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Lyra leaves Jordan College for London with the hopes of finding Roger, instead finding Ruth Wilson's incredible performance as Mrs. Coulter.
 
Tune in for some info on the alethiometer, visual and character analysis, takes on how the episode went—and more.
 
NOTE: Episodes include spoilers from all three main His Dark Materials books.
 
 
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Intro: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061
 
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Finally, the end of the first book, here at the end of the world... this world... and perhaps the beginning of a next. But what will it take to bridge the gap? Sacrifice. Oblation. 

Chapter 21 - Lord Asriel's Welcome

Chapter 22 - Betrayal

Chapter 23 - Bridge to the Stars

A great reddit thread (that released after we recorded) compiling other HDM podcasts https://www.reddit.com/r/hisdarkmaterials/comments/dsxdwh/podcast_list_his_dark_materials_tv_books/?st=k2wpqv39&sh=30cc13a1

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Chloe's blog: liesandarborgold.com

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Spiral into an all spoilers cast on everything in (and out) of Lyra's world. Find out what the girls liked (and didn't), and pour one out for Tony Makarios, who will never get the screentime he deserves.
 
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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com Intro Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061
 
 
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Food is scarce and tensions are high. You can take the "free" from the folk, but you can't take the north from them - and Jon knows that, more than any other leader in Westeros.  
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Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com
Intro by Anton Langhage  

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Lyra gets dropped in the middle of bear politics—literally. After falling from an air balloon, Lyra writes her own version of a Declassified Svalbard Survival Guide with trickery from all sorts of characters. 

Links shared by @@igelkottenskamp

http://www.tobiashubinette.se/swedish_whiteness_2.pdf

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_sterilisation_in_Sweden

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statens_institut_f%C3%B6r_rasbiologi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_in_the_United_States

Intro by Jonathan Segev, "Cursed Lullaby"

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

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  • PART 2: BOLVANGAR
  • CHAPTERS
  • SIXTEEN THE SILVER GUILLOTINE
  • SEVENTEEN THE WITCHES
  • Followed by a DUST-SCUSSION - our book spoilers after section, so tune out if you don’t want to know what happens in the golden compass/northern lights
  • DUSTIESTCUSSION - La Belle Sauvage & Commonwealth Spoilers
  • GOLDEN COMPASS PATREON EPISODE - WINE
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The Wall's stores are running low, and Stannis is out here sipping fucking lemon water as he tries to decide what to do about the North, the Umbers, and getting literally anyone to fight for him. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric 

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl 

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ 

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor 

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage  

 
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Northern Lights/The Golden Compass - Chapters 10-12
New members join Lyra's party: an aeronaut, an armored bear, and soon - however fleeting - a severed child.
PART TWO: BOLVANGAR
CHAPTERS 13, 14, 15
  • THIRTEEN Fencing
  • FOURTEEN Bolvangar Lights
  • FIFTEEN The Dæmon Cages

 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

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The king of lies... but which king is it? Jon watches as Mance (????????) is burned alive by Stannis and his red witch, then realizes he'd rather eat at the library for lunch instead of the cafeteria. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric 

 Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl 

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/ 

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor 

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com 

Intro by Anton Langhage  

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