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Episode 50 - These Bad Boys I Like To Call Books

July 6th, 2020

For our 50th episode, we tunnel back in time 50 years to talk Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox as well as the Wes Anderson movie based on it.

Episode 49 - Self Loathing Robot DJ

June 22nd, 2020

The third volume of The Wicked + Divine is a bit of a breather after the breakneck plotting of the first two. So in this episode, we get to slow things down and spend some time with these characters and their world.

Episode 48 - I’m Gonna Say Scienco

June 8th, 2020

In this episode, we dig into recent Hugo finalist Becky Chamber's To Be Taught If Fortunate.

Episode 47 - Full Outback Steakhouse

May 18th, 2020

We continue our exploration of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + Divine by digging into Volume 2: Fandemonium.

Episode 46 - Concerned About Literary Hats

May 4th, 2020

In this episode, we tackle the very first of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Scarlet.

Episode 45 - An Uncomfortable Level of Humanity

April 20th, 2020

We're starting a new comic series. For the next nine months, we're gonna be covering The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. We kick things off in this episode by taking a look at Vol. 1 The Faust Act. 1 2 3 4 SNAP

Episode 44 - The High-Stakes World of Soda Jerking

April 6th, 2020

In this episode, we read two Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard, The Frost Giant's Daughter and Rogues in the House. Spoiler Alert: Conan is rad..

Episode 43 - A Much Subtler Horniness

March 23rd, 2020

In this episode, we delve into Becky Cloonan's By Chance or Providence, a collection of three moody tales about doomed lovers.

Episode 42 - A Time of Waste and Confusion

March 9th, 2020

In this episode, we discuss The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers. It's a story about how much love stinks that includes irresistible ear wiggling, deaths from tainted pork, and a protracted tragic wrestling match. In short, it's a masterpiece.

Episode 41 - Frankenstein; or, A Dude Creates a Thing and It Sucks Ass

February 24th, 2020

We're talking about Destroyer by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith, an action-packed Frankenstein story for our complicated modern age.