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Just two hyper-critical English majors talking some pretty big game about The Wheel of Time. Co-hosts Emily and Sally gather around their kitchen table each week to serve you up a full fantasy feast of oft-misremembered summary, hot analysis, scraps of literary theory, and a whole lot of hating Rand.

Everybody Hates Rand: A Wheel of Time Podcast Everybody Hates Rand

    • Comedy
    • 4.5, 40 Ratings

Just two hyper-critical English majors talking some pretty big game about The Wheel of Time. Co-hosts Emily and Sally gather around their kitchen table each week to serve you up a full fantasy feast of oft-misremembered summary, hot analysis, scraps of literary theory, and a whole lot of hating Rand.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

General Swans ,

Entertaining and insightful!

Ignore that other one-star review that says “stop!” In the title. That guy’s an idiot.

I just recently decided to finish the series. I think I originally got through book nine. It’s been over ten years since picking one up, and so I decided (as WOT fans often do) to start over instead of trying to remember who was doing what and where.

In looking for a podcast to accompany this quest, the name “everybody hates rand” made me smirk a bit, and so I thought I’d try it.

It’s perfect for a what I’m doing; it’s not totally spoiler-free, but does track the stories, characters, and themes as it evolves from the beginning, which works great for a re-read

EHR brings what feels like a perfect blend of literary analysis and social commentary, but does so in a comedic way that makes the listen a lot of fun. *anyone who has a problem with this sort of take on a fantasy series treats these things way too seriously (you people have problems; you probably say dumb things like “not-my-Luke-Skywalker”, and I want nothing to do with you).

I digress.

My only minor gripe is the sound quality. I hope some new microphones make their way to future episodes.

Keep it up; I hope to see it through till the end!!

Five stars!

PostAdolescentMale ,

Best Nerds in the Game

One fateful day I decided to listen to every Wheel of Time podcast I could find (yknow, like a normal person), and Emily and Sally are the best by far. A lot of people take the content too seriously, but EHR regularly pokes fun at it while still taking the occasional deep dive. EHR feels like talking to a friend about the book, which was the fan experience I wanted.

The pod also isn’t just Wheel of Time. This may annoy some people, but assuming most of us here have read the series already it’s fun to hear about fantasy content in general.

Keep up the good work!

GlennInRI ,

So much food for thought

This type of discussion is unique in the Wheel of Time universe. A fascinating discussion of feminism masculinity and patriarchy. It’s hard to find a female perspective on this series. I love that these two ladies LOVE the series (as do I) but also can criticize its flaws in a thought provoking (and sometimes hilariously irreverent) discussion. Plus- Sally & Emily are just hilarious- I enjoy “hanging out” with them on a weekly basis.

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