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Episode 103 – Chapters 5-12 of Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode Kaladin proves that you can never go back home. Well, you can. But, things will be very, very awkward. Especially, if you punch your crush’s current husband. Shallan’s boyfriend is being very weird. Almost as weird as his weird brother. And Dalinar has no friends. Predictions: There will be some counter ... [Read more...]


Episode 102 – Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson – Prologue through Chapter 4

First…this episode was recorded in a deep, dark cave….we apologize for the echo. In this episode we begin our read through of Oathbringer, the third book in the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. In this episode we get to see the day of Gavilar’s assassination from Eshonai’s perspective. Also, we learn that Dalinar used ... [Read more...]


Episode 101 – Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode we cover Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This episode will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Edgedancer. It will not contain spoilers for any other works. There is some minor conversation around Warbreaker but nothing that could be considered spoilery. Lift leaves Gawx and Azimir behind to chase ... [Read more...]


Episode 100 Live from Balticon 53 – Kingkiller Chronicles Theories

This episode is a live recording from Balticon 53. We had such a great time. There were tinfoil hats. Literal TINFOIL! The topic of the discussion was theories from The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. We discussed who is an Amyr, who is a Chandrian, and what those crazy bastards want. We talk about ... [Read more...]


Episode 99 – Saga Volume 2 by Brain K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

In this episode we meet the in-laws, Balzak the Triclops, and Gwendolyn. I’m still not sure who is the most terrifying. Many of our characters start moving closer together. The Will and Gwendolyn encounter the scooby gang. And after a narrow escape, the our intrepid heroes nearly land in the hands of Prince Robot IV. ... [Read more...]


Episode 98 – The Conclusion of Words of Radiance

What happens when the Duke and Duchess both come to the podcasting table in a cantankerous mood? Is it chaos? Mass hysteria? Mild passive aggressive sniping? Nope. It’s just another fun episode of the Duke and Duchess podcast! In this episode we finish Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Several ‘ships’ come to their conclusion; ... [Read more...]


Episode 97 – Chapters 81 through 85 of Words of Radiance

In this episode, Kaladin does lots of flashy stuff. Everyone “oohs,” and “aahs.” While Shallan quietly saves the entire army from certain destruction! Announcement! As of today we have are very own Merch Store! Check it out here! Predictions: Eshonai is not dead. No major characters will die. Renarin is some sort of future predicting ... [Read more...]


Episode 96 – Chapters 76-80 of Words of Radiance

In this episode Shallan reveals her powers, Kaladin confronts painful truths, and Amaram gets his comeuppance. Predictions: Renarin will be a Knights Radiant. Someone is going to make an attempt on Kaladin’s life while Dalinar is away. Shallan will eventually end up with Kaladin over Adolin. Jasnah can melt stone with a touch. Kaladin is ... [Read more...]


Episode 95 – Chapters 41-Epilogue of Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode we conclude the excellent Brandon Sanderson novel, Warbreaker. We learn who Vasher really is. We come to understand why Denth hates him, and why Nightblood is central to the entire plot. We uncover who is really pushing for war behind the scenes. And finally we come to understand that Lightbringer was devine ... [Read more...]


Episode 94 – Chapter 72-Interlude 14 of Words of Radiance

In this episode Dalinar gets a close shave. Kaladin and Shallan get close. And Vedenar gets closed for business. We find out the exciting conclusion of the Shalladin cliffhanger. Liz also reviews the book The Black Company by Glen Cook. It’s important to note that Liz has never read The Black Company by Glen Cook. ... [Read more...]


Episode 93 – Chapters 68-71 of Words of Radiance

In this episode we’re down in a deep deep hole. We’ve been tricked! Bamboozled! Flim-flammed! And possibly Shazamed! None of that is true, except for being stuck in a chasm. Truly. I think this might be the most fun I’ve ever had in a chasm. Shallan and Kaladin get to know each other, and potentially ... [Read more...]


Episode 92 – Chapters 61-67 of Words of Radiance

In this episode Chad goes full diva. It seems these long novels are starting to wear on him. We talk about the “Scooby Gang” ghostbloods, Adolin and Kaladin’s “Bro” moment, and Kaladin’s repeated inability to take responsibility. “Real” Predictions: The Honorblades are in Urithiru. Odium is turning souls into shards….or stormlight….but it is destroying Roshar, ... [Read more...]


Episode 91 – Interlude 9 through Chapter 61 of Words of Radiance

In this episode we get to meet new and interesting characters; like Lift. We visit some old frienemies like Szeth, and Eshonai. We also make an official announcement about our upcoming 100th Episode at Balticon! Predictions Urithiru is the hub on which the entire continent spun….giving it that weird shape. If this is true, ... [Read more...]


Episode 90 – Chapters 27-40 of Warbreaker

In this episode Vivenna experiences some real tragedy. Siri and Susebron strengthen their relationship, and form an escape plan. Hoid makes an appearance. Predictions Vasher will save Vivenna The Pahn Kahl will be the demise of the returned Susebron dies at the end Next week we’ll be reading chapters through chapter 61 of Words of ... [Read more...]


Episode 89 – Chapters 54-58 of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode Adolin and Kaladin make complete idiots of themselves. Adolin’s failure to grammar nearly costs him his life in the dueling ring. Kaladin’s failure to read the room leads to his arrest. These are the heroes we deserve. Shallan puts herself in danger, but manages a much better showing. She encounters Mraize, who….if ... [Read more...]


Episode 88 – Warbreaker Chapters 8-27

In this episode we read the greater part of the first half of Warbreaker. We begin to get a sense of what is at stake here for the players in this tale. We learn more about our cast of characters; Are Denth and Tonk Fah killers or comedians? Is Susebron a puppet? Who is this ... [Read more...]


Episode 87 – Chapters 49-53 of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode we learn Adolin “Shit Can” Kholin’s secret nickname, Shallan and Amaram form the megazord known as Shamaram, and Kaladin learns how to fly. Chad can’t call anyone by their right name. And fashion is a tool for the patriarchy. Predictions: Shallan will attempt to use some sort of Lightweaving skills during Adolin’s ... [Read more...]


Episode 86 – Chapters 44 through 48 of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode, Shallan spends all of her time casting shade on Adolin and remembering her terrible past. Kaladin learns a secret about Moash, and flirts with outright stupidity. Also, Roshar is crawling with Aliens! Predictions: This group of “assassins” are a trap. I suspect Sadeas. The language that they use sounds like Sadeas’s internal ... [Read more...]


Episode 85 – Prologue through Chapter 7 of Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Listen, when we recorded this episode we thought it was going to be a bonus episode that we would release alongside a regular podcast episode. However, we didn’t realize at the time that a child’s travel sports schedule would reek havoc upon our weekends for the foreseeable future. We also didn’t realize…HOW DAMN GOOD THIS ... [Read more...]


Episode 84 – Chapters 39-43 of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

In this episode Kaladin’s not like the other boys. Renarin is definitely not like the other boys. And Shallan isn’t like anyone…at all. Ever. Kaladin learns how to bind and shift gravity. Shallan improves her abilities as well, when she creates a magical glamour which allows her to speak directly with one of the leaders ... [Read more...]