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Alzabo Soup is a podcast where we (Phil and Metz) do deep readings of high quality speculative fiction.  We update every week on Fridays.

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The Urth of the New Sun is in progress now as we look forward into Severian's life after becoming Autarch. Here's what you need to know:

  • We will read 1-2 chapters per episode (so 1-2 chapters per week).

  • We will be doing a "minimal spoilers" reading of the book (you can't guarantee no spoilers with an author like Wolfe), so it should be pretty safe to read along your first time with us.


Please Note: This podcast is intended to be listened to in chronological order by title.  Please pick the title you'd like to listen to from "categories" start with the oldest episode of your title first!

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Dec 27, 2019

Intro - Metz tells a tale of tragedy from his summer vacation.

Content (10:54) - Discussion of Chapter 28 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Dec 20, 2019

Intro - Phil talks to Metz about Hocus Pocus.

Content (10:32) - Discussion of Chapter 27 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Dec 13, 2019

Intro - Metz and Phil talk about the release of Disney+ but it airs over a month after the service launches.

Content (8:03) - Discussion of Chapter 26 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Dec 6, 2019

Intro - Metz introduces Phil to the horrendous world of leadership writing.

Content (10:26) - Discussion of Chapter 25 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.