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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 115. Immortals Eve June 13, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Parasite Eve and Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Fighting monsters gives you wings. Also featuring little-known Greek myths, E3 dread, and science lessons for the listeners.
  • Side-Quest 111. Whatever E3 Stands For June 6, 2021
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss video game conferences and why things could just stay virtual. Also featuring normal con disease, bad predictions, and $299.
  • Ep 114. Viva Rice and Ruin May 30, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Viva Piñata and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin and come up with a great licensed Little Mermaid game with no problems. Also featuring geography lessons, rice growing opinions, and subtextual mazes.