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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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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.

Jun 13, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Parasite Eve and Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Fighting monsters gives you wings. Also featuring little-known Greek myths, E3 dread, and science lessons for the listeners.

Jun 6, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss video game conferences and why things could just stay virtual. Also featuring normal con disease, bad predictions, and $299.

May 30, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Viva Piñata and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin and come up with a great licensed Little Mermaid game with no problems. Also featuring geography lessons, rice growing opinions, and subtextual mazes.

May 23, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the Epic v Apple trial and what makes a naked banana. Also featuring Smash predictions, unspeakable games, and Miis drinking mead.

May 16, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Brütal Legend and Haven and get some heavy metal thoughts from Clickbait Boyfriend. Also featuring Jack Black, the art of the loading screen, and first meetings.

May 9, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks of gaming and everything old is new again. Also featuring pretty boy brothers, evil snow leopards, and the satisfaction of tiny x's.

May 2, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Infamous and Bravely Default 2 and make comparisons between comic books and JRPGs. Also featuring even more morality systems, some heroes of light, and a dislike for chibis. 

Apr 25, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss choices in games from the obvious to the more abstract. Also featuring that one map in Fire Emblem Sacred Stones, a discussion of dating sims, and shameless self-promotion.

Apr 18, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Jak & Daxter and Hitman 3 and lose themselves in likely fake childhood memories. Also featuring teleporting Santas, developer intentions, and precursor eggs.

Apr 11, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss platform exclusivity in video games and say the word "exclusive" enough that it loses the small amount of meaning it still had. Also featuring company strategies, won and lost generations, and misleading marketing.

Apr 4, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Skyrim and BPM: Bullets per Minute and come up with a cursed musical idea. Also featuring Loki copyright, the Skyrim modding community, and more time signatures.

Mar 28, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and make tourism plans for the future based on that. Also featuring exploding into Bugsnax, idols with yakuza parents, and lots of loops.

Mar 21, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Amnesia: The Dark Descent and The Pathless, and we're just lost and confused here. Also featuring horror cabinets, good movement, and deep fear of the Mom game.

Mar 14, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss let's plays and streaming, touching on copyright again. It all comes back to copyright. Also featuring obvious jokes, fun times with DMCA, and a YouTube vs Twitch throwdown.

Mar 7, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Heavy Rain and Marvel's Avengers. Neither of these titles include a "the." Also featuring lying to the player, the Shaun glitch, and off-brand Robert Downey Jr. 

Feb 28, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss worldbuilding in games and try to define it without using "world" or "building" in the definition. Also featuring podcast audio logs, real world graffiti messages, and what's up that mountain.

Feb 21, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Vampire: The Masquerade and Genshin Impact and have some disagreements about stealth systems. Also featuring lots of words, impractical battle garments, and the need for a producer.

Feb 14, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss their last six weeks in gaming and in honing their Bugsnax impersonations. Also featuring Champ McTwode, characters with character, and big buff prison breaks.

Feb 7, 2021

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Shin Megami Tensei and Spelunky 2 and marvel over how many games can be contained under one series. Also featuring accidental pug cruelty, the iconic Jack Frost, and making demands of a gaming company.

Jan 31, 2021

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss photo modes in games and their different opinions on what can make the best memes. Also featuring Awkward Dad Kratos, the power of a good selfie, and the revolution of the Share button.

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