231 episodes

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.

We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.

Alzabo Soup Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth

    • Books
    • 4.9 • 101 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.

We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.

    Chapter 6, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 6, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Phil reminisces about Final Fantasy 7 now that he can play it again. Content (12:56) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 6 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Chapter 6, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 6, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Phil talks about Neil Cicirega and his musical talents. Content (7:56) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 6 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chapter 5, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 5, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Phil tries to explain Blaseball to Metz. Content (9:24) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 5 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 53 min
    Chapter 5, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 5, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Metz and Phil talk about whether or not office supplies deserve their own spotlight. Content (7:51) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 5 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 49 min
    Chapter 4, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 4, Part 2 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Phil fills us in on his home improvement activities Content (9:15) - Discussion of Part 2 of Chapter 4 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Chapter 4, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Chapter 4, Part 1 - Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun

    Intro - Metz and Phil argue the merits of Chili's over IHOP. Content (6:39) - Discussion of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

colonelk ,

Fish heads!

Phil and Metz bring a perfect balance of insightful close-reading and good humor to their read-alongs of Wolfe's work. If you're a first-time reader or revisiting old favorites, you'll find new perspectives and discoveries in each episode.

aure entuluva ,

Gene Wolfe book club

It's like having a small book club . . . where the other two people did much more research on the book than you did . . . and you can take it with you and even participate sneakily in public . . . and when you occasionally yell at their interpretation, they do not yell back.

Phil and Metz make Wolfe fandom more accessible without at all dumbing it down. I don't always agree with their interpretation (or take on Catholic teachings), but I appreciate hearing their views and their obvious love for this author.

(Also the tiny brain is cute!)

Danishlightning ,

The Best Gene Wolfe Podcast on the internet

Genuinely made me understand the Book of the New Sun as I was reading it. Really quite good at minimizing spoilers.

Top Podcasts In Books

Listeners Also Subscribed To