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LIVE: Belle of the Ball

May 11, 2023

Our first LIVE episode finds the Ladies attending a masquerade ball, but they soon discover the guest list is filled with troublemakers.

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Right Now in The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society: Season 5

BTS: The State of Massalia

May 4, 2023

We step behind the curtain to discuss the past and future of the show.

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LIVE: Belle of the Ball

May 11, 2023

Our first LIVE episode finds the Ladies attending a masquerade ball, but they soon discover the guest list is filled with troublemakers.

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Right Now in The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society: Season 4

Love Me, And Mend

November 1, 2022

The Swashbuckling Ladies are back, and faced with a serious question: should we stay or should we go?

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Don’t Know If I’m Ever Coming Home

November 8, 2022

Everyone is trapped: a civil servant with no one to serve, a corrupt official who can’t look away, a mysterious woman with a checkered past. Will the Ladies be able help any of them before it’s too late?

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Straddle The Line In Discord And Rhyme

November 15, 2022

Carmin Crimson is back, and this time she’s decided she’s going to teach all of the Ladies, whether they like it or not. But will her mentorship be enough when they must face off against… The Aardwolf?!

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Could Have Missed The Pain

November 22, 2022

The Ladies’ trip to sunny Spain takes an unexpected turn when they discover all forms of dancing have been outlawed. Now they must face off against a vindictive Irishman to earn the right to get toes tapping again. It’s time to cut it loose!

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My Life Is Like Broken Glass

November 29, 2022

A street fair in Belgium goes off the rails when two troublemakers start raining fire on all the partygoers. There’s only one team to stop them: Goldie and…Bella?! Uh oh, it’s going to take some creative thinking to bring these boys to heel.

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At The Level Of Your Eyes

December 6, 2022

A night at the opera takes a turn when Zinnia discovers her mentor in trouble. Swords and words aren’t going to do the job this time. To handle this villain, they’re going to have to sing!

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Words, Actions and Intent

December 13, 2022

The trip has not gone as expected. But when it seems that one of the Aunties has turned evil, all hope seems lost. A villain from the past? An unexpected windfall? A gang war? This must be a season finale! But will the Ladies survive it?

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Catch Up on Swashbuckling • Season 3

BTS: Join the Society!

September 20, 2021

Kara Gallo and Kyle Olson take you behind the scenes with news of Season Three of the adventures of the Swashbuckling Ladies, and tell how you can get in on the action this season!

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Your Feast Is Nearly Over

September 21, 2021

The remaining members of The Six have gathered together to discuss the women who have been giving them so much trouble, but a new arrival will throw all their schemes into chaos.

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The Almighty Dollar

October 5, 2021

The Ladies need to silence the loudest voice in the world, but to do so, they’ll need the help of a Texan with a chip on her shoulder and an actor trapped in the role of a lifetime.

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Doomed For A Certain Term

October 19, 2021

Land, it’s the only thing they’re not making more of. But to stop an evil real estate maven, the Ladies are going to have to venture somewhere they’ve never been: the realm of the supernatural!

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The Shrine Of Your Lies

October 26, 2021

The Ladies’ plan to defeat a corrupt priest is radically altered when they are visited by a higher power. Could they be facing divine retribution?

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Drop The Bouillabaisse

October 26, 2021

An army marches on its stomach, but who’s cooking the meal? The Ladies step into the cutthroat culinary world and find themselves joining forces with the troublemaker who brought them together!

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Be All My Sins Remembered

November 2, 2021

At the center of the web sits the spider. Now that the Six have been put out of action, the Ladies have to face off against the man who unleashed them on the world. But he’s not alone, and he’s made his own plans.

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BTS: Holiday 2021

December 14, 2021

Kara and Kyle are back with more Behind the Scenes info. We’ll talk a little about Season 3 and some favorite moments. Then we’ve got two exciting announcements about future episodes!

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Wherever You Are And Whatever You Face

December 21, 2021

The Ladies are together for Christmas, but Goldie’s in for a surprise when she finds out what their holiday plans are.

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Behind The Scenes of Season 3

March 1, 2022

Kara and Kyle are here to take a look back at Season 3, and joining them is Saffron herself, Anastasia Plumb. They’ll talk about their favorite episodes, the things they hope to see in future episodes and tease a little of what new adventures await our Ladies.

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That Golden Valley, pt 1

April 5, 2022

Someone from Saffron’s history reaches out, sending the Ladies across the pond for an adventure in California. But will this blast from the past be strong enough to destroy their future together?

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The Golden Valley Part 2

June 6, 2022

The Ladies are distracted and at odds, but there’s a wedding to save! With all three of them at a crossroads, could this be the end of the Society as we know it?

