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We sat down with Sum Birdz to learn what brought them to Chicago, their process, what brought them together as a team, and why they think Improv Sux.

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Aarne Hunziker a.k.a. Meka Skull is my guest on this week's podcast! Aarne's upcoming game Cyber Shadow is inspired by his passion for 8-bit games, and we talk about the process from animation to zdifficulty!

Shelby Mongan also stops by for the Screenwatching mouthful The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode The Day of Sagittarius!

Screenwatching: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (5:25)
Interview: Aarne Hunziker / Meka Skull (34:10)
Bill's Magic Minute (49:22)

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This week, we unpack the rich and evolving Catra/Scorpia dynamic with guest Katie Utke, a student of fan culture, Disney, and especially of queer coding in animation! Plus, New Adventures of He-Man makes a surprising impact on the Princesses of Power.

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MB unloads some rookie highlights from around the league before Eric unloads a more positive spin on his Pirates fandom after seeing them perform well in person during our second High + Outside adventure of the season. The Braves are still good even when the bullpen sucks.

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We sat down with Melinda and The Mushrooms to learn what brought them to Chicago, their process, what brought them together as a team, and why they think Improv Sux.

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Cliff Murphy joins me once again to talk about a few games that have been taking up quite a bit of his time! Games played: Slay the Spire, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Starbound, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus.

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It's the night after WRGW's Beach Bash, the station's annual summer event, and Dr. Hornet is in high spirits after getting to show off his DJ skills. However, he can no longer turn a blind eye to one of his worst blunders - booking the offensive Classic Rock Comedian, whose off-color jokes ruined the entire night. As listeners call in to voice their displeasure, the Doctor of Rock has no choice but to confront his terrible mistake.

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This week, a classic She-Ra character returns in a version that Lauren and Eric like way way better. Plus, Lauren and guest Stephen Poon recap their visit to She-Ra co-creator J. Michael Straczynski's recent book signing in Chicago!

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MB tosses a cold one to Eric with an MLB highlight featuring a football player, and Eric finds a bright spot outside of his struggling Pirates over on the struggling Marlins. After a robust review of the Braves last 10, they get into the mind of an MLB pitcher by putting their short term memory skills to the test.

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200! 200 episodes of So Many Bits, and to celebrate we have two returning guests. Harris Foster of Finji returns to the show to discuss the expanding landscape for indy games such as their title Overland, what makes a game like Wilmot's Warehouse "Finji", and the subculture of the gamer performance arts!

Meanwhile, my original co-host Cliff Murphy is back to chat about the surreal horror of Black Mirror in Screenwatching. It's just like Super Mario Bros.!

Screenwatching: Black Mirror (4:21)
Interview: Harris Foster (38:50)
Bill's Magic Minute (1:24:47)