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The Real Question Is – Who would you romance? – Media Mavens episode 6

I totally forgot to post about this episode when it came out. Two weeks ago. Oops. This episode it’s just Riley and I and we talk about X-Men: Apocalypse.

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What we’ve been up to (00:01:01)

Pam – (@jasyla_)

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Firefly

Riley – (@kaleri_)

  • Overwatch
  • Hearthstone
  • Bo Burnham’s comedy special: Make Happy
  • Warcraft

X-Men: Apocalypse (00:32:05)

Listener questions (00:59:09)

  • Who is better, Charles Xavier or Jean Luc Picard? – @TheDonovanViper
  • Do you feel that Days of Future Past was part of hitting a big reset button on the X-Men universe? – @angryCDNdecepticon
  • Do you read X-Men comics, or any comics? And if so, what’s your favourite? @Duke0619 (Retro Nonsense)
  • If you could have one of the X-Men’s powers which would you choose? @Buried_on_Mars
  • (Hypothetically) BioWare has just secured rights to make an X-Men game. Party of 3, who would you bring to the fight? – @MustyHobbit

Listener questions (not about X-Men) (01:09:03)

  • As I’m largely a ‘retro gamer’ these days, part of what I love about the hobby is hearing people’s origin stories. What are some of your nostalgic memories in gaming and how have they helped establish your gaming habits today? – Paul “Catridge Canuck”
  • Just curious about the equipment you use to record? – Keno/@lifespiller79
  • If you could bring any one Game of Thrones character back to life, which would it be and why? @StevenEidher

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. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a review on one of these platforms, or tell a friend about us!


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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If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a review on one of these platforms, or tell a friend about us!


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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If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a review on one of these platforms, or tell a friend about us!


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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If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a review on one of these platforms, or tell a friend about us!


 

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!

Justice Points and Bioware

This weekend I was very excited to be invited onto the Justice Points podcast to take part in Bioware month! My buddy Kaleri was on as well, and we chatted with Apple Cider Mage and Tzufit about all kinds of things – why Bioware games are important to us, best and worst game romances, and what we’re hoping for in Andromeda.

Justice Points logo

Image from justicepoints.com

I also talk a bit about Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider in the what I’m playing segment.

I had a ton of fun recording it, and I hope you’ll give it a listen. You can find it on the Justice Points site, or on iTunes or Stitcher.

This was my third appearance on Justice Points, if you want to check out the other episodes they’re all listed on the Pam Speaks page.