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Random Chatterings is a biweekly podcast that explores every aspect of pop culture including video games, movies, television, and the internet at large! New uploads every other Saturday!

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Dec 31, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week,  Arlill looks back on the tumultuous year of 2018 and talks about some major changes coming to the podcast in the new year. He also talks about the many highlights and accomplishments made in 2018 and drops hints to upcoming episodes coming in 2019!  Production notes: -We normally record these end-of-year episodes on the release date. However, given what I talk about in the recording, I wanted to give myself a few days to review it before posting it. -Thanks again to everyone who...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, minisode, A Look Back On, 2018, life stuff, social media, video games,...
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Dec 11, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week,  Arlill talks about the acclaimed 2008 Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, including the build-up to the game’s release, the game itself, and the future of the Smash Bros. series! Production notes: -During the episode, we repeatedly reference the release date of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We fully intended to release this episode on Dec. 7th, the release date of Smash Ultimate. We feel really bad that we missed the deadline but there were many life events that needed our...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, video games, retrospective, life, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, criticism,...
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Nov 27, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, we continue our special 2-parter about Nintendo Consoles with returning guest Zach from the DigiWuts! In part 2, we talk about the Wii and the Wii U and in our final segments, we talk about the Switch, its immediate impact in the gaming world, and what the future of the Switch will be. Production notes: -Zach and I recorded for nearly 4 hours in late October! That ’ s what happens when you get two video game fanatics to  indulge endlessly about video game history 😛 -My brother...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Zach Reynolds, DigiWuts, video games, criticism, Wii,...
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest Zach from the DigiWuts as we talk about Nintendo consoles! In part 1 of a special 2-parter, we talk about the NES, SNES, N64,  and the GameCube while also dropping some interesting trivia as well as our personal experiences with each console! Production notes: -Zach and I recorded for nearly 4 hours in late October! That ’ s what happens when you get two video game fanatics to  indulge endlessly about video game history 😛 -My brother was in the...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Zach, DigiWuts, Nintendo consoles, hardware, video...
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Oct 25, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, I'm joined by the lead vocalist and songwriter of The Y Axes, Alexi Rose Belchere! We talk about her blog, Nocean Beach, her musical inspirations, the ideas behind the Y Axes' upcoming album, and how Alexi first got into anime!  Shout-outs to: -Alexi for dropping by! It was a pleasure meeting her! Good luck to the Y Axes on a  successful crowdfunding campaign! Check them out here: Y Axes website:  http://theyaxes.squarespace.com/ SoundCloud:  http://soundcloud.com/the-y-axes...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Alexi Rose Belchere, The Y Axes, indie rock, music,...
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Yes! The first regular episode of 2018 and it ’ s extra special because my guests this week are Sara and Tiffany from Wildchats: Get'cha Head in The Podcast! In the first segment, we talk about our afternoon routines AKA what activities we did after school. In the second and third segments, we remember some of the most  embarrassing and difficult experiences we had adjusting to life in middle/high school. Production notes: -This is our first episode to debut on Spotify! -We recorded this...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Wildchats Get'cha Head in the Podcast, middle school,...
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Oct 7, 2018 Random Chatterings
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Surprise! We’ve got one more episode for Month of King of the Hill and it’s a doozy! Special guest Lorenz Kim and I talk about the Season 3 classic A Fire-Fighting We Will Go! In this hum-dinger of an episode, we talk about the dysfunctional relationship of the guys, why the firefighters are right to strike, differences between the network version and the syndicated version and  arguably, the best scene in all of KOTH! Production notes: -Thanks again for listening to our mini-series! You...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Month of KOTH, TV criticism, Lorenz Kim, dark humor,...
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Sep 30, 2018 Random Chatterings
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Finally, after one and a half years, it ’ s the finale of  Month of King of the Hill!  Special guest Lorenz Kim and I conclude our mini-series with Season 9 ’ s Dale to the Chief where we talk about faux-patriotism, government  bureaucracy, and gender norms. We also talk about the impact King of the Hill has had on us and what we think of the potential reboot. Production notes: -Thank you to everyone for listening to our mini-series! I know I ’ ve mentioned this ad-nauseaum during the...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Month of, King of the Hill, Dale to the Chief, national...
