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This is Media Mavens with Pam and Riley - a biweekly podcast where we discuss our favourite, or not so favourite, movies, shows and video games.

Media Mavens Pam and Riley

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This is Media Mavens with Pam and Riley - a biweekly podcast where we discuss our favourite, or not so favourite, movies, shows and video games.

    Get off the internet (Episode 65)

    Get off the internet (Episode 65)

    Pam and Sara talk about YouTube - watching it, creating for it, and all of the problems that come along with it.

    What we're talking about

    (00:01:03) The Little Stranger
    (00:03:03) Dead to Me
    (00:07:40) Riverdale
    (00:12:45) Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
    (00:21:18) Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    (00:26:00) Path of Exile
    (00:30:38) Game of Thones (spoiler warning for up to episode 4 of the final season)
    (00:39:07) Q Anon Anonymous Podast

    Main Topic: YouTube
    (00:40:15) Introduction
    (00:43:19) The algorithm vs enjoyment
    (00:52:30) Sponsorships and ads in beauty YT vs gaming YT
    (01:01:09) Burnout and constant feedback
    (01:06:00) Ad revenue
    (01:10:13) The future of YouTube
    (01:15:06) The problem creators and what to do with them
    (01:25:10) Recommendations

    Contact Info
    Sara
    Pam
    Cannot be Tamed

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Carrie would totally work for Gawker (Episode 64)

    Carrie would totally work for Gawker (Episode 64)

    Returning guest Nico comes on the show to talk about her recent trip through all six seasons of Sex and the City. Check out her podcast, Make it Sound Fiction.

    What we've been up to


    02:52 Russian Doll
    13:56 Stranger in a Strange Land
    15:54 Sunless Skies

    Sex and the City


    20:15 What is Sex and the City?
    25:30 Why was it a big deal?
    26:44 How does it hold up?
    33:51 The fictional New York City
    39:08 Q: When I was 15 I thought the show had too much city. Now that I'm older and know more about the show, do you think it was ahead of its time with the topics it tackled? Do you think it was an unfairly taboo show because of its title? @travplaysgames
    44:34 The topics that were not handled well
    57:14 Q: If you were remaking the show today, who would be your cast and what would the main storyline be? @ohhhsourry

    Contact information


    Nico, Make it Sound Fiction
    Pam, Cannot be Tamed

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    You'll Want to Seize the Means of Production (Episode 63)

    You'll Want to Seize the Means of Production (Episode 63)

    After a very long hiatus, Media Mavens is finally back with guest host Sara! Pam and Sara talk about all the things from 2018 they haven't had a change to discuss including movies, tv, cynical thoughts on eSports, and the problem with true crime podcasts. We miss you, Riley!

    What we're talking about


    (00:00:02) Movies - Sorry to Bother You, A Simple Favor, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Venom, Creed II, Cam, Hereditary, The Quite Place, Halloween
    (00:26:41) TV - Sharp Objects, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale, Killing Eve, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Haunting of Hill House, Wild Wild Country
    (00:50:54) Games - Sara finally quit WoW, Path of Exile, Pam's favourite games of 2018, cynical opinions on eSports
    (00:59:00) True Crime - The problem with podcasts getting popular, My Favorite Murder, Canadian True Crime, Criminal, Small Town Dicks, Wine & Crime, the trouble with true crime, I'll Be Gone in the Dark
    (01:10:17) Other - Boston Red Sox, Waypoint podcasts

    Contact information (01:13:10)


    Sara
    Pam, Cannot be Tamed

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Come Visit My Tiny Hut (Episode 62)

    Come Visit My Tiny Hut (Episode 62)

    Today it's just Riley and Pam talking about what we've done since the last episode, and sharing plans for for the future of the podcast.

    What we've been up to


    (00:01:50) No Man's Sky (Riley)
    (00:07:16) In a Dark Dark Wood, You (Pam)
    (00:11:52) Orange is the New Black s6 - no spoilers for the latest season but we do mention some spoilers for season 5 (Riley)
    (00:17:09) GLOW s2 (Pam)
    (00:19:01) Experience Points (Riley/Pam)
    (00:24:10) Ori and the Blind Forest (Pam)
    (00:27:00) New camera (Riley)
    (00:29:44) Rampage, Ready Player One (Pam)

    Listener Questions


    (00:34:20) Curious on your thoughts about Emuparadise removing their ROM archive? @JonathanCellini

    Contact information and future episodes (00:37:58)


    Riley
    Pam

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 40 min
    The 500 Words That Matter (Episode 61)

    The 500 Words That Matter (Episode 61)

    Games writer, podcast host, and now journal editor, Dia Lacina returned to the show to talk about games we've been playing and her new project, Capsule Crit!

    What we've been up to


    (00:02:46) Dark Souls: Remastered & taking photos in game (Dia)
    (00:10:47) I'm going to Korea! (Riley)
    (00:14:27) PSVR games - Moss and Loading Human (Pam)
    (00:20:15) Corner Gas (Dia)
    (00:24:32) John Wick (Riley)
    (00:29:35) Hero U (Pam)
    (00:34:29) Millennium (Dia)
    (00:40:52) Jumanji (Riley)
    (00:46:33) Sense 8 (Pam)
    (00:47:58) The Last Man on Earth (Pam)
    (00:50:19) Fortune's Pawn (Pam)

    Capsule Crit - short form games writing (00:51:36)


    (00:52:12) What is Capsule Crit?
    (00:53:37) Creating a space for bite-sized writing
    (00:58:54) Started as a place to write but you ended up as an editor
    (01:02:51) Will there be themed issues?
    (01:06:45) Time investment involved
    (01:12:12) To write smaller articles, is your writing style one that involves preparation, then distilling it, or more off-the-cuff @eazeapeazea
    (01:17:12) Getting request for submissions out there

    Contact information (01:22:02)


    Riley @kaleri_
    Pam @jasyla_
    Dialacina @dialacina

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    In This House We Play David Cage Games (Episode 60)

    In This House We Play David Cage Games (Episode 60)

    Our guest today is Yussef Cole who writes about games for outlets like Waypoint and Unwinnable. We talk about a game he recently reviewed - Detroit Become Human.

    What we've been up to


    (00:02:45) Destiny 2 (Yussef)
    (00:09:08) Pokemon Go (Riley)
    (00:14:53) The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Screamride, Jurassic World Evolution (Pam)
    (00:19:37) IT, Hereditary, Ancillary Justice (Yussef)
    (00:27:19) Make it Sound Fiction podcast (Yussef)
    (00:29:30) GOT7 concert (Riley)
    (00:34:01) Masters of Doom, Citations Needed podcast (Pam)

    Detroit: Become Human

    Spoilers galore here! We talk a lot about this playthrough of the game, from previous guest Adam Koebel.


    (00:41:01) What is Detroit: Become Human
    (00:42:08) Yussef's review of Detroit
    (00:48:35) Politics and race
    (00:59:06) Android economy
    (01:03:02) Worldbuilding
    (01:07:03) Kara's story
    (01:18:04) Branching narrative
    (01:25:20) Unanswered questions
    (01:28:00) Menu android
    (01:30:44) Final thoughts
    (01:34:00) How does Detroit compare to Heavy Rain specifically? @StephenWilds

    Contact information


    Riley @kaleri_
    Pam @jasyla_
    Yussef @youmeyou

    If you’ve got any feedback, questions, people or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes of the show, you can reach out at MediaMavensCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @_MediaMavens. We've also got a forum to discuss episode at CartridgeClub.org. If you like the show, please give us a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Music: Vivacity by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 38 min

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