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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!

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...
After announcing our The Way of Kings read-through last week, we're now through the first five chapters! Cenn, Kaladin, and Shallan gave us some great world-building chapters that seemingly set up plot for future chapters, and we're excited to continue going. On this week’s episode, Shane and Tom discuss: Cenn and his absolutely fantastic chapter Hashing out what we know...
Ladies and gentlemen, small folk and highborn alike, gather 'round! A few weeks ago APHNN wrapped up its His Dark Materials coverage. To kickoff 2020 we're announcing a new read-along series...THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson. We had a lot of options on the table and some submissions on what we should read next, but ultimately...
Five months ago in June, APHNN host Tom Stinson had the idea to podcast on the His Dark Materials series. Three books, one season of HBO television, and many podcast episodes later, here we are. It's been quite a ride! In our latest pod, Shane and Tom recap and react to the final two episodes of the His Dark Materials...
On this week's episode of A Pod Has No Name, Shane and Tom react to episode six of His Dark Materials. Since first reading the Bolvangar chapters in our read-along pod, we’ve been anticipating seeing it brought to life in the adaption. Overall…it didn't disappoint! Our hosts give some quick spoiler-free thoughts, before diving into: Episode recap Sister Clara…...
Can you believe we're already five episodes through the His Dark Materials season? This fifth episode was the gangs favorite thus far, and Shane, Tom, and Dave break down why. In an action packed pod, our trio goes over: Spoiler free review Spoiler heavy discussion We finally get to see that scene on screen And discuss whether or not it was missing...
After 3 hours of world building and character development, Armour is the episode that finally gives the fans what they want! A musical number by Lee Scoresby! Not! Tom (@tomds215) & Dave (@dpfective) are joined by Chris (@mrcrockpot) to discuss the epitome of a "Team Building" episode, Armour. So put on your Sky Iron helmet, grab a plate of Scram, and listen...
The third episode of His Dark Materials was perhaps the strongest one yet. Some powerful scenes from Lyra, Ma Costa, and John Faa headlined the show, while characters like Farder Coram and Tony Costa finally had some strong moments themselves. Shane and Tom break down the episode, as well as: Is the show explaining the human/daemon relationship appropriately? Combining aspects...
The second episode of His Dark Materials started to show the first signs of diversion from the source material. Some very minor changes were made, and our latest podcast talks about the implications they could have later in the season. Shane, Tom, and Dave go over that, as well as: Recap and review the episode Will we see more...