Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction.

Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode.

In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction.

Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the  fascinating world of crime fiction.

Paco Ignacio Taibo — Mexican Noir — Forgotten Classics | February 17, 2020

Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight Noir — Five Round Burst | January 19, 2020

Brazilian Noir — Books of the Decade — Leighton Gage | January 10, 2020

The Hosts


Kurt Ellison is a sailor, no really, he works on boats for a living. Continue Reading…


Originally from the Midwest U.S., he now lives in Albuquerque Continue Reading…