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Sep 23, 2018 Random Chatterings
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It’s Week 4 of Month of King of the Hill!  This week, special guest Lorenz Kim and I talk about Season 7 ’ s The Texas Skillsaw Maasacre, where we address Hank ’ s anger issues  throughout the series and Dale loses his smoking finger. Production notes: -We recorded this over a 2 day recording session at Lorenz ’  house! Thanks to Lorenz and his parents for the accommodating recording space! -We had some technical issues with the microphone so you may occasionally hear some static...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Lorenz Kim, Month of, King of the Hill, TV, criticism,...
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Sep 16, 2018 Random Chatterings
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It’s Week 3 of Month of King of the Hill!  This week, special guest Lorenz Kim and I talk about Season 3 ’ s Pretty, Pretty Dresses, an incredibly dark episode that takes a sympathetic look at Bill Dauterive’s life and his struggles with mental illness.   Production notes: -We recorded this over a 2 day recording session at Lorenz ’  house! Thanks to Lorenz and his parents for the accommodating recording space! -We had some technical issues with the microphone so you may...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Lorenz Kim, Month of, King of the Hill, Pretty Pretty...
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Sep 9, 2018 Random Chatterings
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It’s Week 2 of Month of King of the Hill!  This week, special guest Lorenz Kim and I talk about Season 2’s Hank’s Dirty Laundry, a wholesome and family friendly episode about dryers, surprise birthday parties, and video tapes! ;) Production notes: -We recorded this over a 2 day recording session at Lorenz ’  house! Thanks to Lorenz and his parents for the accommodating recording space! -We had some technical issues with the microphone so you may occasionally hear some static noises...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, Month of, King of the Hill, TV, criticism, special guests, pornography,...
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Sep 2, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, we begin the long-promised Month of King of the Hill with special guest Lorenz Kim from episode 25! In part 1 of our mini-series, we talk about Westie Side Story, a quite timely episode from Season 1!  Production notes: -Thank you so much to everyone for your patience! We teased this mini-series a while ago and have felt very guilty  that  we couldn’t bring it to you all sooner. It’s here now and it’s gonna be a blast! -We recorded this mini-series in a 2-day recording...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, Month of, King of the Hill, TV, criticism, Hank Hill, timely, special...
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Aug 25, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about the City Trial mode from the underrated GameCube game, Kirby Air Ride! Production notes: -This minisode has  been in the works for a very long time! This was recorded on the same day as the Procrastination minisode ! Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a SamsonGo Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, video game, criticism, Kirby Air Ride, City Trial, Swerve Star,...
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Jul 14, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill updates the audience on where he ’ s been and what he’s been up to. Then, he lightens the mood a bit by talking about his 3 favorite Beatles albums! Production notes: -As we mention at the top, we recorded this outside since it’s been 3 months since the last recording session where we recorded Episode 65.5 and…something else…(hint hint). Therefore, you can definitely hear the traffic outside, maybe a few planes here and there, and the wind blowing into the mic. We...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, real life, dirty laundry, streaming, video games, financial ruin, music...
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May 21, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks life as an internet procrastinatin' person and how he makes it work. Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a SamsonGo Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound OST]” composed by Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu and Toshiyuki Ueno “遺サレタ場所/斜光...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, life, serious, procrastination, all-nighters, no sleep, deadlines,...
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Apr 7, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about the infamous Sonic game, Sonic The Hedgehog [2006], and about the absurd journey the Rodriguez brothers went through to play it. Production notes: -Hey, turns out we did have time to produce an episode during our hiatus! Yayyyyyyy! -This minisode was recorded in the same recording session as the Best of 2017 minisode! -This is definitely the loudest we’ve ever been in a recording session! Sources: -RC Ep 10: ...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, minisode, Sonic '06, video games, criticism, anger, gamer rage,...
