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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!

You can catch the show live at twitch.tv/innkeeperstable @ 8:30pm MTN time every other Monday.
For more updates or to interact with the show hosts, follow our Twitter account @CosmereStudies.
If you would like to contribute to S.I.C.S. visit https://www.patreon.com/CosmereStudies and help grow our community.

And remember: there's always another secret.

The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies S.I.C.S. Team

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

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!

You can catch the show live at twitch.tv/innkeeperstable @ 8:30pm MTN time every other Monday.
For more updates or to interact with the show hosts, follow our Twitter account @CosmereStudies.
If you would like to contribute to S.I.C.S. visit https://www.patreon.com/CosmereStudies and help grow our community.

And remember: there's always another secret.

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #163: "A Hug of a Story" - Tress and Xisis

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #163: "A Hug of a Story" - Tress and Xisis

    In this episode, the SICS crew discusses an interesting conversation between Tress and the mysterious "Xisis" in the later chapters of Brandon Sanderson's Tress of the Emerald Sea. Who is Xisis? And how does one negotiate with a [REDACTED]?
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFLbiEqaWeAMfU8QQ_4wZ53pnw-lPkPc5Lh3oSfkH4I/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": "Painting characters EXACTLY as described - and Showing the Author?! (Brandon Sanderson Edition!)" by Jazza
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gElxJb5wcvU&ab_channel=Jazza
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    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
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    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
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    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
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    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
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    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #162: "Unmade: Remastered" - Ba-Ado-Mishram and the Unmade

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #162: "Unmade: Remastered" - Ba-Ado-Mishram and the Unmade

    WARNING! SPOILERS FOR AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK INSIDE!
    In this episode, the SICS crew discuss the Unmade, a group of entities who have been influencing Roshar for thousands of years. We do stray into a few mentions of important things that are revealed in the preview chapters of Wind and Truth that have been released, so be aware of that. Otherwise, come along and let us know what you think is going on with the Unmade!
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Di9H4NNAjYRqOVY3KqCpozxqR0Mwm473Xgv3jBafnn0/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": "Ba-Ado-Mishram" by @AnyaDreamState on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AnyaDreamState/status/1502406488672940037
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    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
    ___
    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
    ___
    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
    ___
    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
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    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #161: "Salon of Wind and Truth" - Shallan Wind and Truth Preview Chapters!

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #161: "Salon of Wind and Truth" - Shallan Wind and Truth Preview Chapters!

    WARNING! SPOILERS FOR AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK INSIDE!
    Brandon Sanderson has done it again! He dropped some preview chapters of his upcoming Stormlight Archive Book #5, Wind and Truth, so of course, the SICS crew had to read and discuss them!
    We're really looking forward to this book.
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ck16GO-AkjfIMoinlHzTABjOn7j5da6Hj0fOL-FyRAE/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": "Veil" by Laurys L:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/COAon7Uhxzh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
    ___
    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
    ___
    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
    ___
    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
    ___
    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
    ___
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #160: Edgedancer Revisited - "A hug and SO much therapy!"

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #160: Edgedancer Revisited - "A hug and SO much therapy!"

    The SICS Stormlight reread continues! In this episode, Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Edgedancer, the novella about Lift that takes place between Books 2 and 3 of The Stormlight Archive.
    Is anyone else suddenly craving pancakes?
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZJwKsyQQwn2oq4UgKbQErCV6vcsEjAtFE656JnaDx0w/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": "Steel Inquisitor" short animation by CGIMati
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu9oCePIydI
    ___
    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
    ___
    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
    ___
    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
    ___
    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
    ___
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #159: Words of Radiance Revisited - "Jordan is the good one of us."

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #159: Words of Radiance Revisited - "Jordan is the good one of us."

    As the release of The Stormlight Archive Book 5: Wind and Truth draws ever closer, the SICS crew is continuing their reread of The Stormlight Archive to get ready for it!
    In this episode, Jordan, Amy, and Bill take a look back at Words of Radiance and remember some of the highlights, as well as point out things that they've picked up on since our last discussion years ago. A lot's happened in the Cosmere since then, so we've got a lot more context to fill out the discussion!
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D_yTAmXcEf79ORjJdHKMPrj3U-SZrML1QEN8kW11Onk/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": None this week
     
    ___
    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
    ___
    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
    ___
    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
    ___
    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
    ___
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #158: Isles of the Emberdark Preview Chapters! - "If you have a seon, you technically have a Sel phone."

    Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies #158: Isles of the Emberdark Preview Chapters! - "If you have a seon, you technically have a Sel phone."

    He's done it again!
    Brandon Sanderson somehow keeps surprising us! Once again, this time as part of his crowdfunding campaign for the leatherbound editions of Words of Radiance, he surprised us once again by dropping yet another Secret Project: Isles of the Emberdark. And true to form, he's given us some preview chapters to whet our appetites. So join the hosts as we discuss these new chapters in anticipation of yet another book by Brandon Sanderson.
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    This episode's show notes can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_wSIYdQV7CbMgWw5BcLAGqBXadaxJwfAF9hyHH5cHU/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode's "Cosmere Thing of the Week": Patji by Connor Chamberlain
    https://www.instagram.com/conjchamberlain/
    https://coppermind.net/w/images/Patji_by_Connor_Chamberlain.jpg
    ___
    You can support The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    SICS patrons make the show possible and gain access to additional content and early access to bonus episodes.
    ___
    Want some SICS merch? Check out our merch store at https://store.streamelements.com/cosmerestudies 
    ___
    You can email us your questions about the Cosmere at cosmerestudies@gmail.com. We will occasionally select emails to respond to during the show, so we'd love to hear any theories you have, no matter how far-fetched, or anything else you may have to say about Brandon Sanderson's work.
    ___
    Follow us at www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies for our live shows, which stream on Mondays, every two weeks, at 8:30pm Mountain Time. Edited versions will be posted on the channel the following Wednesday.
    ___
    We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!
    Stephan Martiniere - Elantris - http://www.martiniere.com/
    Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.sampaints.com/
    Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law - http://www.christianmcgrath.com/
    Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker - http://www.dandossantos.com/
    Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer - http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
    David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded - http://www.dvpalumbo.com/
    ___
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!
    ___
    Write to us!
    The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies
    PO Box 970063
    Orem, UT 84097
    ___
    Find SICS online:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/cosmerestudies
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/cosmerestudies
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cosmerestudies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmerestudies
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmerestudies
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cosmerestudies

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

gilliganian83 ,

Great Podcast

Just found this podcast about a month ago and have really enjoyed binging this podcast. Keep up the great work!!

Purgatory73 ,

Great podcast!

Love the in depth knowledge and discussions relating to the Cosmere! Great stuff! Biggest downside is that I need more! I hope to hear a lot more during the year Sanderson!

Great voices and audio. In my opinion A big factor in podcasts is the audio and voice of the people talking. I enjoy the other podcasts made relating to the Cosmere, but a lot of them have unpleasant voices or talk in such a way that grinds on you. Oh and of course audio issues with one person being too loud, next to quiet etc you get the idea. This podcast is wonderful and great production. Thank you and looking forward to more!

JameisP ,

Amazing!

These people have great chemistry, and amazing thoughts! I always learn so much when I listen and having met the hosts I personally think they're great people

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