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A Pod Has No Name

A Pod Has No Name…but it does have analysis and theories! A rotation of hosts including Shane Sullivan, Dave Pfendt, Tom Stinson, and some of your other favorites from the Painted Lines family of podcasts talk all things fantasy.  From Game of Thrones to His Dark Materials, from books to TV shows and movies, we have you covered.  Expect everything from discussion of plot points, character arcs, symbolism, and reactions, to all of the crazy things that can happen in a fantasy world.  As with all of the other podcasts on the TPL podcast network, we hope you join us!

After finishing The Way of Kings we continue through the Cosmere...and next up is Warbreaker! For this episode we read up until chapter 12, and we've already met a wide array of interesting characters. Hear all of our thoughts on Siri, Vivenna, Vasher, Nightblood, and Lightsong, as well as: Awakeners, Returned, and Lifeless, oh my! Appreciating the Prologue chapter Heightening's and the...
It took 13 episodes, but we're now finished The Way of Kings, and it's our longest pod yet! Brandon Sanderson really blew us away with this first entry into the Stormlight Archive, and we had a blast reading and podcasting on it. Audio and video are available below! Listen to Shane and Tom's unfiltered reactions to the...
We're back with another episode of A Pod Has No Name! This week. Shane and Tom recap and react to chapters 58-64 of The Way of Kings. We learned a lot about our characters and the story in this set of chapters, listen to our host go over all of that, as well as: Dalinar's story from The Way...
On this week's A Pod Has No Name, Shane and Tom start part four of The Way of Kings. Listen to them recap and react to everything that happened in these five chapters, as well as: What's next regarding Warbreaker and Words of Radiance  Analyze Dalinar's flashback, such as what happened to all of those blades? Roshar's Shardblade count  What connection does Dalinar...
900 pages later and we are through three parts of The Way of Kings! On this weeks episode, Shane and Tom discuss where Kaladin and Shallan's arcs are at through part three, as well as: Unkalaki's emphasis on food New sub-squad leaders in Bridge Four? Two-phase poisons...maybe too complex to work The final Kaladin flashback? "Old Magic" Spren experimentation Szeth...my oh my... For next week,...
On this week's episode, Shane and Tom recap and react to chapters 43-48 of The Way of Kings. With each chapter as captivating as the next, we had a lot to discuss! Specifically: Kaladin comes up with a plan Roshone continues to be the worst Shallan finds herself in a horror story Kaladin "rides the storm" Chapter One through another POV Who poisoned the...
Your two favorite podcast hosts are back with another episode of A Pod Has No Name! Covering chapters 34-42 of The Way of Kings, Tom and Shane react and re-cap to those chapters, as well as: Kaladin VS a Highstorm And his gamble to the men The "inhuman" face Jasnah's lesson  Shallan finally makes her move Kaladin's flashbacks Teft? Envisagers?? Absorbing stormlight??? Kaladin's assessment of...
A shorter reading this week, but that didn't stop us from having our longest The Way of Kings episode yet! Part Three takes us back to Kharbranth with Shallan as a POV and of course continuing with the staple of the story so far, Kaladin. Shane and Tom recap chapters 29-33, as well as: Discussion questions and tidbits...
On our 5th full episode covering The Way of Kings, Shane and Tom react to and re-cap part two and the following interludes. On top of the usual banter from our hosts, hear Shane and Tom's thoughts on: Sadeas and his investigation Dalinor's "Thrill" dilemma Apothecary business practices Chasm duty and how we visualized the world beneath the Alethi warcamp Kaladin winning...
Another week, another episode of A Pod Has No Name! This week Shane and Tom read chapters 19 through 25 of The Way of Kings. A lot of information was given to us in these chapters, from Dalinar's vision to Kaladin's flashbacks about his past, our hosts go over all that and more! Including: Alien/A Quiet Place-esque monsters?!? The...
Alright, ladies and gentlemen, your two favorite podcast hosts are back with another episode of A Pod Has No Name. On this weeks episode, Shane and Tom react and re-cap to chapters 12-18, including: New character impressions from Adolin, Dalinar, Sadeas, and the other interesting fellows in the Alethi war camp Analyzing the gemheart wars Kaladin's arc and Syl's evolution Admiring...
On the latest episode of A Pod Has No Name, Shane and Tom recap and react to part one and the interludes of The Way of Kings. Some new faces as well some familiar ones in these chapters...Hear all about that as well as: Breaking down "bridge four" Sanderson's writing style for both Kaladin and Shallan Syl appreciation  Piecing together Kaladin's...