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The One With Festivus for the Rest of Us

Wed Dec 12 2018 (01:16:32)

Happy Holidays to our All Souls family!

It's our holiday episode! We love to test the waters with different traditions, and this year we are doing Festivus (of Seinfield fame)! Feats of Strength! Festivus Miracles! Airing of Grievances! We also have a relaxed imaginary fireside chat. We reflect on aspects of the series, the fandom, answer questions, and share parts of our weird Daemon lives. After this episode, we are on a holiday break until January 3rd! Happy Holidays, and have a joyous 2019!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.co ...

All Souls Con, A Discovery of Witches Cardiff premiere, and just general fan-daemoning.

All Souls Con 2019 is coming sooner than we think! As is our tradition (since the beginning of this podcast), we invited Laura Ventura (co-director of All Souls Con) on to talk about it. As fate would have it, Angela was unable to record that day, so Laura graciously agreed to join us as our third. This episode can only be described as fans being fanatics! We cover the Cardiff premiere of A Discovery of Witches,what Laura can reveal about All Souls Con. We indulge ourselves a little in this peri ...

Turkey Day 2018

Wed Nov 21 2018 (02:21)

Happy Thanksgiving! Tune in next week . . . we have a chat with Laura Ventura

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! US and Canadian listeners: don't forget to use our promo codes for Sundance Now or Shudder! Tune in to us next week . . . we talk to Laura Ventura of All Souls Con and The Tenth Knot!Last episode + show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/46Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer vid ...

The One With the Daughter of the Moon

Thu Nov 08 2018 (01:39:13)

The Rede, Jack, Father Hubbard, Mary Sidney, OH MY!

SON ch 22This chapter is so jam-packed with different storylines, that we had no clue what to name it! There's the Rede, and Diana's new little gathering of witches that will help her with her magic. There's Jack Blackfriers, and everything that goes with taking him on as an additional household member. There's Father Hubbard; he's come a-callin' and Diana and Matthew remain quite wary of him. There's some science, between Gregor Mendel and Mary Sidney, we wind up like the kids with blank stares ...

The One With the Entrance Exam

Wed Oct 24 2018 (01:32:25)

Time to meet the teacher: Goody Alsop!

SON ch 21Join us as we meet the wise Goody Alsop. She reveals the whole story behind Diana Bishop's erratic powers to her, Matthew Clairmont (Roydon/de Clermont . . . etc.), Susanna Norman, and to us! After careful negotiation, and some protestation from both Susanna and Matthew, Goody Alsop agrees to be Diana's teacher, no matter what! YAY!We also finally get to tell you what actually happened with last week's episode (Jerry!), and there will be changes on how to get into our Facebook group. If ...

Jerry strikes again! Please enjoy "The One With Personality"

#BlameJerryJerry is at it again ...It's ok, because we always have a plan "B" and this is it.Enjoy this encore airing of one of our earliest episodes, chosen because this is where we found our groove! This is where we started having fun with podcasting.P.S. The sound is crap (what the heck did we know about audio production?!), we were still self-conscious while recording, and we were still playing it relatively "safe" at this point in our podcasting lives. You can be sure, though, that this was ...

Bonus Edition - The Trifecta

Wed Oct 03 2018 (01:00:57)

A overall review of Time's Convert

Time's Convert ReviewIt's been a couple of weeks since Time's Convert has come out, and we figured it was time to discuss this book. This is a general overview; chapters discussion deep-dives are to come once we get through the trilogy! WARNING: SPOILERS live on this episode. If you've not read this book yet, pushing "play" will be at your own risk. Enjoy!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE6Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different l ...

The One With the Revolutionary Rake

Wed Sep 19 2018 (01:20:38)

Marcus and Phoebe: The foundation.

