This week we take a little breather from all the reading and relax with a discussion of all the other media we've been consuming for the last few months. Topics include Kong: Skull Island, Iron Fist, Logan, Power Rangers, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the new Stormlight cover reveal, and more. Craig lost a Reddit bet and actually compliments the other guys. The world remains nevertheless intact.
March 26th, 2017
March 19th, 2017
We wrap our discussion of The Fires of Heaven, book 5 of The Wheel of Time. This episode takes on the rampage of the Shaido Aiel, the possible real-world origin of Rand's aversion to harming women, and Kyle's tendency to just let the rest of the guys say idiotic things about the series.
March 13th, 2017
Haven't read this one yet? Don't worry about it! Dauntless isn't the type of book that relies on a surprise ending, so feel free to listen along and let us whet your appetite for this modern scifi classic. Craig and Todd welcome new panelist Scott for this one.
March 5th, 2017
First, we announce the winner of the WoT-themed giveaway. Then we get into The Fires of Heaven, book 5 of The Wheel of Time. We talk about a lot of stuff, but the most important may be the question, "What's up with the menagerie, RJ?"
February 27th, 2017
We mop up our discussion of The Shadow Rising, book 4 of the Wheel of Time. Craig, Ryan, Kyle, and Kenn dive into the Perrin chapters, where he and Faile have moved from "utterly rage inducing" to just "pretty annoying most of the time." The final Word of the Day is revealed.
February 19th, 2017
Spoilers for all of The Shadow Rising. It's a frantic rush to cover as much as we can as we work our way through a discussion of this mammoth, 386K-word novel. This discussion turns out to be almost exlusively about the adventures of the crew in the Aiel Waste. Special attention is paid, per Reddit request, to the vision in Rhuidean. Word of the Day number 2 of 3 is revealed.
February 12th, 2017
MEGA SPOILER ALERT for the Cosmere. Seriously, we spoil most of it, so make sure you're caught up. The good news is that this story really doesn't work unless you're pretty well caught up anyway.
February 5th, 2017
More discussion of The Dragon Reborn, including an excellent "farmer with a quarterstaff" reference. (Thanks to Reddit listener jffdougan!) Also includes WORD OF THE DAY #1 of 3! Stay tuned through the next two WoT podcasts to hear the others and qualify for entry in the giveaway.
January 29th, 2017
GENERAL COSMERE SPOILER ALERT. The crew discusses Brandon Sanderson's short story, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell, in this podcast. Is it fantasy? Horror? Something in between? It's a quick read, so if you haven't got to this one yet, take an hour to read before listening in.
January 22nd, 2017
The guys discuss book 3 of the Wheel of Time. Craig forgets Kyle's name. Mat finally gets some pagecount. Everybody hates Faile. Rand is the new King of the Britons. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT, between approximately 42:00 and 45:00, Kyle apparently gave away a plot point that occurs in a later book, but none of us even realized it. I doubt it's that big a deal.