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We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

SPLANCHNICS: The Society for the Preservation of Literature, the Arts, Numinosity, Culture, Humor, Nerdiness, Inspiration, Cr Clare Walker & Hannah Kubiak

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We are a mother-daughter team of creative artists irreverently discussing books, movies, TV shows, theater, art, bad grammar, or whatever else has captured our imaginations. This is a very serious podcast!!

    S2:E22 Book Club: Brave New World (pt. 2)

    S2:E22 Book Club: Brave New World (pt. 2)

    In this episode, Hannah and Clare continue to talk about Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," through the lens of one of our favorite "Star Trek" episodes. We also manage to mention "Abolition of Man" again. See if you can spot it!

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley includes adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.
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    S2:E21 Book Club - Brave New World (Pt. 1)

    S2:E21 Book Club - Brave New World (Pt. 1)

    In this episode, Clare and Hannah come off the reservation and step into a Brave New World where people are made in bottles, Henry Ford is God, and the police are armed with water-pistols.

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley includes adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.

    Please enjoy this hilarious video from The Onion about how Disney grows childhood stars in their advanced genetic engineering laboratory!


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    Wizards and Hunchbacks and Fairies, Oh my!

    Wizards and Hunchbacks and Fairies, Oh my!

    Don't be fooled by the title. We're still talking about Shakespeare. This time Hannah and Clare talk about the elements of tragedy and comedy, why the Lancasters had to look good in the histories, and what kind of play The Tempest is anyway.
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    Why You Should Watch Shakespeare

    Why You Should Watch Shakespeare

    Hannah finally uses her drama degree! In this episode, our mother-daughter duo discuss Shakespeare, its challenges, its beauty, and its relevance to us today.

    This week's installment of "Splanchnics Math:" According to Clare (3:50), Shakespeare was born in 1864 and died in 1616 at the age of 52. This is, of course, incorrect. He lived to be 248 and lived his life going backwards in time. 



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    Book Club - A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Book Club - A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Spanning 18 centuries, Walter M. Miller's "A Canticle for Leibowitz" follows a Catholic monastery's attempts to preserve knowledge through several apocalypses.

    In this episode, Clare and Hannah talk about very serious topics like the cyclical nature of history, mankind's self-destructive nature, buzzards, and a random shark. We also mention C.S. Lewis, but that's a given at this point.

    If you'd like to pick up a copy of this science fiction classic, head over to Clare's Bookshop.org storefront. This is an affiliate link--if you buy the book, you still get a discount but a small portion of the proceeds supports this podcast. Thanks so much for your support!



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    Breakfast Chat #2: Songs that Rocked Our World

    Breakfast Chat #2: Songs that Rocked Our World

    Clare and Hannah share some of their favorite songs and explain why music is an essential part of character development. We manage to quote both Plato and Michael Jackson.

    Hannah's picks:
    I'm a Funny Dame (Eartha Kitt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3l1K13naLM
    Blue Healer (Birdtalker): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL4AP-n091M
    Simple Man (Jason Manns With Friends cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMbXOwXSdM
    Clare's picks:
    Thriller (Michael Jackson, album 1982, single 1983): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA
    Hotel California (The Eagles, 1977): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVsbvFkhzY4
    How Could You Say No? (Billy Sprague): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cr0j-_mUHE

    Plato's Republic (affiliate link -- thank you for clicking through!)

    Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker.
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