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August 25, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 93: The Glamorous Authorial Life

On this week's episode we're discussing the glamorous authorial life -- authors (and other publishing professionals) through the lens of how they're depicted in media. Tentpoles this week are the film Stranger Than Fiction, the K-Drama Romance Is a Bonus Book, the story “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” by Ken Liu and The Unstrung Harp by Edward Gorey.


What We’re Into Lately
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Guardian fic
Macey’s all-fandom OT3 feast
Victoria Goddard books specifically the Greenwing & Dart series
Ask A Mortician Youtube Channel 

Other Stuff We Mentioned
The Great British Bake-Off
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
letters from the ides’ by Jennifer Mace (poet)
The Witcher (TV show)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Sam Hawke
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
Moulin Rouge
Untitled Seminal Male-Focused Work by Jennifer Mace (Literary author)
Seven Days In June by Tia Williams
Emily Henry


For Next Time
Silver In the Wood by Emily Tesh



The transcript for this episode is available here. Huge thanks to our team of scribes for their hard work!

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August 11, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 92: Podcasting: The Musical!

On today's episode, we're bursting into song at socially inappropriate times to talk about... musicals! Our tentpoles are the Bollywood musical Aaja Nachle, the first two episodes of Galavant, and the musical Wicked.


What We’re Into Lately

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker
Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo
Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Red Azalea by CeNedraRiva
The Changeling by Annerb
The Armistice series by Annerb
World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile
survival is a talent by ShanaStoryteller
Rotten Work by ShanaStoryteller
Campaign Skyjacks
Whiskeyjack by Victoria Goddard

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Hadestown the musical
Into The Woods the musical
Les Misérables the musical
“The Confrontation” from Les Misérables
Come From Away the musical
The Fast and the Furious
Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Decemberists
Weekend at Bernie’s
The Hands of the Emperor by Victoria Goddard
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The Return of Fitzroy Angursell by Victoria Goddard
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
“No One Mourns The Wicked” from Wicked
Hamilton the musical
Single Use Weapon by Fahye
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary
“Defying Gravity” from Wicked
“Dancing Through Life” from Wicked
The Princess Bride
“Galavant” from Galavant
“Belle” from Beauty and the Beast
“Stand Up” from Galavant
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
A Knight’s Tale
Camelot the musical
Spamalot the musical
In the Heights
High School Musical 2
“I Don’t Dance” from High School Musical 2
Hairspray (2007)
Footloose (2011)
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
A Chorus Line (1985)
Cabaret (1972)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
John Wick (2014)
Peter Pan (AKA Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; or Peter and Wendy)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Magicians
Oliver! musical (based on Oliver Twist)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Prince of Egypt
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jaskier’s theme from The Witcher
‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Misérables
‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables
‘You’ll Be Back’ from Hamilton
The Beatles
Groundhog Day the musical
Groundhog Day film
Swan Lake
Peer Gynt suites
Carnival of the Animals
Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf March’ from Peter and the Wolf
'The Swan' from Carnival of the Animals

For Next Time
The Unstrung Harp by Edward Gorey



The transcript of this episode is available here. Extra extra thank-yous to our team of scribes this week because YOWZA that was a lot of Other Things We Talked About to wrangle links for!

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