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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. We expect to complete our discussion of it and the entire New Sun series in early July.

After we complete New Sun, we'll read the following books and short stories in the order below:

After all of these, we'll start our page-by-page readthrough of Wolfe's The Book of the Long Sun. 

For short stories and non-Wolfe titles, out discussions will be holistic and may include spoilers.


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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Oct 27, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss the signature dishes they're known for cooking at home.

Content - Discussion of Chapter 6 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 20, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz for advice on his singing.

Content - Discussion of chapters 4 and 5 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 13, 2017

Intro - Metz asks Phil about the experience of going on a cruise.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 2 and 3 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 6, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz to describe his ideal adaptation of The Shadow of the Torturer.

Content - Introduction to our approach and discussion of Chapter 1 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.