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A podcast by three red-headed fantasy authors talking about everything from academic mythology to dick jokes (and sometimes, both at once), as well as the role of fanfiction as an integral yet oft-overlooked part of the literary conversation and in the broader cultural context. It is, obviously, a podcast of extremely deep literary merit.

Be The Serpent Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske, Jennifer Mace

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 52 Ratings

A podcast by three red-headed fantasy authors talking about everything from academic mythology to dick jokes (and sometimes, both at once), as well as the role of fanfiction as an integral yet oft-overlooked part of the literary conversation and in the broader cultural context. It is, obviously, a podcast of extremely deep literary merit.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

felicitous conceits ,

Soothing and thought-provoking

As someone who eventually gave up on trying to make herself "grow up" out of genre fiction and into the literary canon, it is a balm to my soul to hear fanfic and genre fic discussed in this manner. You might do as I did and trip into reading fanfic in new fandoms as a result of this podcast. I certainly bought books on the strength of how they were talked up here!

greeniezona ,

My favorite podcast genre

Which is: women (and non-binary folk) talking about the things they geek and laughing. Waiting impatiently for the squid, maths, and quantum entanglement episode. (Suggested tentpole: Binti)

Brit. L ,

Delightful conversations

Listening to Be the Serpent leaves me feeling very socially fulfilled, like I got to sit around and have nice dinner conversation with three good friends about a myriad of interesting topics.
I love that the works of extremely deep literary merit also include fan fiction work. I had never looked at that medium, but now I am very curious about what is out there.
This is a very good podcast, one of the only non fiction ones I make the time for.

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