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June 19, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 37: Emotions Are Hard, Let’s Do Murder!

On this week's episode, we're discussing ASSASSINS! Tentpoles this week are The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore, the television show Killing Eve, and the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith.


What We’re Into Lately

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Fisherman by John Langan

Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Killing Eve

Proper English by K.J. Charles

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

“Episode 10: Spies & Disguise” from Technique Critique

HIStory 3: Trapped


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Think of England by K.J. Charles

“meditations ex post facto” by singlecrow

A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland

Freya’s amazing new jacket

Ozimandais by Percy Bysshe Shelley



Mr. Right

Pitch Perfect

The Bourne series


John le Carré

Grosse Pointe Blank

Person of Interest

Farseer by Robin Hobbe

BtS patreon


Dreaming of Sunshine


Anne McCaffrey

For Next Time

The entire slate of Best Novels from this year's Hugo Award ballot!



The transcript for this episode is available here. The scribes are amazing! They're so good!! Yay for scribes!!!

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June 5, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 36: There’s No Place Like Home

On today’s episode we’re discussing magical houses! Are some of them sentient? How do they communicate? Is a haunted house a magical house? The tentpoles this week are:  “House Proud” by astolat, House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones, and The Veldt by Ray Bradbury.


What We’re Into Lately

Proper English by KJ Charles

A Prince on Paper Alyssa Cole

Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History by John Julius Norwich

Everything astolat

Fall Out Boy’s discography

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Wightwick Manor

Bletchley Park

Episode 40 Extravaganza!


Frances Hardinge

Harry Potter

TARDIS (from Doctor Who)

Victoria Schwab’s series (A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab)

Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Downton Abbey

Hieros gamos

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

African veld

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Ender’s Game


The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

The Popinjay’s Daughter by Anne Cross

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Jane Eyre by  Charlotte Brontë

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Foresight by Freya Marske

Goblin Emperor

Spinning Silver 


For Next Time: 

The Perfect Assassin by KA Doore



The transcript of this episode is available here! Thanks as always to our amazing team of scribes.

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