Episodes

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 18 and 19 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Dec. 15, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz about the history of Gelatin. Content - Discussion of Chapters 18 and 19 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 16 and 17 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Dec. 8, 2017

Intro - Metz introduces a new feature called "Defend Your Tweet." Content - Discussion of Chapters 16 and 17 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapter 15 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Dec. 1, 2017

Content - General discussion and discussion of Chapter 15 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 13 and 14 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Nov. 24, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss waiting in line for the SNES Mini. Content - Discussion of Chapters 13 and 14 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 11 and 12 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Nov. 17, 2017

Intro - Metz grills Phil on his knowledge of architecture. Content - Discussion of Chapters 11 and 12 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 9 and 10 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Nov. 10, 2017

Intro - Phil talks about his love of National parks. Content - Discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 7 and 8 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Nov. 3, 2017

Intro - Phil recommends a new book Content - Discussion of Chapters 7 and 8 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapter 6 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Oct. 27, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss the signature dishes they're known for cooking at home. Content - Discussion of Chapter 6 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 4 and 5 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Oct. 20, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz for advice on his singing. Content - Discussion of chapters 4 and 5 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Chapters 2 and 3 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Oct. 13, 2017

Intro - Metz asks Phil about the experience of going on a cruise. Content - Discussion of Chapters 2 and 3 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

Introduction and Chapter 1 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Oct. 6, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz to describe his ideal adaptation of The Shadow of the Torturer. Content - Introduction to our approach and discussion of Chapter 1 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

Other Authors

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

Sept. 29, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss one of their fondly remembered childhood fads. Content - Discussion of The Martian, The Long Years, There Will Come Soft Rains, and The Million Year Picnic from The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Br…

Other Authors

Jack Vance

Sept. 22, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil talk about the low-brow popular culture they each love. Content - Discussion of Liane the Wayfarer and Guyal of Sfere from The Dying Earth, and The Sorcerer Pharesm from The Eyes of the Overworld, all b…

Other Authors

H.G. Wells' The Time Machine and Rudyard Kipling's With the Night Mail

Sept. 15, 2017

Intro - Phil follows up with Metz after having read Nine Princes in Amber. Content - Discussion of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and With the Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling.

Other Authors

G.K Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday

Sept. 8, 2017

Intro - Phil grills Metz on the games announced for the SNES Mini. Content - Discussion of The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton.

Other Authors

Lord Dunsany

Sept. 1, 2017

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

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

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

Aug. 25, 2017

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.

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

Aug. 18, 2017

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.

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

Aug. 11, 2017

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…

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus V.R.T.

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

Aug. 4, 2017

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.

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

July 28, 2017

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.

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

July 21, 2017

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.

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

July 14, 2017

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 "A Story," By John V. Marsch

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

July 7, 2017

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