Last update: 2008-01-17

Episode 32 : Afterword.

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2008-01-17 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The complete song, a deleted scene, and bloopers.…


Episode 32 : Afterword.

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2008-01-17 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The complete song, a deleted scene, and bloopers.…


Episode 31: Chapters 62, 63, and 64.

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2008-01-07 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Death in the face.…


Episode 31: Chapters 62, 63, and 64.

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2008-01-07 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Death in the face.…


Episode 30: Chapters 60 and 61.

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2008-01-04 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Final inspection, not quite as planned: Of betrayal and bolts and buying at the body store.…


Episode 30: Chapters 60 and 61.

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2008-01-04 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Final inspection, not quite as planned: Of betrayal and bolts and buying at the body store.…


Episode 29: Chapters 58 and 59.

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2007-12-28 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The other planet.…


Episode 29: Chapters 58 and 59.

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2007-12-28 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The other planet.…


Episode 27: Chapter 54.

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2007-12-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Who did this to you? Was it that awful man?…


Episode 28: Chapters 55, 56, and 57.

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2007-12-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Thirty gold coins.…


Episode 27: Chapter 54.

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2007-12-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Who did this to you? Was it that awful man?…


Episode 28: Chapters 55, 56, and 57.

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2007-12-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Thirty gold coins.…


Episode 26: Chapters 52 and 53.

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2007-12-15 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The Archimedes Freak: Abe hugs a teddy bear, hires a vandal, plans his future, and reserves a right.…


Episode 25: Chapters 49, 50, and 51.

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2007-12-15 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Freudian crap. Sweet Jesus. A pubic hair, a proposal, and a ponytail.…


Episode 25: Chapters 49, 50, and 51.

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2007-12-15 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Freudian crap. Sweet Jesus. A pubic hair, a proposal, and a ponytail.…


Episode 26: Chapters 52 and 53.

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2007-12-15 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The Archimedes Freak: Abe hugs a teddy bear, hires a vandal, plans his future, and reserves a right.…


Episode 24: Chapter 48.

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2007-12-09 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Everybody's gotta choose their own neighborhood.…


Episode 24: Chapter 48.

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2007-12-09 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Everybody's gotta choose their own neighborhood.…


Episode 23: Chapter 47.

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2007-12-08 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A middle age kind of love.…


Episode 23: Chapter 47.

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2007-12-08 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A middle age kind of love.…


Episode 21: Chapters 43 and 44.

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2007-12-01 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
At least they're clean...…


Episode 22: Chapters 45 and 46.

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2007-12-01 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Roof repair with a side of philosophy. Red light, green light. And a long journey begins.…


Episode 21: Chapters 43 and 44.

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2007-12-01 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
At least they're clean...…


Episode 22: Chapters 45 and 46.

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2007-12-01 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Roof repair with a side of philosophy. Red light, green light. And a long journey begins.…


Episode 20: Chapter 42

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2007-11-27 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Everybody hates California. Why? I don't know. We just do.…


Episode 20: Chapter 42

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2007-11-27 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Everybody hates California. Why? I don't know. We just do.…


Episode 19: Chapter 41

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2007-11-23 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Upon learning that one is not worth screwing.…


Episode 18: Chapters 38, 39, and 40

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2007-11-23 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The scent of concrete. …


Episode 19: Chapter 41

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2007-11-23 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Upon learning that one is not worth screwing.…


Episode 18: Chapters 38, 39, and 40

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2007-11-23 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
The scent of concrete. …


Episode 17: Chapters 35, 36, and 37

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2007-11-13 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Crappy apologies.…


Episode 16: Chapters 33 and 34

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2007-11-13 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Don't have a hairy neck. I believe in handshakes. Tooth-brushing at home.…


Episode 17: Chapters 35, 36, and 37

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2007-11-13 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Crappy apologies.…


Episode 16: Chapters 33 and 34

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2007-11-13 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Don't have a hairy neck. I believe in handshakes. Tooth-brushing at home.…


