Daemons Discuss!

75 EpisodesProduced by Daemons Domain (Angela, Jean & Valerie)

Angela, Jean and Valerie (aka 'The Daemons') are long-time fans of the All Souls universe -- created by Deborah Harkness -- and enjoy discussing the show A Discovery of Witches! During off-season, they return to their first loves -- the books that the show is based on. In addition to covering the tr… read more

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The One With the Word

April 19th, 2019


SON ch 23

Diana has just miscarried, and Matthew is a Mess™. We all examine our feelings and reactions to both characters in this episode. We also gather around with the witches to watch Diana cast her forespell! You …

A Discovery of Witches - The One With the Bold Wish List (feat. Laura Ventura)

April 5th, 2019


ADOW S1 - The Bold Wish List!

(SPOILER ALERT! Book spoilers throughout this episode!)

One of the directors of All Souls Con, and the person behind The …

Get Ready for A Discovery of Witches (again!)

March 25th, 2019


US cable subscribers, A Discovery of Witches is coming on April 7th, 2019 to AMC and BBC America!

  • See full show notes (this is where to enter that …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, The Binge (feat. Renee Rozniatoski)

March 15th, 2019


ADOW S1 - The Binge!

(SPOILER ALERT! Book spoilers throughout this episodes!)

All Souls Discussion Group Moderator, Renee joins us from Facebook’s …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 8

March 8th, 2019



In every ending, there is a new beginning; it's time to witness this end, and anticipate the new beginning.


From the press release:

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 7

March 1st, 2019



Welcome to the family, Matthew! Let's meet Sarah, Emily, Tabitha and the Bishop House.


From the press release:

After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 6

February 22nd, 2019



Matthew needs to find Diana ... and so does Baldwin. Their motivations clash in a vampiric display of will. Meanwhile, somewhere in a crumbling castle, Diana has to stave off a determined ('sadistic' is more …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 5

February 15th, 2019



So much happens! Ysabeau spills the tea on Matthew's past, we get to see vampires hunting, we watch the Congregation plotting (together and against one another!), and we learn how Matthew actually feels about …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 4

February 8th, 2019



We meet Ysabeau, Marthe, Baldwin, and we get to see The Congregation assemble. Seriously, what could go wrong? Dinner, dancing, glaem, …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 3

February 1st, 2019



Well, here it is. The Old Lodge, the dinner and as Angela says, phase 1 of Operation Tenth Knot begins . . .


From the press release:

Domenico takes information he’s extracted from Satu to menacing …

The One With Deb (feat. Deborah Harkness)

January 29th, 2019


Listeners, you really are in for a treat today! Fresh from her attendance of the National Television Awards, Deb dropped in to talk A Discovery of …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 2

January 25th, 2019



Traveling further in the small-screen universe, we meet some new characters on screen: Juliette, Hamish, Domenico and Gerbert! All sorts of …

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 1

January 18th, 2019



Our impressions, feelings, nitpicking, drooling, squee-ing, dying on/over episode one, series/season (pick your flavor) one of A Discovery …

Are You Ready for A Discovery of Witches?

January 3rd, 2019


Well?! Are you ready? WE ARE! We are sooo excited to share our excitement over the TV adaptation of our very favorite series, The All Souls Trilogy

The One With Festivus for the Rest of Us

December 12th, 2018


It's our holiday episode! We love to test the waters with different traditions, and this year we are doing Festivus (of Seinfield fame)! Feats of …

The One With Fake Angela (feat. Laura Ventura)

November 29th, 2018


All Souls Con 2019 is coming sooner than we think! As is our tradition (since the beginning of this podcast), we invited Laura Ventura (co-director …

Turkey Day 2018

November 21st, 2018


Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! US and Canadian listeners: don't forget to use our promo codes for Sundance Now or Shudder! Tune in to us next …

The One With the Daughter of the Moon

November 8th, 2018


SON ch 22

This chapter is so jam-packed with different storylines, that we had no clue what to name it! There's the Rede, and Diana's new little gathering of witches that will help her with her magic. There's Jack …

The One With the Entrance Exam

October 24th, 2018


SON ch 21

Join us as we meet the wise Goody Alsop. She reveals the whole story behind Diana Bishop's erratic powers to her, Matthew Clairmont …

Bonus Edition - The One With Jerry and the Encore

October 17th, 2018



Jerry is at it again ...

