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Daemoncast: His Dark Materials Podcast

Daemoncast: His Dark Materials Podcast

By Chris Feakes
Analysis, meta-analysis and over analysis of His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman.

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The Subtle Knife Ch.7
Returning from hiatus due to illness, we ask the important questions in His Dark Materials; who is the Jigsaw Killer? Why does Lyra need Mary? How long does it take to become lord in another dimension? Join us for another tangent-filled ride through Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Now with 10% extra subtlety, and all the knives you could ask for! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: @daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
57:41
September 28, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.6
Giant squids in the sea, angels in the sky and witches abroad. The cataclysmic aftermath of Asriel's bridge opening is wreaking havoc across the worlds, but something bigger is coming. Join Chris and Sarah on the eve of war as they dive into the next chapter of Pullman's masterful His Dark Materials Trilogy Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: @daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:04:20
July 7, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.5
The dominant theme of sleeping returns, Lyra overlooks the important, and we talk about the true identity of the Tartars... possibly. Hop between dimensions with us, in our continuing analysis of The Subtle Knife! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
59:59
June 22, 2020
Announcement
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00:49
June 8, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.4
Morality, philosophy, science and subterfuge, it's all in this edpisode of Daemoncast! Join Sarah and Chris as they delve further into The Subtle Knife and finally meet Sarah's Favourite character!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/  patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast  insta: daemoncast_hdm  email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:27:13
May 25, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.3
Chris has become convinced that Will is a potential serial killer, Sarah has become convinced that Chris has problems, but at least all of them know how to pronounce Citagazze now! Weclome to episode three, covering chapter three of The Subtle Knife in a level of glory you never knew you needed! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:08:05
May 11, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.2
Here is the second episode covering The Subtle Knife, in which we are reintroduced to the more fantastical characters and settings of His Dark Materials.  The witches are hatching a plot (possibly to get better boyfriends?), Asriel already has a plot and Chris and Sarah have lost the plot. It's all going down in covid quarantine, so why don't you join us! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:07:52
April 28, 2020
The Subtle Knife Ch.1
The first episode of our new series, covering The Subtle Knife, is here! Will and Lyra meet and bond in their deep-seated parental issues, whilst Sarah and Chris are in lock-down! Join us for front row seats to the end of the world or just, y'know, stave off some boredom until this whole thing blows over.  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:10:39
April 6, 2020
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.22-23... The end of season 1!
The final episode covering Northern Lights/Golden compass sees Chris and Sarah drunk on Tokay, Asriel enshrouded in his halo and Lyra alone, so very alone. Join us for the conclusion to the first book and our first season of Daemoncast! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
56:12
January 13, 2020
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.20-21
Join Sarah and Chris for the penultimate episode of Daemoncast season 1, in which panserbjorn fights and naps abound! Is Iorek a fundamentalist?  What is Asriel really doing in the north? What are imaginary numbers? The truth isn't out there, it's in here! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:15:19
January 6, 2020
Betrayal (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.8)
The grand finale is here... and they killed Roger! Our take on the final episode, the series as a whole, the origins of Asriel and the future of His Dark Materials adaptations. Treat yourself, it's Christmas! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com Our wonderful supporters: Melanie, Heather, Jonathan W, Mauricio, Caroline, Natasha C, Kit, Corey, Emil Z, Male, Stacie PA, Kobi, Diletta, Jessica, Fiona C, Paul D, Lina, Fiona P, Mateus, Nampeung, Natalie P, Syna, Jacob B, Cara, Hannah, Paul K, Liam, Charlotte R, Alaric, Maichelle M, Anna S, Juan, Libby, Deriel, Bobby, Ben C, Kerstin, Guilherme, Kelly P, Emma D, Jeanette, Rodrigo, Raouia, Nicole H-P, Mathilde, Brian W, Deepali, Catarina, Xenia, Lily P, Kathryn M, Xandra, Thazin, Lori, Rebecca R, Ruby Ward, Eliza B, Jenny G, Lela, Bets, Jennifer D, Katherine H, Davey, Alistair, Philip RM, Elizabeth G, Angie R, Kari, Judith W, Ahmend BM, Katie H, Linn, Jackie P, Alix, Mikayela, Paul G, Bailey G, Skye T, Beatriz, Fingal, Margriet, Amy E-I, Aurora C, Frnacesca B, Chris W, Richard A, Havalah, Tori, Becki O, CarlaS, Nicholas S, Amber DR, Andrew K, Amanda M, Kate M, Ebba, Laura H, Lucy D, Kat W, Kenneth, Misja, Kenyatta, Sarah B, Zsigmond, Jane EG, Miles, Dianna G, Holly B, Ryan L, Gregory SM, Sam B, Raouia B, Daniel DC, Aidan P, Syakila, Christina JS, Jessica C, Rachel L, Ragnhildur, Ryan M, Michael W, Tom S, Benjamin A, Mary T, Elton, Joshua GJ, Adam F, Irfan F
01:39:55
December 24, 2019
The Fight to the Death (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.7)
We're back form our very own voyage to the north, if you'd like to skip our discussion of it then listen from 7:46 onwards. Episode seven sees Iorek face off against the dreaded Ioffer Raknison and his dreaded army of killer(?) bear(s)! Will and his mother have some unwelcome visitors, and Coulter  screams again! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:24:19
December 19, 2019
The Daemon Cages (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.6)
Episode six sees Lyra and Roger in Bolvangar, heart of the Gobbler plot. Through technical difficulties and production delays, we just about manage to analyse it in an audible way!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/   patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast   insta: daemoncast_hdm  email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:43:44
December 11, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.18-19
The eighth episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris are back to the book, and heading for a teddy bear's picnic! Where did the Soviet Union test their nuclear weapons? What's the worst club for picking up girls? How do you record in Pro Tools? Who'd have thought you'd find the answers here! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/  patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast  insta: daemoncast_hdm  email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:46:16
