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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!

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...
It's finally here! The His Dark Materials premier aired this week after much anticipation on our end. Dave leads the podcast off with a solo introduction, his observations, and leaves off on a couple of discussion questions for Shane and Tom. The two of them react to the world of His Dark Materials being brought to life, as...
The day is finally here, we've completed our His Dark Materials read-along! This series was absolutely incredible and has maxed the hype out for the TV show airing on HBO November 4th. In our finale episode for the trilogy, Dave, Tom, and Shane go over: Recapping and reacting to chapters 33-38 Tom talks about sleep-away camp and compares it...
In this weeks episode Tom and Shane cover chapters 28-32 of The Amber Spyglass. 28 through 31 all give us details into the same battle but from various viewpoints, and 32 gives us a peak of what's coming in the books final five chapters! Our host also go over: Some revealing information about Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter...
The full crew is back with this week's episode! Shane, Tom, and Dave recap and react to chapters 23-27. There was a lot to unpack in these action-filled chapters, our hosts went over: Deep afterlife talk! The ferryman...would the "Devil's Anus" from Thor be more efficient? What if Roger went back with the Gyptians? Tialys and Salmakia come full circle in...
Our read-along series of His Dark Materials keeps churning, and this time we’re back covering chapters 19-22 of The Amber Spyglass. Host Dave and Tom react to and recap the chapters, as well as: Lyra and her Death and Betrayal Mary Malone and her Climbing Skills and Discovery Lyra and her Plan and Next Steps and more! *** Warning *** Tom and I also discuss suicide. These chapters were...
Our read-along series of His Dark Materials keeps churning, and this time we're back covering chapters 14-18 of The Amber Spyglass. Host Shane and Tom react and recap to the chapters, as well as: The Subtle Knife and how it relates to a weapon of mass destruction The detail and beauty of Pullman's writing, particularly in chapter 15, "The...
This time around on A Pod Has No Name, Shane and Tom recap and react to chapters nine through thirteen. With the first third of the final book behind us, listen to our host: Get acquainted with Tialys and Salmakia  Talk about the forces converging on Lyra. From Will and Iorek to Lord Asriel and even the Magisterium Dive into the...
After a holiday break, we are back with another pod! On the last episode we finished up book two of the His Dark Materials trilogy, and this week we've moved onto the third book. The Amber Spyglass starts off with multiple riveting chapters. Shane, Tom, and Dave recap and react to the first eight chapters here, as...