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.

Main Episode Highlights:

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!

Sidequest Highlights:

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  • Side-Quest 97. My Kingdom for a Dragon November 22, 2020
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about what they've been playing for the last six weeks and have some thoughts about unreality. Also featuring forgiving the moon, terrible Kids' Bop rap, and good friends from Greek myths
  • Ep 100. Crossing the Chrono Worlds November 15, 2020
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk Chrono Cross and The Outer Worlds and reflect on risk taking sequels. Also featuring dethroning Rockefeller, William McKinley, and the complications of parallel worlds.
  • Side-Quest 96. Big Voice Action November 8, 2020
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about voice acting in video games and give their best efforts. They're still not very good efforts. Also featuring Kiryu impressions, small talent pools, and appreciation for the song "Beautiful Soul"