Monday, May 24, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 81! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 12 of The Book of Life

It's BFF TIME! Who needs bracelets to make it official?! The Book of Life does it for us!

Take 81 - The One With the New BFF

Description: Our reentry into the chapter universe lands us at the Bishop House on Diana's Birthday. Happy Birthday Diana! You get a d*ck in a box, and a reunion with your BFF, Chris! Wait, what?! That's right. He's the BFF because The Book of Life says so! His acceptance of creaturedom is admirable, and who wouldn't want a wingman to tell her that the dude that she's married to and having kids with is an a$$hole?! Perfection! If you sense a little sarcasm, gold stars; it's a good thing we didn't have a podcast in 2014, because time has certainly tamped down this chapter review. Chris fans, hang in there, and allow us to explain ourselves. Take what we say with a grain of salt, and feel free to laugh at us for our inability to turn off our brains and just enjoy the chapter; it'll serve us right! Enjoy, guys . . . and disagreement leads to conversation; we'll keep our ears perked for the phantom yelling in the ether!

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 will 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'


Download .Mp3 of this episode
RSS feed

Happy Birthday, Diana!

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.

We are fans of Bewitched! Pictured: Samantha, Darren & Darren.

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:39) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Margie, Flori and Marclyn!
  • (11:12) Main discussion - Ch 12 of The Book of Life - sponsored by Shani McNair
  • (53:57) Housekeeping - A continuation of Discusser emails. Thank you  Zoe, Patricia, Chloe, and Barbara — sponsored by Sandi Solis
  • (1:01:47) Save It For the Show - Retroactive Continuity: The Daemons vs. Christopher Roberts - Sponsored by Patricia Smith
  • (1:17:14) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page.
  • (1:18:57) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 12, The Book of Life
  • It’s a D*CK IN A BOX! 🎁
  • We discuss the chapter and the reason it exists — to introduce Chris as a major character (our conclusion)
  • Diana’s birthday is sort of overlooked after her first present! πŸŽ‚ 16 candles all over again.
  • Fernando and Sarah are kept busy by reading the NYT . . . lol!
  • Matthew the boy scout
  • Angela accuses Diana of cock-blocking herself!
  • Diana is out watering the garden and then she’s accosted by a stranger! Well, a stranger to us.
  • Chris is Diana’s best friend. That’s right! DON’T ARGUE! πŸ‘«
  • HIPAA and privacy violations are OK in this universe!
  • Chris is upset because Diana hasn’t shared where she was. Matthew is wondering who this dude is accosting his wife. 
  • Chris confronts Matthew’s confrontation… 
  • The weird introduction. Credentials first, relationship second.
  • Sarah is effusive all of a sudden! She’s invited him to stay for the weekend!
  • The in-your-face, tone deaf defensiveness from Chris sort of rubs us wrong. We're not sure if it's current events that makes this weird, but it was weird back then, too.
  • The Em news. 😞
  • Time to spill the family secrets! To the keeping room we go!
  • Chris takes the creature news pretty well.
  • * Deb said Marcus revealed the world of creatures to Joss Whedon (maybe. Probably)
  • Time travel — still not shocked, Chris?
  • Werewolves — touchy subject! 🐺
  • Enter Fernando . . . . with cocktails a wink and a smile . . . ☕️πŸ˜πŸ˜‰
  • After all of that, Chris is most shocked that Diana’s pregnant.
  • FIN

Fernando and Sarah will help you swallow the creature concept with whiskey (+ a splash of java) chaser!

Special Thanks:
  • Thank you to our Patron sponsors this episode: Shani McNair, Sandi Solis & Patricia Smith
  • Special thanks . . . to all of our patrons; those of you who just joined us, and our veterans. Bless! To become a patron all you need to do is visit us at 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.

Informational links:

πŸ“š  To see/hear all of our chapter reviews, check out this list: Chapter Review Episodes

πŸ“Ί  TV show reviews? Go here A Discovery of Witches TV Reviews

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

πŸ‘•  Get your Daemon gear here →

Previous Episode
A Discovery of Witches -"That's a Wrap!"

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 Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music & more!
    b. Rate & leave us a review!
    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!

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.
*  Outro music: Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op.35 - IV. Allegro molto," Public domain/copyright-free.  
* All other music used is licensed via several different royalty-free sources (as are sound effects).
* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voice-over 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 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.

* FTC: Our podcast episodes are solely sponsored by listeners via Patreon.
* 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