The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast

The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast

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Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.


104: Episode 100 … ish!!!!
Jul 21 • 152 min
A celebration of Gene Wolfe, his work, and you the listener! Check out Nathan Carson’s . Grab a copy of Starr Creek, the comic book adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows, and a number of awesome short stories at or shop on Amazon. Take…
103: The Keys to December by Roger Zelazny - Discussion
Jul 17 • 69 min
Cat people, environmental engineering, cryogenic sleep. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life?…
102: The Keys to December by Roger Zelazny - Recap
Jul 14 • 74 min
Cat people, environmental engineering, cryogenic sleep. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life?…
101: Tracking Song - Discussion
Jul 7 • 95 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
100: Tracking Song - Recap - Part V
Jun 23 • 34 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
99: Tracking Song - Recap - Part IV
Jun 9 • 59 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
98: Tracking Song - Recap - Part III
May 26 • 28 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
97: Tracking Song - Recap - Part II
May 12 • 54 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
96: Tracking Song - Recap - Part I
Apr 28 • 63 min
Arctic snow. Sleds with sails. Cannibalism. Let’s do this. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
95: The Hero as Werwolf - Discussion
Apr 14 • 71 min
Environmental catastrophe leads to lycanthropy? Obviously. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
94: The Hero as Werwolf - Recap
Mar 31 • 69 min
Environmental catastrophe leads to lycanthropy? Obviously. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your…
93: Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty
Mar 24 • 44 min
Live from LaffCon, it’s The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast! Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life?…
92: Forlesen - Discussion - Part II
Mar 17 • 77 min
Our final episode on this masterpiece story. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on…
91: Forlesen - Discussion - Part I
Mar 3 • 74 min
World-building, world-building, world-building. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us…
90: Forlesen - Recap - Part III
Feb 18 • 34 min
Are you ready for Bet-Your-Life, the management-managing real-life pseudo-game? Neither are we. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners….
89: Forlesen - Recap - Part II
Feb 4 • 53 min
It’s just sports metaphors all the way down. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on…
88: Forlesen - Recap - Part I
Jan 21 • 50 min
Welcome to the planet Planet. DO NOT GO TO THE HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in…
87: Reading Gene Wolfe
Jan 14 • 38 min
Thanks to one of our awesome supporters on Patreon, we’re back a week early with a bonus episode about how we do the show and how we approach a Gene Wolfe story. Become a patron on to support the show and help us produce even more content for you. …
Gene Wolfe Memorial Session at ChambanaCon 49
Jan 12 • 50 min
Recorded by Michael Frasca, November 30th 2019 at ChambanaCon 49. Participants: Brenda Sutton, Michael Frasca, Jessica Frasca, Randy Pardue, David Busboom, Margaret Bumby, and Clark Wierda
86: The Death of Dr. Island - Discussion
Jan 7 • 83 min
An isolated mental hospital in orbit around Jupiter. What could possibly go wrong? Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough…
85: The Death of Dr. Island - Recap - Part IV
Dec 10, 2019 • 43 min
An isolated mental hospital in orbit around Jupiter. What could possibly go wrong? Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough…
84: The Death of Dr. Island - Recap - Part III
Nov 26, 2019 • 30 min
An isolated mental hospital in orbit around Jupiter. What could possibly go wrong? Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough…
83: The Death of Dr. Island - Recap - Part II
Nov 12, 2019 • 39 min
An isolated mental hospital in orbit around Jupiter. What could possibly go wrong? Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough…
82: The Death of Dr. Island - Recap - Part I
Oct 29, 2019 • 24 min
An isolated mental hospital in orbit around Jupiter. What could possibly go wrong? Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough…
81: La Befana
Oct 15, 2019 • 55 min
Just in time for Halloween, it’s Wolfe’s Christmas story! With special guest C. Michael Morrison, author of and co-host of Meta Treks: A Star Trek and Philosophy Podcast. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single…
80: Winter’s King by Ursula K. Le Guin
Oct 8, 2019 • 52 min
Thanks to our awesome supporters on Patreon, we’ve reached our first crowd-funding goal! Supporters already received the reward of three exclusive bonus episodes, but we had so much fun doing them that we decided to release an extra one on the main…
79: Hour of Trust - Discussion
Oct 1, 2019 • 52 min
