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adrienne maree brown & Toshi Reagon
Octavia's Parables
A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 698 ratings
Chapter by chapter review of the books along with social commentary and suggstions for how people can understand teh lessons from the books and apply them to their lives
HowardTur via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/21
Personally Transformative
This is the podcast of my dreams, literally. It’s a course in the socially relevant points of one of my favorite authors that is ALSO practically useful for my own transformative justice practice.
AdultPapersPodcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/21
Great literary podcast
Using a novel as a frame for political discussion is a good setup. Hope they or others cover other works by Butler in the future! Butler needs to be taught more in schools.
seshiro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/21
Recent Episodes
Hello beloved listeners! The Parables team needed this week to rest and heal. Back next week with Chapter 16 of our journey through Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents. 
Published 06/14/21
TW: Mention of rape, childhood sexual abuse Camp Christian is ashes. The story shifts back to Larkin, and her strategies for survival. Quiet was good, and questioning was bad. We rejoin Lauren, as she reclaims her agency. Earthseed disperses, with intention and grief. Toshi and adrienne break...
Published 06/07/21
A dense, bruising, painful chapter. A year has passed. A year of enslavement at Camp Christian. With an escape attempt, and its consequences. And a brutal, wasteful, pointless war. We learn more of Larkin’s childhood life in her adoptive family, with its cruelties and violations. Sickness...
Published 05/31/21
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