David and John introduce their plans for the upcoming Season Two of Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time before speaking with Dr. Michael Livingston, author of the new book, Origins of the Wheel of Time. Michael discusses meeting Team Jordan and beginning the project, the importance of fantasy as an academic discipline, and his thoughts on The Wheel of Time Season One.
David and John discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of The White Lotus – Abductions. They begin by revisiting Rocco’s opening lines in Episode 1 and applying Tanya’s fortune teller’s words to what might happen in the season finale. Then, they recap a series of abductions, a group of angry Sicilian women, and the increasingly concerning behavior of Ethan. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
David and John discuss Season One of Andor as a whole with the help of two great guests. First, they have an extended conversation with Maester Anthony of the Electric Bookaloo and Cocoon of Horrors podcasts about what made Andor so special compared to other recent media. Then, Marilyn R. Pukkila returns to discuss the hero’s journey and “saga heroes” in a bonus interview. Finally, David and John answer listener feedback.
This Month on the Lorehounds – December 2022
David and John tippy-tippy-tay onto a yacht to Palermo as they discuss Season 2 Episode 5 of The White Lotus – That’s Amore. They begin by explaining mimetic theory before giving a synopsis of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Then, they recap Portia’s new love affair, Harper’s unhinged wine tasting, Daphne’s deception, and the rest of this latest masterpiece by Mike White. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
David and John discuss the Season 1 Finale of the Star Wars Disney+ show, Andor. The words of the dead lift up our cast of characters as they gather on Ferrix for a funeral to remember. David and John explore the similarities between Cassian and Luthen, the deception of Mon Mothma, and whether Dedra is moving in with Syril and his mom. Join us next week for our Season Wrap-up with Maester Anthony from the Double Dragon podcast!
David and John begin their journey through The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien. After giving an overview of Tolkien’s relationship with music, they provide general themes of the reading and background on the passage. Then, they discuss the Ainulindalë, the creation of the world through the music of the holy beings.
David and John put on their good underpants and discuss the paintings in and around the White Lotus Hotel. They had a lot of fun breaking down plots about the bro code, the gay mafia, and whether Portia has finally gotten over her slump. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
David and John discuss Season 1, Episode 11 of the Star Wars Disney+ show, Andor. After an emotional recap of the events on Ferrix and Coruscant, they discuss one of the hottest topics in the galaxy: do we want a Jedi in Andor, and will we get one? With one episode left the stage is set for an incredible season finale. Finally, David and John answer listener feedback.
David and John adopt their new mantra: “let’s fun!” They discuss the Sicilian legend of the Testa Di Moro and the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo before breaking down the episode scene by scene. Did Mike White successfully recreate a Monica Vitti scene? Is the show doing a good job of tackling themes of…