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Animorphs #28: The Experiment

12/10/2018
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Welcome to the second half of the series! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read and discuss Animorphs #28: The Experiment, the Ax book where they invade a slaughterhouse and also save some chimpanzees! We have a lot of questions about this book. Could you rip open someone’s stomach with a wrench? Is this book saying factory farming is actually, factually okay to do? How much money would it take for each of us to be okay pooping in front of each other? So many deep dives into stuff...

Duration:00:39:53

Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 2

12/3/2018
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In the second half of our Halfway Mark Analysis, we talk about the format of the series, including it’s publication history, some trivia about its release, our experiences with getting our hands on the Animorphs as children, and more! We also play a few games such as a Live from the Gardens Final Jeopardy, Guess The Plot, and more! Big thanks to all our fans and listeners who have gotten us this far and who have contributed thoughts and questions to this episode and others! We love you all...

Duration:00:46:08

Halfway Mark Analysis: Part 1

11/26/2018
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Welcome to the halfway point of the Animorphs book series! Our Halfway Mark Analysis episode will be split into two parts: Story and Format. In Part 1, we’ll discuss our thoughts on the progression of the plot so far, how specific characters have evolved over time, our favorite (and least favorite) moments, our favorite Visser Three morphs, and so much more! Brayden tries out a few predictions for the rest of the series here as well so stay tuned for the end of the episode! Check out our...

Duration:01:24:27

BONUS EPISODE: Teaching Animorphs to Children with Pedro Celino

11/23/2018
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Join MIkael as he interviews Pedro Celino, a grade school teacher from Texas who has decided to take on the task of teaching his students the Animorphs series. He discusses challenges, surprises, and favorite characters in this very special bonus episode of Fanimorphs: The Dork-Bajir Chronicles! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/dorkbajir Twitter:...

Duration:00:37:42

Live from the Gardens: The Exposed

11/19/2018
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This week, on our FINAL episode of Live from the Gardens, we talk sperm whales and giant squid, two of the enormous, monstrous morphs from Animorphs #27: The Exposed, the book we read last week! Want to know all about whale spermeceti? What about how giant squids use their toothed tongues to pre-digest food? How about prehensile penises? Well, you’re in the right place! Also, stay tuned for a special appearance by Fred Durst! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast...

Duration:00:37:22

Animorphs #27: The Exposed

11/12/2018
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We talk deep-sea squid capers in this week’s episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles! Join us in our quest to save the Chee as we talk Animorphs #27: The Exposed! Wanna know what our ideal Pemalite environments would be? Tune in this week to find out the answer! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/dorkbajir Twitter: www.twitter.com/dorkbajir Tumblr:...

Duration:00:50:45

TV Series: Episode 13

11/5/2018
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We watch the “The Forgotten,” the thirteenth (and cursed) episode of the Animorphs TV show with friend of the show Jarred McClure! This is the one where Rachel gets lost in the woods after getting amnesia and meets that crazy ex-Controller as well as a handsome boy who tries to put a slug in her ear. Listener warning: we talk about crackers a weird amount in this one. You can find more of Jarred’s stuff at www.collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy Check...

Duration:00:51:05

TV Series: Episode 12

10/29/2018
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We talk about the Animorphs TV Series again this week with friend of the show Jarred McClure from the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast! This time we watched Episode 12: The Stranger, the one where Rachel meets her future self who is an accountant (?) with a hunting (?) knife. Also, the Eye of Sauron is in this one. You can find more of Jarred’s stuff at www.collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast...

Duration:00:50:40

TV Series: Episode 11

10/22/2018
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Join us as we talk about how much this show blows for the next hour or whatever. They traded Cassie for Rachel despite this storyline being clearly more suited for Rachel. Blah blah blah, here’s “The Reaction” on Nickelodeon. Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/dorkbajir Twitter: www.twitter.com/dorkbajir Tumblr: https://dorkbajirchronicles.tumblr.com/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:43:57

TV Series: Episode 9 and 10

10/15/2018
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We’re back for more punishment as The Dork-Bajir Chronicles (and Jarred) take on more of the godawful mistake that was the Animorphs TV Series. This week we discuss episodes 9 and 10, titled The Capture Part 1 and Part 2, the one where Jake gets a Yeerk in his head! You can find more of Jarred’s stuff at www.collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy. Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site:...

