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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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We have begun 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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Jun 26, 2020

Intro - Phil asks Metz about his experience with a peculiar legal mind.

Content (9:51) - Part 1 of Severian's Journey, where we trace the hero's path through The Shadow of the Torturer and the Claw of the Conciliator.

Jun 19, 2020

Intro - Phil and Metz try to predict the future of media as a result of the coronavirus.

Content (9:57) - General Discussion of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Jun 12, 2020

Intro - Phil and Metz discuss their favorite candies.

Content (10:38) - Discussion of Chapter 51 and the Appendix of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Jun 5, 2020

Intro - Metz asks Phil to explain the popularity of Animal Crossing.

Content (7:06) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 50 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.