Earthsea Book Worm Hole Radio

BIBCL4.8: Earthsea Book Worm Hole Radio

Earthsea Book Worm Hole Radio It’s our final episode discussing A Wizard of Earthsea, so we must fill it with as much campy dialogue and music as possible. Listen to JP’s rating system, Rebecca turning evangelist, and the Earthsea Book Worm Hole Radio.   Image credits: William Fox painting of a South Pacific island via Wikimedia Commons.…

Earthsea Dragons

BIBCL4.7: Earthsea Dragons, Witches, & Shadows

Earthsea Dragons, Witches, & Shadows – Our Third Narrative Episode In which there are *SPOILERS* but we encourage you not to care. (Despite any hints on the part of the hosts, you should read the book anyway.) Also, Rebecca makes a pretty compelling argument for training women in magic. Preemptive spoiler: it involves molten lead.…

Earthsea biography

BIBCL4.6: Earthsea Biography Episode – Ursula K. Le Guin

Earthsea Biography Episode In this episode we delve into the life of our author, Ursula K. Le Guin. There are countless interesting tidbits we could discuss, so we really need to focus. How about what the initial K stands for? In our Earthsea biography discussion we ruminate further on the power of names, bring out our…

Earthsea Plot

BIBCL4.5: Earthsea Plot Talk – Pride, Juggling, & Baby Hitler

A Wizard of Earthsea Plot Talk: Our Second Narrative Episode In this episode of the Biblioclast Podcast we dig into the events of our book, looking for bibliclast-y elements. (And, yes, we know that’s not a word.) What aspects of the Earthsea plot catch our eye? Well, there’s the jugglers…and the aphorisms…and the murderous villains.…

Earthsea History

BIBCL4.4: Earthsea History – Absurd Stories from 1968

Earthsea History: Absurd Stories from 1968 What was happening in the world when Le Guin’s book A Wizard of Earthsea was first published? Well, it was 1968… so a lot of dark and absurd things. Can we survive the weight of the awful year that never stood a chance? San Francisco and Greenland are involved, so yes,…

Earthsea Magic

BIBCL4.3: Earthsea Magic (& Goats) First Narrative Episode

A Wizard of Earthsea Magic – and Goats In today’s episode we discuss the first third of the book, which gives us a glimpse of the Earthsea magic system. Said magic system leads us into a lively conversation about goats and telekinetic battles. A bit later, we talk about how to impress girls in fantasy…

Earthsea Summary

BIBCL4.2: Earthsea Summary in Two Minutes

Earthsea Summary – In Two Minutes JP’s standard breakneck recap of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. This Earthsea summary will have your head spinning – once you get over the cool DJ effects.   Image credits: Shadow photography via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file credits: Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22…tempo di valse, courtesy K&K…

Earthsea

BIBCL4.1: A Wizard of Earthsea Intro Episode

A Wizard of Earthsea This is our first episode on our new book, Ursula K. LeGuin’s A Wizard of Earthsea. Listeners will be treated to anecdotes proving Rebecca’s fantasy nerd bona fides, SyFy movies we love to hate, and a totally-not-snobbish lecture about how most people don’t define fantasy right. Collecting the First Edition As usual, in…