Our discussion of Gene Wolfe’s scathing critique of American corporate ideology, the novella Hour of Trust. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers…
78: Hour of Trust - Recap - Part II
Sep 17, 2019 • 45 min
Part two of three of Gene Wolfe’s scathing critique of American corporate ideology, the novella Hour of Trust. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers…
77: Hour of Trust - Recap - Part I
Sep 3, 2019 • 32 min
Part one of Gene Wolfe’s scathing critique of American corporate ideology, the novella Hour of Trust. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and…
76: The Way of Cross and Dragon by George R.R. Martin
Aug 27, 2019 • 84 min
Dragons, spaceships, and heretics! Join Brandon and Glenn for a special episode about the George R.R. Martin short story “The Way of Cross and Dragon.” This bonus episode was commissioned by a listener. If there’s a special episode you’d like us to do…
75: Feather Tigers
Aug 20, 2019 • 35 min
Feathers, and tigers, and cute bunny aliens … oh my. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on . to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life?…
74: How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion
Aug 6, 2019 • 52 min
Winston Churchill protects the U.K. from the Volkswagen. It’s “How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion.” Become a patron on to support the show and help us produce even more content for you. to the show and leave a…
73: The Peacemaker by Gardner Dozois - Live from PhilCon
Jul 30, 2019 • 37 min
Ep. 73: The Peacemaker by Gardner Dozois - Live from PhilCon
72: Westwind
Jul 23, 2019 • 43 min
Our adventure begins in an inn. Join us for Gene Wolfe’s “Westwind,” our first story since finishing the masterpiece novel The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Become a patron on to support the show and help us produce even more content for you. to the show…
71: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - A Conversation with Marc Aramini
Jun 25, 2019 • 79 min
Renowned Wolfe scholar Marc Aramini returns to the show to present a very different reading about the puzzles and mysteries. Check out ! Support the show on . You’ll gain access to twenty bonus episodes and help us reach our goal of hosting an online…
70: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Wrap-Up - Part II: Themes and Motifs
Jun 11, 2019 • 103 min
Nature vs. nurture, family, Lamarckian evolution, personhood, and religion! Join Brandon and Glenn for the conclusion of their two-part wrap-up of the entire novel. In this episode they talk themes and motifs. Support the show on . You’ll gain access…
69: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Wrap-Up - Part I: Puzzles and Mysteries
May 28, 2019 • 109 min
So are there actually any aliens on Sainte Anne or is it all just a new-planet myth? Join Brandon and Glenn for Part I of their two-part wrap-up of the entire novel. In this episode they talk puzzles and mysteries. Support the show on . You’ll gain…
68: V.R.T. - Wrap-Up - Part II: Puzzles, Mysteries, and Unresolved Questions
May 14, 2019 • 73 min
What is V.R.T. and what does he think he is? Join Brandon and Glenn for Part II of their two-part wrap-up of V.R.T. In this episode they talk puzzles, mysteries, and unresolved questions. Support the show on . You’ll gain access to twenty bonus…
67: V.R.T. - Wrap-Up - Part I: Themes and Motifs
Apr 30, 2019 • 86 min
How can you tell if something is human? Join Brandon and Glenn for Part I of their two-part wrap-up of V.R.T. In this episode they talk themes and motifs. Support the show on . You’ll gain access to twenty bonus episodes and help us reach our goal of…
66: V.R.T. - Part VI - Discussion
Apr 18, 2019 • 56 min
But seriously, who died? Join Glenn and Brandon as they discuss the conclusion of V.R.T. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming a supporter on . Join the…
65: V.R.T. - Part VI - Recap
Apr 16, 2019 • 60 min
Did someone just die? Who was it? Find out as Glenn and Brandon recap the conclusion of V.R.T. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming a supporter on . Join…
64: V.R.T. - Part V - Discussion
Apr 4, 2019 • 38 min
V.R.T.’s abusive childhood and Dr. Marsch’s creeping madness. Join Glenn and Brandon as they discuss Part V of V.R.T. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming…
63: V.R.T. - Part V - Recap
Apr 2, 2019 • 55 min
Interrogate the prisoner with Glenn and Brandon as they recap Part V of V.R.T. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming a supporter on . Join the conversation…
62: V.R.T. - Part IV - Discussion
Mar 21, 2019 • 67 min
Bad anthropology and political ideologies are on the docket for this discussion episode. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming a supporter on . Join the…
61: V.R.T. - Part IV - Recap
Mar 19, 2019 • 65 min
Come explore the Annese sacred sites with Glenn and Brandon as they enter the second half of V.R.T. Support the show and help us reach our goal of hosting an online hang-out to discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus with you by becoming a supporter on ….