SON ch 20This is where it all began! We imagine the fandom is currently in the midst of reading Time's Convert (released on the 18th of September 2018). A good part of that story covers Marcus and Phoebe, and today we are returning to the foundation of that relationship. The place: Sotheby's. The time: 2010 (according to book canon). Marcus Whitmore entered Phoebe Taylor's life, and changed it forever! Since we didn't get to follow the whole journey on the way to Time's Convert, we are lucky eno ...

The One With the Chicken and the Egg

Wed Sep 05 2018 (01:29:31)

A visit with Annie, Mary, the Hilliard miniatures, and Being a Witch 101

SON ch 19A visit with Mary, Hilliard miniatures, and a teen witch! So much to unpack in this chapter! We come to it with new eyes because we find surprising parallels, unexpected character traits, and a key phrase we've never noticed before. This is the chapter where Diana Bishop faces the fact that she knows nothing about being a witch. Seems neither did we! Stay tuned for our last thoughts; you are invited to our red carpet party -- Daemon style!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/43Joi ...

Bonus Edition - Philly Busted!

Wed Aug 22 2018 (01:23:05)

An All Souls Con 2018 recap from a Daemon perspective

Philly or bust? Nah! Philly's been busted! Story time! Our Daemonic adventures from All Souls Con 2018See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE5Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)All Souls Universe Book News for 2018 (Continually updated: The World of All Sou ...

Roundtable discussion w/ Dr. Shelli Carter

We talk science, fandom, characters, All Souls Con, and so many other things in this relaxed (even for us) roundtable discussion with Dr. Shelli Carter. Enjoy, and we'll see you at All Souls Con!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE4Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, ca ...

The One With the Vampire King

Wed Jul 25 2018 (01:28:38)

It's time to meet Andrew Hubbard.

SON ch 18We meet Andrew Hubbard, and according to Gallowglass and Hancock, we probably should've met him much earlier. Our thoughts on him range from a creepy cult leader, to an altruistic ruler of the land of misfit creatures; we discuss this and how Diana Bishop is the one who has to fix this mess that Matthew Clairmont has created for her (again!). We forgive you, Matthew, but boy do you irritate us sometimes! Stay tuned for our reaction to the ADOW TV trailer, and news that was new to us at ...

The One With the Trip to the Mall

Tue Jul 10 2018 (01:19:49)

In this chapter of SON we follow Pierre as he chases Diana all over London!

SON ch 17Join us as we follow Monsieur Pierre Cornu as he chases his errant charge, Diana Bishop, all over London! She's shopping for ink, sealing wax, paper, soap, some books -- oh, and did we mention a witch?Stay tuned for later in the episode where we chat with Cait, of the podcast Chamomile and Clove!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/41Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episodes + different level incentives for those who join at higher tiers!)A ...

The One With the Sidekicks

Thu Jun 21 2018 (01:17:43)

A look at AST sidekicks + a chat with Nikki from ASWW

We started out thinking we'd just examine two of the sidekicks in this trilogy (Hancock and Domenico), but we wound up examining others as well! We touch on Miriam, Hamish, Sarah and some of the situations they deal with. We contend that the secondary characters are the ultimate drivers of the story! Also, stay tuned for later in this episode; Save It For The Show segment features a chat with Nikki Gastineau of All Souls Witchy Women.See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/40Join us on Patreo ...

The Daemons discuss the official companion book to The All Souls Trilogy

The World of All Souls - a general discussionJust like the title states, we explore The World of All Souls together in this bonus episode of Daemons Discuss!This episode is best described as "Daemons unplugged," because we opted out of our usual production format. Instead, we leaned into a more straight-forward conversation containing our thoughts on the material contained in this official guide to the All Souls Trilogy.WARNING! There are spoilers! We discuss our impressions of The World of All ...

The One With the Strange Bee

Thu May 24 2018 (01:28:39)

Meet Mary Sidney! She graces us with her presence in ch 16 of Shadow of Night

SON ch 16After reveling in the knowledge of the expansion of their family, Matthew Clairmont considers what it will take to keep his wife occupied and happy in her new century. Prayer and physic alone won't do it. It's time for Diana to meet her new gal-pal, Mary.Longer commutes and thorough workouts will be easily be covered as we couldn't keep quiet during this recording!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/39Join us on Patreon (as little as $2 monthly will gain you access to extra episo ...

