Talk This! It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone

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TALK THIS! is a weekly video game podcast that I co-host with my sister Emma. We put out a new episode at noon each Sunday, alternating between our main installments and Side-Quests each week. We started the show in January 2017, and have now released more than 130 episodes (and counting!).

In each main installment, we discuss two games: one old (more than 10 years) and one new (less than 2 years old). We talk their content, development, and critical reception, as well as our experience with the games, their significance to the gaming industry as a whole, and anything else that comes up in our weekly conversation. Afterwards, we stretch our creative muscles and try our best to come up with a new concept for a brand new game by mashing together elements from each. Some weeks, we strike gaming gold! Other weeks, well...I'm sure someone thought Pokémon was ridiculous at first too.

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Our Side-Quests have evolved over the years, but right now, we take turns leading a discussion of a video game topic of our choice. These have included the preservation of gaming history, the proliferation of fandom rage, and how to choose the greatest game of all time. Every third Side-Quest, we switch gears to talk about what we've been playing the past six weeks!

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  • Ep 112. Bravely Infamous May 2, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Infamous and Bravely Default 2 and make comparisons between comic books and JRPGs. Also featuring even more morality systems, some heroes of light, and a dislike for chibis. 
  • Side-Quest 108. Make Your Choice April 25, 2021
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss choices in games from the obvious to the more abstract. Also featuring that one map in Fire Emblem Sacred Stones, a discussion of dating sims, and shameless self-promotion.
  • Ep 111. Jak & Daxter Assassination April 18, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Jak & Daxter and Hitman 3 and lose themselves in likely fake childhood memories. Also featuring teleporting Santas, developer intentions, and precursor eggs.