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Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
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The Bookmark

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The Bookmark

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas

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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
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Ink to Film

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Ink to Film

Luke Elliott & James Bailey

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Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.
 
The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. We’ll be splitting each book into three weekly episodes of analysis, discussion and tangents, with a week off in between books to refresh our brains.
 
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Alzabo Soup

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Alzabo Soup

Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth

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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications. We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.
 
Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
 
MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Our Harry Potter podcast, hosted by four life-long friends, brings its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about the universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, the theme parks, the video games, the fandom, and more!
 
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Amon Sûl

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Amon Sûl

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questions. Bec ...
 
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 Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with HP fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and bask in the sassiness of the characters. Schubes and his guests cover a portion of the Harry Potter franchise each week, taking you on a journey through your childhood, this time with the rose-tinted glasses off. Follow Potterless on Twitter (@PottterlessPod) and Instagram (@PotterlessPodcast), and learn more ...
 
'The Ringer-Verse' is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom. Hosted by a rotating lineup of The Ringer’s expert superfans—including The Midnight Boys Van Lathan and Charles Holmes and Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson from 'The House of R’—episodes provide energetic instant reactions to the latest releases, immersive deep dives on story themes and canon, mind-bending theories, and fresh takes on all of the superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy stories you love, from t ...
 
The Prancing Pony Podcast is a weekly show about the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien, hosted - for six seasons - by Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese. As the show returns for its seventh season, Alan welcomes an all-star cast of co-hosts to join him as he explores the first part of The Return of the King! Alan and all his co-hosts are passionate Tolkien enthusiasts, and they invite listeners to enjoy their detailed exploration of Tolkien’s work, with smart but straightforward discu ...
 
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Janus Descending

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Janus Descending

No Such Thing Productions

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NOW PLAYING: Descendants, The Janus Descending Sequel: Book One - Inheritance JANUS DESCENDING is limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told f ...
 
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The Daughters of Izdihar (Harper Voyager, 2023), like last year’s A Master of Djinn, is set in a world similar to Egypt, during the time of the suffragette movement. American-Egyptian author Hadeer Elsbai has chosen to focus even more on social justice issues, through her two main characters, rich spoiled girl Nehal, and struggling bookworm Giorgin…
 
Interview with Hopwood DePree, author of DOWNTON SHABBY: One American's Ultimate DIY Adventure Restoring His Family's English Castle. You can support the podcast today by buying me a coffee. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: ht…
 
Mal and Joanna answer a bunch of your mailbag questions and tackle your burning theories about what they love to see in the world of fandom. Mal's Book Recommendations: ‘The Great American Novel’ (Philip Roth) ‘Watership Down’ (Richard Adams) The works of Ursula K. Le Guin ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ (Gabrielle Zevin) ‘Project Hail Mary’…
 
Watch your thumbs as the forges are burning hot and the hammers of Book Reviews Kill are once again in full swing. Join our hosts as they discuss the books they are reading and reviewing on the podcast this year. Make sure you have your TBR in order so you can read with them as 2023 will be a fantastic year with some exciting and amazing books on t…
 
Freedom, you can't get and bury, and keep it and keep it so it won't ever go away.No, child.You got to swing your freedom like a club.In 1859, in a small town jail, deep in the forests of Canada, an elderly woman sits behind bars. She came to Dunmore via the Underground Railroad to escape enslavement, but an American bounty hunter tracked her down.…
 
An intimate weaving of memoir and herbal folklore, All My Wild Mothers is a story of rewilding our wastelands and the transformation that can happen when we do.At seven months pregnant, Victoria Bennett was looking forward to new motherhood and all that was to come. But when the telephone rang, the news she received changed everything. Her eldest s…
 
It's the year 2035 and fiction has been banned by the government for five years. Writing novels is a crime. Reading fairytales to children is punishable by law.Fern Dostoy is a criminal. Officially, she has retrained in a new job outside of the arts but she still scrawls in a secret notepad in an effort to capture what her life has become: her work…
 
Saints and preachers, librarians and horse thieves, lawmakers and lawbreakers and a crash-surviving spaceborn vagrant searching for her lover on a scarred Earth.Earth, the distant future: climate change has reduced our verdant home into a hard-scrabble wasteland. Saints and sinners, lawmakers and sheriffs, travellers and gunslingers and horse thiev…
 
The Carter women don't follow the rules: they make them.The brilliant gangland thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Diamond.Gangster Max Carter and his ex-wife Annie Carter are leading separate lives in separate countries: past hurts and broken promises cannot be resolved. But then a summons to Majorca and a tragic death makes Max q…
 
The deadliest criminals of Manchester's murky underworld are back in an explosive book!A sister's love.When Fauzia's brother turns up with a dead body, her perfect life is shattered. She'll protect him to the ends of the earth, but who is he running from?A woman scorned.Keisha knows all too well that family comes first. Reeling from rejection, she'…
 
Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerThe thrilling true story of the real Great Escape, published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the escape.Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape.Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his fam…
 
The first book in an epic fantasy series for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal and Elizabeth Lim, set in an Arabian-inspired land. Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, 17-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother whose betrayal is now their greatest threat.In the hidden desert city of Qalia, secret spice magic a…
 
The past, present and future of the sexism inherent in medicine and medical research—and how to change it.The idea that medicine is gender-neutral is a myth. This isn't inflammatory rhetoric; it's simply true. From the way pain is felt, to how heart attacks are diagnosed, to the very role society plays in the health of the body, the medical landsca…
 