The One With the Menagerie

Thu May 10 2018 (01:16:57)

Welcome to Elizabeth's London! Chapter 15 of Shadow of Night

SON ch 15Hello, Elizabeth's London! We begin with Gallowglass sailing it like he stole it (well he did, kind of!), and end with some really big news! Join us if you have time to put your new copy of The World of All Souls down! Truncated show notes this time, because ... LIFE, but the episode is packed with the normal Daemon ditch-diving that most of you appreciate! Enjoy!See full-ish show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/38Giveaway! Win a signed copy of The World of All SoulsJoin us on Patreon (as ...

The One With the Freezer

Thu Apr 26 2018 (01:13:00)

We bid Farewell to Philippe de Clermont in SON ch 13-14

SON ch 13-14Beginnings, endings -- change. Boy, do we get a dose of all three throughout these two chapters! We watch Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont take their first steps as an "official" husband and wife team. We spend some quality moments with Philippe de Clermont before we bid him farewell. Then we are launched to present-day Sept-Tours in the company of Sarah Bishop, Emily Mather and Ysabeau de Clermont by an anomaly -- Philippe's note to Ysabeau. It did the reader good, because it prov ...

The One With the "D"

Thu Apr 12 2018 (01:09:25)

Chapter 12 of SON. Yes!

SON ch 12Here it is folks, the moment we've been waiting for! Finally, the chance to actually title an episode this, after some off-handed remarks in another episode! In all seriousness, this is the one with family planning, the one with the temple, the one with the feasts, the one with La Robe, the one with financial independence, the one with wedding, and the one where Matthew and Diana become one. The "D" is for Daemons, you dirty ditch dwellers! 😜See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/3 ...

Into the action packed chapter 11 of Shadow of Night we go!

SON ch 11Well, the title tells the story. Wordplay: Matthew Clairmont and Philippe de Clermont have words to throw at each other! Sharp and pointed like the swords they pick up later, we learn how they interact in conflict. Swordplay: We watch how the words are interchangeable with daggers and swords in the hay barn. Bloodplay: We find out for the first time in this series that Matthew has an affliction -- blood rage. Diana Bishop is also made Philippe's blood-sworn daughter. What does this mean ...

The One With the Baggage

Thu Mar 15 2018 (01:27:24)

Baggage galore in chapter 10 of Shadow of Night!

SON ch 10Matthew Clarimont has a ton of baggage and Philippe de Clermont is giving Diana decluttering advice! It's time to unpack! Later on, we add our own baggage to the pile. Long episode, so those of you sticking to your New Year's resolutions (good for you, btw!👏) will get an extra long work out! Special thanks goes to our patrons, as this is our first officially patron-sponsored podcast episode.See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/34Support us on Patreon (as little as $1 monthly will ...

The One With the Puny Son

Thu Mar 01 2018 (01:17:37)

Chapter 9 of Shadow of Night

SON Ch 9Matthew Clairmont is absolutely puny according to Philippe de Clermont. He's not been taking care of himself properly, and needs excercise! While the Philippe takes care of his puny son, Diana Bishop's tasks are decidedly NOT puny. She needs to learn how to manage a staff, the household, her uncertainty, HER LIFE! We begin with a brooding moody vampire in the antichambers, and end with a facination with the whole gambit our witch is being set up for. She's playing for keeps, and Philippe ...

The One With the Prince

Thu Feb 15 2018 (01:25:12)

Journey to meet Philippe de Clermont with us!

SON ch 8Off to Sept-Tours we go! 1590's style! As we travel with Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop, we make a few stops. With each step closer to Philippe de Clermont, we not only wonder about him, but we start to really think about who Matthew de Clermont is! Diana has a long road of discovery ahead of her.A long(ish) episode, but you won't want to miss a bit of it, because after our chapter discussion, we have a chat about All Souls Con 2018 with Laura Ventura! Philadelphia, here we come! Als ...

