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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 17th, 1994

    Robert Jordan

    Easing the Badger: An in joke between RJ and wife. "A ceremony."

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  • 2

    Interview: Sep, 1998

    Rajiv Mote

    And once the crowd had cleared out, he was willing to chat (we talked about where he got "Easing the Badger" and the related iconography). But I agree, his wife was by far the more enthusiastic and charming.

    Robert Jordan

    Well, he didn't give a "within-WoT" story explanation. But "Easing the Badger" and the picture of the dancing badger and the man with a golden (not silver, like in his book) shovel came out of a history book RJ had read. (His wife remembered the name, but I forgot it, along with the historical period.) There was a group in England who used that name and had that iconography on a banner. He didn't know anything about the group other than that, but his wife speculated that "Easing the Badger" could be something like the "Upping of the Swans", which was the annual count of the swans living in the royal gardens.

    Rajiv Mote

    For what it's worth, when he signed my book, he wrote "You're too young to know what 'Easing the Badger' means!"

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  • 3

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2003

    SFRevu Interview (Verbatim)

    Ernest Lilley

    You have another couple weeks left on your tour, does this make up for the isolation of writing?

    Robert Jordan

    Not quite a couple, only nine days, and it more than makes up for it. It's fun. I've had a couple of crowds of over 600, and several from 500 to 300, so believe me, I get a lot of company on the road.

    Ernest Lilley

    Do you get starved for company when you write? I know you work for eight hours a day.

    Robert Jordan

    At least eight, sometimes nine or ten. No, I don't get starved for it. My wife says I'm a badger. She has to winkle me out of my den to get me to go to social functions.

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  • 4

    Interview: Jan 15th, 2003

    Sei'taer

    Here's what he told me, and I'm paraphrasing quite a bit.

    Robert Jordan

    In Eastern Europe they have a badger called a honey badger. It likes to break into honeybee hives and get the honey. People figured out that the badger would get stung so many times it would basically go into a coma for a little while and then wake up and start eating the honey. If you were lucky enough to be around when he went into his comatose state, then you could ease him out of the way and steal the honey for yourself.

    Sei'taer

    Now, how much of that is true, I couldn't tell you, but that's his explanation for the name. I wish I had gotten the chance to ask him about a nine horse hitch.

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  • 5

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

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    From Bonnie, did Tam have anything to do with the name of the inn, "Easing the Badger"?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (laughs) No.

    Harriet McDougal

    But you could ask if I did.

    (laughter)

    Question

    OK

    Harriet McDougal

    Yes, I did.

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