Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Bonus Edition! | Chatting A Discovery of Witches with Deborah Harkness

Photos from this NYT article, and ADiscoveryofWitchesTV on Instagram
Bonus Edition - The One With Deb (feat. Deborah Harkness)

Description: Listeners, you really are in for a treat today! Fresh from her attendance of the National Television Awards, Deb dropped in to talk A Discovery of Witches with us! Pull up a chair to the Daemon table, and join us while we have a visit with an executive producer of the show, a historian, a professor, the author/creator of the All Souls universe, and now an official friend of the pod. There are show spoilers, so if you haven't watched the entire series, you may want to wait, but if you don't mind, neither do we - enjoy!

This is a bonus episode, so we remain on schedule to publish A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 3 Thursday evening for US/Canadian subscribers, and Friday morning world wide, as originally planned.

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

Find Daemons Discuss:  Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Spotify | RSS | + More!

Listen:

Download .Mp3 of this episode  
YouTube (full episode)

1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
Photo via A DiscoveryofWitchesTV on Instagram

In this episode:
  • The airport bookstore story: The novels were sparked by an odd vacation moment. Not too many years after the success of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” Harkness, surveying the racks of paperbacks at an airport bookstore, was struck by the fact that so many of the books “suggested vampires, daemons, witches, fairies, werewolves and all manner of supernatural creatures were living among us,” she recalls. “I was intrigued, because I was convinced that if there really were such creatures, I would know a few of them. Where were they hiding? What did they do for a living? How did they date? My answers to these questions became the All Souls trilogy.” ~ NYT, Sep 2018 - by Tina Jordan
  • We talk red carpet at the National Television Awards
  • Deb's retrospectively written bucket list
  • Cast chemistry
  • The actors she gets to work with: Alex Kingston (OUR SARAH), Valarie Pettiford (Emily, Angela had no idea of your burdens!), Teresa Palmer (the only Diana in our heads), Aisling Loftus (sweet Sophie), Greg McHugh (yay!), (πŸ‘‘ Queen) Agatha aka Tanya Moodie, and last, but never least we ask about Matthew Goode (vampire who uses his Christian name, always!)
  • Character development for the show (generally, and specifically with a focus on Satu)
  • Empathy for characters; how it's easier for viewers watching the show (the Baldwin bus company needs a fleet, now!)
  • Scenes that made us cry
  • The directors for the blocks and Deb's presence during filming
  • The vehicles chosen! πŸ˜† 
  • Deb's availability to the actors as a resource
  • Non-verbal communication
  • The amplification of characters as a result of actually being able to watch them
  • Juliette - A Vampire Story!
  • Those Vampires, tho... (Gerbert and Domenico)
  • Solitary vs. collaborative writing
  • We try to squirrel Series 2 & 3 info (spoiler alert: #DaemonFail)
  • What is Deb excited for next season?
  • The sets: witches' archive ... and what would a daemon archive look like?
  • Deb's cameo, and her wish for a future cameo
  • Fandom questions! Answers to things we (and many) were wondering . . .
  • The 'Brat Pack'!
  • Which role does Deb think will be an amazing character for someone to play?
  • The costume designer/crew for series 2.
  • And it's dinner time! Thank you, Deb! 
This podcast is brought to you by our Patrons! To become a patron all you need to do is visit us at Patreon.com/DaemonsDiscuss and become a member. See what level tier you'd like to join us! All tier levels will receive access to our exclusive Daemons Discuss! The Aftershow podcast.

The Bodleian Advent Calender (look at the window in the top left of this image!)

 Informational links:

πŸŒžπŸŒ›πŸŒŸ To join our private, listener-only Facebook group, apply here → Join Daemonic Discussers The "word" is "F*cking Firedrake"

πŸŒžπŸŒ›πŸŒŸ  To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review Episodes

πŸŒžπŸŒ›πŸŒŸ  To check out all of our episodes go here: Daemons Discuss! Full Episode List

Previous Episode
A Discovery of Witches, Season 1, Episode 2
-----

2.  Help us out!

If you enjoyed this episode, and would like to give us some support, here's what you can do:

    a. Subscribe to us: Apple Podcasts, Google Play and/or Stitcher & many more places!
    b. Rate & leave us a review in Apple Podcasts! Do it on your phone, or do it on your computer
    c. Consider supporting us on Patreon; extra episodes + more!


Our patrons help keep us going!

3. Your Feedback:

There are many ways to contact us with feedback:

Social Media: Comment on our Facebook page or you can touch base with us on Twitter & Instagram -- we are @DaemonsDomain or @DaemonsDiscuss (same Daemons!) with your comments. Oh, and if you like what you hear, follow us too!

Leave us a voicemail: There are two ways:
A. Call us at 1 (360) 519-7836 - Tell us your first name, and your message. Recording will shut off after 3 minutes. * Note - This is a U.S. number.  International rates may apply when dialing out of country. Your message may be used in an episode; messages are subject to editing for clarity and brevity.

B. Use the SpeakPipe widget below ⬇️ *Note - you'll have 90 seconds before the recording ends. Your message may be used in an episode; messages are subject to editing for clarity and brevity.



Email us directly:  DaemonsDiscuss (one word) at gmail (dot) com.

Contact us using this form below: Please make sure to let us know if it's OK to read your email (or a portion of it) on future episodes. If not, that's perfectly fine, too. Just let us know! Also, if you sign up for our "Discuss" email list we may send you the subject matter of a future podcast ahead of time - this way your inputs may even get included while we record!

Feedback for Daemons Discuss Episode
Questions marked by * are required.
1. Name: *
2. Email: *
3. Add you to our "Discuss" email list? You'll be the first to know about upcoming episodes - we'll have your input before we record!
  • Yes
  • No
4. Can we read your name on a future episode?
  • Yes
  • No
  • First name only
5. Input, questions or comments about *this* episode?
 

Thanks for listening!
Until next time...



Credits/Copyright Information * Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.
* News intro: by AwesomeMusicVideos21; provided for fair-use/royalty-free.
*  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 iTunes, 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?"
This was a Daemon Production

Follow us on Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - Tumblr - Instagram - Subscribe