163 episodes

Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.

The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast Claytemple Media

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.

    Ep. 159: In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

    Ep. 159: In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

    Is it Forlesen or The Time Machine?

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    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the ⁠Lower Decks⁠!

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    Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast ⁠Agnus⁠!

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: The first in a series of episode on Wolfe's novella The Eyeflash Miracles.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 158: All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

    Ep. 158: All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

    On Venus, the sun can't hear you scream.

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: The first in a series of episode on Wolfe's novella The Eyeflash Miracles.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 157: The Archronology of Love by Caroline M. Yoachim

    Ep. 157: The Archronology of Love by Caroline M. Yoachim

    A lost Star Trek: The Next Generation episode about love, time travel, and first contact.

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: ... a long summer of bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 156: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    Ep. 156: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    Are you ready to cry?

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: ... a long summer of bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 155: Pig (2021 Film)

    Ep. 155: Pig (2021 Film)

    The cut-throat world of truffle-hunting.

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: ... a long summer of bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep. 154: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Ep. 154: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Guilt, redemption, art.

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    Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on ⁠Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast⁠.

    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the ⁠Lower Decks⁠!

    Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on ⁠Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast⁠.

    Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast ⁠Agnus⁠!

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story ⁠"Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast⁠.

    Next time: ... a long summer of bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

r shane ,

Outstanding Wolfe Podcast

I could spend hours telling you why I love Gene Wolfe’s work. But, if you’re searching for podcasts about his work, you already agree with me. Let me instead tell you that this is the best podcast I have found that covers his work. I’m thrilled to be re-reading Wolfe in chronological order with Glenn and Brandon. I look forward to my morning commute on the days a new episode drops! If you love Wolfe, you should be listening to this podcast.

Disap1969 ,

Long due

I listen to 2 podcasts, and they are both close to my heart. To both, the quote I think perfectly fit the value of your work
From William Wordsworth's The Prelude:
"What we love, others will love, and we will teach them how."
Thank you.

6thcity ,

A necessary listen for Wolfe readers

In a surprisingly (and welcome!) crowded field of Gene Wolfe podcasts, this one offers not only two unique voices, and therefore perspectives, on the rich and vast mystery of Wolfe’s literary output, but also the novel approach of reading that output in chronological order. In further comparison with the other podcasts in the field (which I also recommend,) the hosts here offer a slightly more academic approach to the works, and often move at a faster pace.

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