Episodes: Masonry

Ep 184: Disaster Stamps of Pluto by Louise Erdrich

Discussion Notes: Disaster Stamps of Pluto This week’s story: Disaster Stamps of Pluto by Louise Erdrich  Next week’s story: Little Soldiers by Guy de Maupassant  Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Disaster Stamps of Pluto”, a slice of life told in memories that is surprisingly not a work of science fiction. It wasn’t what...

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Ep 183: Out There by Kate Folk

Discussion Notes: Out There This week’s story: Out There by Kate Folk  Next week’s story: Disaster Stamps of Pluto by Louise Erdrich  Rated: Adult Themes Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Out There” by Kate Folk. In the near future, artificially intelligent androids enter the dating world! This story was (mostly) very high rated. Follow the...

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Ep 182: The Zero Meter Diving Team by Jim Shepard

Discussion Notes: The Zero Meter Diving Team This week’s story: The Zero Meter Diving Team by Jim Shepard  Next week’s story: Out There by Kate Folk  Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Zero Meter Diving Team” by Jim Shepard, a story which parallels the power dynamics of a Russian family with the Chernobyl...

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Ep 181: With The Beatles by Haruki Murakami

Discussion Notes: With The Beatles This week’s story: With the Beatles by Haruki Murakami  Next week’s story: Zero Meter Diving by Jim Shepard  Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “With the Beatles” by Haruki Murakami. This melancholy story is about a man who remembers two young women from his younger days. Our hosts grappled...

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Ep 180: Mandatory Carry by Caleb March

Discussion Notes: Mandatory Carry This week’s story: Mandatory Carry by Caleb March  Next week’s story: With the Beatles by Haruki Murakami  Rated: Clean In “Mandatory Carry” by Caleb March, every citizen must own a gun, carry it with them on all times, and intervene during crimes. Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss the social commentary and...

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Ep 179: Freyr by Tommy Orange

Discussion Notes: Freyr This week’s story: Freyr by Tommy Orange Next week’s story: Mandatory Carry by Caleb March Rated: Explicit Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Freyr” by Tommy Orange. In this story, two men bond over their individual physical deformities. One wears his on his face, the other secretly under his shirt! Anais, Gerald, and...

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Ep 178: The Curfew by Roddy Doyle

Discussion Notes: The Curfew This week’s story: The Curfew by Roddy Doyle  Next week’s story: Freyr by Tommy Orange Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Curfew” by Roddy Doyle, a story of an aging man in Dublin who anticipates an approaching hurricane with surprising eagerness. The story was a rare sensation with all three...

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Ep 177: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips

Discussion Notes: The Rabbit Matchmakers This week’s story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips  Next week’s story: The Curfew by Roddy Doyle  Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Rabbit Matchmakers” by Andrew Phillips, a story of a sensitive boy, his late grandfather’s pet rabbit, and the secrets of his grandfather’s tall-tale life. Gerald...

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Ep 176: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford

Discussion Notes: The Enchanted Forest This week’s story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Next week’s story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Enchanted Forest” by Brian Crawford and have wildly different reactions to this tale of two brothers who fight forest fires. Andy and Anais were disappointed...

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Ep 175: The Wreck at Goat’s Head by Alexandra Manglis

Discussion Notes: The Wreck at Goat’s Head This week’s story: The Wreck at Goat’s Head by Alexandra Manglis Next week’s story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Wreck at Goat’s Head” by Alexandra Manglis, which was recommended by last our previous episode’s guest, Carina Saxon. The story...

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Ep 174: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin

Discussion Notes: The Effluent Engine This week’s story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Next week’s story: The Wreck at Goat’s Head by Alexandra Manglis Rated: Clean This week we welcome Carina Saxon to the podcast to discuss “The Effluent Engine” by N. K. Jemisin Carina is a content writer. She formerly a Professor of...

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Ep 173: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker

Discussion Notes: Enid & Floyd & the Moon This week’s story: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker Next week’s story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Rated: Clean This week we welcome Caitlin Hamilton Summie to the podcast to discuss a story she recommends: “Enid & Floyd & the Moon” by Jeanne...

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