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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.
 
The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with ...
 
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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Cytonic, the third Skyward novel, is out now, and now we are discussing everything in this episode of Shardcast! We start with some non-spoilery thoughts, and then we get deep into the weeds on what we think as well as talk about some lore topics too. What did you think of Cytonic? Put your comments below!This episode has Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry),…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 37-40 in this episode. This is a good theory episode as we discuss Faeriniel and the eccentric Puppet. Lots on the Amyr, Tehlins, Chandrians, and Angels and how the more recent sides might have formed. We also have some amazing insight in the background singing skills of the Tahl, what Fae strip club…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerMagic and technology are tools that we, as writers, use to tell interesting stories, and they're very, very similar tools. In this episode we'll examine some ways in which both magical and technological elements can be used in our stories.Credits: This episode was recorded by …
 
Craig and Drew (from the Inking Out Loud podcast) did a live episode during the YouTube Megastream today! Viewers submitted topics for the Wheel, and Craig and Drew responded with their help. Check out Inking Out Loud: https://www.iolpodcast.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Check out the archives at https://www.…
 
Craig and Drew sit down to give their takes on the two latest episodes of the Wheel of Time on Amazon. How are the performances and portrayals going? How are readers and non-readers reacting? And most importantly, why do we keep recording these late at night? Check out Inking Out Loud: https://www.iolpodcast.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https:…
 
In this stretch of chapters we focus solely on Perrin and his exploits in the Two Rivers as he comes to grip with the expectations placed on him by his fellow farmers and villagers. First he stuns his trolloc hunting party by being very familiar with the Tinkers and their ways, undergoes a bit of healing in the Tinker camp and eventually makes his …
 
Ali and Gus are thrilled to be joined by Bree, half of the author duo "Kit Rocha", to discuss "THE DRAGON REBORN" from both a screenwriting and book-writing perspective! ~~~ As the episodes of THE WHEEL OF TIME show release, Ali and Gus will be bringing their experience in the entertainment industry to the table to do an analysis of the adaptationa…
 
All right, King Killers, we're covering chapters 7-8 from The Way of Kings in this one. We discuss Shallan attempting to become Jasnah's ward only to fail again, but undaunted she comes back for a third bite at the apple and convinces Jasnah to give her a chance. I also come up with a killer nickname for Kabsal, we talk about a super steamy scene w…
 
Brandon and Dan discuss alternate dimensions and other branching points in their lives and careers. Filmed in front of a live audience at the 2021 FanX convention in Salt Lake City. 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 everywhere podcasts c…
 
In this episode Shawn and Jack cover Chapters 29 and 30 of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Sadaes watches Adolin fight in the Duel arena and Shallan gets back to her roots. Recording and Editing by Shawn Q Produced By; The Heroes of Hacathra: Jack, Jay, Phil, Shawn, and Mike. Theme Song by: Jack Forrest Productions Additional Music by: Jaso…
 
As the episodes of THE WHEEL OF TIME show release, Ali and Gus will be bringing their experience in the entertainment industry to the table to do an analysis of the adaptational choices made in the process of bringing THE WHEEL OF TIME from the page to the screen. These episodes are broken into three categories: 1) "I am a show-only fan" - folks wh…
 
Brooke and Tyler discuss the most peculiar and meaningful tale so far. Is Hoid's story of a tricked Moon spirit one that explains all the mysteries of the Cosmere? How are the three Shards connected? What are the implications for Roshar? What does it all mean?! We do our best to untangle the web and end with more questions than we began. #AllSpoile…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 33-36 in this episode. We finally arrive at the heist scene, as The Boys and girls destroy the mommet in Ambrose’s room. Then Nina returns to give Kvothe a picture of the Chandrian she drew from the pot she saw at the Mauthen Farm. We also discuss what would’ve been a perfect way to bring Abenthy bac…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerAs we do our worldbuilding with similarity, specificity, and selective depth (per the previous episode), we should take care to apply these things throughout our stories. In this episode we discuss how these elements we've world-built can become "textures."Credits: This episod…
 
