In this limited-run series, Open Mike Eagle (rap artist and host of Infinite Guest’s Secret Skin) and John Moe (host of Infinite Guest's Wits) talk about the characters, story lines and themes in the hit Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time. John and Mike also talk with the creative forces behind the show, interviewing the actors, storyboard artists, producers and others who make Adventure Time.
18: Our Top Five Characters In Need of Miniseries
With the eight-part Marceline miniseries behind us, hosts Mike Eagle and John Moe count down their lists of who they want to see the next miniseries be about. Obviously, Magic Man is on Mike's list, but where does he rank? Will John find a place for his beloved Snow Golem? And who lands at number one on their lists? Plus, Mike talks with Adventure Time head honcho Adam Muto about a wide range of topics, including the oft-discussed but little-explained Mushroom War.
17: Stakes, Eating, Patterns, and Eurydice
The Stakes miniseries on Adventure Time has concluded and it's up to Conversation Parade hosts John Moe and Open Mike Eagle to figure out what it all means. John's pretty sure there's a message hidden in Marceline's repeated inhalation of vampire souls. For Mike, there is great significance in the characters' life patterns and what happens as a result. Plus, veteran Adventure Time storyboard artist Ako Castuera tells Mike about death, Greek mythology, and making Marceline happen.
16: Vampires, De-Vampirizing, and Olivia Olson
We're halfway through the Stakes miniseries and hosts John Moe and Open Mike Eagle are on hand to wade through what we've seen. Marceline's attempt to rid herself of vampirism has led to unexpected unleashing of many old vampire foes. Can she really ever escape them? Or her past? Or herself? Also, what's the deal with the creepy cow dancing? Plus, we check in with the voice of Marceline herself, Olivia Olson.
15: Marceline: Happy as a Clam or the Saddest Person in All Ooo?
As they prepare to take in the Marceline-centric miniseries Stakes, John and Mike discuss Marceline and who she really is deep down inside. Is she a self-actualized person, fully at peace with herself as a human, a demon, and a vampire? Or is she the saddest, most lonely character in all the Land of Ooo? Also, we check in with Adventure Time's Head of Story, Kent Osborne, about Stakes and about some of the new episodes that recently aired. Kent addresses the question of whether Football is a figment of BMO's imagination or a completely separate being.
14: Trusting the Process, Digging Dirt Holes, and Jack Pendarvis
We're five episodes in to the new season of Adventure Time, meaning John and Mike have plenty to talk about on the latest Conversation Parade. Mike has noticed that there's been a lot of talk about trusting the process in some recent stories. He's wondering if it's the King of Ooo saying that or someone much higher up the pecking order. John has been thinking about dirt holes and how each of the five new episodes features dirt holes. Are they graves? Are they gardens? Are they some combination of the two? Plus, we talk to Adventure Time writer and voice of Root Beer Guy (and Dirt Beer Guy) Jack Pendarvis. He was a mild-mannered university professor in Mississippi when he got the call to join Adventure Time. Now he's a mild-mannered cartoon writer who still lives in Mississippi.
13: Bonnie & Neddy, Varmints, and Ashly Burch
Adventure Time is back with a new season and Conversation Parade is back as well to help you pick apart what's happening. Bonnie & Neddy introduces us to Princess Bubblegum's younger brother, an easily frightened tree root-sucking dragon, leading Mike to wonder if the whole candy kingdom runs on anxiety. Princess Bubblegum sets off to hunt pumpkin-eating monsters in Varmints and along the way has an existential crisis, leading John to ask who Princess Bubblegum really is now that she’s not a princess. Also, an interview with Ashly Burch. She's a YouTube star turned Adventure Time actor (the voice of Breezy the bee) and now she's been hired to help write the show.