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FIRE EMBLEM

FIRE EMBLEM: Lady Rhea Is a Cult Leader

Feb. 8, 2021

Anna and Marnie explore the deeply concerning practices of the Church of Seiros, from rewriting history to punishing nonbelievers without mercy.

THE LAST OF US

THE LAST OF US: Ellie's Redemption [Part 2]

Feb. 3, 2021

Lawerence and Leo continue their exploration of Ellie's life in this comprehensive deep-dive.

THE LAST OF US

THE LAST OF US: Ellie's Redemption [Part 1]

Feb. 1, 2021

Lawerence and Leo explore Ellie in this comprehensive deep-dive of her life.

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: How a Teen Developer Used TikTok To Make a Video Game

Jan. 25, 2021

Michael is joined by Conner Rush of Fyre Games to discuss being a solo game developer, leveraging a viral TikTok video to find voice actors, and his hit new game Summerland. Summerland is available for free on Steam and itch…

DESTINY

DESTINY: Clovis Bray's Obsession and the Origins of the Exos

Jan. 18, 2021

Conner and Kevin explore the life of Clovis Bray, a narcissistic genius whose discoveries changed the galaxy forever.

CYBERPUNK 2077

CYBERPUNK WEEK: The Red Strings Club

Dec. 10, 2020

Bhavya and Caleb explore the ways in which manipulation and control are justified in the dystopian cyberpunk world of The Red Strings Club.

CYBERPUNK 2077

CYBERPUNK WEEK: Deus Ex

Dec. 9, 2020

Conner and Michael explore the core issue at the heart of the Deus Ex games: do augmentations make you less human, and what does it mean to be human in a society divided and controlled by technology?

CYBERPUNK 2077

CYBERPUNK WEEK: VA-11 Hall-A

Dec. 8, 2020

Caleb and Lawerence are joined by Stephen from Geek Elite Media to serve up some drinks and explore the themes of corruption, robotic sentience, and human augmentation in the world of Sukeban Games' hit indie game.

CYBERPUNK 2077

Welcome To Cyberpunk Week

Dec. 6, 2020

December 7-11 is Cyberpunk Week here at the Lore Party Podcast Network!

End of Season 7

Nov. 17, 2020

Wow, it's the end of Season 7 already. Podcasts grow up so fast! Season 8 starts soon.

SPIDER-MAN

Getting Inside Spider-Man's Head With Yuri Lowenthal

Nov. 11, 2020

Lawerence and Kevin are joined by actor Yuri Lowenthal to peel back the layers of Peter Parker's trauma and explore the tough lessons he learned from his friends and enemies.

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: Halo, Destiny, and the Role of Lore

Oct. 21, 2020

Having a complete understanding of the lore in Bungie's most popular franchises requires a heavy investment from the player. Michael explores how the universes of Halo and Destiny are vast, but just playing the games is not …

DOOM

DOOM: Subverting Western Mythology

Oct. 12, 2020

Bruce and Conner explore how the Doom series does not play by the usual rules of western mythology despite being heavily inspired by it. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means some parts of the discussion may not make …

SPIDER-MAN

SPIDER-MAN: The Origins of Miles Morales

Oct. 5, 2020

Lawerence and Abu are joined by Alex from the Comic Book Club podcast to explore how the comic books and video games take two very different approaches to the origins of Miles Morales. This is an EXPERT level episode, which …

INFAMOUS

INFAMOUS: Kessler's Self-Loathing

Sept. 23, 2020

Conner and Lawerence explore the motivations behind Kessler's crackpot plan to train Cole MacGrath. The iconic Infamous villain was actually a tragic character driven by feelings of self-loathing and the guilt of his own fai…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: The Vastness of a Small Open World in 'Hitman'

Sept. 21, 2020

It's easy to get burned out by the size of many open-world games, especially when those worlds feel empty. The Hitman series is a prime example of how smaller worlds can feel huge and present new opportunites for players to …

ASSASSIN'S CREED

ASSASSIN'S CREED: Jacob Frye Would've Been a Great Templar

Sept. 14, 2020

Bruce and Kevin discuss the questionable decisions Jacob Frye makes in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and explore why his issues with his father make him act out in ways that seem more Templar than Assassin. This is an EXPERT l…

SPIDER-MAN

SPIDER-MAN: Crawling Through the Spiderverse

Sept. 7, 2020

Lawerence is joined by Dan from the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast to jump through the Spiderverse and untangle the relationship between Peter Parker and one of his most iconic villains, Dr. Otto Octavius. This is an EXPERT lev…

DOOM

DOOM: For the Greater Good

Sept. 2, 2020

Bruce and Conner explore how multiple characters in the series believe in the utilitarian view that the ends justify the means, making the story of Doom a cautionary tale against overlooking atrocities in the name of the gre…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: Time Flies in 'The Last Express'

Aug. 31, 2020

The Last Express is a game all about racing against the clock during a period of history that feels like it's running out of time. Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris.  Each bite-sized epi…

BATTLE CHEF BRIGADE: The Responsibilities of a Perfect Military

Aug. 24, 2020

Bhavya and Caleb explore the many responsibilities of the soldiers in the Battle Chef Brigade, from cooking to fighting to research. A world faced with a unique challenge was forced to build a unique force to fight it, but a…

Doomguy is related to B.J. Blazkowicz and Commander Keen

Aug. 17, 2020

In this bonus clip, Ty from the In The Keep podcast joins Bruce and Conner to explore the interconnected universe of id Software’s franchises, including the theory that Doomguy is descended from B.J. Blazkowicz and Commander…

DOOM

DOOM: How Fans Helped Build the Lore

Aug. 12, 2020

Bruce and Conner are joined by Ty from the In The Keep podcast to untangle the messy and inconsistent lore of the Doom franchise. The series was never meant to have deep lore, but a passionate fanbase took it upon themselves…

SPIDER-MAN

SPIDER-MAN: Osborn vs Octavius

Aug. 10, 2020

Lawerence and Conner explore the long and complicated relationship between Norman Osborn and Dr. Otto Octavius, two brilliant scientists who brought out the best and worst in each other. This is an EXPERT level episode, whic…