24 episodes

A Ready Player One podcast for people who love things! The Basement is your companion to the Ready Player One novel. Join Albert and his cohosts each episode as they breakdown the novel and dive into the plethora of pop culture references through a series of homework assignments and challenges.

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A Ready Player One podcast for people who love things! The Basement is your companion to the Ready Player One novel. Join Albert and his cohosts each episode as they breakdown the novel and dive into the plethora of pop culture references through a series of homework assignments and challenges.

    Episode 0012: "MTFBWYA!"

    Episode 0012: "MTFBWYA!"

    The Force is strong this week with Albert, Will, and returning guest, Jeremy of the TransMissions Podcast! Join the guys as they cover Chapter 0012 of the Ready Player One novel and break down pop culture references such as FidoNet, Santa Claus, Gary Gygax's love life, Wayne's World, The Dark Crystal, and "MTFBWYA" - what that does it even mean??

    Pour yourself a tall glass of Gelfling, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Crucial Taunt!

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Episode 0011: “Shall We Play A Game?”

    Episode 0011: “Shall We Play A Game?”

    It's a WOPR size episode with Albert, Will, and special guest, Jason from the Smoking and Drinking In Space podcast! The guys break down Chapter 0011 of the Ready Player One novel with full deep dives into Dig Dug, The Beepers, The Ford Thunderbird, Risky Business, and of course, War Games!

    So grab your favorite call girl, jump into that ’79 T-Bird, and turn up the Beepers because the only winning move is not to play!

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Episode 0010: "Yet Another Does Not Return!"

    Episode 0010: "Yet Another Does Not Return!"

    CROM! Join Albert, Will, and returning cohost Neal as they travel back to a simpler time and place in Middletown, Ohio! It's a full breakdown of Chapter 00010 of the Ready Player One novel with deep dives into Sony Walkman's, Conan the Barbarian, Riptide, Footloose, "The Cougar", Kmart, TRS80 computers and of course, Dungeons of Daggorath!

    So grab your favorite mix tape, walkman, and dancing shoes because there's a blue light special going on now in the toy department!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 0009: "There Can Be Only One!"

    Episode 0009: "There Can Be Only One!"

    Albert and Will are back in the Basement this week to breakdown Chapter 0009 of the Ready Player One novel and Art3mis and Parzival's first in-person encounter! By the honor of Grayskull, this is the smurfiest episode to date so come get to know us well, but remember: there can be only one! 

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 0008: "Wonder Twin Powers…ACTIVATE!"

    Episode 0008: "Wonder Twin Powers…ACTIVATE!"

    NOTE: No animals were hurt during the making of this podcast.

    Albert and Will make their way into the Tomb of Horrors and along the way find time to talk Hawk the Slayer, The Beastmaster, Excalibur, the fine physique of Marc Singer, Joust, Street Fighter 2, and so much more! Put your fists together and let those Wonder Twin powers activate in The Basement!

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Episode 0007: “So Make Of This Whatever You Wish!”

    Episode 0007: “So Make Of This Whatever You Wish!”

    Albert and Will are back to talk through Chapter 0007 and ask the tough questions about Harry Potter, Dr. Who, and why no one refers to it as "the Mexican wave". Also, stay till the end for 7 "Lich Jokes" to share with your friends and family and enrich those relationships.

    It's the show before the Tomb of Horrors so, "Make of this whatever you wish!"

    • 1 hr 32 min

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