As the episodes of THE WHEEL OF TIME show release, Ali and Gus will be bringing their experience in the entertainment industry to the table to do an analysis of the adaptational choices made in the process of bringing THE WHEEL OF TIME from the page to the screen. These episodes are broken into three categories: 1) "I am a show-only fan" - folks wh…
 
Craig and Ryan are joined by Drew and Lauren McCaffrey from the Inking Out Loud podcast to discuss the first few episodes of the new Wheel of Time TV show. How faithful is the adaptation? Does the show work on its own, for non-readers? Should the crew have stayed up until 2:30 am to record all of this? Check out Inking Out Loud: https://www.iolpodc…
 
#CosmereSpoilers Recorded live at Dragonsteel MiniCon 2021, this episode of The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies was much more free-flowing than others—a Q&A session where audience members presented their own aluminum foil hat theories. There was lots of fun discussion in a room full of Brandon Sanderson superfans! ___ This episode's show …
 
Live From FanX! — Ep. 25 of Intentionally Blank Dan helps fix Brandon’s bad ideas! Vikings versus Cuthulu, no problem! Boy raised by dragons, Dan’s got you covered. Filmed in front of a live audience at the 2021 FanX convention in Salt Lake City. You can join the discussion and vote for your favorite podcast title at r/sanderson: https://www.reddit…
 
In this Episode Shawn and Jack cover Chapters 26, 27 & 28 of Words of Radiance. Adolin helps out a friend on a plateau run, young Shallan Struggles on the family estate, and then she pretends to be a horn eater with Tyn. Recording and Editing by Shawn Q Produced By; The Heroes of Hacathra: Jack, Jay, Phil, Shawn, and Mike. Theme Song by: Jack Forre…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 27-32 in this episode. We discuss The Boys and Fela searching the archives for the schema for the gram, and the first spark in Sim and Fela’s budding relationship. We see Kvothe panic when he thinks his lute was stolen only to find out Denna had taken it so she could get him an extravagant new case. …
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerWriters are illusionists, and worldbuilding requires no small mastery of that particular magic. In this episode we'll explore the creation of believable illusions through the techniques of similarity, specificity, and selective depth.Credits: This episode was recorded by Marsh…
 
Welcome to our coverage of THE WHEEL OF TIME on Amazon Prime! As the episodes of the show release, Ali and Gus will be bringing their experience in the entertainment industry to the table to do an analysis of the adaptational choices made in the process of bringing THE WHEEL OF TIME from the page to the screen. These episodes are broken into three …
 
There's still so many Stormlight topics left to do (and such little time) but it's time to do a deep dive about Jasnah! We delve into her philosophy and a certain lesson, her "lunacy," and what happened with her in Rhythm of War! This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Alyx (Feather), Ian (Weiry), Jessie (Lady Lameness), Evgeni (Argent), and Shannon (Gr…
 
Hello all! We are so happy to be back as it's been a long lay-off. So in our return, we will release two episodes we recorded ages ago discussing book 1 from the Wheel of Time, The Eye of the World! This is important because we are about to watch the premiere and release our reaction episodes. So first! Here is our book-only discussion. Also, we di…
 
We get treated to wide range of points of view this week as we check in with our main cast and a number of ancillary characters we haven't seen in a while. Some pleasant, some less so... Rand, Mat, Moiraine, Lan and the Aiel have departed from Rhuidean and have made their way to Imre Stand. But things are not exactly going to plan. We jump to Tanch…
 
In this week's episode, Demandred gets a job offer; Nynaeve struggles with research; and Faile deals with some very frustrating questions. ~~~ Material covered in this episode: half of the PROLOGUE of LORD OF CHAOS This episode contains SPOILERS through the PROLOGUE of LORD OF CHAOS ~~~ To enter to win a copy of the show tie-in version of THE EYE O…
 
All right, King Killers, we're covering chapter 6 in this episode. We discuss Bridge Four, one of my favorite chapters in this book. Lots of great things talk about from Kaladin's fun time adventure. We also talk about dominating latrine duty, Sadeas throwing pizza parties, and the darker side to Kaladin's leather-faced friend. So sit back and enjo…
 
