The Indie Pub
The Indie Pub
Apr 28, 2021
Ep:4 Grimdark - What it is and what it isn't with Beth Tabler and The Pimm's Cup
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Episode 4: This week in the pub we have Beth Tabler from Grimdark Magazine and Before We Go Blog. She's here to shed some light on just what exactly Grimdark is and what it isn't. Is a genre? Is it a filter? Is it all about the violence? Listen and find out. 

While the topic may be dark, the drink is about as bright as it gets. In this episode we're sipping on some fruit filled Pimm's Cups and lamenting our lack of those amazing British fascinator hats.  

*Notes: 

-You may notice a few brief instances of connection issues during this episode. This may be due to Beth secretly calling from within the Matrix or it may be an issue with Skype. I'll let you be the judge. 

-This episode was recorded last month so when you hear "this month" it means March 2021 and when you hear "next month" it means April 2021


Beth Tabler is the owner and editor of Before We Go Blog and assistant editor and site lead at Grimdark Magazine and moderator and co-organizer of TBRcon.  

Be sure to check out Beth Tabler and her work.

Website: beforewegoblog.com and grimdarkmagazine.com

Twitter @BethTabler


Our Drink for this episode is The Pimm's Cup, a British classic and a fruit basket in a glass. 


The Pimm's Cup

-Beth's Recipe

3oz Pimm's no1 Cup

9oz Sprite

Sliced orange, strawberry, cucumber


-My Recipe

1.5oz Gin

3oz Pimm's no1 Cup

9oz San Pellegrino Limonata

Sliced orange, strawberry, cucumber, and a sprig of rosemary. (Traditional Pimm's Cups use mint in place of rosemary) 


For either recipe, add ice and sliced fruit to a tall glass. Add your alcohols and top with mixer. Stir gently to preserve the carbination. Enjoy!


For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

Twitter: @TheIndiePub

The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

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If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

Website: jrushingwrites.com

Twitter: @jrushingwrites

Goodreads: J_Rushing

Instagram: @jrushingwrites

You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

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