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A Swashbuckling Interlude in Five Parts

In Teaching You Will Learn

July 27, 2021

In our first Interlude episode, Zinnia goes to visit an old friend. But she soon discovers that even if you’re not in school, your education never really ends.

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A Package Arrives

August 3, 2021

A mysterious box puts one of the Ladies in jeopardy while the other two confront a new foe!

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Teatime for Philanderers

August 10, 2021

A train trip gives the Ladies a chance to reconnect, but the journey might not be as quiet as they’d hoped!

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By The Beautiful Sea

August 17, 2021

Goldie’s simple errand turns into a chance to learn about the pleasures and perils of her new town.

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Time and Temperature

August 24, 2021

Saffron’s desperate search for answers leads her to a source who’s cooking up his own batch of trouble!

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Catch Up on Swashbuckling • Season 2

What Goes Around Comes Around

April 6, 2021

The hunt for Zinnia reaches its shocking conclusion. New friends are met, new foes are faced but which one is those is Genevieve du Guerre? A final revelation propels the Ladies into this season of adventure! Find out what happens in Season 2, Episode 1: What Goes Around Comes Around”

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Heart Like A Stone

April 13, 2021

We pick up with the shocking cliffhanger from E1. Which soon propels them to Paris to an encounter with a brilliant inventor. But what does Julias Caesar have to do with this? Don’t miss Episode 2: “Heart Like A Stone.”

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Whom Do You Serve, And Whom Do You Trust?

April 20, 2021

A quiet night is interrupted by an attack by an explosive adversary! But could there be a traitor in their midst? The Ladies are in for an uncomfortable night in close quarters with…well, you’ll have to listen to find out who it is! Prepare yourselves for a shock in E3: “Who Do You Serve, and Whom Do You Trust?”

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A Reckless Dispersal Of Wealth

April 27, 2021

Their romantic vacation cut short, the Ladies are soon gambling with their lives at a crooked casino! But who is La Contessa and what does this all have to do with the Russian mafia? Accents are thick and the lies are piling up in E4: “A Reckless Dispersal of Wealth”

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In Vino Veritas

May 4, 2021

Wine and beer and pizza and pasta and larceny and chases and an adventure that the Ladies will likely be regretting in the morning. It’s a wild romp like no other in E5: “In Vino Veritas”

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Many Hands Make Light Work

May 11, 2021

Our jam packed Season Finale sees the Ladies calling on some old friends to help with with their grand plan to stop The Final Roundup. But will it be enough? Find out in E6: “Many Hands Make Light Work”

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The Swashbuckling Valentine Thrillogy!

Valentine Thrillogy Pt. 1: Sword Swinging and Elocution

February 9, 2021

Our Valentine’s Thrillogy kicks off with a battle atop a moving train, while back at home, someone has moved in on the Ladies turf! Find out who these usurpers are in “Sword Swinging and Elocution”!

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Valentine Thrillogy Pt. 2: The Three Sisters

February 16, 2021

Our Valentine’s Thrillogy keeps on moving as the Ladies have to infiltrate the mansion of a criminal cabal while a party is raging around them. And just who are “The Three Sisters” ? Listen along to find out! ⁠

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Valentine Thrillogy Pt 3: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

February 23, 2021

Our Valentine’s Thrillogy concludes with the mastermind behind this evil plot finally revealed. But they are not alone, and their sidekick looks very familiar… Will love win out? Listen to “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble” to find out. ⁠

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Catch Up on Swashbuckling • Season 1

The Hounds of Herr Hague

November 3, 2020

A search for a lost pet leads Zinnia and Saffron across the city to a deserted manor and high into the skies above Massalia!

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Puffs of Peril

November 10, 2020

Zinnia and Saffron’s visit to a high society party is cut short when the guests start dropping dead!

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Old Flames, New Fights

November 17, 2020

While chasing a new villain, Zinnia encounters an old flame. Is Saffron’s jealousy justified or is this masked hero hiding more than her identity?

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Bleeding Blue

November 24, 2020

A tale of woe poorly told leads Saffron and Zinnia to an old amusement park and into a deadly trap!

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Amongst Stones and Secrets

December 1, 2020

An archeological trip takes a turn for the deadly when the Ladies have to deal with dangerous traps on one side and murderous soldiers on the other!

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The Six-Pointed Star

December 8, 2020

In the shocking season finale, a mysterious object leads the Ladies into a merry chase, a dangerous game and an encounter with one of The Six!

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The Swashbuckling Holiday Swordtacular (2020)

December 29, 2020

Still reeling from their shocking loss, Saffron takes a moment to reveal an untold story from her past.

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