50 episodes

A book-by-book reckoning with Tamora Pierce’s Tortall series by two mostly-grown women with a fuller appreciation for their dreams of knighthood and some new questions about what it means to get your shield. Rebecca and Joan are pulling out their battered childhood copies, bring yours if you’ve got them!

Tortallan Knights Tortallan Knights

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    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

A book-by-book reckoning with Tamora Pierce’s Tortall series by two mostly-grown women with a fuller appreciation for their dreams of knighthood and some new questions about what it means to get your shield. Rebecca and Joan are pulling out their battered childhood copies, bring yours if you’ve got them!

    Grand Finale...For Now!

    Grand Finale...For Now!

    Rebecca and Joan reflect on two years of Tortallan Knights, plan their ideal vacation, and say goodbye, at least for now. Until next time 3 

    • 34 min
    Tortallan Roundtable: Sam Maggs

    Tortallan Roundtable: Sam Maggs

    Rebecca and Joan welcome you back to the Tortallan Roundtable for a discussion with writer and fandom expert Sam Maggs. We talked faves and anti-faves, women in fantasy, and why it matters to have someone to talk to about books you love. 

    Reading Circle Temple: www.readingcircletemple.com, @ReadingTemple

    Sam Maggs: www.sammaggs.com, @SamMaggs

    Music by Jacob Eichhorn @eichjj8

    Show art by Britt A. Willis
    Website: www.brittanyalysewillis.com
    Twitter: @feelingfickle

    www.tortallpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leftovers, Part 2

    Leftovers, Part 2

    Rebecca and Joan reflect on reading Beka and police brutality, how exactly the Emelan magic system goes off the rails, and the pure gold that is Raoul of Goldenlake. *chef's kiss* 


    Music by Jacob Eichhorn
    Instagram: @eichjj8

    Show art by Britt A. Willis
    Website: www.brittanyalysewillis.com
    Twitter: @feelingfickle

    www.tortallpodcast.com

    • 36 min
    Leftovers, Part 1

    Leftovers, Part 1

    Rebecca & Joan revisit Tortallan gender and sexuality studies , Emelan coping mechanisms, and inexplicable deities. #SpookyRoomBusiness

    • 46 min
    Stories & Spies

    Stories & Spies

    Rebecca and Joan discuss Nawat's ...unorthodox... parenting, trees who turn into men, and the Easter Egg basket that is Tortall: A Spy's Guide. Watch out for bodily fluids (ope!) 


    Music by Jacob Eichhorn
    Instagram: @eichjj8

    Show art by Britt A. Willis
    Website: www.brittanyalysewillis.com
    Twitter: @feelingfickle

    www.tortallpodcast.com

    • 45 min
    Emelan Recap

    Emelan Recap

    Rebecca and Joan compare reading Emelan vs. Tortall, choose their Living Circle Temple, and give advice to their 18-year-old selves. BONUS CABBAGE MAN.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

me🍍 ,

Myles 5 ever!

As a 14 year old who has shaped my entire self with the goal of being as much like Kel as possible I can say that finding these lovely ladies who also loved these characters is one of the best podcast things to ever happen to me!

MusicJoy ,

Intelligent conversation about my childhood favs

Oh, you mean there are other adults who reread Tamora Pierce books and their adult personalities were shaped by them?!!!! I love the internet.

sliceoflifegirl ,

Everything I never knew I needed

Why did I never think to look for a Tamora Pierce podcast? I’ve spent the entire day listening to one episode after another, each of which are insightful and utterly delightful. Joan and Rebecca have great chemistry as friends, which is evident in their hilarious back and forth. (I’ve never laughed out loud so many times at a podcast!)

I feel validated that these two want to have the same discussions about Tortall novels that I do, about both positive and negative aspects of the books and society. It nourishes my literal soul to get to yell right along with the hosts about how meaningful, powerful and moving these novels are.

Here’s a fun aside: we must all pronounce characters’ names in our head very differently, because I have some totally different interpretations of them!!

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