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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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  • Episode 138. Layton Returns May 15, 2022
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Professor Layton and Returnal and make the most terrifying SAT study game. Also featuring saving your game, claw hands, and why Luke ran away in the night.
  • Side-Quest 134. Brought to You By... May 8, 2022
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk product placement in video games and resist the urge to get into energy drinks. Also featuring Cup Noodle, Zoom microphones, and Taco Bell. This podcast is not sponsored.
  • Special Episode: Just PAX 2022 Things May 1, 2022
    In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma go over their PAX East 2022 experience and reveal their confusion with Xbox controllers. Also featuring the blue boy, no robot photos, and expensive soda.