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MINIGAME: Do You Own Your Humanity in 'The Outer Worlds'?

Aug. 3, 2020

In The Outer Worlds, everything has a cost. From womb to tomb, your life is dictated by the big business in town. In this episode, Michael explores how this dystopian sci-fi world actually has roots in reality. Minigame is a…


INFAMOUS: The Irony of Brooke Augustine

July 15, 2020

Conner and Lawerence explore how Brooke Augustine's manipulative and hardline policies as the director of the Department of Unified Protection might actually be her way of trying to help her fellow Conduits. This is an EXPER…

COFFEE TALK: Safe Spaces and Everyday Heroes

July 13, 2020

Bhavya and Caleb are joined by Michael from the Minigame podcast to explore how Coffee Talk uses its mundane barista gameplay to create safe spaces for difficult conversations. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means so…


MINIGAME: Why Morrowind Is More Rewarding Than Skyrim

July 6, 2020

Skyrim is undoubtedly one of the most played games of all time. But in this episode, Michael revisits the third entry in the franchise and finds that his time spent in Morrowind was much more rewarding. Minigame is a short e…


SPIDER-MAN: When a Cop and Billionaire Cross the Line

July 1, 2020

Lawerence and Abu explore why Martin Li and Yuri Watanabe became evil. Yuri is a cop with a strong sense of justice and Martin is a self-made billionaire running a massive homeless shelter. What pushed them toward murder and…


DOOM: Slaying a Broken System

June 29, 2020

Bruce and Conner explore how the Slayer in Doom Eternal disrupted the endless cycle of violence and cooperation between Heaven and Hell by simply getting caught in the middle. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means som…

Introducing Gom Jabbar: A Dune Podcast

June 12, 2020

We're so excited to finally unveil our newest podcast! Join Abu and Leo every other Friday as they explore the vast lore of the Dune universe on Gom Jabbar. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://anchor…

End of Season 6

May 23, 2020

Like Community, we don't have a movie deal yet. Unlike Community, we aren't canceled. Season 7 starts soon. Original music by Lk.


MINIGAME: The Comfort of Gaming in Quarantine

May 20, 2020

A coronavirus-related health scare causes Michael to quarantine himself for two weeks. In his self-imposed isolation, he plays everything from DOOM to Coffee Talk and rediscovers the comfort that video games can provide. Min…


ZELDA: When Link Leaves Hyrule

May 18, 2020

Lawerence and Neil are joined by David from Another Zelda Podcast to explore the few times a Zelda game takes place outside the Kingdom of Hyrule. It's been 19 years since Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons released, and t…


BORDERLANDS: In Defense of Troy and Tyreen Calypso

May 11, 2020

Caleb and Conner make the case for why the divisive Calypso twins don't deserve the hate they received from many fans. Troy and Tyreen are amazing villains once you understand their history and motivations. This is an EXPERT…


STAR WARS: Delta Squad's Individuality

May 4, 2020

Conner, Lawerence, and Jaden revisit Star Wars Republic Commando and explore how the unique personalities of each clone soldier in Delta Squad make them such an effective team. This is an EASY level episode, which means you …


POKÉMON: Ukulele Pichu and Other Lost Pokémon

April 27, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence are joined by lost Pokémon expert Dr. Lava to explore the pocket monsters that could have been. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means some parts of the discussion may not make sense unless you’ve p…


BORDERLANDS: The Lucky Legend of Typhon DeLeon

April 20, 2020

Caleb and Conner explore the legacy of Borderland's first vault hunter and debate whether his legend lives up to the hype. They discuss Typhon's early life as a turd farmer on Pandora (1:48), the lucky way his iconic career …


We're playing Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing the wrong way

April 15, 2020

Abu and Leo discuss the irony of Stardew Valley, where they left their corporate jobs to live the life of a rural farmer but inevitably spent the entire game chasing profits. Games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing are…


STARDEW VALLEY: The Dark Side of the Valley

April 13, 2020

Abu and Leo explore the shockingly dark lives of 5 characters in Stardew Valley, and the ways in which the game tackles some heavy themes. They discuss the heartbreak of Clint's romantic life (4:37), Marnie and Mayor Lewis'…


POKÉMON: The Myths of Legendary Pokémon

April 8, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore how legendary Pokémon affect human society. They discuss what makes legendary Pokémon different (1:10), how their myths are twisted by groups like Team Magma (10:25), and the types of maniacs who …

Send us your Witcher questions

April 6, 2020

Abu and Brett are doing a mailbag episode on Wind's Howling, so ask us your burning questions about the Witcher show and also our favorite ice cream flavors! Tweet at us or slide into our DMs on Twitter or Instagram. You can…


MINIGAME: Mundane Comforts in 'Death Stranding'

March 23, 2020

Death Stranding is an odd game full of mystery and intrigue. However, it also shows us that sometimes it's the mundane aspects of life that make things feel most comfortable in times of need. Minigame is a short essay podcas…


STAR WARS: Order 66 Through the Eyes of a Child

March 16, 2020

Conner and Kevin explore how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order revealed a side of Order 66 we've never seen. They discuss how the game portrays Order 66 differently than the films (3:06), how the events traumatize Cal for the res…


POKÉMON: What It Means to Be a Gym Leader

March 9, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore the many responsibilities of being a gym leader in the world of Pokémon.  They discuss the role gym leaders play in their towns (2:58), the burden of maintaining the respect and reputation of thei…


BIOSHOCK: The Two Lives of Booker DeWitt

March 4, 2020

Caleb, Leo, and Kevin explore the moment in Booker DeWitt's life that changed the course of his future forever...twice. They discuss the importance of the Battle of Wounded Knee to Booker's life (1:41), his deal with the Lut…


MINIGAME: The Story of Our Stuff in 'One Night Stand'

Feb. 24, 2020

All that stuff around you is not junk, it’s the story of your life. In this episode, Michael explores the indie game One Night Stand and learns more about a mysterious companion through the objects in her room. Minigame is a…


STAR WARS: Jedi Indoctrination and Sith Exploitation

Feb. 17, 2020

Conner and Lawerence explore how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order tackles the eerie similarities between Jedi indoctrination and Sith exploitation. They discuss Cal's mission to track down and recruit force-sensitive children (3…