the golden compass

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: 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).

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 out Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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

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

His Dark Materials, Golden Compass: Grand Master Jerry (with Frak!)

First and foremost, a call from Iorek Byrnison (00:00:15)! In this exclusive first interview, we dig into  his feelings about Lyra, diplomacy in Svalbard, and what it’s like to be the star of an upcoming TV show. After that, it’s time to dig into the upcoming BBC/HBO series and how we’re preparing (00:03:56). We have a new way of approaching spoilers with the TV show as well (00:07:30). We have an interview with His Dark Materials superfan and PotterCaster Frankie Franco, III on the show (00:09:10). Next, we ask Frankie to dig into the theme of authoritarianism as it relates to The Golden Compass (00:22:21). Frankie nominates a character for the Extra Hall of Fame and gives us an alethiometer reading (00:44:54). And finally, we have listener questions to dig into (00:46:47).

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 out Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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