A powerful exploration of what justice truly means for survivors of sexual violence, abuse, and trauma.Part manifesto, part exploration of what justice truly means for survivors of trauma and abuse, Judith Herman forces us to reconsider our perspective on victims, revealing uncomfortable truths about our justice systems and proposing new ways to im…
 
Tonight’s first horrific tale of terror is ‘The Wild Hunt: Urban Style’, a wonderful story By BearLair64, kindly shared directly with me and narrated here for you all with the author’s express permission: https://www.reddit.com/user/BearLair64/ Tonight’s second tale of the macabre is ‘The Inheritance Game: What would you be willing to do for $300 m…
 
Judy Garland’s performance as Dorothy is the stuff of cinematic history, but it came at a cost as director Victor Fleming’s treatment of her is also infamous. In episode 256, Luke & James delve into the unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories, a real-skin suit, the enduring hanging-man myth, and all the other lasting magic of this legendary adaptati…
 
For ex-schoolteacher Marisela Feddie, life under Phosian rule isn’t so bad. Or so it seems. After all, these four-armed alien overlords seem more interested in observing humanity’s quirks that carrying out its extinction. But are the Phosians really who they say they are? Find out in “Alien Housing,” read and written by Karen Heuler.…
 
This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Embarrassment in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the growing teen angst in these chapters, Karkarov and Maxime's reaction to unexpected tournament changes, and Ron's intertwining feelings of anger and embarrassment. Throughout the episode we consider the questio…
 
The Dark Tower will stand out as one of the best and most fun we have had reading and then discussing a book series with you all. It shall be sorely missed. This book was such a nice and not so abrupt ending for the Book Reviews Kill Dark Tower journey. We shall be pondering these books and the layers of depth woven throughout for many years to com…
 
We're going to ask a few very small questions in this episode, like how to build a planet from scratch -- and then, how to build governments on that planet. What makes an imaginary world feel believable? Annalee explains what they did to research their new novel The Terraformers (coming out 1/31). Expect some gritty details about worldbuilding, moo…
 
The Boys are here to discuss and debate the greatest comic book heroes of all time (07:13). They will each make their pick and give their reasons, stories, and even roasts to have the audience determine what will be the greatest character in all of comics culture! Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeni…
 
Interview with Michael Bracken, prolific short story writer and the editor of many short story anthologies. An Edgar Award nominee, he has received multiple awards for copywriting, three Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. You can support the p…
 
Erica talks about a couple YA dystopian novels she’s been into lately. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. SHOW NO…
 
When speaking to Gods, it’s best to do so with humility. The humble are rewarded, the brash are punished, and the ignorant are controlled! --Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts!-- Website: pendantaudio.com Twitter: @pendantweb Facebook: facebook.com/pendantaudio Tumblr: pendantaudio.tumblr.com YouTube: youtube.com/pendantproductions…
 
Main Fiction: "Rockhoppers" by Ramez Yoakeim A one-time engineer and educator, Ramez Yoakeim’s work favors the darker side of speculative fiction but mostly he writes about hope, including "More Than Trinkets," named one of Tor.com’s Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction. You’ll find more of his stories in Hidden Realms from Flame Tree Press, Sci Phi…
 
Welcome to part one of our discussion of Wednesday the series! Here’s a thing about the reading of Elle Woods as autistic:https://www.yourtango.com/entertainment/reasons-why-elle-woods-legally-blonde-autistic-Our three headed doggo merch is available in our shop: hashtagruthless.com/shop +++-You can join our sticker club, check out our shop, listen…
 
Author : Tiffany Morris Narrator : Samantha Loney Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 771: Wapnintu’tijig They Sang Until Dawn is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Wapnintu’tijig: They Sang Until Dawn By Tiffany Morris In the time of fever, the marks of the animals changed. Waterbirds shone […] The post PodCastle…
 
This week Snape demonstrates the famous Disarm Charm to a clearly impressionable Harry. Harry, meanwhile, throws a well-placed firework into Goyle's cauldron. And it's pandemonium when Harry is revealed to be a Parselmouth, leading the entire school to suspect him of being Slytherin's heir (except Dumbledore, who weirdly lets Harry leave without in…
 
912. We look at who the Teddy is in "teddy bears" and reveal why the Brothers Grimm, from fairytales, were also massively important in linguistics. | Transcript: https://grammar-girl.simplecast.com/episodes/teddy-bears/transcript | Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. | Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing courses. | Peeve Wars card game.…
 
In this episode, we wrap up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and thus Season Seven of Witch, Please. We talk about Hermione and Ron's sex life in Granger Danger and the history of white wedding dresses in Lewk Book. And, of course, we round out the episode with Marcelle's Devastating Fun Facts TM. This may be the end of Season Seven. but don't …
 
In which all these tales reach their end. Hope you brought your safety goggles-there's a lot of loose ends flying around. Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1od8VmLNyePN2BZXkYW5JlYQXPBk52q-l/view?usp=sharing The Pearls, or, The Barber of Fleet Street Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVId51vQml1_ZYo3XJ599zZuFB38rIpX3 The Colin M…
 
2023 is the year of the rabbit. To celebrate, we're dedicating an entire episode to these floppy-eared friends. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
Join Evan and Chad and for another Monday Morning Minute! This week our hosts tease us with some exciting things to come in the near future for Book Reviews Kill. Chad heaps some praise on the premier episode of The Last of Us and perhaps his new favorite in the Dark Tower series. Evan talks Pride & Prejudice and tells of how he almost accidentally…
 
Steve and Jomi are back to dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons with the three-episode Season 2 premiere of ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ on Amazon Prime (03:00). Later, the boys are joined by producer Kerm as they start their own Dungeons and Dragons journey (38:00). Host: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah Add…
 
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