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Three lady daemons discuss Deborah Harkness’ universe and the topics that orbit it (A Discovery of Witches TV + The Trilogy).
The One With the Word
Apr 18 • 82 min
SON ch 23Diana has just miscarried, and Matthew is a Mess™. We all examine our feelings and reactions to both characters in this episode. We also gather around with the witches to watch Diana cast her forespell! You were wondering about the episode title?…
A Discovery of Witches - The One With the Bold Wish List (feat. Laura Ventura)
Apr 4 • 72 min
ADOW S1 - The Bold Wish List!(SPOILER ALERT! Book spoilers throughout this episode!)One of the directors of All Souls Con, and the person behind The Tenth Knot, Laura Ventura joins us to dream about Season/Series 2 of A Discovery of Witches!See full show…
Get Ready for A Discovery of Witches (again!)
Mar 25 • 7 min
US cable subscribers, A Discovery of Witches is coming on April 7th, 2019 to AMC and BBC America!See full show notes (this is where to enter that contest, too!): visit.DaemonsDomain.com/AMCBBCJoin us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, The Binge (feat. Renee Rozniatoski)
Mar 14 • 104 min
ADOW S1 - The Binge!(SPOILER ALERT! Book spoilers throughout this episodes!)All Souls Discussion Group Moderator, Renee joins us from Facebook’s largest group for delving into the All Souls Trilogy, its expanding list of books, and its television show.…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 8
Mar 7 • 74 min
ADOW S1E8In every ending, there is a new beginning; it’s time to witness this end, and anticipate the new beginning.EPISODE 8From the press release:Matthew’s attempt to rescue Diana from Juliette goes horribly wrong and Diana finally discovers just how…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 7
Feb 28 • 76 min
ADOW S1E7Welcome to the family, Matthew! Let’s meet Sarah, Emily, Tabitha and the Bishop House.EPISODE 7From the press release:After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child. Diana’s…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 6
Feb 21 • 77 min
ADOW S1E6Matthew needs to find Diana … and so does Baldwin. Their motivations clash in a vampiric display of will. Meanwhile, somewhere in a crumbling castle, Diana has to stave off a determined (‘sadistic’ is more accurate) witch from getting her…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 5
Feb 14 • 68 min
ADOW S1E5So much happens! Ysabeau spills the tea on Matthew’s past, we get to see vampires hunting, we watch the Congregation plotting (together and against one another!), and we learn how Matthew actually feels about Diana. There’s other things thrown in…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 4
Feb 7 • 71 min
ADOW S1E4We meet Ysabeau, Marthe, Baldwin, and we get to see The Congregation assemble. Seriously, what could go wrong? Dinner, dancing, glaem, romance, ALL fantastic! Until Domenico shows up … (plays suspense music right here). We’re at the pivotal…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 3
Jan 31 • 78 min
ADOW S1E3Well, here it is. The Old Lodge, the dinner and as Angela says, phase 1 of Operation Tenth Knot begins …EPISODE 3From the press release:Domenico takes information he’s extracted from Satu to menacing vampire Gerbert, who gains the advantage he…
The One With Deb (feat. Deborah Harkness)
Jan 28 • 42 min
Listeners, you really are in for a treat today! Fresh from her attendance of the National Television Awards, Deb dropped in to talk A Discovery of Witches with us. Pull up a chair to the Daemon table, and join us while we have a visit with an executive…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 2
Jan 24 • 57 min
ADOW S1E2Traveling further in the small-screen universe, we meet some new characters on screen: Juliette, Hamish, Domenico and Gerbert! All sorts of things seem to be happening around Matthew and Diana, and we work our way through the events, and hash out…
A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 1
Jan 17 • 56 min
ADOW S1E1Our impressions, feelings, nitpicking, drooling, squee-ing, dying on/over episode one, series/season (pick your flavor) one of A Discovery of WitchesEPISODE 1From the press release:In Oxford’s Bodleian library, brilliant American historian and…
Are You Ready for A Discovery of Witches?