60: V.R.T. - Part III - Discussion
Mar 7, 2019 • 38 min
All the great political movements were born in prisons. Join Glenn and Brandon as they discuss Part III of V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to nearly two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the conversation on the . to the show…
59: V.R.T. - Part III - Recap
Mar 5, 2019 • 53 min
Secret police, a mysterious crime, and a labyrinthine bureaucracy. Join Glenn and Brandon as they recap Part III of V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to nearly two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the conversation on the . to…
58: V.R.T. - Part II - Discussion
Feb 21, 2019 • 53 min
Why doesn’t Dr. Marsch know what crying is? Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Part II of V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to over two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the conversation on the . to the show and leave a…
57: V.R.T. - Part II - Recap
Feb 19, 2019 • 46 min
Brandon, Glenn, Dr. Marsch, and V.R.T. set off in search of the sacred cave far up the River Tempus. Join them as they recap Part II of V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to nearly two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the…
56: V.R.T. - Part I - Discussion
Feb 7, 2019 • 46 min
What do Karel Capek and Dr. Marsch have in common? Find out as Glenn and Brandon discuss Part I of V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to nearly two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the conversation on the . to the show and leave…
55: V.R.T. - Part I - Recap
Feb 5, 2019 • 48 min
Oh, it IS a science-fiction book, isn’t it? Join Brandon and Glenn as they begin the final novella in The Fifth Head of Cerberus: V.R.T. Become a patron on to support the show and gain access to nearly two-dozen bonus episodes. Join the conversation…
54: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Wrap-Up - Part II: Puzzles, Mysteries, and Unresolved Questions
Jan 22, 2019 • 105 min
Who are the Shadow Children and why are they always quoting scripture? Join Brandon and Glenn for Part II of their two-part wrap-up of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. In this episode they talk puzzles, mysteries, and unresolved questions. Support the…
53: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Wrap-Up - Part I: Themes and Motifs
Jan 8, 2019 • 102 min
We shake extension. Join Brandon and Glenn for Part I of their two-part wrap-up of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. In this episode they talk themes and motifs. Support the show on . You’ll gain access to twenty bonus episodes and help us reach our goal…
52: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part IV - Discussion
Dec 27, 2018 • 64 min
Atlantis, Mu, Gondwanaland — we’re not asking if it was ancient aliens, but was it ancient aliens? Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of Part IV of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. Become a patron on to support the show and help us produce even…
51: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part IV - Recap
Dec 25, 2018 • 67 min
Human sacrifices, more aliens, and ancient mysteries! Join Glenn and Brandon for Part IV of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. Become a patron on to support the show and help us produce even more content for you. Join the conversation on the . to the…
50: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part III - Discussion
Dec 13, 2018 • 96 min
Baptism, theology, and the philosophy of time among the Hill-People and Marshmen. Join Brandon and Glenn for a discussion of Part III of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. THIS WEEK: our patron poll to select the stories we’ll read when we finish this…
49: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part III - Recap
Dec 11, 2018 • 42 min
Ghoul-bears, ghost priests, and heresy! Join Glenn and Brandon for Part III of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. THIS WEEK: our patron poll to select the stories we’ll read when we finish this novel. Polls open on December 14th. Become a patron on to…
48: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part II - Discussion
Nov 29, 2018 • 63 min
Elves, sir! Join Brandon and Glenn for a discussion of medieval fairy stories, the Shadow Children, and cannibalism. We’re just a few weeks away from our patron poll to select the stories we’ll read when we finish this novel. Become a patron on to…
47: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part II - Recap
Nov 27, 2018 • 52 min
Are you ready to meet the Shadow Children? Join Brandon and Glenn for Part II of “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. We’re just a few weeks away from our patron poll to select the stories we’ll read when we finish this novel. Become a patron on to have…
46: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch - Part I - Recap and Discussion
Nov 13, 2018 • 63 min
Wait, I thought this was a sci-fi novel? Where’d this fantasy story come from? Join Glenn, Brandon, and John Sandwalker for the first part of the second novella of The Fifth Head of Cerberus: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch. We’re just a month away from…
45: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - A Conversation With Marc Aramini
Oct 30, 2018 • 90 min
Renowned Wolfe scholar Marc Aramini returns to the show to talk about the novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Check out ! Support the show and help us release episodes more frequently by becoming a patron on . Up next: “A Story,” by John V. Marsch,…
44: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Wrap-Up
Oct 16, 2018 • 106 min
Puzzles, mysteries, themes, and the craft of writing! Join Glenn and Brandon for a wrap-up discussion of Wolfe’s novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and gain access to over a dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on . Up next: A…
43: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part V - Discussion
Oct 4, 2018 • 42 min
Why are we stuck this way? Why aren’t we ruling this miserable planet? Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Part V of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on ….
