Episodes

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

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

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

June 30, 2017

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

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

June 23, 2017

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

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

June 16, 2017

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

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

June 9, 2017

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

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

June 2, 2017

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.

The Fifth Head Of Cerberus

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

May 26, 2017

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

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

May 19, 2017

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

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

May 12, 2017

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

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

May 5, 2017

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

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

April 28, 2017

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.

Other Authors

Scene II.vii - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

April 21, 2017

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.

Other Authors

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

April 14, 2017

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.

Other Authors

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

April 7, 2017

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

Other Authors

Scene I.ii. - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

March 31, 2017

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.

Other Authors

Scene I.i - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

March 24, 2017

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.

Other Authors

Introduction - Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

March 17, 2017

Intro: Metz and Phil discuss Tom Stoppard's 1998 film, "Shakespeare in Love." Content (5:22): Historical, philosophical, and dramaturgical background on "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

Wolfe Short Stories And Novellas

Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Forlesen

March 10, 2017

Introduction: Discussion of the Terry Gilliam movie "Brazil." Content (6:15): Discussion of the second half of the short story "Forlesen" by Gene Wolfe.

Wolfe Short Stories And Novellas

Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Forlesen

March 3, 2017

Content: Discussion of the first half of the short story "Forlesen" by Gene Wolfe.

Wolfe Short Stories And Novellas

Gene Wolfe's The Hero as Werwolf

Feb. 24, 2017

Intro: Metz and Phil talk about their favorite styles of comedy, and the differences between them. Content (6:44): Discussion of  the short story "The Hero as Werwolf" by Gene Wolfe.

Wolfe Short Stories And Novellas

Gene Wolfe's Under Hill

Feb. 17, 2017

Intro: Phil and Metz discuss the upcoming relaunch of Disney's "DuckTales." Content (9:00): Discussion of the short story "Under Hill" by Gene Wolfe.