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July 28, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 91: Anything You Can Do, We Can Do Better

On this week's episode we’re discussing classics rewritten by women! The tentpoles are Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott, The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, and Beowulf, translated by Maria Dahvana Headley.


What We’re Into Lately

Subtle Blood by KJ Charles
For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
“Choosing” by Susan Taitel
The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes
Victoria Goddard’s books:
Tales of the Nine Worlds series
Greenwing & Dart series


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Will Darling Adventures by KJ Charles
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
The Good Place (see Janet with a cactus behind her back)
Carmina Burana (text)
Carmina Burana (cantata by Orff)
Saltwashed” by Jennifer Mace
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Empresses in the Palace 

The Heroine's Journey by Gail Carriger
Rule 63 of the internet
Persona 5 videogame
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Peter Pan by JM Barrie
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
E. Jade Lomax’s fanfic reinterpretations of The Susan Problem
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Genderswap in fanfiction
Mad Max: Fury Road
Atomic Blonde

For Next Time

Wicked the musical

Content Warnings

Domestic abuse in The Chosen and the Beautiful
Warfare and gore in Beowulf and Unconquerable Sun
Discussion of trans and nonbinary erasure



The transcript for this episode can be found here.  Huge thanks to our amazing team of scribes!!

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July 14, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 90: Extravaganza

On this week's episode, we are once again answering YOUR burning questions, dear listeners!

What We’re Into Lately

The Hands of the Emperor by Victoria Goddard

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Bareknuckle Bastards series by Sarah MacLean

Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis

The Untamed fanfic

“vinculum” by Skadiseven

Heaven Has A Road But No One Walks It by Silvestris

The Return of Fitzroy Angursell by Victoria Goddard

History Channel “documentaries”

Tim’s Vermeer

The Witcher


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Get Out

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good Omens (TV show)

Nirvana in Fire

Famous Fanfic Author Fahye

Down to Agincourt series by seperis

Word of Honor

Isavalta series by Sarah Zettel


Persona 5

Fic author Maldoror_Chant

Feminine Pursuits series (The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics) by Olivia Waite

The Covert Captain by Jeannelle M. Ferreira

Proper English by KJ Charles 

Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan 

How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole 

Once Ghosted Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole 

Codex Writers Forum

The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

Tremontaine series by Ellen Kushner et al. 

”Glitter & Gold” by Barns Courtney
The Queen’s Gambit
Teen Wolf
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Ranma ½
Criminal Minds
you wait and you wonder who’ll take on your odds by paperclipbitch
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

For Next Time

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Content Warnings



The transcript of this episode is available here. Highest of fives to our wonderful team of scribes!


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