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We take a break from civilized life and get our barbarian groove on with a discussion of Robert E. Howard’s character Conan, focusing on the 1936 serialized novel The Hour of the Dragon. Topics include the wide-ranging influence of these stories, reprehensible anthropological themes within them, the enduring appeal of the character, approaches to world-building, and Hobbes’ Leviathan.

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Incidental tunes:

“Oppressive Gloom”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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What does heaven look like? We find out by reading Steven Brust’s novel To Reign in Hell (1984).

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Japan makes lots of cartoons, so our planned cartoon episode ended up being all about anime junk: Kill la Kill, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The Vision of Escaflowne, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

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I already did my year-end blog post, but my usual podcast hosts haven’t, so here’s the podcast edition! We talk about all the movies, books, television shows, comics, anime and art gallery shows we enjoyed this year.

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Over on the Iatropexy Podcast.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry is the one book on elementary/high school reading lists that Canadians our age remember fondly. Why is this, and why is the cover so darn memorable?

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Episode 26: Get Urras back to Anarres (Discussion of The Dispossessed)

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The internet has provided ways for artists to skirt around traditional channels to get their work out to the public; web series are one of the more ambitious examples. We chat about our favourite web series and the idiosyncrasies of the medium.

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Episode 8: Eeee!

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Web series mentioned:

The Guild
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Welcome to Sanditon
Emma Approved
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Nothing Much to Do
Lovely Little Losers
The March Family Letters
Frankenstein M.D.
Job Hunters
LARPs
Humans and Households
Enter the Dojo
RWBY

 

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