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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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Aug 31, 2018

Intro - Phil waxes poetic about America's favorite cartoon cat.

Content (10:41) - Discussion of Chapters 8 and 9 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Aug 24, 2018

Intro - Phil gets Metz to describe Absurdism in theatre.

Content (13:10) - Discussion of Chapters 6 and 7 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Aug 17, 2018

Intro - Metz asks Phil about his deepest life philosophy.

Content (11:58) - Discussion of Chapters 4 and 5 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Aug 10, 2018

Intro - Phil asks Metz about a huge name in Speculative Fiction

Content (12:21) - Discussion of Chapters 2 and 3 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Aug 3, 2018

Intro - Metz challenges Phil to explain why he hates free verse poetry.

Content (13:40) - Discussion of Chapter 1 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.