Ravin' Girls: A Raven Cycle Podcast

We’re Shannon and Nievita, and we’re the Ravin’ Girls! Welcome to our Raven Cycle podcast, where we ... more

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October 24, 2019 01:18:18
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Ravin' Girls SpEp: Season 2 Wrap-up

Welcome to the final episode of Season 2, where we discuss our feelings on finishing The Dream Thieves and talk about what we’re looking forward to in Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Can anyone believe that it’s been two books, two seasons, and two years? We can’t! Join us for this Season 2 wrap up and Two Year Anniversary episode, where we talk about what we remember most fondly about Season 2, what the struggles of the past year have been, and what we’re most looking forward to for Season 3! We also talk other books, movies, TV shows, fancasts, non-ancient poetry, and what we like to do when we’re not working on the podcast. Thank you to everyone who got in touch, and we look forward to inviting you all to our Three Year Anniversary… it’s not all that far away, really. Love! DEEP DIVE: No Deep Dive, but lots of Listener Questions! NOTE: Both of us were thinking of the paperback copies when answering the question, “Which cover is your favorite/least favorite?” I know I (Nievita) would have answered differently for the hardcover editions! Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: CALL DOWN THE HAWK SPECIAL EPISODE!!! Coming sometime in the second week or so of November 2019. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get our upcoming releases scheduled between Season 2: The Dream Thieves and Season 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated ...

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September 28, 2019 01:42:54
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Ravin' Girls Episode 30: BRB, Getting Dragons

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 30, where we cover Chapters 60 through the Epilogue of The Dream Thieves! Two dreamers. Two monsters. Two brothers. Two battles. One. Epic. PARTY!!! This is it! The final episode of Season Two! Buckle in and strap your helmet on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The final showdown between Kavinsky and Ronan. The final showdown between The Gray Man and his brother. A little bro is rescued, and a mom disappears. There are tears. And excitement. And dragons! We lament our small town experiences, Shannon tries to avoid getting on any sort of Watch List, we talk about comfort music, Nievita throws some shade at early Merlin myths, and we try to figure out where the box of tissues is hiding. Whoo, boy. You might want to grab one for yourself, too! DEEP DIVE: DRAGONS! (from approx. the 41:38 minute mark to 53:43, depending on your player) CAUTION: These last chapters and our discussion deals with mental health and suicide. Please, always put yourself first and practice self-love and compassion while listening. If you or anyone you know may be experiencing a painful crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day (USA) or use their chat function at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx You can also reach the crisis text line by texting 741741 in the US (https://www.crisistextline.org/) -- we love you. Additional warnings: This episode contains the sound effects of fireworks, car crashes, and gun loading/gunfire. Please be advised and listen with caution if you find yourself sensitive to these sounds Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and ...

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August 23, 2019 01:24:47
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Ravin' Girls Episode 29: Death Waffles

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 29, where we cover Chapters 54-59 of The Dream Thieves! Ronan and the Gray Man finally meet face-to-face and it goes about as well as one might expect--possibly better, even. Persephone and Adam frantically fix the ley line as the 4th of July looms large in the sky. Why must they hurry? Seems like someone’s favorite baby brother may have been teen-napped… some guys really do just blow right past flowers and chocolate to cars and threats, don’t they? We discuss how long it’s been since we’ve seen “The Birds”, what items we would most miss if we had to go on the run, Shannon questions how much Nievita really is a fire sign and makes some surprisingly off-color jokes, Nievita’s pet naming conventions stay strong to a theme, and we finally get around to naming that new Metal band we’ve been talking about starting. DEEP DIVE: Journeys through the Underworld (from approx. the 46:45 minute mark to 1:00:30, depending on your player) Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: 9/5/19-- Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 30, covering chapters 60-Epilogue of TDT 9/19/19-- Ravin' Girls Season 2 Wrap-up and Two Year Celebration! Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis. Intro and Outro music by ...

