Welcome to American Gods Fan Podcast, Episode 8 “Prayer for Mad Sweeney”. 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 Eight concludes season one as Mr. Wednesday finally reveals his true name to Shadow Moon. ODIN! But getting to that moment is pure OMG spectacle and delight. First off, the show introduces Easter (Kristin Chenoweth) – also known as Ostara – who is throwing a big party on her special day. Many of the guests include various incarnations of Jesus Christ, one of which is Shadow’s Jesus (Jeremy Davies). Before Mr. Wednesday can convince Ostara to join him in his offensive against the new gods, Media shows up for a “date” with Easter. As all this is going down, Mad Sweeney and Laura Moon arrive hoping that Ostara will “resurrect” Laura back to life. Before the show – and the season – is over, Mr. Wednesday makes his stand and strikes another blow leaving Mr. World to proclaim “Congratulations, you have your war.”
American Gods Fan Podcast: Season One
Episode 8 — Come to Jesus
Aired June 18, 2017, on Starz
The Grue-Crew rejoice at the dialog and humor along with a killer conclusion that has us anxiously awaiting season 2. Hallelujah! The show plays fast and loose with all the religious jabbing and irony providing the series with some of its best beats and blows at American. Some great stuff. Jeremy Davies embodies Shadow’s Jesus with a sly sense of humor and comedic sadness. It’s brilliant. Yetide Badaki returns as Bilquis with a back story provided by Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) that is pure OMG! But the show’s standout addition is Kristin Chenoweth who steals every single moment and nearly the entire season. So much fun! She talks to bunnies, curses with flair, and has great power and style. She is amazing. The crew also dive into the big moment where Shadow Moment finally realizes what madness he is involved in and declares he “believes everything.”
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 richly flavored 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.