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SPLANCHNICS: The Society for the Preservation of Literature, the Arts, Numinosity, Culture, Humor, Nerdiness, Inspiration, Creativity & Storytelling

We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

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S2:E5- Tolkien Time 2021 (Shiny Rocks and the Hands of a Healer)

We've both been reading Tolkien recently! It's a different experience every time, so we decided to share what stood out to us. Hannah dissects the theme of power and corruption throughout the legendarium, from Feanor to Frodo. Clare shares her favorite passages from the Lord of the Rings about how beauty brings healing to the hardened heart.


19 Apr 2021

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S2:E4- Are Artists and Actors Nothing More Than Liars?

Clare and Hannah talk about the importance of art and creativity in our world.


2 Apr 2021

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S2: E3- Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray

My dear chap, it is never a bad time to talk about Dorian Gray. He was made to be worshipped. He's a minor minor gentleman, you know.Join Clare and Hannah for their first book club episode of Season 2. Join us as we discuss Oscar Wilde, Aestheticism, Hedonism, and other vocabulary words that will make you sound really really smart!


8 Mar 2021

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S2: E2- The Great Movie Countdown (Part 2)

Clare and Hannah continue their epic journey through their 21 favorite movies. That's 21 for each of them, so according to their math skills, that's 57 movies... or thereabouts. Our movies include such famous lines as, "Do, or do not. There is no try," "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti," and "Waffles! She's frozen with fear!" Yeah, that last one seems out of place to us, too.


12 Feb 2021

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S2: E1- The Great Movie Countdown (Part 1)

In this first episode of our second season, we return from our holiday break to geek out about our top 21 favorite movies. We chose that number for no particular reason, obviously. We won't give away any of the movie titles, but here are some hints: a llama in a diner, Grabthar's Hammer, and the man who cried, "RIIIICK!"


29 Jan 2021

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Episode 24: The Ocean of Anime

Clare and Hannah review some classic anime like Akira and Princess Mononoke, try to say "my hovercraft is full of eels" in Japanese and, as an all-powerful wizard once did, ask, "what's the point of living if I can't be beautiful?" We are certainly not experts on the subject of anime, but as always, we talk about it with great enthusiasm!


14 Nov 2020

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Episode 23: The Horror! The Horror!

Clare and Hannah talk about the horror genre, its influence on society, and why the genre that is often disregarded as "trash" and "pulp" is actually really important to our development as human beings. We also discuss dualism, the possibility of a haunted ball pit, and finally promote the book that Clare wrote!


30 Oct 2020

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Episode 22: We Read Poetry (in a serious manner, of course)

Clare and Hannah take a look at some of their favorite poetry and try to analyze it together. Very wholesome. We feel smarter already. Some of the poets featured include E.E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas, and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Vogon Galactic Constructor Fleet.


25 Sep 2020

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Shoutout/Content Recommendation: The Loth Wolf Pack

Hey, thanks for the shoutout, Loth Wolf Pack! Here's a shoutout for your shoutout:The Loth Wolf Pack is a group of content creators in the Chicago area who geek out about Star Wars Destiny on their YouTube channel.


1 Sep 2020

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Episode 21: July/August Book Club (Brideshead Revisited)

Clare and Hannah visit Brideshead Revisted, our book club book for July and August. You'll laugh, you'll cry. We won't go so far as to say it'll change your life, but you'll think about it a little bit afterward. Warning: This episode contains excessive amounts of ridiculous British accents.


21 Aug 2020

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