#321. Mort (Discworld #4) | Author’s Shelf feat. Daniel Greene

August 9th, 2021

Daniel Greene joins Craig and Ryan for this installment of the Author's Shelf series. Daniel selected Mort, the fourth installment in the Discworld series. Why did he select it? Actually, Daniel isn't quite sure, and he and the guys spend an hour trying to figure that out.

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#320. The MCU on Disney+ | Wandavision, Falcon & the Winter Soldier, Loki

July 30th, 2021

We're now in phase 4 of the MCU, and it's mostly taking place on Disney+. So how's it going? Craig, Ryan, Megan, and Kenn sit down to discuss the three major shows to come out so far: Wandavision, Falcon & the Winter Soldier, and Loki (with just a dash of Black Widow thrown in for good measure).

 

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What Makes Prose Good? | Part 2: Defining Prose

July 24th, 2021

What makes for good prose? In this episode, to better try to answer that question, Craig dives into just what the definition of prose should be. Is it simply "not poetry"? Or does is go deeper than that? With a little help from the Oxford Book of English Prose, we're going to work our way toward a common definition of what prose actually is.

 

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Why (and How) Should Stories End? w/ Brent Weeks

June 24th, 2021

SPOILER ALERT. We talk about the ending of Harry Potter, but that's over a decade old. So maybe this note is unnecessary. But you have it anyway.

Brent Weeks knows a thing or two about ending a story. So when Craig wanted to do an episode all about endings -- why must stories end? what makes a good ending? do authors owe readers an ending? -- it was a pretty easy call to ask Brent to join in.

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#318. The Stone Sky (Broken Earth #3)

June 8th, 2021

Craig, Ryan, and Sara discuss The Stone Sky, the third and final book in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth series. Was the ending everything they hoped? Was Schaffa really a changed man? Did the flashback sequences work? Stay tuned for one more Broken Earth wrap-up episode after this one.

 

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When does a book go from HOMAGE to THEFT?

June 3rd, 2021

Craig is flying solo again today (don't worry, we're recording a regular episode this weekend), and the topic at hand is literary homage vs outright theft. Where is the line? How should we go about thinking about books that some say are TOO directly tied to their inspirations?

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Is it better to read DEEPLY or WIDELY?

May 27th, 2021

Let's try something different today. In this short episode, Craig is using his newly-found oodles of time to bring you a short, solo episode. Today's quick topic is whether we should read deeply or widely. Which is better? What does our preference say about us? It's a strange new format, let's see how we all feel about it!

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Music: "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/

#317. The Wheel of Tangents #9

May 25th, 2021

Ryan, Craig, Kenn, and Todd are together again, this time to spin the Wheel of Tangents. They take on completely random topics in and out of the SFF fold, including fantasy fashion, amusement park food, issues of distance in sci-fi, absurd dream house features, and much, much more.

 

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#316. Jurassic Park (the book, not the movie)

May 11th, 2021

Todd and Kenn welcome Kyle from the Red Team for this episode discussing Michael Crichton's classic, Jurassic Park. Is John Hammond evil? What is Crichton's view of scientific ethics? Does Kenn dream of dinosaurs punching each other? Only one way to find out...

 

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#315. Video Game Movie Redux, starring Mortal Kombat 2021

May 4th, 2021

Craig, Ryan, and Kyle welcome back Adam Sherlock from Deep Dive Film School to have a very serio-- sorry, a completely ridiculous discussion of the new Mortal Kombat reboot and video game movies generally. What's the balance between fan service and storytelling? Are bright colors such a bad thing? Is this the right time to introduce a new character? Only the hard-hitting questions here, folks.

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