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Unofficial podcast by and for HDM fans. Book readers Pete and Laura discuss the original His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, and new HBO/BBC series. Opinions and spoilers abound.

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Unofficial podcast by and for HDM fans. Book readers Pete and Laura discuss the original His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, and new HBO/BBC series. Opinions and spoilers abound.

    HDM s1 ep8 : Betrayal

    HDM s1 ep8 : Betrayal

    We're back, covering the final installment of the first season of His Dark Materials on BBC/HBO. After an episode recap, we dive into a little bit of speculation about the future of the series.

    As always, there is a blanket spoiler warning if you have not seen the entire first season of His Dark Materials on BBC/HBO.

    Additional spoiler warning at 39:40 - book spoilers for the whole His Dark Materials book series. 

    Verbal spoiler warnings are given. 

    • 51 min
    HDM s1 ep7 : The Fight to the Death

    HDM s1 ep7 : The Fight to the Death

    For an episode titled 'The Fight to the Death', we didn't actually get to see any death, or even that much fighting. Pete and Laura recap the episode and then dive into a spoiler ridden after party section full of book knowledge and lamentation for what we'll never see on the small screen. 

    As usual, :::blanket spoiler warning::: if you haven't watched all current episodes.

    At 38min the after party spoiler warning is in effect as well. Book knowledge and spoilers for the rest of the series are present.

    Verbal spoiler warnings are given.

    Production & Theme Music: Pete Mudge

    Find us on IG: @hisdarkmaterialspodcast

    • 59 min
    HDM s1 ep6 : The Daemon-Cages

    HDM s1 ep6 : The Daemon-Cages

    Pete and Laura are back with another unofficial recap of what we thought was the best episode of this series so far. 

    :::Blanket spoiler warning::: 

    As always, please proceed with caution if you are not current with all the episodes released up to and including the episode titled 'The Daemon-Cages'. Also, please keep in mind that we are both book readers. We occasionally share tidbits of book knowledge that we feel do not spoil the plot arc of the HBO/BBC series. 

    Additional spoiler warning at 49:30 - we have a post-recap after-party full of book spoilers and speculation. 

    Verbal spoiler warnings are given.

    Production & Theme Music: Pete Mudge

    Find us on IG: @hisdarkmaterialspodcast

    Article referenced : https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-recaps/his-dark-materials-recap-season-1-episode-3-the-spies-911541/

    • 59 min
    HDM s1 ep 5 : The Lost Boy

    HDM s1 ep 5 : The Lost Boy

    We continue to wonder whether our favorite book moments will ever see screen time as we pass the halfway point in the first season and continue to move through Lyra's world at breakneck pace. Opinions dujour: Dafne Keen's performance is about as peak-Lyra as we could ever hope for; we thought it would be a lot darker and snowier in the north; and the show makes two of its most suspect adaptation choices in the same episode.

    There is blanket spoiler warning for the whole episode if you are not up to date with the HBO/BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials.

    There is an additional spoiler warning for those who don't want to be spoiled by book knowledge beginning at 55:30.

    Verbal spoiler warnings are given. 

    Production & Theme Music: Pete Mudge

    Find us on IG: @hisdarkmaterialspodcast

    • 1 hr 10 min
    HDM s1 ep4 : Armour

    HDM s1 ep4 : Armour

    We are back, and we have many opinions at the halfway point in the first season of the HBO/BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials. Laura and Pete recap the fourth episode of the series, share first impressions of some of the new characters introduced this episode, and discuss some of the choices the show makes.

    As always, there is a blanket spoiler warning if you have not seen the show through episode 4 titled 'Armour'.

    At 55min there is a further spoiler warning for those who haven't read The Golden Compass/Northern Lights. A verbal spoiler warning is given. 



    Production & Theme Music: Pete Mudge

    Find us on IG: @hisdarkmaterialspodcast

    • 1 hr
    HDM s1 ep3: The Spies

    HDM s1 ep3: The Spies

    Spoilers, Ahoy!

    We are already three episodes into the HBO/BBC series. As two book fans, we give our frank opinions of how the show is landing with us so far, and recap the episode titled 'The Spies'. There is a blanket spoiler warning if you haven't yet watched this episode of the show.





    Production & Theme Music: Pete Mudge

    Find us on IG: @hisdarkmaterialspodcast

    • 56 min

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