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Episode 34: Empire Records

12/5/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 1995 movie Empire Records. You can watch it online at Amazon, Youtube, or Netflix. Content warnings for strong language, discussion of homophobia/homophobic language, and Rex Manning. We also reference or spoil: Saved by the Bell; GWAR; The Craft; Empire Records Remix: Special Fan Edition; John Mulaney’s “Salt and Pepper […]

Duration:01:06:37

Episode 33: Moon

11/21/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 2009 science fiction movie Moon You can watch it online at Amazon, Youtube, iTunes, or Netflix. Content warnings for strong language, clones, and the concept of Kevin Spacey. We also reference or spoil: The IT Crowd, Black Mirror, the fanfic “Helping You Is What I Do,” Christian imagery, An […]

Duration:01:09:50

Episode 32: Final Fantasy 8

11/7/2018
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In this episode three of us discuss the 1999 video game Final Fantasy VIII. You can download it online from Steam. Content warnings for strong language, discussions of abuse, and time travel. We also reference or spoil: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, New Girl, Star Trek, and Final Fantasy VII. The transcript will be available […]

Duration:00:59:36

Minisode 06: Horror Tropes

10/31/2018
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It’s a spooky fifth Wednesday minisode! In this shorter episode three of the siblings talk about horror tropes. Pippin noped right out. Content warnings for strong language, disturbing imagery, and whatever else horror movies usually have. We discuss and/or spoil our fairy circle minisode, Silent Hill, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, The Babadook, Children of […]

Duration:00:23:49

Episode 31: The Lady or the Tiger

10/17/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 1882 short story “The Lady, or the Tiger” by Frank R. Stockton. You can read it online on Project Gutenberg. Content warnings for strong language, discussions of violence, and revolution. We also reference or spoil: Divergent, J.J. Abrams’ oeuvre, Inception, the works of William Shakespeare, Weekend at Bernie’s, Law […]

Duration:01:02:05

Episode 30: Prestibitchitation

10/3/2018
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In this episode we discuss an untitled urban fantasy story idea by Pippin. Content warnings for strong language, the voices of people who aren’t related to us, and weird millennial humor. We also reference or spoil: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Simpsons, Faust, […]

Duration:01:15:39

Episode 29: Gravity Falls

9/19/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 2012 episode of Gravity Falls, “The Time Traveler’s Pig”. You can watch it online on Hulu. Content warnings for strong language, time travel, discussion of feelings. We also reference or spoil: the rest of Gravity Falls, Supernatural, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, GenaLovesTunes Gravity Falls “Counting Stars” fanvid, various American […]

Duration:01:03:38

Episode 28: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

9/5/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 1989 movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. You can watch it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. Content warnings for discussion of homophobia and homophobic slurs, misogyny, animal death, and bullying. We also reference or spoil: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Doctor Who, The Tonight Show‘s “Phone Booth” game, […]

Duration:00:53:12

Minisode 5: Character Lightning Round

8/29/2018
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It’s a fifth Wednesday minisode! In this shorter episode we create a character from scratch with no plan ahead of time. Which is just how we roll. Content warnings for strong language. We discuss and/or spoil Dungeons & Dragons (Player’s Handbook), Beyonce, the Knife Theory, The Muppet Show, Batman vs. Superman, Captain Planet, Misfits, Monsanto, […]

Duration:00:29:28

Episode 27: Accidental Magic Shop

8/15/2018
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In this episode we discuss one of Kat’s story ideas involving new age boutiques, actual magic, and accounting. Content warnings for strong language, discussions of violence, specifically against minors, and calling new age shops “woo-woo”. In this episode we discuss and/or spoil: Kat’s fic “Mixed Media,” Harry Potter, Chekhov’s Gun, magic new age boutiques, A […]

Duration:01:03:47

Episode 26: Encounter at Farpoint (Star Trek TNG)

8/1/2018
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In this episode the siblings discuss the two part series premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint.” You can watch it online on CBS, iTunes, or Amazon. Content warnings for strong language and somebody probably being wrong about Star Trek. We also reference or spoil: All of Star Trek and associated canonical […]

Duration:01:08:51

Episode 25: Wheel of Tropes 2: Another Spin

7/18/2018
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In this episode we once again play a game of our own devising called “Wheel of Tropes.” We use random TV Tropes, entries from The Evil Overlord List, cards from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, and entries from The Tough Guide to Fantasyland to create a new story. Content warnings for strong language and weird academic […]

Duration:01:05:32

Episode 24: John Wick

7/4/2018
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In this episode three of the siblings discuss the 2014 movie John Wick. You can watch it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. Content warnings for animal death, mentions of rape, fridging, murder, mentions of suicide, mentions of child death. Special thanks to listener (and Patreon subscriber) Lydy for inspiring us to watch John Wick. […]

Duration:01:07:52

Episode 23: Rideshare Roadtrip

6/20/2018
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In this episode we discuss one of Brendan’s story ideas, Rideshare Roadtrip, a coming of age story. Content warnings for strong language, discussions of violence, and lack of research about how rideshare services actually work. In this episode we discuss and/or spoil: Jack Kerouac‘s On the Road, Don Henley‘s “Boys of Summer“, Harold & Kumar […]

Duration:01:12:11

Episode 22: The Mummy (1999)

6/6/2018
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In this episode we discuss the 1999 movie The Mummy. You can watch it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: The 1932 Mummy, The 2017 Mummy, Monkeybones, Dungeons & Dragons; “The Task” essay by screenwriter Terri Rossario (http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp30.1932The.Task.html), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Egyptian mythology, 2016 Ghostbusters, 2000 Bedazzled, the Rif […]

Duration:01:05:41

Minisode 04: Formative Works

5/30/2018
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It’s a fifth Wednesday minisode! In this shorter episode we talk about the formative works of our childhood, because we love talking about ourselves. Content warnings for strong language. We discuss and/or spoil the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, Harry Potter series, Odds Bodkin Odyssey audiobook, Famous Flower of Serving-men by Martin Carthy, […]

Duration:00:34:31

Episode 21: Star Wars: A New Hope

5/16/2018
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In this episode three of the siblings discuss the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope. You can watch it online from Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We also reference or spoil: the entire Star Wars franchise, Batman, Harry Potter, Ranma ½, The hero’s journey, Daredevil, Robot Chicken, Sideway’s Youtube videos, Game of Thrones, Doyle and […]

Duration:01:16:32

Episode 20: The Grand Sophy

5/2/2018
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In this episode we discuss Georgette Heyer’s 1950 book The Grand Sophy. You can buy a copy of the book online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a bookseller of your choice. We also reference or spoil: Stefon sketches from Saturday Night Live, AMarguerite’s An Ever-Fixed Mark, Spy Kids, Mary Jo Putney‘s The Rake and […]

Duration:01:13:29

Episode 19: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

4/18/2018
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In this episode we discuss The Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can watch the various movies and tv shows online on Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix. We also reference or spoil: The entire Marvel cinematic universe, various Marvel comic books, Red Sparrow, Atlas Shrugged, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Bill and Ted’s Bogus […]

Duration:01:22:49

Episode 18: A Body in the Void

4/4/2018
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In this episode we discuss one of Alex’s story ideas, A Body in the Void, a science fiction detective story. Content warnings for strong language, and discussions of violence and murder. In this episode we discuss and/or spoil: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes, Treasure Planet, Firefly, Star […]

Duration:01:23:16