Info

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
TALK THIS: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone
2020
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2020
May 24, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about the translation and localization process for video games and are generally baffled by how any translation ever gets finished ever. Also featuring the ten words of Japanese we know, angry Twitter mobs, and making things sound more metal.

May 17, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Mega Man and Ori & the Will of the Wisps and dismiss the question of whether robots have souls. Also featuring Xbox Game Pass, terrible western box art, and Guns & Roses references.

May 10, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about video game soundtracks and find that their taste is utterly predictable for their brands. Also featuring all the versions of Dearly Beloved, intense Latin choirs, and lively karaoke interjections.

May 3, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Saints Row and A Short Hike and wonder where exactly the aliens came from. Also featuring the hunt for 400 coins, surprisingly progressive design, and the joy being virtually outside.

Apr 26, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last six weeks in gaming, how much they've done, and yet how small a dent they've put into their backlog. Also featuring broken watering cans, how much we <3 Nishiki, and TURBO and TACTICAL mode.

Apr 19, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Dead Space and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and question EA's development strategies over the years. Also featuring avoiding copyright disputes, making punctuation complaints, and learning what RAM even stands for.

Apr 12, 2020

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about the utility behind difficulty levels and expose themselves as lazy gamers. Also featuring Madelyn being harsh, bad headlines, and, somehow, Animal Crossing.

Apr 5, 2020

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Minecraft and Code Vein and can find a way to compare every game to Animal Crossing, just watch. Also featuring re-branding Souls-likes to Soulsies, how games appeal to kids, and Domino's Pizza.

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.

1