All Episodes

Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 4)

Sept. 23, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their read-through of Children of Dune with a deep dive into pages 149-203 of the novel.

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.

Mailbag: Fremen Dating, Dune TV Adaptations, and Other Memory

Sept. 9, 2022

Abu and Leo respond to listener messages and explore how Other Memory works, share their ideas on how they'd adapt Dune into a television show, and imagine what it must be like dating in a sietch community.

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!

Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 3)

Aug. 26, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their read-through of Children of Dune with a deep dive into pages 100-148 of the novel. They explore the Preacher's political views and Leto's manipulation of his grandmother.

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.

Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 2)

Aug. 12, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their read-through of Children of Dune with a deep dive into pages 53-99 of the novel. They explore Ghanima's heartbreaking conversation with her grandmother and the tragedy of Alia's life. This episo…

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.

SyFy Channel Miniseries: Frank Herbert's Dune (Part 3)

July 29, 2022

Abu and Leo complete their dive deep into SyFy Channel's "Frank Herbert's Dune" and explore Part 3 of the miniseries.

Dune: House Atreides Issues #11 and #12

July 22, 2022

Abu and Leo finish their coverage of the Dune: House Atreides comic book, a prequel that explores the decades leading up to the events of Dune.

SyFy Channel Miniseries: Frank Herbert's Dune (Part 2)

July 15, 2022

Abu and Leo continue their deep dive into SyFy Channel's "Frank Herbert's Dune" and explore Part 2 of the miniseries.

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.

SyFy Channel Miniseries: Frank Herbert's Dune (Part 1)

July 1, 2022

Abu and Leo revisit the ancient year of 2,000 AD to dive deep into the SyFy Channel miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune" starring William Hurt, Alec Newman, and Saskia Reeves.

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.

Dune (2021) Movie Watch Along

June 17, 2022

Abu and Leo revisit the Dune movie, and this time you're invited!

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.

Interview With Modiphius Entertainment About the Dune RPG Game

June 3, 2022

Abu and Leo interview Chris Birch and Andrew Peregrine from Modiphius Entertainment about their incredible RPG game Dune: Adventures in the Imperium.

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.

Book Club: Children of Dune (Part 1)

May 20, 2022

Abu and Leo begin their journey into Children of Dune with a deep dive into pages 1-52 of the novel.

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.

Book Club: Dune Messiah (Part 8)

May 6, 2022

Abu and Leo wrap up their read-through of Dune Messiah by responding to listener messages and discussing the big-picture themes of the book.

Children of Dune Book Club, Merch, and Patreon Update

April 29, 2022

Save the date, ya'll. Our Children of Dune book club series starts on May 20. We'll also be releasing amazing new merch that day, and our Patreon tiers are getting discounted. So many exciting updates! Support us on Patreon…

Book Club: Dune Messiah (Part 7)

April 22, 2022

Abu and Leo complete their read-through of Dune Messiah with a deep dive into pages 304-337 of the novel.

Mailbag (April 2022)

April 15, 2022

In this special mailbag episode, Abu and Leo open up your distrans and respond to listener questions.