The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a podcast dedicated to the enjoyment of the works of Brandon Sanderson. Join Bill, Amy, and Jordan as they travel through the worlds of Mistborn, the Stormlight Archive, Elantris, Warbreaker and the rest of the Cosmere!
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And remember: there's always another secret.
It's "Rhythm of War," which was an in-world book inside of Rhythm of War, where scholars research the Rhythm of War. It gets... meta. This episode marks our discussion of the Part 3 epigraphs from Book 4 of Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive. Join us, won't you?
"Tim Curry in Legend"
Who is El? Yet another mysterious figure in the Cosmere, and only appearing briefly, El has already got the speculations flowing. So join the Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies as we discuss this new mystery that Brandon Sanderson has introduced into The Stormlight Archive.
"Wyndle the Forklift" - Kara Stewart Interview
This was honestly one of the most fun conversations we've had on The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies. Kara Stewart, the CFO, and head of merchandise and events at Dragonsteel, joins the SICS hosts for a chat about what goes on behind the curtain. Sharing interesting tidbits to genuinely funny stories, Kara was an absolute joy to have on the show.
"A non-wizard at Math Hogwarts" - The Rithmatist
Welcome to the United Isles of America! The SICS hosts have stepped away from the Cosmere for a moment to take a look at one of Brandon's Young Adult novels: The Rithmatist! Written after Brandon decided The Liar of Partinel wasn't quite working, The Rithmatist gave him exactly the fresh new playground he needed to get the creative gears turning again. So join the SICS crew as we talk about this gem (and the sequel we're still hoping for after so many years).
"Sometimes, the sprinkles are very, very harrowing." - RoW Part 4 Epigraphs
Fear the sprinkles! The epigraphs from Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, particularly in The Stormlight Archive, are packed with little tidbits of information, and we're ready to devour them! In this episode, the SICS crew discusses the epigraphs from Part 4 of Rhythm of War, the excerpts from [REDACTED]'s journal! What secrets lie within?
"Gregorina" - Sanderson's 2nd Law of Magic
This week, the SICS hosts take a break from Roshar to look into another of Sanderson's Laws of Magic. Brandon Sanderson has proposed three "laws" when it comes to writing, the second of which is that "Limitations are more interesting than abilities." What does he mean by this? That's exactly what we're talking about this episode!
Oh my Adonalsium, these people are GOOD.
I am a relatively new Sanderson fan, and so I didn’t read the cosmere in the “correct” order and because of that I have missed out on a TON of stuff. Luckily for me, these wonderful geniuses, they don’t miss out on ANYTHING. To the point that I have wondered how they even can think of anything else. I now use this podcast as a crucial part of all my re-readings of the cosmere. Sanderson throws super vague passes on everything and these Sandersonians catch every single one and discuss them all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. ;) overall, this is the podcast for everyone who has even heard of Brandon. Thank you.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now and they do a great job breaking down Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere. One of things I enjoy is that it’s accessible for all levels of Sanderson fandom. They bring up some really interesting topics and are very entertaining to listen to. Every time I touchdown my finger on the play button, I know I’m in for a great episode!
Great New Sanderson Centric Podcast!
A fun podcast relating to all things Brandon Sanderson and Cosmere topics. If you've read Brandon's books that take place in the Cosmere universe, you'll enjoy the show. The hosts are still ironing things out, but the bones of the episodes have been great! Keep up the good work and producing quality material!
Update relating to the challenge this week: Cosmerenauts geeking out about Sanderson.
Continued update: still great quality and only improving.