Octavia's Parables

Octavia's Parables

By adrienne maree brown & Toshi Reagon with Kat Aaron
A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by
Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.
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Parable of the Sower: Chapter 8
Tracy Dunn is still gone. Bianca Montoya is pregnant. Keith goes outside. Toshi and adrienne dig in to a big, heavy chapter of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. Plus, as always, questions for you (and your people) to consider.  Support this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. (We're working on transcripts!) Follow us on Twitter, at @oparables.
50:48
August 10, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 7
Lauren names Earthseed. She creates her survival pack. Can Mars bear life? And Lauren turns 16. Toshi and adrienne consider Chapter 7 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And we offer questions for you (and your people).  Support the production of this podcast on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables  
47:43
August 3, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 6
Joanne tells on Lauren. Lauren and her father look into the abyss. A brief moment of play. And the rabbits are stolen. Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 6 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And we offer questions for you (and your people) to discuss.  Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables.  Follow us on twitter at @oparables. 
38:50
July 27, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 5
Rain. Free water. Amy Dunn is killed. Lauren opens up to her friend, cautiously. Toshi and adrienne dig into Chapter 5 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, we offer questions for you (and your people) to consider. This episode also features a song, The Water, by Toshi Reagon and Destiny Hemphill. The Water is based in the poem Apocalypso Song #8, The Water Chants, After overhearing Toshi Reagon.  Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables.  Follow us on Twitter at @oparables.   
44:46
July 20, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 4
Amy Dunn lights a fire. Lauren gets new neighbors. We learn about target practice. Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 4 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, with questions to consider.  Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables.  Follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
31:12
July 13, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 3
Toshi and adrienne dig into Chapter 3 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. An astronaut dies on Mars. Mrs. Sims dies at the compound. A new president is elected. We meet the pyros. And as always, questions for you (and your people) to consider.  Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables.  Follow us on Twitter at @oparables. 
38:27
July 6, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 2
Toshi and adrienne break down Chapter 2 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. The first trip outside the compound, the baptism, and our first window into hyperempathy. As always, questions for you (and your people) to discuss and consider.  Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia's Parables. Follow us on Twitter at @oparables
39:19
June 29, 2020
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 1
We dive in, with a summary of the first chapter of Parable of the Sower, our analysis, and questions for you (and your people) to consider. Support the production of this show on Patreon, at Octavia’s Parables Follow us on Twitter at @oparables
37:05
June 22, 2020
Trailer
This is for you: you students, you organizers, you voters. You who have always meant to read the Parables. You who wonder about our destiny. You searching for pragmatic ways to survive with your people. You Earthseed.  On Octavia E. Butler's birthday, this June 22nd, we are launching a podcast all about the Parables for this moment. One chapter a week, through the 2020 election and beyond. Join us.  Hosted by Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown.  Produced by Kat Aaron. 
02:56
June 16, 2020