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A podcast that goes deep on the stories we love, and comes back with a little something extra. Currently covering His Dark Materials.

Extraneous: His Dark Materials Mischief Media

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    • 5.0, 24 Ratings

A podcast that goes deep on the stories we love, and comes back with a little something extra. Currently covering His Dark Materials.

    The Subtle Knife Trailer Hot Take! | His Dark Materials

    The Subtle Knife Trailer Hot Take! | His Dark Materials

    Quick record and release here, as Melissa and Will break down the new trailer for THE SUBTLE KNIFE, SEASON 2, that was released at Comic Con!
    Is that Will without his fingers? What is Lord Boreal doing fighting with Will? A new look for the tower? Witchmoot?! RUTA MF'ing SKADI! We're SO EXCITED!
    Extraneous is a part of the Mischief Media network. We have a Patreon! Join our ever-growing community by going to Patreon.com/makingmischief today! You can also find our Extraneous merch and more over at Mischief Merch. 

    • 24 min
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife, Ch 9: Ocean's Four

    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife, Ch 9: Ocean's Four

    Lyra, Pan, Will, and the Tabby Cat pull a heist worthy of Ocean's 11. So of course Mrs. Coulter shows up! 
    Characters (05:30:00)
    Dust Bears (20:15:00)
    Dust Bunnies (25:02:00)
    Alethiometer readings (28:24:00)
    Extra Awards (31:13:00)
    Mixtape (32:01:00); remember you can listen to the playlist here!
    This episode is sponsored by Tab for a Cause! 
    Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!
    Extraneous is a part of the Mischief Media network. We have a Patreon! Join our ever-growing community by going to Patreon.com/makingmischief today! You can also find our Extraneous merch and more over at Mischief Merch. 
    Produced by Jaanelle Yee // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

    • 37 min
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 8: The Elder Knife. The One Knife. The Knife of Destiny. The Knifestick.

    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 8: The Elder Knife. The One Knife. The Knife of Destiny. The Knifestick.

    More than halfway through Subtle Knife...we meet...THE SUBTLE KNIFE!
    Join us as we traverse this immensely important piece of the story:
    Characters (06:11:70)
    Dust Bears (27:15:22)
    Dust Bunnies (47:56:83)
    Alethiometer readings (51:02:81)
    Extra Awards (53:10:94)
    Mixtape (54:43:70); remember you can listen to the playlist here!
    This episode is sponsored by Shaker and Spoon.
    Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!
    Extraneous is a part of the Mischief Media network. We have a Patreon! Join our ever-growing community by going to Patreon.com/makingmischief today! You can also find our Extraneous merch and more over at Mischief Merch. That's also where you can find the gift cards we talked about up top—head to mischiefmerch.com/giftcard today and pick up a Mischief gift card to gain a 20-30% bonus value on top of what you spend to any Mischief original event!
    Produced by Melissa Anelli // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

    • 59 min
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 7: Charles Latrom's Gambit

    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 7: Charles Latrom's Gambit

    Lord Boreal is a Douche, Part 75: It's Chapter 7!
    Come with us as we journey through the character development in this chapter, followed by our dust bears (33:34:77) and dust bunnies (40:34:77), alethiometer readings (43:20:42), Extra Award (45:55:99), and Mixtape songs (47:30:50)  — the whole playlist of which you can listen to here!
    This episode is sponsored by Shaker and Spoon.
    Send us an email or a voice message with your theories: extraneouspod@gmail.com. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for even more HDM discussion goodness!
    Extraneous is a part of the Mischief Media network. We have a Patreon! Join our ever-growing community by going to Patreon.com/makingmischief today! You can also find our Extraneous merch and more over at Mischief Merch. That's also where you can find the gift cards we talked about up top—head to mischiefmerch.com/giftcard today and pick up a Mischief gift card to gain a 20-30% bonus value on top of what you spend to any Mischief original event!
    Produced by Melissa Anelli // hosts Melissa Anelli and William Redden // Audiobook clips (c) Penguin Random House

    • 51 min
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 6: Make Cittagazze Great Again

    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife Ch 6: Make Cittagazze Great Again

    Welcome to chapter 6! We're starting this week with a quick summary and diving into plot and themes (00:03:45). For our dust bears and dust bunnies, there's a ton of differences in the worlds to go through as well—remember the Alamo? We have our alethiometer readings (00:42:13), and pick our Extra award recipients (00:45:11), and some great new songs for our Subtle Knife mixtape (00:47:39). 

    • 52 min
    The Subtle Knife Ch 4-5: What Do Cats Do?

    The Subtle Knife Ch 4-5: What Do Cats Do?

    We're back with renewed extra-ness to dive into His Dark Materials reading! This week, we're finishing up our chapter 4 analysis and moving on to chapter 5 of The Subtle Knife (00:04:17). We're following Will and Lyra's journeys and their approaches to the world, and we're loving how these characters are coming to life. Also, the way people treat animals in their respective worlds helps draw out the differences.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

jkrul000 ,

Was it free will or destiny that brought me to this podcast??

Both hosts are a joy to listen to. They go deep and don’t shy away from the largeness of Pullman’s world(s). They’ve got me pausing the podcast and rewinding, taking mental notes, and getting into long philosophical questions about free will with my partner. Thank you for finally giving this series the time and attention it deserves. ❤️

ActualSamHarris ,

Lovely and Thoughtful Analysis and Banter ❤️

As a long-time PotterCast listener, and someone who read His Dark Materials as a child and young adult, I am so down for Melissa and Will’s thoughts and analysis, which has brought me back to this incredible series

Sara Gardner obviously. ,

Brilliant!

Really smart, fun commentary on a beloved TV show and very charming hosts!

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