Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 172: #notAllAstrologers
January 8, 2016 7:11 AM - Subscribe

While in London in December, the Consulting Occultist got a sneak peek at key items of John Dee’s book collection. Join us in previewing the upcoming exhibit Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee, which runs Jan 18-July 29 at the Royal College of Physicians.

Then we turn to the Gaming Hut for a consideration of apparent versus actual complexity in roleplaying games, and how to present simple game systems so they look as easy to run as they actually are.

Finally, if we were recently in London, you know that the time has come for another epic installment of Ken’s Bookshelf.
posted by graymouser (4 comments total)

The podcast's discussion of Tom Reiss's The Orientalist and Essad Bey (Lev Nussimbaum) reminded me that I should read Ali and Nino one of these days. I've heard it's a pretty good romance of the old orientalist pulp school.
posted by Gnatcho at 8:01 PM on January 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

That book summary is a godsend. Thanks!
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:51 AM on January 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

I kind of enjoy the Ken's Bookshelf segments, but it's often kind of hard to keep track, especially if you are listening and walking at the same time. Ditto for the film review segments.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:52 AM on January 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

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