Episodes

Episode 101 - A Darker Shade of Magic

Join us as we venture into a series of magical Londons in V. E. Schwab's Shades of Magic series! This episode, we're talking about A Darker Shade of Magic, the first in the series and the introduction of Lila bard, the queen of our hearts, and Kell, a mess. We're also talking about symbols and the function of fantasy and more!

Warning: A bit of language, here and there. 

To get right to the conversation, fast forward to right around 35:50.

What Missy's Been Up To

Playing:

Reading:

  • salt. by Nayyirah Waheed

Watching;

  • Spider-Man 2

  • Sorry to Bother You

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Listening To:

  • Mabel 

 

What Merri's Been Up To

Watching;

  • Great British Baking Show

  • Doctor Who

  • Star Wars Resistance

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Reading V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic (Part 1) by Emily Asher-Perrin

“In Search of Doors”: Read V.E. Schwab’s 2018 J.R.R. Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature 

 5 Questions for the End of A Darker Shade of Magic by Emily Asher-Perrin 

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Episode 100 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine s. 4 - 5

Welcome to our all-new Venom podcast! We also talk about Brooklyn Nine-Nine a bit. Okay, more than a bit. We spend a lot of time discussing how seasons four and five break free of some of the shows pitfalls, but also where they keep stumbling. Also, a long discussion of bisexual representation and how important it is to let people tell their own stories.

To get right to the Brooklyn Nine-Nine conversation, skip to 00:25:00.

Warning: Swearing, and also just... an unbelievable number of uses of the word 'horny.' We're sorry.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:

Venom

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Venom
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Reading:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Review: "Moo Moo" Is One of the Best Episodes in the Series' Canon by Andy Crump

The Myth of the ‘Good Negro’ by Nikki Johnson Huston, Esq.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Finally Tackled Racist Cops by Pilot Viruet

Showrunner Dan Goor on the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stop-and-frisk episode and the Talk by Alyssa Rosenberg

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz on Rosa's revelation, what's next by Dan Snierson

Thor’s Valkyrie, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Rosa, and Saying the Word by Maia Rose

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