The Secret of Spoons – Episode 2 – American Gods Fan Podcast

Welcome to American Gods Fan Podcast, episode 2 “The Secret of Spoons”. 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 and Mr. Wednesday.

Episode Two begins with the introduction of Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) on a slave ship sailing from Africa to America in the 1600s. “Angry is good. Angry gets shit done!” He implores to the slaves as he sets them free to burn the ship at sea. The show then follows up with Shadow Moon contemplating how he survived Technical Boy’s lynching, returning to the hotel room to confront Mr. Wednesday about what exactly is going on. Instead of a straightforward answer, Mr. Wednesday leads Shadow to Chicago. Along the way, Shadow encounters Media (Gillian Anderson) on a store’s TV screen posing as Lucy from I Love Lucy. But the show gets interesting once they arrive at the Zoryas’ household in the windy city – Vechernyaya (Cloris Leachman) and Utrennyaya (Martha Kelly). It is not long before Czernobog (Peter Stormare) returns home raising the stakes.

American Gods Fan Podcast: Season One
Episode 2 – The Secret of Spoons
Aired May 7, 2017, on Starz

Dave quickly describes this week as “the best second episode you could possibly hope for.” The rest of the Grue-Crew wholeheartedly agree. “The Secret of Spoons” offered riveting dialog, spectacular cinematography, and a delicious series of new characters to cheer for and ponder about. Add to that, where else are you going to hear Gillian Anderson inquire “Hey, you ever want to see Lucy’s tits?” Truly brilliant! But it must be said that Peter Stormare stole the episode in a role he was born to play, Czernobog. Seriously, has a game of checkers ever been this tense? It is another great week for American Gods that immediately grabs you by the boo-boo with the spectacular performance from Orlando Jones glorious chewing the scenery with the Mr. Nancy dialog. Still it isn’t all love fest for the Grue-Crew, there’s still plenty to discuss and debate and enjoy with their dicussion about the second episode.

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 second episode of American Gods offers more fantasy oriented choices, far less bloody than last week. Which shocking twist will the hosts 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. Discover which rich storyline peaked the hosts’ interest 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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