Category Archives: Podcasts

Not a Nuclear Physicist – Media Mavens episode 5

The latest episode of Media Mavens is out! We talk to writer Megan Patterson about the CW show The 100.

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Guest intro 00:00:52

We start with a brief introduction to our guest, Megan Patterson. You can find her on Twitter and find her writing at Paper Droids and The Mary Sue.

What we’ve been doing 00:02:35

Megan – @mk_patter

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Witcher III
  • Robin McKinley’s fairy tale adaptations, currently reading Deerskin
  • Lady Dynamite

Riley – @Kaleri_

  • Overwatch
  • Saga, finished volume 3
  • Legend of Korra

Pam – @jasyla_, Cannot be Tamed

The 100 00:30:48

  • Wells Jaha and why Pam quit The 100 the first time
  • Clarke, maker of impossible decisions
  • LEXAAAAA
  • Octavia the badass
  • Stop torturing Raven
  • ALIE and The City of Light
  • S3 finale and where will it go next season?
  • Fashion
  • Likable Murphy?

Listener Questions 1:38:00

  • Most post-apocalypse/sci-fi shows/movies have very obvious moral messages – do you think there is one with the 100 and if so, what is it? If not, why not? @SerrinneWoW

If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out atMediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

45 Minutes of Swamp Thing – Media Mavens episode 4

The latest episode of Media Mavens is out! This time we talked to Adam Koebel, co-designer of Dungeon World and full-time Twitch streamer about tabletop roleplaying.

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Guest Introduction 00:01:25

We introduce our guest, Adam Koebel and talk a little about what he does for a living.

What we’ve been doing 00:05:30

Pam – @jasyla_ , Cannot Be Tamed

  • Masterchef Australia, Edge of Tomorrow
  • Defender’s Quest, Crusader Kings 2, XCOM2, Stellaris
  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Adam – @skinnyghost, adam-koebel.com, Twitch channel

  • Finishing Daredevil Season 2, Rewatching Hannibal
  • Re-read the first three volumes of WICKED + THE DIVINE, read WYTCHES v1, trying to finish the THREE BODY PROBLEM
  • Overwatch, Dark Souls 3
  • Ryuutama, Burning Wheel, Age of Rebellion, 5e D&D, Blades in the Dark
  • Attended PAX East

Riley – @kaleri_

  • Captain America: Civil War, Legend of Korra
  • Caught up with the new Thor
  • EGLX
  • Finally got to play Edge of the Empire!
  • Overwatch, HoTS
  • Extra Credits – Tracer pose analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmLkVtqjf1A

Tabletop Roleplaying Games 00:36:45

  • Discussion on the resurgence that TTRPGs seem to be having and why that might be.
  • What draws people to RPGs, why do people play?
  • Advice for newcomers, being creative!
  • When streaming RPGs for a large audience, do you change the way you DM/present the story?
  • Do you look to involve the audience? And have you had any really great (or terrible) suggestions?
  • Do the rules ever get in the way?
  • Making your tabletop worlds diverse.

Listener Questions 01:19:22

@grnmushroom: I’d love to know how to get into Tabletop RPGs with a smaller gaming group. Like 2-3 people.

@The_Doc_Webb: I’d love to hear some discussion of oddball tabletop RPGs. I’d humbly suggest HōL (Human Occupied Landfill), + which is handwritten, looks like a ’90s zine, and reads like a fever dream

If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens.

Let the Flames Take Me – Media Mavens episode 3

The latest episode of Media Mavens is out! We talk to AppleCider about Firewatch, along with a lot of other things.

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Show notes:

Story/ending spoilers for Firewatch are concentrated around 53:15 – 1:00:30

Guest intro 00:00:37

We start with a brief introduction to our guest, Applecider. You can find her on Twitter @appleciderwitch or at her siteCiderAndLemonade.com.

What we’ve been doing 00:01:22

Applecider – @appleciderwitch

  • West Wing
  • Stardew Valley
  • Sailor Moon Drops

Pam – @jasyla_, YouTube

  • Creed
  • Hate Plus
  • The Walking Dead season 1 (Telltale)

Riley – @Kaleri_

  • Titan A.E.
  • Game of Thrones season 6 premiere
  • Edge of the Empire (Star Wars) tabletop
  • Diablo 3

Firewatch 00:36:25

  • General thoughts on the game
  • The effectiveness of the games opening
  • Playing as Henry
  • Ending thoughts
  • Delilah
  • Easter eggs and turtles

Listener Questions 1:19:20

  • Who is your dream guest? @CartridgeBros
  • I have yet to pick up a PS4. Aside from Firewatch, can you talk me through why I should now, or if I should wait? @mustyhobbit

If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out atMediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens.

