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Episode 36 - I Don’t Even Have A Nutcracker

December 2nd, 2019

It's December. We've already put on our sweaters and chugged frankly criminal amounts of eggnog. Now it's time to talk about The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum.

Episode 35 - A Whole Boat Full of Space Idiots

November 18th, 2019

It's the second half of Neilvember and we're talking about The Sandman: Overture.

Episode 34 - Is This About Grape Jelly?

November 4th, 2019

Stay out of the Splash Zone because we got a real Wet Book on our hands! We're talking about Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We also touch on the His Dark Materials trilogy and Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.

Episode 33 - There’s Such A Thing As A Zeta Beam

October 21st, 2019

We've reached the end of The Saga of the Swamp Thing. Join as as we follow our big, green friend through the last leg of his journey home.

Episode 32 - Pumpkin Spice Laundry Soap

October 7th, 2019

We're kicking off the official month of pumpkins, candy corn, and murderous monsters by talking about Norman Partridge's Dark Harvest. 

Episode 31 - His Many Tubers

September 23rd, 2019

This episode is all about volume five of Saga of the Swamp Thing. We follow our floral hero out of the swamp and into the city of Gotham for a story about how struggle between love and an oppressive society can turn into a mythical battle between man and nature.

Episode 30 - The Monster is Poetry

September 9th, 2019

We're taking to the sea and talking about Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville. It's a surprisingly complex little story full of hot sailors and powerful punches. We also take a look at the 2019 Hugo Award Winners.

Episode 29 - Me and the Boys at the Shores of Hell

August 26th, 2019

We're talking about the fourth volume of Swamp Thing and that means the boys are back in town. Of course by "the boys" I mean "Swamp Thing and John Constantine" and by "town" I mean "the path of an oncoming apocalypse".

Episode 28 - Jabbered At By Weirdos

August 12th, 2019

For this episode we read The Litany of Earth by Ruthanna Emrys. It's a sequel of sorts to The Shadow Over Innsmouth and thus we must also tangle with the thorny legacy of HP Lovecraft.

Episode 27 - He Has Ears

July 31st, 2019

There's a lot going on in the third volume of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run and we do are best top cover all of it. That means we're talking about vampires, werewolves, zombies, and the very first appearance of John Constantine.