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Aces & Jokers: A Wild Cards Podcast

We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We don't own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

May 23, 2019

In this episode we discuss the first half of Card Sharks (Wild Cards Book 13).

Show Notes

Here's that water supply article Ben was talking about, and the episode of Planet Money about the same subject that Angel mentioned.

Never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's? Here's what they thought was appropriate makeup for Mickey Rooney.

As promised, here's a Wikipedia link to Chinatown: Chinatown (1974 film)

Like animals? You'll love this heartwarming zoo-based documentary.

. . . just don't write any YA about it.

Here's that Trouble With Centaurs cartoon, though if you heard the episode, the joke is spoiled, sorry.

You can buy that cyberpunk poetry novella, Event Horizon by Zac Paup, right here.

Finally, Ben has asked me to issue a formal apology on his part to the people of Spain. He says:
“The power I had over the Spanish is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I have spent my long and lucky podcasting career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen. Thank you for reading.”


General Notes

The authors that contributed to this book are:

  • Roger Zelazny
  • William F. Wu
  • Kevin Andrew Murphy
  • Laura J. Mixon
  • Victor Milán
  • Stephen Leigh
  • Michael Cassutt
  • George R.R. Martin (editor)
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass (assistant editor/writer)

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