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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications.

Alzabo Soup Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 169 Ratings

Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications.

    Introduction and Letter 1 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Introduction and Letter 1 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Welcome to the first episode of Alzabo Soup, a podcast about speculative fiction. Here begins our in-depth discussion of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House." We introduce ourselves, the author, and the book in general, then dive right into Letter Number 1. Check out more at alzabosoup.com.  

    • 46 min
    Numbers 2 and 3 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Numbers 2 and 3 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Intro: Phil talks about his turn as Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Content (2:40): In this episode we make our way into The Sorcerer's House in letters number 2 and 3, plus some book recommendations because why not? Check out more at alzabosoup.com.    

    • 59 min
    Numbers 4 and 5 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Numbers 4 and 5 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Intro: Metz Talks about Jim Butcher Content (1:45): Discussion of letters number 4 and 5 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House."  Check out more at alzabosoup.com.

    • 58 min
    Numbers 6 and 7 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Numbers 6 and 7 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Intro: Phil attempts to crystallize the three act structure in film for our listeners. Content (3:34): Letters numbers 6 and 7 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House." Check out more at alzabosoup.com.

    • 48 min
    Number 8 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Number 8 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Intro: Metz talks about his experience seeing Finding Dory. Content (4:45): Discussion of letter number 8 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House"  Check out more at alzabosoup.com.

    • 53 min
    Numbers 9 and 10 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

    Numbers 9 and 10 - Gene Wolfe's The Sorcerer's House

      Intro: Metz and Phil talk about their favorite books in childhood that did not age well with their tastes.   Content (5:40): Discussion of Letters 9 and 10 of Gene Wolfe's "The Sorcerer's House." Check out more at alzabosoup.com.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

MicletteK ,

Helping Dummies Like Myself Out

Phil and Metz definitely helped my understanding of the entirety of BOTNS and Urth. Little details I might have missed or thought insignificant were expanded on in ways I probably wouldn’t have caught till a 3rd or 4th read. Recommend for anyone reading the Solar Cycle! Can’t wait for their conclusion of Long and Short sun! - Fellow Funko Disliker

Bluedeviltj ,

Much appreciated

Have to admit, when I found a podcast about Gene Wolfe, I was ready for it to be suuuuper dry but you guys are great, keep it up!

Griffwillpooponu ,

Fantastic

These guys are great. I recommend reading a couple chapters ahead and then listening to the episode as not only will it provide the insights which you may have missed, but it will also help you remember and identify details you may have thought unimportant and skimmed over.

An absolute must for Gene Wolfe readers! Thanks guys!

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