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Three lady daemons discuss Deborah Harkness' universe and the topics that orbit it (A Discovery of Witches TV + The Trilogy).

Hi! We're Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- we talk about the All Souls Universe by Deborah Harkness. This includes the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, an... More
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2019-12-23

Christmas 2019!

00Ep. 10

Christmas 2019

Well, what can we say about this episode, but it's the last one of the year! All Souls-y stuff? We tried. Going off the rails, chatting like we do? We succeeded! Perfect background noise for wrapping presents, drinking your hot spiced beverages, fighting the last minute shopping traffic, or trimming the tree! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year.

Topic:  

The Holidays and Sh*t . . .

  • Feast of St. Nicholas, Krampus
  • Our previous holiday episodes: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Join us on Patreon
  • Fandom news! Filming coming to an end, Amazon UK has put up a pre-order for S2 DVD in Dec 2020, All Souls Con (Halloween 2020), "official photos," an instastory with Jacob (Benjamin) and Ed (Marcus), S2 speculation based on paparazzi shots, who's playing Rudolf? Who's playing Rabbi Loew? Mary Sidney?
  • We may be getting an announcement on a new book soon! Give us your guess: Purple Notebook Guesses
  • The damned Goddess Story! We'll get it!
  • Speculation on babies and blood-rage in S2
  • We wonder how bad we're going to be mad at Matthew in S2. Will it be just as intense as Shadow of Night, or worse?
  • We discuss our Thanksgiving, plans for Christmas, and then we veer into foooooooood ..... the main theme seemed to be Cool Whip!
  • Giveaway! We did plan one! Don't miss it →HERE
  • Listeners? Is there something you haven't tried? Food or otherwise?
  • Are sleeves and face/neck tattoos the new tramp-stamp?
  • Valerie has never tried and martini, Jean's never had lemon-curd, a frappacino, or a tequila sunrise, Angela would like to try an old-fashioned.
  • Valerie's Paris story.
  • Housekeeping: Reviews from DIT, Booksarejoy ... thank you so much for the great reviews! Thank you so much for your insightful email, Lyndsey!
  • Last thoughts; the stand-out is Fred Rogers' Emmy acceptance speech.
  • See you next year! Have a happy and safe holiday season. Take care of yourselves, and each other!

Credits/Copyright Information 

  • Intro/outro music: "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" arrangement by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
  • News intro: by AwesomeMusicVideos21; provided for fair-use/royalty-free.
  • Cover art (and all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
  • The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
  • The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
  • This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
  • Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"

2019-12-23

Christmas 2019!

00Ep. 10

Christmas 2019

Well, what can we say about this episode, but it's the last one of the year! All Souls-y stuff? We tried. Going off the rails, chatting like we do? We succeeded! Perfect background noise for wrapping presents, drinking your hot spiced beverages, fighting the last minute shopping traffic, or trimming the tree! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year.

Topic:  

The Holidays and Sh*t . . .

  • Feast of St. Nicholas, Krampus
  • Our previous holiday episodes: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Join us on Patreon
  • Fandom news! Filming coming to an end, Amazon UK has put up a pre-order for S2 DVD in Dec 2020, All Souls Con (Halloween 2020), "official photos," an instastory with Jacob (Benjamin) and Ed (Marcus), S2 speculation based on paparazzi shots, who's playing Rudolf? Who's playing Rabbi Loew? Mary Sidney?
  • We may be getting an announcement on a new book soon! Give us your guess: Purple Notebook Guesses
  • The damned Goddess Story! We'll get it!
  • Speculation on babies and blood-rage in S2
  • We wonder how bad we're going to be mad at Matthew in S2. Will it be just as intense as Shadow of Night, or worse?
  • We discuss our Thanksgiving, plans for Christmas, and then we veer into foooooooood ..... the main theme seemed to be Cool Whip!
  • Giveaway! We did plan one! Don't miss it →HERE
  • Listeners? Is there something you haven't tried? Food or otherwise?
  • Are sleeves and face/neck tattoos the new tramp-stamp?
  • Valerie has never tried and martini, Jean's never had lemon-curd, a frappacino, or a tequila sunrise, Angela would like to try an old-fashioned.
  • Valerie's Paris story.
  • Housekeeping: Reviews from DIT, Booksarejoy ... thank you so much for the great reviews! Thank you so much for your insightful email, Lyndsey!
  • Last thoughts; the stand-out is Fred Rogers' Emmy acceptance speech.
  • See you next year! Have a happy and safe holiday season. Take care of yourselves, and each other!

