We had such fun recording this surprise episode with none other than Lachlan MacKinnon, executive producer of A Discovery of Witches TV. Mr. MacKinnon is a delight — please tune in as we discuss adapting Season 2 for the screen and his goals for Season 3!
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We hope you’re well and safe and enjoying the waning days of January 2021. Today, we’re thrilled to discuss Season 2, Episode 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV — the gorgeous sets and costumes, the smart plot and character choices, the power of strong adaptation, and the delicious appearance of Matthew Roydon’s earring.
If you’re catching this on release day, be sure to tune in for AMC’s A Discovery of Witches Season 1 marathon TODAY at 1pm EST/10am PST. You can also tune in for Deb’s #Witchalong discussion of Season 2, Episode 3 at 2pm EST/11am PST on Instagram and Facebook Live. You can ALSO join us tonight, 24 January 2021, at 6pm EST/3pm PST to live tweet Season 2, Episode 3 using the hashtag #ccalchemy.
As you might have noticed, our release schedule for the pod is running slightly behind the release of episodes and our live tweets — we made the conscious choice to go slowly this season in order to prolong the magic for as long as possible. We hope you’ll join us for the long haul and that you’ll send us your questions and ideas. We love hearing from you.
We hope this finds you well and safe on a gorgeous Sunday morning.
At the outset of this episode, we’re taking a couple of moments to talk about the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how we’re working on dismantling racism in our lives outside the podcast and what that means for our podcast work going forward. We’re committed to you, our listeners, to truly intersectional feminism, and to learning (and forking up) in public. There may or may not be some of that in this episode — but here we go anyway.
In this episode, we’re talking about Chapters 3, 5, and 8 of Time’s Convert. It’s partially about awkward transitions (wee), defensive cocktails, and parenting and blind panic (we see you, Diana), but it’s also about decolonizing history, authorial and audience expectations, and what happens when you transition from a trilogy to a Very Different Book in the same universe.
I don’t know how we did it, y’all. Eight episodes went by so fast — I feel like our ADOWTV adventure is just beginning and we’re already at the last episode of Season 1. Never fear — we’ll be here to keep you company during the worst of #Witchdrawal.
In this episode, we talk about what we loved (and didn’t love so much) about the season finale. In fairness, we tried to be Very Serious Proper Podcasters (TM) for the first bit, then it rather gets away from us at the end. On brand, no? Let’s just say that we start talking about death and divinity and end up somewhere in the neighborhood of ruffles and popes. #losientonosiento.
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