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July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 40: Extravaganza

*bangs on pots and pans* It's the Extravaganza! We're answering listener questions and definitely not sneaking in a question or two of our own! This is all completely legitimate and above-board! 

What We’re Into Lately

Hither Page by Cat Sebastian

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite,

Kaleidotrope podcast

Jenn Lyons’ Ruin of Kings

Lots of Good Omens stuff, including:

Raven (singlecrow)’s Good Omens fic

Salinity (And Other Measures of Brackish Water)” by drawlight

A Stone’s Throw From Jerusalem” by RC_McLachlan

TwoFish” by Grindylowe

the mortifying ordeal of being known (biblically)” by FlipSpring



Other Stuff We Mentioned

The Adventure Zone

Critical Role

Written by the Victors” 

Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Bi, Episode 29 of Be the Serpent


Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

astolat’s Steve/Sam stories

“Dangerous if Unbound” by astolat

Game of Thrones 

astolat’s Game of Thrones fics

Tales from the Trunk, Hilary Bisenieks’s podcast

Welcome to Night Vale

Wolf 359 

The Adventure Zone

Print Run

Shipping & Handling

Get to Work Hurley

Galactic Suburbia

Freya’s story in Analog

BtS Episode 36 “There’s No Place Like Home

Dresden Files

Nirvana In Fire

The Tempest

Twelfth Night

World of Warcraft

Runes of Magic



The Legend of Zelda series, Breath of the Wild specifically

Mass Effect

Dragon Age

Age of Empires


Don’t Starve



Conspiracy of Truths 

Choir of Lies

In the End

tulip mania

Hugo nominated fancasts:  

The Coode Street Podcast

Fangirl Happy Hour

Galactic Suburbia

Our Opinions Are Correct

The Skiffy and Fanty Show



For Next Time

"Cheesecake and the Art of Political Warfare" by Sakana Sara



The transcript of this episode is available here. As always, we are incredibly grateful to our scribes!

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July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 39: The Serpents’ School of Witchcraft and Wizzzardry

On this episode, we're talking wizards! We're comparing the magic systems of Brandon Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul and RB Lemberg's "Geometries of Belonging". Also, Freya has designed a fun game for Alex and Macey!

What We’re Into Lately

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Chronin by Alison Wilgus

Catalyst by Jennifer Mace

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Lots of Good Omens shit, including:

Alex’s Good Omens fanvids “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Hallelujah”.

“vintage demon art, vape pens, & other treasures” by kyrilu

 “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “My Best Friend” fanvids

"Making An Effort: Queer (Trans) Masculinity in the Ethereal & Occult Beings of Good Omens" 

Much Ado About Nothing (2011)


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Oxford Time Travel series by Connie Willis

Dragon Age: Inquisition

DA:I fanfiction 

Analog July/August Issue (ft. Freya’s short story)

Moving Pictures 

Soul Music

Unseen Academicals

Wayward Children series

Every Heart a Doorway

Ursula K. Le Guin 

Freya’s fairy fic ‘Hood & Glove’

The Magicians

Machineries of Empire series by Yoon Ha Lee

The Birdverse section of R.B. Lemberg’s website

Kingdom (2019-)

“What We Named the Needle" by Freya Marske

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

The Elenium series by David Eddings

The Tamuli series by David Eddings

The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Tamora Pierce 


For Next Time

Nothing! It's the Episode 40 Extravaganza!



The transcription for this episode can be found here. Thanks as always to our wondrous scribes, the lights of our life!

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July 3, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 38: A Hugo Award Special — The Novels of 2018

On this episode, we're doing a bird's-eye view of the six finalists from this year's Best Novel ballot of the Hugo Awards! 


What We’re Into Lately

Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

Schitt’s Creek

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Sungkyunkwan Scandal 

The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold

Good Omens (the miniseries)


Other Stuff We Mentioned

The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal (Freya misquotes the second title as The Fated Stars

Hidden Figures

Record of a Spaceborn Few and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers


Chants from A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland 

Star Wars: A New Hope 

Trail of Lightning

Karl Urban


Lost Girl

Ninefox Gambit, Raven Stratagem, and Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

Hannibal Lecter from The Hannibal Lecter series by Thomas Harris

Space Opera by Cat Valente

Saga Press


Eurovision 2019 Iceland

Eurovision 2019 Australia

The Fifth Element

Jupiter Ascending

Spinning Silver


The Starlit Wood (‘Navah Wolfe anthology’)


N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth trilogy


For Next Time: 

"Geometries of Belonging" by RB Lemberg



The transcript of this episode can be found here. Sing, muse, of the work of the scribes!!

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