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A podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! Reignite is a podcast where Matt and MJ play through the Mass Effect series for the upteenth time--this time, their playthroughs will be more critical. Every choice will be made as close to their moral compass as possible and they will discuss the choices they made and what meaning, knowledge, or wisdom they can pull from the game. Play along with them and share your experiences!

A podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! Reignite is a podcast where Matt and MJ play through the Mass Effect series for the upteenth time--this time, their playthroughs will be more critical. Every choice will be made as close to their moral compass as possible and they will discuss the choices they made and what meaning, knowledge, or wisdom they can pull from the game. Play along with them and share your experiences!
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A podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! Reignite is a podcast where Matt and MJ play through the Mass Effect series for the upteenth time--this time, their playthroughs will be more critical. Every choice will be made as close to their moral compass as possible and they will discuss the choices they made and what meaning, knowledge, or wisdom they can pull from the game. Play along with them and share your experiences!

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@reignitepod

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English


Episodes

Episode #2.16: The Prodigal - Sister Sister

10/3/2019
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MJ and Matt return to Illium to help Miranda with a delicate family issue. Surprising no one, daddy issues abound and Shepard has to try and keep the family together. Fandom corner features Twitch streamer Derek Van Dyke AND a Mass Effect inspired album by Eyeshadow 2600 FM with a sample of the track “Silversun Arcade Hero” featured in the episode. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:04:07

Episode #2.15: The Gift of Greatness - Not So Great After All w/ Chuck Collins

9/19/2019
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Chuck Collins of Bounce! joins us to discuss Jacob’s loyalty mission. Please be advised that this mission contains themes of sexual assault and abuse. If you stick around to listen, we work together to write Jacob the loyalty mission he deserves without stereotypes or needless violence.

Duration:01:13:03

Episode #2.14: The Collector Ship - Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal!

9/5/2019
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In this episode, Matt and MJ explore a disabled Collector Ship at the request of the Illusive Man. Surprising no one, except maybe Shepard, it’s a trap and everything is terrible. Fandom Corner features the Mass Effect Fanfiction Writers group on Facebook. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:03:50

Episode #2.13: The Engineer - Your Princess Is On Another Planet w/ Case Aiken

8/22/2019
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Matt and MJ invite their good friend Case Aiken of Another Pass to talk about his experience playing Mass Effect for the first time, the conflict of romance vs being nice, and the epic quest to rescue Tali from Geth forces. Fandom Corner features the podcast Good Morning Zakera Ward. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:16:46

Episode #2.12: The Assassin - The Shape of Mass Effect w/ Abu Zafar

8/8/2019
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Fandom’s favorite son Abu Zafar of Lore Party joins Matt & MJ as they track a deadly assassin on his final mission. The trio talk about the female gaze and the poetry of the Drell. Fandom Corner features The Crafty Hedonist on Etsy, creator of Mass Effect themed dildos. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:23:52

Episode #2.11: The Justicar- CSI Illium

7/25/2019
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Matt and MJ visit yet another intergalactic hub of shopping and trade to pick up a new companion, solve a murder, and prevent an inter species incident. Fandom Corner features PodFriends Normandy FM, another Mass Effect deep dive. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:15:31

Episode #2.10: The Citadel - This is My Favorite Episode on the Citadel

7/11/2019
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Matt and MJ discover that there really isn’t any going home again when they try to revisit the Citadel and Captain Anderson. Shopping, breaking up fights, and solving the mystery of whether there are fish on the Presidium take up a lot of time! Our hosts discuss a listener email and Fandom Corner features yet another Shakarian fan fic (https://archiveofourown.org/works/17338976). Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as...

Duration:01:05:11

Episode #2.09: Horizon - The Illusive Man Can %@#$ Right Off

6/27/2019
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Ursula of the Queer Dungeoneers podcast joins us to finally vent her frustrations about the scummery that is The Illusive Man and pine after her favorite marshmallow boi. We talk about Miracle of Sound in Fandom Corner much to Matt’s joy. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:06:58

Episode #2.08: The Warlord - Say Hello to Your Lizard Son

6/13/2019
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MJ and Matt are off to deal with the Blue Suns again, this time to pick up a Krogan warlord who had dealings with The Collectors. After fighting mercenaries and battle hungry krogan, MJ & Matt end up with a different krogan than they planned. Aside from Matt’s devout love of Steve Blum, fandom corner highlights Less Than Stellar, an actual play podcast set in the Mass Effect Universe. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we...

