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We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser.

Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go.

We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. Join us!

The Dragon Reread Jeff Lake, Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan

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    • 4.8, 68 Ratings

We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser.

Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go.

We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. Join us!

    WH: Prologue

    WH: Prologue

    We're back with the prologue of Winter's Heart. Elaida's Darkfriend hunters strike Black (Ajah) gold, Elayne gets recursively interrupted several times, and Rand has done a poor job of leaving Cairhien.
    Note: you may hear children laughing during this episode. This phenomenon can be attributed to creeping madness on the part of the listener.
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 47 min
    PoD: Chapters 28-31

    PoD: Chapters 28-31

    Elaida's Black Ajah hunters arrive at a breakthrough, Elayne arrives in Caemlyn, Perrin arrives to meet Masema, and Egwene's army arrives at Tar Valon. Rand learns that neglecting your army of channeling warriors can have negative consequences: for instance, sometimes your throne room explodes.
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 1 hr 10 min
    PoD: Chapters 25-27

    PoD: Chapters 25-27

    The White Tower is in tumult thanks to the influence of the Black Ajah. However, Elaida's secret Black Ajah hunting squad is closer to their quarry than even they suspect. Meanwhile Rand and Cadsuane have a jackass competition and Rand, unusually, loses.
    Why Doesn't Randland Have an Actual Name? By Sylas K. Barrett: https://www.tor.com/2020/04/30/why-doesnt-randland-have-an-actual-name/
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 49 min
    PoD: Chapters 22-24

    PoD: Chapters 22-24

    Rand leads an army into battle with the Seanchan. Things start off well as his literal lightning campaign catches them off-guard, but having an insane commander eventually proves to have a downside too.
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 56 min
    PoD: Chapters 18-21

    PoD: Chapters 18-21

    Egwene makes her attempt to seize true power over the rebel Aes Sedai. It depends on her being unshakably confident in her own righteousness and also being annoyingly, technically right about legal minutiae. In other words, Egwene's specialties.
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 42 min
    PoD: Chapters 14-17

    PoD: Chapters 14-17

    Rand meets with his variously trustworthy Asha'man and plots his next move. Then Egwene is set up to make her big move to realize her power as the Amyrlin Seat by a helpful Andoran army. Hopefully she won't have to destroy them.
    Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).
    Support us on Patreon!
    Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

jakesmorrison ,

WOT book club...Awesome

I tried many Wheel of Time podcast and this is the one that hooked me. The humor, and insight is top-notch.

Talkherdy2me ,

Enjoyable and engaging podcast

I look forward to this podcast every week. I’ve been trying to get through WOT for a few years now. I got to book 12 and realized I forgot everything that happened. Thank goodness for this podcast. I’ve downloaded a couple of other WOT podcasts but they don’t compare. These three are engaging and funny. I love Alice’s laugh and I’m always chuckling when I listen. I even started listening to their Muggles with Attitude podcast even though I really dislike the Harry Potter series. They make it so enjoyable. The recaps are great and I love the theorizing. I can’t wait until they’re caught up to me.

Bealorn ,

Best WOT podcast

I started listening to these three armadillos and couldn’t stop. I love their humor paired with their ability to break down the WOT books so well. This podcast is the best breakdown of Robert Jordans books that I’ve listened too so far! I binged the whole podcast and got to the most recent and couldn’t believe it! I can’t wait for more! Thanks Jeff, Alice and Micah!

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