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MASS EFFECT: The Weight of Responsibility (with Normandy FM)

April 4, 2022

Over the course of their career, Commander Shepard is forced to bear the burden of multiple costly and impactful decisions, on top of the already stressful position of being responsible for an entire ship and its crew.

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MASS EFFECT: Understanding the Batarians (with Matt Storm)

March 14, 2022

At first glance, the Batarians may appear to be a one-dimensional race of bandits and slavers with an unprovoked aggression toward humanity, but there’s more to this civilization than it seems.

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MASS EFFECT: Kaiden, Jack, and the Origins of Human Biotics

Dec. 13, 2021

Conner, Jaden, and Kevin explore the complicated and messy history of human biotics in the Mass Effect universe.

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MASS EFFECT: Understanding the Appeal of Cerberus

Nov. 1, 2021

Conner, Jaden, and Kevin unpack the origins of Cerberus and try to understand how the history of humanity's first contact with aliens shaped this radical group's ideology and goals.

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MASS EFFECT: In Defense of Ashley Williams

Sept. 27, 2021

Conner and Jaden unpack the discourse around Ashley Williams' seemingly xenophobic views in Mass Effect.

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MASS EFFECT: Love, Romance, and Representation [Part 2]

April 3, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) are joined by MJ (@ihoardlibraries) from the Reignite podcast to explore romance and representation in Mass Effect. They discuss how relationship dynamics would change in a galaxy ful…

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MASS EFFECT: Love, Romance, and Representation [Part 1]

April 1, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) are joined by MJ (@ihoardlibraries) from the Reignite podcast to explore romance and representation in Mass Effect. MJ shares how the Mass Effect series played a role in shaping her i…

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MASS EFFECT: Tali and the Quarian Mistakes

Feb. 20, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar), Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the self-inflicted predicament the Quarians find themselves in. They discuss the history and culture of the Quarian race (2:42), their relationship with…

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MASS EFFECT: Space Batman

Jan. 7, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar), Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the life of the best bro in the galaxy: Garrus Vakarian. They discuss his upbringing and Spectre candidacy (2:02), his vigilante phase as Archangel (17:…

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MASS EFFECT: The Ethics of Cultural Genocide

April 25, 2018

Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) and Abu (@abu_zafar) and Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) discuss one of the most controversial topics in the history of the Mass Effect universe: the genophage. They draw parallels to the U.S. nuclear strikes in Wor…

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MASS EFFECT: Bioware’s Warning About Artificial Intelligence

April 11, 2018

Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) and Abu (@abu_zafar) are joined by Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) to discuss the role of technology in the Mass Effect universe. They debate the Illusive Man’s intentions with the Lazarus Project, the ethical issue…

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MASS EFFECT: In Memory of Corporal Richard L. Jenkins

March 28, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) speculate on Corporal Jenkins’ childhood, explore why Captain Kirrahe is in love with martyrdom, and wonder what kind of mom Matriarch Benezia was to Liara. This is an [Expert] leve…

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MASS EFFECT: The Codex Entries We Forgot About

March 14, 2018

Kevin and Abu dive into the Codex, revisit their favorite entries and even find some they never knew existed. This is an [Expert] level episode, which means some parts of the discussion may not make sense unless you’ve play…