The Hosts – American Gods Episode 2: The Secret of Spoons

By Tim Lanning on

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Tim founded GeeklyInc with Michael DiMauro way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Tim could have never imagined.


Shadow meets a nice new pal who lives inside the tv. Lucky!

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  1. I really look forward to this pod every week. Ya’ll talk a lot of sense.

    In a way it’s a shame that Stormare isn’t playing Thor just for pun.

    Maybe you could talk about gods that aren’t in the book that you would want on the show and why. I’d like Sobek on account of him being a dang crocodile.

  2. Sorry, if I’m the millionth person to tell you guys this, but “volt” is the same word in Russian as it is in English. So when Chorneybog calls Wednesday “Voltan”, he’s basically calling him “Volt-y”. Although, I don’t think this is how a native Russian speaker would actually form the word. “Voltchik” is more likely.

  3. In German Odin was called Wotan (or at least a strikingly similar deity), and Vikings were called Wikings. V and W were pretty interchangable between those dialects. It’s not inconceivable that the slavic version/pronunciation of Wotan is Votan.

  4. i’m commenting on the wrong episode, and you’ve probably already gotten this answer, but Shadow actually doesn’t have any confirmed Native American heritage. someone asks him that at some point, and he says maybe, and that he doesn’t know his father. since we know who his father is, and he seemed to think any Native lineage would be coming from his father, he probably doesn’t.

  5. I’ve said it before, but I just wanted to comment since Jennifer asked during this ep. I honestly haven’t read anything or heard anything about this show prior to watching it all. I just finished episode 6, and without referencing the spoilers said in each spoiler zone, I have been enjoying the show from the get go. Unfortunately, I didn’t get many of the subtle references that happened (e.g., blood sacrifices of vikings and slaves) until the most recent episodes. I’m sure it would have been much easier if I have read the book or something before jumping right into the show, but I am okay with it. The show is still very good and I pick up enough of the storyline(s) to enjoy it! 🙂

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