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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

Ep. 29: Alien Stones - Recap

6/5/2018
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Machine life, a beautiful empath, and an interstellar spaceship on a mission of discovery -- it's Gene Wolfe's Star Trek the Motion Picture. Join Brandon and Glenn for the recap 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...

Duration:00:48:06

Ep. 28: The Toy Theater

5/22/2018
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Are you nothing more than a puppet? Find out as Brandon and Glenn discuss the fan-favorite "The Toy Theater." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus content, and help us reach our goal of publishing new episodes weekly, become a patron on Patreon. Read the story in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories. Up next: "Alien Stones," also in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other...

Duration:00:57:49

Ep. 27: Slaves of Silver

5/8/2018
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The game is afoot! Examine the mustard stain, investigate the unusually large paw print, and solve the case of the missing robots with Glenn and Brandon as they get downright Sherlockian with "Slaves of Silver." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Grab a copy of Glenn's own detective story, The Quality of Mercy. Listen to the prequel on the Tales to Terrify podcast (which has also published some Gene Wolfe you might want to check out). And let us know what you think of it. To...

Duration:01:33:53

Ep. 26: The Blue Mouse

4/24/2018
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Join the Peace Force and raise mice with Brandon and Glenn as they discuss "The Blue Mouse." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, and to help us reach our goal of bringing you an episode every week, please become a patron on Patreon. Read the story in Castle of Days. Up next: "Slaves of Silver," which you can read in Storeys from the Old Hotel.

Duration:01:11:12

Ep. 25: Operation ARES Wrap-Up with Marc Aramini

4/10/2018
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Glenn and Brandon are thrilled to bring you their conversation with Marc Aramini about Operation ARES and Wolfe's early career. Get your potato chips, because it's an exciting one! Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, and to help us reach our goal of bringing you an episode every week, please become a patron on Patreon. Grab a copy of Marc's excellent book Between Light and Shadow. Up next: The Blue Mouse,...

Duration:01:00:42

Ep. 24: Operation ARES - Chapters 9 & 10

3/27/2018
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China, India, the Outer Banks, and the Pentagon -- travel along with Brandon and Glenn as they conclude Gene Wolfe's first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus content, and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week, please become a patron on Patreon.

Duration:01:43:25