It's ok, because we always have a plan "B" and this is it.

Enjoy this encore airing of one of our earliest episodes, chosen because this is where we found our groove! This is where we …

Bonus Edition - The Trifecta

October 3rd, 2018


Time's Convert Review

It's been a couple of weeks since Time's Convert has come out, and we figured it was time to discuss this book. This is a general overview; chapters discussion deep-dives are to come once we get …

The One With the Revolutionary Rake

September 19th, 2018


SON ch 20

This is where it all began! We imagine the fandom is currently in the midst of reading Time's Convert (released on the 18th of September 2018). A good part of that story covers Marcus and Phoebe, and today we …

The One With the Chicken and the Egg

September 5th, 2018


SON ch 19

A visit with Mary, Hilliard miniatures, and a teen witch! So much to unpack in this chapter! We come to it with new eyes because we find surprising parallels, unexpected character traits, and a key phrase we've …

Bonus Edition - Philly Busted!

August 22nd, 2018


Philly or bust? Nah! Philly's been busted! Story time! Our Daemonic adventures from All Souls Con 2018

Bonus Edition - The One With the Shenanigans (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)

August 8th, 2018


We talk science, fandom, characters, All Souls Con, and so many other things in this relaxed (even for us) roundtable discussion with Dr. Shelli …

The One With the Vampire King

July 25th, 2018


SON ch 18

We meet Andrew Hubbard, and according to Gallowglass and Hancock, we probably should've met him much earlier. Our thoughts on him range from …

The One With the Trip to the Mall

July 10th, 2018


SON ch 17

Join us as we follow Monsieur Pierre Cornu as he chases his errant charge, Diana Bishop, all over London! She's shopping for ink, sealing …

The One With the Sidekicks

June 21st, 2018


We started out thinking we'd just examine two of the sidekicks in this trilogy (Hancock and Domenico), but we wound up examining others as well! We touch on Miriam, Hamish, Sarah and some of the situations they deal …

Bonus Edition - Exploring the World of All Souls

June 7th, 2018


The World of All Souls - a general discussion

Just like the title states, we explore The World of All Souls together in this bonus episode of Daemons …

The One With the Strange Bee

May 24th, 2018


SON ch 16

After reveling in the knowledge of the expansion of their family, Matthew Clairmont considers what it will take to keep his wife occupied and happy in her new century. Prayer and physic alone won't do it. It's …

The One With the Menagerie

May 10th, 2018


SON ch 15

Hello, Elizabeth's London! We begin with Gallowglass sailing it like he stole it (well he did, kind of!), and end with some really big news! …

The One With the Freezer

April 26th, 2018


SON ch 13-14

Beginnings, endings -- change. Boy, do we get a dose of all three throughout these two chapters! We watch Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont take their first steps as an "official" husband and wife team. We …

The One With the "D"

April 12th, 2018


SON ch 12

Here it is folks, the moment we've been waiting for! Finally, the chance to actually title an episode this, after some off-handed remarks in …

The One With Wordplay, Swordplay, and Bloodplay

March 29th, 2018


SON ch 11

Well, the title tells the story. Wordplay: Matthew Clairmont and Philippe de Clermont have words to throw at each other! Sharp and pointed like the swords they pick up later, we learn how they interact in …

The One With the Baggage

March 15th, 2018


SON ch 10

Matthew Clarimont has a ton of baggage and Philippe de Clermont is giving Diana decluttering advice! It's time to unpack! Later on, we add our own baggage to the pile. Long episode, so those of you sticking to …

The One With the Puny Son

March 1st, 2018


SON Ch 9

Matthew Clairmont is absolutely puny according to Philippe de Clermont. He's not been taking care of himself properly, and needs excercise! …

The One With the Prince

February 15th, 2018


SON ch 8

Off to Sept-Tours we go! 1590's style! As we travel with Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop, we make a few stops. With each step closer to Philippe de Clermont, we not only wonder about him, but we start to …

