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September 22, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 95: The Jasmine Throne

On today's episode we're doing another deep dive on the marvelously sapphic fantasy novel The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri!


What We’re Into Lately 

The Secrets of Charlotte Street series by Scarlett Peckham
    - book 2: The Earl I Ruined
- book 3: The Lord I Left

Seducing the Sorcerer by Lee Welch
The Bachelor’s Valet by Arden Powell

Game of Thrones fanfic

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

cast your bitterness into the sea by Kilerkki 

Campaign Skyjacks

Till Human Voices Wake Us by Victoria Goddard 


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Swordheart and The Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher
Jeeves/Wooster fanfiction


Hands of the Emperor by Victoria Goddard
The Witcher
“Hellfire” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Game of Thrones
Empresses in the Palace
The Realm of Ash
The Magpie Lord series
A Cradle of Vines by Jennifer Mace
Sleeping Beauty
Seasons of Glass and Iron’ by Amal El-Mohtar
Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri
The Twilight Zone theme
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

For Next Time
Your Name.

Content Warnings
Violence against women, imperialist violence, semi-graphic death descriptions, references to torture and drugging in The Jasmine Throne



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thanks once again to our most excellent team of scribes for their hard work!

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September 8, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 94: Into the Woods

On this week's episode, Macey is forcing us to put on our hiking shoes and dragging us out into the forest to look at some "really nice moss." The tentpoles we’re discussing are Princess Mononoke, Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s story ‘Vaster Than Empires and More Slow.’

What We’re Into Lately

 a kind of dwell and welcome’ by leupagus
Reputation by Lex Croucher
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
orange_crushed ‘s Untamed fics (esp Pentimento.)
And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed
The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler
Victoria Goddard’s books:
Greenwing & Dart series (esp Love-in-a-Mist)
Ask A Mortician Youtube Channel 

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Ted Lasso
Gundam Wing
Robin Hood legends
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Jungle Book by Ruyard Kipling
The Secret Life of the Forest by Richard M. Ketchum
The Hidden Life of Trees by by Peter Wohlleben
Semiosis by Sue Burke
Brain coral
Green Man motif
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
Hild by Nicola Griffith
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Into the Woods
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Black Sails
Magician by Raymond E. Feist
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Stargate: Atlantis
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Black Spot TV show
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
BTS Episode 16: A Bump In the Night, and Not the Sexy Kind
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
Merlin Sheldrake’s YouTube video showing him eating book fungus
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
Around the World In 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori
‘Colors of the Wind’ from Pochahontas
The Biggest Estate On Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

For Next Time

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

Content Warnings
Racism (in ‘Vaster Than Empires and More Slow’)
Problematic portrayal of an autistic character (in ‘Vaster Than Empires and More Slow’)



The transcript for this episode is available here! Thanks to our team of scribes for their great work!

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