Week in Geek: Andrew plays a megagame while Dan breaks down watching Jon Stewart’s last episode of The Daily Show and ponders what, exactly, Stewart was to a generation of viewers.
Meta-Listeners: Our listeners chime in on meta-texts that really piqued their interests while Dan and Andrew chime in on those suggestions.
Meta-Fiction: Andrew and Dan delve deep into the world of stories about stories, movies about movies, tv shows about tv shows, and games about games and ask what the heck do meta-narratives do?
Hercules/Xena Meta-Episodes: Dan and Andrew spend the better part of an hour (or not) discussing a few episodes of these classic tv fantasy shows’ use of meta-fiction for some fun one-off episodes…or not.
Question of the Geek:
Next week, we’ll be discussing how despite the fact that the genre of the Western is relatively dead, it has been repurposed in nearly every other genre of fiction. So, with that in mind:
What is your favorite Western-themed fiction (in any genre and in any medium)? Why? Or what is a western that you think has been particularly influential and needs more attention? Why?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“This Song’s Just (Six Words Long)” by “Weird Al” Yankovic
-“Hook” by Blues Traveler
-clip of “Guantanamo By the Bay” from Boston Legal 3.22.
-“Main Title” by Joseph LoDuca (from Xena: Warrior Princess)
-“Animaniacs Theme” by Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell (written by Richard Stone & Tom Ruegger)
-“Before the Storm” by Jeremy Soule (from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)