S.S. Librarianship

a podcast for librarians and the nerds who love them

Hi! We're Alli Sullivan & Sam Mills. We met in a pub the night before our first day of library school, and since then we've been through a lot together - classes, presentations, jobs, weddings, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns - all the while finding ourselves engrossed in wide-ranging conversations about television, film, books, technology, and what it means to be a young, nerdy, lady librarian in the twenty-first century. This podcast is our attempt to share our conversation with you - we hope you enjoy listening, and we hope you'll jump in and join us by sending in a question, comment, or topic for us to discuss on the show!

Episode Thirty - "…she found his D&D manuals, started reading them, and freaked the heck out."

Trigger Warning: This week's edition of The ReRoll includes mentions of suicide and rape, and some discussion of mental illness.

Spoiler Warning: This week's Mind Grapes contains spoilers for the final episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Mind Grapes: Sam was pleasantly surprised by some of the nuance in the finale of How I Met Your Mother; Alli learned a new and very complex colonialist board game; Jon is reading about female Horatio Hornblower in space.

The ReRoll: A new segment that revisits recurring themes on the podcast from new perspectives. Jon Newell returns to bring together a few topics we've previously explored on the show - Dungeons & Dragons, book banning, gamer culture. He leads us through a discussion of the phenomenon of moral panic, focusing on the "Satanic Panic" surrounding D&D in the seventies and eighties.

Links:

Archipelago official site

Archipelago at Board Game Geek

On Basilisk Station (Honor Harington #1) by David Weber at GoodReads

The Honorverse at wikia


The Satanic Panic:

Jon at Bearded Devil

Jon on Twitter

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