The One With the Creepers

Thu Feb 01 2018 (01:01:37)

The first anomoly of Shadow of Night examined

SON ch 7Creepers be a-creepin'! We examine the first anomaly that crops up in Shadow of Night. Who is Rima Jaén, and what has she done with the normal cast and crew?! Where is this place she works? How does this play in the big picture?! Our questions breed more questions, and in the end we walk away still scratching our heads a little, thoroughly disgusted with Daniel, perplexed (but thrilled) about our international community, eagerly anticipating the TV show, and royally pissed off at Jerry👻 ...

The One With the Non-Berserker

Thu Jan 18 2018 (01:13:44)

Gallowglass! And other things . . .

Gallowglass. That's what we're talking about here! Daemons and Discussers alike have the feels! Both good and bad! We also discuss our own reception of the Book of Life in 2014.See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/30A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well)Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836or hit us up o ...

The One With the Secrets and Surprises

Thu Jan 04 2018 (01:10:34)

Chapters 5 & 6 of Shadow of Night

SON ch 5 & 6Let's talk about the secrets and surprises we receive in these chapters, shall we?! As part of her elucidation lessons directed by George Chapman, Diana is reading the Faerie Queene (by Edmund Spenser). The boys are discussing philosophy, playing dice, arguing about astronomy and mathematics when all of a sudden, BAM! Enter Gallowglass and his pal Hancock. They've got some news; a lot of it, actually! It turns out that Widow Beaton's visit didn't end easily as Matthew thought it woul ...

The One With Good Intentions

Thu Dec 21 2017 (50:34)

Happy Holidays, and Have a Joyous 2018!

We called this one "Good Intentions," because we've got them! We are light on All Souls specific discussion in this episode, yet heavy on holiday-centric good old-fashioned cheer for all souls! Have a great 2018! We'll see you next year!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/28A Discovery of Witches TV News info (Continually updated; scenes, sets, trailer video, official photographs, casting + more)Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well)Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail ...

The One With the Hag

Thu Dec 07 2017 (01:15:02)

Chapters 3 & 4 of Shadow of Night

SON ch 3 & 4Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop get around to acknowledging the need for some witchy guidance. The intent: to return back to the present time armed with Diana's new magic, ward off the Congregation, and finally discover the secrets of Ashmole 782.Matthew's friends (The School of Night), offer help by coming up with elaborate stories to explain away her differences. Françoise tries to come to Diana's aid by calling for some gloves and shoes to be made.Matthew summons the Widow Beat ...

The One With the Boys

Tue Nov 21 2017 (01:19:09)

Chapters 1 & 2 of Shadow of Night

SON - ch 1 & 2The reader, like the collective heap of vampire and witch, is splashed into 1590, and it seems the temperature not as quite as comfortable as we had hoped! In this episode, we explore the first two chapters of our favorite book in this series, Shadow of Night. We find that Matthew Clairmont's past is not quite a tidy hole that Diana Bishop's future could easily squeeze into! Join us as we meet Kit, George, Thomas, Henry and Walter (aka The School of Night).See full show notes: go.D ...

Dr. Shelli joins us once again to discuss science and ADOW

We welcome back our favorite vampire scientist, Shelli! We ply her with more questions, and then drift into our reflections of our latest re-read of A Discovery of Witches. Beware! We subject-hop like crazy in this one. Even maybe do a bit of time-walking with 80's heartthrobs. The episode begins with an attempt to balance some daemons with a vampire, and ends with declarations of love for heretical opinions. Make sure your restraints are fastened. Enjoy the ride!See full show notes: go.DaemonsD ...

The One With the Unexpected Visitors

Thu Oct 26 2017 (01:22:10)

Chapters 39-43 of A Discovery of Witches (the end!)

ADOW ch 39-43Endings, beginnings, change . . . we close the chapters of A Discovery of Witches. But first we observe Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont meeting Sophie and Nathaniel, and contemplate what their sudden unexpected appearance might mean. Later on, Hamish completes the conventicle, and with his leadership, the Bishop-Clairmont gang lay out a road map for their collective futures. From Sarah's famous scrambled eggs to quiet vows taken in a (mostly) empty house, this episode touches all ...

Chapters 35-38 of A Discovery of Witches

Description: ADOW ch 35-38Settled into the Bishop house, Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop are faced with many problems: avoiding the wrath of the congregation, making sense of Diana's magical limitations, and the figuring out the meaning of the wayward page from Ashmole 782 that the house delivered to them in chapter 34.We soon realize that the pairing of Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont may not just be fate -- it could be necessary for species survival! In the midst of this discussion, the ...

All Souls Con 2017 reflections

2017 All Souls Con has come and gone, and we exaggerate a bit when we say 'disaster,' because considering the circumstances, we came out way ahead! This episode is a huge thank you to Laura, Karen + the entire crew at All Souls Con, and our fellow fans. It's also a love letter to New Orleans (and its food and drink. Well, judging from the pictures, perhaps that's the bulk of what we did). We'll see you all in Philadelphia next year!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/BE2Become a Discusser ...

Bonus Edition! Discussers React!

Thu Sep 14 2017 (29:53)

Housekeeping, Daemon Hour & Pre-Con Catch-up

😆 Consider this bonus episode a big old 'Housekeeping' segment. We get Discusser reactions to the earlier casting news (we only read a few, and the rest we'll share over time), and we play a lovely voicemail from our Discusser in Chief (who has a question for all of us)! We also go over some details of the All Souls Convention, Real-Time Reading, and Daemon Hour.xo,~ The DaemonsP.S. Happy Birthday, Daemons Discuss!P.P.S. We really DON'T KNOW about any special panel!P.P.P.S. Eagles fans, no torc ...

Round 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV Casting News!

More casting news! Here we are again with yet another special edition! This time we have our podcasting microphones connected and can act like we've done this before (maybe because now we have? 😉). Busy Daemons! Busy Fandom! Let's talk A Discovery of Witches TV casting, shall we?See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/SE05Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well)Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836or hit us up on SpeakPipeJoin us ...

The One With the Bite

Wed Aug 30 2017 (01:31:01)

Chapters 30-34 in A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - ch. 30 -34Enter Baldwin Montclair! Valerie patiently indulges Angela and Jean (truthfully, she gleefully eggs them on -- that might explain the episode length!) while they spend time with their favorite de Clermont.This has been named 'The One With the Bite,' because of Baldwin's declaration to Matthew: "You bit me!" In this episode, we also head to America (Madison, NY), and meet Sarah Bishop and Emily Mather (and Tabitha. And the House).This is our last recording in the age of innocence ...

Casting News!

Recorded the morning of the announcement (August 22nd, 2017), we are reacting to the news of who will play Matthew Clairmont, and Diana Bishop! Excuse the audio in spots -- this was produced on the fly! We are pleased our 5 years of waiting and watching are over! ON WITH THE SHOW! 😆See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/SE04Contact us and/or become a Discusser!Call & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836or hit us up on SpeakPipeJoin us at All Souls Con!Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.comOur ...

The One With the Dream and the Dungeon

Wed Aug 16 2017 (01:08:51)

Chapters 26-29 in A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - Ch 26-29A collection of the most blissful and the most frightening chapters rolled up in one discussion! This discussion opens with Matthew Clairmont's return to Sept-Tours, and closes in a faraway dungeon with Diana Bishop and several spirits. We discuss those events, and what's in between!See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/021Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well)Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836or hit us up on ...

