Episodes

September 01, 2017

Lord Dunsany

Intro - Metz grills Phil on his experience at the Denver Comic-Con Content - Discussion of The Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men Chu-Bu and Sheemish, and The Three Sailors' Gambit by Lord Dunsany

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August 25, 2017

Discussion - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Phil talks about his crazy college parties, and Boondock Saints. Content - Discussion of V.R.T. and the entirety of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

August 18, 2017

Pages 231-252 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Metz tells Phil a joke that doesn't work on radio. Content - Discussion of pages 231-252 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

August 11, 2017

Pages 215-231 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Phil tries to get Metz to talk about  La La Land, but all he really wants to talk about are the works of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Content - Discussion of pages 215-231 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by...

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

August 04, 2017

Pages 192-214 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Metz and Phil examine the perils of middle school Content - Discussion of pages 192-214 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

July 28, 2017

Pages 176-192 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Phil and Metz discuss the upcoming Emoji Movie. Content - Discussion of pages 176-192 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

July 21, 2017

Pages 161-176 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro - Metz asks Phil about his favorite Road Trip. Content - Discussion of pages 161-176 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

July 14, 2017

Pages 145-161 - Gene Wolfe's V.R.T.

Intro: We announce the upcoming titles that we will discuss on the podcast once we complete Fifth Head.   Content: Discussion of Pages 145-161 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

July 07, 2017

Discussion - Gene Wolfe's "A Story," by John V. Marsch

Content: Discussion of "A Story,"  by John V. Marsch and what we know so far in the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus "A Story," By John V. Marsch

June 30, 2017

Pages 131-141 - Gene Wolfe's "A Story," by John V. Marsch

Intro: Phil tries to get Metz to explain the bad cinematography in Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them.   Content: Discussion of Pages 131-141 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus "A Story," By John V. Marsch

June 23, 2017

Pages 115-131 - Gene Wolfe's "A Story," by John V. Marsch"

Intro: Metz and Phil talk about some of their favorite painters.   Content: Discussion of Pages 115-131 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus "A Story," By John V. Marsch

June 16, 2017

Pages 100-115 - Gene Wolfe's "A Story," by John V. Marsch"

Intro: Phil gets Metz to discuss his favorite board game.   Content: Discussion of Pages 100-115 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus "A Story," By John V. Marsch

June 09, 2017

Pgs 85-100 - Gene Wolfe's "A Story," by John V. Marsch

Intro: Phil talks about reading Redwall to his son.   Content (8:17): Discussion of Pages 85 - 100 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus "A Story," By John V. Marsch

June 02, 2017

Title Novella Discussion - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Metz regales Phil with the time that his wife took their house cat to a cat show. Content (3:12): Post-read discussion of the title novella in The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

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May 26, 2017

Pages 66-81 - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Phil explains why he hates the term "World Building."   Content (6:30): Discussion of Pages 66-81 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

May 19, 2017

Pages 51-66 - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Metz tries to entice Phil into reading Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber.   Content (9:18): Discussion of Pages 51-66 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

May 12, 2017

Pages 36-50 - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Phil tells Metz about The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold.   Content (7:42): Discussion of Pages 36-50 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

May 05, 2017

Pages 22-36 - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Metz asks Phil to describe the merits of interactive fiction.   Content (10:30): Discussion of Pages 22-36 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

April 28, 2017

Pages 11-22 - Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Intro: Phil asks Metz to go more in-depth about his interests in pattern-based comedy.   Content (8:28): Discussion of Pages 11-22 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

April 21, 2017

Scene II.vii - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Intro: Metz gets Phil to discuss the decline of political cartooning in the US. Content (6:35): Discussion of Act II, scene vii of Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard.

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April 14, 2017

Scenes II.v. and II.vi. - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Intro: Metz and Phil argue about the value of the Muppets to society. Content (8:40): Discussion of Scenes II.v. and II.vi. from "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

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April 07, 2017

Scenes I.iii. and I.iv. - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Intro: Phil and Metz discuss the videogame "Undertale." Content (8:54): Discussions of Scenes I.iii. and I.iv. of "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

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March 31, 2017

Scene I.ii. - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Intro: Metz forces Phil to play Jonathan Blow's "The Witness" at gunpoint. Content (8:11): Discussion of scene I.ii. from "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

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March 24, 2017

Scene I.i - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Intro: Phil teases Metz's opinions on Star Trek out of him. Content (6:01): Discussion of Act I, Scene i of "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

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