A podcast for geniuses about the four pillars of modern misery: anime, gaming, posting, & jobs. Starring Tom & Joe. New episodes every Wednesday.
73: The Sickos Become JRPG Snobs
The Sickos expound upon Earthbound and Mother 3, uniquely quirky JRPGs that no one played. Turns out when you put jokes into a Dragon Quest clone, it's extremely good.
72: Tom McHenry Goes Guesto Mode
Sicko homie Tom McHenry finally goes guesto mode! Tom shares his truly nightmarish work stories on one of the greatest Cog Talks of all time, then we discuss why being a cartoonist is the life-ruiner, the goofy horror comics of Junji Ito, and more. Folks, this episode's one of the greats.
71: The One Piece Episode
The Sickos set sail for One Piece, the pirate comic about a rubber boy that is longer than the Bible. We discuss how the comic's ingenious structure allows for incredibly effective long-term storytelling, how the uniquely silly art style adds an invaluable layer of humor to the whole thing, and why the series, in the end, is about smashing neoliberalism with your homies.
70: The Life Removal Machine
We thought it was gone forever, but Cog Talk makes its triumphant return! Joe and Tom both recently took time off work and were amazed at the immediate and enormous health benefits that come from not working, leading them to recognize that work is simply the Life Removal Machine. Then, we remember to do another round of the Fruit Annihilation Tournament.
69: The Horny Episode
It's come to this: the Horny episode. The Sickos discuss what Horny means, why they've never been Horny, how Horny makes your posts bad, and more Horny topics. Don't expect us to do any shit like this again
68: Oh No—Poster's Ear is Permanent Now
It's about time for a posting episode but there have been no interesting posts made for months now. Turns out we're forever stuck in an awful time loop as our brains stagnate into mush, and now it's infecting reality as our government and media spend all their time bickering about whether the awful poster Neera Tanden gets some crony job. It's all just endless yelling to no end, and folks, we don't love it!
Tell the papers about Anime Sickos
Found this show after someone I follow went Guesto Mode (the Andrew Sherman episode) and almost immediately was like “woah this show rips”; a few months later it’s become one of my favorite podcasts and I’ve recommended it to almost every person I know. I love an anime podcast that’s 4/5 of the time actually about the inescapability and misery of being constantly online and existing as a cog in the machine of capitalism. Joe and Tom have great rapport and play off each other in a way that feels effortless, and they’ve never been horny which I really respect
Down with capitalism!
I need this show to always be yelling at billionaires
These guys are hilarious and have fantastic chemistry! This is the first anime podcast I enjoy listening to. May they never stop.