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Intro Music by Fretts!

Our intro and our outro music is Your Government Loves You and Wants You to be Happy, by Fretts! If you love it as much as we do, you can find more beautiful music at fretts.bandcamp.com!

Positionality, Intersectionality, And Fiction.

What We’re Drinking:

Otra Vez! It’s a sour beer (a gose-style ale) from Sierra Nevada! It’s one of the first “mainstream” sour beers I’ve encountered. It’s funny; you know you’re in a beer town when you can buy […]

Sometimes The Unexpected Happens…

What We’re Drinking:

Henry’s Hard Soda: Ginger ale. It wasn’t great. It tasted like sugar water with a little lemon juice in it. It didn’t have enough alcohol in it to justify it being terrible. I wouldn’t buy this […]

Quickies: The Mystique of the Short Story.

What We’re Drinking:

St. Clement Vintner’s Merlot! Ooh, Classy. Normally Merlots aren’t my favorite, I tend toward drier wines. But this wasn’t awful. Nice mouthfeel, fresh cherries.

What We’re Saying:

Tina is with us again!

I’m not great at […]

Outside The Lines; or Outlining for Pantsers!

The outline for Allie’s 2015 NaNoWriMo novel, taped to her apartment door.

What We’re Drinking:

Crispin Natural Hard Pear Cider! I actually normally don’t like ciders because they’re often too sweet, but that’s been turning around since the […]

Voice in Writing.

What We’re Drinking:

Kulshan Red Ale. Kulshan is a local brewery that makes some very lovely beer. Today we’re drinking their red ale, which is one of my preferred beers of theirs. It tends to be heavier on the […]

Hugo Awards Minicast!

Hey, gang, we’re here with another minicast.

We usually put these things out when there’s something going on that we don’t want to wait on our release schedule to talk about. This is one of those times.

The Sad […]

He Said, She Said: The Art of Writing Dialogue.

James thinks dialogue is one of my strengths as a writer. I have no accurate understanding of my abilities because impostor syndrome, so we’ll just go with it. […]

What We Hate About Science Fiction/Fantasy, Part 2!

Content warning! This episode includes frank discussion about rape in science fiction and fantasy, in both books and television/film.

What We’re Drinking:

Bernard Griffith Syrah Port, 2012. It was waaaay too sweet for both of us.

What We’re Saying:

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What We Hate About Science Fiction/Fantasy!

What We’re Drinking:

Bacardi Gold. A pretty standard gold rum that people use to get drunk. I didn’t find it to have as much character as my personal favorite rum.

What We’re Saying:

Please tell us what we should […]

JK Rowling Minicast.

Hey, loyal listeners.

We wanted to get a minicast out regarding the new JK Rowling material that’s being released about the wizarding world in the Americas.

Here’s the trailer.

It’s disappointing to witness Rowling’s silence on the matter of how native cultures appear to be portrayed in her Magic in the Americas materials.