The One With the Kingmaker

Wed Aug 02 2017 (01:12:20)

An Episode About Philippe de Clermont

Philippe de Clermont. Need we say more? Truly, that name was made for the proverbial mike-drop. Nonetheless, we make a valiant attempt at profiling the "Kingmaker."See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/20Become a Discusser (contact info located there as well)Email us directly: DaemonsDiscuss@gmail.comCall & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836or hit us up on SpeakPipeJoin us at All Souls Con!Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.comOur Main Site: DaemonsDomain.com Social Media: Twitter - @Daemons ...

Let's talk about Chapters 21-25 in A Discovery of Witches!

ADOW - Ch. 21-25Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop have reached a new height in their relationship! Great, right? Well ... Ysabeau is skeptical, Matthew is tentative, and Domenico really has something to say about it, or more correctly, the CONGREGATION does!✮What is the Congregation? We learn about the mysterious panel of nine in these chapters, and it appears it was a secret only to Diana! There so are many more secrets for Diana (and the reader) to uncover. It seems we all have a lot to learn ...

The One Without Modern Sensibilities

Tue Jul 04 2017 (48:22)

We prime ourselves for upcoming Shadow of Night chapters . . .

Since we are more than halfway through the chapters of A Discovery of Witches, it's time to start priming ourselves for the next volume in the trilogy, Shadow of Night. We explore the attitudes of our main characters after our collective time-walk, and discuss their actions (both good and bad). We examine Matthew's secrets, habits, his friends back then, and his family. We look at Diana's methods of assimilation, her insecurities, and her eventual triumph. Join us as we peek at their futures, pl ...

The One With the Fortress

Wed Jun 14 2017 (01:23:06)

Our discussion on chapters 16-20 of A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - Ch. 16-20We journey further into Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont's new budding relationship. We find out Marcus is Matthew's son and get a bit of his background. We get a whiff of some of Matthew's secrets. We learn how a vampire is made, and vampire standards as far as tales they don't tell. We journey to France and meet one of Matthew's mothers: YSABEAU. Jam-packed chapters = jam-packed episode! It will definitely cover a longer commute and an ambitious workout at the gym!☞ See full ...

Our conversation with Laura Ventura of All Souls Con

Today we are talking with one of our favorite fellow fan-girls, our friend, and now an official "friend of the podcast," Laura Ventura! Not only is she a fan-girl, but she is one of the organizers of All Souls Con, a fan convention for fans, created by fans! It is named "The One With the Campaigner," because that's Laura's personality profile (16personalities.com)! Is it any surprise? We are so thrilled to have her reminiscing about All Souls Con 2015, and anticipating All Souls Con 2017 with us ...

The One With the Owl

Wed May 17 2017 (01:02:17)

Our discussion on chapters 11-15 of A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - ch. 11-15Originally this was to be called "The One With the Dates," but hey. We're Daemons. We change our minds sometimes. We talk about start of the whirlwind courtship that eventually — in about +/- 70 chapters — culminates into the Bishop-Clairmont scion. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, though! This is the beginning of a new era, so we will take our time to savor the moments (Matthew-style, even though he was annoying us with his teasing!) From snowflakes to Sept-Tours, this ...

Our conversation with Aly Davis (a yogini)

If you've followed us for a while, you'll remember our Daemons Domain guest blogger, Aly Davis. She's an All Souls Trilogy fan and a fearless yogini that we ran across while perusing Instagram. The rest was pretty much fate! That was and remains our most popular post (minus giveaways), because she was able to expertly dissect the connection of yoga and the All Souls Trilogy. She took us on a journey into Diana and Matthew's world, and told us how creatures would theoretically benefit immensely f ...

The One With Hamish in the Middle

Wed Apr 19 2017 (52:09)

Our discussion on chapters 6-10 of A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - ch. 6-10Onward! We travel a little further in this adventure called A Discovery of Witches. This take is named "Hamish in the Middle" because his chapter is in the middle of this batch of chapters! We learn a little more about Matthew and Diana and the world they live in, including the people they consider co-workers, best friends and family members. Angela, Jean and Valerie pick out scenes they've noted as turning points in the main character's lives. Feel free to pick up your copy of AD ...

