The You Can [Not] Podcast concludes its first season with the absolutely dynamite End of Evangelion.
"You've completely lost your fuckin' mind, haven't ya Lahey?"
"Oh, have I lost my mind, Ricky? Or is this the way the world ends?"
Evangelion says "congratulations!" and the You Can [Not] Podcast thanks some of the greatest forty-four minutes to ever air.
Lacan & Evangelion:
Hayao Miyazaki Teaches Hideaki Anno How to Say "Arigato":
The End of Evangelion TV Trailer:
Shinji goes subconscious. Misato takes it poorly. The You Can [Not] Podcast observes.
"Pippa's Song," from Pippa Passes by Robert Browning
"Sex and the Single Cyborg," by Sharalyn Orbaugh
Staring grimly, the proud runner Achilles answered,
"Beg no more, you fawning dog--begging me by my parents!
Would to god my rage, my fury would drive me now
to hack your flesh away and eat you raw--
such agonies you have caused me! Ransom?
No man alive could keep the dog-packs off you,
not if they haul in ten, twenty times that ransom
and pile it here before me and promise fortunes more--
no, not even if Dardan Priam should offer to weigh out
your bulk in gold! Not even then will...
Shinji turns tragic.
Note: Colby wishes to exchange "Patton" for "Joan of Arc."
(A further note: the audio went wonky on us for this episode. While the fullest effort has been made to remedy these errors, the You Can [Not] Podcast regrets any remaining discrepancies.)
A new pilot enters the fold.
"Sunday Morning," Wallace Stevens
"Sheltered Garden," H. D.
"Walking Around," Pablo Neruda
(A note: the audio went wonky on us for this episode. While the fullest effort has been made to remedy these errors, the You Can [Not] Podcast regrets any remaining...
A sprawling episode of the You Can [Not] Podcast, Colby and Asher speak to the Mad Lad's rampant espionage, Misato's deep emotional problems and the whiplash induced by quality storytelling. Long for the sound of others' podcasts.
It's midterm week on the You Can [Not] Podcast as we test ourselves on "Weaving a Story." Asher and Colby discuss the first departure from a traditional narrative structure, the chain of pilot freakouts and reveal their favorite characters & moments so far! You'll know when the test begins.
Hitch a ride? Hitch... on? Hitchhike over? Whatever. It's time for "Lilliputian Hitcher." Colby and Asher talk about the guts of the MAGI, NERV's rampant parental issues and one of the series' funniest B-plots. Remember -- punching is just as effective as hacking.
"She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer For Your Personal Hatred,'" and the You Can [Not] Podcast agrees. Colby and Asher revel in Misato's love/hate paternal relationship, find everyone's reasons for punchin' Angels and further contest the legacy of the Mad Lad. To quote: "We're really gettin' into stuff here."
Tokyo-3 may be still, but podcasting can never rest. Asher and Colby move through "The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still," discussing Rei's absolute command of the situation, Gendo proves once again that he's the worst father and teamwork finally comes to the forefront. Also: a very special episode of Dialectical Podcasting.
There's no other way to say it -- we're diving into "Magma Diver." Asher relates the difficulties in watching anime, Colby comes through with the Freudian questions and the pair talks quite a bit about death and nihilism. Cheers.
All of you, listen like you want to... win? (Are you listening to lose?) 'Cause this week it's "Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!" on the You Can [Not] Podcast. Colby and Asher talk about Asuka's new relationships within NERV, the brilliance of the two fight scenes and we get an official Best Character list from Asher! Cue the music.
Folks, we're talkin' "A Human Work." Asher and Colby discuss the WWE Smackdown that is the conference, Colby asks some questions and Asher forgets about atomic bombs. Revel in the vagueness of the human heart, and rejoice that it only explodes emotionally.