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Feb 12, 2018 Random Chatterings
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Random Chatterings is back from the dead (again, again!) with Arlill's choices of the best pop-culture things of 2017!  Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a SamsonGo Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound OST]” composed by Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu and Toshiyuki Ueno “Wake Up, Get Up, Get...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, late, minisode, The Best Of 2017, film, video game, criticism
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Jan 6, 2018 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill looks back on the rather unorthodox year of 2017 and on the many changes made for the podcast; he also talks about how much the podcast grew, numbers-wise, and what’s to come in the new year! Production notes: -Thank you for checking out our first episode of 2018!  -Some things I completely forgot to mention: *I did a let’s play series of HuniePop on my YouTube channel! It’s a good time, check it out: ...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, 2018, accomplishments, shout-outs, revelations, numbers, stats
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Dec 15, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about his favorite songs from the Mario Galaxy games! Production notes: -As is mentioned in the  beginning, I’ve worked on the concept of this minisode for three years! It’s such a relief that it’s finally out! Will there be sequels to this minisode? Only time will tell…;) Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a SamsonGo Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, music, criticism, mario games, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Super Mario...
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Dec 2, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about his experience as a 24-year old virgin, shamefully falling into the “nice guy” trap and what he’s learned in dealing with his virginity. Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone, SamsonGo Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound OST]” composed by Keiichi Suzuki,...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, virginity, John Lasseter, nice guys, insecurity, sex, masturbation
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Nov 17, 2017 Random Chatterings
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Arlill talks about the critically-acclaimed Japan-only 2006 GBA classic, Mother 3! Sources: Our previous minisode about EarthBound:  http://randomchatterings.weebly.com/latest-episodes/episode-175-earthbound Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound OST]” composed...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, Mother 3, RPGs, Nintendo, Shigesato Itoi, enviromentalism, fraternity,...
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Nov 14, 2017 Random Chatterings
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Arlill talks about the NY Times Louis CK article and harassment/power dynamics in the workplace. Sources: -NY Times article:  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/television/louis-ck-sexual-misconduct.html?referer=https://t.co/GYl09W0uW2?amp=1 -CNN:  http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/09/health/masturbation-sexual-harassment/index.html -Today Show interview with Jon Stewart:  https://www.today.com/popculture/jon-stewart-talks-anger-accountability-wake-louis-c-k-scandal-t118794 -Vice: ...
Topics: podcast, Louis CK, sexual assault, misconduct, harassment, comedians, respect
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Oct 28, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by YouTuber and artist, VeryRandomButterfly aka Kristi, as we talk about art and creativity! In the first segment, we talk about Kristi’s record collection before going into a tangent about college and job searching. In the second and third segments, Kristi talks about her two web-comics, Sapphire of Neptune and Supernatural Detective Force, and her YouTube channel!  Shout-outs to: -Kristi for coming by our program…and for the long wait that we reference at the...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, VeryRandomButterfly, web comics, art, creativity, job...
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Oct 16, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest B. Rob and super surprise guest, cam girl and adult actress, Melody Cummings as we talk about sex and relationships! In the first segment, we talk about our fetishes and secrets. In the second and third segments, we talk about our first crushes, virginity, and how to navigate life and dating!  Production notes: -This is our longest episode ever! -Apologies for the audio quality of this episode 😔  I tried my best to edit out the fans but they were...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, sex, relationships, life, fetishes, cam girls, HunieCam...
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Sep 24, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest and lover of Chrono Trigger, Zach from the DigiWuts, as we talk about video game RPGs! In the first segment, we talk about the early RPGs on the NES, Chrono Trigger and the influence of RPGs in other games! In the second segment, we talk about the Mario RPGs and I Am Setsuna and in the third segment, we talk about Pokemon and the Mother series! Production notes: -Were it not for a future episode, this would’ve been our longest episode ever!  -I...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Zach, DigiWuts, video games, RPGs, criticism, Mario...
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Sep 3, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, the lovely Andrea Peterson of You Again Web Series returns to our program and we talk about a bunch of shit! In the first segment, we talk about what we’ve been up to since April 2016, Arlill talks about a special screening of The Big Sick he attended and he tells an embarrassing story about puberty. In the second and third segments, Andrea talks about what it means to be a stage and film actor. Production notes: -Though this episode is being posted in chronological order, we...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, puberty, filmmaking, acting, The Big Sick, cringe,...
