Gun Syndrome

Anya and Alan talk about guns with Jonita Davis, from Black Girl Nerds. We discussed Episode 6 "A Murder of Gods" in light of recent school shootings. We talk about social bias against black students, the marketing syndrome of the NRA, and the feeling of power that comes from a gun.

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Disbelief to Belief

Anya and Alan wrap up the first season of American Gods. We debate who the protagonist of this season is, talk about Native representation on the show, and read your feedback! We loved the first season, but there were a lot of problems and surprises.

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Fleshing Out Laura

Anya and Alan discuss the adaptation of Laura Moon in the first season of American Gods. We look at her white privilege, the intentions of the show-runners, and how she measures up to the character in the novel.

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The Joy of Editing

Anya and Alan talk to Stephen Philipson, the editor of "Lemon Scented You" and "A Murder of Gods". He tells us his editing secrets, all about singin' in the rain, and what it takes to be a successful professional editor.

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Ep. 8 Faith Battery

Anya and Alan debate the role of race in Shadow's characterization, the proper name for a group of Jesuses, and if this finale did its job. Open a bag of jellybeans and listen to us discuss 'Come to Jesus'.

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Ep. 7 Stories all the way Down

Anya and Alan discuss Episode 7 of American Gods. We ship Ibis and Jaquel, miss Salim's prayer rug, and gush about the music. The many-layered stories don't stop in 'A Prayer for Mad Sweeney', our favorite episode yet!  

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When can I Have Bryan's Brain?

We introduce Amy Duddelston, the editor of 'Head Full of Snow' and interview her about how she was hired on American Gods, action figure sex, and the climate of Hollywood for women filmmakers. We also answer your questions and comments, and feature some great articles!

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Ep. 6 Some Sort of Snakey Thing

Anya and Alan discuss 'A Murder of Gods'. We talk about warm safe feelings, laying traps, and sound of a thousand falling bullets. Come pee in the lava with us as we investigate episode 6 of American Gods.

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Ep. 5 A Lack of Sam

Anya and Alan discuss Lemon Scented You, the 5th episode of American Gods. We rave about the music, Mad Sweeney saying dead-wife, and Gillian Anderson. This episode is brought to you by the word 'Raven'.

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Ep. 4 Waiting for Shadow

Anya and Alan discuss the amazing 4th Episode 'Git Gone'. They can't agree on anything about Laura Moon, but everyone agrees that Audrey is the best. Do your best to keep both arms attatched as you listen.

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Science and the Olympics

Our first mailbag covers feedback from Ep. 2 and 3. In addition to answering your emails and tweets, we share several articles from smart people helping us to understand what American Gods is doing.

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Ep. 3 Quite a List of Jesuses

Anya and Alan talk about compassionate immigrant stories, Ian McShane's nationality, and mystical fire-escapes. They always say Zorya Polunochnaya correctly. 'Head Full of Snow' is all about faith. And robbing banks, but mostly faith.  

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Ep. 0 The Ouvre of our show

Shadows and Shamblers is a podcast about the STARZ TV show American Gods. Anya and Alan discuss, dissect, and illuminate every part of the show. If you want to understand this amazing new show, you’ve found your home.

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