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SPLANCHNICS: The Society for the Preservation of Literature, the Arts, Numinosity, Culture, Humor, Nerdiness, Inspiration, Creativity & Storytelling

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podc

We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

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United States

Description:

We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

Language:

English


Episodes

S2:E19- Why You Should Watch Shakespeare

6/24/2022
Hannah finally uses her drama degree! In this episode, our mother-daughter duo discuss Shakespeare, its challenges, its beauty, and its relevance to us today. This week's installment of "Splanchnics Math:" According to Clare (3:50), Shakespeare was born in 1864 and died in 1616 at the age of 52. This is, of course, incorrect. He lived to be 248 and lived his life going backwards in time. Support the show

Duration:00:25:01

Book Club - A Canticle for Leibowitz

6/10/2022
Spanning 18 centuries, Walter M. Miller's "A Canticle for Leibowitz" follows a Catholic monastery's attempts to preserve knowledge through several apocalypses. In this episode, Clare and Hannah talk about very serious topics like the cyclical nature of history, mankind's self-destructive nature, buzzards, and a random shark. We also mention C.S. Lewis, but that's a given at this point. If you'd like to pick up a copy of this science fiction classic, head over to Clare's Bookshop.org...

Duration:00:41:28

Breakfast Chat #2: Songs that Rocked Our World

6/3/2022
Clare and Hannah share some of their favorite songs and explain why music is an essential part of character development. We manage to quote both Plato and Michael Jackson. Hannah's picks: I'm a Funny Dame (Eartha Kitt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3l1K13naLM Blue Healer (Birdtalker): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL4AP-n091M Simple Man (Jason Manns With Friends cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMbXOwXSdM Clare's picks: Thriller (Michael Jackson, album 1982, single 1983):...

Duration:00:13:29

Robots, Humans, and the Potential for Independent Thought

4/8/2022
In this episode, Clare and Hannah continue to geek out about robots, but to be honest we spend more time discussing humans. Typical humans, always talking about ourselves. We talk about the nature of beauty, being stewards of the earth, and something called an a priori cognitive structure. I feel smarter already. Check out the episode show notes for links, corrections, and more! Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show

Duration:00:23:23

Robots: Automation, Isolation & Smashy Crushy Things

3/28/2022
"The humans, who can think, are so afraid of those who cannot think..." In this episode, the first half of a two-part discussion, Clare and Hannah chat about the progress of robotics over the years, laying the groundwork for the second part, where we get super-duper philosophical and stuff. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:28:19

Book Club - Lord of the Flies (Pt. 2)

1/30/2022
In our second episode about Lord of the Flies, things go hog wild. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Special thanks to The Twilight and Donald Kozinski from AnimeRevProductions. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:23:57

Book Club - Lord of the Flies (Pt. 1)

1/21/2022
Clare and Hannah discuss William Golding's classic 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies. Like all civilized people, they pass the pig mug, and things get philosophical. Click the link above to pick up your own copy of this exciting page-turner! It's an “affiliate” link to our Bookshop.org page. When you click through and purchase, the price of the item is the same for you. In fact, you’ll get a discount! But the company gives us a little somethin’ somethin’ to say “thanks” for sending you their...

Duration:00:32:15

Kids These Days: a talk about the generations

12/16/2021
Clare (Gen X) and Hannah (Millennial) talk about how different generations were shaped by technology, historical events, and in Clare's case, a whole lot of geopolitical mayhem. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:52:51

The Duke Leto Atreides Fan Club

11/23/2021
Clare and Hannah watch Denis Villeneuve's 2021 film adaptation of Dune and immediately sit down to talk about it. We're both big fans of Duke Leto, and Hannah keeps wanting to talk about the Gom Jabbar for some reason. Dune by Frank Herbert We provide these resources to help you find and enjoy the things we talked about on this episode! Note that some of these may include “affiliate” links to books and other products. When you click through and purchase, the price of the item is the same...

Duration:00:28:20

Book Club - Watership Down (Pt. 2)

11/6/2021
Clare and Hannah continue to dive down the rabbit hole and talk about Richard Adam's 1972 adventure novel Watership Down. In Part 2 of this discussion, we talk about the qualities of a great leader: trusting your followers, offering peace to hostile neighbors, and saving the lives of random mice. Splanchnics is a labor of love for your mother-daughter team of hosts, but please consider helping us stay adequately caffeinated by visiting our Ko-fi donation page. If you'd like to enjoy your...

Duration:00:18:56

Book Club - Watership Down (Pt. 1)

10/19/2021
Clare and Hannah talk about Clare's favorite childhood book: Watership Down! Spoiler alert: this book has nothing to do with sinking nautical vessels. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:38:50

Introversion and Extroversion

9/5/2021
Clare and Hannah may look exactly the same, but they're a lot different under the surface. One of them is introverted, and the other is extroverted. I wonder if you can guess which is which? The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett. Not a personality test, but a way of discovering your temperament, which predicts the way you respond and react to the people and events of your life. Random fact: "Extravert" and "extraversion" are actually the original spellings for "extrovert"...

Duration:00:35:17

Breakfast Chat #1: Medical Miracles

8/22/2021
Clare and Hannah talk about the Plague, amputations, and blood spurting everywhere. Just your typical breakfast table conversation. Follow us, on Instagram if you wish: @splanchnics_podcast Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show

Duration:00:15:12

Book Club - The Human Chronicles?

7/26/2021
Clare and Hannah had so much to say about the Martian Chronicles, we decided to record another episode about it. We talk almost exclusively about Hannah's favorite story in the book, and we manage to sneak a C.S. Lewis reference in there, too. This one gets pretty existential (which it usually does if you let Hannah talk for too long). Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:31:44

Book Club - The Martian Chronicles

6/30/2021
This episode, Clare and Hannah leave the planet! Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:30:43

The Charm of Handmade Things

5/24/2021
Clare and Hannah talk about the positive effects of handcrafts, gardening, cooking, and building your own home! Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:30:16

Tolkien Time: Shiny Rocks and the Hands of a Healer

4/19/2021
We've both been reading Tolkien recently! It's a different experience every time, so we decided to share what stood out to us. Hannah dissects the theme of power and corruption throughout the legendarium, from Feanor to Frodo. Clare shares her favorite passages from the Lord of the Rings about how beauty brings healing to the hardened heart. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:40:57

Are Artists and Actors Nothing More Than Liars?

4/2/2021
Clare and Hannah talk about the importance of art and creativity in our world. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:00:34:40

Book Club - The Picture of Dorian Gray

3/8/2021
My dear chap, it is never a bad time to talk about Dorian Gray. He was made to be worshipped. He's a minor minor gentleman, you know. Join Clare and Hannah for their first book club episode of Season 2. Join us as we discuss Oscar Wilde, Aestheticism, Hedonism, and other vocabulary words that will make you sound really really smart! Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/splanchnics)

Duration:01:00:00

The Great Movie Countdown (Pt. 2)

2/12/2021
Clare and Hannah continue their epic journey through their 21 favorite movies. That's 21 for each of them, so according to their math skills, that's 57 movies... or thereabouts. Our movies include such famous lines as, "Do, or do not. There is no try," "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti," and "Waffles! She's frozen with fear!" Yeah, that last one seems out of place to us, too. Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T....

Duration:00:57:23