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ReReading Wolfe

A spoiler-dense, chapter by chapter discussion of Gene Wolfe‘s science fantasy masterpiece The Book Of The New Sun, covering all four volumes and a little bit from Urth of the New Sun when necessary. They don‘t try to spoil anything else but, then again it‘s not a prepossessing podcast.https://www.patreon.com/rereadingwolfe

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tBotNS 1:14 Terminus Est - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 14, "Terminus Est" Severian gets is sword and leaves the Citadel for the North. Matthew Keeley assists. Links: Matt Keeley's "How Gene Wolfe Starts a Story (And Where to Start Reading)" Matt Keeley's "The Best Way to Approach the Book of the New Sun" - This episode is sponsored by Palaemon's Fine Cutlery. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Outro from "The Thick Black Line that Separates Right from Wrong" by Mitchell Leonard Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify. 

1hr 49mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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tBotNS 1:6 The Master of the Curators - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 6, "The Master of the Curators" Severian meets Master Ultan and Cyby. Checks out four books for a new client.  Links The Devil and Master Ultan The Cube is a Father Inire Mirror -  This episode is sponsored by Master Ultan's Book Club. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "Can’t Tell a Book by Lookin’ at the Cover" by Bo Diddly Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 33mins

2 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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tBotNS 1:7 The Traitress - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 7, "The Traitress" Severian meets Thecla and has a conversation with Gurloes.  - This episode is sponsored by Closed For Business. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories? Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "My Little Room" by Tony Brent  Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 56mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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tBotNS 1:15 Baldanders - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 15, "Baldanders" Severian's first night on his own. He stops at an inn and gets an interesting bed partner. Links: The Decade-Long Quest For Shadow of the Colossus’ Last Secret The Unseen Lands of Dark Souls and Dark Souls Lore - Do the Souls Games Share A Universe? Ubikcan Reddit theory Mavoris13 Reddit post on the First Severian theory DisagreersDrEvil1380 bsharporflat Stephen Gordon one and two Nigel's comments one and two Calum MacPherson's one and two Judge Dee Mysteries - This episode is sponsored by Rasper Mattresses. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on on Facebook ...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe ...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast ...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Alternate outro for the First Severian episode: "Getting Better" by The Beatles Outro from "Atlantis" by Donovan Due to copyright issues, the outro for the Youtube version of this episode uses Maria Bamfords "Old MacDonald Had a Pterodactyl" Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

2hr 20mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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tBotNS 1:8, 9, 10a The Conversationalist, The House Azure, The Last Year - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 8, 9, and the start of 10, "The Conversationalist", "The House Azure", and "The Last Year" Severian begins his duties to keep Thecla company and then goes to the House Azure. Links: Seventeen Redux Nigel Price's "Great Expectations" Allusions 1, 2, 3 Stephen Frug discussions Curiositus Urthus: Thecla and Thea are khaibit cousins - This episode is sponsored by All Occasion Vials.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Errata from "It's a Mistake" by Men At Work Outro from "Image" by T Bone Burnett Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

2hr 29mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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tBotNS 1:3 The Autarch's Face - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 3, "The Autarch's Face" Extended Errata and an extensive discussion on symbols in The Book of the New Sun. New Curitas Urthas items from John Clute and Michael "Mantis" Andre-Druissi. - This episode is sponsored by Masters Full Boot Warehouse. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Errata from "You Was Wrong" by Freddie King Clip from "The Frug" by Rilo Kiley Outro from "It's Only Money (Part 1)" by Argent Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 26mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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tBotNS 1:5 The Picture-Cleaner and Others - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 5, "The Picture Cleaner and Others" Drotte and Roche are elevated to journeymen on the Feast of St Katharine. Severian seizes the role of Captain of the Apprentices. Severian meets Raucho and Rudesind at the picture galleries. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories? Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "Picture In A Frame" by Tom Waits  Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 25mins

6 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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BONUS: Joan Gordon talks about Gene Wolfe, and 1.6 "The Master of the Curators" from The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

Joan Gordon, Gene Wolfe scholar, talks about Gene Wolfe's career and works, the Library of Nessus, and Master Ultan Also, appended to the end of this episode (1:04 mark) is a hidden track where James shares a comprehensive theory of "The Fifth Head of Cerberus." People and Things discussed in this episode: Joan Gordon: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?24015 Books by Robert Borski: Solar Labyrinth, The Long and the Short of It, and multiple chapbooks from Sirius Fiction Peter Wright: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?24015 Brian Attebury: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?10790 Bill Johnson: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?11198 Jose Luis Borges: https://www.famousauthors.org/jorge-luis-borges Nigel Price is the co-founder of Ultan's Library: https://ultan.org.uk/ The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshophttp://clarion.ucsd.edu/ Joanna Russ review of Operation Aries: https://sffbooksonmars.blogspot.com/2011/06/retro-review-joanna-russ-on-gene-wolfes.html Klein bottle:Informally, it is a one-sided surface which, if traveled upon, could be followed back to the point of origin while flipping the traveler upside down. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro #1:From "I've Got a Theory" from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Outro #2: From "Mr. Roboto" by Styx Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 56mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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tBotNS 1:2 Severian - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 2, "Severian" Where in Urth is Nessus? Does Severian really die in the Gyoll? Why does this chapter have two sections? Errata from Ch. 1 and "Curiositas Urthus" featuring a name well known to Urth List subscribers. Links Alice K Turner explains her theory that Nessus is Alexandria, Egypt here:http://www.urth.net/urth/archives/v0001/0002.shtml And defends it here:http://www.urth.net/whorl/archives/v0004/0251.shtml - This episode is sponsored by Little Paddlers Swimming Academy. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Errata from "Wrong" by The Music Machine Outro from "City Drops into the Night" by the Jim Carroll Band Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 15mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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tBotNS 1:4 Triskele - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 4, "Triskele" Severian gets a dog and meets the mysterious Valeria for the first time. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - This episode is sponsored by Bear Tower Pet Sitters. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "The Sun Don't Shine on the Same Dog Every Day" by Porter Wagoner Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 34mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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BONUS: Nigel Price talks about 1.6 "The Master of the Curators" from Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

