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In this episode we talk about the magic of the book and series with the help of some fantastic submissions from listeners. We chat about magic generally a little, then there’s parts about magical systems in fiction, some faery lore, tarot, as well as the usual agony column!


The Agony Uncle column is written by @mrsbillycranston, read by @notjustanoxymoron​.

The submission about magical systems is by @notjustanoxymoron.

The notes on faerie lore were provided by @onstraysod and if you’d like to know more here are some recommended resources:

At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Nymphs, and Other Troublesome Things - Diane Purkiss - a really excellent book, it might have been published outside the U.S. under a different title, possible “Troublesome Things” ?

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Online at: A study of faery beliefs in Ireland, Wales,
Scotland, Brittany, etc. up into the 20th century

The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies - Rev. Robert Kirk
Online at:

The Faery Folklorist: fantastic blog about faery sites and legends around the UK

The recording on tarot is by @wraithwitch.

And finally, the outro music is ‘The Magician in York’ by @errandofmercy!

Also we apologise for mispronouncing Gerlinde’s tumblr handle; it’s @mymascotsolvedyou, not mymascotslovedyou. ;p

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