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TALK THIS: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone

Talk This! is a weekly podcast about video games, old and new. Each main episode, hosts Emma and Madelyn Paquette have a lively debate about two random video games (one old and one new) and then subsequently make up their own by mashing together the best elements of each.
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May 22, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about weather in video games and theorize about why water is sad. Also featuring allergy seasons, the appeal of pixel rain, and whether sand is a kind of weather.

May 15, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Professor Layton and Returnal and make the most terrifying SAT study game. Also featuring saving your game, claw hands, and why Luke ran away in the night.

May 8, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk product placement in video games and resist the urge to get into energy drinks. Also featuring Cup Noodle, Zoom microphones, and Taco Bell. This podcast is not sponsored.

May 1, 2022

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma go over their PAX East 2022 experience and reveal their confusion with Xbox controllers. Also featuring the blue boy, no robot photos, and expensive soda.

Apr 24, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Twisted Metal and Elden Ring and talk about bugs vs features. Also featuring intense difficulty, pause buttons, and the Peacock streaming service.

Apr 17, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk their last six weeks in gaming and try not to imagine human forms of Donald and Goofy. Also featuring misunderstood questions, Reggie from customer support, and plenty of CHAOS.

Apr 10, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss American Mcgee's Alice and Twelve Minutes and literally can't shut up. Also featuring The Great Gatsby, flattened rabbits, and Willem Dafoe. 

Content Warning: discussions of violence, abuse, sexual assault, and questionable depictions of mental health conditions.

Apr 3, 2022
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about game achievements and trophies and how to write game guides. Also featuring PS4 breakage, getting all the fish, and iron-on patches.
Mar 27, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Trauma Center and OlliOlli World and wonder if anyone has ever landed an ollie in real life. Also featuring skateboard nurse, the dearth of medical drama games, and rad vibes.

Mar 20, 2022
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about what makes a game replayable and the secrets of mahjong. Also featuring getting your money's worth, childhood impulses, and the need to be productive.
 
 
Mar 13, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and Inscryption and figure out how to reverse the twist from The Sixth Sense. Also featuring disparging ARGs, how flag poles work, and FPS BS.

Mar 6, 2022
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk their last six weeks of gaming, which does not include Elden Ring but still has some maidens. Also featuring King of Fighters, eight way lasers, and endgame summaries.
Feb 27, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss King of Fighters and Forza Horizon 5 and the eternal struggle of being bad at fighting games. Also featuring vacation decisions, the economics of arcade machines, and springy rearview mirrors.

Feb 20, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss open worlds in video games and the scourge of the dots. Also featuring double jumping horses, the influence of GTA, and the joy of movement.

Feb 13, 2022
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss The Binding of Isaac and Valheim and think about making a JRPJesus. Also featuring blasphemy, religious skill trees, and what early access means.
Feb 6, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the latest in industry mergers and acquisitions and what this means for the future of video games. Also featuring the power of Genshin, streaming wars, and a podcast price point.

Jan 30, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Fatal Frame and Unpacking and decide what would be in their boxes. Also featuring strangulation, false memories, and bad landlords.

Jan 23, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last seven weeks in gaming and are haunted by a grey void. Also featuring being uncool gamers, finger guns, and the geese game.

Jan 16, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Rhythm Heaven and Guardians of the Galaxy and wonder if anyone has a good sense of rhythm. Also featuring girls playing games, dying genres, and unfair competitions.

Jan 9, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss side-quests in video games and dig in to why people dislike fetch quests so much. Also featuring cabaret minigames, disguised grinding, and Cup Noodles

Jan 2, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss The Bouncer and Mundaun and the essential make-up of a good video game trio. Also featuring telemarketers derailing plots, what makes an avalanche, and what bouncers look like.

Dec 26, 2021

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma reflect back on the year of 2021 in gaming and look warily towards the new year of 2022. Also featuring the problem with the Game Awards, the existence of new consoles, and our favorite games of the year.

Dec 19, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss cozy video games and make a distinction between lowercase c and uppercase C. Also featuring death of the soul, radical kindness, and non-threatening circles.

Dec 12, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Dino Crisis and Eastward and expose the secret for finding children. Also featuring the difference between dinos and dragons, the future Earthbound, and tiny creatures.

Dec 5, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks of gaming and expose their video game compulsions. Also featuring serious stories, mental torment, and fun hats at the end of the world.

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