The Apple of Truth: The Sandman Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast that covers every episode of The Sandman - swearing, exploring plot holes & answering questions you never knew you even had.

About the show

The Apple of Truth is a bi-weekly podcast where we nerd out about our favourite shows, episode by episode, while trying to stay spoiler free. Right now we are covering The Sandman and we hope to enrich your dreams and haunt your nightmares.

Beware! There will be swearing, poking fun at religion, general overabundance of fangirling and probably pointless discussions, but since we have shitloads of fun with this, we hope you can laugh with us.

We made a Patreon over at https://www.patreon.com/taotpodcast to help with the monthly costs of hosting and making a podcast. We hope that you might consider joining us in this small but amazing community.

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Episodes

  • Episode 145: TAOT The Sandom S1E11 - Part Two

    July 10th, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins

    It is time to finish the extra episode for this season, with "Calliope" and oh myyy we enjoyed this.
    Join us with a bit of all the emotions, as we agree on many things, except the thirst moment obviously, or certain ways to read a scene, but all in all this was a joy to record.
    What an amazing end to this season.

  • Episode 144: TAOT The Sandom S1E11 - Part One

    June 26th, 2024  |  58 mins 17 secs

    Be aware: This is only the first part of the bonus episode of season 1, Calliope will be released in two weeks. This will probably also feel quite a bit different than the previous 10 episodes.
    We started this episode with very different thoughts and feelings but while talking about it, we came to see more and more parallels and metaphors in this and if we had taken them out, the actual coverage would feel incredibly disjointed.
    So join us for this hour and see how we manage to bring voice blindness, cat and dog people, musicals and audioplays, communism and StarTrek into this episode.

  • Episode 143: TAOT The Sandman S1E10

    June 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 40 mins

    IT'S FINALE TIME! Strap in, it's a long one! In this episode, we mostly actually agree on things, which was a welcomed surprised, but it also comes to show how well the season ended up working. We debate Dream's development in length, Lina cries over the Corinthian and Vero blows Lina's mind on several occasions.

  • Episode 142: TAOT The Sandman S1E09

    May 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Once again we did not know how to talk less. Not only because we were seeing very different motivations in various characters, but also because there simply is a lot to talk about in this episode.
    So join us for some more Corinthian thirst, some Stephen Fry appreciation and some very odd agreements and disagreements between the two of us.

  • Episode 141: TAOT The Sandman S1E08

    May 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 38 mins

    In this episode, we learn much new information about Rose, Vero finally stops suspecting Lyta of treason, and Lina brings some extra covert insight, because she had accidentally watched the wrong episode in preparation.

  • Episode 140: TAOT The Sandman S1E07

    May 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 38 mins

    This is a long one, so get some tea (or something stronger) and settle in. There is A LOT of thirsting in this episode, curtesy of more Corinthian screentime, there are quite a few disagreements about various character motivations, there are some funny misunderstandings, there is the usual amount of debating incredibly important sidenotes and after a long time we finally have some language lessons again!

  • Episode 139: TAOT The Sandman S1E06

    April 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 34 mins

    The duality of this episode worked really well for us, with essentially two separate stories and two new characters introduced, we had few reasons to complain. That being said, we still found some.

  • Episode 138: TAOT The Sandman S1E05

    April 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Our final John episode and Lina is very sad. But aside from that, we really loved this one!

    Vero has some interesting feelings about this, Lina is a bit confused, there are some special moments for each of us and despite staying mostly on track, we still managed to go on longer than planned.

  • Episode 137: TAOT The Sandman S1E04

    March 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 24 mins

    As Lina says at one point of this episode, at least one of us liked every part of this episode.

  • Episode 136: TAOT The Sandman S1E03

    March 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 36 mins

    We're getting into our grove with this one and it is becoming clear: We love the episodes - just very different parts!
    So listen while Vero keeps cheering for Joanna Constantine and Lina has all the curiousness and understanding for John Cribbs.
    And yes, we still have some arguments, but most are fun this time :D
    Enjoy!

  • Episode 135: TAOT The Sandman S1E02

    February 21st, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins

    After Dream finally escapes his prison, he starts a search for his items of power, as Lina searches for ways to excuse The Corinthian, and Vero falls for a new character.

  • Episode 134: TAOT The Sandman S1E01

    February 7th, 2024  |  1 hr 55 mins

    New show, who dis? We are venturing into the Dreaming and one of us has never been there! Strap in for probably our longest regular episode yet, where we learn many things about each other and manage to get into arguments about the most random things.

  • Episode 133: TAOT Coraline - The Book #3

    January 24th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins

    The final episode covers all the rest and of course includes our final thoughts. Strap in to join the good fight and see what wonderfully random tangents we come up with this time. And do let us know if you are team pineapple on pizza or if you are maybe even team banana on pizza.

  • Episode 132: TAOT Coraline - The Book #2

    January 10th, 2024  |  53 mins 43 secs

    Remember how Vero said we never shut up? Yeah, she was right. Part Two is obviously not the final part, we barely make it through chapters 5, 6 and 7.
    Join in for the juicy middle part, where we get puns, debates, tangents and so much more.

  • Episode 131: TAOT Coraline - The Book #1

    December 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins

    After talking endlessly about Coraline, the movie, we can't move on without getting deep into the book as well. Part One covers the first four chapters.

  • Episode 130: TAOT Coraline - The Movie #3

    December 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 18 mins

    The final part of our Coraline coverage! And oh myyy are you in for something. We realise we don't dislike a single character in this (how weird), we feel with and for Coraline, we keep praising the Cat, we debate if just maybe the other Mother is simply misunderstood, we theorize about the potential locations of the parents, Lina continues with her great theory that Vero hates and at the very end Vero gets to make some predictions about the Book.

    Let us know if you watched along with us, if you knew beforehand and if you already have read the book.