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August 26, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 68: Who Wants to Live Forever?

On this week's episode, we are pondering the nature of mortality -- and immortality! We're discussing demigods and other sorts of very, very long lived folks. The tentpoles for this week are The Old Guard, The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson, and “The god of scraped knees.” by spqr.

What We’re Into Lately

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite

Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Fiyah, issue 15

Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher

Campaign: Skyjacks


Other Stuff We Mentioned


Feminine Pursuits series by Olivia Waite

Alice Payne series by Kate Heartfield

Alice Payne Rides by Kate Heartfield

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


The Adventure Zone

The Decemberists

Our Opinions Are Correct

Episode 39 of Be the Serpent

Claire Rousseau’s Youtube channel

Finding Faeries by Alexandra Rowland


The Witcher television show

Star Wars prequels

Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

Mad Max: Fury Road

Atomic Blonde


A Memory Called Empire

Yoon Ha Lee’s books

Good Omens

Good Omens TV adaptation

The Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone


Scum Villain's Self-Saving System

Keanu Reeves definitely Not being immortal

For Next Time

"Favorite" by astolat



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you as always to the eternal beloveds of our hearts: the team of scribes who made this possible!

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August 12, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 67: Toss a Coin to Your Serpents

On this week's episode, Macey gets her feet tangled in her cardigan, Freya tries to convince everyone to submit Extravaganza questions via 5-star iTunes reviews, and Alex is very tired. Oh, and we're also doing a deep-dive on a single tentpole: The Witcher tv show!


What We’re Into Lately

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

Naruto fanfic

Rookie Goo Hae-ryung

“this river runs to you” by sundiscus


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Prince of Tennis 

The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington by P. Djèlí Clark

Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

Bobbin lace-making


Dragon Age


Toss a Coin to Your Bitcher” by Suzanne Walker

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Queer Eye

Baby Shark

Person of Interest

The waning droning quality of a hurdy gurdy

Miles Vorkosigan

Robin Hood


Chant Bullshit, courtesy of Alex’s book series

Gossip Girl

Macey’s eternal dedication to Scum Villain fanfic

The Sorting Hat Chats podcast episode on The Witcher

For Next Time

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson.



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thank you a thousand times to our wonderful team of scribes, who make this possible!

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