episode 61 — midnight circus

Changeling the Podcast
episode 61 — midnight circus

Egads! a crossover!

We’re joining forces with Josh Heath of the inestimable Werewolf: the Podcast and Terry Robinson of the redoubtable Mage: the Podcast to talk about Midnight Circus, an all-line World of Darkness book from the glory days of the mid-90s. This is back in time for all of us, relative to our respective readthroughs of each game’s books, but the concept of “diabolical circus” never really goes out of fashion. So, we’re doing a round robin discussion that touches on the various bits of lore, magic, mystery, and story that permeate the pages—and quite a bit there is of all of the above. You may recall that in our television episode, we mentioned Carnivàle as an inspiration for Changeling; this book taps into that same source of ideas.

Now for the links!

And the usual mishmash of social things from our side:

your hosts

Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) lurks behind the Tilt-a-Whirl and messes with the gravity.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) lives in the rigging where everything and everyone is a potential trapeze.

The procession moves on, the shouting is over,
The fabulous freaks are leaving town.
They are driven by a strange desire
Unseen by the human eye.
—Dead Can Dance, “The Carnival is Over”