All Episode


MINIGAME: Introducing the Minigame Jukebox

Oct. 11, 2021

This season on Minigame, Michael is setting out to explore how music plays a central role in video game storytelling.


POKÉMON: Why Cynthia Is the Greatest Champion

Oct. 4, 2021

Bruce and Caleb make the case for why Cynthia, the champion of the Sinnoh region in Pokêmon Diamond and Pearl, is the greatest of all champions in the entire franchise.


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.


POKÉMON: Team Plasma's N and the Human-Pokémon Relationship

July 21, 2021

Bruce, Lawerence, and Maya explore the life and philosophies of Team Plasma's iconic puppet leader Natural Harmonia Gropius.


FIRE EMBLEM: The Hottest Romanceable Characters

July 7, 2021

Anna and Marnie are joined by Petrana Radulovic, entertainment reporter at Polygon, to dish out the spiciest takes on the hottest romanceable characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.


ELDER SCROLLS: The Religions of Tamriel

June 14, 2021

Bruce and Conner unpack the incredibly dense lore of religions in Elder Scrolls, from the history of the Aedra and Daedra to the various pantheons found across the cultures of the continent.This is an EXPERT level episode, w…


ASSASSIN'S CREED: The Origins of Assassin Doctrine

June 9, 2021

Bruce and Kevin explore how Aya and Bayek were responsible for creating the doctrine that the Assassins follow, and how that creed has been maintained and obeyed for thousands of years.


MINIGAME: My 'Mass Effect' Story

June 7, 2021

With the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, many players are revisiting some of the greatest sci-fi RPGs in video game history.


FIRE EMBLEM: Interview With Joe Zieja, the Voice of Claude

May 26, 2021

Anna, Caleb, and Marnie sit down with Joe Zieja, voice actor, author, and Twitch streamer, to discuss the challenges and joys of bringing a fan-favorite character like Claude von Riegan to life.


DESTINY: The Exo Stranger's Dark Future

May 24, 2021

Conner and Kevin are joined by Orchid and Ellimist from the Guardians of Lore podcast to explore the time-hopping Darkness-driven life of The Exo Stranger.


LAST OF US: The Parallel Lives of Abby and Joel

May 17, 2021

Lawerence and Leo explore the many ways Abby and Joel's lives intertwine and parallel each other's.

AERIAL KNIGHT: Interview With Creator Neil Jones

May 10, 2021

Lawerence sits down with Neil Jones, creator of the upcoming indie game Aerial Knight's Never Yield, to discuss how the game came to life, the challenges indie titles face, and what it means to be a black video game develope…


MINIGAME: Is 'Cyberpunk 2077' Truly Cyberpunk?

May 3, 2021

A lot has been said about Cyberpunk 2077's technical shortcomings and overhyped release, but what about its merits as a cyberpunk game?


ELDER SCROLLS: Fighters Guild vs Blackwood Company

April 26, 2021

Bruce and Conner compare two competitive mercenary groups in Cyrodil: The Fighters Guild and The Blackwood Company.


HADES: The Dark Side of Paradise

April 19, 2021

Abu and Caleb unpack the hidden darkness behind Elysium and Theseus in Supergiant Games' hit rouge-lite Hades.


ELDER SCROLLS: Soul Gems Are Problematic

April 12, 2021

Bruce and Conner explore what happens to a soul when it's trapped in a soul gem and discuss the questionable ethics of powering magical items with the souls of living beings.This is an EASY level episode, which means you wil…


POKÉMON: When Humans Play Arceus

April 5, 2021

Bruce, Lawerence, and Maya explore the legend of the all-powerful deity Arceus, a mythical creature said to have created the entire Pokémon universe.


MINIGAME: The Politics of 'The Sims' and 'Rollercoaster Tycoon'

March 29, 2021

Every game is political. Simulation games like The Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon are clear examples: there is no way to "win" these games, but there are definitely "right" and "wrong" ways to play. Michael explores how the p…


DESTINY: The Tragic History of The Fallen

March 22, 2021

Conner and Kevin explore the tragic history of The Fallen, from their Golden Age to their fall during the Whirlwind and their eventual abandonment by the Traveler.


SPIDER-MAN: Miles Morales' Identity Makes Him a Different Kind of Superhero

March 15, 2021

Bruce and Lawerence explore how Miles Morales' multicultural identity makes him a different (and maybe "better") Spider-Man than Peter Parker.


FIRE EMBLEM: The Feminists of Fódlan

March 8, 2021

Anna and Marnie explore how the women of Fire Emblem find different ways to be feminists in the patriarchal society of Fódlan.


STAR WARS: How To Correctly Deploy Your Squadrons

March 3, 2021

Conner and Jaden strap into their cockpits and critique the ill-advised tactics in Star Wars: Squadrons.


MINIGAME: Creating Your Brain in 'Disco Elysium'

March 1, 2021

What if there was a game in which you create a personality?


DOOM: Davoth and the Origin of Hell

Feb. 15, 2021

Bruce and Conner explore new revelations from the Ancient Gods DLC about the Dark Lord Davoth and the shocking origin of Hell. Once a paradise created by The Father, the realm quickly fell to chaos and disarray as its people…