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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 110. Bullets, Beats, and Skyrim April 4, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Skyrim and BPM: Bullets per Minute and come up with a cursed musical idea. Also featuring Loki copyright, the Skyrim modding community, and more time signatures.
  • Side-Quest 106. Vicarious Virtual Tourism Across Japan March 28, 2021
    In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and make tourism plans for the future based on that. Also featuring exploding into Bugsnax, idols with yakuza parents, and lots of loops.
  • Ep 109. Pathless from Amnesia March 21, 2021
    In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Amnesia: The Dark Descent and The Pathless, and we're just lost and confused here. Also featuring horror cabinets, good movement, and deep fear of the Mom game.