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Episode 4 - A Long Setup For An Obscure Punchline

August 20th, 2018 ·

This episode’s stories are St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell and Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges. (Warning: Borges’s name is mispronounced throughout the episode. Nate has been saddled with all the blame and he has been exiled to the underside of the flat earth as punishment.) We touch on a lot of stuff in this one from the cultural effects of schooling to the relationship between fiction and reality. Andrea shares her thoughts on N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and Nate lists his favorite kinds of rolls.

 

Theme Music: 10 by HOME

 

Tags: Short Stories · Fantasy · Karen Russell · Jorge Luis Borges