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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications.

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Intro - Metz describes his experience watching Finding Nemo, Jr. Content (6:51) - Discussion of part 2 of chapter 5 of On Blue's Waters, by Gene Wolfe. This Week's Play - Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare Check out more at

3 days ago

Intro - Phil asks Metz about his experience playing Pentiment. Content (8:40) - Discussion of part 1 of chapter 5 of On Blue's Waters, by Gene Wolfe. This Week's Play - Richard II by William Shakespeare Check out more at

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Intro - Phil and Metz discuss Phil's opinion of Dune. Content (6:45) - Discussion of part 2 of chapter 4 of On Blue's Waters, by Gene Wolfe. This Week's Play - King John by William Shakespeare Check out more at

17 days ago

Intro - Metz and Phil use their pure imaginations to discuss a Willy Wonka AI Experience. Content (8:33) - Discussion of part 1 of chapter 4 of On Blue's Waters, by Gene Wolfe. This Week's Play - Edward III by William Shakespeare and Anonymous Check ... more

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 354 ratings
  • Gene Wolfe Heaven

    These folks are insane (in the most awesome possible way) and make no attempt to hide it.

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    Canadaa month ago
  • Much appreciated

    Have to admit, when I found a podcast about Gene Wolfe, I was ready for it to be suuuuper dry but you guys are great, keep it up!

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    United States9 months ago
  • Essential listening for your Wolfe reading!

    These guys helped me appreciate Wolfe's writing on a much deeper level than I would have been able to on my own. Now I can't get enough of Wolfe - what a writer - thanks, guys!

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    Canadaa year ago
  • Fantastic

    These guys are great. I recommend reading a couple chapters ahead and then listening to the episode as not only will it provide the insights which you may have missed, but it will also help you remember and identify details you may have thought unimportant and skimmed over. more

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    United Statesa year ago
  • An incredible experience

    Gene Wolfe has quickly become one of my favorite authors. He can of course be a bit esoteric and his genius can fly over the heads of us mere mortals. But don’t fret, because this podcast exists! It enhances reading Wolfe to the point that I would consider it to be nearly essential if you aren’t planning to do multiple readings (or even if you are). They are very careful about not spoiling anything and dive deep into so many things that on a first read you would likely miss. Its incredible. Thei... more

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    United States2 years ago

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