Episode 2 of Media Mavens

Today we released episode 2 of Media Mavens – Let It Be a Zombie Baby.

We’re joined by Kahlief Adams of the Spawn on Me podcast and we talk about The Walking Dead.

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Show notes:

Spoilers for The Walking Dead season 6 start at 1:01:45

Guest intro 01:21

We start with a brief introduction to our guest, Kahlief Adams. You can find his podcast, Spawn on Me, on esn.fm or follow on Twitter@spawnonme.

What we’ve been doing 07:40

Riley – @Kaleri_

Kahlief – @kahjahkins

  • The Division
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Paragon
  • PS4 Remote Play

Pam – @jasyla_, Cannot Be Tamed – YouTube & Blog

The Walking Dead 42:00

  • General thoughts on the series
  • Best and worst seasons and characters
  • Season 6 finale
  • More season 6 thoughts

If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out atMediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens.

Introducing… the Media Mavens podcast

It finally happened! After mulling it over and considering it for months, I’ve started a podcast with my good friend Riley!

Media Mavens logo

It’s a biweekly podcast about pop culture – video games, tv, movies, books. The plan is to have the first half of the podcast be a discussion of all the media we’ve been consuming recently, and then have the second half be a more in-depth discussion and analysis of a particular piece of media or media topic.

The first episode is just Riley and I, and it’s more about introductions than analysis, but in the future we plan to have guests on to talk with us.

You can find the podcast at https://mediamavens.simplecast.fm/ or on iTunes or Stitcher.

I hope you give it a listen!

Podcast Suggestions

I’ve added a number of new podcasts to my feed recently and just wanted to share some of them in case you’re looking for more good things to listen to:

Pop Culture Coven is a brand new podcast from Tzufit. I have to say, I’m missing Justice Points, so I’m really glad to hear Tzufit on a new podcast. Each episode features her talking to one guest about one character from media (games, movies, shows, books), and lasts only 20 minutes. There have been four episode so far and it’s great! A lot of editing goes into it, and it offers a highly polished, in-depth look at some great characters. I was a guest on the second episode, where we discussed Skyler White from Breaking Bad.

This Week in Ladies is a podcast I just started listening to, but it’s already a new favourite. Becca and Allison discuss things that ladies are interested in. So… everything. Though their comics segment goes over my head I really like their discussions on topics like sports movies with lady athletes (where they appreciate the best ever sports movie – A League of their Own) and Oscar winners.

Idle Weekend features Danielle and Rob having detailed discussions about video games, the game industry and what they’re currently watching and playing. Smart people saying smart things about video games.

 

 

Black Lodge Screening Room features Jessica (or Liore of Cat Context) and Max talking about horror movies. This monthly(ish) podcast talks about horror movies both new and old, analyzes new trailers and offer thoughts on both the good and the bad in scary movies.

The Read features Kid Fury and Crissle talking pop culture news and throwing shade. They also answer listeners’ relationship and life questions, and get mad about people who do dumb shit. It’s hilarious and cathartic.

 

Still Alive

Oh, hello there. It’s been quiet around here lately, hasn’t it. Sadly, my focus seems to be on videos now. Well, not sadly. I like doing videos, and the feedback I’ve been getting is great, but I am sad I don’t write as much anymore.

While it’s been quiet on the blog, I myself have not been quiet. In fact, I can’t seem to shut the hell up. I’ve been a guest on a number of podcasts lately, 3 of which are out for your listening pleasure.

First, I was on the Rocket Pants Podcast. I talked to Alex, Chris and Jon about what I’ve been playing, tried to answer some really tough trivia questions and we had a discussion about whether retro or modern gaming is superior.

I was also on The GameEnthus podcast, for the second time. I talked to Aaron, Mike, and Tiny about a ton of things. Deadpool, XCOM2, MAGfest, the X-Files, the list goes on.

Last, but not least, I was on the RF Generation Collectorcast. My boyfriend Will and I were both invited on to talk about the SegaCD with Duke Togo and WildBil. This was cool, as it was really the first time Will and I have collaborated on any content creation. Also, I got to talk about my love of FMV games.

I also recorded two other podcasts which should be coming out shortly. I’ll let you know when those are out.

Video-wise, I’ve put out a few things. A couple highlights are my top 5 games on the PS1. It was hard to not just pick 5 JRPGs.

Also, I also just put out a funny/sad video where I read a bunch of mean comments people have left on my channel. It seems to be pretty popular so far, because who can look away from a car crash?

Also, I’m working on a secret mystery thing, but that’s not ready to be revealed yet. (Oooh, mysterious)

That’s it for now. Hopefully the writing bug bites me again at some point.