Be The Serpent header image 1


February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 55: There’s a Form for That

On this week's episode, we're talking about bureaucracies! Macey brought a fun little game so Alex and Freya could use their imaginations! We're also talking about two great tentpoles: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett and the Harry Potter fanfic “Little Red Courgette” by blamebrampton.


What We’re Into Lately

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu 


Joy of Life

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett


A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H. G. Parry


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

“Little Red Courgette” by blamebrampton

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke

The New Oxford American Dictionary

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

Cambridge Analytica


The IT Crowd

A Memory Called Empire

Machineries of Empire series

BtS Episode 7

Loreena McKinnit

Jupiter Ascending

Bureaucracy Scene


Three Parts Dead

Harry Potter book series 

Little Britain

“The Office Job” Leverage ep.

City of Blades

BtS Episode 29

The West Wing

Parks and Rec

Yes Minister

The Thick of It


For Next Time

A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thank you, scribes!!!

Share | Download(Loading)
February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 54: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

On this episode, we're discussing portal fantasies! We're yelling about how mad we are at Aslan! We're finding out Freya's middle name! We're talking about some great tentpoles: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow, “Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan McGuire, and the 2005 movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


What We’re Into Lately

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women 2019 movie

Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

Our Story’s Just Begun by aishiteru

Flesh and Blood exhibit

“Sunflowers” by Anselm Kiefer

The Untamed series

etymologyplayground on AO3

Other Stuff We Mentioned

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Every Heart a Doorway“ by Seanan McGuire

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie

Danger Mouse series

Silk and Steel anthology

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Wayward Children by Seanan Mcguire

‘The Girl That’s Never Been’ Filk song by Vixy & Tony (Michelle Dockrey)

‘Wicked Girls’ song by Seanan McGuire

Restoree by Anne McCaffrey

Isavalta series by Sarah Zettel

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones

Doctor Who TV series

Quantum Leap TV series

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Stargate film & TV series

Farscape TV series

Star Trek Voyager TV series

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Naruto anime

Dreaming of Sunshine by Silver Queen

The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Homestuck webcomic

The Sims videogame



For Next Time

Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thank you as always to our beauteous, heroic scribes for making this happen!

Share | Download(Loading)
Be The Serpent
Loading Downloads



Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App