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April 22, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 59: Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

On this week's episode we're a lil loopy from quarantine, but we're still having fun! We're talking about non-human protagonists this week, with the tentpoles for discussion being The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood, All Systems Red by Martha Wells, and the film Ratatouille.


What We’re Into Lately

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Birarley by Aster Glenn Gray

The Unconquered City by K.A. Doore

perhaps even friends by hirokiyuu

The Great Pottery Throw Down

Even more Untamed fic

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Stardew Valley

Other Stuff We Mentioned


Dream Daddy

Persona 5

The Great British Bake Off



Person of Interest

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin

Kushiels’ Dart by Jacqueline Carey

WALL·E (2008)

The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers

Zootopia (2016)

“Bright: The Apotheosis of Lazy Worldbuilding” by Lindsay Ellis

The Redwall books by Brian Jacques

Robin Hood (1973)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

The Aristocats (1970)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Good Place

Teaching empathy to engineers

Star Trek

Babylon 5

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

Cats (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Unnatural Order by Alyssa Wickramasinghe and Alis Franklin 

Victory Condition by astolat

Shrek (2001)

Draco is a veela

Harry is raised by X

The Witcher


For Next Time

Nothing! It's the Episode 60 Extravaganza!



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you once again to our priceless, invaluable scribes! You're the best <3

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April 8, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 58: College Experience 101

Welcome back to campus, students! It's the episode about college AUs and university settings! On today’s episode, we’re discussing The Student Prince by FayJay, Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin, and the pilot episode of The Magicians.


What We’re Into Lately

Band Sinister by K. J. Charles

Stormsong by C.L. Polk

The Husky and His White Cat Shizun fic

The Untamed fic

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Witchmark by C.L. Polk

The Husky and His White Cat Shizun by Meatbun Doesn’t Eat Meat aka 肉包不吃肉

All nighters and Irn Bru

The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers

The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry

The Student Prince by FayJay -- podfic version

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Drastically Redefining Protocol by rageprufrock



The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Sneaking into events for free food

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

College AU shenanigans

American University Hellscape


Advanced Ambulatory Ichthyology by gyzym

Two ducks per student


For Next Time

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood



The transcript for this episode is available here. Please applaud your scribes, all of them made it onto the Dean's List this semester for their hard work.

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