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August 09, 2019 01:23:30
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Ravin' Girls Episode 28: Never Come Alone

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 28, where we cover Chapters 50-53 of The Dream Thieves! It’s Adam’s turn for learning about his life-altering mystical experience, while Blue and Gansey go out for a totally-not-romantic-let’s-never-talk-about-this drive through the Henrietta hills. Ronan has a chat with his (dead? dream?) dad, and the Gray Man gets some bad family news of his own. We compare our favorite pies and favorite paintings, Shannon covets the Lisa Frank tarot deck, and Nievita drops some seriously dark theories behind Prokopenko’s resurrection. Greenmantle says possibly the creepiest thing ever, and Shannon breaks the harsh news that fictional characters don’t know we exist. DEEP DIVE: Rites of Passage (from approx. the 27:52 minute mark to 39:52, depending on your player) Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: 8/22/19-- Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 29, covering chapters 54-59 of The Dream Thieves 9/5/19-- Ravin' Girls S2 Episode 30, covering Chap. 60-Epilogue of The Dream Thieves Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis. Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/ The original tracks have been edited for the podcast. Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio Mäkijärvi, All Rights Reserved. Please visit http://kojotei.tumblr.com/ for more information. ...

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July 26, 2019 01:21:59
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Ravin' Girls Episode 27: Circular Chicken

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 27, where we cover Chapters 44-49 of The Dream Thieves! So much angst, practically every character hits bottom. That means the only thing left is up, right? Nievita tells basically everyone except Kavinsky to eff off, and Shannon calls Greenmantle a b*tthole which is basically the same thing. We talk symbolism in Feng Shui and Japanese buffets, and disagree on the extent that K is responsible for Cabeswater’s disappearance. There are some tears--but possibly not from who you would expect. Calla gives our first solid hints about how time works in The Chicken Cycle, and we award our most expansive MVC yet! DEEP DIVE: Stereotypes and Media Tropes relating to Joseph Kavinsky (from approx. the 20:29 minute mark to 30:01, depending on your player) CAUTION: In our Deep Dive we discuss the broad history of media portrayals of queerness and ethnicity. While we always try to be as sensitive as possible, we understand that this is a much more nuanced topic than we can possibly cover in 10 minutes. Please exercise caution while listening if you find this topic personally sensitive. Love! Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: 8/8/19-- Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 28, covering chapters 50-53 of TDT 8/22/19-- Ravin' Girls S2 Episode 29, covering chapters 54-59 of TDT Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie ...

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July 04, 2019 01:16:42
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Ravin' Girls SpEp: Call Down the Hawk Sampler

Welcome to the Call Down The Hawk Special Episode!!! Where we cover the excerpt released by Scholastic, Prologue-Chapter 8. So many new characters! So many new things to be worried about! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT! Find out what Shannon would have called the black market, what 90’s British cartoon Nievita thinks might be related to dreamers, the possible meaning behind the new dream-forest’s name, and what we found most shocking and satisfying about the excerpt. We answer (or ramble) some listener questions, and grade our past predictions for the Dreamer Trilogy as Confirmed, Denied, or Unknown. Are we possibly psychic? It’s up to you to decide! NOTES: There was an announcement today (7/3/19) about Ronan’s birthday in the final version of Call Down The Hawk being changed from the listed date in the preview excerpt, to keep in line with events from The Raven King. Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: 7/18/19-- Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 27, covering chapters 44-49 of TDT Past Episode Guide: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/episodes - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Find our complete shownotes on WordPress: https://ravingirls.wordpress.com - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties, including Call Down The Hawk and the Dreamer Trilogy, are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis. Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/ The original tracks have been edited for the podcast. Captain Zed theme song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH7ULRtRWWs, property of DiC Enterprises CNN “State of the Union”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRYmh6vrDfs Ravin’ Girls logo and banner art © 2018 Mio ...

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