[Podcast] Head Full of Snow — Episode 3 — American Gods Fan Podcast

Welcome to  American Gods Fan Podcast,  episode 3  “Head Full of Snow”. 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 Three begins with the introduction of Mr. Jacquel / Anubis (Chris Obi), guiding the recently departed to the afterlife to be judged by the weight of their heart.  Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) wakes up in the middle of the night to find Zorya Polunochnaya (Erika Kaar) watching the stars.  Shadow Moon challenges Czernobog (Peter Stormare) to another Checkers match and a new wager.  Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) visits Zorya Vechernyaya (Cloris Leachman) for a discussion about the coming … war.  Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) runs into a string of crazy bad luck.  A down on his luck salesman (Salim – Omid Abtahi) encounters a Jinn (Mousa Kraish) driving a taxi.  Shadow and Mr. Wednesday visit the bank they’re going to rob… has Shadow thinking of snow.  Mad Sweeney corners Shadow and Mr. Wednesday at a diner looking for his lucky coin. The show ends with the words “Hello, puppy.”

American Gods Fan Podcast:  Season One
Episode 3  —  Head Full of Snow
Aired May 14, 2017, on Starz

For many in the Grue-Crew, this episode is a bit all over the place, bouncing between Shadow & Mr. Wednesday, Anubis, Salim & Jinn, and Mad Sweeney. However, that does not mean the show is off the rails just yet. The crew agree the show continues to be exquisite in its cinematography and direction and, when it is on point, the show is riveting. Dave thinks a few scenes went on for too long. Doc loved the show but wants to know what is up with Mr. Nancy and some of the other characters introduced thus far. Christopher shares some of the episode’s best-filmed sequences while Thomas elaborates on the show’s themes and character moments. “Head Full of Snow” leaves the hosts with plenty to discuss, ponder, and reflect. Check out what they have to say and leave  your feedback.

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
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
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.