I am Odin – Episode 9 – American Gods Fan Podcast – Wrap Up Season 1

Welcome to American Gods Fan Podcast, Episode 9 “I Am Odin”. 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.

The first season concluded with Episode Eight “Come to Jesus,” now the Grue-Crew gather one last time this year to discuss the past eight episodes, wrapping up season 1. American Gods began with the cold open following a group of Vikings exploring the new world, facing unknown threats, and leaning on their gods for guidance and protection. The series ended with Mr. Wednesday proclaiming that he is Odin, the very god those Vikings were praying to all those years ago. Mr. Wednesday is joined by Ostara (or Easter) as they face down the new gods, Media, Technical Boy, and Mr. World. By the end of the episode, Mr. Wednesday’s war has begun. Yet, Laura Moon would still like to have a word with her husband, Shadow Moon. Season 2 cannot get here soon enough!

American Gods Fan Podcast: Season One
Episode 9 – I Am Odin
Wrapping Up Season 1

American Gods is an impressive first season with some of the best writing, direction, cinematography, and acting to be found on television. What else would you expect from Bryan Fuller who gave us the fantastic Hannibal series – which we also did a fan podcast for. Together with Tim Green, they have crafted an exciting, challenging, and often controversial series that “wowed” the Grue-Crew at every turn. Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle lead the cast as Mr. Wednesday and Shadow Moon with Emily Browning and Pablo Schrieber supporting them as Laura Moon and Mad Sweeney. The new gods are represented by Gillian Anderson (Media), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), and Crispin Glover (Mr. World). Their worlds are surrounding by guest stars including but not limited to Yetide Badaki (Bilquis),  Kristin Chenoweth (Easter), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), and Omid Abtahi (Salim). The mythology is layered, the tapestry is rich, and the shock & surprises are aplenty. It’s an amazing first season for the Grue-Crew to relive as they bid adieu until next year.

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.


Doc Rotten

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.

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