Episodes

The Sorcerer's House

Numbers 32, 33, and 34 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Jan. 13, 2017

Intro: Phil gets quizzed on his Shakespeare knowledge. Content (11:18): Discussion of letters 32, 33, and 34 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 31 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Jan. 6, 2017

Intro: Phil and Metz try and convince adult fans of literary speculative fiction that they should be watching Steven Universe, a cartoon show geared at tweens. Content (11:15): Discussion of letter 31 of Gene Wolfe's "The So…

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Numbers 27, 28, 29, and 30 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Dec. 30, 2016

Intro: Phil thanks Metz for a lovely side of corned beef. Content (1:16): Discussion of letters 27, 28, 29, and 30 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 24, 25, and 26 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Dec. 23, 2016

Intro: Phil talks about Dark Souls and their Wolfeian methods of storytelling. Content (11:56): Discussion of letters 24, 25, and 26 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 23 (Part 2) - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Dec. 16, 2016

Intro: Phil tries to understand the hype behind Hamilton. Content (10:06): Discussion of the second half of letter 23 from Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 23 (Part 1) - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Dec. 9, 2016

Intro: Phil and Metz discuss the classic cartoons of Hanna Barbera. Content (2:59): Discussion of the first half of letter 23 from Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 21 and 22 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Dec. 2, 2016

Intro: Metz and  Phil discuss minority casting of traditionally white male superheroes in comics. Content (6:15): Discussion of letters 21 and 22 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Halfway Discussion - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Nov. 25, 2016

Intro: Metz and Phil explore the concept of word mashups (and come up with a terrible patent) Content (3:15): What we know and don't know so far at the halfway point of The Sorcerer's House.

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Numbers 19 and 20 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Nov. 18, 2016

Intro: Phil discusses the state of newspaper comic strips Content (5:30): Discussion of Letters 19 and 20 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 18 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Nov. 11, 2016

Intro: Metz talks about his recent trip to Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return. Content (6:45): Discussion of Letter 18 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 16 and 17 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Nov. 4, 2016

Intro: Metz and Phil talk about the musicals they acted in during high school. Content (7:41): Discussion of Letters 16 and 17 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 14 and 15 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Oct. 28, 2016

Intro: Metz reveals his opinion of Dr. Who. Content (5:30): Discussion of Letters 14 and 15 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 12 and 13 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Oct. 14, 2016

Intro: Phil talks about the magic of the SNES game Earthbound. Content (7:25): Discussion of letters 12 and 13 of "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 11 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 30, 2016

Intro: Metz suggests a couple of graphic novels for those looking to enter the art form. Content (13:00): Discussion of Letter 11 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 9 and 10 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 16, 2016

Intro: Metz and Phil talk about their favorite books in childhood that did not age well with their tastes. Content (5:40): Discussion of Letters 9 and 10 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Number 8 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 7, 2016

Intro: Metz talks about his experience seeing Finding Dory. Content (4:45): Discussion of letter number 8 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House"

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Numbers 6 and 7 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 2, 2016

Intro: Phil attempts to crystallize the three act structure in film for our listeners. Content (3:34): Letters numbers 6 and 7 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 4 and 5 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 2, 2016

Intro: Metz Talks about Jim Butcher Content (1:45): Discussion of letters number 4 and 5 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."

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Numbers 2 and 3 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 2, 2016

Intro: Phil talks about his turn as Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Content (2:40): In this episode we make our way into The Sorcerer's House in letters number 2 and 3, plus some book recommendations because why not?

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Introduction and Letter 1 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

Sept. 2, 2016

Welcome to the first episode of Alzabo Soup, a podcast about speculative fiction. Here begins our in-depth discussion of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House." We introduce ourselves, the author, and the book in general, then …