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Ep 31 - Hamilton v Les Miserables

1/17/2019
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In this episode we talk about Hamilton vs Les Miserables, including moral absolutism vs moral flexibility, Hamilton as the hero and the villain, Marius needs to focus, we hear from friend of the show and semi-colon enthusiast, Victor Hugo, ugly crying when the lights cut on, and the return of 'swiftboating' and 'strategery.' Please excuse the wonky audio - we had sound issues, which made this episode REALLY hard to cut. Spoilers for both Hamilton and Les Mis!

Duration:01:42:31

Ep 32 - High Fantasy with the Cos

1/3/2019
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In this episode we have some guest hosts who talk about high fantasy, including how the land of Oz was not ready for Dorothy the Despot, that there are no villains in *high* fantasy, and how fantasy is a safe space to work through real world problems.

Duration:01:17:40

Quick Update - Baby Hiatus

12/21/2018
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Just a quick update! We'll be back soon!

Duration:00:00:23

Ep 30 - Canon

8/16/2018
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In this episode we discuss what makes something part of a franchise's canon, and what makes it non-canonical, including Star Wars extended universe, Coffee Shop AUs, X-men Evo fan fic, #TechnicallyNotRelated, Rule 34, and we come circle back around to transhumanism.

Duration:01:14:42

Ep 4 (29) - Adaptations and Reboots

7/13/2018
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In this episode, we struggle with the definition of a reboot vs an adaptation, suddenly somehow Sherlock's drug use is a 'problem', adaptations we want to see, adaptations we unfortunately did see, Reverse MacGyvers, and Emily gets Capital R Romantic about X-Men.

Duration:01:40:11

Ep 28 - Mirror Worlds and Graven Images

5/17/2018
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In this episode we discuss mirrors and graven images, catoptromancy, cats have , liminal spaces, mirror worlds, Emily uses a puddle as a mirror, the social media mirror dimension, why did we do so much witch craft at sleepovers? and Lauren has a very special message for the teens.

Duration:01:30:34

Ep 27 B - Aliens!

4/30/2018
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In this episode we continue our discussion of aliens, including cosmic pluralism, what sailor moon and superman have in common, owing life debts, Tim the Tool Man Taylor's experience with the extra-terrestrial, and do aliens think we're cute?

Duration:01:08:48

Ep 27A - Aliens!

4/17/2018
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In this episode we talk about Aliens! including made-up numbers, water bears, the Fermi Paradox, radio astronomers, are we in a celestial time out? and how very human we all are.

Duration:00:47:49

Ep 26 - Tricksters

3/6/2018
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In this episode we talk Tricksters, including the Devil himself, essential phallicism, fully-belly truths, ambiguity in roadrunner form , and we search for the female Trickster. We apologize - the audio quality on this one is not great. Better next time, we promise!

Duration:01:02:00

Ep 25 - Mythical Creatures

1/13/2018
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In this episode we talk mythical creatures, boobies on a fish, someone had relations with a horse, phoenix stories get dark, boobies on a bird, we've all seen some shit on the Internet, boobies on EVERYTHING, Lauren can't with the Tooth Fairy, and this is how we get mermaids. Here is a link to the New Yorker article we were talking about: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/06/is-bigfoot-likelier-than-the-loch-ness-monster

Duration:01:47:30

Ep 24 - Ghosts!

11/18/2017
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In this episode, we discuss ghosts, necromancer street cred, ancestor veneration, psychopomps, Harry Houdini Seances, pleasing terrors, Jamesian Tales, Emily and Lauren's morphic field strengthens and are ghosts still ghosts in the underworld?

Duration:01:01:12

Ep 23 - Werewolves!

10/3/2017
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In this episode we talk about Werewolves, as well as wolves as pagan symbols, cannibals, curses, deals with the devil, insatiable hunger, rehabilitating the man-wolf, male menstruation, and we almost don't talk about Harry Potter. Almost.

Duration:01:31:41

Ep 22 - Hugo Short Stories

8/25/2017
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In this episode, we talk Hugo Short Story Nominees, including abrasive narrators, petty-betty omnipotent beings, transhumanism, Matt being wrong and strong about Rogue One, and Emily has bomb GoldenEye tactics.

Duration:01:55:41

Ep 21 - Cyberpunk

6/27/2017
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In this episode we talk about cyber punk, including: invisibility with socks, the difference between work naked time and personal naked time, what it means to be human, don't quote Nietzsche at me, robot daddy issues, and Emily definitely knows what Blade is and what Blade Runner is and that they are not the same thing.

Duration:01:22:13

Ep 20B - Dystopia! Part 2

5/21/2017
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In this episode we continue our discussion of Dystopian media, including moon colonies, Emily watches no movies - BUT WAS RIGHT ABOUT BLADERUNNER, star whales, we can't wait for the utopia of Star Trek to come around, and Emily and Lauren apparently share a morphic field.

Duration:01:04:48

Ep 20A - Dystopia! Part 1

5/9/2017
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In this episode we talk Dystopian media, Lauren has gum brain, Trevor Noah's mother is a dystopian heroine, how the Hunger Games destroyed Emily's sense of self, how many unhappy people does it take to make a dystopian novel, and it's all fun and game until someone gets murdered by a smart house.

Duration:01:16:31

Life Narrated - Ep 19 - Vampires!

3/26/2017
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In this episode we talk about Vampires, wealth as a super power, the Blood Countess of Hungary, Mina got the Double D, Lauren steals Matt's thunder, and it all comes back to necropants, like we knew it would.

Duration:01:50:42

Life Narrated - Ep 18 - Magical Systems in Fantasy

2/21/2017
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In this episode we talk about magical systems in fantasy narratives, how to avoid being murdered for magical purposes, necro pants, crow romance, magic as social control, and narrowly avoiding matriarchy with a steaming pile of patriarchy.

Duration:01:30:39

Life Narrated - 15 - Sports Narratives by the Indoor Kids

1/7/2017
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In this episode, we attempt to talk about famous sports stories, but end up rehashing psychological scars from childhood sports teams, talking tribal warfare, finding out how much Lauren really dislikes Nascar, and Matt's drank too much pool water. In other words: Sports stories as told by the Indoor Kids.

Duration:01:34:30

LifeNarrated Ep 16 - The Best of Villainy

12/1/2016
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In this episode we talk about our favorite villains, how to ruin a villain as good as Darth Vader, mind control, the sexiness factor, and bad guys that refuse to be redeemed.

Duration:01:23:48