Immunities 1.1 – “Sisterhood”


Our sci-fi audio drama premieres late at night, in a creaky house, where two sisters share a very unexpected story.
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The Protagonist Podcast #127: Quentin Barnes in The Galactic Football League: The Rookie (Novel 2013) “Praise the high one!”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Jeff Dumas from The Fandom Podcast to discuss Quentin Barnes from The Galactic Football League: The Rookie, a 2009 novel by Scott Sigler. They discuss sports’ place in culture, the genres this story aligns with, and what archetypes Quentin Barnes embodies.

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#109: Jonas in The Giver by Lois Lowry (Novel 1993) “Memories need to be shared.”

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Todd and Joe talk about Jonas from the Lois Lowry novel The Giver. They talk about what doesn’t work for them plot-wise, but what resonates thematically.

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#094: Eleven in Stranger Things (TV 2016) “Mouth breather.”

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Join Todd and Joe as they discuss the creepy Netflix phenomenon, Stranger Things.

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#082: Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly (TV 2003) “Yes sir, Captain Tight Pants!”

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This week, we discuss Mal Reynolds from the TV show Firefly. Topics include honor, codes of ethics, and how great the crew of Serenity are. We also talk existentialist bounty hunters, as one does when tackling postmodern sci-fi/Western mashups.

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#067: Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (Novel 1963) “Like is not equal!”

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This week, we talk about Meg Murry from the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time. We discuss big ideas versus narrative, the messages of the novel, and tie it all in to the novelization of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

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#063: Sammy in Psion Beta by Jacob Gowan (Novel 2010) “Stop believing you can never beat me, and start learning how you can.”

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This week we talk about Sammy from Psion Beta with special guest Jacob Gowans, the author of Psion Beta! Join us for a discussion of what makes a good character, teenage romance (including some serious interdigitating), and what the writing process is like for a new author.

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#058: Haviland Tuf in Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (Novel 1986) “Sometimes I even think he might be … a god.”

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This week, we talk about an overweight, bald, verbose spacefarer. That’s right, we’re talking about Havilund Tuf, from Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (don’t worry if you’ve never heard of him, we hadn’t either until listener Tommy requested that we talk about this book). We talk about dinosaurs on spaceships, the value of struggle, and delusions of godhood.

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#040: Sally Sparrow in “Blink” S03E10 of Dr. Who (TV 2007) “Don’t blink.”

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This week, Todd and Joe talk about “Blink,” the gateway episode for many Doctor Who fans. What makes Sally Sparrow such a great character, and what makes the Weeping Angels such great villains?

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