The One With the Creepers

February 1st, 2018


SON ch 7

Creepers be a-creepin'! We examine the first anomaly that crops up in Shadow of Night. Who is Rima Jaén, and what has she done with the normal cast and crew?! Where is this place she works? How does this play in …

The One With the Non-Berserker

January 18th, 2018


Gallowglass. That's what we're talking about here! Daemons and Discussers alike have the feels! Both good and bad! We also discuss our own reception …

The One With the Secrets and Surprises

January 4th, 2018


SON ch 5 & 6

Let's talk about the secrets and surprises we receive in these chapters, shall we?! As part of her elucidation lessons directed by George Chapman, Diana is reading the Faerie Queene (by Edmund Spenser). …

The One With Good Intentions

December 21st, 2017


We called this one "Good Intentions," because we've got them! We are light on All Souls specific discussion in this episode, yet heavy on …

The One With the Hag

December 7th, 2017


SON ch 3 & 4

Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop get around to acknowledging the need for some witchy guidance. The intent: to return back to the present time armed with Diana's new magic, ward off the Congregation, …

The One With the Boys

November 21st, 2017


SON - ch 1 & 2

The reader, like the collective heap of vampire and witch, is splashed into 1590, and it seems the temperature not as quite as …

The One With Dosage Compensation (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)

November 9th, 2017


We welcome back our favorite vampire scientist, Shelli! We ply her with more questions, and then drift into our reflections of our latest re-read of A Discovery of Witches. Beware! We subject-hop like crazy in this one. …

The One With the Unexpected Visitors

October 26th, 2017


ADOW ch 39-43

Endings, beginnings, change . . . we close the chapters of A Discovery of Witches. But first we observe Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont meeting Sophie and Nathaniel, and contemplate what their sudden …

The One With the Vampire Scientists (feat. Dr. Shelli Carter)

October 12th, 2017


Description: ADOW ch 35-38

Settled into the Bishop house, Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop are faced with many problems: avoiding the wrath of the congregation, making sense of Diana's magical limitations, and the …

Bonus Edition! It Begins With Absinthe and Disaster

October 2nd, 2017


2017 All Souls Con has come and gone, and we exaggerate a bit when we say 'disaster,' because considering the circumstances, we came out way ahead! …

Bonus Edition! Discussers React!

September 14th, 2017


😆 Consider this bonus episode a big old 'Housekeeping' segment. We get Discusser reactions to the earlier casting news (we only read a few, and the …

Special Edition, The One With Some Creatures - DDSE5

September 11th, 2017


More casting news! Here we are again with yet another special edition! This time we have our podcasting microphones connected and can act like we've done this before (maybe because now we have? 😉). Busy Daemons! Busy …

The One With the Bite

August 30th, 2017


ADOW - ch. 30 -34

Enter Baldwin Montclair! Valerie patiently indulges Angela and Jean (truthfully, she gleefully eggs them on -- that might explain …

Special Edition, The One With Our Witch and Vampire - DDSE4

August 23rd, 2017


Recorded the morning of the announcement (August 22nd, 2017), we are reacting to the news of who will play Matthew Clairmont, and Diana Bishop! Excuse the audio in spots -- this was produced on the fly! We are pleased …

The One With the Dream and the Dungeon

August 16th, 2017


ADOW - Ch 26-29

A collection of the most blissful and the most frightening chapters rolled up in one discussion! This discussion opens with Matthew …

The One With the Kingmaker

August 2nd, 2017


Philippe de Clermont. Need we say more? Truly, that name was made for the proverbial mike-drop. Nonetheless, we make a valiant attempt at profiling …

The One With the Visions, the Vow and the Venetian

July 19th, 2017


ADOW - Ch. 21-25

Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop have reached a new height in their relationship! Great, right? Well ... Ysabeau is skeptical, Matthew is tentative, and Domenico really has something to say about it, …

The One Without Modern Sensibilities

July 4th, 2017


Since we are more than halfway through the chapters of A Discovery of Witches, it's time to start priming ourselves for the next volume in the …

