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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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Feb 5, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss relationship systems in games and the mathematical complexities of dating several girls. Also featuring depth vs breadth, lying to people's faces, and gift giving guides.

Jan 29, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Heavenly Sword and Vampire Survivors (which Madelyn may or may not be playing as they speak). Also featuring 2007-typical language, no actual vampires, and more mortgages than you might expect.

Jan 22, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss fitness games. Exergame? Gamercize? Whatever you want to call it. Also featuring Wii Fit Dogs, our pathetic sprint speed, and lore step rewards.

Jan 15, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Armored Core and The Quarry and debate whether the threat of 1000 migrating bears would keep teenagers inside. Also featuring obtuse control schemes, stacked casts, and the appeal of big robots.

Jan 8, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss our last seven weeks of gaming. That sets this before Thanksgiving. Truly uncool! Also featuring Judgment as an AU game, new voice actors, and wishing for just a little more oomph.

Jan 1, 2023

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma reflect back on the year of 2022 in gaming and brace for the tidal wave of games called 2023. Also featuring our statistical breakdowns, how well we kept to resolutions, and our favorite games of the year.

Dec 25, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Hotline Miami and Triangle Strategy and wonder whether they should be more into David Lynch. Also featuring the wonders of mining, explosive endings, and title choices.

Dec 18, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss dialogue in games - how very meta of us. Also featuring the master of lockpicking, speculation about statistics, and the dreaded "wall of NPCs."

Dec 11, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Sleeping Dogs and Cult of the Lamb while Madelyn falls victim to the cult of The Cult of the Lamb. Also featuring undercover work, funny little dances, and deeply troubled development cycles.

Dec 4, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss religion in games - or at least, we get a start on it. We wade into the shallow end. Also featuring holy spirit power, the meaning of Trinity Marks, and the can of worms known as Call of Duty.

Nov 27, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Live A Live and The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe and imagine what office work could have been. Also featuring how to tell a joke, the areas of history, and narrating each other to annoyance.

Nov 20, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and - Emma, we get it, you played a lot of games, this episode will never end. Also featuring going back to skateboarding, muffled name calling, and the unreality of courtroom drama.

Nov 13, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Age of Empires and We Are OFK and have a temporary identity crisis. Also featuring what makes something an empire, the logistics of a virtual band, and whether or not there's any murder.

Nov 6, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss gaming controllers and peripherals. We love the PowerGlove. It's so bad. Also featuring infrared, cute robo power, and why all controllers look the same now.

Oct 30, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Gran Turismo and Neon White and continue their campaign for the eradication of real sports. Also featuring John Cena, motorcyles in FF7, and regional soundtracks.

Oct 23, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss horror games, something they have extreme expertise in because they are definitely not scared little babies.  Also featuring a real jump scare, movie comparisons, and how hard this all seems.

Oct 16, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss XCOM and The Last of Us Part One. Despite the title, this is not part one of an episode, it is a joke. Also featuring the the appeal of math, the art of lighting, and small child face blindness.

Well-known spoiler for FF7 from 30:30 - 30:35.

Oct 9, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming from Citizen Sleeper to Voice of Cards to I Was A Teenage Exocolonist and more. Also featuring gaming schedules, fond zero outta ten scores, and leaving good reviews on the store page. 

Oct 2, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Journey and Citizen Sleeper and think about retiring to a farm. Also featuring the gig economy, carefully ensuring kindness, and the art of greeting cards.

 

Sep 25, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss video game trailers and why all you really need is a banger of a song.  Also featuring demands for no gameplay, trailers vs commercials, and live action dances.

Sep 18, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Epic Mickey and Two Point Campus and whether there's something dystopian about it all. Also featuring Mickey's many crimes, the purpose of concept art, and spooky college.

Sep 11, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss sports in video games, including everything from FIFA to Fruitball.  Also featuring why golf is so popular, change in the world, and our own sports game desires.

Sep 4, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Arc The Lad and Mario Strikers: Battle League and discuss the merits of the crotch chop. Also featuring Arc rhymes, high stakes political games, and premium pricing.

Aug 28, 2022

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and why Three Houses is such a good game for job hunting. Also featuring the malice of cats, old phones, and the grand acquisition of a PS5.

Aug 21, 2022

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Radiant Historia and Back 4 Blood and bemoan the lack of combo co-op. Also featuring middle-aged men, irrelevant cards, and zombie sounds behind you.

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