April 8, 2021
Gom Jabbar is evolving and we want to share a small update with our listeners. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements coming soon!
March 26, 2021
Abu and Leo continue reading the Dune: House Atreides comic book, an ongoing prequel series that explores the decades leading up to the events of Dune.
March 12, 2021
Abu and Leo unpack their complicated feelings about infamous avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision for his failed film adaption of Dune.
Feb. 26, 2021
Abu and Leo explore the two wildly different approaches to science and technology in the Dune universe.
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.
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.
Jan. 15, 2021
Abu and Leo share their insights and impressions of issues #1 and #2 of the Dune: House Atreides comic book, an ongoing prequel series that explores the decades leading up to the events 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.
Nov. 27, 2020
We'll be off for the next few weeks for the holidays.Abu and Leo will be stuffing their faces with pie as they plan some amazing upcoming episodes, including some great ideas from our listeners!
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.
Oct. 30, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the lives and legacies of Paul and Leto II, from their struggles with prescient abilities to their internal turmoil as leaders and legends.
Oct. 16, 2020
Abu and Leo give an overview of the many factions moviegoers and new readers will encounter in the Dune universe, from the Atreides and Harkonnen to the Bene Gesserit and Spacing Guild.
Oct. 2, 2020
Abu and Leo travel to Planet Ecaz, one of the most underrated planets in the Dune universe, to study the many useful and dangerous plants found on its surface.
Sept. 18, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the absolutely wild life of the single most important person in the history of the Dune universe: Ibrahim Vaughn Holtzman.
Sept. 10, 2020
Abu and Leo geek out about the first official look at Dune and spend way too much time breaking down a 3-minute trailer.
Aug. 28, 2020
Abu and Leo explore how Fremen culture on Arrakis was manipulated as the political and ecological landscape of the planet changed.This episode contains major SPOILERS for all of Frank Herbert's novels.
Aug. 14, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the long and brutal history of the Fremen people, from the generations of persecution during the Zensunni Migration to the hardships they faced on Arrakis.
July 31, 2020
In this special episode, Abu and Leo speak with Martijn, an indie board game creator who is hard at work developing a Dune tabletop game.
July 17, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the unique technology of the Dune universe and unpack how everything from ornithopters to glowglobes was shaped by major historical events.
July 3, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the brutal origins of the fiercest and most feared warriors in the entire galaxy: the Sardaukar.
June 26, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the humanity of mentats in Dune and examine the lives of iconic characters like Thufir Hawat and Piter de Vries in order to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of these human computers.
June 19, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the history and significance of mentats in the story of Dune.
June 12, 2020
Abu and Leo explore the key events that shaped human history during the 10,000-year period from formation of the Spacing Guild to the first pages of Dune.
June 12, 2020
In our inaugural episode, Abu and Leo dive into their history books and cover the 20,000 years of human history before the formation of the Spacing Guild.