Amanda’s childhood dreams come true as we’re joined by award-winning author Garth Nix. We learn how Nix creates magical worlds, hear his top tips on writing, throw some shade at Tolkein, and chat about his new novel Angel Mage. Remember: The answers are within us.Read More
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We’re getting meta in this episode, featuring Internet Linguist, Gretchen McCulloch. We talk about the ways names are important not only in mythology and folklore, but in our own lives and online as well. Also featuring the Amanda Sins Podcast, a podcast within a podcast, so many throwbacks to the 90s, and what kind of kids did the Bloody Mary thing at sleepovers.Read More
We thought we knew all about Tolkien and Middle Earth. We were WRONG. Guest Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing Podcast) schools us on the creation of the world, the Silmarillion, and all its intricacies. We talk about how eagles are apparently better than wolves, the goddess of empathy and sorrow, the reason music is so legit, silver fox elves, and sooooooo much more. Seriously, this is a buckwild episode.Read More
We are joined by the amazing Vanessa Zoltan of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text to talk about personal mythos, secular sacred reading, and of course, wives in attics. Enter Spoiler Alert Central with us as we dive into the nitty gritty of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, learn why a short engagement is ALWAYS a red flag, hear about the weirdest scene in all of literature, and tell you why beeswax and white vinegar are all you need to clean your mansion.Read More