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Hi! We're Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- we talk about the All Souls Universe by Deborah Harkness. This includes the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, and The World of All Souls. As new episodes are released in the US/Canada, we also unpack the television series based on these beloved books (titled A Discovery of Witches). Go on! Put in your ear buds, pull up your chair, bring your beverage of choice and join us! We promise that we won't bite ... we'll leave that for the vampires. All Souls-ing since 2012, the Daemons run the online fanzine, Daemons Domain - series + fandom news, giveaways & All Souls magic.

Daemons Discuss! Daemons Domain (Angela, Jean & Valerie)

    • TV & Film

Hi! We're Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- we talk about the All Souls Universe by Deborah Harkness. This includes the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, and The World of All Souls. As new episodes are released in the US/Canada, we also unpack the television series based on these beloved books (titled A Discovery of Witches). Go on! Put in your ear buds, pull up your chair, bring your beverage of choice and join us! We promise that we won't bite ... we'll leave that for the vampires. All Souls-ing since 2012, the Daemons run the online fanzine, Daemons Domain - series + fandom news, giveaways & All Souls magic.

    The One With the Familiars

    The One With the Familiars

    SON ch 37
    Earlier in this book, we did this with Matthew and Philippe in the hay barn. Now it's Diana's turn to get a low-key beat-down from her father, and learn how to face her fears. Even though there are no swords involved, Stephen methodically helps her prepare for the big return to the future. With the help of Stephen, Goody and the girls, Diana realize her gifts are tools for her to use -- because let's face it . . . she's going to need it! This is one of our longer episodes, so strap yourself in! Also prepare to get out and help push the wagon out of the ditch -- only a couple of times! OK, maybe more than that? Enjoy!
    See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/63Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well), or for US listeners: text ADOW to 444999Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 or hit us up on SpeakPipe Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com Our Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @DaemonsDiscuss, Facebook - Daemons Discuss & Instagram - @daemonsdiscussTo join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here: Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review EpisodesTV show reviews? Go here: A Discovery of Witches TV ReviewsTo check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode ListGet your Daemon merch here: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/shopIn this episode:
    By the segment . . .
    (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship(02:20) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Anna, Catherine, Zoe, and Chloe + STEPHEN!(14:15) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Patricia Brophy(1:21:07) Housekeeping - Thank you, Indigo, Patricia, and Karin Sponsored by Yvonne Kaiser(1:29:32) Save It For the Show - Topic: PSA! Sponsored by Briana Houston (1:36:30) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. (1:38:12) Last thoughts/Outro. Informational links:
    That Nehru Jacket pic ...All Souls Con 2020! HeronCalvin and HobbesKitBullThe Fever SeriesLipstick JungleSex and The City All Souls Illustrated - Shop!One of Karin's IlluminationsCredits/Copyright Information 
    * Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
    * Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free.  
    * Sex and The City opening theme: Guitar cover © Javier Bustacara, JBustacara Studio Productions
    * All other music used is licensed via several different royalty-free sources (as are sound effects).
    * "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voice-over by Devyn Grendell  
    * Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
    * The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
    * The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
    * This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
    * FTC: Our podcast episodes are solely sponsored by listeners via Patreon.
    * Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Frie

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The One With "Who's Your Daddy?"

    The One With "Who's Your Daddy?"