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Aug 18, 2017 Random Chatterings
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Aug 11, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by the owner of the SWMLENOX clothing brand, Gabe Mebratu! In the first segment, we talk about how Gabe started his business and what it was like to live in Oakland. In the second segment, we talk about the NBA finals, what games we’re currently playing and the challenges of running a social media account by himself! Production notes: -We recorded this back in June! -We had some issues with the Skype connection but I was able to edit out most of it! :) Shout-outs to:...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, SWMLENOX, Gabe Mebratu, sports, skate culture, fashion,...
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We’ve got a big one this week! My guest this week is the filmmaker, actor, producer, writer and director Bobby Del Rio and we talked about a lot of things including: fame at an early age, frustration towards the US president, working in the film industry for 20 years, the advent of social media, the future of entertainment, working for the NDP and other stuff!  Production notes: -We recorded this in early June! -Because of the ungodly weather in California, we had to have our fans blaring...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Bobby Del Rio, My Roommate's An Escort, IRL Web Series,...
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Jul 25, 2017
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This week, Arlill talks the short-lived 90s adult animated series, The Critic! Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound OST]” composed by Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu and Toshiyuki Ueno “Corneria 8-bit, Luigi’s Mansion E Gadd 8-bit, Planet Popstar...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, The Critic, animation, criticism, BUY MY BOOK!, Jon Lovitz, voice...
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This week, I’m joined by sound  engineer and podcaster, Keith Legion of Decoded Cast, as we talk about music! In the first segment, Keith talks about what it means to be a sound engineer. In the second and third segments, we talk about how we got introduced to the music we love and what we are listening to now! Production notes: -We recorded this waaaaaaay back in May! 😛 Glad it’s finally out! Shout-outs to: -Keith for hanging out with me till midnight!  Check him and the rest of...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Decoded Cast, music, criticism, The Beach Boys, Jon...
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Jul 15, 2017
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This week, Arlill talks about his 4 days attending AnimeExpo 2017!  Production notes: -We mention it at the top but due to the increasing heat levels in California, we kept the fans on since both my brother and I would have been suffering if I left them off for the sake of a better sounding recording.  -There are also a few instances of somewhat  noticeable cars driving past but there’s not much I can do about that  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, AnimeExpo, stupid stunts, buyin' so much merch, officially licensed Toy...
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In Part 2 of our Zelda special, returning guest Zach of DigiWuts/You Again and I talk about Twilight Princess then dive into an hour-long, spoiler-filled discussion about Breath of the Wild! Production notes: -Hmm, somehow, I should’ve known that the same thing would happen with production of Episode 62 xD I don’t really have much excuses for this episode’s tardiness other than a job opportunity falling through and the massive time-sink that was AnimeExpo 2017. However, with a special...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Zelda, video games, criticism, Twilight Princess,...
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This week, Arlill talks about the Super Mario Odyssey E3 trailer! Production notes: -This is a holdover minisode while we continue to work on Part 2 of our Zelda special! Thank you for your patience! :) Sources: -Super Mario Odyssey E3 trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQHQc_3ycE&t=90s Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, video games, reaction, Super Mario Odyssey, E3, Nintendo, Cappie
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In Part 1 of our Zelda special, returning guest Zach of DigiWuts/You Again and I talk about how we got introduced to Zelda then we dive into talking about Zelda 1 and II, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask and Wind Waker! Production notes: -My deepest apologies to everyone for the lateness of this episode,  especially my guest Zach! Things got way out of hand over at Random Chatterings HQ! Having said that, I will try to get Part 2 out by Saturday but it might also be late...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, video games, Zelda, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time,...
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May 26, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by YouTuber and lovers of cats, Pamela Horton! In the first segment, we talk about how to enter the video game industry as well as Pamela’s difficult experience working on the YouTube channel, Gamer Next Door. In the second and third segments, we bond over our love of animals, Nintendo, Chrono Trigger, the music of Zelda and Pamela talks about what, to her, is the most profound experience of her life!  Production notes: -We have finally made it to Episode 60! We’ve...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Pamela Horton, Neratrite, video games, music, Shigeru...
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May 21, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest and silly person Holly Rose as we talk about follow-ups and Monty Python! In the first segment, we talk about the creative challenges of writing a follow-up to a successful series. In the second and third segments, we geek out about Monty Python, talking about how we got introduced to the Pythons, our favorite films and sketches, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing Monty Python Live in 2014! Production notes: -Like with Episode 58, we...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Monty Python, speculation talk, criticism, film, TV,...
