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TALK THIS: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone

Talk This! is a bi-weekly podcast about video games, old and new. Each episode, hosts Emma and Madelyn Paquette host a lively debate about two random video games (one old and one new) and then subsequently make up their own by mashing the best elements of each.
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Mar 29, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about the ways gaming can promote social connection, as well as the ways it can't. Also featuring video game rent freezes, lots of studies upon studies, and Animal Crossing weddings.

Mar 22, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk Vagrant Story and Death Stranding, both games that "defy genre," whatever that means. Also featuring interesting costuming choices, how art mirrors life, and how all games are basically Animal Crossing

Mar 15, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last seven weeks of gaming and also what they want to finish while nobody can go outside. Also featuring Hideo Kojima (not the actual man, just his name), plague-themed games, and carrying Animal Crossing across the land.

Mar 8, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk Street Fighter and Knights and Bikes and marvel about arcade games in grocery stores. Also featuring licensing costs, little expired milk packs, and how many quarters went into a machine.

Mar 1, 2020

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about what they saw, did, and played at PAX East 2020. Also featuring a ton of hand-sanitizer, stalker photos of KK Slider, and the worst line in the world, probably

Feb 23, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss video game delays and slander the good name of Shigeru Miyamoto. Also featuring running metaphors, what it means to be a business, and Gamers getting Angry.

Feb 16, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Valkyrie Profile and Indivisible and oh man they should have separated these games, Emma did a dumb. Also featuring aspersions cast on 90s English dubs, nearly impossible boss fights, and perfect blocking.

Feb 9, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about DLC, its history, its different forms, and what makes it good or bad. Also featuring the $60 threshold, gamers being upset, and what "unfinished" even means.

Feb 2, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Star Fox and Apex Legends and the famous Rumble Pak. Also featuring getting game ideas from shrines, the trials of being a human-dog, and a true Legend from Madelyn's time playing Apex Legends.

Jan 26, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last seven weeks of gaming and only a third of it is dedicated to ReMind, we promise. Also featuring the wonders of Photo Mode, the cost of Joycons, and getting swole.

Jan 19, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Destroy All Humans! and Judgment and write a bit of Yakuza fanfiction. Also featuring Emma actually giving Madelyn a compliment, what makes games mad funny, and Kiefer Sutherland

Jan 12, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about "censorship" in gaming and why that's a misnomer in the first place. Also featuring the removal of some bones, the unsexiness of pants, and why Steam kind of sucks.

Jan 5, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Quake and Baba is You and, yes, Madelyn did forget her usual microphone and, no, she cannot make one by pushing words around. Also featuring existential dread, trash-talking online robots, and feeling stupid.

Dec 29, 2019

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the past year in gaming AND the past ten years in gaming. Also featuring the math of Pokeball mechanics, desperate SEO chasing, and Robert de Niro

Dec 22, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss what makes a good video game sequel and the best/worst naming conventions. Also featuring songs from Veggie Tales, Star Wars exhaustion, and timeline confusion.

Dec 15, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Just Cause and Untitled Goose Game and revel in being the bringers of chaos. Also featuring promising movie plans, wifi troubles, and Madelyn's traumatic duck stories.

Dec 8, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma go back through their last six weeks in video gaming and how much their game characters fell off high surfaces. Also featuring pink pants, accidentally marrying goddesses, and that leaked Re:Mind trailer.

Dec 1, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Steins;Gate and Control and try to avoid getting into the whole silly "what is a video game" discussion. Also featuring what's annoying about time travel, Odd Squad, and Gooigi.

Nov 24, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about outrage culture and why it seems like everybody gets upset over everything on the internet. Also featuring being an informed consumer, ill-advised musicals, and, yeah, impeachment hearings.

Nov 17, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Halo and Astral Chain and the benefits and drawbacks of console exclusives. Also featuring barking like a seal, the bane of silent protagonists, and Alexa laughing somewhere, somehow.

Nov 10, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about what makes a game fun and whether that even matters. Also featuring the importance of defining your terms, Inside Llewyn Davis, and this hip and happening thing called boredom.

Nov 3, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Disgaea and Outer Wilds which are surprising opposites in just about every way. Also featuring feeling stupid, jumping into a geyser, and where replay value comes from

Oct 27, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma go back through their last six weeks in video gaming and swap their situations from the last time we did this. Also featuring life adjustments, too much team bonding, and excessive button pressing.

Oct 20, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Blade Runner and Sea of Solitude and make up the concept for the next Persona game. Also featuring courting a copyright strike, good life advice, and how cool controller vibration is.

Oct 13, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about current issues in video game preservation and archival. It's very exciting, we promise. Also featuring the usual lack of technical knowledge, a no snitches sign, and the ideal way to preserve theater.

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