Buckkeep Radio

We’re reading Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings

Episode 39: Ship of Destiny Chapters 25-29

July 6th, 2020

In this episode we tackle a tough section for all of us. We discuss Hobb's critique of patriarchy via an architecture of tropes. We also revisit some old characters and one of our new readers has an epiphany.

Content Warnings:

Ch 26 for rape of a POV character by a POV character. Summary starts at 15min. Discussion begins at 22min 45sec and ends at 37min.

Ch 29 discussion of rape; confrontation between rapist and victim; denial of victim's claims. Summary begins at 57min; Discussion begins at 1hr 1min and ends at 1hr 14min.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 30-34 (CWs: Ch 30 more gaslighting; Ch 32: painful conversations about rape and defense of the rapist; Ch 34: scenes of a romantical nature with a minor)

 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 39: Ship of Destiny - Chapters 25-29.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Jenny, Eli, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Episode 38: Ship of Destiny Chapters 20-24

June 29th, 2020

Topics get heavy in this episode but we do our best to keep some parts light. Mixed in with our discussion of our growing discomfort with Kennit, and our worries for Malta and Reyn is a plan for a theme park once we can all go outside again and dragons might be on the path towards redemption for some of our serpent haters.

 

CWs on Ch 22: Mention of rape of a child and threat of rape to a POV character; Ch 23: Assault trauma; Threat of rape to a POV character.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 25-29  (CWs: Ch 26 for Rape of a POV character by a POV character; Ch 28: Threat of rape/sexual coercion; Ch 29: contemplation of rape by a POV character; confrontation of a rapist by his victim; denial of a rape victims claims by a group/doubt of the victims sanity; a lot of angry confrontations and discussions of the rape) 

 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 38: Ship of Destiny - Chapters 20-24.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Jenny, Eli and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Episode 37: Ship of Destiny Chapters 15-19

June 22nd, 2020

The BKR crew tries to figure out how, exactly, dragons spin their eyes and come up with a hit for Maulkin and the Tangles while discussing what's going on with Selden. Bolt is up to no good and Bingtown is under attack!

No CWs in this section.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 20-24  (CWs: Chapter 22 for mention of rape of a child and threat of rape to a POV character; Chapter 23 for assault trauma, threat of rape to a POV character)

 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 37: Ship of Destiny - Chapters 15-19.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Jenny, Elena, Eli and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

 

Episode 36: Ship of Destiny Chapters 10-14

June 15th, 2020

In this episode of Buckkeep Radio the crew forms a band called Maulkin and the Tangles! The Bingtown Traders are planning something, Tintaglia has a job for humanity, Brashen and Althea give us the romance novel we've been craving, Bolt orders people around and Paragon reveals all?

 

CWs on Ch 13 for harassment and groping and threats of rape; and Ch 14 for allusion to child abuse.  

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 15-19  (No CWs for this reading section)

 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 36: Ship of Destiny - Chapters 10-14.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Jenny, Elena, Eli and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Episode 35: Ship of Destiny Ch 5 - 9

June 8th, 2020

In this episode of Buckkeep Radio we cover Serilla's increasingly bizarre machinations, Grag tries again, Tintaglia goes on a memory tour, Kekki isn't doing so great, a serpent sings and avast! A Pirate Battle!

CW reminder:  Ch 5 for discussion of details surrounding Althea’s attempted rape; Ch 6 for rape trauma re Serilla; Ch 8: Malta is threatened with rape and Ch 9 there is discussion of the rape of slaves.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 10-14  (CWs: Ch 13 harassment/groping/threats of rape)

 

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Buckkeep Radio - Episode 35: Ship of Destiny - Ch 5-9.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Eli, Jenny, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Monday, June 1st Update

June 1st, 2020

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Episode 34: Ship of Destiny Prologue - Ch 4

May 25th, 2020

We've started the last book of the Liveship Traders Trilogy. Ship of Destiny ahoy! She Who Remembers is remembering, TINTAGLIA is flying, Vivacia isn't who she thinks she is. The stage is set!

No CWs for this reading section.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Ch 5-9  (CWs: Ch 5 for discussion of details surrounding Althea’s attempted rape; Ch 6 for rape trauma re Serilla; Ch 8: Malta is threatened with rape)

 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 34: Ship of Destiny - Prologue - Ch 4.  Featuring Rachel, Eli, Jenny, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Episode 33: Mad Ship Chapters 36- Epilogue

May 15th, 2020

We have finished Mad Ship! This episode covers the last few chapters and the epilogue. Please, all rise for, TINTAGLIA. Selden has entered the chat. Amber and Paragon have a very interesting conversation. Satrap Costco can't open a door. It's Tangle Time!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting with our Ship of Destiny episodes we will be moving our posting date to Mondays. We're not taking a break, our next episode will post May 25th.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Ship of Destiny Chapters Prologue - Chapter 4 

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 33: Mad Ship - Chapter 36-40.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Eli, Jenny, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

 

Episode 32: Mad Ship Chapters 31-35

May 8th, 2020

We're going to a ball! And Trehaug! And Others Island! It's a party and not quite all is revealed in the penultimate section of our read through of Mad Ship.

CW for Chapter 31 for rape related trauma. Chapter starts at 2:15; summary ends at 6:35. Chapter discussion ends at 18:00

CW for Chapter 33 for attempted rape of a POV character. Chapter summary starts at 33:40; summary ends at 43:00. Chapter discussion ends at 56:55

Random links:

Yes, Rachel made a playlist for her Bingtown Convergence joke. You can find it in our extras

Here's the book we talked about in the middle.

 

NEXT EPISODE: Mad Ship Chapters 36-40 (last section of Mad Ship)

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 32: Mad Ship - Chapter 31-35.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Eli, Jenny, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine

Episode 31: Mad Ship Chapters 26-30

May 1st, 2020

This latest section of Mad Ship delves into mysterious histories including Paragon's construction, the shadow economy of the Rain Wilds, and Amber's past. Kennit gets very mad about being very muddy, Serilla has shoes full of earrings and Reyn is starting to grow on us. 

CW on Chapter 29 for Rape Trauma. Chapter 29 summary begins at 51 minutes; ends at 57.30. Chapter discussion ends at 66 minutes.
Additional CW for discussion of rape as a literary device in the spoiler section at 1 hour 50 minutes until end.   

NEXT EPISODE: Mad Ship Chapters 31-35 (CWs on Chapter 31 for discussion of rape-related trauma and Chapter 33 for attempted rape of a POV character)

Buckkeep Radio - Episode 31: Mad Ship - Chapter 26-30.  Featuring Rachel, Alyssa, Eli, Jenny, Elena and Ashley.

The Realm of the Elderlings novels are written by Robin Hobb.

Our theme is The Streets of Sant-Ivo by Mid-Air Machine