Episodes

October 15, 2021

Chapter 11, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil tries to sell Metz on CRPGs Content (9:14) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 11 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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October 08, 2021

Chapter 10, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil feels the inevitable onslaught of Halloween. Content (6:29) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 10 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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October 01, 2021

Chapter 10, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - We announce the stories we'll be covering between Lake of the Long Sun and Calde of the Long Sun Content (4:18) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 10 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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September 24, 2021

Chapter 9, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss the drama surrounding the new Jeopardy hosts. Content (6:04) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 9 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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September 17, 2021

Chapter 9, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil discusses a very special play he attended earlier this year. Content (7:11) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 9 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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September 10, 2021

Chapter 8, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Metz talks about remodeling his house. Content (8:44) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 8 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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September 03, 2021

Chapter 8, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil talks about the last baseball game he attended. Content (5:14) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 8 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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August 27, 2021

Chapter 7, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz talk about Bo Burnham's new special, Inside. Content (11:33) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 7 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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August 20, 2021

Chapter 7, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz celebrate five years of Alzabo Soup. Content (5:15) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 7 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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August 13, 2021

Chapter 6, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz discuss adventure games. Content (8:00) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 6 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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August 06, 2021

Chapter 6, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Metz asks Phil about 101 Dalmatians. Content (9:00) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 6 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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July 30, 2021

Chapter 5, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz celebrate the 20th anniversary of America's favorite Scottish Ogre Content (8:08) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 5 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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July 23, 2021

Chapter 5, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil asks Metz about the value of a Japanese Yen in 1908 Content (7:58) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 5 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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July 16, 2021

Chapter 4, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil Tells Metz about a long-lost Muppet cereal. Content (3:50) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 4 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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July 09, 2021

Chapter 4, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz opine about the value of a chicken nugget. Content (4:03) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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July 02, 2021

Chapter 3, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil wants Metz to talk about his experience with Zelda: Breath of the Wild Content (11:40) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 3 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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June 25, 2021

Chapter 3, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil tries to explain SaGa Content (7:07) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 3 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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June 18, 2021

Chapter 2, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Metz asks Phil about gender reveal parties. Content (4:50) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 2 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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June 11, 2021

Chapter 2, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz discuss what they're looking forward to doing once they're fully vaccinated. Content (5:45) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 2 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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June 04, 2021

Chapter 1, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz discussed the blocked Suez Canal meme.  Content (6:42) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 1 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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May 28, 2021

Chapter 1, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Lake of the Long Sun

Intro - Phil and Metz talk about the updated Alzabo Soup website. Content (4:26) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 1 of Lake of the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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May 21, 2021

The Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

Intro - Metz introduces a self-destructive performance artist. Content (5:37) - Discussion of Binti, Binti: Home, and Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.

Other Authors

May 14, 2021

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Intro - Phil talks about reading aloud Content (9:48) - Discussion of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

Other Authors

May 07, 2021

General Discussion - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

Intro - Phil talks about his son's transition into Boy Scouts. Content (6:18) - General discussion of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

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