The One With the X's and the Y's

Wed Apr 05 2017 (34:39)

Our conversation about gender roles in the All Souls Trilogy (do they even exist?)

Well, this discussion sure threw us for a loop! Gender roles in the All Souls Trilogy tend to challenge what the reader may consider 'the norm'. We found a few instances of traditional gender roles, but with closer inspection we wound up questioning what 'normal' actually is. Follow us on this perplexing journey and form your own opinions. A short-ish episode -- letting you know so you can plan for commutes/gym time/tasks accordingly (these are the times when most listen to us 😉!)☞ See full sho ...

The One With the First Five

Wed Mar 22 2017 (55:36)

Our discussion on the first five chapters of A Discovery of Witches

ADOW - ch. 1-5Time has arrived for us to start diving into these books! Now that we've covered many of the primer subjects, it's given us sufficient foundation for the dissection of this trilogy called All Souls. Join along as we revisit the beloved words in our favorite series! Not so much a read along per se, but more of an examination of the structure of the story, and the journey that takes us to the eventual establishment of the Bishop-Clairmont family. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let ...

The One With the Moments

Thu Mar 09 2017 (53:46)

In preparation for the chapter deep dive, we talk about our favorite moments in this trilogy

Before we get into chapter discussions (now that we've done many of the primer subjects relating to this trilogy), we wanted to reflect on some of the moments throughout the Trilogy that talked to us, and how we related to them in our own lives. There were quite a few moments, but we managed to narrow them down to snapshot selections to effectively discuss them. If you'd ask us tomorrow, we may come up with something totally different! A big thank you goes to our Discussers, who really delivered ...

The One With Anger Management

Wed Feb 22 2017 (46:33)

Let's talk about blood rage!

Blood rage is an affliction that was kept in the closet in the All Souls Universe (as was the existence of weavers). In this episode we tackle the subject with some of our theories of the science of blood rage, and how it was handled within the de Clermont family.☞ See full show notes: go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/11☞ Contact us and/or become a Discusser!☞ Call & Leave a voicemail! 1 (360) 519-7836 *OR* hit us up on SpeakPipe☞ Join us at All Souls Con!☞ Our Podcast Page: DaemonsDiscuss.com☞ Our Main Si ...

The One With the Experiments

Wed Feb 08 2017 (48:48)

Our feeble attempt of tackling the subject of alchemy...

The dreaded (well, we dreaded it!) episode on alchemy! What an intimidating topic! We do a very (very, very, very) basic overview on alchemy in this episode. We did it with the help of a beginner’s book on alchemy and a bunch of Google searches for different sources. The end result? Surprise! You’ve been doing alchemy in one form of or another all of your life. The end. Next episode! Just kidding, but if you are interested in the subject and were too intimidated to tackle it, you at least have a ...

All Souls Con 2017 is coming!

Save the date! September 23rd, 2017 - All Souls Con 2017 is coming! If you missed the one in 2015, now's your chance to make plans and participate this year!Show notes: http://go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/SE01 For details on AllSoulsCon please visit http://AllSoulsCon.org Contact us (social media links included): http://go.DaemonsDiscuss.com/contact Call and leave a voice mail: 1(360) 519-7836 Visit our podcast home page: http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com Visit our home base: http://www.DaemonsDomain.com # ...

Our take on the use of the Aurora Consurgens in the trilogy

The Aurora Consurgens is subject matter that we have covered in a post on Daemons Domain, so let's discuss it! Not unlike the pictures of the Alchemical Wedding, the verses of the Aurora Consurgens project the image of the Sun King and Moon Queen or Sol and Luna. In this take, we tackle the verses -- specifically in Godfrey de Clermont's copy. One of our shorter episodes; requires very little time commitment!Read and comment on the episode on the show notes located here: http://go.daemonsdiscuss ...

The One With Personality

Mon Jan 02 2017 (54:32)

What happens when you take the Meyers-Briggs personality test for fictional characters?

