How to Succeed in Evil--Original Podcast Episodes are best thought of as notes and sketches for the novel length work How to Succeed in Evil:The Novel also available on podiobooks.com. This is not to take anything away from these episodes, the first 10 of which won a Parsec Award. Semi- Spoiler Alert: These episodes cover longer arc of story than the novel. Some of the stuff that happens in the podcasts might make it into a future novel. Then again, it might not. But then again, who cares. Shakespeare gave away the plot of most of his plays in the first 10 lines and it turned out okay for him.