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We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We dont own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We dont own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

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United Kingdom

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We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We dont own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

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English

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Episodes

Deuces Down, Part 2: hey kid, your mom's a Real Doll

3/20/2020
In this episode we discuss the second half of Deuces Down (Wild Cards Book 16). Show Notes Keeping it teeny and tidy: We think the first time we saw Gangsta Joey was in Down and Dirty (Book 5), when Yeoman puts an arrow through the arms of an unnamed mafioso. Let us know if we got that wrong.Here's the pic Ben wanted you to see. General Notes The authors that contributed to this book are: Timothy Truman Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great...

Duration:01:07:23

Deuces Down, Part 1: Unaffected Child of Nature

2/18/2020
In this episode we discuss the first half of Deuces Down (Wild Cards Book 16). Show Notes Short and sweet, friends: Read John Jos. Miller's Wild Card and Sports article now, please.You can add songs that are relevant to Wild Cards to our Wild Cards Songs playlist, but please make sure they're directly relevant. Someone has added a Billie Eilish song; I don't have the energy to determine whether it's actually right for the playlist so whatever. Maybe drop us a note with your thinking,...

Duration:01:10:40

Superhero TV: Local, Sustainable, Organic Insulin

12/27/2019
In this episode we discuss superhero TV, mostly the new Watchmen series, but a few others too. We also try to figure out how the wealth of superhero TV we already have may or may not impact what Hulu could do with Wild Cards. This episode is FREE to everyone including Patreon patrons--and don't worry; we'll be back to books in the new year. Show Notes Just a few bits and pieces: Re Jordan Peterson: It seems I actually stopped reading at 52% through the book, so I guess I only understand...

Duration:01:08:30

Wild Cards Comic Books vols 1-4: Hot, Strong and Black

10/25/2019
In this episode we discuss the Wild Cards Comic Books, vols 1-4. Show Notes These show notes are short and sweet, like we like our men. Dead Man's Hand That milk ducts image isn't realWatchmenThe Boys Yep, our Patreon backers also get early access to all episodes, and special bonus episodes! So please back us at https://www.patreon.com/acesjokerspod THANK YOU Angeleah and Warren for being top tier Puppetmen backers. General Notes The only author consistently credited to these Wild...

Duration:01:02:14

[TEASER] - Black Trump, Part 2: Bizarre Shapeshifting Killer Slut

9/25/2019
This is a preview of our discussion of part two of Black Trump, Wild Cards book 15. To get the full episode (as well as other bonus content), go to Patreon and back us. Pledge $2 or more to unlock earlier premium content, like our Nightflyers commentary track and our discussion of the Jokertown Shuffle reissue.

Duration:00:01:03

[TEASER] - Black Trump, Part 1: I Can Lick Every Man In This Place

8/26/2019
This is a preview of our discussion of Black Trump, Wild Cards book 15. To get the full episode (as well as other bonus content), go to Patreon and back us. Pledge $2 or more to unlock earlier premium content, like our Nightflyers commentary track and our discussion of the Jokertown Shuffle reissue.

Duration:00:02:00

(TEASER) Jokertown Shuffle reissue discussion

7/20/2019
This is a preview of our premium episode discussing of the extra chapters in Tor's recent Jokertown Shuffle reissue. We didn't cover these stories in our main episode about the book, because they hadn't been published yet. To hear the complete episode, join our Patreon at the $2 per podcast level. This short episode is free to $2 patrons: you'll only be charged $2 for our regular episodes. You'll also get access to future episodes a day early, as well as instant access to existing premium...

Duration:00:01:51

Marked Cards, Part 2: Milking The Serpent

7/13/2019
In this episode we discuss the second half of Marked Cards (Wild Cards Book 14). Show Notes Please donate to Howard's Gofundme for his medical bills: https://www.gofundme.com/m5dwy-medical-bills-anything-helps and share it on social media. Ben's information on horse penises comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stallion#Reproductive_anatomy The song "Black Flanders" comes from the Episode One podcast: https://www.patreon.com/e1podcast Here is the song on YouTube:...

Duration:01:06:39

Marked Cards, Part 1: Guess Who's Bisexual!

6/25/2019
In this episode we discuss the first half of Marked Cards (Wild Cards Book 14). Show Notes I'm tired so I'm phoning these in this week: Read William F Wu's Triple Dualities article now, please.Angel got gently and correctly dragged in a column about bisexuality and now is FULLY OUT ok.I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.Barbara Walters interviews Michael Jackson on 60 MinutesFUN FACT: Oprah went off the air in 2011—BUT she was on 60 Minutes for a while after that! ...

