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Episode 246: All Three Of My Holes

Apologies for the sound quality on this one; Bell’s working out the acoustics in her new office, but clearly not making great progress. This week, we talk about how Bell is apparently a good person whether she wants to be or not. Also, we talk about what it means to call someone with a serious illness an “inspiration” This week, Amelia is tits deep in “No Man’s Sky” Bell is, uh, still with the D&D. It’s time consuming, okay? Also Mentioned: “Stardew Valley” “Fallout...


Episode 245: The Talk Again

In this week's Can't Talk Podcast, we talk about how to use language and picking the things to work on that work for you right now. Bell loves: Old pottery and shit Amelia recommends: Trivial Warfare Also Mentioned: "How to Be Sick" "A Gifted Man" Water Cooler Trivia I officially signed us up for Water Cooler Trivia, so email me for the link!


Episode 244: The Pelvis Destroyer

We’re back! (Probably.) We haven’t recorded in months, so this episode is very heavily focused on catching up on life events. Amelia is loving Dietland. She also got a loom, and she loved “Nanette” by Hannah Gadsby. Bell has been moving. She also bought “Gloomhaven”, but hasn’t played it yet. Also mentioned: Dungeon Tiles


Episode 243: Up Cancer's Ass

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Bell is super mean to Amelia. CW pain, cancer, periods. Amelia is trying out: Habatica Bell doesn't recommend: Endless period of doom and moving stress. There's some premium dog content toward the end.


Episode 242: Unacceptably Small

This week Amelia and Bell intended to talk about the royal wedding, but once again got sidetracked. We ended up talking about accessibility in video games instead, which is a better topic anyway. Amelia is enjoying “Super Mario Odyssey” Bell is having a stupid fun time dming D&D. “God of War” “Dragon Age: Inquisition” “Elder Scrolls Online” “Everquest” “Murder at Moonveil Manor”


Can't Talk Rerun! Episode 1: Geek it Secret, Geek it Safe

Life keeps interfering with our most sincere plans to record, so we're rerunning the show that started it all, in all its baby podcast glory. We've grown a lot since then! In our very first episode of The Can't Talk Podcast, Bell explains why you shouldn't name your characters after bodily fluids and Amelia sings Megan Hart's praises. The conversation moves on to the books we loved as kids, trends in romance novels, and what happens when writers start "phoning it in". After that, the...


Episode 241: We Love Him

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Bell and Amelia talk middle age, medical bullshit, and spoil "God of War." Bell recommends: "Ghosted" Amelia recommends: "Jane the Virgin" Also Mentioned: KLAIRS BB Cream KLAIRS Facial Toner Cerave cleanser Benton Snail Bee Cosrx Snail Mucin "Norse Mythology" "Brooklyn 99"


Episode 240: Dad of Boy

Bell complains about having her period. Then we talk about “God of War” (tiny spoilers!) and how anxiety ruins everything. Amelia is delighted with “God of War” (Except for the font sizes) Bell is also playing “God of War” Also mentioned: “Mass Effect: Andromeda” Bullet Journaling Narrow washi tape for bullet journaling


Episode 239: Wine Is Gross

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Amelia and Bell re-assert their thoughts that wine is gross, talk about dogs some more and also panic when decorating. There may be wine involved while recording. There may be no real show notes to speak of.


Episode 238: Hysteria

This week Amelia and Bell are the King and Queen of Pissy Mountain (which is not a nice mountain. We talk about the masturbatory habits of the Victorians, what it's like to get a massage (only slightly related), and other random things. Bell was made very uncomfortable by Todrick Hall’s “Forbidden”, and it was fantastic. Amelia had a blast with “Mansions of Madness”. Also Mentioned: “Straight Outta Oz” “Elder Scrolls Online” “Fallout 4” “Horizon Zero Dawn” “Assassin’s Creed:...


