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 21, 2017 01:07:45
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Ravin' Girls SpEp: All The Crooked Saints

Shannon and Nievita sit down and review Maggie Stiefvater’s new release, All The Crooked Saints! Join us for an informal discussion of saints, family, darkness, symbolism, metaphors, music, love, and how sometimes prose just begs to be read out loud. NOTE: Spoiler section begins AFTER the sign-off at timestamp 46:20 (approx. depending on your player) so stick around for the second portion if you’ve already read ATCS, OR if you don’t care about being spoiled. Bonus: you will learn which “character” Nievita identified with most strongly! Subscribe at: or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Us: Twitter: Tumblr: Facebook: WordPress: Acknowledgements: All The Crooked Saints and all affiliated properties 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: The original tracks have been edited for the podcast. ...

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October 19, 2017 01:38:00
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Ravin' Girls Ep.2: Nino's Meet-Ugly

Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 2! We cover chapters 4-8 of The Raven Boys, with a Deep Dive on Geoffrey of Monmouth. Nievita reveals her favorite Easter egg of TRC and exhibits her ignorance of the imports/exports of Virginia, much to Shannon’s amusement. We question whether ghosts have pockets, and how this could possibly be the first meeting of the Gangsey. There may or may not be some tears when talking about the Lynch brothers. ** ** Subscribe at: or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! ** ** \- - - - - ** ** Next Episodes: 11/2/17-- Ravin' Girls Episode 3, covering chaps. 9-11 of TRB and don’t forget to look for our first SPECIAL EPISODE RELEASE-- a Spoiler-Free Review of Maggie’s new book, All The Crooked Saints! ** ** Follow Us: Twitter: Tumblr: Facebook: WordPress: ** ** \- - - - - ** ** Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: * Barrington Whelk's namesake: * Wikipedia Article on Historia Regum Britanniae, written in 1136: * The Dragon and The Unicorn by A.A. Attinasio : * Entire translation of The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (translator Aaron Thompson): * Sleeping kings/kings under the mountain: * More sleeping hero legends: * Tumblr post about Ronan’s speeding tickets (courtesy @admlynch): * Pilot Mountain, NC legends: * Coventina (Roman/British water godess) as Lady of the Lake: ** ** \- - - - - ** ** Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and ...

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October 05, 2017 01:26:14
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Ravin' Girls Ep.1: Finicky Camaros

**_Episode Summary:_** Oh geez, we’re finally here! Welcome to Episode 1, where Shannon and Nievita cover the Prologue through Chapter 3 of _The Raven Boys_. We introduce Blue and her boys, discuss fairytale inversions, the folklore behind St. Mark’s Eve, why you shouldn’t eat mistletoe, the potential supernatural nature of the Pig, and what may possibly be the longest slow-burn reveal of the whole series. Subscribe at: or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! _WARNING_ \-- Minor spoilers for _American Horror Story: Coven_ are mentioned. \- - - - - ** _Next Episodes:_** _10/14/17_ \-- Ravin' Girls Episode 2, covering chaps. 4-8 of TRB **_and a_** SPECIAL EPISODE RELEASE-- a Spoiler-Free Review of Maggie’s new book, All The Crooked Saints! ** _Follow Us:_** Twitter: Tumblr: Facebook: WordPress: **_\- - - - -_** ** _Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:_** * Wikipedia--St. Mark’s Eve: * Maggie talks St. Mark’s Eve inspiration: * Vice article: * James Montgomery's poem “The Vigil of St. Mark”: * Keats poem “The Eve of St. Mark”: * Incredibly well researched list of traditions with primary sources, even included reference to someone who charged to tell others if they were to die: * Good overview of folklore: * Venice customs and English divinations: * Book of Days: * “Notes and Queries” Dumb Cake Recipe: [https://books.google.com/books?id=M2oEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=st.+mark%27s+eve+dumb+cake+recipe&source=bl&ots=8ak8KiYUSD&sig=fnTua6GnhuykSGMGcgbzA14do0E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4peur8L3VAhUQx2MKHa_sBL0Q6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=st.%20mark's%20eve%20dumb%20cake%20recipe&f=false](https://books.google.com/books?id=M2oEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=st.+mark%27s+eve+dumb+cake+recipe&source=bl&ots=8ak8KiYUSD&sig=fnTua6GnhuykSGMGcgbzA14do0E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4peur8L3VAhUQx2MKHa_sBL0Q6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=st.%20mark's%20eve%20dumb%20cake%20recipe&f=false) * Dumb-cake fatalities: * **MAGGIEWATCH** Maggie’s tour dates for All The Crooked Saints: \- - - - - ** _Acknowledgements:_** The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, ...

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September 24, 2017 00:52:06
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Ravin' Girls Ep.0: Getting To Know Us

Welcome to our very first (or rather, zero) episode! Find out a little bit about your hosts Shannon and Nievita, how this podcast got started, our favorite/least favorite books, characters, and villains, and our hopes for the future–both for the Raven Cycle (TV show, Dreamer Trilogy) and the podcast! Subscribe at: [https://link.chtbl.com/d8E86BFy](http://link.chtbl.com/d8E86BFy) or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review! - - - - - Next Episodes: Please subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get our upcoming releases! Past Episode Guide: [https://ravingirls.com/episodes](http://ravingirls.com/episodes) - - - - - Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions: Visit us at [https://ravingirls.com](http://ravingirls.com) for complete podcast details! - - - - - Acknowledgements: The Raven Cycle, Call Down The Hawk, the Dreamer Trilogy, 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/](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/](http://kojotei.tumblr.com/) for more information. ...

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September 11, 2017 00:02:37
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Ravin' Girls Teaser: IT'S STARTING

A little description of this project, and what it's about. We’re Shannon and Nievita, and we’re the Ravin’ Girls! This is our Raven Cycle podcast, where we discuss and analyze Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle books. We discuss the Raven Cycle as a cycle, taking a look at the connections and foreshadowing running throughout the series. We analyze and discuss the themes of the books. We talk character arcs as we follow the development of these wonderfully complex characters. We also often take a ‘deep dive’ into a specific topic relevant to the chapters we’re covering in that episode. Episodes will be posted twice monthly, with each episode focusing on approximately 3-5 chapters of material. Come join us as we follow the adventures of four dysfunctional teenagers and their dead Welsh boyfriend! ----- 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: 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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