The One With the Fortress

June 14th, 2017


ADOW - Ch. 16-20

We journey further into Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont's new budding relationship. We find out Marcus is Matthew's son and get a bit of his background. We get a whiff of some of Matthew's secrets. We …

Special Edition, The One With the Campaigner - DDSE3

May 31st, 2017


Today we are talking with one of our favorite fellow fan-girls, our friend, and now an official "friend of the podcast," Laura Ventura! Not only is …

The One With the Owl

May 17th, 2017


ADOW - ch. 11-15

Originally this was to be called "The One With the Dates," but hey. We're Daemons. We change our minds sometimes. We talk about start of the whirlwind courtship that eventually — in about +/- 70 chapters …

Special Edition, The One With the Yogini - DDSE2

May 3rd, 2017


If you've followed us for a while, you'll remember our Daemons Domain guest blogger, Aly Davis. She's an All Souls Trilogy fan and a fearless yogini …

The One With Hamish in the Middle

April 19th, 2017


ADOW - ch. 6-10

Onward! We travel a little further in this adventure called A Discovery of Witches. This take is named "Hamish in the Middle" because his chapter is in the middle of this batch of chapters! We learn a …

The One With the X's and the Y's

April 5th, 2017


Well, this discussion sure threw us for a loop! Gender roles in the All Souls Trilogy tend to challenge what the reader may consider 'the norm'. We …

The One With the First Five

March 22nd, 2017


ADOW - ch. 1-5

Time has arrived for us to start diving into these books! Now that we've covered many of the primer subjects, it's given us sufficient …

The One With the Moments

March 9th, 2017


Before we get into chapter discussions (now that we've done many of the primer subjects relating to this trilogy), we wanted to reflect on some of the moments throughout the Trilogy that talked to us, and how we related …

The One With Anger Management

February 22nd, 2017


Blood rage is an affliction that was kept in the closet in the All Souls Universe (as was the existence of weavers). In this episode we tackle the …

The One With the Experiments

February 8th, 2017


The dreaded (well, we dreaded it!) episode on alchemy! What an intimidating topic! We do a very (very, very, very) basic overview on alchemy in this episode. We did it with the help of a beginner’s book on alchemy and a …

Special Edition, The One With the Good News - DDSE1

January 30th, 2017


Save the date! September 23rd, 2017 - All Souls Con 2017 is coming! If you missed the one in 2015, now's your chance to make plans and participate …

The One With the Sun King and the Moon Queen

January 16th, 2017


The Aurora Consurgens is subject matter that we have covered in a post on Daemons Domain, so let's discuss it! Not unlike the pictures of the Alchemical Wedding, the verses of the Aurora Consurgens project the image of …

The One With Personality

January 2nd, 2017


Happy New Year! Now that the festivities of the season are in past tense, let's dive right in! We've always been fascinated by the personalities of the characters in this series. So fascinated in fact, that we took it a …

The One With the Happy Holidays

December 19th, 2016


The title says it all! Happy Holidays to everyone in the All Souls family! In this episode we discuss holiday celebrations within the trilogy, our …

The One With The Most Exquisite Creatures

December 5th, 2016


The most exquisite creatures! Ok, we are biased. This is the episode where we discuss the "ae" daemons. The creatures in the All Souls Trilogy that …

The One With Our TV Wish List

November 21st, 2016


Caution! Recorded at night (wine may or may not have been involved), so excuse the silliness! This is us just discussing our general wish list when …

The One with the Witches

November 8th, 2016


Time to talk about Diana's people! The Witches! In A Discovery of Witches, witches either fell into the catagory spell-casters, or elemental witches. Turns out there were more types of witches (weavers!), as there are …

The One with the Other Books

October 24th, 2016


The more formal title of this would be "What to read while waiting for The Serpent's Mirror, the TV series and more!" - We discuss books and series …

The One With All of the Vampires

September 18th, 2016


Description: A brief comparison between famous literary vampires (written by Polidori, Stoker, Rice, Meyer and more) and the vampires we are familiar …

The One where We Tell You About Ourselves

September 18th, 2016


Brief synopsis of how we met, how we came to these books, what the heck we are doing with this podcast (hint - your guess is as good as ours!), and …

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