The Bone Orchard – Episode 1 – American Gods Fan Podcast

Welcome to American Gods Fan Podcast, episode 1 “The Bone Orchard”. This is the unofficial podcast about the hit Starz television program American Gods by fans for fans as brought to you by HorrorNewsTV.com, DocRotten.com, and GruesomeMagazine.com. The Grue-Crew behind the Hannibal Fan Podcast reunites to dive into the latest blood-soaked effort of Bryan Fuller as he brings to life the acclaimed novel from Neil Gaiman! Let’s set on a cross-country trip across America with Shadow Moon.

Episode One introduces Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he is released from prison early to attend the funeral of this recently deceased wife and best friend. His journey takes a strange turn once he encounters Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). As Shadow Moon’s world is turned upside down and he reluctantly accepts Mr. Wednesday’s job offer, he encounters a number of unusual characters including Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) and Technical Boy (Bruce Langley). Meanwhile, Bilquis (Yetide Badaki) enters the fray as she consumes one of her worshipers.

American Gods Fan Podcast: Season One
Episode 1 – The Bone Orchard
Aired April 30, 2017, on Starz

Much like he did for Hannibal, Bryan Fuller wraps American Gods with visual flair and spectacular character revelations. David Spade directs the show as if it were a summer blockbuster with imagination and brilliant cinematography. Join Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore, and Thomas Mariani as they recap and review the first episode, “The Bone Orchard.” They explore each character introduction and each major event in the first episode from the Vikings landing on American shores to the bloody finale as Technical Boy’s gang is brutally dispatched by a mysterious ally. And, what exactly is up with Bilquis?

Each week, the Grue-Crew will present some of their favorite scenes in two spotlight segments. The first segment is The OMG Moment of the Week where they choose the bloodiest, goriest, most bizarre, most outrageous moment of the week’s episode. The first episode of American Gods offers a variety of these moments to choose from. Which will the decide upon? The second segment is The Folklore Feature of the Week where they look back at the Americana moment of the week or the historical moment dealing with the American Gods themselves. As their story unfolds and their journey across America continues what riches will they present to the audience. Find out the first one this week.

We also want to hear from you! American Gods Fan Podcast is designed with the fan in mind and listener feedback is encouraged. That’s right, we want to hear from you! To help you out, we have a Speakpipe account set up for you to leave your Voice Messages. Click on this link and leave Dave, Christopher, Doc and Thomas your thoughts. The service is free and no number is required, all you need is a PC and mic.

We also want to be sure to thank Neon Devils for their killer track “American Godcast’” which we use for the intro and outro of this show.

Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970’s searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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