Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of WBEZ's Nerdette weekly to scrutinize the latest His Dark Materials episode.
Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

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Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of WBEZ's Nerdette weekly to scrutinize the latest His Dark Materials episode.

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Walking Into The Sky

Spoilers ahead! WHAT. A. FINALE. In the latest His Dark Materials, Will hunkers down in lots of places, Mrs. Coulter becomes increasingly unhinged, and we finally learn what the prophecy about Lyra's betrayal really means. Join us as Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal break down the final episode of the first season.

Daemons And Witches And Bears! Oh My!

Now that's what I call a bear fight! In the latest His Dark Materials, Iorek Byrinson returns to his homeland, Will Parry engages in mortal combat and we finally meet back up with Lord Asriel, who is strangely pleased to see Roger Parslow. Join us as Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal break it all down ahead of next week's season finale. Plus, we play Peter a clip of himself three weeks ago in which he says he's not going to complain anymore! Whoops Peter! We want to hear from you! What do you hope happens in the season finale? (Whether you've read the books or not!) Send us an audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

The Great Escape

That was INTENSE. Lyra narrowly avoids disaster, has a heart-to-heart with mom, creates some chaos in Bolvangar, and ... falls into a whole new disaster! Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal have some thoughts on the latest episode, as did you. So join us! P.S. We want to hear from you! Tell us: In the final episodes, are you willing to endure the noticeable dearth of CGI daemons in exchange for a sleuth of bears? Send us an audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

HDM 1.5: Where Have All The Daemons Gone?

The first season of His Dark Materials is more than halfway done and while things are coming together, we still have a lot of questions. Like much does it cost to CGI a daemon? What exactly are the Gobblers up to? And if you dial up a friend in another dimension, will the phone still ring? Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal are here to discuss the latest episode, which had more creepy creepers than usual.

HDM 1.4: Armored Bears And A Singing Cowboy

Armored drinking bears! Sassy thieving cowboys! Dudley Dursley for some reason! Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal are here to discuss the latest episode of His Dark Materials, which is either the moment this TV series comes to life or a terrible approximation of an excellent book, depending on who you listen to.

HDM 1.3: Oh Snap! God Cops!

Holy plot developments! Based on how much we learned in Episode 3 of HBO's His Dark Materials, it's safe to say this young TV show is maturing quite rapidly! And as per usual, Greta Johnsen, Tricia Bobeda and Peter Sagal are here to break it all down. Listen to the latest recap, and remember that we also want to hear from you! Join the conversation and share your own theories with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #NerdetteRecaps.

HDM 1.2: Mrs. Coulter Gets Super Dark

Boy is it getting DUST-y in here. (Haw haw, get it?) The second episode of HBO's His Dark Materials sees Lyra travel to London with Mrs. Coulter as the Gyptians track down the so-called Gobblers and try to find their kidnapped children. And after some monkey business in Mrs. Coulter's study, Lyra discovers that her surrogate mother is up to something in the North, but it's not entirely clear what. Join us as we break it all down! And join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #NerdetteRecaps.

HDM 1.1: Scholastic Sanctuary!

Grab your daemons and put on your snow boots, because Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette and Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! are back together again to recap another HBO fantasy show: His Dark Materials. This week the team discusses the series premiere, which aired Monday, so beware, there are some episode 1 spoilers (but we avoid book spoilers the best we can!). If you're not familiar with His Dark Materials, the show is based off the critically-acclaimed novels written by Philip Pullman, who takes readers to a fictional world similar to ours, except everyone has a so-called daemon, an animal companion that is part conscience, part therapist, part soul. Have a listen, and remember that we also want to hear from you! Join the conversation and share your own theories with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #NerdetteRecaps.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Goodbye Westeros, Hello ...

... Oxford! That's right, just like Weezer, Sleater-Kinney, and the Spice Girls before them, the Nerdette Recaps crew is getting the band back together for the new HBO series His Dark Materials. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 5 — the day after the premiere episode of His Dark Materials airs — you'll find all new episodes of Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials with Peter Sagal right here in this podcast feed. And in honor of this auspicious occasion, Greta put Peter in a studio and gloated at him about her recent interview with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. See you Tuesdays!

GoT 8.7: Season 8 Epilogue

It's the end of an era. After more than 70 hours of television and nearly ten years of worrying about the Stark children, Game of Thrones is finally over. Tricia, Greta and Peter got together one last time to reflect on the series..

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