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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    • 4.8 • 41 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!

    Welcome to Emelan Dayz!

    Welcome to Emelan Dayz!

    Rebecca and Joan, fresh off their Tortallan Knights series, embark on a new expedition through Tamora Pierce's other fantasy series. Onwards to Emelan!

    • 11 min
    Sandry's Book

    Sandry's Book

    Rebecca and Joan discuss more traumatized kiddos, the beauty of making things, and whether or not you can apologize to a fictional character. (Spoiler: You can.)

    • 45 min
    Tris's Book

    Tris's Book

    Rebecca and Joan discuss angry weather witches, how to (not) reconcile with bad family members, and what you can do to help a foster kid near you. It's electric! 
     
    Music by Jacob Eichhorn
    Instagram: @eichjj8

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

    www.tortallpodcast.com

    • 43 min
    Daja's Book

    Daja's Book

    Rebecca and Joan discuss raging wildfires, the perils of fantasy Redbull, and your relationship to the communities you come from. AKA: Finding Your Roots™. 
     
    Music by Jacob Eichhorn
    Instagram: @eichjj8

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

    www.tortallpodcast.com

    • 47 min
    Briar's Book

    Briar's Book

    Rebecca and Joan acknowledge the weirdness of reading this book during a pandemic, discuss fantasy epidemiology, and share a poem for Joan's trees. #StayAtHome

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Circle of Magic Recap

    Circle of Magic Recap

    Rebecca and Joan recap the Circle of Magic Quartet, ponder our magical dissertation committees, and name Emelan's first MVP. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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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