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May 12, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by Ray and Michelle of Couple Things Podcast in a meta-discussion all about podcasts! In the first segment, Ray and Michelle talk about how Couple Things Podcast started, recording their 100th episode in a real bar, and the frustration of using trial products. In the second and third segments, we talk about our favorite popular and independent podcasts!  Production notes: -We recorded this in April, months after I had recorded Episode 60! Shout-outs to: -Ray and...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Couple Things Podcast, podcasting, networks,...
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May 5, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest and BFF Zach from the DigiWuts/You Again Web Series as we talk about the Sonic  series again! In the first segment, we go over the highs and lows of Sonic’s career. In the second and third segments, we discuss the history of Sonic’s music throughout the nineties! Production notes: -Unfortunately, due to scheduling, we had to record the first segment while my mom was watching a soap opera! xD I did my  damnedest to scrub out as much of that as I...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Genesis, video games,...
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Apr 28, 2017
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This week, I’m joined by my good friend, Justin Tang, as we talk about sports! In the first segment, we look back on our experiences with childhood team sports. In the second segment, we talk my love for MMA, the secret magic of sports announcers and our personal opinions on some of the biggest sporting events of the year! Production notes: -This episode is being uploaded out of order because we had twice as many technical issues to deal with than we’ve had in the past :/ -As with every...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, sports, swearing, MMA, WWE, pro wrestling, football,...
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Apr 21, 2017
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This week, Arlill talks about a viral video from a few months ago and how it relates to his strained relationship with his parents. Sources: -“My Parents Haven’t Talked To Each Other In 10 Years":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZCwhNM2Jc Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by  Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, YouTube, viral, family, dark humor, alcoholism, parents
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Apr 7, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by animator Emily Chen as we talk about the process of making animation! Emily talks about commissioning an animation for the Game Grumps YouTube channel, working in different mediums like stop-motion and live-action, defining her unique animation style, and what biggest influences as an animator are!  Production notes: - It’s worth mentioning this again but my new room is not entirely sound-proof so you might hear cars driving in the background.  Shout-outs to:...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, animation, Game Grumps, filmmaking, drawing,...
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Apr 4, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about the 1967 Brazilian film, Terra Em Transe. No, really. Production notes: -I’ve been planning this halfpisode for about 2 years!  -I recorded this at 11:30pm on the same day that The Undertaker retired from professional wrestling. That unexpectedly made it very difficult to start and the overall recording took over 40 minutes to complete! Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, film, criticism, Glauber Rocha, Cinema Novo, Brazil, his voice, Paulo...
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This week, I’m joined by the writer and creator of Answering Machine Podcast, Sara Polton! In the first segment, we talk about a store that only sold homecoming dresses and Sara’s love/hate relationship with open-world games. In the second segment, we take a critical look at Sara’s 3-season long passion project, Answering Machine Podcast, discussing the characters, the narrative progression and the creative difficulties of making the project! Production notes: -We recorded this on a...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, special guests, Answering Machine Podcast, fiction, GTA, open world...
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Mar 28, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill updates everyone on a couple of things including the new album art and the sporadic upload schedule. Then he talks about what his 5 favorite films are! Production notes: -You can  definitely hear cars driving by in the background.We are doing our best to resolve that issue as soon as we can! -For those who are curious, this was recorded on March 25th, the second day of the Splatoon Global Splatfest! Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Album Art created by...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, life after college, update, film appreciation, Toy Story, The...
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Mar 24, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest, Holly Rose, as we talk about media backlogs and anime! In the first segment, we talk about the movies, TV series, and video games we just haven ’ t had time to watch/play. In the second segment, Holly talks about how she was introduced to anime and then we get into a discussion about Yuri On Ice and Keijo ! Spoilers ahead! Production notes: - This was the first full-length episode recorded after I left Cleveland! -I sound a bit NPR-ish in this...
