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Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #212 - Do You Have the Right to Delete Swear Words?

April 2nd, 2015

Episode 153 of 243 episodes

We give our last thoughts on The GoblinEmperor, kick of our April pick, Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and discuss why some author names are bigger than their titles. But what really gets this episode going is the debate about whether a reader has the right to "clean up" an author's language.Download file here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Veronica: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 12yr QUICK BURNS Rob: James Marsters fans rejoice! They are releasing a new audio version of Ghost Story read by Marsters. David (LA, CA) Steven Spielberg to Direct Ready Player One. Mark: Clean Reader, a profanity-free ereader, best explained by Chuck Wendig Yento: This wasn't unexpected but HBO confirmed they will finish Game of Thrones first. Trike: Game Of Thrones May Circle Back To Characters And Plots That Were Skipped Carl Poppa BARE YOUR SWORD Is it still about the author or is it about the title? BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Kick off Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett Wrap up The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison Oh you poor villains... In the end I liked this book ADDENDUMS Our show is currently entirely funded by our patrons at patreon.com/swordandlaser Thank you to all the folks who back our show and if you would like to support the show that way head to patreon.com/swordandlaser You can also support the show by buying books through our links! Find links to the books we talk about and some of our favorites at swordandlaser.com/picks

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