    SON ch 36
    With an urgent need to save her tormentors from Matthew's wrath, Diana finds herself guided by Father Hubbard to Bedlam. This dark, dank space for unwanted creatures is where Matthew ultimately decided to interrogate and torture Christopher Marlowe and Louisa de Clermont. Matthew is eventually talked down from the tree, deals are made, and they go on with life with the understanding that it's time to go back to their present -- BUT -- not just yet, Ms. Bishop! Shadow of Night is decidedly about the fathers. It's time to face hers.
    See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/62Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well), or for US listeners: text ADOW to 444999Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 or hit us up on SpeakPipe Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com Our Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @DaemonsDiscuss, Facebook - Daemons Discuss & Instagram - @daemonsdiscussTo join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here: Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review EpisodesTV show reviews? Go here: A Discovery of Witches TV ReviewsTo check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode ListGet your Daemon merch here: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/shop
    In this episode:
    By the segment . . .
    (00:00) Happy New Year + updates! Associated links below . . .(02:08) Intro/Patreon sponsorship(04:25) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Samantha, Indigo, and Suzanne + STEPHEN!(13:50) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Briana Houston(46:39) Housekeeping - Thank you Karin in Israel (podcast reviewer-we didn’t pay her, we promise), Zoe & Suzanne! Sponsored by Cynthia Poch(59:27) Save It For the Show - Topic: Random Fandom Bits! Sponsored by Patricia Brophy(1:09:35) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. (1:11:01) Last thoughts/Outro.
    Informational links:
    Michael JibsonAll Soul Discussion GroupDeb Harkness' Facebook Live (27 Jan 2020)Paul Bettany (from The DaVinci Code)The Louisa/Kit/Diana ScruffPurple Notebook Answers (click to submit your guess). All Souls Witchy Women The Zombies 
    Credits/Copyright Information 
    * Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
    * Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 
    * "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  
    * Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
    * The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
    * The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
    * This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
    * Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:
    Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David &

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Christmas 2019!

    Christmas 2019!

    Christmas 2019
    Well, what can we say about this episode, but it's the last one of the year! All Souls-y stuff? We tried. Going off the rails, chatting like we do? We succeeded! Perfect background noise for wrapping presents, drinking your hot spiced beverages, fighting the last minute shopping traffic, or trimming the tree! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year.
    See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/DDEXmas2019Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well), or for US listeners: text ADOW to 444999Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 or hit us up on SpeakPipe Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com Our Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @DaemonsDiscuss, Facebook - Daemons Discuss & Instagram - @daemonsdiscussTo join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here: Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review EpisodesTV show reviews? Go here: A Discovery of Witches TV ReviewsTo check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode ListGet your Daemon merch here: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/shopTopic:  
    The Holidays and Sh*t . . .
    Feast of St. Nicholas, KrampusOur previous holiday episodes: 2016, 2017, 2018Join us on PatreonFandom news! Filming coming to an end, Amazon UK has put up a pre-order for S2 DVD in Dec 2020, All Souls Con (Halloween 2020), "official photos," an instastory with Jacob (Benjamin) and Ed (Marcus), S2 speculation based on paparazzi shots, who's playing Rudolf? Who's playing Rabbi Loew? Mary Sidney?We may be getting an announcement on a new book soon! Give us your guess: Purple Notebook GuessesThe damned Goddess Story! We'll get it!Speculation on babies and blood-rage in S2We wonder how bad we're going to be mad at Matthew in S2. Will it be just as intense as Shadow of Night, or worse?We discuss our Thanksgiving, plans for Christmas, and then we veer into foooooooood ..... the main theme seemed to be Cool Whip!Giveaway! We did plan one! Don't miss it →HEREListeners? Is there something you haven't tried? Food or otherwise? Are sleeves and face/neck tattoos the new tramp-stamp?Valerie has never tried and martini, Jean's never had lemon-curd, a frappacino, or a tequila sunrise, Angela would like to try an old-fashioned.Valerie's Paris story.Housekeeping: Reviews from DIT, Booksarejoy ... thank you so much for the great reviews! Thank you so much for your insightful email, Lyndsey!Last thoughts; the stand-out is Fred Rogers' Emmy acceptance speech.See you next year! Have a happy and safe holiday season. Take care of yourselves, and each other!Credits/Copyright Information 
    Intro/outro music: "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" arrangement by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.News intro: by AwesomeMusicVideos21; provided for fair-use/royalty-free.Cover art (and all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - l

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Thanksgiving 2019

    Thanksgiving 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    We'll talk to you all in December. Patrons, an Aftershow will be publishing next week (Wed Night/Thu Morning).
    Here's the link to the giveaway: visit.DaemonsDomain.com/Fall2019 Oh, and the cookbook title is actually A Thyme to Discover! Whoops!
    Become a Discusser: DaemonsDiscuss.com, then fill out the little form. Or join via text: text ADOW to 444999 (for US residents)