Credits/Copyright Information 

  • Intro/outro music: "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" arrangement by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
  • News intro: by AwesomeMusicVideos21; provided for fair-use/royalty-free.
  • Cover art (and all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
  • The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
  • The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
  • This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.
  • Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"

2019-11-28

Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!


We'll talk to you all in December. Patrons, an Aftershow will be publishing next week (Wed Night/Thu Morning).


Here's the link to the giveaway: visit.DaemonsDomain.com/Fall2019 Oh, and the cookbook title is actually A Thyme to Discover! Whoops!


Become a Discusser: DaemonsDiscuss.com, then fill out the little form. Or join via text: text ADOW to 444999 (for US residents)

2019-11-21

The One With the Prophecy

00Ep. 61

SON ch 35

Diana finds herself tied up, and negotiating with two creatures who have decided they hate her and want her gone. When we open this chapter, it's hard to say how she'll wriggle herself out of this mess. As we saw in A Discovery of Witches, in the oubliette scene, a flash to her past brings clarity to who she is and what she's capable of. No need for Matthew! “You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”

– Glinda (The Good Witch), The Wizard of Oz

In this episode:

By the segment . . .

  • (00:00) Thank you, Melanie Nelson! Wasn't that an awesome intro?!
  • (00:29) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:51) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Beth, Rachel, and Caroline!
  • (10:15) Main discussion - Chapter 35 of Shadow of Night - Sponsored by Cynthia Poch
  • (51:54) Housekeeping - Thank you Orffmusicteacher723 (podcast reviewer), Chloe & B! Sponsored by Zoe Gibson
  • (59:23) Save It For the Show - Topic: Leaked Photos! Sponsored by Meriad Mills
  • (1:07:20) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. 
  • (1:08:52) Last thoughts/Outro.

Informational links:

Credits/Copyright Information 

* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

* Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 

* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  

* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 

* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.

* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.

* This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.

* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"
2019-11-8

The One With the Favorite Son

00Ep. 60

Character Study - Baldwin Montclair

We've landed on an episode "on the tens!" In this episode, we are diving into what we know, think, and speculate about Matthew's older brother, and Philippe's favorite son, Baldwin.

Informational links:

Credits/Copyright Information 

* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

* Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 

* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  

* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 

* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.

* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.

* This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.

* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"
2019-10-24

The One With the Twisted Sister

00Ep. 59

SON ch 33 & 34

In this double feature episode covering two chapters of Shadow of Night, we look at the dangerous creatures in and around Diana Bishop & Matthew Clairmont's lives. First, we are confronted with the anomaly that has gotten away from the de Clermonts, and landed into the hands of Peter Knox (and Gerbert!); poor Pavel! Second, we are launched back to Tudor England, to manage the temper-ridden monarch, and meet Matthew's legendary sister, Louisa de Clermont. She's using our resident love-sick, unstable, drugged-out, tale-telling, finger-pointing daemon as her guide. Strap in!

Informational links:

Credits/Copyright Information 

* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

* Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 

* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  

* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 

* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.

* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.

* This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.

* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"
2019-10-10

The One With the Secret Castle Tour

00Ep. 58

SON ch 32

After getting out of that disastrous dinner with Rudolf, Diana and Matthew reflect on what they saw/thought/smelled from Ashmole 782. Gallowglass is doing his best to get them to break it down for to him as if he were a medieval vampire. They determine that they have break into the castle, and steal the book, and then beat feet out of Prague. But how? It seems Jack has and is the key to bust in, get the book, and get the f*ck out of there! A short, but great chapter! Enjoy!

Informational links:

Credits/Copyright Information 

* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

* Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 

* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  

* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 

* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.

* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.

* This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.

* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"
2019-9-26

The One With Red Wine and Onions

00Ep. 57

SON ch 31

The day in/day out of Emperor Rudolf's Prague is wearing on us, however we couldn't have asked for a more satisfactory "goodbye" than this chapter! There's drama (school play), there's romance (in Rudolf's mind!), and there's action (the great escape!). Oh and of course, we finally get our sights on the missing book, Ashmole 782. Enjoy!

Informational links:

Credits/Copyright Information 

* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

* Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free. 

* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voiceover by Devyn Grendell  

* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 

* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.

* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.

* This podcast is intended for personal download/consumption. Please see our Terms of Use; item 3.

* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:

Jeff Greenstein: "When Marta & David & Jeff & I did 'Dream On', we used to spend a lot of time thinking about titles, because they were on-screen at the top of each episode. On "Friends", we decided that was a waste of time. We figured, why not name each episode after the thing that people will ostensibly be talking about around the water-cooler the next day?"