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Episode 79 – The Judgemobile

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Happy Sunday, Clovers!

It’s a beautiful, hot midsummer day here at C&C East. We hope that you are safe, well, and healthy and that you’re ready for an unexpectedly musical episode of Chamomile & Clove.

In this episode, we’re covering Chapters 20 and 24 of Time’s Convert. It’s Matthew’s rebirthday party and we’ve FOOLISHLY invited Baldwin to dinner to make a ruckus in the name of family time. It gives us a great opportunity to talk about acceptance, tolerance, body image, vampire hierarchy, and why biting is (and simultaneously is not) a great tool for solving problems. Guys, there’s so much biting today. There is also a lot of improvised singing, so consider yourselves warned.

Download the episode here.

Our reading schedule for Time’s Convert is here. Don’t forget to follow along with the All Souls Discussion Group‘s read-along of the novel this summer — we’re going in a different order, but there’s great discussion in the community and you should check it out. You can find us on Facebook as part of the Chamomile & Clove Clovers group or on Twitter @chamomilenclove. We’d love it if you reviewed our show on iTunes, became a patron through Patreon, or bought some C&C swag on Redbubble.

Love you always. See you next time,

Yours, musically,

Cait and Jen

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Episode 77 – For Worser, For Better

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Clovers,

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.

Download the episode here.

You can find us — as usual — at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com or on Twitter @chamomilenclove. You can also find us on Facebook and in our Facebook group, the Chamomile and Clove Clovers.

xoxox

Cait and Jen

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Episode 76 – Sister Flex

Hello, Clovers!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to our American listeners and friends — we hope you’re safe at home and enjoying the best of the early summer.

In this episode, we’re talking about Chapters 28 and 33 of Time’s Convert. Phoebe’s a fledgling, now, so she’s got a lot more privileges… and a lot more issues to contend with as she strikes out in the world. We’ve got a lot to say this week about vampire feeding–consent, etiquette, teaching, ethics–and then lots more to say about the Taylor family dynamics and whether Phoebe’s supposed inability to return to trade is part of classism or patriarchy (or both?).

Download the episode here.

In our next episode, we’re reuniting with Matthew and Diana and turning back the pages of this book to its early chapters. Not sure where to start? Check out our Reading & Release Schedule to find out where we are (and where we’ll be!).

In the meantime, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, or you can e-mail us (as always!) at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xox

Cait and Jen

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The Great Wrap-Up

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Clovers and friends!

Starting this afternoon, we’ll begin recording our final two wrap episodes for the All Souls Trilogy — all three books, all at once. It’s going to be a blast.

In preparing for this episode, we’ve gone back into the vault and listened to our wrap episodes from A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life in order to tease out trilogy-wide themes, plots, character arcs, and motifs. While listening to the back catalogue, I realized it might be helpful for y’all to have all of our wrap episodes listed in one place. Accordingly, here’s a quick guide to our wrap episodes:

Episode 18: Cait and Jen and the Time Nautilus – A Discovery of Witches Wrap Episode 1. Time travel! Plot structure! Download the episode here.

Episode 19: Tweedy Malevolence – A Discovery of Witches Wrap Episode 2. Character arcs! Antagonists! Listener feedback! Download the episode here.

Episode 42: I Made Slides – Shadow of Night Wrap Episode 1. Otherwise known as Cait Fell Down a Powerpoint Hole and Shadow of Night Has Lots of Plots. Download the episode here.

Episode 45: This Diagram Is Not To Scale – Shadow of Night Wrap Episode 2. Time travel, character development, themes, and the not-so-subtle feeling that the universe is too large for our brains. Download the episode here.

Episode 68: Plotschund – Book of Life Wrap Episode 1. The Return of the Powerpoint. Download the episode here.

Episode 69: Segway Away – Book of Life Episode 2. Character arcs and themes and motifs and thoughts on how to land the ending of a trilogy. Download the episode here.

We are so excited to start talking about the trilogy as a whole and we hope you’ll join us. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more prizes and fun from the All Souls Discussion Group during the A Discovery of Witches TV 2020 Winter Watch! As always, you can find us on Facebook in the Chamomile & Clove Clovers group and on Twitter as @chamomilenclove. If you’re so inclined, you can check out our merchandise on Redbubble or become a member of our Patreon.

As always, please feel free to show us a bit of love on the podcasting app or review site of your choice. It helps other people find us and makes our day. We’re so lucky to have you!

See you Sunday!

Love,

Cait

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Episode 66 – The Comeuppance Triptych

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Happy Sunday, dearest Clovers!

It’s a momentous day. Somehow, on Matthew and Diana’s wedding anniversary (four hundred and something years later), we made our way to the climax of the Book of Life. In Chapters 37-39, we’re talking about rescuing Matthew, James Bond, Peak Diana, moral authority, and the difference between justice and vengeance. It’s a fitting end to a momentous, exciting story and we’re so glad you’re a part of it.

Download the episode here.

If you have THOUGHTS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or POLL IDEAS for our book and trilogy wrap episodes, now is the time! Get in touch via Twitter @chamomilenclove, by e-mail at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, or through our Facebook page.

If you like what we do, consider supporting us by leaving a review on iTunes, buying some merch on Redbubble , or by becoming a patron.

We’ll catch you next time for our VERY LAST chapter discussion for the All Souls Trilogy!

Xoxoxo,

Cait and Jen