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Episode 57 Paper Girls Trade Paperback #4

In this episode the Paper Girls party like it’s 1999….but only for a little while because it’s new years eve and everyone is worried about Y2K, and giant fighting robots. We also get into our list of favorite comics and graphic novels. Predictions: Liz – I think that Wari and Jahpo were somehow brought to ... [Read more...]


Episode 56 – The Conclusion of The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence

Hail all and welcome, to the Duke and Duchess podcast! In this episode we conclude the published materials in the Gentlemen Bastards Sequence with the novel The Republic of Thieves. We began this episode with an outline. And then we used that outline to clean our nether regions. This show goes off the rails….in a ... [Read more...]


Episode 55 The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Chapters 8 and 9

Locke grabs a man by his hairy ballsack. I’m not sure that anything else needs to be said after that. Oh…yeah…I guess we find out who is Locke’s “magical daddy” as well…. Predictions: Patience is telling mostly the truth about Locke’s “past.” Locke’s obsession with red hair is because his “predecessor” wife had “red hair” ... [Read more...]


Episode 54 – The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Chapter 7

In this episode we discuss the life of American poet Carl Sandburg, Juggalos, and life in the Theater! We ponder….who is the black Stanley Tucci? Also, Jean and Locke get off a boat. Predictions: Locke is the son of some politically significant figure; a duke, etc. Locke gets around Lord Bouledazi by claiming that he ... [Read more...]


Episode 53 – The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Chapters 5 and 6

In this episode, we spend a lot of time with Sabetha, and spend a lot of time comparing Locke and Sabetha to Kvothe and Denna. Who writes the better version of star crossed lovers? We’ll discuss it on this episode. Predictions: Locke and Jean will find a way to return to Karthain and get back ... [Read more...]


Episode 52 The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Chapters 3 and 4

In this episode we get back on a boat! But, no it’s different this time. Really. Also, Locke gets cured of his poison and spends several days eating like I do on a regular Tuesday. During this boat trip we learn more about the Bondsmagi and the Karthani. And we find out who Jean and ... [Read more...]


Episode 51 – The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Chapters 1 and 2

In this episode things can’t get worse….until they do. And then the Bondsmagi show up. A lot of our favorite characters return to the page. Also, Sabetha finally shows up! Predictions: I think that Locke’s character is going to be a “toxic nice guy,” where it comes to Sabetha. For those who aren’t familiar with ... [Read more...]


Episode 50 Red Seas Under Red Skies Finale

In this episode we wrap up Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. I think it’s fair to say that we had mixed opinions about this particular book. Our next book club episode will cover Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, as we continue to cover the Gentlemen Bastards Sequence. We will cover chapters ... [Read more...]


Episode 49 Red Seas Under Red Skies Chapters 12 and 13

In this episode we make some wild ass speculation. This is what happens when you leave a section on a huge cliff hanger, Larry! Predictions: The crew of the Poison Orchid will suffer huge consequences. Ezri in particular will die. The Archon’s poison is fake. Jean cut a deal with the same people that Merrain ... [Read more...]


Episode 48 Red Seas Under Red Skies Chapters 8-11

In this episode, Locke and Jean spend even more time at sea. They encounter storms, crazy cultists, pirates, and perhaps even….love. Well, at least lust. Predictions: The conflict between Jean and Locke that is highlighted in the opening chapter will tie back to Jeans connection to the people on the Poison Orchid. In the next ... [Read more...]


Episode 47 – Paper Girls Vol 3 by Brian K Vaughan

In this episode we follow the Paper Girls on their adventures in 11706 BCE! It’s a cavegirlapalooza of a good time. Predictions: Liz: Dr. B. is Gramps mother. I think that the girls will make it to 2055. They will meet with Dr. B’s crew or even Dr. B herself and try to talk them ... [Read more...]


Episode 46 – Paper Girls Volume 2 by Brian K Vaughan

In this episode we discover that David Tennant has a penis. Also, we cover the Volume 2 trade paperback of the Brian K Vaughan comic series Paper Girls. Predictions: Liz: Apple discovered time travel. It caused issues and they then banned time travel. Crossing timelines is what caused the Calamity. Chad: KJ’s timeline (The Fourth ... [Read more...]


Episode 45 – Red Seas Under Red Skies Chapters 6 and 7 – Scott Lynch The Gentlemen Bastards

In this episode we spend a lot of time on boats. And a lot of time talking about boats. And water, and sails, and rope, and…you get it. We’re in chapters 6 and 7 of Red Seas Under Red Skies. This is where the story takes a major turn. But, is it for the good? ... [Read more...]


Episode 44 Red Seas Under Red Skies Chapters 3-5 by Scott Lynch of the Gentlemen Bastards series

In this episode we get hot boxed, kicked out in the cold, taken to the garden, and eventually kicked to the curb. We reach chapters 3 through 5 of Red Seas under Red Skies. Predictions: Sabetha is not in this book. The “Masters” that Merrain is referring to are the leaders of the Church of ... [Read more...]


Episode 43 – Red Seas Under Red Skies Chapters 1 and 2 – Scott Lynch The Gentlemen Bastards

In this episode Locke and Jean out drink a circle. Locke and Jean set up camp in a new city. Then they steal too much, and have to move onto an even bigger city with even bigger targets. This particular episode features two particularly exhausted hosts who start to make less and less sense as ... [Read more...]


Episode 42 – The Lies of Locke Lamora Finale – Scott Lynch Gentlemen Bastards

In this episode we complete the excellent book, The Lies of Locke Lamora. We cover chapter 16, as well as the interlude and epilogue that follow. In addition we reveal our fantasy casting for the characters in this book. Predictions: Sabetha shows up in the next book. The Guild of the Bondsmagi are not going ... [Read more...]


Episode 41 – The Lies of Locke Lamora Chapters 14 and 15 – Scott Lynch Gentlemen Bastards

In this episode Locke goes to a party! Chad makes a lot of ancient pop culture references. And there is a ton of violence against women. Predictions: The Gray King is going to try to defeat the Duke. The Gray King wants to end the secret peace. The Falconer has been using the same type ... [Read more...]


Episode 40 Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan

In this episode we tell war stories about going to middle school in the 1980s. Also we cover the volume 1 trade paperback of the comic Paper Girls. This volume covers Paper Girls #1 through #5. Is this about zombies? Is it about time travel? Space travel? The 80’s? Gender Issues? Yes! This is a ... [Read more...]


Episode 39 The Lies of Locke Lamora through Chapter 13 – Scott Lynch Gentlemen Bastards

In this episode Jean Tannen joins a death cult. Locke wakes covered in earthworms and turpentine. Also, Locke steals a suit. Predictions: We approached the idea of discussing the possible significance of the name “Tavrin Callas.” But, we didn’t really bring it home. I think that this name will be significant. I think that they ... [Read more...]


Episode 38 – The Lies of Locke Lamora Chapters 9-11 by Scott Lynch Gentlemen Bastards

This is the most Shakespeareanly tragic episode that we’ve ever had. In this episode we find out what happened to Locke after the confrontation with the Capa Barsavi. What happens to Locke, and Jean, and Bug, and Calo, and Galdo. [choke…choke…sob…sob] But, that is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps…. Also, ... [Read more...]