Ravin' Girls: A Raven Cycle Podcast

--- Shannon Pack and Nievita Hartness ---

We’re Shannon and Nievita, and we’re the Ravin’ Girls! Welcome to our Raven Cycle podcast, where we analyze Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle as a cycle, taking a look at the connections and foreshadowing running throughout the series. We dissect the themes of the books, discuss the arcs of the wonderfully complex characters, and take “Deep Dives” on the origins, folklore, mythology, history, and fandom that surrounds this iconic young adult series. Each episode covers 3-5 chapters worth of material, and each book has its own self-contained Season. We often cover Maggie Stiefvater’s new novels or other related works in Special Episodes. New episodes release on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Join us as we follow the adventures of four dysfunctional teenagers and their dead Welsh boyfriend!

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Ravin' Girls Episode 12: The Great Butternut Caper

    Welcome to Episode 12, where we cover Chapters 33-35 of The Raven Boys! In this episode, we ponder the deepest of all philosophical questions: whether or not Gansey might be seeing alternate timelines, what the bathing habits of wizards truly are, what “butternut” is actually a euphemism for, and the hotly-contested ...


  2. Ravin' Girls Episode 11: Glendower in the Back

    Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 11, where we cover Chapters 30-32 of The Raven Boys! Both Shannon and Nievita bring the salt this episode! We get into some mild dragging of Dick Gansey the Second, Neeve continues to be a terrible human, we reject the canon of Noah’s shoes, Shannon holds the ...


  3. Ravin' Girls Episode 10: I Noah Guy

    Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 10, where we cover Chapters 27-29 of The Raven Boys! Nievita and Shannon wander deep into the world of Ghost Stories as one of the biggest twists of the series is revealed! No, wait, it was revealed in Episode 2... our bad. We debate whether Calla is ...


  4. Ravin' Girls SpEp: Opal Short Story

    Welcome to our Opal Special Episode, covering the short story released with the paperback edition of The Raven King! There’s a lot packed into 38 short pages, and both Shannon and Nievita have a lot of feels (ALL THE FEELS!) and a lot to say. Nievita loves little old (Cloud) ...


  5. Ravin' Girls Episode 9: Arbores Loqui Crappy Latine

    Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 9, where we cover Chapters 25-26 of The Raven Boys! A lot of language discussion in this one, which is terrible because neither of us speak Latin! (Please forgive Nievita’s terrible pronunciation.) The gang heads back to the mysterious wood, where they discover that Future-Ronan has left ...