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Hell is for Writers

“We will hurt you, and we are not sorry.”

The War between Heaven and Hell

“The war between Heaven and Hell is over.” Alisa and Lani delight in a weirdly-paced but beautifully-constructed issue of Sandman, where the battle for Hell is resolved, but the main conflict is still in play.

Goodnight Raven with the Red Balloon

“There is a matter we must discuss.” Diplomacy has never been this interesting, or full of spiders. Lani and Alisa enjoy an evening of gods and demons vying for real estate in Season of Mists, Chapter 5 (SM#26).

Harry Potter in Hell (SM#25)

“Even when you’re alone… you’re not alone.” It’s what would have happened to Harry Potter if all his friends were dead and there was no magic and Hogwarts was literal Hell. Season of Mists Ch. 4 is up on #EndlessPodcast!

It's Merkins All the Way Down (SM#24)

Tonight, there will be a banquet for you. And tomorrow, we'll talk. Nature abhors a power vacuum, and everyone is after Dream's new real estate. Lani and Alisa talk snakes, solipsism, and merkins as they dive into Season of Mists Ch. 3 (SM#24)

Wingopause (SM#23)

“We do as we must do.” Lani and Alisa take on Lucifer’s midlife crisis, shadow selves and maso-narcissism as the go to Hell in Season of Mists Chapter Two (SM#23).

The Noble Knight (SM#22)

This was as bad as it got. It couldn't get any worse. Lani and Alisa talk about groveling, the Noble Knight and identity narratives as they discuss Season of Mists: Chapter 1 (SM#21).

Mellow Fruitfulness (SM#21)

“It has begun.” Lani and Alisa talk about the power of sibling relationships and great lettering as they start Season of Mists with Prologue. (SM#21)

Face in the Spag Bol (SM#20)

Oblivion isn’t an option, I’m afraid. Lani and Alisa talk masking, etymology and Death in Façade, Sandman #20.

The Exposition Fairy (SM#19)

What magic art is this? Lani and Alisa curl up on Wendel’s Mound with Morpheus and catch a special performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (SM#19).

Framing the Cat (SM#18)

Justice is a delusion you will not find on this or any other sphere. Lani and Alisa talk felines and frames in A Dream of a Thousand Cats (Sandman #18).

Am I The A**hole? (SM#17)

So tell me… where do you get your ideas? It’s a story of a muse, the writers who abuse her, and a question Morpheus should maybe ask on Reddit as Lani and Alisa discuss “Calliope” Sandman #17.

The Creatures of Desire (SM#15-16)

"Human beings are the creatures of desire. They twist and bend as I require it." Lani and Alisa finish up The Doll's House with a look at "Into the Night" and "Lost Hearts," Sandman issues 15 & 16.

Karen Berger Interview, Pt. 2

In Part 2 of our interview with DC and Sandman editor Karen Berger, Alisa and Karen talk about meeting Neil, how horror is one of the few truly visceral literary genres, and what's next for Karen as an editor at Berger Books.

Karen Berger interview, Pt. 1

Alisa chats with the woman who made Sandman happen, Karen Berger, in part one of our two-part interview, where Karen talks about what it was like being on the ground when DC changed comics forever.

Unpredictable Appetizers

Lani and Alisa pull off an impromptu and largely unscripted episode to explain why they're gonna talk about about "Into the Night" later. Also, they chat about the new Netflix promo and share big news about an upcoming Endless interview!

Black Mirror (SM#14)

“Listen to the wind. It brings bad things, Rose Walker.” Lani and Alisa talk about darkness, grapefruits and the power of the bookend as they discuss Collectors (SM#14)

How Very Dare You (SM#13)

I have always heard it was impolite to keep one’s friends waiting. Lani and Alisa track an unlikely friendship, a little historical tourism and the power of friendship to survive trauma and solipsism as they dive into The White Horse Tavern with "Men of Good Fortune." (SM#13)

Bonus: Dear Writer

Dear Writer is a Substack newsletter put out by Lani that sends two letters a week; one inspirational digest on Wednesdays, and a longer personal letter with the private podcast on Saturdays; this is that podcast.

Every Part of the Pig (SM#12)

Oh, humanity. I love you. In this episode of Endless: Brute and Glob for the win; Morpheus on a mission; and how Neil Gaiman uses every part of the pig in storytelling.

Making a New Nightmare (SM#11)

Thank you for helping me save the world from the toad-dancers of Pluto! Lani and Alisa talk about the pleasures of horror, the ideal soundtrack for reading Sandman comics, and the history of Hector and Lyta when they discuss Sandman #11, "Moving In."

From Desire to Despair (SM #10)

It's a big week! We go to a new numbering system, we meet Desire and Despair, and Alisa looks up vavasour. (Moving In, SM#10)

Lady, Listen to the Bird (SM#9)

Lani and Alisa talk mythology, men and bad decisions while examining "Tales in the Sand," the first issue of Sandman Volume 2, "The Doll's House."

The Sound of Her Wings (SM#8)

You have taught me something I had forgotten. I thank you. Lani and Alisa talk art, sound and voice as they finish up the genre-hopping first volume of Sandman, Preludes & Nocturnes.

Listen (SM#6-7)

Thank you, John Dee. Every story ends in death. Especially this one. Lani and Alisa examine “24 Hours” and “Sound and Fury” from Sandman’s first volume, Preludes and Nocturnes.

Bonus: Is Sandman a Superhero? with Joshua Unruh

Alisa and Lani weren't able to record the regular show this week, so superhero scholar Joshua Unruh steps in to chat with Lani about DC comics, Sandman through the ages and whether or not Sandman is a superhero.

I Am Hope (SM#4-5)

"Time to reclaim my own." Lani and Alisa talk trauma narratives as they follow Dream through hell and back, and then to a warehouse, on his quest to Retrieve His Stuff.

It's Only Blood (SM#2-3)

Lani and Alisa go deep into horror, comedy and fantasy as they examine Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Issues 2 & 3: "Imperfect Hosts" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

Naked Man in a Glass Box (SM#1)

In the first full episode of Endless: A Sandman Podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich and writer and DC Comics editor Alisa Kwitney talk about the opening of the Sandman comics series with Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Issue 1: Sleep of the Just.

Endless: A Sandman Podcast (Teaser)

Story expert and NYT bestselling novelist Lani Diane Rich and skeleton key author Alisa Kwitney, who was also an editor and writer for the D.C. Sandman series, introduce the teaser episode for Endless: A Sandman Podcast, coming June 29, 2021 from Chipperish Media. (transistor.fm)

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