Episodes

Episode 46 - Media That Shaped Us

We're back with episode 46, discussing the media that shaped us. What formative works are responsible for the people we are today? You're about to find out, and boy, does it ever make a lot of sense.

Mistakes: Susan Pevensie is given both a magical horn that summons help and her bow and arrows. Missy forgot about the horn, but really, it only solidifies her point.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

The Other Side Anthology, edited by Kori Michele Handwerker and Melanie Gillman

Watching:

Kubo and the Two Strings

Playing:

No Man's Sky

What Merri's Been Up To:

Reading:

FEED by M. T. Anderson

Watching:

Gravity Falls
Steven Universe

Playing:

Gemini

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Kubo Is Complicated, Flawed, And You Should Totally See It This Weekend
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Director Defends Non-Asian Cast: Inclusion Matters, But Don’t Reduce Diversity to a Hashtag by Steven Pond
Nora Reed on No Man's Sky and procedural generation
A Postcard from No Man's Sky by Gita Jackson


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Episode 45 - Conspiracy Theories

We're back with episode 45, discussing conspiracy theories. Where do they come from? How do they tie into shows like Gravity Falls and Stranger Things. Hey—what are our thoughts on Stranger Things? Don't worry, we're going to talk about it for fifteen minutes straight so buckle in. Also contains a history of the Illuminati, a suggestion for better secret societies to obsess over, and some righteous Dan Brown hating.

Warnings: There are serious Stranger Things spoilers contained within, both in our 'What We've Been Up To' section and the discussion of conspiracy theories. We do warn beforehand, but if you're really worried about it, skip forward by a significant amount when Missy starts talking about it early on, and maybe avoid when we shift gears after discussing Gravity Falls (which is miraculously spoiler free).

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Annie Wu, Javier Pudilo, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos
  • Demonic by Chris Sebela, Niko Walter, Dan Brown, and Sal Cipriano
  • The Backstagers by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Walter Baiamonte and Jim Campbell

    Watching:

  • Stranger Things

    Playing:

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes


  • Listening To:

  • TANIS


  • What Merri's Been Up To:

    Watching:

  • Wayward Pines
  • Gravity Falls
  • Steven Universe

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

  • The Most Evil Secret Societies in History by Shelley Klein
  • Mysteries of Gravity Falls: Cryptograms and Ciphers by Insha Fitzpatrick
  • A Brief History Of "Satanic Panic" In The 1980s by Cheryl Eddy
  • The Selective Attention Test (AKA the gorilla video)

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