March 2015

Sneaky Dragon Episode 173

by David Dedrick on March 28, 2015



Hello, Sneakers! It’s the late, late show this week as Ian and Dave recorded the shows in the wee hours due to four different scheduling conflicts. This week: Dave is tired; Dave calls a kettle black and accuses someone else of enjoying the sound of his own voice; Ian confuses Dave with an old reference; Dave’s mixed-up internal organs; why Ian doesn’t put things away; Dave accuses Ian; our podcast marketing plan; re-reading Tintin is getting in the way of Dave re-reading Trollope – outrage; Dave wonders if Trollope is the first world builder – the first author to create a fictitious, but entirely real, interconnected world for his characters to inhabit; Ian wonders what the first TV show to have a spin off was; they talk about the Marvel Universe; Ian doesn’t miss typewriters; they discuss dark, brooding superheroes like Batman, the new Superman and Super-Goof;  Ian is still being renovicted and, finally, bold accusations!

Let us know what you think: who was the first world-builder in fiction? (Please don’t say the author of The Bible.) What TV show was the first spin off? Can you think of a character from fiction that was spun off into its own books?

Thanks for listening.


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Sneaky Dragon Episode 172

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 171

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 170

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