This week of Fathoms Deep, we are joined by Adam Serwer, staff writer for The Atlantic, and Jon Steinberg, Black Sails show runner and wrangler of pirates. We talk politics, history, Treasure Island, and Jon tells us his parrot head canon.
This episode dedicated to Robert Levine and his gentile encouragement.
This week on Fathoms Deep, we chat with Anna-Louise Plowman about the special space in which Mrs Hudson exists in the story of Black Sails. We talked about a very different face of civilization and how that perspective influences how we experience the world of of the pirates though very different eyes.
This week on Fathoms Deep, our Captain was worth the wait. Daphne chats with Toby Stephens about leadership, moments of honesty, being Flint and also being not-Flint since Black Sails has ended. Spoilers for all 4 seasons.
Our very first Black Sails Commentary Track! The ladies watched Black Sails Episode I (1.01) and talked the whole time. There are Spoilers here for all Four Seasons of Black Sails so this is best to have us talk over a rewatch rather than a first watch. We will do commentary tracks for all of the episodes of Black Sails for our Patreon Subscribers – some with fun guests!
Support us on Patreon to hear them all as they come out.
Daphne and Zethu finally met in person when Zethu came to New York for her new film, Mandela’s Gun, to win 3 awards at the Harlem International Film Festival. The recorded in a hotel room audio isn’t great but the conversation is. We discuss Zethu’s two films and of course the last half of Season 4 of Black Sails.
We’re (back) on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we discuss the best James Bond/Star Wars/Marvel movie we’ve ever seen, Black Panther!
This week on Can I Just Say, we discuss Jane Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility, with Black Sails actress, Louise Barnes… thereby creating possibly the best intersection of beloved stories ever? We discuss the charming Dashwood sisters, the elusive narrator, and our common love of Mrs Jennings.
This week, we grab our cameras and take to the streets to watch the world change in Marvels!
This week, we discuss secret identities, the nexus of Natalie Portman and bringing down the hammer in Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in her Veins!
This week, we reach the end of the road and discuss great motivations, cosmic action and all the spoilers in Avengers: Infinity War!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we print pamphlets for the rebellion and enjoy some time with a friend from work in Thor: Ragnarok!
This week, we enroll in superhero school and dive deep into the most tangled corner of Marvel continuity in Wolverine & The X-Men, Vol. 1!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we crush on Aunt May and try not to engage Instant Kill Mode in Spider-Man: Homecoming!
This week, we learn the basics of the private-eye life and console ourselves with mini-doughnuts in Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week we discuss daddy issues and charge up our Zunes in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!
This week, we cast the pod cosmic as we discuss the Doctor Who-inflected adventures of Silver Surfer Vol. 1: New Dawn!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week we master the arcane arts and American accents with equal ease in Doctor Strange!
This week: clones, claws and cliffhangers! We always heal but we never stop hurting in All-New Wolverine Vol. 1!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, you got your Avengers movie in my Cap movie, and we all love Underoos in Captain America: Civil War!
This week, we unite the witches and the shifters by loving Molly Knox Ostertag’s all-ages graphic novel The Witch Boy!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, size isn’t everything and Baskin Robbins don’t play in Ant-Man!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, the city is flying and we’re fighting an army of robots, and we have bows and arrows. Nothing makes sense in Avengers: Age of Ultron!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we sing, we dance, we steal things in Guardians Of The Galaxy!
This week, we visit the far-future year of 2016 to talk about tiny cars, abandoned malls and imminent mortality in Paper Girls, Vol. 2!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, get the Cap and Nat road movie the world demanded in Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
This week, we will talk about expensive dinosaurs, bisexual tension and the slowest hack in history in episodes six to ten of Marvel’s Runaways!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we return to Asgard for the MCU/Doctor Who crossover the world demanded in Thor: The Dark World!
This week, we will talk about heroism, identity, building bridges and the wonderful women of Wakanda in Black Panther!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we get heated about Extremis and WAR MACHINE ROX in Iron Man 3!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we bring the party to you with The Avengers!
This week, we talk about dinosaurs and domestic drama in the first five episodes of Marvel’s Runaways!
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, take the super soldier serum and plant ourselves like a tree by the river of truth with Captain America!
This week, we fire up our phone-tasers and talk about teen supergeniuses with Nadia Pym, The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1: Unstoppable!!
This week on Fathoms Deep, we are lucky enough to have a second visit with Toby Schmitz to discuss Season 4 of Black Sails and the Rat that got the whole Damned Boulangerie.
We’re on the Road to Infinity War with our Marvel commentary series — and this week, we chase Meow-Meow to New Mexico in the beautiful and bombastic Thor!
This week, we share magical-girl adventures with our favorite magical boy in Steven Universe!