42: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part V - Recap
Oct 2, 2018 • 51 min
Murder, an alien impostor, and robot prison guards. Join Brandon and Glenn for their recap of the final section of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on ….
41: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part IV - Discussion
Sep 20, 2018 • 53 min
Dreams, dreams, dreams! Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Part IV of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on . You’ll also get access to nearly twenty bonus…
40: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part IV - Recap
Sep 18, 2018 • 57 min
Thespianic antics, burglary, a Boschian monster, and a horrific discovery. Join Brandon and Glenn as they recap Part IV of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by becoming a patron on…
39: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part III - Discussion
Sep 6, 2018 • 46 min
Nymphs, femme fatales, trapped souls, and Platonic philosophy. Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of Part III of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. We’ve just reached our first crowd-funding goal on , and this week we’re conducting a poll to determine…
38: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part III - Recap
Sep 4, 2018 • 49 min
A visitor from Earth and a shocking revelation about the true nature of Mr. Million. Join Brandon and Glenn as they recap Part III of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. We’ve just reached our first crowd-funding goal on , and this week we’re conducting a…
37: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part II - Discussion
Aug 23, 2018 • 48 min
Shapeshifting aliens, lost colonists, and floating people. Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of pages 22-36 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us release episodes weekly instead of bi-weekly by becoming a patron on . Up…
36: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part II - Recap
Aug 21, 2018 • 42 min
Are we all just space aliens masquerading as humans? Join Brandon and Glenn as they begin a series of drugged experiments in pages 22-36 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show, gain access to over a dozen bonus episodes, and help us produce…
35: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part I - Discussion
Aug 9, 2018 • 44 min
World-building, literary allusions, and gorgeous libraries: Glenn and Brandon discuss pages 11-22 of The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Support the show and help us release episodes weekly instead of bi-weekly by becoming a patron on . Up next: Pages 22-36 of .
34: The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Part I - Recap
Aug 7, 2018 • 57 min
Robots, clones, and shape-shifting aliens: The Fifth Head of Cerberus is finally here! This episode, Brandon and Glenn recap pages 11 to 22 of the 1994 Orb edition. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every week by…
Religion, Politics, More: Past Master Panel Discussion - Live from LaffCon
Aug 2, 2018 • 33 min
Join Robert Bee, Samuel Tomaino, Nancy Lebovitz, and Darrell Schweitzer for a discussion of R.A. Lafferty’s Hugo-nominated novel Past Master — Live from LaffCon. Support the show by becoming a patron on . Up next: .
Gregorio Montejo - Lafferty’s Zarathustra: Not to Mention Camels - Live from LaffCon
Jul 30, 2018 • 55 min
We’re excited to bring you Gregorio Montejo’s talk from LaffCon3: Laffery’s Zarathustra: Not to Mention Camels. Support the show and gain access to bonus content by becoming a patron on . Up next: .
Andrew Ferguson - “Made Up Entirely of Glowing Geniuses”: R.A. Lafferty’s Radical Theories on Human Intelligence - Live at LaffCon
Jul 26, 2018 • 42 min
We’re delighted to bring you Andrew Ferguson’s talk from LaffCon3: ”Made Up Entirely of Glowing Geniuses”: R.A. Lafferty’s Radical Theories on Human Intelligence. Support the show and gain access to bonus content by becoming a patron on . Up next: .
33: Snuffles by R.A. Lafferty - Live from LaffCon!
