Podside Picnic

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Aaron and Carlee of Hit Factory podcast return to talk about Street Fighter (1994). What's up with the World Warriors? Why is it so important to have a food court that will bring all the best franchises? How is M. Bison's HR Team so damn good a
Kurt and Chris return to discuss the short fiction story, Cup and Table by Tim Pratt. Read the story first, since we spoil it! Read Cup and Table: https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/cup-and-table/ Check out Parents Just Don't Understa
Welcome to Podside Radio. You spoke, and we listened! Kurt and Chris from Parents Just Don't Understand podcast return to talk about some of the Science Fiction and Fantasy concept albums suggested to us. Enjoy! Listen to Podside Radio's Play
Narration of "How Juan Bobo Got to los Nueba Yores", part of the Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology from Ohio State University Press. Order Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/97808142579
Pete drops in to talk about cult classic, Highlander (1986). We talk about The Quickening, and how it works is mainly the Rule of Cool, and how Sean Connery prepared for his Spanish accent.
Tiffany Meuret returns to discuss one of the most awards-nominated stories of 2012, The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu. We chat about how this rather short story manages to have a lot to say about colonization and imperiali
Kurt and Chris of Parents Just Don't Understand podcast return to talk about the 1985 fantasy film, Ladyhawke. We chat a bit about the romance elements in the film, how Phillipe the Mouse's struggles with his faith make the film, and agree that
Karlo and The Podhand's Mattie Lewis discuss two of Angela Carter's retellings of Beauty and the Beast, "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and the much darker and sexier, "The Tiger's Bride" Check Out Mattie's writing: https://www.fairytalemagazine.
Abby and Emma return to talk about Satoshi Kon's 1997 thriller Perfect Blue. Come for the anime, stay for the parasocial relationship gone horribly wrong! Check out Emma's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hyenasandgin
Karlo chats with Lincoln Michel about his upcoming novel, The Body Scout. We talk a bit about cyberpunk and punk-punk as an influence on this future noir as well as the challenges of writing a science fiction novel. Pre-order The Body Scout (
Pete and Karlo revisit Book 2 in the Imperial Radch series, Ancillary Sword. Why the second book and not the first? Hint: it rhymes with "shrimperialism"
Pete chats with Ben H. Winters about his newest novel, The Quiet Boy in a wide-ranging discussion.
JT Greathouse returns to chat with Karlo about the quest of ye olde King Arthur's fail-nephew, Garwin. Spoiler alert: plot is overrated; only vibes are allowed Check out Jeremy's book: https://www.amazon.com/Hand-Sun-King-Book-Pattern-ebook/dp
What's best in life? Can we squeeze "listening to Pete, Karlo and Emma Bowers talk Conan" between "Crush your enemies" and "hear the lamentations of their women?" Watch Emma's great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFn7yKbylNY
Karlo and Pete try to talk about Le Guin's book about dreaming reality into being, but learn the hard way that the Dao that can be told isn't the true Dao, and instead end up talking about ten thousand (other) things.
Trevor and Kurt come back to talk up the charm of Lord of the Rings Online. Leave it to Podside to imitate Tolkien with extra Lord of the Rings material. . .
It's the Return of the Connor as he joins Karlo to discuss the final book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We hope you enjoy how much dumb jock energy Eomer brings to the book as much as we do!
Karlo's joined by Aaron and Carlee of Hit Factory Podcast to talk about Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. We discuss when the film was released in theaters, and if in reshoots it resorts to the dreary allegory Tolkien himself disliked.
Karlo, Kurt and Connor discuss their re-read of The Two Towers. They concentrate on many of the characters and parts of the story that weren't adapted into the films (hint: it's time for some wizard shit at Isengard!)
Karlo is joined by Aaron from The Hit Factory to talk about the second Lord of the Rings films. We discuss the many moving parts of the film and Peter Jackson's weird fixations regarding orcs, but sadly never figure out which two towers the mov
Karlo, Kurt and Connor discuss their re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring. They concentrate on many of the characters and parts of the story that weren't adapted into the films (hint: it's Bombadillo time!)
Pete and Karlo are joined by Aaron and Carlee of The Hit Factory Podcast to talk about Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. We discuss the staying power of the film, but stay tuned for which other directors would be the best (or worst) fo
Podside interrupts our previously programmed Lord of the Rings Month to wrap up Seth Dickinson's decidedly NOT Tolkienesque, The Traitor Baru Cormorant.
Kurt and Chris from Parents Just Don't Understand Podcast return to talk about the parts of The Hobbit that didn't make it into the Rankin Bass animated film. Enjoy going there and back again with us!
What's it gots in its pocketses? Pete and Karlo are joined by Kurt and Chris of Parents Just Don't Understand Podcast to try to answer this very question. We risk it all and go down, down, to Goblin Town to get to the bottom of this mystery!
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