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The Road to Dune (Part 2)

June 10, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their exploration of "The Road to Dune," a 2005 book detailing the origins of the iconic story.

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The Road to Dune (Part 1)

May 27, 2022

Abu and Leo get meta and explore the origins of Dune itself. They dive into The Road to Dune, a 2005 book detailing how Frank Herbert was inspired to write his sci-fi epic.

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Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles (CHOAM)

April 1, 2022

Abu and Leo grab their calculators and explore the history of CHOAM, the massive financial monopoly at the center of the galaxy's economy.

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History and Culture of the Bene Tleilax

March 18, 2022

Abu and Leo travel to the farthest corner of the galaxy to explore the history and culture of the mysterious Bene Tleilax.

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The Founding of the Spacing Guild

Feb. 4, 2022

Abu and Leo fire up their FTL drives and explore the history of the Spacing Guild.

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The Future of the Dune Universe

Dec. 10, 2021

Abu and Leo wrap up an incredible year of Dune fandom by looking ahead at what's to come.

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Spice Melange

Sept. 24, 2021

Abu and Leo explore the single most valuable substance in the galaxy: the spice melange.

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The Dune Tarot

July 16, 2021

Abu and Leo peer into the future and explore the Dune Tarot, a set of fictional tarot cards in the Dune universe that play a small but significant role in the history of the Imperium.

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The Golden Path

June 18, 2021

Abu and Leo unpack the single most important concept in the Dune universe: The Golden Path.

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The Orange Catholic Bible

May 21, 2021

Abu and Leo unpack the role that religion plays in the Dune universe by exploring the tumultuous history of the Orange Catholic Bible, a massive religious text that aimed to combine all human faiths into one book.

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Ixian vs Tleilaxu

Feb. 26, 2021

Abu and Leo explore the two wildly different approaches to science and technology in the Dune universe.

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The Amtal Rule

Feb. 12, 2021

Abu and Leo are joined by Elaine from Nerd Cookies to explore a philosophy that is core to the Dune universe: to truly know something, you have to push it beyond its limits.

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The Weapons of Dune

Jan. 29, 2021

Abu and Leo defend quick and attack slow as they explore the unique and deadly weapons found in the Dune universe, from poison-tipped bodkins to planet-destroying stone burners and everything in between.

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The Planets of Dune

Jan. 1, 2021

Abu and Leo travel across the Imperium and explore the history and significance of the key planets in the Dune universe, from the sands of Arrakis to the exotic sexual practices of Gamont.

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The Animals of Dune

Nov. 13, 2020

Abu and Leo take a trip to Frank Herbert's zoo to learn all about the cute, cuddly, and extremely dangerous animals found in the Dune universe, many of which we'll likely see in the upcoming film.