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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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The God of Cookery (1996)

Ep. 63

Continuing the summer movies with Stephen Chow’s 1996 film The God of Cookery, and hoboy what a movie.

We try to discern the actual plot, make sense of the intense stylization, and figure out if Stephen Chow (the character) ever really learned the secret of cooking. We know he has magic food-related kung fu, and that’s worth the watch alone, if you’re looking for something wacky and more.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our favourite recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” 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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72 – Harry Potter w. Chelsea Ludwig & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Chelsea Ludwig & Sophie Gareau-Brennan are here cause we need to talk about Harry Potter.

Sophie just finished her first read-through of the series, Chelsea’s a Potterhead (despite its gross name), and Mitch is somewhere between Book 3 Harry and Professor Lupin. We talk about all our most and least favourite things about the series, as well as our personal Houses, Patronuses, and all other wizardy things.

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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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61 – Dungeons & Dragons (2000) w. Brayden Scobie

D&D aficionado Brayden Scobie is here to discuss another vital element of this fantasy universe: the godawful 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons.

We watched the movie and we’re going to talk about it. So you don’t have to. It’s rough, baffling, and not really even worth it for the memes. But it WAS worth it for our spectacular attempt at making sense of this movie.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, you can see his beautiful face on Tomes & Tombs, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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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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55 – Puppetry & Spark (360 VR) w. Anna Fiddler-Bertig

We’re talkin’ puppets and more with artist Anna Fiddler-Bertig and her short film Spark (360 VR).

We explain what this film is, where it came from, and, most importantly, how it’s made with puppets & green-screens! We discuss the process of shooting miniatures, characters, sets, and compositing it all into an actual film. We also talk about all of Brendan James Boyd’s spectacular work constructing these puppets & environments.

Make sure to get in touch with Anna & the rest of their team via their 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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51 – Magic: The Gathering w. Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes joins the program to talk all about that card game you’ve seen in comic shops & other nerdy places: Magic: The Gathering.

We trace our evolution from playing games like Pokemon through to Magic, we discuss what makes for an effective deck when you’re playing the game, as well as ways to formalize your friendly play with things like drafts or tournaments!

So if you’ve been curious to check out what all the hubub is about Magic: The Gathering – or you like talkin’ MTG – this is the episode for you!

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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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