December 5, 2019
The Lost Boy (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.5)
Episode five brings us to the most emotional moments of His Dark Materials yet and we need to talk about those daemons... or the lack thereof! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/  patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast  insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:38:44
December 3, 2019
Armour (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.4)
Episode four takes us to Trollesund, where we meet fan favourites Lee and Iorek, but will they live up to our expectations? Join us on our continuing analysis of the TV re-telling of Philip Pullman's magnum opus.  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/  patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast  insta: daemoncast_hdm  email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:49:24
November 26, 2019
The Spies (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.3)
Episode three sees Lyra with the Gyptians, Boreal with the hackers, and the unexpected appearance of a character from Lyra's future! Join us on our continuing analysis of the TV re-telling of Philip Pullman's magnum opus. Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:36:39
November 19, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.16-17
The seventh episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris continue their discussion of the "meat" of the book whilst fighting their illnesses across time and space (apologies for the varying audio quality, all will be explained in the episode)! Will Lyra escape the Gobbler's clutches? Does Phil skimp on action? What is a Byker Grove? Listen to our stuffy-nosed voices to find out!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/  patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast  insta: daemoncast_hdm  email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:49:10
November 18, 2019
2nd Half: The Idea of North (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.2)
Part two of our deep, deep dive into episode two of the TV adaptation. Our thoughts on the themes and emotional tone of the series, the changes in pace and narrative order compared wth the books, and our new found interest in Marissa Coulter and the Majesterium! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:12:09
November 15, 2019
1st Half: The Idea of North (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.2)
Part one of our deep, deep dive into episode two of the TV adaptation. Our thoughts on the themes and emotional tone of the series, the changes in pace and narrative order compared wth the books, and our new found interest in Marissa Coulter and the Majesterium! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:17:20
November 15, 2019
Lyra's Jordan (His Dark Materials TV series Ep.1)
It's finally here, the long awaited TV adaptation of our beloved His Dark Materials. Join us on the first in our special episodes on the BBC/HBO effort to bring Pullman's magical world to the small screen. Fear not, we will continue releasing our book episodes every two weeks along side the TV series! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:17:27
November 5, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.14-15
The sixth episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris discuss the action packed "meat" of the book. Also, look out for our episodes discussing the newly released TV series, releasing weekly! Will Lyra make it to Bolvangar? What would've happened if Pan hadn't changed? Is snow magic powder? Who knows? We might! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: damoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:38:54
November 4, 2019
His Dark Materials All Trailers Special
In this special episode we react to the trailers (released so far) for the upcoming HBO/BBC TV production of His Dark Materials. Who is Chris' least favourite actor? who is Sarah's favourite daemon? Could this adaptation be the one? Insert punchline about answers here! Edit: Ariyon Bakare plays Lord Boreal, not Idris Elba. Apologies for the mistake!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: damoncasthdm@gmail.com
20:53
October 28, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.12-13
The fifth episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris are back from holiday, confused about how time works, and sad about Tony Makarios. Will Lyra discover the truth about the ghost child? How does Lee inflate his balloons? Who would win in a fight, a child or an army of bears? If you can understand gibberish then you'll find the answers here! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:07:02
October 21, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch. 10-11
The fourth episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris are back to discussing the book series, and wondering if they were a bit harsh on the film! Will the witches help Lyra? What is a Iorek Brynison? Is Chris really a giant child? Answers are not on a postcard, they're in this episode!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:35:51
October 7, 2019
Golden Compass Movie Special
In this special episode we punish ourselves by watching the 2007 Golden Compass movie adaptation, and trying to air our thoughts from a bakery office during a heatwave... This was supposed to be a vacation! What is a dutch tilt? Is Asriel Mr. Bean? Are we being too hard on a kids film? You bet we've got some answers! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:19:52
September 30, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.8-9
The third episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris discuss the end of part one of Northern Lights/The Golden Compass. Will Lyra ever make it to the north? Where is the room of marble dicks? What form would your daemon take? The answers are almost here! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:10:26
September 23, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.5-7
The second episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris discuss chapters 5-7 of Northern Lights/The Golden Compass from Phillip Pullman's young adult trilogy His Dark Materials. Why are the Gyptians helping Lyra? what is dark matter? Does anybody like that golden monkey? Good luck finding the answers here!  Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com
01:33:25
September 9, 2019
Northern Lights/Golden Compass Ch.1-4
The opening episode of Daemoncast, in which Sarah and Chris discuss the first four chapters of Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, from Phillip Pullman's young adult trilogy His Dark Materials. Was Lyra a lesbian? What is genetic sexual attraction?  Is Asriel a good person? These questions and more will almost, kinda, sorta be answered! Discuss: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscussDaemoncast/ patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daemoncast insta: daemoncast_hdm email: daemoncasthdm@gmail.com 
01:35:12
August 26, 2019