Hello, and welcome to Less Than Pulp, a weekly celebration of genre fiction in the era of video games and TikTok. I’m your host, Lucas Mangum. I’m the author of over a dozen books, two of which were nominated for Splatterpunk Awards, and I co-host Make Your Own Damn Podcast, an odyssey into the world of DIY and exploitation cinema, with bizarro maven Jeff Burk.

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Lucas Mangum

Award-nominated author of over a dozen books, including Snow Angels, Saint Sadist, and Gods of the Dark Web. Vaporwave Dad.