Episode 110 - The Last Unicorn

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, and also unicorns. Welcome to our discussion of Peter S. Beagle's classic The Last Unicorn, in which we also bring in Keats and Plato because there's layers upon layers upon layers to this story, and we want to devour them like a delicious, buttery croissant.

Warning: While there's nothing extremely explicit, early on we make references to a tree's giant breasts and phallic shape. Just, you know. Normal things. Merri also says that Molly is "pissed off."

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Last Unicorn: Why Must You Always Speak In Riddles? by What’s So Great About That?
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Literature and the Child: Romantic Continuations, Postmodern Contestations by James Holt Mcgavran
An Introduction to Plato's Theory of Forms
Platonic Forms and Unicorns: Plato's Philosophy in Peter S.Beagle's The Last Unicorn by Jade Donigan
The Anti-Consolatio: Boethius and "The Last Unicorn" by Alexandra Hennessey Olsen
Two Forms of Metafantasy by George Aichele, Jr.
Fantastic Paradox: Secondary Belief and Peter S. Beagle’s Metafantasy The Last Unicorn by Marilyn Kamp
Phantasy as Deconstruction by Karen Michalson

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Episode 46 - Media That Shaped Us

We're back with episode 46, discussing the media that shaped us. What formative works are responsible for the people we are today? You're about to find out, and boy, does it ever make a lot of sense.

Mistakes: Susan Pevensie is given both a magical horn that summons help and her bow and arrows. Missy forgot about the horn, but really, it only solidifies her point.

What Missy's Been Up To:


The Other Side Anthology, edited by Kori Michele Handwerker and Melanie Gillman


Kubo and the Two Strings


No Man's Sky

What Merri's Been Up To:


FEED by M. T. Anderson


Gravity Falls
Steven Universe



Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Kubo Is Complicated, Flawed, And You Should Totally See It This Weekend
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Director Defends Non-Asian Cast: Inclusion Matters, But Don’t Reduce Diversity to a Hashtag by Steven Pond
Nora Reed on No Man's Sky and procedural generation
A Postcard from No Man's Sky by Gita Jackson

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