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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 31, 2023

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma reflect back on the year of 2023 in gaming and stare down the two mammoth games which will begin 2024. Also featuring brand-new gaming resolutions, the virtues of a backlog bingo, and some thoughts on a rough year of layoffs and more.

Dec 24, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Ys and Bomb Rush Cyberfunk and the lessons you learn from history. Also featuring de-emphasizing graphics, dullahan myths, and different kinds of redheads.

Dec 17, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk their last six weeks of gaming - you'd think it'd be a short one, but it's not! Also featuring deja vu, difficult-to-use spy gadgets, and charging a 3DS while abroad.

Dec 10, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Advance Wars and Lords of the Fallen (2023) and the tension of a toy war. Also featuring difficulties with titles, unfortunate release timings, and turn-based open world games.

Dec 3, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about the defintion of an indie game and unfortunately don't really find one. Also featuring outlet voting systems, genre mash-ups, and vibes.

Nov 26, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Postal and Saltsea Chronicles and get some whiplash going back and forth across spectrums. Also featuring bad video game movies, edutainment, and impending planetary doom.

Nov 19, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about healing items in games and debate the way Phoenix Downs are used. Also featuring dirty rags, different colors of herbs, and taking a pause to apply eyedrops.

Nov 12, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Siren and Sea of Stars and the eerie realism of low resolutions. Also featuring comma splices, the sun and the moon, and wild remake ideas.

Nov 5, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk their last six weeks of gaming, including an extreme litigation of Lost Judgment. Also featuring baby dodgeballs, spooky scary times, and video games on vacation.

Oct 29, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Star Ocean and A Space for the Unbound and the importance of meteors. Also featuring weird little minigames, running around like a little pixel guy, and different kinds of cat ears.

Oct 22, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about portable gaming consoles: where did they come from and where did they go? Also featuring feeling our age, Emma's weak wrists, and fun device gimmicks. 

Oct 15, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Bioshock Infinite and Redfall and all the different ways productions can go poorly. Also featuring the dancing French bread boy, brutal and not-so-brutal honesty, and video game violence.

Oct 8, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about easter eggs in games and whether Leonardo DiCaprio would point knowingly at the screen upon finding one. Also featuring secret dogs, disgruntled developer messages, and the time it takes to hide one egg.

Oct 1, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss FTL: Faster Than Light and Pikmin 4 and keep an eye out for the hostile Pikmin all around us. Also featuring fun facts about Minions, what makes a space game "chill," and the power of a deadline.

Sep 24, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last six weeks of gaming and out-smarting the game characters with their knowledge of plot. Also featuring accidental dates, the power of good writing, and punishing Benedict for his crimes.

Sep 17, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Skullgirls and Mask of the Rose and don't get into the nitty-gritty of business law. Also featuring clothing choice dialogue options, different types of horny, and stage blood fighting games. Sorry for the barking dogs on this one!

Sep 10, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about polish in video games and torture multiple metaphors along the way. Also featuring magically sent thumbs-ups, a hypothetical gamer uprising, and our inferior eyes.

Sep 3, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Wild Arms and Fear & Hunger 2: Termina and carefully distinguish between ARMs and arms. Also featuring a new Twisted Metal, what makes a Wild Western game, and starving to death in a day.

Aug 27, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about martial arts in video games and whether any of these combat techniques could be done in real life. Also featuring the bad vibes of medeival weaponry, trying to snap to a pose in real life, and tripping over chairs.

Aug 20, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Super Mario RPG and Season: A Letter to the Future and envision Mario's existential arc. Also featuring bike issues, old names for classic characters, and the importance of a hammer.

Aug 13, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk their last six weeks in gaming and introduce their new temporary branch offices. Also featuring the Spanish word for boyfriend, leaving folk singers behind, and the highs and lows of exile volleyball.

Aug 6, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss The Silver Case and Honkai Star Rail, both incomprehensible games in very different ways. Also featuring spooky twins/clones, surfing the vibes, and train racing. Do trains race?

Jul 30, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about mystery video games and try to hone in on what exactly a "mystery video game" even is. Also featuring Yagami the bad detective, frustrating Nancy Drew puzzles, and the Picross clue-hunting method.

Jul 23, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss League of Legends and Dredge and peer towards the horrors under the surface: Gamers. Also featuring startling monsters, inter-team arguments, and ruined friendships with imaginary friends.

Jul 16, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about cooking in video games and decide how one would cook a Moogle. Also featuring puff pastry outside, cultural heritage, and eating like a gremlin.

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