Jul 24, 2018 • 42 min
Live from LaffCon, Glenn and Brandon discuss “Snuffles” by R.A. Lafferty with Gregorio Montejo. Demiurges, gnosticism, and carnivalistic violence, oh my. Also, there’s a bear. We couldn’t have done this live show without purchasing more recording…
32: The Road So Far - Part I
Jul 17, 2018 • 78 min
Glenn and Brandon look back over all the stories they’ve read so far, talking themes, picking favorites, and begging forgiveness for their errors. Support the show and gain access to loads of bonus content by becoming a patron on . Up next: Our very…
31: The Recording
Jul 3, 2018 • 43 min
Memory and guilt, haunted recordings and bad hearts — this episode it’s “The Recording.” Support the show, gain access to bonus episodes, and help us reach our goal of becoming a weekly podcast by becoming a patron on . Join the conversation on the ….
30: Alien Stones - Discussion
Jun 19, 2018 • 74 min
The Royal Navy, the judgment of God, and the origin of Deanna Troi. Join Brandon and Glenn for the discussion of one of Wolfe’s rare hard SF stories, “Alien Stones.” Join the conversation on the . Support the show, gain access to over a dozen bonus…
29: Alien Stones - Recap
Jun 5, 2018 • 48 min
Machine life, a beautiful empath, and an interstellar spaceship on a mission of discovery — it’s Gene Wolfe’s Star Trek the Motion Picture. Join Brandon and Glenn for the recap of one of Wolfe’s rare hard SF stories, “Alien Stones.” Join the…
28: The Toy Theater
May 22, 2018 • 57 min
Are you nothing more than a puppet? Find out as Brandon and Glenn discuss the fan-favorite “The Toy Theater.” Join the conversation on the . To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus content, and help us reach our goal of…
27: Slaves of Silver
May 8, 2018 • 93 min
The game is afoot! Examine the mustard stain, investigate the unusually large paw print, and solve the case of the missing robots with Glenn and Brandon as they get downright Sherlockian with “Slaves of Silver.” Join the conversation on the . Grab a…
26: The Blue Mouse
Apr 24, 2018 • 71 min
Join the Peace Force and raise mice with Brandon and Glenn as they discuss “The Blue Mouse.” Join the conversation on the . To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, and to help us reach our goal of bringing you an episode every…
25: Operation ARES Wrap-Up with Marc Aramini
Apr 10, 2018 • 60 min
Glenn and Brandon are thrilled to bring you their conversation with Marc Aramini about Operation ARES and Wolfe’s early career. Get your potato chips, because it’s an exciting one! Join the conversation on the . To support the show, gain…
24: Operation ARES - Chapters 9 & 10
Mar 27, 2018 • 103 min
China, India, the Outer Banks, and the Pentagon — travel along with Brandon and Glenn as they conclude Gene Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . To support the show, gain access to exclusive bonus content, and help us…
23: Operation ARES - Chapters 7 & 8
Mar 13, 2018 • 64 min
Biotech and Russian robots, it’s time to join Brandon and Glenn as they tackle chapters seven and eight of Gene Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . Support the show by becoming a patron on . We’re so grateful for…
22: Operation ARES - Chapters 5 & 6 - Discussion
Mar 1, 2018 • 42 min
Animism, spiritualism, mercy, and mysticism. Join Glenn and Brandon for a discussion of religion in chapters five and six of Wolfe’s novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . Support the show by becoming a patron on . We’re so grateful for…
21: Operation ARES - Chapters 5 & 6 - Recap
Feb 27, 2018 • 63 min
Face a lion and meet the President with Brandon and Glenn as they tackle chapters five and six of Gene Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . Support the show by becoming a patron on . We’re so grateful for your…
20: Operation ARES - Chapters 3 & 4 - Discussion
Feb 15, 2018 • 71 min
Do we have an obligation to obey the law? Do we owe any kind of obedience to the state? Find out what Wolfe, Plato, and Martin Luther have to say as Glenn and Brandon discuss Chapters 3 & 4 of Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the…
19: Operation ARES - Chapters 3 & 4 - Recap
Feb 13, 2018 • 50 min
Stand trial with Brandon and Glenn as they tackle chapters three and four of Gene Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . Support the show by becoming a patron on . We’re so grateful for your support and for your…
18: Operation ARES - Chapters 1 & 2 - Discussion
Feb 1, 2018 • 45 min
