Thursday, August 6, 2020

5: A Game of You


Episode 5 takes us back to one of our favourite stories from The Sandman which we previously discussed in episode 68 of the Mega City Book Club podcast. We plan to release that discussion on this feed later this week.

Content notes: The Sandman series deals with some dark and troubling subject matters and we discuss some of them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of the subjects that come up in Book 5, A Game of You:
Extreme violence, including graphic depictions of blood and dead bodies.
Transphobia, including reference to surgery & dead-naming

If you would like more information about the subjects featured in the comic or this episode (we can provide time codes if you want to listen but skip those sections) then please feel free to email us:

This is the Autostraddle article we refer to in this episode.

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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

4: Season of Mists

In the fourth volume of The Sandman we discuss awkward family gatherings, another visit to Hell, political intrigue in the Dreaming, a troubling interlude in a boarding school, and then return to our theme of how badly Dream behaves.

Content Note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 4, Season of Mists:
Extreme violence, including graphic depictions of blood and dead bodies.
Child abuse and neglect, including bullying.
A brief reference to sexual assault.

If you would like more information about the subjects that feature in the comics and in the podcast (we can provide time codes if you wish to skip over these sections) then please feel free to email us:

If you enjoy our discussion then please subscribe in your podcast app or on our blog at HandfulOfDustPodcast.blogspot.com

The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, July 23, 2020

3: Dream Country


Welcome to episode 3 of A Handful of Dust. This time we are discusing Dream Country, a collection of four standalone stories. We talk about one very dark and troubling issue, and two stories that rank among the best from the whole Sandman series.

Content Note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 3, Dream Country:
Sexual assault and rape.
Depression and suicide.

If you would like more information about the subjects that feature in the comics and in the podcast (we can provide time codes if you wish to skip over these sections) then please feel free to email us:

MCBCpodcast@gmail.com

If you enjoy our discussion then please subscribe in your podcast app or on our blog at HandfulOfDustPodcast.blogspot.com

The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, July 16, 2020

2: The Doll's House

Welcome back. This time we are discussing The Doll's House, volume 2 of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, which tells the story of Rose Walker and her search for missing family members which leads towards a dream vortex. Along the way she will encounter some of the worst examples of humanity, walking nightmares, and the Lord of Dreams himself.

Content Note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast. Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 2, The Dolls House:

Extreme violence, including graphic depictions of blood and dead bodies.
Homophobic language & transphobia.
Sexual assault and rape.
Child abuse and neglect.

If you would like more information about the subjects that feature in the comics or in the podcast (we can provide time codes if you wish to listen but skip over these sections) then please feel free to email us: MCBCpodcast@gmail.com

The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, July 9, 2020

1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Welcome to a new podcast about Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic. We plan to cover all of the collected editions of the main run of 75 issues and maybe some of the spin-off titles as well. We are a father and daughter team who share a love for this fascinating comic filled with stories.

Content notes: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we discuss them in this episode. Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 1, Preludes and Nocturnes:
Extreme violence including depictions of blood
Homophobic language
Drug abuse and addiction.
Sexual assault and rape.
Self-inflicted harm and violence.

If you would like more information about the subjects that feature in the comics or in the podcast (we can provide time codes if you wish to skip over these sections) then please feel free to email us:

If you enjoy our discussion then please subscribe in your podcast app or on our blog at HandfulOfDustPodcast.blogspot.com

The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Monday, June 22, 2020

A Handful of Dust


Welcome to a new podcast about Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. We plan to cover all of the collected editions from the main run of 75 issues and possibly some of the spin-off titles as well. We are a father and daughter team who share a love for this fascinating comic full of stories.

The first episode will be released on Friday July 10th, 2020


Content Note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast. Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 1, Preludes and Nocturnes:

  • Extreme violence, including graphic depictions of blood. 

  • Homophobic language.

  • Drug abuse and addiction. 

  • Sexual assault and rape.

  • Self inflicted harm and violence.


If you would like more information about the subjects that feature in the comics or in the podcast (we can provide time codes if you wish to listen but skip over these sections) then please feel free to email us: MCBCpodcast@gmail.com

Please subscribe in your podcast app.
 

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