Episode 15: Chapters 31 and 32

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2007-11-07 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Of watermelons thrown, conceived, or smashed.…


Episode 15: Chapters 31 and 32

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2007-11-07 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Of watermelons thrown, conceived, or smashed.…


Episode 14: Chapter 30

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2007-11-05 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
In which a heart is cleared, at least for a while.…


Episode 14: Chapter 30

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2007-11-05 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
In which a heart is cleared, at least for a while.…


Episode 12: Chapter 27

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2007-10-30 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
In which we learn the proper use of a fork.…


Episode 13: Chapters 28 and 29

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2007-10-30 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Wally, the designated grown-up. …


Episode 12: Chapter 27

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2007-10-30 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
In which we learn the proper use of a fork.…


Episode 13: Chapters 28 and 29

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2007-10-30 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Wally, the designated grown-up. …


Episode 11: Chapters 25 and 26

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2007-10-24 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Juke haunts Lenora. And something is haunting FrogGirl... …


Episode 7: Chapters 16, 17, and 18

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Juke introduces Abe to tequila, and Opal introduces Wally to a new form of sex.…


Episode 8: Chapters 19 and 20

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Abe's graduation, and the uses of bat guano…


Episode 9: Chapters 21 and 22

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A burglar is burgled, and a great old nailgun transforms into a punchy young woman.…


Episode 10: Chapters 23 and 24

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A planet in virgin hands. A working-class kind of a guy. And Opal examines the 'ick'.…


Episode 7: Chapters 16, 17, and 18

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Juke introduces Abe to tequila, and Opal introduces Wally to a new form of sex.…


Episode 8: Chapters 19 and 20

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Abe's graduation, and the uses of bat guano…


Episode 9: Chapters 21 and 22

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A burglar is burgled, and a great old nailgun transforms into a punchy young woman.…


Episode 10: Chapters 23 and 24

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2007-10-21 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A planet in virgin hands. A working-class kind of a guy. And Opal examines the 'ick'.…


Episode 6: Chapters 13, 14, and 15

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2007-10-11 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Juke goes plumb and true, Abe builds a gazebo, and everybody races belt sanders.…


Episode 2: Chapters 4 and 5

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Wally has 15 minutes of unwanted fame, and Opal embarks on a mission.…


Episode 1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Wally gets nailed, and Juke catches an intruder.…


Episode 3: Chapters 6 and 7

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
We meet Anton Krainer, boy wonder, his mistress Lenora from Gomorrah, and a preppie who is perched on a rooftop.…


Episode 4: Chapters 8, 9, and 10

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A meeting of uncute people, and Abe's first day of work.…


Episode 5: Chapters 11 and 12

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Of furbelow, seduction, and salvage.…


Episode 4: Chapters 8, 9, and 10

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
A meeting of uncute people, and Abe's first day of work.…


Episode 1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Wally gets nailed, and Juke catches an intruder.…


Episode 3: Chapters 6 and 7

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
We meet Anton Krainer, boy wonder, his mistress Lenora from Gomorrah, and a preppie who is perched on a rooftop.…


Episode 5: Chapters 11 and 12

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2007-10-03 :: Joe Cottonwood Length: 45s
Of furbelow, seduction, and salvage.…


About this podcast:

Clear Heart

Carpenters and craft, friendship and rivalry: Wally is building a mansion for a dot-com multimillionaire in the Silicon Valley of California. As the dot-com's stock keeps rising, the size of the house - and the owner's ego - keep growing. Wally and his colorful crew may be into something that's over their heads. When little guys work for bigshots, who gets nailed? From bungling to burglary, from demolishing concrete to racing beltsanders, from love of tools to falling in love, everyone will encounter Wally's Laws of Construction - or are they Laws of Life? Each house, it seems, is a miracle. Joe Cottonwood is a contractor in the Silicon Valley of California where he has been building houses - and fixing homes - for over 30 years. He is the author of FAMOUS POTATOES and other novels.

Clear Heart