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The Obelisk Gate: Part Two

Dan's bringing us back to our roots with a super-specific rant about mundane life events (10:20 to skip). We finished the book for this episode so make sure you've read the whole thing before starting. Ok, now you can dive in and discuss with us who is allowed to initiate the cannibalism and who has to sit out that conversation.

Next week we're starting The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

N.K. Jemisin Broken Earth

The Obelisk Gate: Part One

Luke and Dan are not very excited about one of these characters coming back, can you guess which one it is? Finally we get a name for a new segment on the show; introducing Creative Solutions with Luke and Dan. Luke also reigns in Dan before he tries to claim that all plants should have teeth (tbh they should tho). In a twist we are going to finish the book next week, so get reading!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

N.K. Jemisin Broken Earth

The Fifth Season: Part Three

School's....in? Luke comes to office hours and gets himself learned. Also get hyped for our next big media project, Life Hacked (6:30). Luke and Dan debate if Essun is mother of the year, or monster of the year. Luke decides to rain on Dan's pirate parade and freaks out about just like, some casual murder. Ya boys have some serious questions about the end of this book. and surprise -- Luke needs me to Dansplain about truffles; don't worry its relevant. We are also excited to take Alabaster's Body Sculpt Beach Workout class.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season: Part Two

If you've been apartment shopping in your life then boy do we have a #relatable rant for you (6:19). Long time listeners will not be surprised or disappointed when we talk about the pets of this world for way too long. Also Luke takes a brave stand to point out when we as readers are being manipulated. Wake up sheeple!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season: Part One

You might be wondering, "Luke and Dan, how are you gonna make a discussion about this horrifyingly dark book funny?" We were wondering the same thing. So we start with a little catharsis, move to a few predictions, and by the end I think we stumble into a few slivers of comedic light among the darkness of systematic dehumanization. Also the little girl's name is Damaya not Dayama and we know that...now. Special thanks to VOLO for the intro/outro music.

N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season