Friday, April 28, 2017

Podcast #2- American Gods w/ While Reading and Walking's Leah von Essen

Happy to announce that our second podcast is live! We're joined by Leah von Essen from While Reading and Walking to talk about Neil Gaiman's American Gods, the television adaptation of which is premiering soon.

  • 0- Introductions
  • 2:42- Upcoming Events
  • 4:42- Main Discussion
  • 18:13- Thoughts on other Gaiman works & adaptations
  • 25:14- "Hard Question" about belief & religion
  • 32:25- Questions about Sandman & other gods appearing in American Gods
  • 35:44- What else have you been reading?
  • 38:08- Credits
Be sure to check out Leah's site, While Reading and Walking. You can also catch her on Book Riot, and I highly recommend following her on Twitter: @reading_while. Leah also mentions some reading projects like Read Diverse Books.

Besides American Gods, we reference many other works by Gaiman. Non-Gaiman references include:
  • Fiction by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Binti and other works by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The collection The Djinn Falls in Love, which includes stories by Gaiman, Okorafor, and many more.
Our events-reader this episode is Mary Auber from the Weird & Wonderful club, which meets at City Lit Books. You can find lots of meeting notes from Weird & Wonderful on Positron.

Our music is provided by Pelafina. Check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp!

Hope you like the show! Questions, comments? Sound off in the comments, or drop us a line at

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