Duration:00:44:21

Episode #2.07: The Convict - The Chaotic Biotic

5/30/2019
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MJ & Matt are back on the hunt for allies to help them stand against the Collectors. Our hosts cover the corrupt prison system, betrayal, and the ethics of buying prisoners (spoiler: it’s unethical). Fandom corner features The Mass Effect Fan Collective run by LiLi Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy on Twitter). Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:48:11

Episode #2.06: Archangel: Omega’s Batman

5/16/2019
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In this episode MJ and Matt take on the three biggest merc groups on Omega to save one turian, a vigilante named Archangel. The sniper they find surprises even Shepard. Fandom corner features Singularity, an unlicensed Mass Effect mod for Genesys, a Star Wars Tabletop RPG. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:05:42

Episode #2.05: The Professor of Penzance w/ Drew Mick

5/2/2019
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Drew Mick is the very model of the podcasting millennial, he joins us to pick up a scientist who’s definitely not a general. We pick up Mordin Solus (doctor, fighter, and salarian), but first we cure a plague (that targets turians and batarians). Drew brought us a fandom corner submission with a spoiler warning for the end of ME3. Check out Marauder Shields comics for an alternate ending to the series! Aside from being a Mass Effect nerd, Drew is also co-host of Headline Heroes! Special...

Duration:01:52:31

Episode #2.04: What the Heck is a Collector?

4/18/2019
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MJ and Matt are back at it. It’s time to investigate the Illusive Man’s claims by visiting a colony on the heels of an abduction. Our hosts talk about tutorials, paragon vs renegade, and what it means to be pansexual or bisexual. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:45:51

Episode #2.03: Reignite Invades Dark Side - Hunt or be Hunted

4/4/2019
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MJ and Matt got stuck in another dimension where there are no Turians but plenty of Orcs as they discuss Vampires as represented in video games. What’s an episode of Reignite without a deep dive into a beloved video game? Matt and MJ talk Skyrim Dawnguard and how the experience measures up to their memories. Stick around after the show for a special surprise! Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:53:48

Episode #2.02: A Slight Detour - Memories of the Old Republic

4/1/2019
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Your hosts take a break from the Mass Effect universe to lovingly reminisce about Bioware’s MMO hayday. In this episode they chat about SWOTOR aka Star Wars: The Old Republic. The two reflect on the game, its highs, its lows and more. Join them on this trip down memory lane. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:23:01

Episode #2.01: Prologue - It’s a Second Season, Charlie Brown!

3/21/2019
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On this episode of Reignite, it’s time for a new season, as Matt and MJ start Mass Effect 2! They make some friends and learn things along the way. MJ shares her own fan fiction for fandom corner and the duo play a new game: Fuck, Friend, Fight! Special thanks to Christina Spinks for designing our newest t-shirt which you can find on Redbubble, our dear dear friend David Boyle for our amazing logo, and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:58:06

Episode #1.14: Give Us Andromeda 2, You Cowards w/ Colin M. Parker

3/7/2019
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MJ & Matt aren’t done with Mass Effect just yet. This time they invite Colin M. Parker, co-founder and president of The Scavengers Network, to discuss his love for the game and how it has changed his life. Colin brought some suggestions to Fandom Corner for ways to carry on the game’s legacy. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:01:45

Episode #1.13: Earning that Explicit Tag w/ Nelson Lugo

2/21/2019
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MJ & Matt invite fellow Mass Effect fan and podcaster, Nelson Lugo, to discuss his history with the game. He also brings to Fandom Corner a proposed rewrite of the first game’s introduction. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:27:46

Episode #1.12: In the End

2/7/2019
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MJ & Matt have made it to the end. In this episode, they ask each other some questions about their experiences and discuss what’s in store for Reignite season 2. This episode’s Fandom Corner features an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for the Shakarian shipper in your life, found on SmashPansy.com. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:00:42:24

Episode #1.11 DLCs and Sidequests - Meanwhile…

1/24/2019
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In this episode, MJ & Matt compare notes on side quests and DLC—a difficult task since Matt has no notes. Fandom Corner features the podcast Lore Party and their episode about everyone’s favorite Turian. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT RAP, which we use as our theme.

Duration:01:16:04