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March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 31: A Podcast of Three Cities

On this episode, we're talking about cities so vibrant they might as well be characters in their own right! Our tentpoles are “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin, the Mortal Engines movie, and City of Lies by Sam Hawke.

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

The Magicians
The Wicked King by Holly Black
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Feris
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Leningrad Symphony
The Hunger Games
Mortal Engines [book]
Discworld series
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Watching the English by Kate Fox
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge
The City & the City by China Miéville
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Howl’s Moving Castle
Georgette Heyer
Zen Cho
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Nightvale from the Welcome to Nightvale podcast
He Says He Is An Experimental Theologian by ErinPtah
Episode 2 of Be The Serpent: Personality Taxonomies & Shouting About Hogwarts Houses
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities
The Great Cities in History by John Julius Norwich
The Expanse
Battlestar Galactica
Stargate Atlantis


For Next Time

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis


The transcript of this episode is available here. Three cheers for the scribes: Millie, Sara, Kelly, Neharika!!!

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March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 30: Extravaganza

It's time for another Extravaganza! This week, we're getting tipsy, answering listener questions, and revealing our brand new Patreon! Please consider supporting us there so that we can pay the scribes for their amazing work!

What We’ve Been Reading

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland
Russian Doll (2019)
The Umbrella Academy (2019- )
Erkenci Kus (the Turkish soap opera)


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Doctor Who
Pacific Rim (never explicitly stated, but this is where the term “drift compatible” comes from)
Steven Universe
A Conspiracy of Truths
Barns Courtney’s “Glitter and Gold”
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto  
Coldplay’s Ghost Stories
The National
Tabletop Audio
The Hazards of Love by the Decemberists.
A Beautiful Mind
The Blue Planet
Wicked Girls by Seanan McGuire
"Wicked Girls" by Seanan McGuire
My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days
The Queen and the Soldier” by Suzanne Vega
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Cat Valente’s Space Opera
Moulin Rouge!
Atomic Blonde
Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Discworld  by Terry Pratchett
Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce
The Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
A Sword on Two Fingers by Freya Marske (unpublished)
Untitled Manuscript by Alexandra Rowland (unpublished)
Catalyst by Jennifer Mace (unpublished)
Hagstone by Jennifer Mace (unpublished)
Antonia Fraser’s Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Cycle, specifically Silverthorn  and A Darkness of Sethanon (and also Magician)
Gareth Gates

For Next Time

"The City Born Great" by NK Jemisin


The transcript for this episode can be found here. Thank you so much, scribes!!

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