Be The Serpent header image 1


December 30, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 77: Sneks Bless Us, Everyone!

Happy holidays, everybody! On this episode, we're sticking with the theme of the season and discussing holidays in fiction! The tentpoles this week are the Doctor Who episode “A Christmas Carol,” the Disney film Coco, and the Scum Villain's Self Saving System fanfic “Shang Qinghua's No Good Very Bad Several Iterations Of A Day.”


What We’re Into Lately

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

Four Letter Word For Intercourse by bendingsignpost

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke



Hikaru no Go


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas

Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle

Runaway Royals series by Alyssa Cole

Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole

Yo a ti, Cas

Freya’s favorite Supernatural fic


The Exorcist

Mermaids Monthly Kickstarter

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder under the Mistletoe 

"Ernesto de la Cruz vs. The Court of Public Opinion" by skater_of_the_surface

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System by Mò Xiāng Tóngxiù

The Deep  by Rivers Solomon

A Knight Before Christmas

The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

The Netflix Christmas Cinematic Universe fey conspiracy by Jodi McAlister

Orphan Black

Jupiter Ascending

The Nightmare Before Christmas

V for Vendetta

Die Hard

World Building for Masochists episode 14

reputation by Taylor Swift


For Next Time

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade



The transcript of this episode is available here. Huge thanks as always to our team of scribes!

Share | Download(Loading)
December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 76: Structure?? I Don’t Even Know ‘Er!

On this week's episode, your Serpents were in the middle of National Novel Writing Month, so they used their smart juicy brains and planned an episode without ANY TENTPOLES WHATSOEVER. It's a craft discussion episode!!


What We’re Into Lately

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

May the Best Man Win by Z. R. Ellor

The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Artificial Condition” by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells

where the stars do not take sides by WitchofEndor

His Secret Illuminations by Scarlett Gale

The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex” by Tamsyn Muir


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Avatar renaissance fic

Zuko is an Awkward Turtleduck

Embers by Vathara

The Untamed OnlyFans fic

That Picture of Gwendoline Christie and Oscar Isaac

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The sequel to A Marvellous Light

The Great Emu War 

Catalyst by Jennifer Mace

Chekov’s gun

Thor: Ragnarok

A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland

Becky Chambers

“Hallelujah” song by Leonard Cohen

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske


For Next Time

Coco (Pixar, 2017)



The transcript of this episode can be found here. As always, many many thanks to our amazing team of scribes for their work!

Share | Download(Loading)
December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 75: Bread and Roses

On today's episode, we're talking about bards and storytellers! What is art even FOR? The tentpoles this week are Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey, “With a Conquering Air” by inexplicifics, and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo.


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Chronicles of Ghadid series by K. A. Doore

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Mad Max: Fury Road meme face

Viable Paradise roommates

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Murder wife from Luther


A Taste of Golden Iron by Alexandra Rowland

Ruoxi Chen at

BtS Untamed episode


BtS Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells the Story episode

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey 

Asterix comics by René Goscinny

Only Love Proudly and Gladly and Well” by inexplicifics

 In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Empress of Salt and Fortune  by Nghi Vo

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Dragon Harper books

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

BtS Sympathy for the Devil episode

Bread and Roses protest song

Bread and Circuses phrase

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


The Unstrung Harp by Edward Gorey

Atomic Blonde

The Untamed 

Symphony For the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

Captain America

The Avengers

English Folk Song Suite

Tchaikovsky (composer)

Grimm Fairy Tales

Kalevala Finnish epic poetry compilation

Waltzing Matilda

Toss a Coin to Your Witcher

4 Chord Song by Axis of Awesome

New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland

A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland

Macey’s bardic piano performance at the Nebula Awards

Cats musical

Les Mis musical

The Mary Ellen Carter


For Next Time

Nothing! (Next time is the mid-Nano episode)



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our brilliant team of scribes!

Share | Download(Loading)
Be The Serpent
Loading Downloads



Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App