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An irreverent journey through Robert Jordan's THE WHEEL OF TIME, hosted by Gus (who has read the whole series) and Ali (who has not). New episodes every Friday!

Wheel Takes Gus and Ali

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    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

An irreverent journey through Robert Jordan's THE WHEEL OF TIME, hosted by Gus (who has read the whole series) and Ali (who has not). New episodes every Friday!

    LoC (Ch45-46): Dune Takes

    LoC (Ch45-46): Dune Takes

    In this week's episode, Perrin has some reunions; Davram and Deira Bashere give some advice; and Ali and Gus would rather discuss Frank Herbert's oeuvre.
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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 45 and 46 of LORD OF CHAOS

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 46 of LORD OF CHAOS

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    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 2 hr 32 min
    LoC (Ch41-44): The One With a Really Long Min Tangent

    LoC (Ch41-44): The One With a Really Long Min Tangent

    In this week's episode, Min changes her clothes; Rand accessorizes some people he's been ignoring; several new Aes Sedai are introduced; and Mat goes a-dancin'.

    CONTENT ADVISORY: sexual assault is broadly discussed in this episode.

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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 41, 42, 43 and 44 of LORD OF CHAOS.

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 44 of LORD OF CHAOS

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    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 3 hr 2 min
    LoC (Ch39-40): Never Do Anything

    LoC (Ch39-40): Never Do Anything

    In this week's episode, the Amyrlin Seat makes plans; Thom gets a missive; Mat feels thrown about; and Elayne and Aviendha have a reunion.

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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 39 and 40 of LORD OF CHAOS.

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 40 of LORD OF CHAOS

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    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    LoC (Ch 34-38) What A Weird Day

    LoC (Ch 34-38) What A Weird Day

    In this week's episode, Egwene gets a new job; Nynaeve and Elayne get promoted; Romanda and Lelaine get nicknames; and Mat gets stunned into silence.

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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38 of LORD OF CHAOS

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 38 of LORD OF CHAOS

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    ~~~

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    ~~~

    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 2 hr 30 min
    LoC (Ch32-33): Ali Is Standing on the Couch

    LoC (Ch32-33): Ali Is Standing on the Couch

    In this week's episode, Egwene is assigned an errand; Amys does an upper body workout; Mat plays some board games; and Rand launches plots.

    NOTE: Portions of this episode were affected by a faulty cable which left some unfortunate audio artifacts. I tried to remove them in editing, but some might persist.

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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 32 and 33 of LORD OF CHAOS

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 33 of LORD OF CHAOS

    ERRATA: The woman Ali talks about who piece by piece assassinated most of an army was Olga of Kyiv.

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    ~~~

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    ~~~

    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    LoC (Ch30-31): Amyrlin Part 2 - The Revamyrling

    LoC (Ch30-31): Amyrlin Part 2 - The Revamyrling

    In this week's episode, Nynaeve works some more miracles; Logain feigns ignorance; Pedron Niall doesn't pay attention to the right people; and Paitr makes his (final?) return.

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    Material covered in this episode: Chapters 30 and 31

    This episode contains SPOILERS through Chapter 31 of LORD OF CHAOS

    ERRATA: the hand gesture that Halima makes is known as the "Fig Sign". It has meant a LOT of different things to a LOT of different cultures. For more information, here is its wikipedia page.

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    Payable to: Prague Shakespeare Company America
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    Memo: In Support of PSC

    European resources: https://www.pragueshakespeare.com/support-psc.html

    ~~~

    Music: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Alexander Nakarada.

    Art: Collin Rice.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

CM in SF ,

Irreverent, fun, insightful

Ali has superhuman powers of deduction. Gus has superpowers of not giving away all the secrets.

milmommaof2 ,

Hysterical and perfect

This showed up on my “you might like” section and I have it a go and I love Ali and Gus and the banter back and forth. Their insight is great and the pacing is spot on!

**+Edit: now that I’m almost done with book 3 and hearing them “act out” parts with accents and everything is SO perfect. LOVE IT!

LAHWOT ,

MUST LISTEN Show Episodes, And Great Read-Thru Episodes

Ali and Gus are a fantastic duo in this podcast, and they especially shine in the reviews of the WOT TV show. YOU MUST LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES. Ali specializes in script writing and Gus clearly has a keen familiarity with the entertainment industry, and both of their insights are an extremely helpful to understanding the decisions made in the show. I feel like I have an even greater understanding of the show from this podcast than from Amazon’s behind the scenes shorts.

The rest of the podcast is dedicated to a non-spoiler walk through of the WOT book series-Gus being the seasoned reader and guide and Ali being the new reader and theory-maker. Overall, they’re entertaining and have fun insights, and they get better the further into the series they get.

NOTE: Personally, I would skip their original take on the Eye of the World. I was a little thrown by how quickly they went through it, and Ali hadn’t fallen in love with the books yet. They have redo episodes that go more in depth than their original EOTW episodes, and I really enjoy them.

In terms of the book-focused part of the podcast, they do a pretty engrossing take on the books. Gus is pretty well read in the books and he does veteran book readers and WOT theorizers well. Yes, Ali can run off on tangents, but they’re generally entertaining, especially to someone who also barely survived middle school and a sorority. Be warned: Ali is a bit aggressive towards really any name, not just obscure names millennials give to their kids. Any name. Your name is not safe. Accept it. But considering her name is actually Alexandra and Gus’s name is Gus (sorry, Gus), I find this hypocritical and misplaced aggression (this is a joke just FYI).

EDIT: I highly recommend their Ep. 8 of the Fires of Heaven, Chapter 15. There is a Trigger Warning at the start so please take that to heart. But as someone who has also dealt with the subject matter, I felt very seen and comforted by their discussion. I’d just like them to know, especially Ali, that I was really moved by it.

This is a great podcast and Ali and Gus seem to be great people with fun insights. Have a listen!

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