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The Subtle Knife Ch 4: Solving the Universe NBD

FIRST: We hope you’re all safe!

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We always say it’s a short and simple chapter, and then we start digging in and so much more appears to us! These books are just so good. We start with a discussion of the major plot developments and themes (00:04:26), alethiometer readings (01:00:57), the Extra award (01:03:58), and add to the Subtle Knife mixtape (01:05:32).

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

The Subtle Knife Ch 2/3: Ruta MF’ing Skadi

This week: Melissa and WIll finish chapter 2 and delve into all of chapter 3 of The Subtle Knife! (Have you not read these books? Read these books! Because we do spoilers.) After our main discussion, we bring you alethiometer readings (00:52:03), the Extra award (00:55:30), and a couple of songs for the new Subtle Knife mixtape (00:57:24), which is different than the Golden Compass one, so make sure you check it out!

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Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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

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

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!

Have some merch!

Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

Remember to rate/review/etc! Also make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape! Catch up before we start the new one next week.

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!

Have some merch!

Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Follow Joanna on Twitter to keep up with all of her podcasts! Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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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.

Send us an email or a voice message with your theories about the TV show: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass: Mailbag Edition!

We are celebrating the end of rereading The Golden Compass by answering a collection of emails! Please do send us more: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join out Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass, Ch 20: Let Iorek Be Iorek

It’s THUNDERDOME and we are in it with Iorek and Iofur. In our Sorting (00:06:00) we decide where to place the Usurper Bear King, Iofur Raknison; then it’s every last detail of Mortal Combat, Ch 20 (00:10:41), followed by our alethiometer readings (00:53:00), the Mixtape (00:56:12), and our Extra Award (01:00:27). Just one chapter this week as we get ready for Dumbledo- we mean, Asriel, to arrive next time.

Remember, we still want to know what form your daemon takes! 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!

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

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass, Ch 18-19: We Stan a Goop Queen

BEARS! We are in Svalbard and there are a lot of bears about, none of which stands as tall as Lyra.

We get started with our sorting segment, and our consideration this week goes to Serafina Pekkala (00:01:58). Next, we move on to our breakdown of chapters 18-19 (00:06:29, 00:50:54). Then, we have our overall impressions of these chapters (01:26:01), our Alethiometer reading (01:28:53), this week’s HDM Mixtape (01:34:17), and Extra Award (01:39:53).

Get at us with your feelings about the Bears! 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!

Produced by Melissa Anelli // assoc. producer Madison Ray // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House