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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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Feb 22, 2019

Intro - Phil and Metz talk about their favorite numbers.

Content (6:24) - Discussion of Chapters 13 and 14 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


Feb 15, 2019

Intro - Phil questions one of Metz's post-holiday shopping endavours.

Content (9:08) - Discussion of Chapters 11 and 12 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


Feb 8, 2019

Intro - Phil forces Metz to make a New Year's resolution.

Content (7:16) - Discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


Feb 1, 2019

Intro - Metz makes Phil explain one of his unique family traditions at Christmas.

Content (7:14) - Discussion of Chapters 7 and 8 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.