Jan 3 • 11 min
Well?! Are you ready? WE ARE! We are sooo excited to share our excitement over the TV adaptation of our very favorite series, The All Souls Trilogy (named for book one of the trilogy, A Discovery of Witches)! We have been busy Daemons these past couple of…
The One With Festivus for the Rest of Us
Dec 12, 2018 • 76 min
It’s our holiday episode! We love to test the waters with different traditions, and this year we are doing Festivus (of Seinfield fame)! Feats of Strength! Festivus Miracles! Airing of Grievances! We also have a relaxed imaginary fireside chat. We reflect…
The One With Fake Angela (feat. Laura Ventura)
Nov 28, 2018 • 67 min
All Souls Con 2019 is coming sooner than we think! As is our tradition (since the beginning of this podcast), we invited Laura Ventura (co-director of All Souls Con) on to talk about it. As fate would have it, Angela was unable to record that day, so…
Turkey Day 2018
Nov 21, 2018 • 2 min
Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! US and Canadian listeners: don’t forget to use our promo codes for Sundance Now or Shudder! Tune in to us next week … we talk to Laura Ventura of All Souls Con and The Tenth Knot!Last episode + show notes:…
The One With the Daughter of the Moon
Nov 7, 2018 • 99 min
SON ch 22This chapter is so jam-packed with different storylines, that we had no clue what to name it! There’s the Rede, and Diana’s new little gathering of witches that will help her with her magic. There’s Jack Blackfriers, and everything that goes with…
The One With the Entrance Exam
Oct 24, 2018 • 92 min
SON ch 21Join us as we meet the wise Goody Alsop. She reveals the whole story behind Diana Bishop’s erratic powers to her, Matthew Clairmont (Roydon/de Clermont … etc.), Susanna Norman, and to us! After careful negotiation, and some protestation from both…
Bonus Edition - The One With Jerry and the Encore
Oct 17, 2018 • 58 min
#BlameJerryJerry is at it again …It’s ok, because we always have a plan “B” and this is it.Enjoy this encore airing of one of our earliest episodes, chosen because this is where we found our groove! This is where we started having fun with podcasting.P.S.…
Bonus Edition - The Trifecta
Oct 3, 2018 • 60 min
Time’s Convert ReviewIt’s been a couple of weeks since Time’s Convert has come out, and we figured it was time to discuss this book. This is a general overview; chapters discussion deep-dives are to come once we get through the trilogy! WARNING: SPOILERS…
The One With the Revolutionary Rake
Sep 19, 2018 • 80 min
SON ch 20This is where it all began! We imagine the fandom is currently in the midst of reading Time’s Convert (released on the 18th of September 2018). A good part of that story covers Marcus and Phoebe, and today we are returning to the foundation of…
The One With the Chicken and the Egg
Sep 5, 2018 • 89 min
SON ch 19A visit with Mary, Hilliard miniatures, and a teen witch! So much to unpack in this chapter! We come to it with new eyes because we find surprising parallels, unexpected character traits, and a key phrase we’ve never noticed before. This is the…
Bonus Edition - Philly Busted!
Aug 22, 2018 • 83 min
Philly or bust? Nah! Philly’s been busted! Story time! Our Daemonic adventures from All Souls Con 2018See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE5Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level…
Bonus Edition - The One With the Shenanigans (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)
Aug 8, 2018 • 67 min
We talk science, fandom, characters, All Souls Con, and so many other things in this relaxed (even for us) roundtable discussion with Dr. Shelli Carter. Enjoy, and we’ll see you at All Souls Con!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE4Join us on…
The One With the Vampire King
Jul 25, 2018 • 88 min
SON ch 18We meet Andrew Hubbard, and according to Gallowglass and Hancock, we probably should’ve met him much earlier. Our thoughts on him range from a creepy cult leader, to an altruistic ruler of the land of misfit creatures; we discuss this and how…
The One With the Trip to the Mall
Jul 9, 2018 • 79 min
SON ch 17Join us as we follow Monsieur Pierre Cornu as he chases his errant charge, Diana Bishop, all over London! She’s shopping for ink, sealing wax, paper, soap, some books — oh, and did we mention a witch?Stay tuned for later in the episode where we…
The One With the Sidekicks
Jun 20, 2018 • 77 min
We started out thinking we’d just examine two of the sidekicks in this trilogy (Hancock and Domenico), but we wound up examining others as well! We touch on Miriam, Hamish, Sarah and some of the situations they deal with. We contend that the secondary…
Bonus Edition - Exploring the World of All Souls
Jun 6, 2018 • 52 min
The World of All Souls - a general discussionJust like the title states, we explore The World of All Souls together in this bonus episode of Daemons Discuss!This episode is best described as “Daemons unplugged,” because we opted out of our usual…
The One With the Strange Bee
May 23, 2018 • 88 min
SON ch 16After reveling in the knowledge of the expansion of their family, Matthew Clairmont considers what it will take to keep his wife occupied and happy in her new century. Prayer and physic alone won’t do it. It’s time for Diana to meet her new…
The One With the Menagerie
May 9, 2018 • 76 min
