Episode 3: The Encounter

This is the episode where Centipedes and Slugs finally gets its name. It’s also the heaviest episode to date. Maddie and Lydia discuss The Encounter, a children’s book that really snuck some heavy yet important topics past the censors. It’s also a book with some outdated info about wolf behavior. Friendly reminder: there will be spoilers for all of Animorphs

Content Warning: suicide and suicidal ideation, body dysmorphia. If you want or need to skip that part of the episode, the conversation begins at 17:28 and ends around the 44:00 minute mark.

Sources specific to this episode:

“Reading in Stealth, or My Life in Animorphs” by Cassius Adair, Avidly/Los Angeles Review of Books, Aug. 3, 2017

Katherine Applegate’s Twitter account

Seerowpedia entry on The Encounter, retrieved in June 2020

Katherine Applegate’s Reddit AMA

“Alpha status, dominance, and division of labor in wolf packs” by L David Mech, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1999, 77(8): 1196-1203, https://doi.org/10.1139/z99-099