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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.

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    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

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 0002, Part 2: "Who Run Bartertown?!"

    Episode 0002, Part 2: "Who Run Bartertown?!"

    TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES!

    Join Albert and Will as they discuss the remaining pop culture references from Chapter 0002 of the Ready Player Two novel! We'll be looking at Good Will Hunting, social media, the Finger of Death spell, Spies Like Us, Batman, and of course, Thunderdome!

    This is Thunderdome...death is listening and will take the first man that screams!

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Episode 0002, Part 1: "Roger, Roger!"

    Episode 0002, Part 1: "Roger, Roger!"

    In our fifth episode covering the Ready Player Two novel, Albert and Will dissect part one of Chapter 0002 and cover the pop culture references of Air Jordans, Mr. Belvedere, Frasier, The Phantom Menace, Van Halen's 1984 album, rathtars and of course, Airplane! (again)

    Surely we can't be serious!

    Note: We are serious and don't call us Shirley.

    • 2 hr 18 min
    Episode 0001, Part 2: "Wakanda Forever!"

    Episode 0001, Part 2: "Wakanda Forever!"

    Join Albert and Will as they wrap up the pop culture references from Chapter 0001 in a music filled episode! The guys will be talking Arcadia (Duran Duran), Huey Lewis and the News, Joan Jett, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Flock of Seagulls, Kansas, and Timbuk3! And to anchor the show, look for a breakdown of the sovereign nation of Wakanda!

    The future is bright...bring your shades for this one! Wakanda Forever!

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 0001, Part 1: "KA LI MA SHAKTI DE!"

    Episode 0001, Part 1: "KA LI MA SHAKTI DE!"

    It's a new year year and new episode of The Basement! Join Albert and Will for part one of Chapter 0001 of the Ready Player Two novel where the guys will be discussing what life is like for Wade after winning the contest. What do you do with $500 billion and complete control of the largest and most influential company in the world? You plan to leave of course!

    There's a ton of pop to talk about and we anchor with 1984's, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, DOLL!!!!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ready Player Two - Cutscene: "There Is No Spoon!" (With Ernie Cline)

    Ready Player Two - Cutscene: "There Is No Spoon!" (With Ernie Cline)

    Albert and Will are back to breakdown chapter 0000 of the Ready Player Two novel! They start by wrapping up the Pop from "Cutscene" and then roll into the narrative for 0000 as well as they only reference not already covered: Memorex!

    What would you do or experience with an ONI system? Where would you go? Who would you be? Was the world ready for the ONI? The guys tackle these questions and much more!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ready Player Two - Cutscene: "There Is No Spoon!" (With Ernie Cline)

    Ready Player Two - Cutscene: "There Is No Spoon!" (With Ernie Cline)

    Albert and Will welcome author Ernest Cline to discuss "Cutscene", the first chapter from his new novel, Ready Player Two!

    Ernie shares his insight and perspective into the narrative and then we new dig into the pop culture references of eXistenZ, The 13th Floor, "8675309/Jenny", Brainstorm, Weebles, and Strange Days! We wrap up with a Q&A from the hosts and Gunters just like YOU!

    So strap on those ONI's and enjoy hanging out and GEEKING out with Ernest Cline in The Basement!

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Dev Sibwarra ,

I’m home!

There couldn’t be a better companion to one of the most creative, visionary book ever. I love how knowledgeable Albert is, and how he fills us in on all the backstories and the nitty gritty details. I never got to play Atari or play Galaga at an arcade, but now I feel like I was there! I can’t wait to listen to more.
Cheers!

Diabeticaj ,

Way better than I expected

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect and have found myself loving it everyday

Tflu44 ,

I love things so this pod is for me!

Albert has created such a Fantastic show that is pure entertainment. The in-depth look into all the pop culture references From Ready Player one just enhances the expirience of reading the book. They link things to the storyline which are things I missed or didn't understand when reading alone and now I love the book even more than I did before. I also have learned some great bits of trivia while listening that I love to repaet to anyone that will listen. Will has been such a great addition to the show and adds a level of comedy and knowledge that is absolutly wonderful.

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