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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!

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