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August 28, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 42: Comedy, the Universe, and Everything

On today's episode, we're discussing what exactly makes things funny. Hardly any dick jokes in this one, folks. (Get it? HARDly? it's a dick joke!) Anyway, our tentpoles (wink wink) this week are The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Emperor’s New Groove, and the Hamilton fanfic, “our gilded age” by screamlet.


What We’re Into Lately

Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill

Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

Schitt’s Creek 

Harry Potter

Lettered (writer in Schitt’s Creek and Harry Potter fandoms)

Good Omens

Black Spot

Black Sails

Detroit: Become Human

the Cats trailer


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special Nanette and Ted Talk, “Three Ideas. Three Contradiction. Or Not.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


Absolutely Fabulous


The West Wing

The Lion King

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Cabin Pressure 

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

My Fair Lady

Jane the Virgin

One Day at a Time

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan


Blackadder Goes Forth

Pagan series by Catherine Jinks

Lymond series by Dorothy Dunnett

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

Mark Reads, a video series by Mark Oshiro 

For Next Time

"With Fire In Their Eyes" by Asuka Kureru



The transcript for this episode can be found here. Have you written a love letter to your local scribes recently? :D

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August 14, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 41: The Democratic Republic of Serpents

On this episode, we're talking about politics! It's gonna get.... kind of weirdly emotional. The tentpoles this week are Corridors of Power” by blythely,Hand in Unlovable Handby Annakovsky, and Cheesecake and the Art of Political Warfare by Sakana Sara.


What We’re Into Lately

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Lie Back and Think of Dinner” and “Still My Heart Has Wings” by jessthereckless

By Definition” by idiopathicsmile

Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan


Other Stuff We Mentioned

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Rogue One

WorldCon (Dublin 2019)

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

A Choir of Lies and A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland

The West Wing

House of Cards

Spin!” by weatherfront. 



Lean In 

Fernand Braudel

Jupiter Ascending

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison


The Thick of It

Yes Minister

House of Cards, the UK TV mini-series

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

Madam Secretary

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

A Deeper Season by lightgetsin, sahiya

What Passing Bells by lightgetsin, sahiya

Gentleman Bastards

Republic of Thieves 




For Next Time

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thanks as always to our brilliant and extremely cute scribes! If you'd like to help compensate the scribes for their work, consider contributing a few dollars on Patreon!

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