Ink & Quill
Ink and Quill is a podcast that discusses works of fiction from various authors. Your hosts Fizz and Dr. Hot-Fizz will delve into various plots, subtexts, and uses of language within the text as well as personal opinion about the author and their work. To join the Ink and Quill fan community, visit
InQ Episode 110: "Mistborn Trilogy"

When you are governed by a Lord Ruler who has turned the world into a cult of the person and a complete dictatorship, you crave some change! This is what Kelsier felt when he gathered a group of thieves to overthrow the present government. If they succeed, this will mean a new world order, a new life, especially for the oppressed skaa, the workers. But it will also mean a whole new world of trouble.

Mistborns, allomancers, Terrispeople, kandra, koloss, mists, ashes, Brandon Sanderson has created a rich universe in which his three dimensional characters evolve and grow.

A delightful yet multi-layered read! Not your average Medieval Fantasy. This one is much better!

Direct download: inq_ep110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

InQ Episode 109: "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love"

This is the story of two brothers, Nestor and Cesar, fresh out of Cuba, trying to make it as musicians in 1950’s New York.

Vibrant, exciting, full of life, the novel relates the brothers’ trials and tribulations on the music scene, night life in the various clubs that hire them to play, love, sex, alcohol, fun and partying. But it also deals with immigrants’ lives and with what it means to grow old in the anonymity when you were once so admired.

A Pulitzer winner and the basis for the movie “The Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas, this is a deeper novel than it looks, full of all the elements required to turn a novel into a Classic of modern literature.

Direct download: inq_ep109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

InQ Episode 108: "The Tango Singer"

Bruno is a PhD student from New York. When he hears about Julio Martel, a tango singer with a marvelous voice, he gets on a plane and heads to Buenos Aires. There he will meet people who will help him reconstruct Martel’s life and his passion for old tangos. As Bruno gets closer to meeting Martel, he comes closer and closer to understanding why Martel sings, and the significance of the places he chooses to sing.

A deep and emotional story of Argentina’s past and present filled with music. A fascinating tale, even for a reader unfamiliar with Argentina’s (and Buenos Aires’) geography.

Direct download: inq_ep108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

InQ Episode 107: "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age"

In this complete and complex biography of Nikola Tesla, the reader discovers the man, the inventor and the inventions. Very detailed and quite thorough, this work is for everyone interested in Tesla but want to know more than the bare necessity. Very well written and easy to follow (albeit heavy on the science but still understandable to non-specialists), this is a fascinating work about a fascinating man.

Direct download: inq_ep107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

InQ Episode 106: "Galileo"

In this extensively researched text, the author takes us inside the life and works of Galileo, his family, his friends, his masters and patrons, every detail to get a better picture who Galileo was and what was happening at the time. A thorough description of a very full life.

Direct download: inq_ep106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT