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Ep. 46: "A Story," by John V. Marsch - Part I - Recap and Discussion

11/13/2018
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Wait, I thought this was a sci-fi novel? Where'd this fantasy story come from? Join Glenn, Brandon, and John Sandwalker for the first part of the second novella of The Fifth Head of Cerberus: "A Story," by John V. Marsch. We're just a month away from our patron poll to select the stories we'll read when we finish this novel. Become a patron on Patreon to have your say. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Subscribe to the show and leave a review! Up Next: "A Story," by John V....

Duration:01:03:22

Ep. 45: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - A Conversation With Marc Aramini

10/30/2018
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Renowned Wolfe scholar Marc Aramini returns to the show to talk about the novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Check out Marc's YouTube channel! Support the show and help us release episodes more frequently by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: "A Story," by John V. Marsch, the next novella in The Fifth Head of Cerberus. To start, we're reading pages 85-90.

Duration:01:30:49

Ep. 44: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Wrap-Up

10/16/2018
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Puzzles, mysteries, themes, and the craft of writing! Join Glenn and Brandon for a wrap-up discussion of Wolfe's novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and gain access to over a dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: A conversation with renowned Wolfe scholar Marc Aramini.

Duration:01:46:27

Ep. 43: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part V - Discussion

10/4/2018
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Why are we stuck this way? Why aren't we ruling this miserable planet? Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Part V of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on Patreon. You'll also get access to nearly twenty bonus episodes and other rewards. Thanks for your help! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Review the podcast on iTunes. Up next: A wrap-up discussion of the entire novella The...

Duration:00:42:45

Ep. 42: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part V - Recap

10/2/2018
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Murder, an alien impostor, and robot prison guards. Join Brandon and Glenn for their recap of the final section of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on Patreon. You'll also get access to nearly twenty bonus episodes and other rewards. Thanks for your help! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Review the podcast on iTunes. Up next: A discussion of this part of The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:51:43

Ep. 41: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part IV - Discussion

9/20/2018
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Dreams, dreams, dreams! Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Part IV of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on Patreon. You'll also get access to nearly twenty bonus episodes and other rewards. Thanks for your help! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Review the podcast on iTunes. Up next: The conclusion of the novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Duration:00:53:44

Ep. 40: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part IV - Recap

9/18/2018
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Thespianic antics, burglary, a Boschian monster, and a horrific discovery. Join Brandon and Glenn as they recap Part IV of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on Patreon. You'll also get access to nearly twenty bonus episodes and other rewards. Thanks for your help! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Review the podcast on iTunes. Up next: A discussion of this part of The Fifth Head of...

Duration:00:57:35

Ep. 39: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part III - Discussion

9/6/2018
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Nymphs, femme fatales, trapped souls, and Platonic philosophy. Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of Part III of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. We've just reached our first crowd-funding goal on Patreon, and this week we're conducting a poll to determine what we'll cover in a series of special bonus bonus episodes. Become a patron today to have your say. Thanks for your support! Pick up a copy of Glenn's riff on The Merchant of Venice and Raymond Chandler: The Quality of Mercy, a Paul...

Duration:00:46:16

Ep. 38: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part III - Recap

9/4/2018
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A visitor from Earth and a shocking revelation about the true nature of Mr. Million. Join Brandon and Glenn as they recap Part III of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. We've just reached our first crowd-funding goal on Patreon, and this week we're conducting a poll to determine what we'll cover in a series of special bonus bonus episodes. Become a patron today to have your say. Thanks for your support! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Review the podcast on iTunes. Up next: A...

Duration:00:49:31

Ep. 37: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part II - Discussion

8/23/2018
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Shapeshifting aliens, lost colonists, and floating people. Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of pages 22-36 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us release episodes weekly instead of bi-weekly by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: Pages 37-50 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:48:42

Ep. 36: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part II - Recap

8/21/2018
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Are we all just space aliens masquerading as humans? Join Brandon and Glenn as they begin a series of drugged experiments in pages 22-36 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show, gain access to over a dozen bonus episodes, and help us produce episodes more frequently by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: A discussion of this section.

Duration:00:42:42

Ep. 35: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part I - Discussion

8/9/2018
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World-building, literary allusions, and gorgeous libraries: Glenn and Brandon discuss pages 11-22 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us release episodes weekly instead of bi-weekly by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: Pages 22-36 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:44:10

Ep. 34: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part I - Recap

8/7/2018
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Robots, clones, and shape-shifting aliens: The Fifth Head of Cerberus is finally here! This episode, Brandon and Glenn recap pages 11 to 22 of the 1994 Orb edition. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on Patreon. Follow us on Twitter. Up next: A discussion of this section.

Duration:00:57:09

Religion, Politics, More: Past Master Panel Discussion - Live from LaffCon

8/2/2018
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Join Robert Bee, Samuel Tomaino, Nancy Lebovitz, and Darrell Schweitzer for a discussion of R.A. Lafferty's Hugo-nominated novel Past Master -- Live from LaffCon. Support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:33:24

Gregorio Montejo - Lafferty's Zarathustra: Not to Mention Camels - Live from LaffCon

7/30/2018
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We're excited to bring you Gregorio Montejo's talk from LaffCon3: Laffery's Zarathustra: Not to Mention Camels. Support the show and gain access to bonus content by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:55:58

Andrew Ferguson - "Made Up Entirely of Glowing Geniuses": R.A. Lafferty's Radical Theories on Human Intelligence - Live at LaffCon

7/26/2018
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We're delighted to bring you Andrew Ferguson's talk from LaffCon3: "Made Up Entirely of Glowing Geniuses": R.A. Lafferty's Radical Theories on Human Intelligence. Support the show and gain access to bonus content by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Duration:00:42:40

Ep. 33: Snuffles by R.A. Lafferty - Live from LaffCon!

7/24/2018
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Live from LaffCon, Glenn and Brandon discuss "Snuffles" by R.A. Lafferty with Gregorio Montejo. Demiurges, gnosticism, and carnivalistic violence, oh my. Also, there's a bear. We couldn't have done this live show without purchasing more recording equipment. And we couldn't have done that without the financial support of our patrons. We're so grateful that you were able to help us participate in such an exciting event, and we look forward to more convention appearances in the future. Thank...

Duration:00:42:22

Ep. 32: The Road So Far - Part I

7/17/2018
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Glenn and Brandon look back over all the stories they've read so far, talking themes, picking favorites, and begging forgiveness for their errors. Support the show and gain access to loads of bonus content by becoming a patron on Patreon. Up next: Our very first live show! "Snuffles" by R.A. Lafferty, live from LaffCon3. After that: The Fifth Head of Cerberus is finally here!

Duration:01:18:19

Ep. 31: The Recording

7/3/2018
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Memory and guilt, haunted recordings and bad hearts -- this episode it's "The Recording." Support the show, gain access to bonus episodes, and help us reach our goal of becoming a weekly podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. You can read the story in The Best of Gene Wolfe or Storeys from the Old Hotel. Up next: The Road So Far, Part I, in which Glenn and Brandon take stock of Wolfe's work up to the publication of The Fifth Head of...

Duration:00:43:24

Ep. 30: Alien Stones - Discussion

6/19/2018
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The Royal Navy, the judgment of God, and the origin of Deanna Troi. Join Brandon and Glenn for the discussion of one of Wolfe's rare hard SF stories, "Alien Stones." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Support the show, gain access to over a dozen bonus episodes, and help us produce even more content for you by becoming a patron on Patreon. You can read the story in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories. We want to hire a graphic designer for our...

Duration:01:14:37