“Oh no, a wizard made my head big!”

Boy, it sure is October! How did that happen, eh? Well, you might as well join Brandon, Josh and Kyle as they break down the following: Sonic the Hedgehog comic book news, Marvel’s two big New York Comic Con oopsie-doodles (with one being FAR MORE OOPSIE than the other), a bunch of bullshit about that fucking McDonald’s szechuan sauce thing we’re all already sick of hearing about, a darling little kick-your-ass game you may have heard of called Cuphead (plus one real quick minute of A Hat in Time), and– just because you asked so nicely– a few listener emails.

“It is incredibly stupid. I loved it.”

You kids like lawsuits?? GREAT! Because, somehow, that’s the thread you end up with when Brandon, Josh, Liz and Kyle share recent security adventures, furrow brows at befuddling Sonic Forces sponsorships, marvel at Space Michael’s secret SEGA history, clap for Cuphead, muse over MORE Hiveswap, dissect the latest Amazon-funded version of The Tick, and stare directly into the sun that is Jaden Smith’s American anime passion project, Neo Yokio. Plus: a couple of listener emails!

“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!