What do you get when two Outlander fans meet, a midwife and a doctor? You get Outlander Science Club. I already had planned to do a Voyager podcast read-along to pass the droughtlander time, but wanted a twist, something new to offer my audience. When Karen Daugherty and I met through Rocky Mountain Sassenachs, it was kismet. Lightning in a friendship bottle. During our first conversation we accidentally came up with OSC. With a pause and double take, quickly we decided the idea was a good one. The next step was to do the Voyager read-along with a side of Outlander Science Club.
That was that…and Outlander Science Club was born.
Voyager is the favorite book for many Outlander reader fans. It’s salve and redemption to Dragonfly In Amber. Karen and I are not different. We adore it. And both of us also have mutual love for Claire’s beautiful brain. Her ability to listen to the body as a healer, whether in the 20th century or the 18th century. Her ability to recall treatments for a variety of maladies. Her simply being who she is.
The first episode will air August 6, 2016 with chapter 1-3. Please read ahead of time to get the most out of the podcast. I will be covering the chapter material and the science lesson will be at the end of the podcast each week. We will cover the science point of view of both centuries. The final read-along episode will air December 17, 2016. This mean 20 weeks of Voyager love coming your way.
Where can you find the podcast? You may listen to the podcast directly through this site or The Sassenach Doctor within a post or through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
How can you interact? Follow the science prompts each week, research the topic, then share on ADOO or Sassenach Doctor’s social media or call in to the ADOO message line 719-425-9444. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The hashtag to use is #OutlanderSciClub.
The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Karen Daugherty, the Sassenach Doctor can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
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5 thoughts on “A Voyager Read-Along with a side of Outlander Science Club”
The science was one of the things that drew me to Outlander. I taught 7th & 8th grade life science and health. My grandparents were from Scotland, and I have the americanized Magill as my middle name. I am a redhead! I have been reading and rereading since 1991!
How does the read along work?
I go through the scheduled chapters via podcast – you read chapters to be familiar – the Outlander Science Club will be at the end of each podcast. There will be a listener prompt for participation. Wednesday nights I am planning a Twitter chat to discuss prior weeks podcast and chapters covered under hashtag #ADoO