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His Dark Materials, Golden Compass, Ch 16-17: The Fields of Evil

It is an emotional episode this week as we walk with Lyra down the cold, steel mile at Bolvangar. Cry with us, laugh with us, BE EXTRA with us. Also, we have a new segment! We’ll start off with a sorting (this time Lee Scoresby) (00:02:13), followed by our breakdown of chapters 16-17 (00:07:56). Then we’ll give our overall impressions of the chapters (01:31:04), our Alethiometer reading (01:34:23), this week’s HDM Mixtape (01:38:37), and Extra Award (01:48:26).

What form does your daemon take? Tell us by twitter (@extraneouspod) or IG (@extraneous.pod), or better yet send us a voicemail at extraneouspod@gmail.com and we can play it on the show!

Remember to rate/review/etc! Also make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape!

Hosts: Melissa Anelli and Will Redden // Produced by Melissa Anelli and Adam Molina // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

Supernatural Season 5: We’re Quality Trash

We made it to the end! Well, at least the original intended end of Supernatural. This season is SO much y’all – we meet Jody and Crowley and Lucifer; we travel to the past AND the future, and that’s only the beginning. Can you collect the four Horsemen rings needed to unlock this episode? Just kidding. This is a podcast, not the Cage. No rings required.

Check out our always updated playlist on Spotify, now updated for season five, here: [Extraneous] Supernatural Our Favorite Songs

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass Ch 13-15: Fancy Goose Ex Machina

His Dark Materials gets darker, thornier, and even harder to tackle, but Melissa and Will are going to take you through it! In these chapters, we get to the Fields of Evil, Bolvangar itself. Chilling. After our intro, join us to discuss Ch 13 (00:01:33), Ch 14 (00:35:16), and Ch 15 (00:54:04), then some overall impressions (01:09:17), our Alethiometer readings (01:16:38), the HDM Mixtape (01:20:51), the Extra Award (01:29:13), and our wrap-up (01:32:19). PLUS we have a question for you this week and will every week from now on:

Who is your favorite HDM character? Tell us on Twitter or Instagram, or better yet send us a voicemail at extraneouspod@gmail.com and we can play it on the show!

Remember to rate/review/etc! Also make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape!

Hosts: Melissa Anelli and Will Redden // Produced by Melissa Anelli and Adam Molina // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

Supernatural Season 4: “I’m AWESOME!”

Taekia and Leah went hard on this one, but hey this is Extraneous and we’re talking season 4 of Supernatural, what did you expect? Dean’s self-loathing, Sam’s addiction, Cas, Ruby, and SO MUCH MORE are waiting for you, so go ahead and get downloading! Spoiler alert: we’re all the Monsters at the End of This Book.

Check out our always updated playlist on Spotify, now updated for season four, here: [Extraneous] Supernatural Our Favorite Songs

Also here’s a link to the PaleyFest clip that Leah mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmDJ7DqJWTk

EXTRA Extraneous: His Dark Materials: Emergency SDCC Pod

Will and Melissa break down the new His Dark Materials trailer: what’s in it, what’s not, and what the actors, writer, and producer said at San Diego Comic Con! Join us as we FREAK OUT with this raw, unedited, instant reaction pod. Let us know what you thought by getting us at @extraneouspod on Twitter and @extraneous.pod on IG!

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass Ch 10-12: You’re Not From Texas

The Fancy Goose of Exposition appears in this episode to help us grasp the wonderings and the musings of Lyra, John Faa, and the Gyptians as they travel north. And we welcome, with great fanfare, the consequential characters of Iorek Byrnison and Lee Scoresby. Travel with us through the chapter 10 (00:01:19), chapter 11 (00:36:51), and chapter 12 (01:03:30); then hear some overall thoughts about what we learned (01:11:29), followed by our Alethiometer readings (01:15:53), the Mixtape (01:19:48), and the Extra Award (01:26:23). It’s a crazy week and we are JUST getting going with this! Join us!

Audiobook clips from the Golden Compass Audiobook, (c) Penguin Random House
Make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape!

Supernatural Season 3: Ice in the Eggnog

Taekia and Leah are back to dig into season three of Supernatural: the shortest season of the series, but definitely not of this podcast. Press play now if you’d like to order a Pig in a Poke.

Check out our always updated playlist on Spotify, now updated for season three, here: [Extraneous] Supernatural Our Favorite Songs

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass Ch. 6-9: Gyptians Assemble

We are back and fishing up part one of book one of the His Dark Materials series! Phew! In this episode, we meet the Gyptians, we explore the Great Taboo, we get five more amazing additions to our playlist…and Lyra starts to read the Alethiometer. Also, who gets the Extra award? This one might surprise you. Times:

 

0:00: Intro
0:01: Chapters 6-9, summary/characters/themes/ideas
0:50:35: Daemonology
1:01:17: Worldbuilding details: The North and more
1:06:07: The Alethiometer
1:08:34: His Dark Materials, The Playlist
1:18:15: The Extra Award
1:20:35: Wrap-up

Supernatural Season 2: “hE SAID i migHT HAve to KIll yOU samMY”

Welcome to season 2, SPNfamily! Meet us at the Roadhouse, Supernatural’s favorite watering hole… until it burns down.  A new parade of hunters and psychic kids shake up Sam and Dean’s demon-hunting rhythm. The paranormal takes over as the boys try to save each other with hellish deals. And remember a certain special guest star from This Is Us?  We will also crown the most EXTRA of the season. Next week, we’ll be talking about season three, where angels still don’t exist. 

Check out our always updated playlist on Spotify, now updated for season two, here: [Extraneous] Supernatural Our Favorite Songs

His Dark Materials: Golden Compass Ch 1-5

Extraneous: His Dark Materials is here! Meet Melissa and Will, and delve into the beautiful story written by Philip Pullman.

0:00 — 6:12: Intro, history of the book series
6:12 — 11:28: The Epigraph, Paradise Lost, What It All Means
11:28 — 42:33: Chapter Review (1-5, Golden Compass/Northern Lights)
42:30 — 1:00: Portrait Gallery: Who we met in these chapters and the impact they made
1:00 — 1:08: Daemonology
1:08 — 1:13: Universe Building: The concepts and artifacts Pullman introduces
1:13 — 1:15: The Alethiometer! This episode’s chapters, summarized by alethiometer symbols
1:15 — 1:22: His Dark Materials, The Playlist: Will chooses five songs that summarize this episode’s reading/characters/themes
1:22 — 1:25: The Extra Award: Who was the most extra in this set of chapters?
1:25: Wrap-up!

Produced by Melissa Anelli @ Mischief Media 2019. Episode art by Alexandra Stefanel.