SON ch 15Hello, Elizabeth’s London! We begin with Gallowglass sailing it like he stole it (well he did, kind of!), and end with some really big news! Join us if you have time to put your new copy of The World of All Souls down! Truncated show notes this…
The One With the Freezer
Apr 25, 2018 • 73 min
SON ch 13-14Beginnings, endings — change. Boy, do we get a dose of all three throughout these two chapters! We watch Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont take their first steps as an “official” husband and wife team. We spend some quality moments with…
The One With the “D”
Apr 11, 2018 • 69 min
SON ch 12Here it is folks, the moment we’ve been waiting for! Finally, the chance to actually title an episode this, after some off-handed remarks in another episode! In all seriousness, this is the one with family planning, the one with the temple, the…
The One With Wordplay, Swordplay, and Bloodplay
Mar 28, 2018 • 91 min
SON ch 11Well, the title tells the story. Wordplay: Matthew Clairmont and Philippe de Clermont have words to throw at each other! Sharp and pointed like the swords they pick up later, we learn how they interact in conflict. Swordplay: We watch how the…
The One With the Baggage
Mar 14, 2018 • 87 min
SON ch 10Matthew Clarimont has a ton of baggage and Philippe de Clermont is giving Diana decluttering advice! It’s time to unpack! Later on, we add our own baggage to the pile. Long episode, so those of you sticking to your New Year’s resolutions (good…
The One With the Puny Son
Feb 28, 2018 • 77 min
SON Ch 9Matthew Clairmont is absolutely puny according to Philippe de Clermont. He’s not been taking care of himself properly, and needs excercise! While the Philippe takes care of his puny son, Diana Bishop’s tasks are decidedly NOT puny. She needs to…
The One With the Prince
Feb 14, 2018 • 85 min
SON ch 8Off to Sept-Tours we go! 1590’s style! As we travel with Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop, we make a few stops. With each step closer to Philippe de Clermont, we not only wonder about him, but we start to really think about who Matthew de…
The One With the Creepers
Jan 31, 2018 • 61 min
SON ch 7Creepers be a-creepin’! We examine the first anomaly that crops up in Shadow of Night. Who is Rima Jaén, and what has she done with the normal cast and crew?! Where is this place she works? How does this play in the big picture?! Our questions…
The One With the Non-Berserker
Jan 18, 2018 • 73 min
Gallowglass. That’s what we’re talking about here! Daemons and Discussers alike have the feels! Both good and bad! We also discuss our own reception of the Book of Life in 2014.See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/30A Discovery of Witches TV News…
The One With the Secrets and Surprises
Jan 3, 2018 • 70 min
SON ch 5 & 6Let’s talk about the secrets and surprises we receive in these chapters, shall we?! As part of her elucidation lessons directed by George Chapman, Diana is reading the Faerie Queene (by Edmund Spenser). The boys are discussing philosophy,…
The One With Good Intentions
Dec 20, 2017 • 50 min
We called this one “Good Intentions,” because we’ve got them! We are light on All Souls specific discussion in this episode, yet heavy on holiday-centric good old-fashioned cheer for all souls! Have a great 2018! We’ll see you next year!See full show…
The One With the Hag
Dec 6, 2017 • 75 min
SON ch 3 & 4Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop get around to acknowledging the need for some witchy guidance. The intent: to return back to the present time armed with Diana’s new magic, ward off the Congregation, and finally discover the secrets of…
The One With the Boys
Nov 21, 2017 • 79 min
SON - ch 1 & 2The reader, like the collective heap of vampire and witch, is splashed into 1590, and it seems the temperature not as quite as comfortable as we had hoped! In this episode, we explore the first two chapters of our favorite book in this…
The One With Dosage Compensation (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)
Nov 8, 2017 • 89 min
We welcome back our favorite vampire scientist, Shelli! We ply her with more questions, and then drift into our reflections of our latest re-read of A Discovery of Witches. Beware! We subject-hop like crazy in this one. Even maybe do a bit of time-walking…
The One With the Unexpected Visitors
Oct 26, 2017 • 82 min
ADOW ch 39-43Endings, beginnings, change … we close the chapters of A Discovery of Witches. But first we observe Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont meeting Sophie and Nathaniel, and contemplate what their sudden unexpected appearance might mean. Later on,…
The One With the Vampire Scientists (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)
Oct 12, 2017 • 96 min
Description: ADOW ch 35-38Settled into the Bishop house, Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop are faced with many problems: avoiding the wrath of the congregation, making sense of Diana’s magical limitations, and the figuring out the meaning of the wayward…
Bonus Edition! It Begins With Absinthe and Disaster
Oct 2, 2017 • 58 min
2017 All Souls Con has come and gone, and we exaggerate a bit when we say ‘disaster,’ because considering the circumstances, we came out way ahead! This episode is a huge thank you to Laura, Karen + the entire crew at All Souls Con, and our fellow fans.…
Bonus Edition! Discussers React!