Episode 237: Is Jesus White

On this Week's Can't Talk Podcast, Amelia and Ness talk about "Book of Mormon" and Ness' fascinating upcoming research in kit lit reviews. Ness recommends: "Robots vs. Fairies" Amelia is very meh about: "Book of Mormon" Also Mentioned: "Brooklyn 99" "Fangirl Happy Hour" "Prince of Egypt" "Everything, Everything" "Me Before You" Lydia X.Z. Brown "Gentlemen's Guide To Vice and Virtue" AAVE "When We Was Fierce" postponed Disability In Kidlit Blog


Episode 236: Odds & Ends

This week Bell and Amelia end up chit-chatting about their dogs, dog training and appropriate dog park etiquette. Then we move on to a discussion of Amelia's very, very, very picky palate. After that, we have a discussion about D&D; Bell is dming her first campaign, and it's going swimmingly! Mentioned in this episode: 5e Campaign Lab for DnD 5e Treasure Generator


Episode 235: Mlem

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Amelia and Bell talk about "A Wrinkle In Time," Multi-Level Marketing Schemes, McDonalds, and more. Somehow, they all seem vaguely related. Amelia recommends: Escape rooms Bell recommends: "A Wrinkle In Time" Also Mentioned: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick "Critical Role" "Geek and Sundry Escape!" "Galavant" "The Game of Life" "Invisibilia"


Innovation is Good, Stagnation is Bad, Bring Back Fable

This week, Amelia makes Bell rant by sharing a conversation she had at a party. Then we talk about the ethics of VR and the games that changed the way we saw video games and the world. “Split Infinity” by Piers Anthony “Guards! Guards!” by Terry Pratchett “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman “Sandman” by Neil Gaiman “I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett “Men At Arms” by Terry Pratchett @dailypratchett on Twitter “Snuff” by Terry...


Episode 223: Way Of The Fist

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, we talk about being a GM and how tabletop games can be awesome. Amelia recommends: "Black Panther" Bell does not recommend: an awkward church service Also Mentioned: "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" "Gaydorado" "Jade Empire" "Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition" "13th Age" Matthew Mercer's GM Tips The GM's Guide The Quiverfull movement "Sister Wives" "Lucifer"


Episode 232: I Think Nipples Are Stigmata

This week sometime Can’t Talk co-host and skincare enthusiast Ness joins us to talk about “The Skincare Con,” an article that appeared on The Outline. Spoiler alert: we didn’t like it. We didn’t like it a lot. Bell can’t stop watching “Celebrity Big Brother” Ness: Is playing “Dragon Age II” again. She’s also reading “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Color Blindness” by Michelle Alexander Amelia got to see “Hamilton” live. She’s also reading “Into The Drowning Deep”...


Episode 231: Spurger

Amelia recommends: "Agent To The Stars" by John Scalzi Bell recommends: organizing craft things Also Mentioned: "Lock In" "Autopsy Room Four" "One" "The Watcher In The Woods" "Labyrinth" "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" Instant Pot 365 Days of Slow Cooking "Yuri On Ice" Power Crunch Bars "Nerdist Podcast: Michael Dorn"


Episode 230: What We Know About Stuff

This week, Bell and Amelia talk about wine (we know nothing about wine), the dissections of science classes past, and what we want to happen to our bodies when we die. Then we talk about the complexities of raising teenagers—knowing when to set limits and when to let go. Amelia loved “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor Bell played through “Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones” Also Mentioned: “Sew & Stow” “Pancake Sex Book Club” (PSBC) “Horizon: Zero Dawn”


Episode 229: Gateways

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast Bell and Amelia talk VR and going to the doctor. Bell recommends: "The Invisible Hours" Amelia says: you gotta go to the doctor, sorry Also mentioned: "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)" Handbag of Holding "Crocodile Dundee" Remake? Or HOAX? "Jumanji" App "Zathura: A Space Adventure" "Central Intelligence" "Gone Home" "Clue" "The Sexy Brutale" "SUPERHOT" "Farpoint" "Moss" "A Blind Legend" New Fable Game?


Episode 228: That's Good for Poopin'

SPOILERS FOR "STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI" Bell and Amelia figure out their zombie apocalypse plan and review “The Last Jedi.” Amelia fell in love with “The Shape of Water.” Bell had a blast in “The Diner Duo.” Also mentioned: The Hamilton app “Agents of Dreamland” “X-Files” “The Girl With All The Gifts” “Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary” “Pacific Rim: Uprising” “Persona 5” “I Expect You To Die” “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes” “Until Dawn: Rush of Blood” “Star Wars: The...