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Episode 21: Star Wars: A New Hope

5/16/2018
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In this episode three of the siblings discuss the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope. You can watch it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: the entire Star Wars franchise, Batman, Harry Potter, Ranma ½, The hero’s journey, Daredevil, Robot Chicken, Sideway’s Youtube videos, Game of Thrones, Doyle and […]

Duration:01:16:32

Episode 20: The Grand Sophy

5/2/2018
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In this episode we discuss Georgette Heyer’s 1950 book The Grand Sophy. You can buy a copy of the book online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a bookseller of your choice. We also reference or spoil: Stefon sketches from Saturday Night Live, AMarguerite’s An Ever-Fixed Mark, Spy Kids, Mary Jo Putney‘s The Rake and […]

Duration:01:13:29

Episode 19: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

4/18/2018
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In this episode we discuss The Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can watch the various movies and tv shows online on Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix. We also reference or spoil: The entire Marvel cinematic universe, various Marvel comic books, Red Sparrow, Atlas Shrugged, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Bill and Ted’s Bogus […]

Duration:01:22:49

Episode 18: A Body in the Void

4/4/2018
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In this episode we discuss one of Alex’s story ideas, A Body in the Void, a science fiction detective story. Content warnings for strong language, and discussions of violence and murder. In this episode we discuss and/or spoil: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes, Treasure Planet, Firefly, Star […]

Duration:01:23:16

Episode 17: Ready Player One

3/21/2018
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In this episode we discuss Ernest Cline’s 2011 book Ready Player One. You can buy a copy of the book online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a bookseller of your choice. We also reference or spoil: Sailor Moon, Joust, Ladyhawke, Zork, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Andy Weir’s Lacero, Back to the Future, Steven Spielberg […]

Duration:01:22:39

Episode 16: Julius Caesar

3/7/2018
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In this episode we discuss Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. You can buy a copy of the play online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a bookseller of your choice. We also reference or spoil: Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett’s Making Money, Wonderland!, Dante’s Inferno, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Mighty No. 9, Howl’s Moving Castle, […]

Duration:01:16:32

Episode 15: Wild Wild West

2/21/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 1999 movie Wild Wild West. You can rent it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: Wild Wild West the TV show, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Superman Lives, The […]

Duration:01:13:20

Episode 14: Pride and Prejudice

2/7/2018
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In this episode we discuss Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. You can buy a copy at Barnes & Noble, or you can watch the 1995 miniseries online from Amazon, iTunes, or Hulu. We also reference or spoil: Hamilton, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, House of Suns, How to Train Your Dragon, and Naomi Novik‘s Temeraire […]

Duration:01:15:50

Minisode 03: Hogwarts Sorting

1/31/2018
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It’s a fifth Wednesday minisode! In this shorter episode we talk about Hogwarts houses and where we fall in those houses. Content warnings for strong language. We discuss and/or spoil all Harry Potter-related media, including books, movies, and canon errata; Pottermore; resonant’s “Transfigurations“; Kat’s “Harry Potter and the Horrid Pain of the Artiste“; S. Jae […]

Duration:00:22:42

Episode 13: The Family That Spells Together

1/17/2018
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In this episode we discuss a listener’s story idea: a story about three sisters who can’t stand each other, but can only do magic together, not individually. Content warnings for strong language, family dynamics, and academia. We reference and/or spoil: Harry Potter, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Grimm’s “The Three Spinners,” Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Shakespeare in […]

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 12: The Producers

1/3/2018
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In this episode we discuss the movie Producers, both the 1967 and the 2005 versions. You can rent the 2005 version online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: Robin Hood Men in Tights, The Clockwork Orange, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, The Lord of the Rings, Singin’ in the Rain, La La […]

Duration:01:30:37

Episode 11: Passengers

12/20/2017
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Happy Mas Chris, everyone! In this episode we discuss the 2016 movie Passengers. You can rent the movie online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sleeping Beauty, The Shining, Psycho, Bluebeard, The Rime of Ancient Mariner, Red Dwarf, Star Trek, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Parks and […]

Duration:01:16:28

Episode 10: Batman v Superman

12/6/2017
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In this episode we discuss the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You can rent the movie online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil various iterations of Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman, The LEGO Batman Movie, the comic and movie versions of Watchmen, the movie Excalibur, Ken Burns documentaries, […]

Duration:01:11:59

Minisode 02: Lessons From NaNoWriMo

11/29/2017
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It’s a fifth Wednesday minisode! In this shorter episode we talk about lessons learned from this year’s National Novel Writing Month. Content warnings for strong language. We discuss and/or spoil Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dinosaur Comics, A Game of Thrones, Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries: Harriet Vane Collection, The Lord of the […]

Duration:00:29:16

Episode 9: My Best Frenemy

11/15/2017
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In this episode we discuss one of Pippin’s story ideas, My Best Frenemy, a middle grade novel about friendship and toxic relationships. Content warnings for strong language, discussions of emotional abuse, and discussions of clown sex. We discuss and/or spoil Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Princess Bride, My Dinner […]

Duration:01:15:58

Episode 8: Assassin’s Creed (2016)

11/1/2017
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In this episode we discuss the 2016 movies Assassin’s Creed. You can rent the movie online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. You can buy the original video game on Amazon. We also reference or spoil the entire Assassin’s Creed game series, movie Rogue One, our parents’ Peter Crossman series, the story The Occurrence at Owl […]

Duration:01:22:25

Episode 8: Twilight

10/18/2017
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In this episode we discuss Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. You can buy a copy of the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a bookseller of your choice. You can rent the movie online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil the rest of the Twilight series, the book Dracula, the novella Carmilla, […]

Duration:01:33:27

Episode 6: Cinderella

10/4/2017
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In this episode we discuss the classic fairy tale Cinderella. You can read versions on The University of Pittsburgh website or on Project Gutenberg. You can also get a compilation of fairy tales on Amazon. We also reference or spoil the book Cinder, the epic The Odyssey, the recent movie version of Wonder Woman, and […]

Duration:01:07:12

Wheel of Tropes – NSIS005

9/20/2017
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In this episode we play a game of our own devising called “Wheel of Tropes.” We use the random button on TV Tropes to create a new story. We discuss and potentially spoil various works of fiction including The Matrix, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and Doctor Who. Content warnings for strong language and discussions of death, […]

Duration:01:09:29

Night of the Living Dead – NSIS004

9/6/2017
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In this episode we discuss George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. You can rent the movie online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. There are spoilers for Night of the Living Dead. We also reference Zackk Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, the films Shaun of the Dead and Snakes on a Plane, the television show […]

Duration:01:03:22

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