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Go deeper inside the world of HBO's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Join Slate's scholars of experimental theology, Laura Miller and Dan Kois, as they discuss Dust, daemons, the Magisterium, and more—and, of course, break down the events of each episode. New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

The Authority: Exploring the Worlds of His Dark Materials Slate Magazine

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Go deeper inside the world of HBO's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Join Slate's scholars of experimental theology, Laura Miller and Dan Kois, as they discuss Dust, daemons, the Magisterium, and more—and, of course, break down the events of each episode. New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

    Betrayal

    Betrayal

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing the season finale, “Betrayal.” Plus, a closer look at New Line’s 2007 attempt to film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Why did that movie fail so badly?
    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook
    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan and Asha Saluja.

    • 56 min
    The Fight to the Death

    The Fight to the Death

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing episode 7, “The Fight To The Death,” in which Lyra travels to Svalbard and meets lofur Raknison, the ruler of the panserbjørne.
    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook

    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan.

    • 50 min
    The Daemon-Cages

    The Daemon-Cages

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing episode 6, “The Daemon-Cages”, in which Lyra sees firsthand what they’re up to at Bolvanger. Plus: a closer look at intercision.

    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook

    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson.

    • 48 min
    The Lost Boy

    The Lost Boy

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing episode 5, “The Lost Boy,” which cuts back and forth between Lyra’s adventures with the Gyptians, and the introduction of the character of Will Parry. Plus: a closer look at the alethiometer.
    Recommended reading: His Dark Materials Illuminated
    You can also read Laura’s Slate piece on Francis Yates here.

    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook

    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson.

    • 45 min
    Armour

    Armour

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing episode 4, “Armour,” in which Lyra meets Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison. Plus a deep dive into the mysteries of the Magisterium, with a little Milton and Blake thrown in for good measure. 

    You can also read Dan’s piece about Lee and Iorek here.

    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook

    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Rosemary Belson.

    • 54 min
    The Spies

    The Spies

    Welcome to The Authority, Slate’s deep dive into the world(s) of HBO’s His Dark Materials. Each week, Slate’s scholars of experimental theology Dan Kois and Laura Miller discuss the new HBO series and Philip Pullman’s original trilogy. This week, they’re discussing episode 3, “The Spies,” with a closer look at the relationship between Lyra and the Gyptians.
    Join the conversation:
    Email: asktheauthority@slate.com
    Dan Kois on Twitter: @dankois
    Laura Miller on Twitter: @magiciansbook

    Podcast production by Phil Surkis, with engineering assistance from Melissa Kaplan.

    • 46 min

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