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Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 68-71

Chapters 68-71: Making a Compelling Case for Non-Infanticide

Scott Alexander’s post about how much the world could accomplish by giving 10% to effective charities

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog

John Mullany on killing Hitler

Good Is Dumb (warning: TVTropes)

For next week — 72-76

72. Tripartite Talks
73. Amaryllis
74. The Mouth of a Long River
75. Stats for Nerds
76. Date Night

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 64-67

Chapters 64-67: What Are The Rules?

The Rational Fiction episode of The Bayesian Conspiracy

For next week — 68-71

68. Seeing Red
69. In Mutual Congress
70. Moral Agency
71. The Soul of Discretion

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 60-63

Chapters 60-63: Prison Break

The Rational Fiction episode of The Bayesian Conspiracy

For next week — 64-67

64. In Which Juniper Stares At His Character Sheet, Again
65. A Kindred Soul
66. The Long Night
67. A Helping Hand

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 56-59

Chapters 56-59: Steven is Super Bummed

For next week — 60-63

60. Aggressive Negotiations
61. Animus
62. Drift
63. The Chemical History of a Candle

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 53-55 & The Council of Arches

Chapters 53-55: Escaping God

For next week — 56-59

56. Vacation Vocations
57. Place Your Figs
58. Panopticon
59. All the Myriad Ways

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 49-52

Chapters 49-52: Gaming God

For next week — Chapters 53-55 & The Council of Arches

53. A Tiptoe Through the Tulips
54. Looper
55. Bond Girl
The Council of Arches

Samson + Jawbone VS 1,000 Dudes

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.