Duration:01:05:09

Live from the Gardens: The Next Passage

10/8/2018
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Well, at least these books are good for SOMEthing! We talk about a bunch of the morphs from Alternamorphs: The Next Passage on this episode of Live from the Gardens! We cover everything from komodo dragons to the mythical Howlers! Splice in a healthy dose of puns and a dash of us interrupting each other as usual and you get the perfect episode of Fanimorphs! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find our...

Duration:00:37:01

Alternamorphs #2: The Next Passage

10/1/2018
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Oh no. OH NO. Another one?? That’s right: it’s time for another Choose Your Own Adventure escapade as The Dork-Bajir Chronicles reads Alternamorphs #2: The Next Passage! This is the one where you play as David but in an alternate timeline through some questionable Ellimist interference. Don’t worry though! It makes just as little sense as the first Alternamorphs, only with characters your recognize this time! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site:...

Duration:00:42:37

Live from the Gardens: The Attack

9/24/2018
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This episode we’re talking tigers and peregrine falcons, two of the morphs from Animorphs #26: The Attack! What is the “Day of the Tiger”? Do falcons have teeth? What is a group of tigers called? Find out this week on Live from the Gardens! Hypothetical Question of the Week: Which animal would be the better star of a teen coming-of-age movie? Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find our Patreon page at...

Duration:00:38:25

Animorphs #26: The Attack

9/17/2018
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Get ready for lava monsters with cool guns and weird accordion aliens as we discuss Animorphs #26: The Attack, the one where they’re whisked away to another planet and we learn all about Crayak. We’re joined by Ellimist-tier patron Andrew on this episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles! Andrew has been enjoying the fruits of this donations for a while now, one of which is that he is granted a guest spot on an episode of our show! Everyone give Andrew a round of applause for being...

Duration:01:00:47

Live from the Gardens: The Extreme

9/10/2018
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Get ready for some real prey and predator trivia as we discuss the ringed seal and the polar bear, the two morphs acquired in Animorphs #25: The Extreme! Ever wanted to know where a seal gives birth? What about male friendships between polar bears? Tune in to find out! Hypothetical Question of the Week: Which would you rather have as a pet: a seal-sized polar bear or a bear-sized seal? Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site:...

Duration:00:42:05

Animorphs #25: The Extreme

9/3/2018
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Come cool off with The Dork-Bajir Chronicles this week as we talk Animorphs #25: The Extreme, the chilling tale of ice monsters, polar bears, and Marco’s subzero dating life! Learn about how Brayden doesn’t know how to be sad, what Visser Three’s bedroom looks like, and cool names for a boy band consisting of the mysterious Five. Also, we recap the plot and whatever! Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Podcast Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs You can find...

Duration:01:00:45

Live from the Gardens: The Suspicion

8/27/2018
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We talk anteaters on this episode of Live from the Gardens about the morphs from Animorphs #24: The Suspicion! Are all anteaters female? Why do insects stick to an anteater’s tongue? What is so special about the anteater’s stomach acid? As usual, tune in to find out the juicy answers and maybe, who knows, have a few chuckles along the way. Hypothetical Question of the Week: Would you rather have the ridiculously long tongue of the anteater or would you rather have their claws and...

Duration:00:34:25

Animorphs #24: The Suspicion

8/20/2018
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We’re back for another Cassie book! This time, the Fanimorphs talk about Animorphs #24: The Suspicion, the one where the tiny but mighty Helmacrons try to steal the morphing cube. We talk some hard science this episode: quantum foam, tiny physics, creationism, the South Park video game, Harry Potter...well, I guess maybe not ALL super scientific but you know what I mean. Check out our Podcast Page on the Collective Legacy Network site: www.collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs Twitter:...

Duration:00:55:10

The Andalite Chronicles: Part 3

8/13/2018
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The big finale of The Andalite Chronicles comes crashing down on Mikael, Tessa, and Brayden as they are showered in sci fi craziness! Join us as we talk time paradoxes in our discussion of The Andalite Chronicles: An Alien Dies, part 3 of Elfangor’s origin story! This book has essentially the coolest sci fi premises out of anything in the whole series so buckle up for our discussion of space- versus time-warping, more talk of Taxxon biology, and that crazy ass scene in the TIme Matrix...

Duration:00:47:42

The Andalite Chronicles: Part 2

8/6/2018
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We’re back for the meaty middle section of The Andalite Chronicles: Alloran’s Choice. We walk you through the Taxxon homeworld and Elfangor’s movements through it. If you like lengthy discussions about the ethics and logistics of war tactics, this episode is for you. Also, if you like discussing the biology (and even psychology) of fictional alien species, this is DEFINITELY for you.

Duration:00:46:44