Sep 14, 2017 • 29 min
😆 Consider this bonus episode a big old ‘Housekeeping’ segment. We get Discusser reactions to the earlier casting news (we only read a few, and the rest we’ll share over time), and we play a lovely voicemail from our Discusser in Chief (who has a question…
Special Edition, The One With Some Creatures - DDSE5
Sep 11, 2017 • 18 min
More casting news! Here we are again with yet another special edition! This time we have our podcasting microphones connected and can act like we’ve done this before (maybe because now we have? 😉). Busy Daemons! Busy Fandom! Let’s talk A Discovery of…
The One With the Bite
Aug 30, 2017 • 91 min
ADOW - ch. 30 -34Enter Baldwin Montclair! Valerie patiently indulges Angela and Jean (truthfully, she gleefully eggs them on — that might explain the episode length!) while they spend time with their favorite de Clermont. This has been named ‘The One With…
Special Edition, The One With Our Witch and Vampire - DDSE4
Aug 23, 2017 • 30 min
Recorded the morning of the announcement (August 22nd, 2017), we are reacting to the news of who will play Matthew Clairmont, and Diana Bishop! Excuse the audio in spots — this was produced on the fly! We are pleased our 5 years of waiting and watching…
The One With the Dream and the Dungeon
Aug 16, 2017 • 68 min
ADOW - Ch 26-29A collection of the most blissful and the most frightening chapters rolled up in one discussion! This discussion opens with Matthew Clairmont’s return to Sept-Tours, and closes in a faraway dungeon with Diana Bishop and several spirits. We…
The One With the Kingmaker
Aug 2, 2017 • 72 min
Philippe de Clermont. Need we say more? Truly, that name was made for the proverbial mike-drop. Nonetheless, we make a valiant attempt at profiling the “Kingmaker.”See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/20Become a Discusser (contact info located there…
The One With the Visions, the Vow and the Venetian
Jul 19, 2017 • 61 min
ADOW - Ch. 21-25Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop have reached a new height in their relationship! Great, right? Well … Ysabeau is skeptical, Matthew is tentative, and Domenico really has something to say about it, or more correctly, the CONGREGATION…
The One Without Modern Sensibilities
Jul 4, 2017 • 48 min
Since we are more than halfway through the chapters of A Discovery of Witches, it’s time to start priming ourselves for the next volume in the trilogy, Shadow of Night. We explore the attitudes of our main characters after our collective time-walk, and…
The One With the Fortress
Jun 14, 2017 • 83 min
ADOW - Ch. 16-20We journey further into Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont’s new budding relationship. We find out Marcus is Matthew’s son and get a bit of his background. We get a whiff of some of Matthew’s secrets. We learn how a vampire is made, and…
Special Edition, The One With the Campaigner - DDSE3
May 31, 2017 • 47 min
Today we are talking with one of our favorite fellow fan-girls, our friend, and now an official “friend of the podcast,” Laura Ventura! Not only is she a fan-girl, but she is one of the organizers of All Souls Con, a fan convention for fans, created by…
The One With the Owl
May 17, 2017 • 62 min
ADOW - ch. 11-15Originally this was to be called “The One With the Dates,” but hey. We’re Daemons. We change our minds sometimes. We talk about start of the whirlwind courtship that eventually — in about +/- 70 chapters — culminates into the…
Special Edition, The One With the Yogini - DDSE2
May 3, 2017 • 70 min
If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll remember our Daemons Domain guest blogger, Aly Davis. She’s an All Souls Trilogy fan and a fearless yogini that we ran across while perusing Instagram. The rest was pretty much fate! That was and remains our most…
The One With Hamish in the Middle
Apr 19, 2017 • 52 min
ADOW - ch. 6-10Onward! We travel a little further in this adventure called A Discovery of Witches. This take is named “Hamish in the Middle” because his chapter is in the middle of this batch of chapters! We learn a little more about Matthew and Diana and…
The One With the X’s and the Y’s
Apr 5, 2017 • 34 min
Well, this discussion sure threw us for a loop! Gender roles in the All Souls Trilogy tend to challenge what the reader may consider ‘the norm’. We found a few instances of traditional gender roles, but with closer inspection we wound up questioning what…
