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BIOSHOCK

BIOSHOCK: How Brigid Tenenbaum Discovered Morality

Feb. 10, 2020

Caleb, Leo, and Kevin explore the life of Brigid Tenenbaum, the woman who discovered ADAM and changed Rapture forever. They discuss how her early years in a Nazi concentration camp shaped her worldview (0:42), her groundbrea…

POKÉMON

POKÉMON: The Secret Pokémon Wars

Feb. 4, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore the many theories surrounding a historic and catastrophic war that once took place in the seemingly peaceful world of Pokémon. They discuss the subtle hints found in Red and Blue that indicate a w…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: Fearful Choices in 'Until Dawn'

Jan. 27, 2020

Michael explores how Until Dawn put life and death in his hands, and made him feel like a horror movie director. Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the…

STAR WARS

STAR WARS: Jaden Korr Showed Us a New Kind of Jedi

Jan. 20, 2020

Jaden, Conner, and Lawerence explore the tumultuous life of Jaden Korr, from his upbringing on Coruscant to his years training under the legendary Kyle Katarn and Luke Skywalker. They discuss how Korr's powerful Force-sensit…

BIOSHOCK

BIOSHOCK: Big Daddies and Bigger Birds

Jan. 13, 2020

Caleb, Leo, and Kevin explore the iconic Big Daddies and their secret connection to Songbird. They discuss the history and creation of Big Daddies (1:11), their evolution into the protectors of Little Sisters (9:10), and the…

POKÉMON

POKÉMON: The Most Disturbing Pokédex Entries

Jan. 6, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence dive into the Pokédex and explore some of the weirdest and creepiest Pokémon in existence. They discuss Drowzee's dream-eating habit (2:13), Cubone's morbid attachment to its mother (5:57), Mimikyu's dang…

WITCHER: The Netflix TV Show

Dec. 20, 2019

Abu and Brett break down the first episode of Netflix's The Witcher. They'll be diving deep into every episode of the TV show on our podcast Wind's Howling. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you ge…

STAR WARS

STAR WARS: All Clones Are Not Made Equal

Dec. 18, 2019

Jaden, Conner, and Kevin explore the role of clones in the Star Wars franchise, and the different types of clones we see in the universe. They discuss the motivations of the Kaminoans in making the clone army (3:37), the his…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: What Makes a Good Star Wars Story?

Dec. 16, 2019

Michael takes a look at Star Wars games of the past to explore why some told memorable stories and others failed to make an impact. Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized epi…

End of Season 5

Nov. 8, 2019

It feels like forever ago that we were launching the show. Thank you to everyone who's been along for the ride. Season 6 starts soon. Original music by Lk.

THE LAST OF US

LAST OF US: The Final Decision [Part 2]

Nov. 6, 2019

Lawerence and Leo explore the implications of the final decision in the game. They discuss the role of the Fireflies (1:40), the case for and against killing Ellie (7:07), and what they would do in Joel's shoes (21:50). This…

Help us raise money for children's hospitals!

Nov. 1, 2019

The team here at the Lore Party Podcast Network will once again be participating in Extra Life! Join us on November 2 at 10am EST for our 24-hour livestream and help us raise money for children's hospitals across 4 states. T…

THE LAST OF US

LAST OF US: The Final Decision [Part 1]

Oct. 30, 2019

Lawerence and Leo explore the implications of the final decision in the game. They discuss the events that led to Ellie's abduction (2:45), Marlene's connection with Ellie's mother (9:00), and the brutal finality of Joel's d…

STARCRAFT

STARCRAFT: The Xel'Naga Prophecy Sucks

Oct. 28, 2019

Abu and Kevin explore why the Xel'Naga Prophecy is arguably the worst part of the Starcraft franchise. They discuss the role of prophecy in storytelling (1:44), the history of the xel'naga and their struggle with Amon (10:22…

HALO

HALO: The ODSTs Are Unsung Heroes

Oct. 23, 2019

Jaden and Conner explore the most underrated group of heroes in the entire Halo franchise: the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. They discuss the origins of the elite ODST soldiers (3:27), how they live in the shadow of the SPART…

THE LAST OF US

LAST OF US: Joel's Bloody Resume

Oct. 16, 2019

Lawerence and Leo explore the choices that defined Joel, from his time as a single father to becoming a ruthless hunter and smuggler. They discuss Joel's life before the CBI infection (2:31), how the death of Sarah affects h…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: Mental Health in 'Neo Cab'

Oct. 7, 2019

In the capitalist dystopian future of Neo Cab, mental health is a resource that has to be managed. Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or cen…

HALO

HALO: The Case for Grunt Supremacy

Sept. 25, 2019

Jaden tries to convince Conner that the Grunts are the greatest threat to humanity. They discuss the advantages Grunts have due to their unique physiology (1:13), their role and place within the Covenant (14:26), and why the…

STARCRAFT

STARCRAFT: Kerrigan Never Had a Choice

Sept. 23, 2019

Abu and Kevin explore how Sarah Kerrigan was never truly given the choice to decide her own destiny. They discuss her tragic childhood and initiation into the Ghost program (3:28), her motivations as the Queen of Blades (18:…

THE LAST OF US

LAST OF US: David the Cannibal

Sept. 18, 2019

Lawerence and Leo explore David's life before and after the CBI infection. They speculate about David's life before the infection (3:40), how David's cult following mirrors that of real-life killers (19:10), and the traumati…

MINIGAME

MINIGAME: How Bethesda Changed Fallout Forever

Sept. 16, 2019

Bethesda may have launched the Fallout franchise to stardom, but what did they sacrifice to do it? Minigame is a short essay podcast produced and hosted by Michael Farris. Each bite-sized episode dives into the themes or cen…

WITCHER: What to Know Before Watching the TV Show

Sept. 9, 2019

New to the world of the Witcher? This episode is for you. Abu goes over everything about the Witcher novels, games, and universe that newcomers need to know before watching the upcoming Netflix show. Don't worry, this episod…

THE LAST OF US

LAST OF US: How Ellie's Tragic Past Defines Her

Sept. 4, 2019

Lawerence and Leo explore Ellie's childhood, and how the tragedies of her past have come to define her. They discuss Ellie's upbringing (6:50), the horrible way she learned about her CBI immunity (18:07), and speculate about…

UNCHARTED

UNCHARTED: When Nathan Drake Grows Up

Sept. 2, 2019

Conner and Jaden are joined by Dan from The Greatest Story Ever Played to explore how both the Uncharted franchise and Nathan Drake grew up and matured. They discuss how the series became more grounded in reality over time (…