We're Starting a Reread Podcast May 4th, Starting with Mistborn 1!


We are extremely excited that at long, long last, we are starting a new podcast series where we reread various Brandon works and talk about our thoughts! This show will be both on our YouTube channel and our podcast feed, and will be weekly! We'll be starting with Mistborn: The Final Empire starting May 7th, so if you want to read along with us, get started on that! We'll be doing a Mistborn book a month until the end of October, right before The Lost Metal's release!

This is not the typical readthrough podcast, or the typical reread show. Most shows like this would go through a set of chapters or a part of the book each week. This is what we tried in Shardcast's earliest incarnation, where we did three chapters of Elantris at a time. We felt that pace was a little slow and had some problems with us keeping up excitement and pace of recording. So, our new reread show will be different: instead of going over a few chapters a week, we will have four episodes per book where we can talk about the book in a more broad sense and hit the big highlights.

We'll have an episode on general thoughts, one on characters, one on magic, and one with full-cosmere spoilers. So for Mistborn 1, the first three episodes will only have spoilers for that book until we do that fourth cosmere episode. Then, when we do Well of Ascension, that will inherently have spoilers for previous book in the series during those first three episodes, with the fourth being full-cosmere. This should hopefully be a good balance between newer readers and many of you who have read the entire cosmere. These episodes will be more around 40 minutes as well, rather than our extremely long Shardcasts!

So you can plan your own reread with us, our schedule will be:

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire, May 7th through May 25th
  • The Well of Ascension, June 1st through June 22nd
  • The Hero of Ages, June 29th through July 20th
  • Mistborn: Secret History, July 27th and August 3rd
  • The Alloy of Law, August 10th through August 31st
  • Shadows of Self, September 7th through September 28th
  • The Bands of Mourning, October 5th through October 26th

After that, we'll take a bit of a break and return in 2023 for more cosmere works and Stormlight!

We've really wanted to do a show like this for literal years. The deep-dives on Shardcast are still going to be very important, but we want to do more shows and videos than just Shardcast. We want to have content for every Brandon fan, so having both shorter content and content where we go through the books themselves was always something we wanted. Our founder, Mi'chelle, who hasn't been on many Shardcasts, has wanted to this for so long, and she will make her grand return in this show!

Don't fret, this is purely an addition to our content, and Shardcast will release at its usual pace. How will we record all of these while also doing Shardcast? Well, jokes on you: we've been recording these for ages in preparation! We're a well-oiled machine at this stage!

We hope to see you May 7th for Mistborn: The Final Empire, and we hope you enjoy this!

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Yay! Now I can just listen to this instead of rereading them myself :P I was wondering what to do since I have my own reading list of books I haven't read yet, and I was planning to try to speedrun Mistborn in between those, but this will work better. Thanks!

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You guys, you guys. Always full of surprises. This is delightful. I can't believe you've been doing this in your spare time too. Like Brandon, your productivity amazes me. This is gonna be epic, especially since you've chosen what is indisputably Brandon's best series ever my favorite series to reread. Lost Metal hype FTW!!!

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I was planning a reread leading up to the release of the conclusion of era two. This should be fun, and provides an excellent excuse to enjoy reading through the Mistborn leatherbounds once again. Looking forward to it!

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That sounds awesome! I would love some reread companions! Especially with all new Cosmere coming out! :)

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So... are we getting an episode on the short stories?

I know there's much less far-reaching than the novels and novella, but it would be nice to get something quick about them :-)

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So, for those who haven't read the entire Cosmere, will there be spoilers from other books?

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