8 episodes

A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by
Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.

Octavia's Parables adrienne maree brown & Toshi Reagon with Kat Aaron

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    • 4.9, 235 Ratings

A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by
Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 7

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 7

    Lauren names Earthseed. She creates her survival pack. Can Mars bear life? And Lauren turns 16. Toshi and adrienne consider Chapter 7 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And we offer questions for you (and your people). 



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    • 47 min
    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 6

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 6

    Joanne tells on Lauren. Lauren and her father look into the abyss. A brief moment of play. And the rabbits are stolen. Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 6 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And we offer questions for you (and your people) to discuss. 

    Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. 

    Follow us on twitter at @oparables. 

    • 38 min
    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 5

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 5

    Rain. Free water. Amy Dunn is killed. Lauren opens up to her friend, cautiously. Toshi and adrienne dig into Chapter 5 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, we offer questions for you (and your people) to consider.

    This episode also features a song, The Water, by Toshi Reagon and Destiny Hemphill. The Water is based in the poem Apocalypso Song #8, The Water Chants, After overhearing Toshi Reagon. 

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    Follow us on Twitter at @oparables.   

    • 44 min
    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 4

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 4

    Amy Dunn lights a fire. Lauren gets new neighbors. We learn about target practice. Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 4 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, with questions to consider. 

    Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. 

    Follow us on Twitter at @oparables.

    • 31 min
    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 3

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 3

    Toshi and adrienne dig into Chapter 3 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. An astronaut dies on Mars. Mrs. Sims dies at the compound. A new president is elected. We meet the pyros. And as always, questions for you (and your people) to consider. 

    Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. 

    Follow us on Twitter at @oparables. 

    • 38 min
    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 2

    Parable of the Sower: Chapter 2

    Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 2 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. The first trip outside the compound, the baptism, and our first window into hyperempathy. As always, questions for you (and your people) to discuss and consider. 

    Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables.

    Follow us on Twitter at @oparables

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

Mimi M3 ,

Brilliant! Full of heart & piercing insight

Toshi & adrienne guide us on a glorious immersion into Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents.
The inspiration gleaned and the questions offered each week/chapter feel like nourishment for our bone marrow. I’m loving going deeper with these books of vision, wisdom and truth. The music is fantastic too!

Mimi Maduro
Mosier, Oregon

Msol505 ,

❤️

Love this so much. One of the the things I truly look forward to each week in these crazy times. I’m telling everyone I know about it. Thank you Mujeres, for making this.

SophTofe ,

Timely and essential

So grateful for this deep dive into a crucial work that only speaks more to this country’s state now than when I first read it a few years ago. Hard and hopeful truths for difficult times. Much gratitude to you both offering this podcast.

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