Did NASA bankrupt the United States? What are the snuffling, laughing creatures that consume the dead in White City? Join Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Gene Wolfe’s world-building in the first two chapters of Operation ARES. Join the…
17: Operation ARES - Chapters 1 & 2 - Recap
Jan 30, 2018 • 66 min
Brave the perils of the night with Brandon and Glenn as they tackle the first two chapters of Gene Wolfe’s first novel, Operation ARES. Join the conversation on the . Support the show by becoming a patron on . Subscribe to the show on or ; or…
16: Black Dog (An American Gods story) by Neil Gaiman
Jan 23, 2018 • 63 min
Explore the folklore of northern England with Brandon and Glenn as they discuss Neil Gaiman’s stand-alone American Gods novella, Black Dog. We’re covering this story because a patron generously commissioned a bonus episode. Find out more about…
15: The Packerhaus Method
Jan 16, 2018 • 56 min
Reanimate yourself with Glenn and Brandon as they discuss “The Packerhaus Method.” Read along and join the conversation on the (). Subscribe to the show on or (or wherever you find podcasts). Read the story in . Support the show and gain access to…
14: Sonya, Crane Wessleman, and Kittee
Jan 2, 2018 • 44 min
Ride a helibus with Brandon and Glenn as they discuss “Sonya, Crane Wessleman, and Kittee.” Our patron vote to determine which stories we’ll cover between Operation Ares and The Fifth Head of Cerberus will be next week. If you’d like to vote, become a…
13: Eyebem
Dec 19, 2017 • 47 min
Join Glenn and Brandon as they don their robotic ranger caps in “Eyebem.” Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum at Support the show and gain access to exclusive bonus content at
12: The HORARS of War
Dec 5, 2017 • 41 min
Pretend to be an ogre with Glenn and Brandon as they discuss “The HORARS of War.” Join the conversation on the . Read the story in . Support the show and gain access to additional content and rewards by becoming a patron on . We’re so thankful for…
11: The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories
Nov 21, 2017 • 53 min
Become a fictional character with Glenn and Brandon as they visit the story within a story of “The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories.” Read along and join the conversation on the . Read the story in . Support the show and gain access to…
10: The Scarecrow’s Boy by Michael Swanwick
Nov 1, 2017 • 53 min
Join Brandon and Glenn as they spend some time with the scarecrow of Theseus in “The Scarecrow’s Boy” by Michael Swanwick. Join the conversation on the . Read “The Scarecrow’s Boy” in . Support the show and help select which stories we read by…
9: Of Relays and Roses
Nov 1, 2017 • 39 min
Find romance with Glenn and Brandon as they read “Of Relays and Roses.” Join the conversation on the . Read “Of Relays and Roses” in . Follow us on and .
8: How the Whip Came Back
Nov 1, 2017 • 73 min
Meet the Pope with Brandon and Glenn in “How the Whip Came Back.” Join the conversation on the . Read “How the Whip Came Back” in . Follow us on and .
7: Car Sinister
Nov 1, 2017 • 19 min
Go for a ride with Glenn and Brandon as they drive off with “Car Sinister.” Join the conversation on the . Read “Car Sinister” in . Follow us on and .
6: Morning Glory
Nov 1, 2017 • 36 min
Join Glenn and Brandon for a bit of horticultural post-modernism in “Morning Glory.” Join the conversation on the . Read “Morning Glory” in . Follow us on and .
5: Paul’s Treehouse
Nov 1, 2017 • 44 min
Climb into “Paul’s Treehouse” with Brandon and Glenn. Join the conversation on the . Read “Paul’s Treehouse” in . Follow us on and .
4: The Changeling
Nov 1, 2017 • 53 min
Join Glenn and Brandon as they have trouble coming home again in “The Changeling.” Join the conversation on the Read “The Changeling” in . Follow us on and .
3: House of Ancestors
Nov 1, 2017 • 50 min
Join Glenn and Brandon as they wind their way up the double-helix of Freudian self-discovery in “House of Ancestors.” Join the conversation on the . Read “House of Ancestors” in . Follow us on and .
2: Trip, Trap
Nov 1, 2017 • 61 min
Join Brandon and Glenn as they do a little extraterrestrial archeology in Gene Wolfe’s first professional publication, “Trip, Trap.” Join the conversation on the . Read “Trip, Trap” in . Follow us on and .
1: Welcome to the Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast
Nov 1, 2017 • 25 min
Welcome to the Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Join Glenn and Brandon as they explain the show’s format, talk about why they love Gene Wolfe, and reveal what they’re most looking forward to reading. We hope you’ll read along with us and join the…