His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife Ch 2: A Cliff Ghast Is An Enemy Always

Since The Subtle Knife continues with a truly insane amount of plot, Melissa and Will have decided to take their time and split chapter two into two episodes. We’ll be doing quicker plot discussions and then getting into themes. We also have alethiometer readings, the Extra award, and a brand new mixtape for your listening pleasure. Dive into this amazing book with us!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife Ch 1: Back to the Good Stuff

We’re jumping into The Subtle Knife this week, and we couldn’t be happier. The first chapter is jam-packed so we go through the strange new world we’re thrown into piece by piece (00:02:39). A LOT happens. Then, we get into the Extra Award (00:43:06) and our alethiometer readings (00:45:42). We can’t wait to see where Lyra and Will go from here!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials: Cool Older Sister (w/ Joanna Robinson)

This week, we welcome podcast icon Joanna Robinson onto the podcast! We talk about how she came to the original book series, what she felt out the His Dark Materials tv show, and where we would want to see this show go in the future.

Our recap of the whole season of the show is coming soon. Then, in a couple of weeks, we’ll start our recaps of The Subtle Knife, so get reading if you want to follow along with us!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

 

 

His Dark Materials, S1 E8: To the End

With the first season of His Dark Materials over, we talk through the good, the bad, and the weird throughout this episode. Since it’s the end of the season, we also go over the best and worst bits of the season as a whole. Let us know your thoughts about the season as a whole!

In a few weeks, we’ll start our recaps of The Subtle Knife, so get reading if you want to follow along with us!

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials S1 E7: The Bear Place

We finally get to the fight between Iofur and Iorek, and we’re wondering why it was so underwhelming. There are some big revelations in this episode, but the mishandling of some key plot points is worrying. Join us to discuss season 1, episode 7 of His Dark Materials: The Fight to the Death.

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

In this show: we go over every detail of the episode with our Dust Bears and Dust Bunnies. We also give out an Extra Award, perform our alethiometer readings!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials, S1 E5: Lost Daemons

WE HAVE SOME CONCERNS. We still love this show but are very concerned at the portrayals of daemon on the show and how it will play out. Episode five of the His Dark Materials series brings us to some real questions about how to best portray this amazing series on screen. Also: We meet Will!

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

In this show: we go over every detail of the episode with our Dust Bears and Dust Bunnies. We also give out an Extra Award, perform our alethiometer readings, and add three more songs to the mixtape! Melissa brought a banger AGAIN. That’s twice in a rowl

This episode is sponsored by Tavour! ALSO! Have some merch!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials: S1 E3: Gyptians! Gyptians! Gyptians!

Extraneous is here to walk you through episode three of the His Dark Materials series! We spend most of this episode with the Gyptians. It’s emotional. There are emotions. EMOTIONS ARE HIGH!

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

In this episode: we go over every  detail of the episode with our Dust Bears and Dust Bunnies. We also dig into daemonology, give out an Extra Award, perform our alethiometer readings, and add two more songs to the mixtape!

This episode is sponsored by our friends Tab for a Cause! ALSO! Have some merch!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials, S1 E2: Roaming Charges (get it?)

It’s episode two, and Lord Boreal has some questions about his roaming service.

 

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers (00:53:38) so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

In this episode: we go over every – last – significant – detail of the episode (00:04:28), daemonology is back (00:40:18), we give out an Extra Award (00:45:54), our alethiometer reading (00:47:43) and we have two more songs for the Mixtape (00:50:23)! We also introduce DUST BEARS and DUST BUNNIES (00:43:33).

This episode is sponsored by our friends at SFF Yeah! ALSO! Have some merch!

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials S1 E1: EVERYONE IS SPECIAL!!!!!!

We’re here with our FIRST EPISODE RECAP of the first season of His Dark Materials and Lord Asriel really wants you to know that EVERYONE – IS – SPECIAL! And so do we.

This episode IS SPOILER SAFE. We will let you know before we go into spoilers (near the end) so you can turn it off. If you are only watching the series, you’re fine to listen.

In this episode: we go over every – last – significant – detail of the episode, we give out an Extra Award, and we have two more songs for the Mixtape (timecodes coming).

ALSO! Have some merch! This week, our alethiometer readings will be on our Instagram, because this episode is giant.

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass Movie Was So Bad We Started Drinking

No need to delay: we watched The Golden Compass (2007) and have to tell everyone it’s worse than we remember (00:00:28). If you haven’t seen this particular movie, we spoil the changed ending (00:24:22). Hear our frustration, be with us as we work through our horror, and be there as we turn to alcohol to cope.

And next week we finally get to talk about the His Dark Materials television show (00:26:02)! Lastly, we give a brief reminder of our spoiler policy for the episode recaps (00:26:34).

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Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden