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April 24, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 33: Turn In Your Badge and Gun!

On this episode, we're discussing police procedurals! Who breaks the rules? Who goes by the book? Tentpoles this week are A Private Reason for This by femmequixoitc, Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch, and the first episode of the TV show Luther.


What We’re Into Lately

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
The Unspoken Name by AK Larkwood (forthcoming, 2020)
Spectred Isle by KJ Charles
“Signals That Sound in the Dark” by Dira Sudis
The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold  
The Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Brooklyn Nine-Nine!
Criminal Minds
The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal
Vorkosigan saga
Wire in the Blood
Val McDermid novels   
Sherlock Holmes
Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels
Poirot novels by Agatha Christie
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Guards! Guards!  by Terry Pratchett
the shapeshifter character trope (mentioned on Story Grid podcast)
Miss Marples
The Killing
Pushing Daisies
Killing Eve
Witcher (though really this is for next time! ;) )

For Next Time:

by astolat


The transcript of the episode can be found here. Thank you once again to the scribes!!

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April 10, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 32: Save the McGuffin, Save the World

On this week's episode, we're talking about time travel fix-it fics! How sexy can a paradox get? Are there multiple timestreams or just one? Can anyone keep all of this straight?! The tentpoles are the fanfic World Without End by Sorted, the book To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, and the TV show The Umbrella Academy.

What We’re Into Lately

The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman
Brianna Teintze’s Lord of Secrets
Escape to River Cottage
A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Aliette de Bodard’s Dominion of the Fallen series
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Gossip Girl
Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat
Pretty Woman
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
The Hugo Awards
Episode 30: Extravaganza
Episode 22: Out of Cheese, Error, Redo from Start
Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Final Fantasy VII
Grey’s Anatomy
Doctor Who
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
And I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You by astolat
Back to the Future
Sheppard’s Law by Speranza
Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffennegger
Groundhog Day
Time Flies Like an Arrow by Katlou303
Turn” by Saras_Girl
Freya’s Captive Prince time travel ficlet
Outsider Perspective” by Neery (Person of Interest husbands amnesia fic)
Person of Interest
Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine


For Next Time

Midnight Riot (aka Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch


The transcript for this episode can be found here.
Thanks to our amazing supporters on Patreon, the scribes are now officially getting paid!! Hooray for the scribes!

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