All Episodes


The Face Dancers of Bene Tleilax

Sept. 30, 2022

The deep dive you'll regret us doing, covering everything you need to know about Tleilaxu Face Dancers


Spice Morsels: Gunseng Harkonnen, Origin of Worm Riding, and Oil Lenses

Sept. 16, 2022

Abu and Leo explore the life of the Baron Vladimir's father, unpack the history of how the Fremen came to ride worms, and take a closer look at oil lens technology.


Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Part 2)

Sept. 2, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their exploration of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, focusing on his fear, ignorance and paranoia that begin to emerge in the second half of Dune and beyond!


Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Part 1)

Aug. 19, 2022

Abu and Leo break down the early life of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, the big bad of Frank Herbert's first novel.


Spice Morsels: Wanna, Eyes of Muad'Dib, Inkvine and Chaumurky

Aug. 5, 2022

Abu and Leo share a selection of curated Spice Morsels– deep-cut lore tidbits too short for dedicated episodes but too delectable to miss.


Liet Kynes, the Planetologist of Dune

July 8, 2022

Abu and Leo unpack the life of Liet Kynes, a character torn between two worlds. They explore Liet's troubled relationship with their father and how their life mirrors the immigrant experience.


Count Hasimir Fenring

June 24, 2022

Abu and Leo explore the life of the almost-Kwisatz Haderach genetic eunuch Count Hasimir Fenring, from his earliest years in the royal court on Kaitan to his betrayal of the Emperor and ultimate exile.


Pardot Kynes and the Dream of a Green Arrakis

May 13, 2022

Abu and Leo explore the life of iconic planetary ecologist Pardot Kynes and examine his extraordinary impact on Arrakis, the Fremen, and the entire galaxy through his dream of terraforming Dune.


Duke Leto Atreides

March 4, 2022

Abu and Leo grow out their beards and explore the iconic life of Duke Leto Atreides.


Lady Jessica (Part 2)

Jan. 7, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their deep-dive into the life and legacy of Lady Jessica.


Lady Jessica (Part 1)

Nov. 26, 2021

Abu and Leo unpack the life of "the most important woman in Dune," Lady Jessica.


Piter de Vries

Oct. 15, 2021

Abu and Leo explore the traumatic life of the iconic twisted mentat Piter de Vries, from his childhood training under the Tleilaxu to his years working alongside the Baron and his crucial role in the story of Dune.


Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

Aug. 27, 2021

Abu and Leo explore the incredible life of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, from her early years as an exceptional Bene Gesserit student to her rise to power and ultimate fall from grace.


The Supporting Characters That Deserve More Love

Aug. 13, 2021

Abu and Leo dive deep into the lives of Princess Irulan, Staban Tuek, and other supporting characters in the Dune saga who deserve more time in the spotlight (and maybe even their own spin-off shows on HBO?)


Harq al-Harba, the Shakespeare of Dune

June 4, 2021

Abu and Leo explore the life of the greatest playwright in the Dune universe, Harq al-Harba.