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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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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 tormet, and fun hats at the end of the world.

Nov 28, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Banjo-Kazooie and Guilty Gear: Strive and ask uncomfortable questions about bear x bird relationships. Also featuring incredible names, perfectionism, and what would make you into a witch.

Nov 21, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss getting into video games later in life and make a case for a new educational system. Also featuring our own controller memories, learning how to walk, and finding a jacket.

Nov 14, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss World of Warcraft and Warioware: Get It Together! and debate whether you need to jump to program games. Also featuring a discussion of Activision-Blizzard, Wario's stupidity, and what a microgame even is.

Nov 7, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss fishing minigames and their own limited real fishing experience. Also featuring blatant theft, brotherhood, and fishing for dogs.

Oct 31, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Kane & Lynch and Cozy Grove and decide whether a seagull can be a bear. Also featuring old YouTube aesthetics, calling people ugly, and the comfort of checklists.

Oct 24, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and get taken in by the bad vibes. Also featuring adult coloring books, tests of patience, and toxic video game relationships.

Oct 17, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Alan Wake and Cloudpunk and appreciate the robot dog car. Also featuring House of Leaves, how to write a bad writer, and traversal mechanics

Oct 10, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss gacha- what it is, why it is, how it is, and more. Also featuring unnecessary t's, Genshin's successes, and where regulation should even come from.

Oct 3, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss El Shaddai and Loop Hero and get very confused (like that's anything new). Also featuring more Bible-based video games, the struggles of PC gaming, and bad rhymes.

Sep 26, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss episodic games- their past, their present, and their future (the three episodes of life). Also featuring weekly Yakuza, intentional breaks, and Animal Crossing, somehow.

Sep 19, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss The Simpsons: Hit & Run and New Pokemon Snap and reveal their Pokemon cruelty. Also featuring good bonks, kicking Marge, and copyright law.

Sep 12, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and get sucked into Katamari gatcha (dangerous thought). Also featuring Bernie memes, the ability to read, and the arts.

Sep 5, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Jet Set Radio and Chicory: A Colorful Tale and make some strange food choices for names. Also featuring real-life graffiti overreaction, dog-cows, and why leg movement is cool. 

Aug 29, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss content warnings and other accessibility settings. Content warning for small discussions of violence, sexual violence, and various phobias. Also featuring the ESRB, the Nintendo PlayStations, and Gamers.

Aug 22, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Murder by Numbers and learn that they didn't actually know what Picross was. Also featuring campy comforts, Hollywood names, and awkwardly written relationships.

Aug 15, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss player-character identification in games which involves a lot more grammar discussion than you'd expect. Also featuring acting metaphors, our academic nemesis, and player guilt.

Aug 8, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Ape Escape and Miitopia, so we're on the hunt for apes and faces, folks. Also featuring localized names, half-formed Aggretsuko, and Battlestar Galactica takes.

Aug 1, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and offer blood sacrifices for unlikely video game sequels. Also featuring anti-aging drugs, default running, and special rice-growing skills

Jul 25, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Drakengard and Before Your Eyes, both games with some death, but some very different kinds of death. Also featuring Ursula-style pacts, when to pitch a game, and Great American Plays.

Jul 18, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss boss battles in video games, not boss battles against your boss in multiplayer video games. Also featuring the power of invincibility, the bigger the better, and where this concept even comes from.

Jul 11, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss NiGHTS Into Dreams and Umurangi Generation and debate whether the penguin is a reference or not. Also featuring lack of first-person shooter knowledge, long airplane flights, and those pesky film cannisters. 

Jul 4, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss America in video games and why the Army having an esports team is kinda weird and bad! Also featuring what it means to be exceptional, the heroic video game military, and Bioshock Infinite

Jun 27, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Syberia and It Takes Two, and Madelyn has trouble wrapping her head around mammoth hunting. Also featuring future clickbait articles, 2007 Pride aesthetics, and the girl power era.

Jun 20, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks of gaming and offer the definitive ranking of the Kiryu saga. Also featuring threats from Moogle Yuffie, punching Chaos in the face, and divorce games with Clickbait Boyfriend.

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