These dudes have great chemistry and you can tell that they are really passionate about Dune. They explore not just the series but the wider Dune universe. 10 out of 5
I just discovered Abu and Leo’s amazing podcast and have been non stop binging it. I’m so grateful for expanding on this universe that has been my favorite book since I was 14 and have reread over and over again for the last 25 years. It’s also amazing for someone just getting into this universe. Six stars!!
Only listened to one episode, but these guys have great chemistry. They really know their Dune, and I love their energy
I love how these 2 grown guys giggle with glee talking about all things Dune.. love the thought and knowledge put into explaining the world of Dune... enjoy listening to these guys v much
Exactly what I was looking for as I dig deeper into the world of Dune. Abu and Leo are hilarious, and are exactly the geek friends you want to chat Dune for hours with.
Thank you! Well done. I’m overall impressed so much by the quality of the podcast, the amount of obvious time and energy spent researching and preparing for the podcast, as well as the well spoken and intelligent dialogue where we as die hard Dune fans can dive into the meanings of the greatest Sci Fi masterpiece ever written. I die laughing every time I hear the genius and creative quotes you say at the beginning. Genius. Just love it. I am a truck driver so I have searched through and listened to many a podcast… but I must say you are number one in my book. Keep it up and thank you for making Dune fans so happy.
Amazing!! This podcast has me hooked! Thank you.
I’m enjoying the exploration of the Dune universe. I’ve read the books by FH a dozen times since high school, but I’ve never explored the backstory or peripheral material, so this is very enlightening.
I don’t feel so alone tackling the Dune universe with this podcast and I am able to glean much more depth from the pages than if I were reading alone. Thank you Abu and Leo for all of your time and dedication. Their spoiler warnings are always accurate and never give away or allude to spoiler material which is greatly appreciated. Some of the content when they go a little off-script with their school boy level humor may have you rolling your eyes at times, but their insight and perspective of the dune lore is so valuable for first time readers and long-time fans. You can tell they love what they’re doing and are very good at it. I applaud the book club episodes, especially how they slowed down for dune messiah and really break down the episodes and deep dive into the take-always. I highly recommend this podcast for established or aspiring dune fans.
These guys are so warm and engaging. I read the books decades ago and forgot so much, but Leo and Abu bring to light all the richness and depths of Dune. Plus they connect everything to contemporary culture, and ideas. Just woderful! The episode Road to Dune for example, gives us a thoughtful review of the writing process, publishing history, and the story’s key concepts. So good!
I love that you do both the book club but also deep deep dives of random universe facts and lore. You make the dune universe so accessible and entertaining. Also to be honest I love Leo’s voice, it’s very calming. Would listen to you talk about anything.
Until I found this podcast - Abu and Leo really really make this a thing I want to engage with through them!
Who in the world wants to read an encyclopedia of Dune? Abu and Leo. They share all these great details in the context of the books/movie making the reading/watching experience so much richer. Thanks for all the hard work, guys! Loving the podcast.
I love these guys. They have taken on my favorite book series and dive deep. From their character episodes to the book club, they make me want to read The whole series again, again. Hilarious, informative, and so much fun. I can’t wait for each new show!
I didn’t know this existed till today and feel like a part of my life is now complete. These guys make the long work hours more bearable. The banter is great and the knowledge is even better
The podcast is fun and these two are pretty funny. There are times though where is seems that they just discovered cursing and over do it on some things or beat the same joke to death, but nonetheless, the podcast is still a fun when talking about Dune and not making bad jokes.
A fun, informative and positive podcast. Their love and passion for Dune shows in each episode. It’s a good change of pace from all the gate keeper fanboy nerd rage that the internet is well known for. This has been the go-to podcast for people I’ve introduced to the franchise. Also the production quality is outstanding. Being a audio engineer myself I judge podcasts rather harshly but Gom Jabbar is the kind of professional broadcast we’ve come to know from Lore Party. 👍👍
Incredibly fun listening to Abu and Leo (Bul-O? Labu? hmm…). Their wit, camaraderie and deep knowledge of and love for the greatest science fiction series, EVER, makes for an engaging, fast-paced no-ship sail through the Dune universe. As we say in House Hawai’i, Mahalo!
Abu and Leo are great. The lore and discussions around it are wonderful for both people super intimate with the Duniverse and for newcomers alike. This is doubly so since there are spoiler free episodes. I also really appreciate the joy and passion that comes bubbling through in each episode and their amazing humor. If you love Dune or are just curious this is definitely a podcast worth listening to.
I listen to a lot of podcasts but it wasn’t until Gom Jabbar that I joined Patreon. One of best researched podcasts I have listens to. These work so hard. It’s amazing!
I listened to a few episodes and really enjoyed our boys' deep analysis and hilarious banter. I am a Huge book fan, read them all! So I appreciate the deep takes and respect the spoiler warnings. I have now gone back to ep 1 and intend to listen all the way through. Great work guys, keep it up! David 😉
Bene Tleilax proffers to you its countenance for your magnanimous works towards our collective.
I appreciate your organized, informative and funny podcast on a very cool subject. Your book club episodes are awesome. I listened to the entire 10 part book club for the original book and really enjoyed it and laughed at all the geeky jokes as well. I wish I knew about this podcast when I first read Dune… especially in that first 300 pages… but it was really fun revisiting the first book just listening the book club. I’m also loving your Dune Messiah book club and can’t wait for more episodes on that amazing book. If you are a first time reader of Dune, I highly recommend listening to the first two episodes then as you read, follow along with the book club episodes. It will make your first read a very good experience, I’m sure. Great job, I know it’s hard work but keep it up!
Man you guys are awesome! I’m totally geeking out on your podcasts. And I’m not sayin this to blow your skirts up either. I’m having so much fun listening to you guys. I actually listened to the full 3+ hour deep dive and ate it up. You both crack me up and I love your laughs!
Love everything these guys do. Episodes are informative, funny, and always scratch my Dune itch.
I’ve been reading Dune this year and the moment I walked out of the theater I knew I wanted more. Not just more books (which of course there are), but more *everything* relating to Dune. I was hoping for a podcast that could be that, and this has done it. Well done. 10/10 because 5 stars isn’t high enough.
I found this podcast looking for a companion explanation of Dune while reading it before the movie comes out! The book club episodes are excellent and I absolutely love the extra “spice morsels” that give extra context to some of the items/ people/ history/etc of Dune that wouldn’t be able to be explained by just reading the book! I hope the book club continues through the series!