The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #29

We’re back for more of The Speaking Tree! This time, as we look back on Animorphs #29: The Sickness, the book we talked about last week, we delve a bit deeper into the following questions:

How would you extract a single Yeerk from the Yeerk Pool if you had to act completely on your own?

How would you use morphing to get what you want out of a junior high school dance?

How would you use an eel morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @Velawesome


Animorphs #29: The Sickness

We talk random illnesses, brain surgery, and junior high dancing in this week’s episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles about Animorphs #29: The Sickness. Let’s hope you don’t let out a Technicolor yawn when listening to this episode because things get real.

More than anything, we gush over the dance and everything involved with the dance.


This week’s Fanimail: @paulmichaelleary and @the_slan


BONUS EPISODE: The Dork-Bajir Christmas Special

Join us for a special episode where we take your Animorphs and holiday related questions and spin them into a winter wonderland. Tune in to hear our answers to questions like:

What do Yeerks give each other for Christmas?

How would Ax behave at a holiday party?

Are Hork-Bajir mortified by Christmas trees?

Thanks for a great year and we hope to see and hear from you all long into the new year!


The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #28

Welcome to our very first episode of The Speaking Tree, our off-week episode that dives into some hypothetical questions about the last book we read! In this case, we draw from Animorphs #28: The Decision and came up with the following questions:

How do you approach the problem of two facilities that are Yeerk controlled but you don’t know why they control them?

How do you get unlimited TV and internet to a laptop you keep in the woods?

How would you use a bull morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

We are joined by Adam Heap, also known as Steam Driven on Patreon, a loyal patron at the Andalite tier!

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Animorphs #28: The Experiment

Welcome to the second half of the series! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read and discuss Animorphs #28: The Experiment, the Ax book where they invade a slaughterhouse and also save some chimpanzees!

We have a lot of questions about this book. Could you rip open someone’s stomach with a wrench? Is this book saying factory farming is actually, factually okay to do? How much money would it take for each of us to be okay pooping in front of each other? So many deep dives into stuff that should probably be left alone!

This week’s Fanimail:



Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 2

In the second half of our Halfway Mark Analysis, we talk about the format of the series, including it’s publication history, some trivia about its release, our experiences with getting our hands on the Animorphs as children, and more!

We also play a few games such as a Live from the Gardens Final Jeopardy, Guess The Plot, and more! Big thanks to all our fans and listeners who have gotten us this far and who have contributed thoughts and questions to this episode and others! We love you all equally!

Except you. You’re the frickin’ bomb.


Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 1

Welcome to the halfway point of the Animorphs book series! Our Halfway Mark Analysis episode will be split into two parts: Story and Format. In Part 1, we’ll discuss our thoughts on the progression of the plot so far, how specific characters have evolved over time, our favorite (and least favorite) moments, our favorite Visser Three morphs, and so much more!

Brayden tries out a few predictions for the rest of the series here as well so stay tuned for the end of the episode!


BONUS EPISODE: Teaching Animorphs to Children with Pedro Celino

Join MIkael as he interviews Pedro Celino, a grade school teacher from Texas who has decided to take on the task of teaching his students the Animorphs series. He discusses challenges, surprises, and favorite characters in this very special bonus episode of Fanimorphs: The Dork-Bajir Chronicles!


Live from the Gardens: The Exposed

This week, on our FINAL episode of Live from the Gardens, we talk sperm whales and giant squid, two of the enormous, monstrous morphs from Animorphs #27: The Exposed, the book we read last week!

Want to know all about whale spermeceti? What about how giant squids use their toothed tongues to pre-digest food? How about prehensile penises? Well, you’re in the right place! Also, stay tuned for a special appearance by Fred Durst!