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Two lovers of the Cosmere explore the universe created by Brandon Sanderson with biweekly episodes discussing the intricacies of this literary masterpiece. Episodes begin with background information on the Cosmere itself and develop to be more specific regarding each world/novel. We discuss the crossovers, magic systems, and characters in great detail. For fans of Sanderson, literature, epic stories, magic, and sexy podcast hosts. #AllSpoilers
 
Join bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells as they search for the perfect podcast name and talk about the weird things they love—such as food heists, the perfect popcorn salt, and whether any art can truly be perfect. Listen for commentary on movies, TV shows, books, video games, and wherever else their conversation leads them.
 
What do you get when you combine two best friends and a beautiful, snarky, compelling, and complex high fantasy mega-series? The Cosmerekats. Join us as we chat about the good, the great, and the hilarious in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere series continuing into our second season with Mistborn: The Final Empire.
 
Blood and Ashes is a spoiler filled, chapter by chapter discussion of the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels penned by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.Join us, three middle aged dads, as we re-read the series and enthusiastically discuss all the best bits from each chapter. Do we know every single thing about the world of The Wheel of Time? No. Do we know half? Probably not. Does that stop us from wildly speculating and tapping into half faded memories from our teens? Definitely not! ...
 
This is a podcast for all you fans of fantasy series. Dan and Tim are gonna be doing deep dive rereads into the most famous series around, but with a twist. We don’t read the last book in advance so we can speculate on where things are going and you can laugh at how wrong we are. We are starting with The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson coming soon.
 
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tWoTcast is the Wheel of Time podcast featuring Jono, Joe and Tom. Enjoy rereads and commentary of the Wheel of Time book series written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. Also, LIVE shows from conventions, rereads of other book series and other general nerd culture discussions.
 
The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a podcast dedicated to the enjoyment of the works of Brandon Sanderson. Join Bill, Amy, and Jordan as they travel through the worlds of Mistborn, the Stormlight Archive, Elantris, Warbreaker and the rest of the Cosmere! You can catch the show live at twitch.tv/innkeeperstable @ 8:30pm MTN time every other Monday. For more updates or to interact with the show hosts, follow our Twitter account @CosmereStudies. If you would like to contribute to ...
 
The Sunday Times—and New York Times—best-selling epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson discusses his brand-new Mistborn adventure, Shadows of Self, with Bradley P Beaulieu, the author of Twelve Kings, who was shortlisted by the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy for his debut novel, The Winds of Khalakovo. Hosted by Bradley P Beaulieu at the Apple Store, Covent Garden in London.
 
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It's October, the spoopy season, so let's do an episode on Brandon's use of horror in his works! This one has spoilers for uh basically every Brandon's works. We go into tons of different horror types and more, and explore how Brandon uses these elements in his books. This episode, we have Ian (Weiry) hosting, along with Evgeni (Argent), Matt (Coma…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re cover chapters 12-14 in this episode. We start off by doing a deep dive into the Auri plum bob theory. Then we discuss Elodin’s class, a book hunt, and all about the archives. We also let you know what to do if technology is wiped out, what career path Elodin sent young Henri down, why Iax was put in timeout, and a su…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerWe're beginning another master class, another deep dive series of episodes, and this time around we'll be led into the realms of good worldbuilding by Fonda Lee. In this episode Fonda talks about her process, which includes plotting and character creation along with the worldb…
 
Have you noticed people switching to the present tense when they're telling stories? It actually has a name: It's called the "historical present tense." This is the article we mentioned if you want to read more about the historical present tense: Schiffrin, Deborah. 1981. Tense variation in narrative. Language 57(1). 45-62. Subscribe to the newslet…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 2-3 from The Way of Kings in the episode. We’ll see Kaladin having a good ole time as he adjusts to his new life as a slave, and we’ll meet Shallan, another prominent ginger in a fantasy series. We also talk about the dope eyebrows of the Thaylens, flip cups, cocaine, and why women are locking up tha…
 
