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A podcast that goes deep on the stories we love, and comes back with a little something extra. Currently covering His Dark Materials.

Extraneous: His Dark Materials Mischief Media

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

A podcast that goes deep on the stories we love, and comes back with a little something extra. Currently covering His Dark Materials.

    Coming Soon: Extraneous: Supernatural and His Dark Materials

    Coming Soon: Extraneous: Supernatural and His Dark Materials

    Welcome to Extraneous, the podcast that goes deep on the stories we love, and comes back with a little something extra.
    Join us on an epic journey through all of Supernatural, and a reread and discussion of His Dark Materials, starting THIS WEEK.
    Subscribe now!

    • 1 min
    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass: Ch 1-5

    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass: Ch 1-5

    Extraneous: His Dark Materials is here! Meet Melissa and Will, and delve into the beautiful story written by Philip Pullman.
    0:00 — 6:12: Intro, history of the book series
    6:12 — 11:28: The Epigraph, Paradise Lost, What It All Means
    11:28 — 42:33: Chapter Review (1-5, Golden Compass/Northern Lights)
    42:30 — 1:00: Portrait Gallery: Who we met in these chapters and the impact they made
    1:00 — 1:08: Daemonology
    1:08 — 1:13: Universe Building: The concepts and artifacts Pullman introduces
    1:13 — 1:15: The Alethiometer! This episode's chapters, summarized by alethiometer symbols
    1:15 — 1:22: His Dark Materials, The Playlist: Will chooses five songs that summarize this episode's reading/characters/themes
    1:22 — 1:25: The Extra Award: Who was the most extra in this set of chapters?
    1:25: Wrap-up!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    His Dark Materials, Golden Compass Ch. 6-9: Gyptians Assemble

    His Dark Materials, Golden Compass Ch. 6-9: Gyptians Assemble

    We are back and fishing up part one of book one of the His Dark Materials series! Phew! In this episode, we meet the Gyptians, we explore the Great Taboo, we get five more amazing additions to our playlist...and Lyra starts to read the Alethiometer. Also, who gets the Extra award? This one might surprise you. Times:
    0:00: Intro
    0:01: Chapters 6-9, summary/characters/themes/ideas
    0:50:35: Demonology
    1:01:17: Worldbuilding details: The North and more
    1:06:07: The Alethiometer
    1:08:34: His Dark Materials, The Playlist
    1:18:15: The Extra Award
    1:20:35: Wrap-up

    • 1 hr 21 min
    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass Ch 10-12: You Ain't From Texas

    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass Ch 10-12: You Ain't From Texas

    The Fancy Goose of Exposition appears in this episode to help us grasp the wonderings and the musings of Lyra, John Faa, and the Gyptians as they travel north. And we welcome, with great fanfare, the consequential characters of Iorek Byrnison and Lee Scoresby. Travel with us through the chapter 10 (00:01:19), chapter 11 (00:36:51), and chapter 12 (01:03:30); then hear some overall thoughts about what we learned (01:11:29), followed by our Alethiometer readings (01:15:53), the Mixtape (01:19:48), and the Extra Award (01:26:23). It's a crazy week and we are JUST getting going with this! Join us!
    Also make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape!
    This podcast is a part of the Mischief Media network. Follow us on Twitter @extraneouspod and Instagram @extraneous.pod
    Hosts: Melissa Anelli and Will Redden // Produced by Melissa Anelli // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

    • 1 hr 31 min
    EXTRA Extraneous: His Dark Materials: Emergency SDCC Pod

    EXTRA Extraneous: His Dark Materials: Emergency SDCC Pod

    Will and Melissa break down the new His Dark Materials trailer: what's in it, what's not, and what the actors, writer, and producer said at San Diego Comic Con! Join us as we FREAK OUT with this raw, unedited, instant reaction pod. Let us know what you thought by getting us at @extraneouspod on Twitter and @extraneous.pod on IG!

    • 35 min
    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass, Ch 13-15: Fancy Goose Ex Machina

    His Dark Materials: Golden Compass, Ch 13-15: Fancy Goose Ex Machina

    His Dark Materials gets darker, thornier, and even harder to tackle, but Melissa and Will are going to take you through it! In these chapters, we get to the Fields of Evil, Bolvangar itself. Chilling. After our intro, join us to discuss Ch 13 (00:01:33), Ch 14 (00:35:16), and Ch 15 (00:54:04), then some overall impressions (01:09:17), our Alethiometer readings (01:16:38), the HDM Mixtape (01:20:51), the Extra Award (01:29:13), and our wrap-up (01:32:19). PLUS we have a question for you this week and will every week from now on:
    Who is your favorite HDM character? Tell us by twitter (@extraneouspod) or IG (@extraneous.pod), or better yet send us a voicemail at extraneouspod@gmail.com and we can play it on the show!
    Remember to rate/review/etc! Also make sure to check out the His Dark Materials Mixtape!
    Hosts: Melissa Anelli and Will Redden // Produced by Melissa Anelli and Adam Molina // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jkrul000 ,

Was it free will or destiny that brought me to this podcast??

Both hosts are a joy to listen to. They go deep and don’t shy away from the largeness of Pullman’s world(s). They’ve got me pausing the podcast and rewinding, taking mental notes, and getting into long philosophical questions about free will with my partner. Thank you for finally giving this series the time and attention it deserves. ❤️

ActualSamHarris ,

Lovely and Thoughtful Analysis and Banter ❤️

As a long-time PotterCast listener, and someone who read His Dark Materials as a child and young adult, I am so down for Melissa and Will’s thoughts and analysis, which has brought me back to this incredible series

Sara Gardner obviously. ,

Brilliant!

Really smart, fun commentary on a beloved TV show and very charming hosts!

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