Episode 106: Fairies with @stephanieburgis

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In this episode, we discuss fairies with author friend and known fairy aficionado Stephanie Burgis! Including some discussion of what we define as a member of the fey, how to get rid of an earworm, and all the things you should be reading and watching.

Stephanie’s website:
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Thornbound
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
The Girl with the Dragon Heart
The Princess Who Flew With Dragons

Links
The Queen of Spells by Dahlov Ipcar
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (also her short stories)
Mirror Magic by Claire Fayers
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Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book by Terry Jones
Fairy Tale: A True Story
Wikipedia: Cottingley Fairies
Red Fairy Book (et al) by Andrew Lang
Lost Girl
The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Veronica by Nicholas Christopher
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan
Secret of Roan Inish

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A group of goblins in the Labyrinth asking “did she say it???”

Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Legend
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A tried and true motto, just ask Fox Mulder

Strange Magic

 

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A 1989 photo of one of your hosts as Mustardseed

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
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The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
October Daye books by Seanan McGuire
Horny Fairy ™ books by Sarah J. Maas
Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobooks!)
Merry Gentry series Laurell K. Hamilton
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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Loreena McKennitt
Enya
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (by way of Pentatonix)
Tinker Bell movies
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
When Good Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath #7)
The Secret of Kells
Pan’s Labyrinth
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Borderline by Mishell Baker
The Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Kresley Cole
Shona Husk
Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Books of Faerie)
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Marie Brennan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Goblin Market” by Christina Rosetti
Shadowmancer by Devin Harnois (Paladin Charm book 1)
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 

 

Musical Obsessions
Stephanie: “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
Anna: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst
Alene: “Stayin’ Alive” by Lizzo

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Obsessions
Stephanie: Platinum Plaisir fountain pens
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Anna: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (@MissLiberty’s thread)
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Alene: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

 

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Episode 103: Romantic Comedies Part I

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In this episode, we review and comment on a ratings-based Rotten Tomatoes list of the 150 best romantic comedies of all time! Tune in for many opinions about romance, comedy, and the intersection of the two in film.

Links

Two Bossy Dames on romantic comedies
The 150 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time, according to Rotten Tomatoes
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
The Toast: Ways In Which I Believe My Life Will Resemble A Nancy Meyers Film Now That I Am A Homeowner

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The Sure Thing (1985)

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Woman of the Year (1942)

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey; “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves
Alene: “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile, “Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Call the Shots” by Leslie Grace from Miss Bala

Obsessions
Anna: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke (May 2019)
Alene: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs

Episode 58: Dragon Talk with @stephanieburgis

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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?

Links
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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
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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
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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
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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
Beowulf
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)
Shrek
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The Neverending Story
Pete’s Dragon
Peter and the Wolf (no dragons)
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Dragonslayer
Harry Potter
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Mulan
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Game of Thrones
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Wales
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)

Obsessions
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