Nigel Price, co-founder of Ultan's Library, talks about the Library of Nessus and Master Ultan People and Things Ultan's Library: https://ultan.org.uk Fractals: Fractals exhibit similar patterns as you zoom in closer. This is called self similarity, expanding symmetry and unfolding symmetry -- exactly the same at every scale.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "Ring Them Bells" by Bob Dylan from "Bob Dylan Live Concert in Japan" (1997) Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 6mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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BONUS: Michael Andre-Driussi talks about "Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun: A Chapter Guide"

Michael Andre-Driussi, author of "Lexicon Urthus" talks about his new reference for "The Book of the New Sun" and other matters. "Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun: A Chapter Guide" is available for purchase on November 11, 2019 at:  Amazon.com Google Play Books Get other publications at SiriusFiction.com.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.If you have problems accessing the podcast on your favorite platform, let us know.  - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack Outro from "Black Beans" by Glen Flowers and the Strangers Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 10mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Annotation Side Two - The First Severian - Interview with Michael Andre-Driussi

THIS IS SIDE TWO OF THIS EPISODE This is Side TWO of our discussion with Mantis about his theory regarding Severian's description of the First Severian in the final chapter of Citadel of the Autarch.  If you haven't listened to Side ONE, go HERE first. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories? Connect with us on on Facebook ...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe ...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast ...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Outro from "Been Here Before" by Kingfish Ingram Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

2hr 36mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Annotation Side One - The First Severian - Interview with Michael Andre-Driussi

Listener comments ends at 35m25s If you don't want to listen to the listener feedback at the beginning, skip to there.,  No specific chapter This is Side One of our discussion with Mantis about his theory regarding Severian's description of the First Severian in the final chapter of Citadel of the Autarch.  Because Severian's reveal as Mantis's frames it has the potential to affect every chapter of "The Book of the New Sun" there's no really good chapter in which to bring it up. So we placed it here upon Severian's exile, just before Severian is thrust into the wider world.  - Links: Craig's Reddit post on the Megatherians Goonhandz Reddit posts: one two and three and an interpretation of Eschatology and Genesis here Stephen Frug's comments Nigel's discussion of connectivity between tBotNS and A Voyage To Arcturus - This episode is sponsored by Twist Endings. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories? Connect with us on on Facebook ...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe ...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast ...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Stephen Frug theme from "The Frug" by Rilo Kiley Musical Interlude from "Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal" by They Might Be Giants Outro from "Been Here Before" by Kingfish Ingram Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 23mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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tBotNS 1:11 The Feast - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer, Chapter 11, "The Feast" Severian is elevated to journeyman at the Feast of Holy Katharine. Links: Bsharp's Severian Family Tree theory - This episode is sponsored by Feast Day City. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Errata from "You Were Wrong" by Icon For Hire Outro from "I Long To Hear Your Footsteps" by Pussycat Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

2hr 1min

6 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Bonus: Marc Aramini and James Discuss the Long/Short Sun & Why They Disagree

Marc and James agree about a lot regarding the plot of the Books of the Long & Short Sun.  So why do they disagree so adamantly about so much?  - This episode is sponsored by Narcissism of Small Differences.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Outro from "The Windmills of Your Mind" by Dusty Springfield Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 20mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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tBotNS 1:12 The Traitor - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 12, "The Traitor" Thecla faces her excruciation. - This episode is sponsored by Allowyn's Jewelers and Pain & Suffering. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Outro from "Love Hurts" by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

2hr 17mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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tBotNS 1:13 The Lictor of Thrax - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 13, "The Lictor of Thrax" Severian is imprisoned for showing mercy. Palaemon offers him an alternative to being executed. Links: Palaemon's timeline - This episode is sponsored by Weak Excuses Pro.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Outro from "Tower of Song" by Leonard Cohen Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 19mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Christmas Special 2019 - War Beneath The Tree

A reading of Gene Wolfe's "War Beneath the Tree" with Joan Gordon, Michael Andre-Driussi, Marc Aramini, and Nigel Price. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Songs "Toyland" by Doris Day "The Dirty Dozen Main Theme" by Frank De Vol "Silent Night (Dark Piano Version" by Myuu Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

25mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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tBotNS 1:10b The Last Year - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer, the rest of Chapter 10, "The Last Year" Severian and Thecla continue talking all summer and fall. Palaemon and Gurloes prepare to induct Severian into the Guild as a journeyman.  By the end of this chapter, we have progressed a bit less than 18 months into this story. Links: Nigel Price - Gene Wolfe Correspondence Jordon Flato's post on Attention Curiositus Urthus: The Guild of Torturers are Dominicans - This episode is sponsored by That Ain't Rose Pot Pourri.  - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.Some Youtube episodes might not be available in some locales. - Questions, comments, corrections, additions, alternate theories?Connect with us on Facebook...or on Twitter @rereadingwolfe...or on Instagram: rereadingwolfepodcast...or on Reddit: rereadingwolfepodcast  - Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Errata from "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas" by Eric Whitacre Outro from "Use Me" by Bill Withers Logo art by SonOfWitz Outros and alternate outros are cued on the Rereading Wolfe Podcast Spotify playlist IF the songs are available on Spotify.

1hr 47mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #20