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July 29, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 66: You Break It, You Bond It

On this week's episode, we’re discussing soulmates and soul bonds! Everyone have your assigned buddy? Remember to hold hands so nobody gets lost! The tentpoles for this episode are Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert, Fated by maydei, and “Deconstruct” by flowercity.


What We’re Into Lately

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley

Of Dragons, Feasts, and Murders” by Aliette de Bodard

Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri

The Terror

Demonology and the Tri-Phasic Model of Trauma: An Integrative Approach by Nnm

The Balance arc of The Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone graphic novel series

The Old Guard


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Hanahaki Disease

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Dominions of the Fallen trilogy by Aliette de Bodard

Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Good Omens television series

Lucifer television series

Consolation Songs by Iona Datt Sharma et. al

Uncanny magazine

saltwashed by Jennifer Mace

Pon farr

Star Trek


The Untamed

The Witcher

Heaving Bosoms Podcast

Ice Planet Barbarians series

Yuri!!! On Ice


Pacific Rim

Red String of Fate

Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura

Haikyū!! by Haruichi Furudate

five snapped heartstrings” by welcometothehumanrace

Fan, Sword and Flame’ by TentacleBubbles

The Fast and the Furious

“Victory Lane” by astolat

The First Cow


For Next Time

The Witcher



The transcript for this episode is available here. A thousand thank-yous to our incredible team of scribes!

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July 15, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 65: Transfigurations

On today's episode we're talking about Harry Potter, the unbearable TERFness of JK Rowling, and the power of fanfic to reclaim and transform problematic canons: We're doing a deep-dive on the fanfic "Transfigurations" by Resonant!

What We’re Into Lately

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson

The Letdown TV series

Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

What married people do by Shamelesscooper, a Scum Villain/Untamed crossover fanfic

The Black Calhouns by Gail Lumet Buckley

The 1619 Project

TorCon 2020 panel: A Whole Universe in Pages — Worldbuilding for SFF

The Devil In America by Kai Ashante Wilson

Watchmen miniseries on HBO

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

"White Bears in Sugar Land: Juneteenth, Cages, and Afrofuturism" essay by Tochi Onyebuchi

"I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream: The Duty of the Black Writer During Times of American Unrest" essay by Tochi Onyebuchi

Queer Eye

Good Omens

Other Things We Mentioned


Black Lives Matter

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Stabby Queer Ladies Anthology, Silk & Steel 

Kerin Cunningham’s Kickstarter

My Chemical Romance

The Unbearable TERFness of J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Lumos by birdsofshore

The Untamed

Star Trek

In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae

Eclipse by Mijan

A Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Alexander the Great’s sex life

tissue of silver by fearlessdiva

Maya’s Harry Potter fics


For Next Time

Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our amazing team of scribes, as always!!

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July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 64: The Art of War

On this week's episode, we're looking at a selection of small scenes from several different pieces of media: The Expanse, Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon, an Alexander the Great documentary, K. J. Parker’s Devices and Desires, and Bujold’s The Warrior’s Apprentice.

What We’re Into Lately

Murderbot novellas by Martha Wells

Network Effect by Martha Wells

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

The Accidental Warlord and His Pack by inexplicifics

Queen’s Play by Dorothy Dunnett

Desdemona and the Deep by C. S. E. Cooney


Other Things We Mentioned

The Great Emu War

BBC Sherlock


Game of Thrones

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

Dragon Ball Z

Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

The Poison Wars series by Sam Hawke

The Expanse


Regeneration by Pat Barker

Black Sails 

The Far Side of the World

Jingo by Terry Pratchett 

Just war theory

Aubrey & Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian


The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliot

Star Wars

Misethere by astolat

K.J. Parker

‘On Sieges’ short essay by K.J. Parker

The Witcher television series


Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Origins

Overpowered Mages

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Documentary about the rise of the Ottoman Empire

Edge of Tomorrow 

Ender’s Game film

Age of Sail

Honor Harrington series by David Weber

Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist

Magician trilogy (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

A Deeper Season fanfic series by lightgetsin & sahiya

Diplomatic Relations by Maldoror_Chant

Sacrifices fanfic series by Lightning on the Wave, a 3.6 million word arc


For Next Time

Transfigurations by Resonant (Harry Potter fanfic)



The transcript of this episode is available here. Hail to the scribes, our conquering heroes!!

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