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Old Nudes

Old Nudes

DUNGEONS & LICENSING: Andrew is surprised at the lengths Dungeons & Dragons is willing to go to get its brand out there.

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Our hosts share their thoughts on the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who: “Space Babies” and “The Devil’s Chord.”

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  • D. Bethel will be a guest (among many) on Kyrun Silva’s podcast, 4 Tales Podcast, to discuss the first season of X-Men ’97 on Saturday, 5/18. Watch live (or archived) on YouTube:

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The 2-Body Solution

The 2-Body Solution

WEEK IN GEEK: Our hosts jump right into it as Andrew gets sucked back into the world of Stardew Valley with their most recent update and D. Bethel taps into the zeitgeist and plays the roguelike, deckbuilding, poker-themed (?!) game, Balatro.

THE SEASON OF REGENERATION: With the release of the trailer for the new series of Doctor Who, it contains all that fans could hope for––action, humor, adventure, drama…and it’s “season 1”?

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(00:00) Intro – Andrew got too distracted to podcast…

(01:37) …because he got sucked into Stardew Valley‘s 1.6 release.

(15:33) D. Bethel can’t stop playing the not poker video game, Balatro.

(28:49) Outro – In May we start Doctor Who‘s…first season?

(31:35) Outtakes

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  • Love the Stank” (30 December 2016): Where Andrew first dives into the addictive world of Stardew Valley.
  • States of Play” (30 August 2019): Where Andrew shares his first experiences with Klei Entertainment’s Oxygen Not Included.
  • Reliable Virtual Helmets” (27 September 2019): Where D. Bethel shares his first experiences diving into the world of roguelike deckbuilding games with Meteorfall: Journey.
  • Smell the Duke” (4 February 2022): Where D. Bethel discusses the roguelike conversation/combat deckbuilding game by Klei Entertainment, Griftlands.

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Day of the Diver

Day of the Diver

DOCTOR NEW: Our hosts spend a little bit of time discussing the newest episode of Doctor Who, “The Church on Ruby Road.”

FISHING & STUFF: Our hosts talk about the charm, the complexities, and frustrations of the hit video game, Dave the Diver.

THE CALL OF PUBLIC DOMAIN: With the new year brings a new slate of texts into the public domain. While most people are talking about Disney’s latest loss, Andrew focuses in on a piece of cosmic horror that has officially entered public domain this year, H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu.”

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(00:00) Intro – Doctor Who
(03:11) Dave the Diver
(28:59) Outro – New items in the public domain
(32:48) Outtakes

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  • Quite Easily Done” (08 June 2018): Where our hosts discuss a documentary by the video game documentarians, NoClip, about the history of the developer, Bethesda.
  • Academic Quality Entertainment” (04 August 2023): Where Andrew talks about his time playing Dredge.
  • Pleasure Quotes” (22 December 2023): Where our hosts talk about the bigeneration episode that introduced the new Doctor as played by Ncuti Gatwa.

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Sausageria

Sausageria

INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE: Andrew delights us with his tales of sausage-stuffing.

2023’s THING OF THE YEAR: Our hosts reflect on what they believe would define 2023 for them. Andrew reflects on the many trials that faced Dungeons & Dragons while D. Bethel gets sentimental with Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny.

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(00:00) Intro – Andrew’s sausage party
(05:51) Andrew’s 2023 TotY: The Ongoing Trials of Dungeons & Dragons
(11:56) D. Bethel’s 2023 TotY: Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny
(19:11) Outro – More evidence of Willow erasure
(21:03) Outtakes

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  • Kamen Themes” (30 December 2022): Where our hosts reflect on what stood out to them most in 2022.
  • Open Awesome License” (13 January 2023): Where Andrew discusses the drama surrounding Dungeons & Dragons and its Open Game License.
  • Dungeons & Grandmas” (19 May 2023): Where our hosts discuss the film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
  • Comma Dong” (11 August 2023): Where the use of “AI-enhanced” art was found to be used in an official Dungeons & Dragons book was discussed.
  • Smoke Time” (25 August 2023): Where D. Bethel shares his thoughts on Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny.

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Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure Quotes

TALKIN’ ‘BOUT BI-GENERATION: Our hosts reconvene to talk about the final two David Tenant and Catherine Tate-led specials for Doctor Who––”Wild Blue Yonder” and “The Giggle”––which ultimately ends with Ncuti Gatwa taking over the lead role.

PAST BECOMES PRESENT: We have a quick Star Trek check-in as D. Bethel reflects on the harrowing Deep Space Nine two-parter, “Past Tense.”

