Originally posted at Sound on Sight by Sean Colletti
Edited on 5/30/16 for publication at The Televerse by Kate Kulzick, with the permission of Sean Colletti

Welcome back to This Is Our Design, the Hannibal podcast. We considered scrapping this episode in favor of a ten-hour podcast dedicated to The Following, but we’re not as brave as that series. So we’re playing it safe and sticking to what we know, which is pretending to say smart things about Hannibal. Co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined this week by Eric Goldman of IGN to talk some “Shiizakana.” Topics of conversation include concepts of love and animalism in Hannibal. The crew also challenges some more of the believability and subtlety concerns the series may or may not have, shortly before excusing the series for being really friggin’ good. Listeners will also be treated to the most recent installments of “Kate’s Classical Corner” and “The Devil in the Details,” in which Sean tries once again to contribute something of use in a power play to hide the fact that he knows nothing about music that doesn’t involve electric guitars. Maybe you should be holding out for a TV adaptation of This is Spinal Tap, Sean. Maybe you should stop writing to yourself in the third person, too.

As an added bonus this week, we’ve included an additional 10-minute segment at the beginning of the podcast in which Sean sits down with his mother to discuss how therapy and psychiatry function in “Shiizakana” and Hannibal in general. What Sean forgot to ask her was if she has ever trained some of her patients to become serial killers. We’ll leave that up to the listeners to guess. Have a listen and feel free to join the discussion by leaving some comments.

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Outro Music: “Dogs” from Animals, by Pink Floyd