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November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 74: Darling, It’s Better Down Where It’s Wetter

On this week's episode, we're talking about mermaids, sirens, selkies, and other moist ladies who may or may not want to eat your whole face off! Guess what: The sea is terrifying! Fuck the sea! Tentpoles this week are The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant, and the Studio Ghibli movie Ponyo.

What We’re Into Lately

Piranesi by Susanna Clark

Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Division Bells by Iona Datt Sharma

Lynchpin by ShanaStoryteller

Please miss postman by Shamelesscooper

Care and Custody by esama

Scum Villain fanfic

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark

A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland

The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner


The West Wing

The Untamed fix-its

Kingsman fic

Finding Faeries by Alexandra Rowland


How enslaved peoples escaped into the swamps

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. le Guin

On Drakon

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen



The Deep” by clipping. (song)

Ride of the Valkyries” (song)

Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea (song)

Tithe by Holly Black


Scum Villain fanfic

Eat Prey, Love by Freya Marske

Unnatural Order (upcoming short story anthology)

‘saltwashed’ by Jennifer Mace

Catalyst by Jennifer Mace

Oglaf NSFW webcomic

Diamonds of the Sea mermen holiday ornaments

Macey’s mentioned NSFW Bad Dragon link can be found here

RE Mermaid Fucking research: ‘cloaca’

The Little Mermaid


For Next Time

Dragonsinger (Harper Hall of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thanks as always to our most excellent scribblin' scribes for their hard work. <3

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