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Mazes & Monsters (1982) w. Brayden Scobie

Ep. 101

We’re back from our break and we’ve brought a real doozy of an artifact: Mazes & Monsters (1982) starring Tom Hanks.

Listen as Brayden Scobie and I dissect this made-for-TV movie that’s CERTAINLY NOT about Dungeons and Dragons. We attempt to understand what causes Tom Hanks’ prolonged mental breakdown, to assess how closely this fictionalized story follows the real event, and what is up with Jay Jay’s hats!

Be sure to go see Brayden in meatspace at Hexagon Board Game Cafe for drop-in D&D, watch his streaming show Tomes & Tombs, and go listen to our podcousins Fanimorphs – The Dork Bajir Chronicles: An Animorphs Podcast

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) w. Dustin Meisinger

Ep. 100!

Our very first guest returns to complete the circle, as best we can, Dustin Meisinger joins us to discuss the Star Wars Story we hadn’t seen back in episode 1: Solo (2018).

He and I work through our feelings on Solo, both the movie and the character. We discuss what works, what doesn’t, and where this film falls in our (readjusted) Star Wars rankings. Also we speculate about Episode 9, because of course we do.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Pagemaster (1994) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Ep. 99

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is back to talk about another magical blast from the past: 1994’s The Pagemaster!

We talk about this trippy journey through various genres, mediums, and public domain books. We try to discern the full impact this film had on my psyche, as a child and a grown-ass adult. And, most importantly, we look to the books…

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Merlin (1998) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Ep. 98

Sophie Gareau-Brennan of the We Watch Food podcast is here to talk about a blast from her past: the 1998 TV miniseries Merlin.

We discuss how time changes our perspectives on certain media, how well this Sam Neil as Merlin adaptation does (even with it being made-for-90s-TV), and what our personal mentor wizards were growing up.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Game of Thrones (Season 8) w. Jodie McRobbie & Dustin Meisinger

Ep. 97

Jodie & Dustin & I are back from our previous episode covering Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7…and now it’s time to talk about Season 8.

Now that we’ve had time for the ashes to settle, we break down how we feel about the final season and how it fits into the series overall (numbers included), we address the highs, lows, and middles of these six episodes, and we revisit our hopeless predictions from before the season aired.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Illustration, Design, & Wooden Spoons w. Rachel Beyer

Ep. 96

Designer, illustrator, and spoon-maker Rachel Beyer is here to talk about all that.

We discuss the meditative qualities of spending 100+ hours on a single project, the difficulties of brainstorming vs. editing, and how your art can take on a life of its own one way or another.

Go follow Rachel on Instagram to see some of her lovely work!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Lifestyle Portraits & Boudoir Photography w. Elise Marie

Ep. 95

Photographer Elise Marie tells us all about lifestyle portraits, boudoir photography, and how they’re surprisingly similar – in terms of storytelling.

We talk about how one can discover an art form out of nowhere, what goes into creating a space for your models to play within, and how important confidence is for both the photographer and the subject.

Be sure to follow Elise on Instagram & Facebook!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Poetry, Writing, & Identity w. Gianmarco Visconti

Ep. 94

Poet Gianmarco Visconti joins us to discuss his work as a writer on a collision course with his audience.

We go over what makes poetry an engaging form to work with, how obscuring meaning can illuminate one’s identity, and what do to with your hands whilst reading poems standing up.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Cocktails w. Evan Lloyd

Ep. 93

Bartender Evan Lloyd is here and he brought drinks (take note future guests)!

We talk about what goes into a tasty cocktail, how you can improve your home bartending, and the quirky associations between certain drinks and the world around them.

Plus some sweet, sweet, impromptu cocktail ASMR.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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LARP (Live Action Role Play) w. Alex Perl

Ep. 92

Alex Perl is here to explain what Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, is!

We discuss how one could get into LARPing, what sessions look like, and what goes into character development. We talk about how the (Edmonton) LARPing community addresses issues of access and expectations. Alex explains what makes for effective storytelling in a LARP and how playing to uplift can be a key for success.

Be sure to check out Chronicle LARP’s end-of-May event if you’re Alberta local, otherwise be sure to find your local LARP crew and see what they have going on!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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