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Mar 17, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by my fellow fraternity brother, Alex Tomazic, as he talks extensively about coffee! In the first segment, we touch “lightly” on the current president. In the second and third segments, Alex talks about everything he knows about coffee including his experience working in a coffee shop and on the different variation of coffee you’d find on the menu! Production notes: -Apologies for the lateness of this episode; it’s been a very stressful week for me and I had to...
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Mar 3, 2017
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This week, I’m joined by returning guest and fine-looking’ fella Sergiy Turchyn! We talk about our experiences as students at a university, Sergiy learning Chinese, filming world-renowned weightlifting experts, going to Moscow, and what’s up ahead for both of them in the future. Production notes: -This is recording 5 out of 6 made in the same week! -This is also 1 out of 2 recordings done in the same day! -We recorded this really early in the morning and while I was really sick with a...
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This week, we celebrate 50 episodes with returning guests Shawn and B. Rob! We talk about a bevy of topics including: building birdhouses, getting mugged, doing shrooms, the challenges of maintaining a podcast and plain ol’ silliness and folly! Production notes: -This is recording 4 of 6 made during an absurdly productive week! -As per the guest's request, we have not edited this episode other than adding the background music and music for the break and ending. #reallife -Thanks to everyone...
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Feb 10, 2017 Random Chatterings
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Returning guest Zach of the DigiWuts/You Again Web Series talks with me about let’s play channels! In the first segment, we talk about some of our favorite let’s play channels including the Game Grumps. In the second and third segments, we bring up other popular YouTube channels before we get serious and talk about the creative difficulties YouTubers face on a daily basis. Production notes: -This is the 2nd out of 7 recordings made way back in December! -Unfortunately, because my old...
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Feb 7, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about  both the negative and positive aspects of Nintendo ’ s upcoming console!   Sources: -Nintendo Switch reveal trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI -Switch January presentation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntzz8O7SpWs Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap [Earthbound...
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Feb 5, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, returning guest Holly Rose introduces us to the world of Doctor Who! In the first segment, we talk about our favorite  sci-fi series. In the second and third segments, Holly talks about the main Doctor Who series as well as the spin-offs and audio adventures! Production notes: -This episode is being released out-of-order so that we could adjust our schedule a bit. -This is recording #2 out of 7 that was recorded on the same week! I actually recorded this before I had to meet with...
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Jan 28, 2017 Random Chatterings
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Holy crap, we’ve got a big one this week! My guest, the hilarious Lisa Ruelas, joins me in a discussion of a bevy of topics including:  sexual easter eggs in Disney films, Lisa’s experience working in retail management, ordering drinks on the air, online [and offline] dating advice, the art of binge watching shows, bullies in our childhood, obscure anime, reading books, adult humor in kids’ shows, some of our favorite Simpsons episodes, and how embarrassing our parents can be....
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Jan 25, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by my good friend and fellow Pokémaniac Jacob Antunes as we talk about the Pokémon series! We discuss the trading card game, the long-running anime, and all of the main-line Pokémon games released so far! Production notes: - We recorded this way back on  Thanksgiving weekend 2016! Should I apologize again for my huge back-log? 😔 -We had two technical issues in this recording, believe it or not! First, the USB wire I’ve been using for almost 2 years finally...
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Jan 15, 2017 Random Chatterings
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This week, returning guest Zach from DigiWuts and You Again Web Series joins me to talk extensively about video game music! We talk about hits from the 8-bit and 16-bit era, Video Games Live, and our personal favorite  soundtracks of all time! Production notes: -This episode was recorded way back in October. It’s one of many episodes in my ever-growing backlog! 😮  Shout-outs to: -Zach for returning to the show and for being incredibly patient waiting for this  episode to release! Check...
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Jan 11, 2017
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This week, Arlill looks back on the many  accomplishments made on the podcast in 2016 and what’s on the horizon for 2017! Production notes: -This is our first official halfpisode recording since our co-host Arlill moved back to California. The location is not entirely soundproof so you will hear the occasional bus or car horn. Includes references to: -Ep 33:  http://randomchatterings.weebly.com/latest-episodes/episode-33-emotionally-charged-comedy-music-feat-erik-helwig-of-hot-dad -Month of...
