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Episode 74 – The Way of Kings Wrap Up Fantasy Casting and Predictions

11/11/2018
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In this episode we fantasy cast The Way of Kings. Also, we discuss listener predictions, Chad’s predictions that went terribly wrong. And predictions for the future. In episode 75 we will be reading The Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. We’ll read from the prologue through chapter 3. We mentioned in our podcast the wildfires ... [Read more...]

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 73 – Chapter 75-Epilogue of The Way of Kings

11/3/2018
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This is the end of The Way of Kings, first book in the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. In this episode we conclude volume one. It is an exciting section with some exciting resolutions, as well as new developments to look forward to in The Words of Radiance. This episode provides mostly glowing reviews ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:57:06

Episode 72 – Chapters 65-69 of The Way of Kings

10/28/2018
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In this episode everything explodes! I mean, shit blows up! Sadeas and Dalinar charge into battle at the Tower, only for Sadeas to abandon Dalinar, taking with him every bridge crew and all hope of escape. Kaladin comes to his rescue and Bridge 4 manages to save the lives of 2,600 of Dalinar’s soldiers. Dalinar ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:45:33

Episode 71 – Chapters 59-64 of The Way of Kings

10/21/2018
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Thou shalt not fuck with George Washington! In this episode people wear bones and make out. Not at the same time. That would be gross. Chad doesn’t like Hashal and Matal. Dalinar learns more about the Bro Code. Liz asserts that Ho Code is a thing. And we learn the sexually violent origin story of ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:35:16

Episode 70 – Chapters 56 and 58 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

10/13/2018
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In this episode we get the world premiere of the new hit single “Corpse Kicker!” with all apologies to Ice-T. This is a section that is combat heavy without being very plot heavy. And very heavy on character beats…without a great deal happening. Kaladin becomes aware of his Stormlight powers. Adolin and Sadeas realize that ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:28:01

Episode 69 – Interlude 7 through Chapter 55 of The Way of Kings

10/6/2018
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NICE!!!!!! In this episode things get hairy. I’ll just leave that right there. In this episode we cover Interlude 7 through Chapter 55 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. We visit Emul, the Reshi Isles, and Kill the King of Jah Keved. Back in the regular chapters Dalinar has a vision of the ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:57:55

Episode 68 – Chapters 46-51 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

9/30/2018
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In this episode we cover chapters 46-51 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, a part of the Stormlight Archive. We start out riding a high storm with Big Face in the Sky as we take a tour of Roshar. We finally find out what happened that caused Kaladin to become a slave. Shallan ... [Read more...]

Duration:02:07:20

Episode 67 – Chapters 41-45 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

9/22/2018
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This is an episode bracketed in blood, starting with Roshone and his son on the surgical table, and ending with Shallan laying in a pool of her own blood. We explore Kaladin’s “recruitment” into Amaram’s army. In the “present day” Kaladin begins to turn a corner on his deep dark brooding. Shallan spends way too ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:37:54

Episode 66 – Chapters 34-40 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson A Part of the Stormlight Archive

9/16/2018
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What the FRILLY HECK was that!?!??!?!?? Welcome to episode 66. In this episode a Messiah is born…and he doesn’t even know it. Shallan finally does something. And we debate the morality of vigilantism. Predictions: Kaladins vision of the “stormfather” wasn’t real. I’m not saying whether the Stormfather does or does not exist. I’m just claiming ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:30:22

Episode 65 – Chapters 29-33 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

9/9/2018
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In this episode we shine our light upon human behavior under pressure. The stakes are ramped up for Shallan and Kaladin. And we add more mystery to an already nutritious mystery salad. I see you Brandon Sanderson. And I shine my light upon thee! Predictions: Luesh ain’t died of natural causes. Shallans Dad was part ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:11:44

Episode 64 – Chapter 28 through Interlude 6 of The Way of Kings

9/1/2018
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In this episode we cover My So Called Life starting Claire Danes. I mean, chapter 28 and interludes 4, 5 and 6 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Also, our most heavy F-Bomb episode to date. Expletive laced rants abound. There must have been something in the Earl Grey Tea. In this section Dalinar ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:35:02

Episode 63 – Chapters 23-27 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

8/26/2018
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In this episode we read chapters 23 through 27 of The Way of Kings, a part of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. The Alethi nobility continue to play games on the Shattered Plains instead of pursuing any real strategic goals. We wonder if Dalinar is really going insane. Kaladin begins to win over Bridge ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:37:17

Episode 62 – Chapters 18-22 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson a part of the Stormlight Archive

8/18/2018
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In this episode the Alethi party it up! They eat imported chicken, and stab each other in the back. Dalinar gets a vision and a creepy crush. He tries to move the king towards ending the Vengeance Pact against the Parshendi but ends up being outmaneuvered politically by Sadeas. Kaladin begins to realize what he ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:31:21

Episode 61 – Chapters 15 through 17 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

8/11/2018
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In this episode we cover chapters 15 through 17 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. We learn that the Alethi are real dicks. Kaladin doesn’t know how to talk to kids his age. Arrows hurt….unless you’re Kaladin. Also, Liz doesn’t believe that the King Biscuit Flour Hour is a real thing. If you ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:23:33

Bonus Episode – Ready Player One The Movie

8/7/2018
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In this bonus episode Liz and Chad discussed the “recently” released movie, Ready Player One. Chad gives his overall positive and negatives. And, Liz talks about the changes from the book, both positive and negative. Overall, the Duke and Duchess rate this movie 3.5 DeLoreans on a scale of 5. We both agree that it ... [Read more...]

Duration:00:29:08

Episode 60 – Interlude 1 through Chapter 14 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

8/5/2018
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In this episode Elizabeth questions Chad’s knowledge of The Fist of the North Star. We spend a lot of time discussing crustaceans and Rosharan physical fitness routines. Chad gets a little nerdy this time, discussing Max Weber’s Three Types of Authority. Also, The Way of Kings. Did we mention The Way of Kings? This is ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:18:33

Episode 59 – Chapters 6-11 – The Way of Kings part of The Stormlight Archive

7/29/2018
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In this episode we cover chapters 6 through 11, the remainder of part one, of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This is the first book of the Stormlight Archive series on the planet Roshar and a part of Sanderson’s Cosmere. In these chapters Kaladin suffers horrid abuse at the hands of the king’s ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:51:21

Episode 58 – Prelude through Chapter 5 of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

7/21/2018
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Welcome to the Duke and Duchess PODCAST! We are starting a new chapter, a new book, and a new series with Brandon Sanderson’s epic The Way of Kings. Heads up! Because we’re (hopefully) bringing in new listeners we start off covering some of the basics of our podcast. The actual Way of Kings content begins ... [Read more...]

Duration:01:52:34

Episode 57 Paper Girls Trade Paperback #4

7/7/2018
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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...]

Duration:01:03:42

Episode 56 – The Conclusion of The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence

6/23/2018
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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...]

Duration:01:37:28