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.
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_WARNING_ \-- Minor spoilers for _American Horror Story: Coven_ are mentioned.
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** _Next Episodes:_**
_10/14/17_ \-- Ravin' Girls Episode 2, covering chaps. 4-8 of TRB
SPECIAL EPISODE RELEASE-- a Spoiler-Free Review of Maggie’s new book, All The Crooked Saints!
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** _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:
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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/ "Link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/")
The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.
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