While Alba tends to her two least favourite patients, Magnus receives some advice from the local wildlife.
Alba is summoned to remove some unexpected snakes from King Gunther’s head, and saddled with a bothersome young patient — not to mention some unwanted help from a fairy.
This week on the Myths and Legends podcast, I’ll introduce the show and discuss what it’ll be about. Then, we’ll start right in on the story of Yvain, a knight of King Arthur's court who'll show that by being a huge jerk to nearly everyone you'll get everything you can ever want, throw it all away, and get it all again! Then, for the mythological creature of the week, the hidden folk of Iceland, cheerful little elves who might give you great gifts or rain rocks down on you.
Agent Pierce and Marshall’s investigation takes them on a hunt for a man named Logan. MARVEL’S WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT, starring Richard Armitage as Wolverine. Directed by Brendan Baker. Assistant Directed by Chloe Prasinos. Produced by Jenny Radelet and Daniel Fink. Written by Benjamin Percy. Featuring performances by Scott Adsit (Sheriff Ridge), Bob Balaban (Joseph Langrock), Zoe Chao (Mallory), Ato Essandoh (Agent Marshall), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Agent Pierce), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Bobby), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Prophet), Jaiden Clark (Strawberry Kid), Lusia Strus (Talia Evans), and Fredi Walker-Brown (Landlord). For more on WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT, listen to The Marvel After Show, hosted by Christina Harrington (Women of Marvel) and Jerah Milligan (Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood), exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For more information, visit wolverinepodcast.com. This episode is sponsored by Quicken (www.rocketmortgage.com/wolverine).
Agent Pierce and Marshall’s investigation takes them on a hunt for a man named Logan.
The day before the money finally ran out, I did come across a tantalising possibility which, one of these days, I really must get around to following up, since it might just be the missing ingredient that would make all the difference; but of course I was in no position to do anything about it at that time, so I sold the glassware for even less than I paid for it and wandered into the centre of town, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.
Read the whole story at The Thought That Counts By K.J. Parker.
An interesting discussion by two of my favourite authors on writing and how to tell stories.
Science fiction and fantasy have gone from the sidelines to the mainstream. We bring you a live conversation between two of the field’s living legends, George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted for television as Game of Thrones, the Wild Card series) and Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140, the Mars trilogy), discussing their careers, the history of fantastic literature, and how it shapes our imagination. They came to the Clarke Center in support of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop (clarion.ucsd.edu), the premiere training and proving ground for emerging writers, which the Clarke Center organizes each summer with the Clarion Foundation.
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Presented by Claire Armitstead and Neil Gaiman. Read by Marion Bailey
Neil Gaiman introduces Rudyard Kipling’s The Gardener, a melancholy tale from 1925, as part of our seasonal series of short stories selected by leading novelists. Then, the story is read for you by an actor who is familiar from the films and theatre of Mike Leigh – Marion Bailey.