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February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 3: Apocalypse Sometime, Maybe Next Tuesday

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're talking about The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison, the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, "Sailor's Delight" by jinjurly, and what we'd do in the event of an apocalypse.

Things we mentioned:

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Meg Ellison)
Star Wars
Mad Max: Fury Road
"Sailor's Delight" 
Broken Earth trilogy (N. K. Jemisin)
School’s Out Forever
Lord of the Flies
In the End (Alexandra Rowland)
"Solfege" (Freya Marske)
“The Day it Fell Apart” (Leslie Fish)
Natural Disasters

What we’re reading lately:

Frederica (Georgette Heyer)
Lotus Blue (Cat Sparks)
The Belles (Dhonielle Clayton)
A lot of Person of Interest fanfiction.


The transcription of this episode is available here! Thanks to Magali, Neharika, and Sara for their amazing work this week!

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February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 2: Personality Taxonomies and Shouting about Hogwarts Houses

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're talking about Hogwarts houses (especially in regards to the Sorting Hat Chats system), the daemons of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, and how personality classification systems can be a fun and useful writing tool. 

Things we mentioned:

Sorting Hat Chats
Social identity theory
Anne McCaffrey
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Liminal space
Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
“He Says He Is an Experimental Theologian” by ErinPtah (Welcome to Night Vale-with-daemons AU)
"What a Beast Is Mankind" by Lady_ragnell (Leverage-with-daemons AU)
Psychoanalytic literary criticism
Navah Wolfe

What we're reading lately:

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Mackenzi Lee)
The Ringed Castle (Dorothy Dunnett)
Raven Strategem (Yoon Ha Lee)


Please find the full transcript of this episode here!

Thanks to Sara, Neharika, and Magali for doing the transcription this week, and thanks to Andrew Turnwall for helping transcribe the previous episode!

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