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Eric picks MB's brain about the divisional series of unfortunate events. What happened, where can the Braves go from here, and why do we do this to ourselves?

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We sat down with Sam Mauceri, Sara DiPaolo and Logan Wilde to learn why they came to Chicago, their process, what brought them together, and why they think Improv Sux. Check out their play, The P*ssy Paragraphs, every Friday through November 1st, 8pm at the Laugh Out Loud Theater.

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Not one, not two, but six(!) unique movement mechanics are at the core of Zero Percent Juice's Worldline. The team's lead designer Trevor takes Bill through the team's formation, the plans for the game, and the challenges of a Kickstarter campaign.

Given the podcast's motto of Have a Great Summer, Di Billick's choice of Phineas and Ferb for Screenwatching is perfect!

Screenwatching: Phineas and Ferb (1:30)
Interview: Trevor (16:08)
Bill's Magic Minute (37:20)

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Lucy Morris and Calliope Ryder are on this week to talk about the upcoming game Best Friend Forever from their studio Starcolt! Hear about the game design aspects of a relationship simulator, what it's like to be emailed by CNN at 3:30 in the morning, and the ethical consumption of Pokemon.

Plus, Dan Schiffmacher helps Bill grunt through an episode of Home Improvement for Screenwataching!

Screenwatching: Home Improvement (1:32)
Interview (Lucy + Calliope): (19:48)
Bill's Magic Minute: (52:55)

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Rieman and Sater are once again joined by their cursed friend Brian Gartland to talk about famous curses, right in theme with the pirate game, Dead Man's Doubloons!

Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

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We sat down with KJ Snyder and Sarah Hierholzer to learn why they came to Chicago, their process, what brought them together, and why they think Improv Sux.

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Eric + MB take in the exciting finish to the NL Wild Card game while discussing the merits of "full" franchise history, playoff-specific fan gear, and teammates helping one another reach personal milestones by any means necessary.

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Back home now, Shelby Mongan joins me on this episode to get into the video game portions of my trip. What games did I play on the 25 hours of airline travel? What was Akihabara like? Did I pick up any interesting swag? That plus some tips for planning your own trip to Japan right here!

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MB runs down her pre-playoff anxiety while Eric shops around the league for other teams to potentially give his fandom to.

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We sat down with EJ to learn why he came to Chicago, his experience in developing a process, and why he thinks Improv Sux.