The Young Podawans Ep. 8 – Arthurian Legend

This week we’re joined by the the wonderful Nicole Evelina to discuss her new book DAUGHTER OF DESTINY and the Arthurian Legend. From LE MORTE D’ARTHUR to A KID IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT – we chat about it all!

Segment 1: What Are We Geeking Out About? (00:29)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! Kristin is geeking out about A GUIDE TO VILLAGE LIFE  and Fangamer.com in general (with bonus old school gaming guide discussion) Nicole is geeking out about her favorite band, Chicago-based KILL HANNAH, having their final shows in early December (with bonus writing music discussion) and Brian is geeking out about the HAMILTON soundtrack (with bonus… well that’s pretty much it).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking? (17:35)

Nicole is drinking prosecco, Brian is drinking mango black tea and Kristin is drinking Homebrew Christmas Ale!

Segment 3: Arthurian Legend Discussion (24:37)

  • Nicole discusses what her book is about and how she came to write it.
  • Depictions of Guinevere in other books.
  • How Kristin discovered these legends when she was a younger
  • Studying Le Morte D’Arthur in the original French!
  • Nicole talks about not wanting other versions of Arthurian Legend to influence hers.
  • Discussion about not wanting complete influence, but finding some voice in other similar works.
  • How the various characters are portrayed differently depending on the story.
  • Discussion of Morgan Le Fay – represented in comics and other media.
  • Arthurian Legend as a tale of hope and the reason it’s so enduring.
  • Also very much a tragic tale as well.
  • Modern retellings of Arthurian Legends.
  • An interlude about how great Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO & JULIET was and how there should be an Arthurian version.
  • Arthurian Legend at the movies!
  • We basically talk about every film adaptation ever.
  • Sam Neill gets a lot of love.
  • King Arthur the Video Game – featuring The Village Idiot.
  • A special guest appearance by Brian’s wife.
  • What is it that makes the Arthurian Legend endure?

Segment 4: Contact Info, Giveaway, Outro, Outtake (94:92)

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