Happy New Year! Now that the festivities of the season are in past tense, let's dive right in! We've always been fascinated by the personalities of the characters in this series. So fascinated in fact, that we took it a step beyond with a nudge from one of our Discussers (thank you, Michelle). Without further ado, we present this totally unscientific analysis of different characters of this series. Included are the Meyers-Briggs personality types of (based on our own interpretations & not in ord ...

The One With the Happy Holidays

Mon Dec 19 2016 (38:53)

Daemons Discuss: the holiday edition!

The title says it all! Happy Holidays to everyone in the All Souls family! In this episode we discuss holiday celebrations within the trilogy, our resolutions, our tentative plans for 2017, and our wish to put 2016 to rest (no matter how much it wants to kick and scream!) Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2017!Show notes for this episode are located here: http://go.daemonsdiscuss.com/07 Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @DaemonsDiscuss or @DaemonsDomain And make sure to visit us at ...

Our somewhat biased take on daemons . . .

The most exquisite creatures! Ok, we are biased. This is the episode where we discuss the "ae" daemons. The creatures in the All Souls Trilogy that maybe don't get a lot of attention paid to them. We had some audio issues in this episode, but we powered through! So for now Valerie will sound like she's calling in via satellite from the moon (the show must go on!)Show notes: http://go.daemonsdiscuss.com/06 Visit our Podcast home: http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com Visit our Main Site: http://www.Daemo ...

The One With Our TV Wish List

Mon Nov 21 2016 (53:59)

Upcoming TV show + Daemons + wine + wishes = this episode!

Caution! Recorded at night (wine may or may not have been involved), so excuse the silliness! This is us just discussing our general wish list when it comes to the television production of A Discovery of Witches. We have been anticipating this for a very long time, and this discussion has taken place dozens of times, in lots of places over the years! Since we have the means this time, we recorded it! We suggest you pair your listening session with your favorite wine (or fermented beverage of cho ...

The One with the Witches

Tue Nov 08 2016 (41:41)

The witches!

Time to talk about Diana's people! The Witches! In A Discovery of Witches, witches either fell into the catagory spell-casters, or elemental witches. Turns out there were more types of witches (weavers!), as there are many types in the 'realm' we live in. We discuss the pagan practices that Deborah Harkness may have drawn from when she imagined the All Souls Trilogy. What is myth and what is fact when it comes to neo-pagan belief systems? Let's discuss!Show notes: http://go.daemonsdiscuss.com/04 ...

The One with the Other Books

Mon Oct 24 2016 (59:37)

We cheat on the series a bit in this episode! What can we say? We love books!

The more formal title of this would be "What to read while waiting for The Serpent's Mirror, the TV series and more!" - We discuss books and series we've enjoyed and why we like them. Since we have The All Souls Trilogy in common, perhaps you, the listener, may find something you can enjoy. Could be fantasy, romance, slash (gasp!), historical, classic, YA, NA, non-fiction, etc.. Have a listen, grab a pencil/pad and maybe you'll find something to cozy to up by the fire with this season! Also, we' ...

The One With All of the Vampires

Sun Sep 18 2016 (40:12)

Drumroll: the vampires!

Description: A brief comparison between famous literary vampires (written by Polidori, Stoker, Rice, Meyer and more) and the vampires we are familiar with in The All Souls Trilogy.Show notes: http://go.daemonsdiscuss.com/02 #AllSoulsTrilogy #DeborahHarkness #DaemonsDomain

What the heck are we doing here, anyway? Trying stuff out, that's what!

Brief synopsis of how we met, how we came to these books, what the heck we are doing with this podcast (hint - your guess is as good as ours!), and some general impressions on the All Souls Trilogy. We are the ladies behind Daemons Domain - we are simply removing the curtain and giving you a peek at us; geeky, nerdy fan girls ('girls' <- HA! Correction: 'girls at heart' would be a better description of us, but in our heads we remain just what we said, "girls").Show notes: http://go.daemonsdis ...