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Dirt Cheap

25 EpisodesProduced by Neon Hum MediaWebsite

Paperback reads. We love them cheap. We love them dirty. We love to ask: why are white men the only ones with inner lives or three-dimensional personalities? Hosts Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden dig deep into the dollar bins of used bookstores and your grandmother’s storage unit, looking for pul… read more

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Trailer

October 1st, 2020

1:59

The first season of Dirt Cheap is dropping in just one week! We're reading Murder in the Glass Room, a Los Angeles noir novel starring a misanthropic bookie-turned-detective named Phil Norris. Phil's not very good at …

Meet Phil (Chapter 1, Part 1 of Murder in the Glass Room)

October 15th, 2020

39:57

In the first episode of Dirt Cheap, hosts Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden plunge into chapter one of Murder in the Glass Room, a Los Angeles noir …

The Party (Chapter 1, Part 2 of MITGR)

October 15th, 2020

40:39

Phil goes to a party, has a terrible time, and makes a deal with his wife.

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Riley's (Chapter 2 of MITGR)

October 22nd, 2020

41:33

Phil gets into a very public argument.

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The Glass Room (Chapter 3 of MITGR)

October 29th, 2020

48:44

Phil makes an upsetting discovery and a questionable plan.

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The Salon (Chapter 4 of MITGR)

November 5th, 2020

39:43

Phil makes his first foray into detective work, and is instantly baffled by what he finds.

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The Receptionist (Chapter 5 of MITGR)

November 12th, 2020

36:23

Phil looks for Professor Stanley and gets nowhere.

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The Saint Regis (Chapter 6 of MITGR)

November 19th, 2020

34:05

Phil goes to a fancy hotel and does not get much detective work done.

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On the Lam (Chapter 7 of MITGR)

December 3rd, 2020

40:30

Phil pretends to be a census-taker, and rounds out his day with some light breaking and entering.

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Shelley (Chapter 8 of MITGR)

December 10th, 2020

46:00

Phil stumbles into his first real breakthrough.

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The Robbery (Chapter 9 of MITGR)

December 17th, 2020

32:26

Phil gets robbed, and only then does he realize he's lost something precious.

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Carlos (Chapter 10, Part 1 of MITGR)

January 7th, 2021

33:54

Phil gets some disappointing information from Carlos. 

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The Hollywood Bowl (Chapter 10, Part 2 of MITGR)

January 14th, 2021

43:12

With the police hot on his tail, Phil makes a questionable decision (shocking!) to meet Shelley in a very public place.

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The Venice Ballroom (Chapter 11, Part 1 of MITGR)

January 21st, 2021

46:16

Phil goes to a dance hall, creeps everyone out, and (once again) stumbles his way into a lead.


Amanda and Geoffrey are joined by comedians Dani Fernandez (https://twitter.com/msdanifernandez) and Ify Nwadiwe (

The Tiki Bar (Chapter 11, Part 2 of MITGR)

January 28th, 2021

31:57

Phil makes an important drunken acquaintance.

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Muriel (Chapter 12 of MITGR)

February 4th, 2021

50:12

Phil seduces a woman, and finally gets to the bottom of something.


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Oliver (Chapter 13 of MITGR)

February 11th, 2021

55:33

Phil meets an old man with a unique connection to Edna.

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The Alibi (Chapter 14 of MITGR)

February 18th, 2021

51:26

Phil is summoned to see Professor Stanley for an unusual negotiation.

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Introducing Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV

February 24th, 2021

9:26

Reality TV is dismissed as guilty pleasure, low brow... even trash. But whether you want to admit it or not, you probably have heard of Snooki, Lisa Vanderpump or Kim Kardashian. Over the past 30 years, reality TV has …

The Farmer's Market (Chapter 15, Part 1 of MITGR)

February 25th, 2021

39:50

Phil meets Shelley at the Farmer's Market and is greeted by an explosive surprise.

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The Brawl (Chapter 15, Part 2 of MITGR)

March 4th, 2021

41:18

Shelley opens up about her past, and some holes emerge in Carlos's detective work.

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The Meeting (Chapter 16, Part 1 of MITGR)

March 11th, 2021

53:39

Phil finds himself at a fascist rally.

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Stanley (Chapter 16, Part 2 of MITGR)

March 18th, 2021

43:01

Phil accosts Stanley in his home and learns something about Shelley.

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The End (Chapter 17 of MITGR)

March 25th, 2021

57:40

In the final chapter of Murder in the Glass Room, Phil discovers who murdered Edna.


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Introducing: I Am Rama

June 22nd, 2021

5:08

Rama was a spiritual teacher in the 80s and 90s who inspired many of his students while helming what many of his detractors would describe as a cult. …

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