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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Dec 21, 2022

It's the most munchingest time of the year! Koloss Head-Munching Day comes but once a year, every December 19th, which also happens, by pure coincidence, to be the birthday of the man who started this whole crazy avalanche, Brandon Sanderson!

While the SICS crew were planning to discuss the 2022 State of the Sanderson, it has sadly been slightly delayed. So instead, we discussed the livestream Brandon held earlier in the evening to celebrate his birthday. He opened gifts and answered silly questions as he repeated his signature a ridiculous number of times, joined by his wife and Queen of Dragonsteel, Emily. We hope you enjoy this episode, where we take the opportunity to express our own appreciation and best wishes to our favorite author. Happy birthday, Brandon! Merry Koloss Head-Munching Day to all, and to all a good bite!


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We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!

Stephan Martiniere - Elantris -

Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy -

Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law -

Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker -

Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer -

David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded -


The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!


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