Sockdolager Podcast Episode 2: Steven Universe

Our new issue will be out in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime we've recorded a Very Special Episode of the podcast in which we talk about our favorite genre television show, Steven Universe.  We discuss why we're excited about SU as a work of speculative fiction, what we feel can be learned from it from the perspective of short fiction writing, and what we're hoping to see going forward. (Full disclosure: there is some yelling about our feelings.)

We ramp up the "spoiler" levels of the podcast as we go, beginning with the basic premise and moving on from there, so if you haven't seen the show at all -- or have started but are trying to decide if you want to watch more -- you can go ahead and listen! We make it extremely clear when we're going to move on to the next spoiler tier.

Some links from the episode (basically all of which contain LARGE SPOILERS!)

The Extended Steven Universe Theme Song from SDCC

Shelby Cragg's lyric comic about Lapis and Jasper suffering at the bottom of the ocean.

Animated fan-video about how Sadie's life is hard, by Kevin Lordi

The Steven Crewniverse Tumblr

We'll be back in September with a normal episode about our actual fiction magazine! (And Steven Universe will ALSO be back in the next few weeks, so now's a great time to catch up! You can watch the show on Hulu, iTunes and Amazon.)