Episodes

February 16, 2018

General Discussion - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Phil asks Metz about his favorite Christmas movie, but as usual Metz can't stop talking about theatre instead. Content - General discussion of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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February 09, 2018

Chapters 34 and 35 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Phil asks Metz about the unique nature of Star Wars fandom. Content - Discussion of Chapters 34 and 35 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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February 02, 2018

Chapters 32 and 33- Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - We announce the topics of our interim episodes between Shadow of the Torturer and Claw of the Conciliator. Content - Discussion of Chapters 32 and 33 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

The Book Of The New Sun The Shadow Of The Torturer

January 26, 2018

Chapters 30 and 31 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Phil tries to interest Metz in the exciting world of digital agriculture. Content - Discussion of Chapters 30 and 31 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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January 19, 2018

Chapters 28 and 29 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Metz asks Phil about one of the most life-changing events in the 21st century. Content - Discussion of Chapters 28 and 29 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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January 12, 2018

Chapters 26 and 27 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Metz asks Phil about one of the most life-changing events in the 21st century. Content - Discussion of Chapters 26 and 27 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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January 05, 2018

Chapters 24 and 25 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Phil makes Metz defend one of his tweets about the show American Vandal Content - Discussion of Chapters 24 and 25 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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December 29, 2017

Chapters 22 and 23 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Phil complains about the video of Peter Pan that Metz made him watch. Content - Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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December 22, 2017

Chapters 20 and 21 - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Intro - Metz tries to get Phil to talk about Super Mario Odyssey, but accidentally ends up segueing into another critique of contemporary television. Content - Discussion of Chapters 20 and 21 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.

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December 15, 2017

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

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.

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December 08, 2017

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

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.

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December 01, 2017

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

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

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November 24, 2017

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

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.

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November 17, 2017

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

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.

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November 10, 2017

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

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.

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November 03, 2017

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

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

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October 27, 2017

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

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.

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October 20, 2017

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

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.

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October 13, 2017

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

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.

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October 06, 2017

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

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.

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September 29, 2017

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

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 Bradbury.

Other Authors

September 22, 2017

Jack Vance

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 by Jack Vance.

Other Authors

September 15, 2017

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

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

September 08, 2017

G.K Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday

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