Brandon and Dan continue a discussion from an earlier episode about music. In today’s episode they take about music they listen to while writing, specific theme songs for their books as well as diving into popular music with regular tangents along the way. You can join the discussion and vote for your favorite podcast title at r/sanderson: https://…
 
In this episode Shawn and Jack cover Chapters 24 and 25 of Words of Radiance. Shallan gets to know Tyn and Bridge Four gets to know how to Ride horses. Recording and Editing by Shawn Q Produced By; The Heroes of Hacathra: Jack, Jay, Phil, Shawn, and Mike. Theme Song by: Jack Forrest Productions Additional Music by: Jason Morin Logo by Trina Macinto…
 
Brooke and Tyler discuss the two versions of The Girl Who Looked Up and its significance to Shallan and the greater Cosmere? #AllSpoilers Chapter 25 - The Girl Who Looked Up Chapter 82 - The Girl Who Stood Up Support this podcast by becoming a Patron on Patreon Original music by David Gruwier. "Radiant" by David Gruwier.…
 
We're done with New Spring! In this week's episode, Lan goes on the run and finds a new home; Ryne completely fails the vibe check; Moiraine overestimates herself; and an ex-Mistress of Novices reveals her true nature. ~~~ Material covered in this episode: Chapters 23-Epilogue of NEW SPRING. This episode contains SPOILERS through THE END of THE FIR…
 
Now that every other blog/podcast/youtube channel has had their say on the movie, Ryan and Craig sit down and talk Dennis Villeneuve's first entry in the new Dune franchise. Does it HAVE to be seen in a theater? Is the story adequately explained for a newb like Craig? Are Ryan and Craig doing enough to keep their bromance alive? How in the actual […
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 24-26 on this episode. We talk about Auri helping Kvothe hide blood in the underthing, his run-in with Sleat, and the fantastic sympathy battle against badass Devi. You’ll also get to hear about the savagery of our middle school, fun times with strippers and drug dealers, and our take on all the Star…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerIn our world, the ostensibly "real" one (simulation theory notwithstanding), stuff is changing all the time. Why, then, do we see so many fantasy worlds whose once-upon-a-times seem timeless?A more important question: how might we, as writers cognizant of the ubiquity of chang…
 
In this week's episode, Lan gets one over on Moiraine, and Moiraine gets about ten thousand over on Lan; our least favorite character makes her debut; and Diryk's just so darn cute, isn't he? ~~~ Material covered in this episode: Chapters 19-22 of NEW SPRING. This episode contains SPOILERS through THE END of THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, and NEW SPRING ERRA…
 
Brandon and Dan start this podcast talking about the travesty that is the removal of Sting from Dune 2021 then discuss the film at large and, for once, stay on topic for the entire episode. 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 everywhere po…
 
#CosmereSpoilers Taln is an absolute unit. You know it. We know it. So let's talk about Taln, his endurance, and some of the implications of a fact that Brandon revealed during an event this past July. Also, be sure to come to our panels or stop by Booth #402 at Dragonsteel MiniCon 2021 and say hi! We'd love to meet you. ___ This episode's show not…
 
In This episode Shawn and Jack cover Chapters 22 & 23 of Words of Radiance. Kaladin spends time with the Kholins during a Highstorm and then investigates an attempt on the kings life. Recording and Editing by Shawn Q Produced By; The Heroes of Hacathra: Jack, Jay, Phil, Shawn, and Mike. Theme Song by: Jack Forrest Productions Additional Music by: J…
 
All right, King Killers, we’re covering chapters 20-23 in this episode. We cover Kvothe’s break in attempt of Ambrose’s room, the aftermath, including getting carried like a baby to the medica for heat exhaustion, and the realization that someone has started to preform malfeasance against him. We also talk a lot about the oft overlooked roofing ind…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard TaylerLet's follow up on character biases with an exploration of moral frame. When we say someone is "morally gray" or "morally ambiguous," what we're really talking about is the way they fit into the moral frame defined by society. In this episode we talk about that frame, and how …
 
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