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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Sep 9, 2020


BIG announcement at the beginning of the podcast this week! (There are no spoilers before the announcement, so feel free to listen until that point.) After that, we dive in to Chapters 4 and 5 of Rhythm of War, the upcoming Book 4 in The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. There's all sorts of discussion, analysis, and wild speculation, so come join us as we take a peek at what we can expect in the next Stormlight book! (Don't tell the ardentia that we're looking into the future, though! They don't like that...)

Once again: MEGA SPOILERS in today's episode!


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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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