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Lauren and Eric get feisty on this guestless episode that recalls classic She-Ra tropes (remember "Duel at Devlan"?), and then there's some stuff about cancel culture, too. We are not on JK Rowling's side here. 

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Sometimes a game is a cartridge. Sometimes a game is a disc. Sometimes a game is a paper shredder, or five people with buttons on their chest. For the latter two, I've spoken with Alistair Aitcheson about his work on The Book Ritual, his multiple live theater shows that integrate video games, and more!

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The recent release of the Turbo-Grafx 16 Mini has rekindled Bill and Cliff's nostalgia for their childhood gaming system! They talk through their early gaming memories, some games to try out (even if they're not in English!), and some games to avoid. Johnny Turbo would be proud!

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Once upon a time, we'd have as many guests on the show at one time as we wanted. It was a lawless period of vigilante podcasting. We return to those days with the first of TWO episodes featuring TWO wonderful episode directors for She-Ra, Kiki Manrique and Jen Bennett, who happened to work on the next two episodes we're covering, "The Perils of Peekablue" and "Shot in the Dark." This week, a classic POP character makes an appearance, Scorpia sings, and Lauren finally comes around on Sea Hawk.

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Starting back in 2012, the Indie MEGABOOTH has given a diverse group of indie game devs a platform to show off their work until recently going on hiatus. This week Bill talks with the founder Kelly Wallick about the early days of the booth, curating hundreds of applicants, and the challenges of setting up shop all around the world!

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This week, staff writer extraordinaire Laura Sreebny joins Lauren and Eric to discuss "Taking Control," a heck of an episode that has serious implications for our friends both in space and on Etheria. Also, Eric gets some validation re: shipping Glimmer and Catra.

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We're back to talk about more games we've been playing! Brandon Shockney and Bill discuss Persona 5 Royal, Splatoon 2, Monster Prom, Rocket League, Skribbl.io, and Final Fantasy VI!

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There is SO MUCH to talk about this week. Not only are we rescuing Catra, not only are we fighting against the homogenizing terror of Horde Prime, but we're also talking to Keston John, the incredible actor behind Hordak, Horde Prime, and, making his stunning debut, WRONG HORDAK. You better believe we asked some stuff about The Good Place too (and Avatar, and Fortnite, and Killmonger). 

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This week Bill welcomes Bennett Tyler of Bomb Shelter games to talk about his team's upcoming game Depths of Sanity. They talk about innovating within the Metroidvania genre, how to set a game 8,000 feet underwater, and the bond he and his teammates share through online gaming.