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Previous Episodes

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,...

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11 Things from the HDM Trailer that are Different Than the Books

WE FINALLY GOT A FULL TRAILER for His Dark Materials coming this fall on HBO and they absolutely nail so much of what we love most about the series. We’ll get into...

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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!...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Who Are We?

Melissa Anelli

Host: His Dark Materials

Melissa Anelli is the CEO of Mischief Management and Mischief Media, which produces LeakyCon, BroadwayCon, Con of Thrones, and all these amazing podcasts. In 2008 she published the New York Times bestselling Harry, A History, a chronicle of the Harry Potter phenomenon, featuring a foreword from J.K. Rowling. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with Will and their dog George; more at melissaanelli.com.

Taekia Blackwell

Host: Supernatural

Taekia Blackwell is a lifelong fan. Her first love was the MCU, before MCU was even a thing. She started watching Supernatural because of Tumblr and never looked back. Taekia is the COO of Mischief Management and the President of the Board of Directors for the Harry Potter Alliance. She is a proud Ravenclaw and NYC resident, and is always willing to talk television, film, and fandom with anyone who will listen.

Leah Cornish

Host: Supernatural

Leah Cornish is a big, big nerd. As a huge fan of podcasts and Supernatural, Extraneous is basically a dream come true. In her free time, you can find her in New York City searching desperately for a group of nerds to play DnD with. Leah is the Content Development Director for Mischief Management, so you can blame her for all the new content coming your way.

Will Redden

Host: His Dark Materials

Will Redden is a Ravenclaw who is psyched that Mischief Management is letting him sit with them. He is passionate about stories and how we tell them, and is excited to dive into His Dark Materials. Will lives in Brooklyn with Melissa and their pasta pup, George.

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