Brandon and Dan talk about: Magic The Gathering and games in general, why Brandon stuck with MtG and Dan Didn’t, their basic philosophies of their lives as centered around games Sprinkled with their normal meandering tangents. You don’t need to be super-hardcore into MtG to listen. You can join the discussion and vote for your favorite podcast titl…
 
Brooke and Tyler invite special guest star Aaron to the podcast to discuss everyone's favorite form of future sight- the Death Rattles! The Cosmere Nerd Triforce aligns with spreadsheets, lots of quotes, and some truly crazy theories. #AllSpoilers Support this podcast by becoming a Patron on Patreon Original music by David Gruwier. "Radiant" by Dav…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 10-11 in this episode. A couple fantastic chapters. We speculate on what might be happening with Denna behind the scenes, a great back and forth with Devi, and the great meeting between Auri, Kvothe, and Elodin. We also dive into more Auri theories and her book, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. You’…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette KowalOur eighth and final M.I.C.E. Quotient discussion will explore using M.I.C.E. as a diagnostic tool. So... your manuscript is done, but something isn't working. How do you figure out where the problem is? If the ending isn't satisfying, M.I.C.E. can tell you whether the end…
 
And now for something completely different... Well, somewhat different. Join us for a trip down memory lane as we travel with Rand through the history of the Aiel in the glass columns in Rhuidean. We recount his visions in chronological order in a bid to make it more digestible. Let us know if we succeeded at all! Then Perrin, Faile, Gaul, Bain, Ch…
 
In this week's episode, Ali goes into mourning; Moiriane and Siuan go on a shopping spree; and Amyrlin Seat proves to be a dangerous job. ~~~ Material covered in this episode: Chapters 13 and 14 of NEW SPRING. This episode contains SPOILERS through THE END of THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, and through Chapter 14 of NEW SPRING. ERRATA: The "three sticks" chap…
 
Many words we use every day are actually trademarks. Did you know about all the words we talked about today? Plus, we talk about some really weird spellings and dunk on "Eats, Shoots & Leaves." Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Peeve Wars card g…
 
A secret episode recorded in a secret studio about a secret series from Stephanie and Megan of the Ladies of the Legendarium. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Check out the archives at https://www.thelegendarium.com/ Join the Discord community: https://discord.com/invite/FnCSsxx Twitter: https://twitter.com/Legendari…
 
Brandon and Dan talk about spoilers and their effects on the enjoyment of media and movies they liked more the second time around. This episode contains major spoilers for The Village and The Prestige. You can join the discussion and vote for your favorite podcast title at r/sanderson: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sanderson/ Can be listened to almost e…
 
#CosmereSpoilers We're back on Roshar! The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies returns to Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive to discuss one of the richest—yet most mysterious—ideas that Brandon has come up with. What sets the sapient spren of Roshar apart from the lesser spren—and from each other? We discuss that question and more in …
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 7-9 in this episode. We are going to discuss one of my favorite chapters here where Kvothe gets the plum bob. Lots of funny parts in this one as well as a very sad ending to it. We’ll also get to talk about Elodin setting Hemme’s room ablaze and Kvothe’s latest trek through admissions. You’ll also ge…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette KowalWith the M.I.C.E. elements (Milieu, Inquiry, Character, and Event) explained, and the concept of nesting, or braiding the M.I.C.E. threads, we're ready to dive into that most difficult part of the story: the middle.Enough of us dread (or at least struggle with) middle-of-s…
 
We love Brandon Sanderson here; that's why we've done over a hundred and fifty of these Shardcasts. But you know, we have some beefs too. We did a Cosmere Beefs episode long ago in 2018, and so it's time for some new (and updated) beefs for 2021, with some of our newer cast members as well! We have some funny beefs along with some serious ones too,…
 
Researchers and companies are harnessing computers to identify the emotions behind our written words. While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it manages to distill meaning from huge amounts of data — and could one day even monitor mental health. In the second segment of this episode, we answer a listener question about the word "schnozz": is …
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering the Prelude-chapter 1 for The Way of Kings, first book in the Stormlight Archive, in this episode. We start off by digging into desolations, heralds, and the bleak opening to the prelude, discuss how bad a dude Szeth is as he lays waste to the king and his soldiers, and begin our analysis of Kaladin, one of m…
 
In this week's episode, Moiraine and Siuan undertake some grueling rituals (including the threat of having to bake a pie); Ajahs are chosen; new jobs are parceled out; and Lan finally shows up again. ~~~ Material covered in this episode: Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12 of NEW SPRING. This episode contains SPOILERS through THE END of THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, …
 
Brandon and Dan talk about really bad story ideas including alternate dimension time travel disaster tourism and workshop them out of terribleness(?) that leads to a discussion about where they would go in time, if they could. This, unsurprisingly, leads to a tangent about general travel, tourism, and food. You can join the discussion and vote for …
 
Sunreach, the first of the Skyward Flight novellas, came out last week, and so here's a bonus, "shorter" Shardcast on us discussing this novella! Turns out it's pretty great. There will still be a regular episode this weekend.On this episode, we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Marvin (Paleo) who brought along his slug friend, and Ala (Rasarr)!Yes, …
 
Alright, King Killers, we cover chapters 4-6 in this episode. We discuss Kvothe returning back to his routine at the university, he meets back up with Auri, and has one of his legendary trips to the Eolian. We also talk about the majestic nature of hair in this world, dive into how cool Kellen McBigJawMoneyPants is, and come up with an iron-calf th…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette KowalNow that we've drilled down into each of the M.I.C.E. elements (Milieu, Inquiry, Character, and Event) it's time to explore nesting them. This sixth installment in our M.I.C.E. Quotient series focuses on the "FILO" (first-in, last-out) or "nested parentheses" method for sy…
 
In the world of great debates, there is one that has been long enduring and still keeps language prescriptivists awake at night: Is it "tom-ay-to" or "tom-ah-to"? Now, this may not seem as pressing as whether nuclear fusion is possible, but to people in the linguistic trenches, it is pretty darn close. After all, how many linguistic pronunciation a…
 
In this week's episode, Moriane and Siuan allow their teachers to think what they'd like while they dig into some clerical work; Tamra puts together an elite squad; Elaida practices questionable tutoring techniques; and Ellid is the cream of the crop. ~~~ Material covered in this episode: Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of NEW SPRING. This episode contains SPO…
 
#ReckonersSpoilers Much to our surprise, even though The Reckoners trilogy was complete, Brandon and coauthor Steven Michael Bohls had another entry planned. In this episode, the SICS crew discusses Lux, the newest Reckoners novel following a different crew based in Texas! So join us for this Epic new tail! (Ha! Wait, what? We already used the "Epi…
 
You asked, we delivered! It's a no-prep, pure-fun, throwaway episode in which Craig, Ryan, and Todd sit down and talk about ... well, nothing really. They give a glimpse into the trivia they did at Salt Lake FanX this year, they talk about what they've been watching lately, and what they'll be reading in the near future. Enjoy...I guess? Support th…
 
All right, King Killers, in this episode we cover the prologue-chapter 3. We kick off our reread of The Wise Man’s Fear with a bang. We find the ominous tone is back at the Waystone Inn, Bast plays a good prank on Chronicler, and as Kvothe returns to the story we see Fela and Wil, and learn more about Elodin. We also tell you about more of the late…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette KowalOur fifth M.I.C.E. Quotient episode focuses on the “Event” element, and explores how to use disruption of the status quo as the driving element for story. From plumbing problems to alien invasions, event stories are often structured by telling how difficult it is to return…
 
Can you believe that we've never done an actual episode on Kaladin? He's kind of a big deal, and he did a lot in Rhythm of War, so let's get into it. We also, of course, talk about depression and mental illness as well.This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), David (Windrunner), Ben (Overlord Jebus), and Jessie (Lady Lameness)!Thumbnail art …
 
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