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Journey to the West is one of the most influential books ever written and has inspired countless stories, but is quite obscure in the West. Caoimhe Ní Chaoimh hosts a lighthearted chapter by chapter discussion of the novel with her friend, comedian MJ Stokes. New episodes come out every second Wednesday.

Journey of the Monkey King Caoimhe Ní Chaoimh & MJ Stokes

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Journey to the West is one of the most influential books ever written and has inspired countless stories, but is quite obscure in the West. Caoimhe Ní Chaoimh hosts a lighthearted chapter by chapter discussion of the novel with her friend, comedian MJ Stokes. New episodes come out every second Wednesday.

    JotMK #41 - Cuttlefish commander, sturgeon sergeant

    JotMK #41 - Cuttlefish commander, sturgeon sergeant

    Sun Wukong gets his arse kicked for once when Red Boy doesn't believe that Pilgrim Sun used to be mates with his dad. Can Zhu Bajie fill his shoes? No. Obviously not.

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    Subscribe to our Patreon or buy us a coffee.Wuxing (or the five phases) on Wikipedia.Episode artwork is a photograph of statues of the Dragon Kings of the Four Seas from the Great Temple of Mazu in Tainan.Follow Caoimhe, MJ and this podcast on Twitter, follow MJ on Instagram and follow Caoimhe on the Fediverse.

    • 26 min
    JotMK Patreon Bonus Episode Preview

    JotMK Patreon Bonus Episode Preview

    We have a Patreon now! Please support us. Subscribers get new episodes as soon as they're done and if you subscribe at the €3 tier you will get a bonus audio commentary track for the first episode of BBC's Monkey. Here's a preview of it.

    Or, if you don't want to set up a recurring subscription, just buy us a coffee.

    https://www.patreon.com/monkeykingpod

    • 3 min
    JotMK #40 - We are technically done with child murder

    JotMK #40 - We are technically done with child murder

    We have a Patreon now! Please support us. Or, if you don't want to set up a recurring subscription, just buy us a coffee.

    After leaving the Black Rooster Kingdom behind, Sun Wukong starts to get fed up at Tripitaka not heeding his warnings.

    This episode does not technically contain child murder, but does feature a monster disguised as a child that is very violently attacked. Murder and kidnapping is also mentioned. So is vaccine scepticism.

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    Subscribe to our Patreon or buy us a coffee.Rakshasha on Wikipedia.Samādhi on Wikipedia.Episode artwork is a painting from the Long Corridor at the Summer Palace in Beijing.Follow Caoimhe, MJ and this podcast on Twitter, follow MJ on Instagram and follow Caoimhe on the Fediverse.

    • 35 min
    JotMK #39 - Your Kingdom Ain't S***

    JotMK #39 - Your Kingdom Ain't S***

    Who can Wukong turn to try and bring the king of the Black Rooster Kingdom back from the dead? Someone who's annoyed at him for a lot of wasted charcoal.

    This episodes has mentions of cannibalism, rape by deception, gelding of an animal/animal spirit and use of the corporal punishment headband.

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    Blue–green distinction in language and Linguistic relativity and the colour naming debate on Wikipedia.Mañjuśrī on Wikipedia.Episode artwork is a painting of Mañjuśrī from the Yulin Caves, Gansu, China.Follow Caoimhe, MJ and this podcast on Twitter, follow MJ on Instagram and follow Caoimhe on the Fediverse.

    • 25 min
    JotMK #38 - My dad would definitely still be ****ing if he was alive

    JotMK #38 - My dad would definitely still be ****ing if he was alive

    The prince of the black rooster kingdom, investigating the claims made by Sun Wukong, makes enquiries about his parents' sex life.

    This episode features animal cruelty and mass animal death as well as corporal punishment.

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    Episode artwork by Chen Huiguan.Follow Caoimhe, MJ and this podcast on Twitter, follow MJ on Instagram and follow Caoimhe on the Fediverse.

    • 27 min
    JotMK #37 Why didn't you just sue the guy who murdered you?

    JotMK #37 Why didn't you just sue the guy who murdered you?

    Tripitaka is visited by a ghost, who was murdered in a somewhat more mundane way than the magical shenanigans we're used to dealing with.

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    Episode artwork is a painting of a rooster by Li Yin.Follow Caoimhe, MJ and this podcast on Twitter, follow MJ on Instagram and follow Caoimhe on the Fediverse.The Rogue Gallery & Studios on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok.

    • 38 min

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