Daemons Discuss!

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

Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- discuss the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, and The World of All Souls now, and they're absolutely dying to talk about the upcoming television series (titled A Discovery of Witches; first season is du… read more

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The One With Festivus for the Rest of Us

December 12th, 2018

1:16:32

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

1:07:20

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

2:21

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

1:39:13

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

1:32:25

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

58:13

#BlameJerry

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

1:00:57

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

1:20:38

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

1:29:31

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

1:23:05

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

August 8th, 2018

1:07:01

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

1:28:38

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

1:19:49

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

1:17:43

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

52:59

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

1:28:39

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

1:16:57

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

1:13:00

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

1:09:25

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

1:31:28

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

1:27:24

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

1:17:37

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

1:25:12

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

1:01:37

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

1:13:44

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

1:10:34

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

50:34

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

1:15:02

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

1:19:09

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

1:29:12

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

1:22:10

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

1:36:41

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

58:00
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

29:53

😆 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

18:27
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

1:31:01

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

30:53
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

1:08:51

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

1:12:20

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

1:01:48

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

48:22

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

1:23:06

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

47:47

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

1:02:17

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

1:10:47

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

52:09

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

34:39

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

55:36

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

53:46

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

46:33

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

48:48

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

12:45

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

25:04

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

54:32

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

38:53

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

53:31

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

53:59

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

41:41

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

59:37

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

40:12

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

27:25

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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