Ep. 84 — 'The Witcher Official Cookbook' with Anita Sarna & Karolina Krupecka
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2M ago
Anita Sarna and Karolina Krupecka from Witcher Kitchen join Alyssa to discuss their debut book, ‘The Witcher Official Cookbook: Provisions, Fare, and Culinary Tales from Travels Across the Continent’. Very important bits include: the origin of their new work, collaborating with CD Projeckt Red and their publisher, Ten Speed Press, the highs and lows of production, and a preview of what you can expect from this unique culinary take on the Witcher world. [0:00] Cold Open [0:44] Introduction [4:46] Guest Introduction [5:44] Witcher Kitchen Origin Story [9:03] The Polish Fandom [15:20] Introducin ..read more
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Ep. 83 — Chapter 7 from "Time of Contempt"
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3M ago
This chapter of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt and this episode of the podcast contain discussions of violence and sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised. Kade from the US and Matthew from the US join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 7. Very important bits include: the ominous close of the novel, the risk of loneliness, harmful stereotypes, Times of Contempt, and critical conversations around assault. [0:00] Cold Open [1:32] Introduction [4:28] Guest Introduction [9:25] zrivie potions [14:55] Chapter 7 Recap [16:55] Overall Thoughts [28 ..read more
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Ep. 82 — Chapter 6 from "Time of Contempt"
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3M ago
Gabriela from Poland and Kája from the Czech Republic join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 6. Very important bits include: how Ciri’s trial in the desert transforms her, the importance of her loved ones, Little Horse, dialects in translations, and her Time of Contempt. [0:00] Cold Open [0:21] Introduction [3:07] Guest Introduction [8:37] Chapter 6 Recap [9:44] Overall Thoughts [19:38] Translations [26:05] The Desert for Ciri [35:49] Ihuarraquax’s (Little Horse’s) Role [42:17] The Unicorn Dialect [51:38] Ciri’s Loss of Magic [1:13:11] Wrap-up [1:17:43 ..read more
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Ep. 81 — Chapter 5 from "Time of Contempt"
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4M ago
Cyprian from Berlin and Štěpán from the Czech Republic join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 5. Very important bits include: new insight into the Czech translation of the Witcher, parallels between the second Nilfgaardian war and our modern military history, Geralt’s evolving perspective on neutrality, vignettes from the front, and someone throws down the gauntlet over the second best Witcher game. [0:00] Cold Open [3:16] Introduction [4:55] Guest Introduction [10:18] Chapter 4 Recap [12:22] Overall Thoughts [19:55] Translations [26:15] Guest Historic ..read more
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Ep. 80 — Chapter 4 from "Time of Contempt"
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4M ago
Nicola from Italy and Ruark from the US join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 4. Very important bits include: using action to tell a story, the reasons behind an act of mercy, the role of prophecy in the Witcher, and Geralt’s Himbo Origin Story. [0:00] Cold Open [1:00] Introduction [2:11] Guest Introduction [5:09] Chapter 4 Recap [7:16] Overall Thoughts [15:28] Cahir v. Ciri [23:31] Geralt’s Act of Mercy [27:42] The Role of Prophecy [34:57] Sapkowski’s Writing Choices [52:36] Cahir, Himbos, and the Lone Brain Cell [57:03] Wrap-up [1:05:19] Outro [1:08 ..read more
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Ep. 79 — Chapter 3 from "Time of Contempt"
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5M ago
Alycia from France and Sarah A. from the UK join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 3. Very important bits include: Geralt and Yennefer’s atypical relationship, the role of sorcerers on the Continent, Sapkowski’s framing narratives, and Watership Down. [00:00] Cold Open [00:51] Introduction [1:59] Guest Introduction [5:32] Chapter 3 Recap [7:25] Overall Thoughts [22:44] Chapter Preface [26:27] About the Mages’ Class [39:14] Geralt and Yennefer [49:15] Sapkowski’s Framing Narrative [53:55] Geralt and Vilgefortz [1:07:23] Geralt’s Neutrality [1:18:43] Wra ..read more
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Ep. 78 — Chapter 2 from "Time of Contempt"
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5M ago
Allison from the US and Liv from Brazil join Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 2. Very important bits include: Ciri’s coming of age, some of the most memorable excerpts from the series, shades of femininity in The Witcher, and “Dolish Ponuts”. [00:00] Cold Open [1:46] Introduction [3:38] Guest Introduction [3:22] Chapter 2 Recap [15:44] Overall Thoughts [22:20] The Chapter Preface [27:15] Our New Ciri [36:34] Ciri’s Rebellion & Yennefer’s Intentions [42:05] Margarita’s Quote [49:25] Shades of Womanhood & Femininity in The Witcher [1:02:13] The ..read more
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Ep. 77 — Chapter 1 from "Time of Contempt"
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6M ago
John aka Softie from the UK joins Alyssa for our discussion of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, Chapter 1. Very important bits include: the life and times of a royal messenger, sly historical references, and the correct way to wear a squirrel’s tail. [00:00] Cold Open[01:23] Introduction [03:20] Guest Introduction [08:47] Chapter 1 Recap [11:53] Overall Thoughts [23:13] Transitioning between Books [28:26] On Aplegatt’s Role [41:39] On “Modern Witchers” [45:18] Codringer’s False Ciri [49:59] The Scoia’tael Fight for Freedom [1:01:14] Wrap-up [1:14:30] Outro [1:19:04] End Credits The full ..read more
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A note on the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes
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by Breakfast in Beauclair
8M ago
Due to the emerging guidelines for creators and influencers about the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, I am making the decision to pause on any active promotion of the Netflix show on the podcast feed and social media channels until the strike is over. Breakfast in Beauclair will release episodes on Netflix's The Witcher Season 3 after the strike. In the meantime, the podcast will take a brief break for August and return on Thursday, September 7, 2023 with Andrzej Sapkowski's Time of Contempt or The Hexer TV series (2002). If you'd like to read more about creator guidelines for the strike, you ..read more
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Ep. 76 — Netflix's The Witcher Season 3
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8M ago
Elsa from the UK and James from the US join Alyssa for our pre-premiere discussion of Netflix’s The Witcher Season 3. Very important bits include:  our standout moments from Season 1 and 2, our characters to watch, and our wildest Season 3 predictions. [00:00] Cold Open [01:24] Introduction [04:37] Guest Introductions [10:40] Standout Moments from S1 & S2 [16:12] S3 of The Witcher [30:21] Characters to Watch [40:31] ‘Tidings from Toussaint’, Mid-Episode News Segment [44:41] ‘Dear Friend’, Listener Call-in Segment [46:03] Wildest S3 Predictions [51:54] Easter Eggs [58:01] Why You Shou ..read more
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