Octavia's Parables
Octavia's Parables
adrienne maree brown & Toshi Reagon
A podcast diving into Octavia E Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents, hosted by Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown. Produced by Kat Aaron.
Parable of the Talents: Prologue & Chapter 1
We're back! We rejoin the Earthseed community at Acorn. They have held the land, they have made a home. But they are in the slow apocalypse. And we have a new, unnamed narrator. Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown launch us into Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider.  Events: Toshi is doing a set of music featuring some songs from the Parable of the Sower opera, on March 6th at 8pm EST. Link here, free registration required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-octavia-e-butler-literary-society-conference-the-confluence-tickets-137554937521?fbclid=IwAR3NleUL_t2wxDPx9rmtOEMidwodmLyaTyhy9Hp6_Vi_eEFQSMiUKDrsF-E For UK listeners, adrienne is giving a keynote address at the Barbican Festival, on March 5th. Link here:  https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/new-suns Follow us on twitter @oparables, and support us on Patreon at Octavia's Parables.
Mar 1
56 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 25
Our travelers land. But not as they expected. They grieve, and they live. They sow seeds. adrienne and Toshi close out Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, with the final chapter of this crucial work. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. adrienne and Toshi will be on Instagram Live on 12/16, at 6 pm EST, talking about Parable of the Sower, this podcast journey, and what's to come. Tune in here, at adrienne's Instagram page.  Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables. We will be back in February with Parable of the Talents. Links: More info on Alexis Pauline Gumbs's God Is Change Octavia Immersion is here: https://sangodare.podia.com/octavia 
Dec 14, 2020
1 hr 2 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 24
A fight. A death. Navigation, negotiation. And moving through fire. Toshi and adrienne engage with the lessons in Chapter 24 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Dec 7, 2020
55 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 23
A watcher falls asleep. New folks join, through stealth and play. Our travelers work to balance trauma and kindness. Toshi and adrienne engage with the lessons in Chapter 23 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Nov 30, 2020
50 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 22
The travelers confront some grim moments, and grim realities. Lauren and Bankole build, and disclose.  Toshi and adrienne grapple with the griefs and joys in Chapter 22 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Note, this whole book carries a trigger warning, but this chapter contains some particularly disturbing scenes. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Nov 23, 2020
51 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 21
Lauren and Bankole build. The travelers settle briefly, with intention. The individualness of humans is manifest. Toshi and adrienne engage with the complexity of the moment, in this reality and in Chapter 21 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Nov 16, 2020
47 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 20
No rest. A gunfight. Bankole rescues a child. Our travelers find evidence of community. adrienne and Toshi dig into Chapter 20 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Nov 2, 2020
52 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 19
An earthquake. Scavenging, a killing. Choosing kindness despite the danger. And new travelers join Lauren. adrienne and Toshi dig into Chapter 19 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables. Reading: Here's the Paris Review article Toshi mentions, Staging Octavia Butler in Abu Dhabi. 
Oct 26, 2020
43 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 18
Our trio are on the road. They rest, as possible. They talk, and learn in conversation. The beginnings of an Earthseed. adrienne and Toshi dig into Chapter 18 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Oct 19, 2020
59 min
Parable of the Sower: Chapter 17
Everything turns. Our travelers start to get good at where they are. A fire, an ocean. Embrace diversity, or be destroyed by those who see you as prey. adrienne and Toshi dig into Chapter 17 of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Support the production and transcription of this show on Patreon, at patreon.com/oparables. And follow us on Twitter at @oparables.
Oct 12, 2020
59 min
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