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Jan 5, 2017 Random Chatterings
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In our first episode of 2017, we continue our gigantic clipshow of former co-host Gary Rodriguez’s greatest moments on the show! I wish you the best of luck, Gary! :’)    Production notes: -We are working on the “A Look Back on 2016” halfpisode but felt like this should be a priority for us first. We’ll release that halfpisode later in January. Clips obtained from: Ep. 12 -  Gallimaufry Ep. 13 -  …Yep…Yep…Yep...M-hmm. Ep. 13.5 -   Well, The Days Have Gone By... Ep. 14...
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Dec 31, 2016 Random Chatterings
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In our last episode of 2016, we bid farewell to the long-time co-host of our program: Gary Rodriguez. He took a break from the podcast in late August to focus on his college career and is now the executive producer of the show. We had a few words to say about this on Twitter, Instagram and on our website but felt like that wasn’t enough. In the opening, host Arlill explains the situation in detail and then...it’s the main event: a massive clip-show of Gary’s best moments on the show! It...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, brotherhood, clip-show, Gary, childhood, adulthood, maturity, Hakase,...
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Dec 29, 2016
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This week, I’m joined by my good friend and fraternity little brother, Spencer Burton as we talk about comic books and superhero films! We also talk about a bevy of other topics including science, motivation, and VR! Production notes: -We had a relaxed recording session so there’s a few times we accidentally bump the microphone. It doesn’t happen too often but it is noticeable.    Question of the week! -What is your favorite comic book series/graphic novel? Email us your responses at ...
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Dec 24, 2016 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by the intrepid filmmakers, Jonason and Jesse, behind the fan-made project, Live-Action Toy Story! We talk about what makes the Toy Story series special for them and then we dive in and talk about some behind-the-scenes experiences of making the project a reality!   Production notes: - This is the first clean episode of Random Chatterings! By that, I mean no swearing/cursing whatsoever! Now everyone in the family can listen! 😀 -This is also the first baby we’ve had...
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Dec 16, 2016 Random Chatterings
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Or Die Trying, a web series about women filmmakers in Los Angeles, is a crowd-funded endeavor. They are entering post-production and need additional support to complete production. Please consider donating to their Seed and Spark campaign at the following link:  https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/or-die-trying#wishlist  There ’ s only 15 days left to contribute! This week, I’m joined by the writer and co-creator of the female-lead web series Or Die Trying, Myah Hollis, as we talk about...
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Nov 29, 2016 Random Chatterings
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Finally, after exactly the amount of time that I planned out carefully, we have reached the finale  of Month of Curb!   In our action-packed finale, Amber and I discuss the infamous Season 6 episode The N Word, an episode about doctor’s notes, stolen fries, 5-second hugs and a very frank discussion about political correctness and context in our media.   Production notes: -We felt very tired after the grueling 4 hour recording session where we recorded Pts. 1-4 of Month of Curb so we...
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Nov 28, 2016 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about the 2016 film Shin Godzilla and how it holds up in the legacy of other Godzilla films. Production notes: -I recorded this the week after I had seen the film, fully  intending to release it that week and got continuously boggled down by other obligations. Technical info: Executive Producer - Gary Rodriguez Recorded with a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez Edited with Adobe Audition CC by Arlill Rodriguez “Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap...
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Nov 22, 2016
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It's Week 4 of Month of Curb!  This week, Amber and I are looking at Season 7’s Denise Handicapped, an episode about women in wheelchairs, adopted Chinese children, and water-logged Blackberry phones... oh and something about personal biases in society or some shit like that. Production notes: -I had a white russian before recording this so there might be a few times I sound too enthusiastic about things! xD Yes, this was in the previous episode but the concept still applies XD -There are a...
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Nov 16, 2016
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It’s Week 3 of Month of Curb! This week, Amber and I are looking at Season 2’s The Doll, one of Curb’s most famous episodes and home of the Susie rant, broken bathroom locks, water bottles, and JUDY!  Production notes: -Apologies for no new full-length episode this week but things have been insane from my end. We’ll get back on schedule soon! :) -I had a white russian before recording this so there might be a few times I sound too enthusiastic about things! xD Yes, this was in the...
