Geek Therapy's anime podcast! Hosted by Gian Ramos and Josué Cardona.
Slice-of-Life is Nice and Wise
Gian cannot contain himself any longer and he chooses to start a discussion about the value of Slice of Life anime. He invites special guest Marc Cuiriz (Here Comes a Thought Podcast and The Codex Podcast) to talk about what about the genre inspires us. They all give examples of their favorite slice of life […]
Overwhelming Scales: When Anime Goes Over 9000
Josué starts a discussion about the tendency of shōnen anime to escalate the stakes of the story to astronomical levels and beyond. What can we learn from these stories? They talk about the value of having characters that constantly face increasingly difficult challenges with unwavering optimism and confidence in one’s own capacity for skill acquisition. […]
Otaku Ryoho Mythos: Cosmic Horror in Anime
Gian tries his best to explain his favorite genre of Horror, the cosmic type. He uses Attack on Titan (Season 3) as an illustration of what happens when we are faced with threats or ideas that feel beyond our comprehension. He talks about H.P. Lovecraft’s beliefs about race and mental illness and how communities have […]
Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Compassion
Welcome to Season 2 of Otaku Ryoho! Josue starts the season by talking about how difficult 2020 has been for him, but also for so many of us. In these times, it is likely to many of us have felt overwhelmed not only by our own struggles but by vicariously witnessing the struggles of others […]
Understanding Life through Anime
As they end Season 1, Gian and Josué talk about the Ryoho Experience. Josué talks about the benefit he gained from using anime as illustration to illustrate discussions on life and more complicated/fascinating matters. Gian talks about how viewing anime through the lens of another can change your world view and goes at length to […]
Anime Remakes: Same but Different
Josue brings the topic of Anime Remakes and how frequent series are remade into rebooted series, spinoffs, and movies. They talk about how this changes the way we consume these stories. They also talk about the way these stories are rewritten and reflect the context of newer generations and how much they love to see […]
Honest Real Emotional Anime Response
This show really delves into how real people respond to anime. There is a rawness to the show that I really connected with.
Compliments with Constructive Criticism
I’ve been meaning to write this review since a few episodes back...and the latest episode (“biological urges”) finally propelled me. I like listening to this podcast above all because it goes below the surface of the material in deep, interesting, and thoughtful ways. I think the content on this show goes deeper than that of the other shows that I’ve listened to on the Geek Therapy Network. What Is frustrating though is I often see cohost Giam taking the conversation in what I consider to be a very intriguing direction only for cohost Josue to bring Giam’s chain of thought to a jarring halt, often through criticism and what comes across to me as rigidity or defensiveness. My hope for the show is that the dialogue can be conducted in a more open and less defensive way when the two have different points of view, tastes, and sensibilities, as they frequently do. Hopefully, this review will be received in the constructive way in which it was intended in order to make the show even better.