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January 27, 2021 @ 6:00 am

Episode 79: These Newfangled Toys

This week we're talking about new technologies, platforms, and formats of storytelling! The tentpoles this week are the first episode of Campaign Skyjacks, the interactive fiction game Stay by E. Jade Lomax, and the twitter threadfic Still Waters aka Turtle Creek.

What We’re Into Lately

Untamed by Anna Cowan
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever
Qi hun
Yesterday Upon The Stair  by PitViperOfDoom
24 Hours in the Past
The Repair Shop
History Cold Case


Other Stuff We Mentioned

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Patricia Highsmith novels
Hikaru No Go manga and anime
The Queen’s Gambit
Great British Bake Off
Birds Are Trying to Reinvent Your Heart” by Jennifer Mace
“Eat prey, love” by Freya Marske in Unnatural Order
Mermaids Monthly
Weekend at Bernie’s
Milliways RPG
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
The Adventure Zone
Critical Role
Serial Box
The Witcher
Person of Interest, aka “The husbands show”
The Harper Hall of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Pirates of the Caribbean
Groundhog Day
Sleep No More
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Mass Effect 3
Stephen King’s It
It (2017)
It (2019)



The War of the Worlds radio show

Welcome to Night Vale podcast

Alice Isn’t Dead (presented by Welcome to Night Vale)

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries webseries

The Magnus Archives podcast

The Bright Sessions podcast

The Archers radio play

‘Fan Is A Tool-Using Animal’ talk by Maciej Cegłowski

Delicious website

Macey’s audio fiction “A Cradle of Vines” out with Cast of Wonders

Macey’s upcoming audio fiction piece with GlitterShip

Snow White folktale

For Next Time

Nothing! It's the Extravaganza, and we've got an extra-special surprise for you!



The transcript of this episode can be found here. Thank you as always to our stunningly talented team of scribes!

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January 13, 2021 @ 6:00 am

Episode 78: Baby, Remember My Name

On this week's episode, we're discussing celebrity culture, the cost of fame, and three brilliant tentpoles: A Knight’s Tale, Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade, and “#bakudeku” by rageprufrock.


What We’re Into Lately

The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold

Eager by Ben Goldfarb

live from new york by varnes

The Murder of Crows by cerbykerby


My Hero Academia


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri

The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

Lots of Untamed fic

Saturday Night Live

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

AML preorders pinned tweet

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Jupiter Ascending

Bend It Like Beckham

Game of Thrones

Drastically Redefining Protocol by rageprufrock

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Boku No Hero Academia

No Less Unthinkable by rageprufrock 

Red, White & Royal Blue Casey McQuiston

Black Sails 

You’re Wrong About podcast


Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland (upcoming, 2022)

Notting Hill


Jaskier from The Witcher


For Next Time

Stay? by E. Jade Lomax (Interactive Fiction game)



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our wonderful team of scribes for their hard work!

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