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(00:00) Intro – Andrew’s “camping trip”
(02:51) Doctor Who – “Wild Blue Yonder” & “The Giggle”
(42:56) Outro – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Past Tense”
(45:17) Outtakes

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-“The Winter Donna” (8 December 2023): Where our hosts talk about “The Star Beast”, the first Doctor Who 60th anniversary special.

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The Winter Donna

The Winter Donna

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN (BUT OLDER): This week, our hosts talk about “The Star Beast”, the first of three Doctor Who special episodes starring David Tennant returning as The Doctor along with his former companion, Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate).

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(00:00) Intro – We forgot…
(02:29) Doctor Who – The Star Beast discussion
(34:12) Outro – No Man’s Sky update (aka, Dan is an idiot)
(37:11) Outtakes

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  • Applejacks. Hot Dog. Thursday. Fire Truck.” (13 May 2016): Where the Winter Soldier joke originated in our hosts’ discussion of Captain America: Civil War.
  • Almond Molina” (10 December 2021): Where our hosts discuss Jodie Whittaker’s final series of Doctor Who, the mini-series event called “Flux.”
  • Companioganza” (28 October 2022): Where our hosts talk about Jodie Whittaker’s final episode as the Doctor, “The Power of the Doctor.”
  • A Relaxed Schedule” (20 October 2023): Where Andrew talks about seeing Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education.

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The Taste Makers

The Taste Makers

WEEK IN GEEK: Our hosts jump immediately into their Weeks in Geek this week which includes Andrew consuming the first handful of episodes of season two of NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot while D. Bethel gives the 2013 “reimagining” of the classic horror film, Evil Dead, his own stamp of approval.

WHOVEMBER: Producers announced this week the titles and dates of the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials and our hosts are all about it.

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  • Magic Incarnate” (16 September 2016): Where D. shares his thoughts on the first season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
  • A Warm Heat” (23 June 2017): Where Andrew reflects on his thoughts about the first season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
  • Mech Media” (14 April 2023): Where Andrew dives into the first season of the Quantum Leap “requel.”

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A Relaxed Schedule

A Relaxed Schedule

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew finally learns the basics of Sex Education while D. Bethel is pleasantly surprised after being very turned off by Cyberpunk 2077.

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  • Two Matching Ties” (23 October 2015): When our hosts discuss “Back to the Future Day,” the day when reality caught up with the dystopian future portrayed in Back to the Future, Part II.
  • Mama Knight” (21 July 2023): Where our hosts discuss the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike.

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Companioganza

Companioganza

DOCTOR DISNEY: In a surprise announcement that went out after the airing of “The Power of the Doctor,” it was announced that Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home of Doctor Who going forward, releasing to the service day and date of airing.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: Jodie Whittaker’s era as The Doctor in Doctor Who comes to a close with the 90-minute special, “The Power of the Doctor”, which also brought to a close the run of the controversial showrunner, Chris Chibnall. In an excited conversation, Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the expected and the surprising of this momentous episode of one of their favorite shows. Be warned that there are SPOILERS for the special in this conversation.

COMPANY’S COMIN’: Our hosts spend a brief moment to discuss the passing of Leslie Jordan, an actor whose work they are mostly familiar with during his quirky guest-starring role in the early ’00s legal dramedy, Boston Legal.

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  • Smash Talks” (14 December 2018): Where our hosts reflect and analyze Jodie Whittaker’s premiere series as The Doctor.
  • Halloween Still” (01 October 2021): Where our hosts discuss the announcement of Russell T Davies’ return as showrunner to Doctor Who in 2023.
  • Almond Molina” (10 December 2021): Where our hosts discuss the final “full” (mini-)series with Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Doctor Who: Flux.

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HBOh No

HBOh No

FILL MY POCKETS: The long awaited FPGA console, Analogue Pocket, is finally shipping and Andrew relays his reasonings for pre-ordering one.

WHY NOT BOTH: With the first season of the DMCU Disney+ show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, coming to a close, our hosts share their thoughts for this daring experiment––a show they have, literally (they’ve been talking about She-Hulk since episode 1 of the podcast), been waiting for for years. Warning: SPOILERS for the first season of She-Hulk.

ACE IS THE PLACE: Our hosts share their excitement for the return of the 7th Doctor companion, Dorothy “Ace” McShane, in this weekend’s regeneration episode of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in Doctor Who.

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  • Cuss Bomb” (17 April 2015): Where our hosts give their first impressions of Netflix’s Daredevil.
  • Wheelhouse Collector” (2 September 2022): Where our hosts give their first impressions of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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