Season 1, Episode 5: Post-mortem

“National Novel Writing Month is done! Or… is it? The Steffen siblings explore what went right and what went horribly, horribly wrong during 2017’s NaNoWriMo. They’ve also read each others’ stories, so prepare for a lot of deep & harsh critiquing on this special post-mortem episode!”

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Episode 48: Should We Fudgepack the Courts?

Fudgepack
Truly the Worst Fate to Fall Upon the Supreme Court

The Republicans filibustered Obama’s Supreme Court choice and snuck in their own guy. And now they’ve gone one step lower by appointing a sexual predator! Should the Democrats sit back and take it until their terms expire decades from now? Or should the Democrats consider packing the Courts like FDR did back in the day?

In this episode, the gang talks about the history of court packing and it’s practicality in the modern era. We discuss not just FDR’s infamous courtpacking but also Abraham Lincoln’s. We also get into the dark era of the court that FDR ended and we’re now revisiting. Phil establishes that there gonna be court but not what do. Sly reveals himself to be the most milquetoast piece of **** of all while Darryl just wants blood.

Court Packing Pros and Cons

The Lochner Era

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Issue 78: Uzumaki Part 2 -I Ate the Meat of a Snail Person

snail
“Kairi…uh, I mean, Kirie…”

We’re back for part 2 of Uzumaki. And so are the snail people! Unfortunately for us and also for them.

Check out Part 1 First!

Read along: Uzumaki by Junji Ito

In this episode, Ryan is just seeing spirals everywhere. Sly reveals his pro-killing kids platform but at least he won’t eat your face like Phil. And we finally learn about Darryl’s favorite fetish.

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Issue 77: Uzumaki Part 1: Look Out, She’s a Spiral!

“Thinking about those spiral cakes.”

For this October, we return back to horror mangaka Junji Ito. For the entire month, we’ll be reading his most celebrated work, Uzumaki. A story about how surprisingly creepy spirals can be.

Read along: Uzumaki by Junji Ito

In this episode, Sly is getting a lot of material for his Uzumaki shonen fan fiction. Ryan changes October to Itober while Phil really just wants to leave town. And Darryl just can’t stop thinking about Kiari from Kingdom Hearts.

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Episode 41: The Supreme Court: Conservatives Only, Final Earth

“This game sucks now.”

In this episode, the gang discusses the Supreme Court and how apolitical it is.

Justice Kennedy is retiring and Brett Kavanaugh is taking this place. What does this mean the country? Should we agree with the New York Times that this is a good thing? Was the Supreme Court always this bad? Is it bad on principle? Ryan makes sure we start off on a strong note. Sly discusses the long forgotten prequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Phil’s been Phil and Darryl finds a serious oversight in the original Constitution.

The One Area Where Trump Has Been Wildly Successful

White House Ends Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

How Brett Kavanaugh Would Change the Supreme Court

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Season 1, Episode 4: Tomb or Tomb?

As National Novel Writing Month reaches its close, so do the Steffens’ tombs! Well, for some of them—believe it or not, it’s not all doom and gloom! This episode is a cathartic one as each of the siblings finally shelve their works and discuss at length what went right and what went horribly, horribly wrong. Seriously, there’s a lot of bemoaning and griping here (and one really sore winner).

Darryl delves into the latter half of his fantasy novel before soon beginning his long tirade against it. Liz describes the murderous acts of her main character and reveals what the evil spirit’s end goal has been all along. And Ian… well, Ian participated in the podcast. Thanks for going on this wild journey with us. Now let us Rest In Peace!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Season 1, Episode 3: Sick, Tired, and in the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is… looking grim! The Steffens have a lot on their plate: besides losing a whole episode they had *just* recorded beforehand (RIP lost-cast), their books are on the IV drip as they struggle to write a mere 2 weeks in! They openly complain about the pacing, oversights & general faults in their books; the road to 50,000 words is becoming ever-more perilous!

In Darryl’s novel, Wyren & his mentor Yirris have reached the military heart of Darryl’s fantasy world, and prepare to confront the main villain. Liz’s main character Tal goes down a dark path as he begins draining the life from his girlfriend—something her demon-hunting teacher is keen to notice! And Ian gives some depth to his characters on their journey westward, expanding his world’s lore. Maybe the Steffens can pull the one foot they have in the tomb out?… Maybe?… Hopefully?…

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Season 1, Episode 2: Ready for the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is underway! One week in and… things are already looking a little dicey for the Steffens (yikes!)! Everyone’s story is finally shaping up, but their spirits have been dampened… which isn’t a good sign going forward—those that have done NaNoWriMo before will know the feeling.

Darryl explains what has happened thus far in his fantasy novel where the sun has stopped and Wyren must venture forth to slay the king of the land to get it moving again. Liz describes her spooky short story where Tal seeks power from a pernicious spirit that wants him to drain energy from people with a magic blade. And Ian tells of the humble outset to his American-folk-fantasy novel, where intrepid pioneers venture west in search of gold & glory (only to find their inevitable doom). Hopefully these books will see a satisfying conclusion!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Episode 38: The Secret Scandals of the White House

Secret Scandals
Wanna meet “Jumbo?”

In this episode the gang describes the secret scandals of the past and present in the White House. Well the current scandals aren’t so secret, but no body cares about them so they might as well be.

A bunch of shady stuff has happened around Trump but none of it seems to be sticking to Trump. We discuss these overlooked antics and their importance in displaying Trump’s corruptions. Ryan is ready to be surprised by hellworld.  Sly is way too obsessed with the Johnsons of Presidents. Phil believes in a hollow world while Darryl just wonders why people mish Buss.

Cohen Investigated for Campaign Finance Violations

Warren B Harding – America’s Horniest President

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Season 1, Episode 1: The Pitch

The Pitch: National Novel Writing Month is about to begin! And what better way to celebrate than to make your family suffer through it with you? Tomb or Tome is a podcast where two brothers and a sister get together and talk about what they’ve written, week by week! Can they create a novel in a month’s time? Or will their tomes… become their tombs?

As this is the introductory episode, Darryl lays down the quirky rules going into the 2017 NaNoWriMo: each sibling contributes two characters and two locations that *everybody* has to use. Then the siblings pitch the premise behind their respective books (or in Liz’s case, five separate short stories!), describe how they’ll use each others’ characters & locations, and theorize what problems they’re likely to encounter. Will the Steffens survive 2017’s NaNoWriMo? Only time will tell!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu