47 episodes

Two queer, sharp witted, and long-time best friends dive deep into Amazon's The Wheel of Time TV show, adapted from Robert Jordan's epic book series. Randland contains critical reviews, thematic discussions, as well as production insights into this prestige television show. Season 3 contains spoiler free tv episode breakdowns, as well as a deeper dive for book fans.Created by Amyrlin Jay (producer by trade), M'Hael Collin (writer extraordinaire) and also featuring Tigraine of Twitter of Time (circus marvel) our official social media correspondent. Randland is Edited by Warder Matt (a dangerously skilled film editor!)

Randland Wheel of Time TV Podcast Jay & Collin & Lauren

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    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

Two queer, sharp witted, and long-time best friends dive deep into Amazon's The Wheel of Time TV show, adapted from Robert Jordan's epic book series. Randland contains critical reviews, thematic discussions, as well as production insights into this prestige television show. Season 3 contains spoiler free tv episode breakdowns, as well as a deeper dive for book fans.Created by Amyrlin Jay (producer by trade), M'Hael Collin (writer extraordinaire) and also featuring Tigraine of Twitter of Time (circus marvel) our official social media correspondent. Randland is Edited by Warder Matt (a dangerously skilled film editor!)

    The Wheel of Time Episode 3 "A Place of Safety"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 3 "A Place of Safety"

    When exactly do sparks begin to fly? Just how long is a never-ending quest? How exactly does one call a fade? It’s all discussed here!

    In this episode we breakdown Amazon’s The Wheel Of Time Ep. 3 “A Place of Safety.” Opening with a spoiler-free recap and discussion, Jay & Collin highlight the peaks, valleys, strengths, and weaknesses of the episode before Zoë joins to transition the conversation to a spoiler-filled chat encompassing the entirety of the TV show season and book series.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Wheel Of Time Episode 2 "Shadow's Waiting"

    The Wheel Of Time Episode 2 "Shadow's Waiting"

    Randland revisits episode two of The Wheel of Time TV show, "Shadow's Waiting" to see if their initial review and perspective has shifted upon rewatching. Amyrlin Jay and M'hael breakdown a spoiler free recap of the episode. Later they're joined by Tigraine for a spoiler filled discussion, dishing on episode highlights and grievances from a book fan POV.

    In short, Trollocs can't swim. Fades are hott. Two River's kids sure can sing. Rand coughs up bats but still has the vocal strength to challenge Moiraine. Moiraine Sedai is tired, really tired.  Mat is holding everyone together by a thread. Lan makes questionable life choices. Perrin can't run up stairs with his silly flesh wound. And we welcome The Return of the Wisdom. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 1: “Leavetaking”

    The Wheel of Time Episode 1: “Leavetaking”

    Randland returns to the beginning of the television season with a breakdown and deep dive into Episode 1: Leavetaking. The first half of this podcast episode is a spoiler-free chat examining all of the elements that setup our journey forward this season, followed by a spoiler-filled conversation that looks at the larger picture of how this early episode gives us clues about where the show may be headed.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Wheel of Time - Book V. TV Character Comparisons

    The Wheel of Time - Book V. TV Character Comparisons

    Since the TV premiere of  The Wheel of Time, book purists have vocalized their ardent criticism proclaiming, "Those aren't the characters I know and adore!" In contrast, fans worldwide are falling in love with the adaptation that has become the #1 streamed show of 2021.  Join Randland as they attempt to reconcile these polarize opinions  by giving a fair and in-depth analysis.

    Get ready for some heated debated between M'Hael, Tigraine, and Amyrlin Jay, as they compare and contrast the most beloved characters from The Wheel of Time book series to their TV counterparts. Randland will rank each character on a scale of 1-10 to decide how well Amazon Prime's adaptation captures the spirit of the Emond's Field Five, your favorite Aes Sedai and Warder, and more. Ironically, they are all in agreement on the Best & Worst dressed of the series, and have some flaming fun celebrating (and roasting) fashions of the Westlands. 

    Warning: This episode contains book series and tv spoilers!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    This New Turning: Theme, Variation, and Andoran Meat Pies

    This New Turning: Theme, Variation, and Andoran Meat Pies

    Randland convenes to discuss the broader strokes of the Wheel of Time narrative and how the television adaptation has tackled some of these themes. We examine the contrasts between the two media properties, citing the impact of the Wheel, the handling of sex and gender representation, and even the tone of the storytelling. An analysis of the narrative focal shift of the television show sheds light on the production’s use of world building to set up impactful moments in future seasons.

    Warning: Contains The Wheel of Time series Book & TV Show Spoilers

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 8 - "The Eye of The World"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 8 - "The Eye of The World"

    There are no endings to the turning of the Wheel, but it was an ending to Season 1 of The Wheel of Time on Amazon. Join the M'Hael, Amyrlin, and Tigraine for a wild discussion of Episode 8, "The Eye of the World." 

    From Barney Harris's abrupt departure, to the numerous obstacles presented by Covid-19, there were no shortage of challenges for Rafe and the team as they tried their best to wrap up the premiere season of this long-awaited adaptation. 

    Kicking it off with a spoiler-free discussion, Collin & Jay  break down the episode scene-by-scene, giving a candid analysis for what worked on the silver-screen, and what left us wanting.

    Read the full series? Feel free to skip ahead to 1:23:00 and venture deep into the Blight with Tigraine, as we navigate the  surprising departures (or remixes?) from the books; debating what was successful, what was abysmal, and all the feels we had between. 

    • 3 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Karennalani ,

Well conceived and executed!

Great listens 💚 love these both as a companion to the show and even just as a portal into my somewhat dormant fandom - been almost 10 years since I’ve read but now very inspired to pick the books back up! Great hosts!

Robbie (Silver Tooth) ,

Love

Funny and insightful WoT content.

General Swans ,

Intelligent and funny

I started re-reading the series last year when I heard Amazon picked it up. In the middle of a podcast gap, I took a stab at several new WOT podcasts hoping to land on something that focused on the upcoming show.

So far I’ve really enjoyed Randland. They develop an excellent structure for the episodes, and though comedic references and general joshing abounds, it keeps a great pace on meaningful content and conversation. The production value is surprisingly good for what I assume is a group-of-friends-start-up variety of podcast. There’s some savvy in it which may suggest at least someone on the team knows what they’re doing on the technical side of things.

Their dealings and analysis of important issues surrounding the books, and it’s tv adaptation, in regards to modern popular culture has been on point. They show an intelligence without coming across as pretentious. I appreciate that.

The Role-Playing thing they do every now and then weirded me out at first, but it’s actually kinda fun. (If that sorta thing, isn’t quite your thing, they set it up to easily skip through)

Great job so far!! I hope you all are able to keep it going. Looking forward to that first season!! 🤘

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