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Hugo, Girl!

Sep 7, 2022

This month we watched and discussed the beloved camp classic, Jupiter Ascending. What makes a good movie, anyway? If it has great costumes, sweeping spacescapes, and Eddie Redmayne alternately whispering and screaming, isn’t that enough to be good? Plot, dialogue, and acting are overrated, honestly.

DM: Haley


Aug 3, 2022

This month we discussed Jo Walton's debatably fantastical novel Among Others, winner of the Hugo for best novel in 2012. 

Your DM for this episode is Amy!

CW/TW: CSA, child death

Episode transcripts are available within a few days after the audio.

Music by Eon

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Jul 24, 2022

Last month, we had the pleasure of appearing on City Lights, our local NPR station's arts and culture show, for an interview with senior producer Kim Drobes. We discussed the Hugo Awards, common issues in science fiction, and our favorite podcast segments. 

AND THEN...the text version of our interview got scraped,...

Jul 6, 2022

This month we read and watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film won the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1969. The poor book won no awards.

This sprawling classic prompted many College Thoughts. Will we find the meaning of life? Probably not. Also, please enjoy a cameo from Haley's mom!

DM: Lori

Episode transcripts...

Jun 1, 2022

At long last, we discussed our oft-referenced favorite tale of Terror (and Erebus), Dan Simmons' 2007 novel The Terror, a fictionalized and dubiously supernatural account of the Franklin Expedition. Is it Peak Dan Simmons? Yes, it is! Is it as good the second time? No, it isn't! Did we still LOVE discussing it so much...