The One With the First Five
Mar 22, 2017 • 55 min
ADOW - ch. 1-5Time has arrived for us to start diving into these books! Now that we’ve covered many of the primer subjects, it’s given us sufficient foundation for the dissection of this trilogy called All Souls. Join along as we revisit the beloved words…
The One With the Moments
Mar 8, 2017 • 53 min
Before we get into chapter discussions (now that we’ve done many of the primer subjects relating to this trilogy), we wanted to reflect on some of the moments throughout the Trilogy that talked to us, and how we related to them in our own lives. There…
The One With Anger Management
Feb 22, 2017 • 46 min
Blood rage is an affliction that was kept in the closet in the All Souls Universe (as was the existence of weavers). In this episode we tackle the subject with some of our theories of the science of blood rage, and how it was handled within the de…
The One With the Experiments
Feb 8, 2017 • 48 min
The dreaded (well, we dreaded it!) episode on alchemy! What an intimidating topic! We do a very (very, very, very) basic overview on alchemy in this episode. We did it with the help of a beginner’s book on alchemy and a bunch of Google searches for…
Special Edition, The One With the Good News - DDSE1
Jan 30, 2017 • 12 min
Save the date! September 23rd, 2017 - All Souls Con 2017 is coming! If you missed the one in 2015, now’s your chance to make plans and participate this year!Show notes: http://go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/SE01 For details on AllSoulsCon please visit…
The One With the Sun King and the Moon Queen
Jan 16, 2017 • 25 min
The Aurora Consurgens is subject matter that we have covered in a post on Daemons Domain, so let’s discuss it! Not unlike the pictures of the Alchemical Wedding, the verses of the Aurora Consurgens project the image of the Sun King and Moon Queen or Sol…
The One With Personality
Jan 2, 2017 • 54 min
Happy New Year! Now that the festivities of the season are in past tense, let’s dive right in! We’ve always been fascinated by the personalities of the characters in this series. So fascinated in fact, that we took it a step beyond with a nudge from one…
The One With the Happy Holidays
Dec 19, 2016 • 38 min
The title says it all! Happy Holidays to everyone in the All Souls family! In this episode we discuss holiday celebrations within the trilogy, our resolutions, our tentative plans for 2017, and our wish to put 2016 to rest (no matter how much it wants to…
The One With The Most Exquisite Creatures
Dec 5, 2016 • 53 min
The most exquisite creatures! Ok, we are biased. This is the episode where we discuss the “ae” daemons. The creatures in the All Souls Trilogy that maybe don’t get a lot of attention paid to them. We had some audio issues in this episode, but we powered…
The One With Our TV Wish List
Nov 21, 2016 • 53 min
Caution! Recorded at night (wine may or may not have been involved), so excuse the silliness! This is us just discussing our general wish list when it comes to the television production of A Discovery of Witches. We have been anticipating this for a very…
The One with the Witches
Nov 8, 2016 • 41 min
Time to talk about Diana’s people! The Witches! In A Discovery of Witches, witches either fell into the catagory spell-casters, or elemental witches. Turns out there were more types of witches (weavers!), as there are many types in the ‘realm’ we live in.…
The One with the Other Books
Oct 24, 2016 • 59 min
The more formal title of this would be “What to read while waiting for The Serpent’s Mirror, the TV series and more!” - We discuss books and series we’ve enjoyed and why we like them. Since we have The All Souls Trilogy in common, perhaps you, the…
The One With All of the Vampires
Sep 18, 2016 • 40 min
Description: A brief comparison between famous literary vampires (written by Polidori, Stoker, Rice, Meyer and more) and the vampires we are familiar with in The All Souls Trilogy.Show notes: http://go.daemonsdiscuss.com/02 #AllSoulsTrilogy…
The One where We Tell You About Ourselves
Sep 18, 2016 • 27 min
Brief synopsis of how we met, how we came to these books, what the heck we are doing with this podcast (hint - your guess is as good as ours!), and some general impressions on the All Souls Trilogy. We are the ladies behind Daemons Domain - we are simply…