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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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Sep 22, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Castlevania and Donut County and discuss the deep lore of the raccoon. Also featuring the different meanings of whip, names that kill vampires, and erotic pachinko machines.

Sep 15, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma continue to talk about Fire Emblem way too freaking much. Also featuring another Fire Emblem game, Kiryu's inability to say no, and the foibles of Clickbait Boyfriend.

Sep 8, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Luigi's Mansion and Jump Force and experience an interesting technical difficulty. Also featuring dark moons, big eyes, and why we all love Luigi.

Sep 1, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the how games use violence for storytelling. Also featuring the condemnation of Overcooked, the monsters who kill their Fire Emblem students, and some sliding scales.

Aug 25, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Max Payne and My Friend Pedro and there's actually some bananas in this one. Also featuring noir voices, the origins of bullet time, and how to pronounce gif.

Aug 18, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma finally shake up the side-quest formula once more. Also featuring hand-eye coordination, why Emma's family relationships are falling apart, and the question of whether or not Mario Party is fun

Aug 11, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Secret of Mana and Into the Breach and forget to take a picture of Madelyn in her banana outfit. Also featuring the color green, rating difficulties by emoji, and what makes a good remake.

Aug 4, 2019

In this not-episode, Emma has a breakdown about how much she loves her Fire Emblem students while Madelyn laughs. Also featuring a lack of pen stabbing, Madelyn venturing into the online world, and Blue Lions pride. 

Jul 28, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss SSX and Gris and really channel that tired dad aesthetic. Also featuring ambiguous vs concrete storytelling, plans to take a high school team to nationals, and some accidental mash-ups.

Jul 21, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma struggle at distinguishing car noises from wind noises. Also featuring the sound of Madelyn's sweat, too much to love about Judgment, and what to do when stung by a sting ray.

Jul 14, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss EVE Online and Pathologic 2 and demonstrate their characteristic lack of dedication. Also featuring dog children, alien invasions, and the difficulty of starting a huge virtual world in 2019.

Jul 7, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma are once again joined by two very special co-hosts from the sometimes-HQ in Philly. Also featuring the Epic Game Store, our beloved Sushizanmai, and Madelyn's demand for a promised T-shirt.

Jun 30, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss The Longest Journey and Deltarune from their two parallel worlds. Also featuring the death of young Pal, making fun of art students, and baboons. 

Jun 23, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma hold their noses and wade through the mess Twitter left behind this week. Also featuring the wonders of American copyright law, Madelyn going ham for CTR, and several pleas for phone calls.

Jun 16, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Bayonetta and Vampyr and generally have trouble describing their high-concept premises. Also featuring mini-demons, a new term for vampires, and cat names versus dog names.

Jun 9, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma throw wild theories on E3 into the air and take responsibility for none of them. Also featuring Emma's new obsession with capsule machines, Altair's only weakness, and hip hop a skippity.

Jun 2, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Spore and Red Dead Redemption 2 in the terrible throes of a thing called jetlag. Also featuring a mash-up for the ages, a dark show about a bad boy baker, and not Wil Wheaton.

May 26, 2019

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma take the listeners through their recent presentation at the PCA/ACA conference in DC. Also featuring a few "Jason"s and one "Shaun," a lack of beautiful images, and, of course, the point. Probably.

May 19, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Thief: The Dark Project and Days Gone and are very grateful for their names all of a sudden. Also featuring half-hearted attempts to not say zombie, our Squeenix overlords, and the difficulty of making stealth games.

May 12, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma really just want someone to come and fix their lives for them. Also featuring messy assassinations, being a baby and a toddler, and whether or not people drink Squirtle water

May 5, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Dragon Quest and Hades and discover the secret of getting jobs. Also featuring the horror of having another game launcher, Myth-o-Mania, and fun family connections.

Apr 28, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma are more excited for Persona 5 Dynasty Warriors Edition than anything else Persona 5. Also featuring Madelyn's inner emo urges, the least helpful (but non-spoilery!) review of Endgame, and cursed content

Apr 21, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Bioshock and Unravel 2 and debate some super important philosophical questions. Also featuring child harvesting, Yarny body horror, and shortening a word for competitive local play.

Apr 14, 2019

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma try to recall which companies are owned by Disney and which are not. Also featuring our growing anxiety about the upcoming conference, fun times in Game of Thrones, and Madelyn's tiny TV.

Apr 7, 2019

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Deus Ex and Everything and Madelyn demands more games specifically tailored to her tastes. Also featuring Emma's weird audio (because she left her SD card in her old computer), everybody losing their source code, and the Ant-Man RPG we all want.

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