Duration:01:20:47

Card Sharks, Part 2: The DP Site

6/10/2019
In this episode we discuss the second half of Card Sharks (Wild Cards Book 13). Show Notes As we mention in the episode, "Cursum Perficio" (1993) was indeed Kevin Andrew Murphy's first contribution to a Wild Cards novel, although he contributed to the GURPS Wild Cards roleplaying game supplement "Aces Abroad" in 1991. The fictional book within Philip K Dick's novel "The Man In The High Castle" is called The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, not The Grasshopper Lies Quietly as Ben says in this...

Duration:01:17:44

Card Sharks, Part 1: Spoil Me, Daddy

5/23/2019
In this episode we discuss the first half of Card Sharks (Wild Cards Book 13). Show Notes Here's that water supply article Ben was talking about, and the episode of Planet Money about the same subject that Angel mentioned. Never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's? Here's what they thought was appropriate makeup for Mickey Rooney. As promised, here's a Wikipedia link to Chinatown: Chinatown (1974 film) Like animals? You'll love this heartwarming zoo-based documentary. . . . just don't...

Duration:01:31:06

Nightflyers S1E1 (Patron-Only Preview)

2/27/2019
Hello Aces & Jokers! Here is a sneak preview of our upcoming Patron-Only episode covering Nightflyers episode 1, available only to our Patreon patrons. If you want to hear more, come on over to patreon.com/acesjokerspod to support the show.

Duration:00:03:39

Turn of the Cards, Part 2: The Erotic Adventures of Lunar Girl

2/12/2019
In this episode we discuss the second half of Turn of the Cards (Wild Cards Book 12). Show Notes Short and sweet show notes this week: Wild Cards Songs playlistFirst Novel Prize Thank you for your patience, listeners. We will see you again soon for Season 2, starting with Book 13, CARD SHARKS. General Notes The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube...

Duration:01:24:33

Turn of the Cards, Part 1: 10% Of Your Brain Is Jewish

1/20/2019
In this episode we discuss the first half of Turn of the Cards (Wild Cards Book 12). Show Notes RingwormRoland the Headless Thompson Gunner Gina Carano the Dutch and their curtain aversion It has now been THIRTEEN YEARS since Guy Goma got interviewed on the BBC instead of a different Guy.A.D.I.D.A.S. That brief moment when Madonna was linked to Jose Canseco Harry says sorry for dressing up as Nazi General Notes The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is...

Duration:01:35:51

Dealer's Choice, Part 2: An Octopus For Danny

12/25/2018
In this episode we discuss the second half of Dealer's Choice (Wild Cards Book 11). Show Notes the Dunning Kruger effectChristopher DuntschDr Deatha discussion of the AI Alignment Problem the laws of robotics need an update General Notes The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube and Twitter. Please support us on Patreon to get exclusive Discord chat...

Duration:01:35:27

Dealer's Choice, Part 1: The Gay Community Will Thank Me

12/15/2018
In this episode we discuss the first half of Dealer's Choice (Wild Cards Book 11). Show Notes CONTEST TIME! Congratulations to Matthew Elmslie, who won the contest from last week's show notes. Oh, you didn't read the show notes? Maybe now you have learned your lesson. really was a Friday15 Sept 1946 was accidentally a school day on a Sunday Aboriginal people DreamingHere’s the true story of the Steve Jackson Games raid This story from The GuardianBenedict Cumberbatch can’t say...

Duration:01:28:41

Double Solitaire, Part 2: Honeymoon Fresh

12/1/2018
In this episode we discuss the second half of Double Solitaire (Wild Cards Book 10). The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube and Twitter. Please support us on Patreon to get exclusive Discord chat access, and/or leave us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. The more ratings we get, the more people are likely to find us. Email us with any...

Duration:01:29:18

Double Solitaire, Part 1: Hot Grandad Winky

11/17/2018
In this episode we discuss the first half of Double Solitaire (Wild Cards Book 10). The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube and Twitter. Please support us on Patreon to get exclusive Discord chat access, and/or leave us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. The more ratings we get, the more people are likely to find us. Email us with any...

Duration:01:14:51

Jokertown Shuffle, Part 2: No Dangle, No Dingle

10/14/2018
In this episode we discuss the second half of Jokertown Shuffle (Wild Cards Book 9). The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube and Twitter. Please support us on Patreon to get exclusive Discord chat access, and/or leave us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. The more ratings we get, the more people are likely to find us. Email us with any...

Duration:01:25:37

Jokertown Shuffle, Part 1: All-Meat Diet

9/24/2018
In this episode we discuss the first half of Jokertown Shuffle (Wild Cards Book 9). The authors that contributed to this book are: Our fantastic theme tune is Ace Of Spades (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) by the great folks at 8 Bit Universe. Follow them on YouTube and Twitter. Please support us on Patreon to get exclusive Discord chat access, and/or leave us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. The more ratings we get, the more people are likely to find us. Email us with any...

Duration:01:11:11