Episode 101: Robins Hood


In this episode, we tackle Anna’s lifelong obsession, Robin Hood, in all his (her? its? their?) incarnations and formats. Thwip!

A Beginner’s Guide to Robin Hood
Shire Reeve
Robin Hood (2018)
Robin Hood (1973) (soft butch culture)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)


This pornstache and soul patch deserve above the title billing

Robin Hood (1991)
Robin Hood (2010)
Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire by Howard Pyle
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-1959)
Robin Hood (2006-2009)
Merry Men by Robert Rodi, illustrated by Jackie Lewis and Marissa Louise

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Anna Hood

Princess of Thieves (2001)
The Sherwood Game by Esther Friesner
Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon
Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
Muppet Robin Hood
Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky
Lady of the Forest, Lady of Sherwood by Jennifer Roberson

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Anna Scarlet

Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk (2019)
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (2019)
League of Archers by Eva Howard
Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales
Robyn Hood: Riot Girls
Green Arrow
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
Robin Hood: The Magna Carta
BBC History: Robin Hood and his Historical Context


Our Cast
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Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Postcard” by Jukebox the Ghost; “Divine Hammer” by The Breeders; “All Night” by Walk the Moon
Alene: “Let’s Generalize About Men” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Anna: Robin Hood (duh)
Alene: depression

Episode 58: Dragon Talk with @stephanieburgis


Dragons, dragons, dragons! In this episode, we talk about dragon books, movies, television, games, and more with author Stephanie Burgis, including her book The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart! And a short discussion of . . . Jurassic Park?

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (audiobooks narrated by David Tennant)
Dungeons & Dragons
Dragons of Autumn Twilight/Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
The Crystal Shard by R. A. Salvatore/Forgotten Realms series
You Slay Me/ Aisling Grey series by Katie MacAlister
Dragon Bound/Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Hero and the Crown
 and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Cartoon sidebar: Jem and the HologramsThundercatsThe Powerpuff GirlsHe-Man (episode 85: The Rainbow Warrior)

Dealing With Dragons/Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede
A Natural History of Dragons/The Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Dragon’s Fat Cat/Dragon Tales by Dav Pilkey
Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
His Majesty’s Dragon/Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (audiobooks narrated by Simon Vance)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The Dragon Lords: Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins
Anne McCaffrey
David Eddings (Episode 36)
The Neverending Story
Pete’s Dragon
Peter and the Wolf (no dragons)
Harry Potter
Game of Thrones
The Flight of Dragons
Ender Dragon in Minecraft
The Lego Batman Movie
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Jurassic Park
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire
Elvenbane by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton
Talon by Julie Kagawa
The Dragonbone Chair/Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams
Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
Dragon Actually/Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken (Shelly Laurenston)

Musical Obsessions
Stephanie: “Franklin Shepard Inc.” from Merrily We Roll Along (documentary film The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, Tim FederleBetter Nate Than Ever)
Alene: “Causing a Commotion” by Madonna
Anna: “Into the Groove” by Madonna (Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs Episode 36)

Anna: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, Serving Victoria by Kate Hubbard (My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley)
Alene: 40 Bags in 40 Days
Stephanie: One Day At A Time