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Episode 19: Weaving a Story 2 - Oral Stage

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

Duration: 00:59:39

Episode 18: Introjection

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...

Duration: 00:50:32

Episode 17: Ambivalence

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.)

Duration: 00:57:59

Episode 16: Fourth Children

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...

Duration: 00:42:57

Episode 15: Splitting of the Breast

Fortuna's Whyle turns.

Duration: 00:39:01

Episode 14: Those women longed for the touch of others' lips, and thus invited their kisses.

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.

Duration: 00:49:33

Episode 13: Weaving a Story

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.

Duration: 00:42:02

Episode 12: Lilliputian Hitcher

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.

Duration: 00:34:34

Episode 11: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer For Your Personal Hatred'

"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."

Duration: 00:45:58

Episode 10: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still

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.

Duration: 01:44:33

Episode 9: Magma Diver

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.

Duration: 00:29:43

Episode 8: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!

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.

Duration: 00:42:15

Episode 7: Asuka Strikes!

Actung! "Asuka Strikes" the You Can [Not] Podcast! Battling politicians, new character relationships, underwater cities, U2 AND Nine Inch Nails! Wunderbar.

Duration: 00:42:29

Episode 6: A Human Work

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.

Duration: 00:35:00

Episode 5: Rei I & Rei II

Freakanamis rejoice! This week we tackle both "Rei I" and "Rei II," starting with a brief tangent on the absurdity of commercialization. (CORRECTIONS DEPT: It's Schick, not Colgate. YC[N]P regrets the error.) Asher and Colby speak to Rei's tumultuous start, Gendo actually caring about other people, questions Asher wants answered immediately and the celebrated return of big guns....

Duration: 00:58:13

Episode 4: Hedgehog's Dilemma

It's a crowded podcast today as our heroes look into "The Hedgehog's Dilemma." Joseph Gordon-Levitt reads Schopenhauer! Dave has a new friend! Shinji refuses to ask questions! Watch out for quills - or don't - and light up a Pall Mall as we run away from all our problems.

Duration: 00:36:15

Episode 3: A Transfer

While our hosts remind us that no one calls Sean Hannity, it's still important to actually discuss "A Transfer." They root out the obvious Full Metal Jacket parallels, check in with Dave and his new friend and praise Evangelion's progressive casting of New York stereotypes. We're podcastin' ova hea!

Duration: 00:38:57

Episode 2: The Beast

After a brief look at Hideaki Anno's start in animation and the genesis of Evangelion, Asher and Colby discuss "The Beast" and its Very Intelligent Shots. The absurdity of huge guns is touched upon, as is the United Nations Security Council. Boy, these ceilings are unfamiliar.

Duration: 00:33:21

Episode 1: Angel Attack

The You Can [Not] Podcast gets off to a rollicking start, talking a look at the episode "Angel Attack." Colby and Asher challenge Canadian Club to sponsor the show, extol the virtues of Daily Motion and tackle the gravity of gender roles as only white men can. Come for the content, stay for the chair creaking.

Duration: 00:38:06

Episode 0: Two Guys Walk into a Gundam

In this inaugural episode, Colby and Asher reveal their reasons for starting the You Can [Not] Podcast, discuss their anime backgrounds, Colby gives Asher a psych evaluation and we go on our merry podcasting way.

Duration: 00:21:48