. I hope you enjoy it.
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist chapters 10 and 11||This episode contains chapters 10 and 11 of Spike DiMartino's book 'Primary Tourist'. In chapter 10, Spike talks about living in a nursing home (terrible), gets romantic advice from a friend (run!), and learns that his nephew is in the hospital...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist chapters 8 and 9||Our hero, Spike, is recuperating from a stroke in a nursing home. He recalls a time when he used to go up to New Hampshire during Primary Time, a time when he walked freely, a time when he didn't live in a nursing home. A golden time. Not so long ago.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist chapters 6 and 7||This episode contains chapters 6 and 7 of Spike DiMartino's book 'Primary Tourist', in which he invents a poetic form known as the Spiku, sees Rick Santorum at a gun club, and considers addictions of different types: sugar, drugs, political.||9/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist chapters 4 and 5||This episode contains chapters 4 and 5 of Spike DiMartino's book 'Primary Tourist', in which he considers the participants in the first Republican debate of 2011, consummates a relationship with a chess-playing friend, and gets a ride from a New...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist Chapter 3||This episode contains chapter 3 of Spike DiMartino's book 'Primary Tourist', in which he acquires a sidekick, goes to see John Edwards and Howard Dean, and steps on Al Franken.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrimary Tourist Chapters 1 and 2||This episode contains chapters 1 and 2 of Spike DiMartino's book 'Primary Tourist'. The journey begins!||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|