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Nov 9, 2016
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It’s Week 2 of Month of Curb! This week, Amber and I are looking at Season 3’s The Special Section, an episode about true love and stupid, outdated practices. Production notes: -There was a loud jazz session happening outside so you might hear different background music to the one we’ve usually included in the past! xD -I had a white russian before recording this so there might be a few times I sound too enthusiastic about things! xD Shout-outs to: -Amber for joining me on this...
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This week, I’m joined by the awesome Canadian sister duo Slammerkin as we talk about music and creativity! We also talk about the graphic novel Elfquest, the internal conflicts of being an artist, how their song Warrior Bitch charted on UK radio, and the deep origins of their band name! Production notes: -This is the first time a dog has been on the show! It was brief and near the end but it is still a landmark worth mentioning! xD Shout-outs to: -Liza and Sam for coming to the show and for...
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Nov 2, 2016
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It’s November and that means it’s time for another Month of! Today, we begin the Month of Curb! ...(Your Enthusiasm). Special guest and friend of the show Amber and I will be looking at 5 episodes of Curb every week in November, and we’re starting things off with Season 3’s Krazee-Eyes Killah! Production notes: -There was a loud jazz session happening outside so you might hear different background music to the one we’ve usually included in the past! xD -We recorded these episodes...
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Oct 31, 2016 Random Chatterings
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This week, Arlill talks about his experience playing Undetale during a brief dark period of his life then he showcases a selection of the game’s music. Undertale is on Steam. You can download the fantastic soundtrack as DLC if you get the game on Steam! Production notes: Based on the wishes by the developer, I do not talk about the game directly or spoil any important plot points. Sources: My discussion about EarthBound: ...
Topics: podcast, podcast broadcast, video games, Undertale, music, Toby Fox, Temmie, real life, hardships,...
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This week, I’m joined by the host of Passers-by Podcast, Matt, as we talk about podcasting and storytelling! We also talk about our favorite comedians, Matt’s experience with interviews, and our bouts with depression. Production notes: -This is our fortieth episode! Only 10 more  till 50! :D -I set my gain a bit higher than usual so there are a few times my voice sounds very distorted. I did my best to reduce that in post production and will be more careful with my settings in the future....
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This week, returning guest Holly Rose talks with me about the cultural differences between the US and the UK! Then, in the second segment, Holly takes the rather twisted US vs UK trivia quiz! Production notes: -At nearly 80 mins, this is our longest episode to date! -Our sincerest apologies for the lateness of this episode. It’s midterm week and I was unable to start editing everything until Friday night. I also had an urgent assignment due on Sunday that needed my attention or my grade would...
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This week, I’m joined by Paula Allen, the producer and host of the Tell Me Stories Podcast! We talk about her background with music, the origins of her podcast, and our mutual love for The Simpsons and Arrested Development! Shout-outs to: -Paula Allen for being on our program! It took some scheduling and rearranging but I’m glad it finally happened! Check her out here: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-me-stories-podcast-paula/id1084783815?mt=2   Libsyn: ...
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This week, I’m joined by YouTube remixer and composer Bulby aka Mike Stoney as we talk about the art of 8-bit/16-bit remixes! We also have a hardcore discussion about Smash Bros, Mike’s favorite fighting games, the challenges of running a YouTube channel, and Bulby’s musical aspirations! Production notes: -We recorded this episode while it was raining! Thankfully, the rain quieted down once we started the episode! Shout-outs to: Mike coming to the show! Also big thanks to him for...
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This week, I’m joined by Zach and Alex, the hosts of the improvised survival horror podcast Is Anyone There?, as we talk about comedy! We also discuss the origins of the hit podcast, Alex’s music career, and the challenges of creating comedy in the Internet age! Production notes: -This is the first episode at my new recording studio!…and by that, I mean my bedroom…but hey, it’s kinda sound-proof,  amirite? -Near the beginning of the month, I recorded a halfpisode about my...
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Sep 16, 2016 Random Chatterings
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This week, I’m joined by blogger and pop culture  aficionado Alyssa White as we geek out together about video games and horror films! We also talk about being a blogger on YouTube, the art of collecting rare video games, our experience with Child's Play, and have a “heated” debate (not really) on Stanley Kubrick! Production notes: -Our Skype connection was very rough so there might be hard to hear from our guest’s side at times. Apologies in advance :( -This is now our longest...
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