    • 2 min
    The One With the Prophecy

    The One With the Prophecy

    SON ch 35
    Diana finds herself tied up, and negotiating with two creatures who have decided they hate her and want her gone. When we open this chapter, it's hard to say how she'll wriggle herself out of this mess. As we saw in A Discovery of Witches, in the oubliette scene, a flash to her past brings clarity to who she is and what she's capable of. No need for Matthew! “You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
    – Glinda (The Good Witch), The Wizard of Oz
    See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/61Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well), or for US listeners: text ADOW to 444999Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 or hit us up on SpeakPipe Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com Our Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @DaemonsDiscuss, Facebook - Daemons Discuss & Instagram - @daemonsdiscussTo join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here: Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review EpisodesTV show reviews? Go here: A Discovery of Witches TV ReviewsTo check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode ListGet your Daemon merch here: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/shopIn this episode:
    By the segment . . .
    (00:00) Thank you, Melanie Nelson! Wasn't that an awesome intro?!(00:29) Intro/Patreon sponsorship(02:51) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Beth, Rachel, and Caroline!(10:15) Main discussion - Chapter 35 of Shadow of Night - Sponsored by Cynthia Poch(51:54) Housekeeping - Thank you Orffmusicteacher723 (podcast reviewer), Chloe & B! Sponsored by Zoe Gibson(59:23) Save It For the Show - Topic: Leaked Photos! Sponsored by Meriad Mills(1:07:20) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. (1:08:52) Last thoughts/Outro.Informational links:
    A Discovery of Witches San Jose Meet-up Group -- Beth's meet-up group . . . those of you in the San Jose area, join up!Propeller man!Bonus - The One With Deb (feat. Deborah Harkness)Teresa Palmer's Instagram post with her shooting this very scene! All Souls ConBelia SimmKarin StarCredits/Copyright Information 
    * Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
    * Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 
    * "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  
    * Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
    * The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
    * The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
    * This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
    * Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:
    Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot o

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The One With the Favorite Son

    The One With the Favorite Son

    Character Study - Baldwin Montclair
    We've landed on an episode "on the tens!" In this episode, we are diving into what we know, think, and speculate about Matthew's older brother, and Philippe's favorite son, Baldwin.
    See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/60Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well), or for US listeners: text ADOW to 444999Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 or hit us up on SpeakPipe Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com Our Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @DaemonsDiscuss, Facebook - Daemons Discuss & Instagram - @daemonsdiscussTo join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here: Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review EpisodesTV show reviews? Go here: A Discovery of Witches TV ReviewsTo check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode ListGet your Daemon merch here: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/shopInformational links:
    All Souls ConBelia SimmKarin StarWeekly Geek: Baldwin Montclair 7 surprising Ancient Rome FactsMichael FassbenderTrystan GravelleThe Personality EpisodeThe History of Private LifeI, Claudius Purple Notebook Answers (click to submit your guess). Credits/Copyright Information 
    * Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
    * Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 
    * "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  
    * Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
    * The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
    * The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
    * This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
    * Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:
    Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

Jskovie ,

5 star love!

Daemon ladies - y’all should be crazy proud of this podcast. Not only do you guys keep it entertaining, but I absolutely love all the history and knowledge you bring to the material. You have helped open another world to me just by discussing the books we all love! This is like being a fly on the wall to a witty and intelligent book club. Keep up the great work and know you have a fan in Dallas!

So so annoyed! ,

A Conversation With Friends

Huge fan of the All Souls novels. Great listening to this fun trio discuss some of my favorite characters. It seriously feels like you are sitting at a table, drink of choice and discussing these stories, shows and life in general. Awesome job ladies!!

Orffmusicteacher723 ,

Thanks, Daemons!

Hi Daemons! I've been listening to your podcast since August, but I've been an all souls fan since the very beginning. I love how your break down the chapters of the books (or whatever you are discussing at the time,) and how it feels like I'm right there hanging out with the three of you. I listen to the podcast on my way to and from work, when my kids aren't in the car, and often find myself answering you out loud. Thanks so much for being your irreverent, insightful selves.
-Tara C.

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