“Fire cannot kill my bakes.”

Surprise surprise, it’s podcast surprise! Brandon, Liz and Kyle are here (after a brief hurricane delay) to provide the following: a first-hand account of the recent Muppets Take the Hollywood Bowl live show, musings on the current state of Rick and Morty, takes on the first chapter of the long-awaited Homestuck game Hiveswap, recaps of the last 1,000 years of Game of Thrones, thoughts on the vibe of the new-yet-familiar Great British Bake Off, and the many shirtless revelations on the latest Nintendo Direct. And a listener email, of course.

 

“Well, his friends had a funny joke idea… and then he did it.”

On this, the week of our Dragon Con (please come to our panel on Saturday!), returning guest Kyle joins Brandon and Josh to discuss clown adoptions, SNES Classic preorders, the dizzying narrative of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and what it’s like to marathon all of The Adventure Zone. Then, after the break, the trio settles back in to talk a bit about Joss Whedon’s… stuff… that he’s got goin’ on, then tumble way down a rabbit hole of superhero comics, My Hero Academia, overlong story arcs, the necessity of conspiracies and twists in modern-day episodic narratives, and more. Oh, and Overwatch stuff. And that crazy Half-Life 3 thing Marc Laidlaw did. Plus: a listener email! Just the one. It’s a good’n.

“We have a corn.”

BLT is BACK, baby. Join Brandon and Liz for brief sort-of-countdown to Sonic Mania’s release, then get comfy as Tom joins the table to discuss the debut of Disney XD’s new DuckTales, Nick Robinson’s dick pics, and begrudging yet inevitable addictions to The Adventure Zone.

“Are there listener emails too?” You bet your bottom dollar, buster. Great question, by the way. Thanks for asking.

“This is, by far, our loosest episode in recent memory.”

Crack open a Croix Boy and join Brandon, Zack, Liz, Josh and Tom as they bid farewell to June Foray, wish Andrea Romano a happy retirement, and ponder broken people who shake fists at editors with milkshakes. Then, after the break, the gang discusses Dunkirk, unloads on the first trailer for Ready Player One and braces for a live action TV adaptation of One Piece. There’s a bunch of other stuff, too. You know how this goes.

OH, and we answer a BUNCH of listener emails. Zack was so happy, you guys!

 

“I’m excited about that one!”

THE SHOW IS BACK (and so is Zack!) to catch up on everything we’ve missed these past few weeks. Brandon! Liz! Tom! ZACK!! Anime Expo! EVO! Wonder Woman (GENTLE SPOILERS)! Spider-Man: Homecoming (BIG TIME SPOILERS)! D23 news (including Kingdom Hearts, Disney parks, and more)! PLUS: shitty robots, lady doctors, and frog-related puppet firings. It’s an extra-beefy experience, listeners, so please– pace yourselves.

“He’s about to hyuck you up.”

Had enough of E3 2017 yet? Of course you haven’t! The show may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop listening to people describe the same video footage over and over! Brandon, Liz, Harrison, Emily, and special guest Eric (nope, not that Eric) are here to deliver exactly that as they discuss all of last week’s major reveals, trailers, hiccups, stutters, fumbles, touchdowns… uh, what were we talking about again? Is Pelé here? Wait, wrong football. Anyway: E3!

“We started strong with our wrong.”

Put away your roller skates and turn off the ceiling fans: Brandon, Tom, Josh and first-timer Kyle (of the self-declared overlong emails) are here for three hours of podcasting! Listen intently and respectfully, please, as they go to Momocon for graduation, flail excitedly after the ARMS Global testpunch, curiously prod the Mario + Rabbids crossover game leaks, celebrate Overwatch’s first anniversary, and become as gods with Nier Automata. Plus: listener emails!

“When I was in college…”

Brandon, Liz and Josh waste NO TIME this week (didn’t even fool you for a second there, did we?) and dive right into Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and renew their own excitement for Thor: Ragnarok. Then, after the break, everyone promises not to steal each others’ original characters in Sonic Forces (and Brandon gives an early eulogy for Archie’s presumed-dead Sonic comic series), share a few more Persona 5 thoughts (no spoilers!), and answer a gaggle of listener emails. Is there a backpack fashion show tucked in there somewhere? Only one way to find out!

“We slam a Dew and talk about hot boys.”

BLT is back! This week’s episode starts off pretty heavy as Brandon, Liz and Tom take a somber and serious dive into Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale… then swiftly pivot into the rainbow-colored race tracks of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the current state of Nintendo Switch ownership. There’s more Persona 5, too! And some soda nonsense! And a bunch of listener emails! All right! Okay!

“I don’t want to go there and be baka gaijin.”

It’s Eric’s last show– possibly ever!?!?– and Brandon, Liz, Tom and Jenny have decided to see him off with a flurry of excitement over trailers, trailers, and more trailers– including the latest for Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then, after the break, the table discusses how insanely cool Persona 5 is, analyses the new slew of Amazon series pilots, and plans their future trips to Japan, Europe, and pretty much any place that isn’t North America. Lastly, after one more quick break, the gang pools their strength to… give Felicia Day a very hard time, apparently!