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Episode 26 - The Ghost Is His Appendix

July 15th, 2019

Lie down on the couch and rest your vermiform appendix because it's time to talk about The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy.

Episode 25 - Less Drippy, More Mossy

July 1st, 2019

This episode is all about volume 2 of Saga of the Swamp Thing and it's a weird one. It's got demons, aliens, old comic strips, reincarnation, undead acrobats, and psychedelic tubers.

Episode 24 - Gritty Ewoks

June 17th, 2019

This jam-packed episode includes a lengthy discussion of The World for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin and a post-mortem on Andrea's Hugo Award winner reading project as well as many of those delightful tangents that podcast listeners crave. 

Episode 23 - Swamp Thing Buns

June 3rd, 2019

The Sandman is officially behind us and it's time to move on to another comic series. This time we're tackling the first volume of Alan Moore's classic Swamp Thing run. I hope you're taking notes because it's time for The Anatomy Lesson.

Episode 22 - Shut Up Saul

May 20th, 2019

For this episode, we read What Kind of Day Did You Have? by Saul Bellow. We wrestle with the grumpy, male intellectual and defend the honor of M*A*S*H (the movie not the show). If you can get through all that then your reward is a pleaseant chat about A People's Future of the United States.

Episode 21 - Human Dude Names

May 6th, 2019

We've come to the end of our series on The Sandman. Join us at The Wake.

Episode 20 - That Was A Hit Song

April 23rd, 2019

Technical difficulties have forced us to dip back in the vaults for this episode and in said we vaults we found our discussion of Night Master, the first book in Tanith Lee's Flat Earth Cycle. It's a compelling slice of mythic 70s fantasy and well worth your time.

Episode 19 - It Reminds Me of OK Soda

April 15th, 2019

In this episode, we tackle Sandman Vol. 9 The Kindly Ones. It's the big climax of the series and the longest single story arc yet. It's a weird, dense, mythic tragedy and we do our best to untangle it.

Episode 18 - Inhabiting The Bones of The Aristocracy

March 26th, 2019

We're discussing Thee Blind Mice by Agatha Christie, a story about nursery rhymes, bad cops, and busybodies.

Episode 17 - Keyboard Cat For President

March 11th, 2019

We're talking about The Sandman Vol. 8 World's End but also a whole lot of other stuff like teen presidents, fairy rogues, and helpful hedgehogs.