This week, we’re looking forward to blowing up The World of Tomorrow at the Stark Expo in Iron Man 2!
This week, we dive into the magical mysteries and mysterious magic of Wanda Maximoff in Scarlet Witch Vol. 1: Witches’ Road!
In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War, we’re going to watch all of the MCU movies, and talk all over them — and this week, we’re hungry! And angry! It’s The Incredible Hulk!!
This week, we dive into a world of talking cats, moon magic and pretty guardians with the first volume of Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon!
In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War, we’re going to watch all of the MCU movies, and talk all over them — and this week, we begin in a cave! With a box of scraps! It’s Iron Man!
This week on Fathoms Deep, we discuss both historical and Black Sails versions of Woodes Rogers with Luke Roberts. We establish that Rogers is complex and also absolutely a pirate and give us a minute to adjust our rings nonchalantly while we prove it.
This week, Santa Claus in the Marvel universe, the powerset of Carol Danvers, the right to be called “Cap”, and the inexplicable Rocket and Groot: join us for a festive commentary track for Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
This week, we make friends and celebrate the excessively kind and gleeful Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy!
This week, we discuss boxes of kittens, cybernetic Nazis and pamcakes in Hellboy (2004)!
This week, we discuss the first eighteen issues of Brian K. Vaughan’s story of teenage angst and justified rebellion, Runaways!
This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning. In this special episode, we discuss the amazing trailer for Infinity War!
My man! This week, we discuss the highs and the lows and asterisks of the long-awaited DC team movie Justice League!
This week on Fathoms Deep, Daphne chats with Natasha Simonova, a Fellow and Lecturer in English Literature at Exeter College, University of Oxford. We discuss the books within the story of Black Sails, other books of the period, and the fact that Thomas Hamilton’s favorite color was absolutely and undoubtably Blue.
This week, we finish up our listicles, catch up with cult TV, and love the superhero life in Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine!
This week, we are the lords (and lady) of the nine realms as we discuss our new favorite character, Valkyrie (and the rest of Thor: Ragnarok)!
This week on Fathoms Deep, Daphne chats with Meganne Young about everyone’s favorite – Abigail Ashe. We discuss pianos (sorry), pirate culture shock, and how powerful the words ‘good’ and ‘stop’ can be.
Also, we choose our own Abigail adventures because we miss her!
This week, return to the Burtonverse and fall in love with Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)!
In our extra-special live finale of Disney Villain Deathmatch, we discuss the Grand Vizier of Agrabah and the King of Pride Rock!
This week, we hooq up with Babs in Gotham’s coolest neighborhood in Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside!
You wanna get nuts? This week, we give a name to our pain as we discuss Batman (1989)!
It's our last sermi-final round! This week, special guest Lily joins us in this penultimate villain battle. It's Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent versus The Lion King's Scar! Support us on Patreon!
This week, we delve deep into the noir-inflected shadows of Gotham in Batman: The Long Halloween!
This week, we microwave our Lobster Thermidor while waiting for The Lego Batman Movie!
This week, it's two of Disney's most iconic villains in the gladiatorial arena! Plus, our very VERY special guest, Mr. Alan Beck! Support us on Patreon!
This week, we discuss the Big Blue Boy Scout in Superman For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale!
Welcome to our new Podcast, Can I Just Say, in which the ladies and guests will give the Fathoms Deep treatment to other stories. In honor of our tall ship lovers, we started the new podcast by covering Master and Commander. Enjoy and join us by subscribing to Can I Just Say.
Which is more evil: a petty attitude or a genocidal maniac? Okay, which is more DISNEY evil? This week, special guest Vinton Bayne joins Elizabeth and Sarah in this battle to the death between Frollo and Maleficent! Support us on...
This week, we could all use a hug in the back half of the first season of The Defenders!
This week on Fathoms Deep, nothing like rum at 11:30am with a Proper Pirate. The ladies went to Dragon Con and Zach spoke to us about who Charles was to him, gave us lessons on how to radio, and many a potential hashtag was born (but no pirate babies) #WhosYourPirateDaddy #EveryoneDoZachMcGowan
This week, we try not to use the H-word as we take to the streets of New York and make some superfriends in the first four episodes of The Defenders!
In our 11th round of Disney Villain Deathmatch, it’s Captain Hook from Peter Pan versus Scar from The Lion King! Is an awesome pirate ship and a desire to murder children enough to secure Hook the win?
This week, we ditch the gadgets and return to the Red Room in Black Widow Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted!
This week, in our silliest episode yet, our heroes discuss the camp classic Batman: The Movie!
This week on Fathoms Deep, we had listeners ask the questions. We discussed what we would do and who we would be in the world of Black Sails, the perfect pirate dinner party, and our amazing experiences podcasting about this beautiful story. Thank you to all of our listeners. Enjoy a peek behind our curtain.
In our 10th round of Disney Villain Deathmatch, it's Jafar from Aladdin versus Syndrome from The Incredibles! How will this battle of sorcery and science shake out? Support us on Patreon!
This week, our heroes travel in time to 1988 and enter the strange suburbia of Paper Girls, Vol. 1!
FD 64: Reading with the Hamiltons – a Special Episode with Elizabeth Minkel and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
This week on Fathoms Deep, journalists Elizabeth Minkel and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw join us to talk about falling hard for Black Sails and the research projects that have become part of that glorious obsession…. including figuring out what would have been in the Hamilton’s library.
We’ve got special guest Caleb Gibbs in the studio with us this week as we enter our next round of battles!
This week, our heroes watch a collection of trailers released at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s the SDCC Trailerpalooza!
This week, our heroes do as Peggy says, and discuss the post-war adventures of our favorite SSR agent. It’s Agent Carter!
This week on Fathoms Deep, we are joined by Jon Steinberg to talk about the mythology of the Pirate Titans, who is in the labyrinth, archetypes, and finding an emotion and riding it for all it’s worth (spoiler warning: there will be crack pot theories)
It’s classic villainy against new villainy in this week’s episode! Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent battles Frozen’s Hans!
This week on Fathoms Deep, Daphne chats with Black Sails Supervising Producer Nina Jack about special effects buffets, the challenges of mist control, and many other aspects of making our favorite story come to life.
This week, our heroes talk about the greatest superhero movie since… well, since Wonder Woman, anyway? It’s Spider-Man: Homecoming!
This week, it’s some classic Disney villains in the ring! We’ve got the original wicked stepmother from Cinderella and the self-righteous judge from The Hunchback of Notre Dame!
This week, our heroes survive the Terrigen Bomb and hang out in Jersey City with our favorite new hero — and more anthropomorphic bird men — in Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal!
This week, our heroes are introduced six times over and find themselves adrift in teen culture as they discuss the fascinating disaster that is Suicide Squad!
This week on Fathoms Deep, we sit down to chat about our love of Max – Queen of Nassau and preserver of hats. We discuss Max’s role in the story of Black Sails, and her place in our hearts.
This week as we pit the original Disney pirate, Captain Hook, against the worst stepmother of all time, Mother Gothel!
Elizabeth and Sarah talk about the adventure that has been Porch Club in this week’s season finale episode.
This week, our heroes are led to beer and superheroics by one of our favorite heroes, Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!
This week on Fathoms Deep, our dreams came true and we got to chat with Louise Barnes (with a quick visit with Nick Boraine)!
This week, our heroes leave their paradise island and venture out into a wider world as they discuss ice cream pride, crossing no man’s land and the missed potential of Doctor Poison!
Elizabeth and Sarah finally break down Love Languages! It’s another lifestyle thing, kinda! We get better at that every week. Good for us!
It’s a Big Cat Battle! This week, it’s Shere Khan from The Jungle Book up against Scar from The Lion King!
This week, our heroes pick sides and discuss Captain America: Civil War, why Nat and Wanda should be BFFs, how great Black Panther is, helicopter wrasslin’, and the Sam and Bucky spin-off story we’d like to see.
In this special, unexpected live show, Sarah and Elizabeth discuss Elizabeth’s debut novel, Idyllwilde, which is now available for pre-order!
Amazon is currently running a huge Marvel sale on digital trades, and we’ve picked some of our favorites!
We’ve got THE classic Disney villain versus a not-super-powered villain: the Evil Queen from Snow White and Syndrome from The Incredibles! Will nostalgia win over contemporary villainous virtues?
This week on Fathoms Deep, we celebrate our one year anniversary with the gift of another chat with Luke Arnold. We discuss what was beyond choice, Silver taking his ball and going home, and parrots (or just the one parrot)
This week, our heroes discuss Black Hammer, Vol. 1, golden age heroes in a modern world, the tragedy of enforced adolescence, and Kirby brilliance.
In this month’s live show, Elizabeth and Sarah discuss the end of a long road, champagne and dirty cowboys, long-distance relationships, the miracle of henna, the patron saints of booze and table flipping, and tipsy toasts.
This week, our heroes discuss the latest Marvel cosmic adventure, evolving characterization, Car Boys, Sarah emoting in the movie theater, and being killed in a sexy way.
This week, Elizabeth and Sarah discuss how best to survive the absolute worst life throws at you. Topics of conversation: Elizabeth has forgotten how to shower, a GJ Corban naming competition, Sarah makes a moniker mistake, strowborry body botter, and seriously, you guys, hand-written cards are important.