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The Just Enough Trope Podcast Just Enough Trope

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Hot nerd on nerd action as hosts Ka1iban and Mikanhana bring you news, reviews and issues from the world of geeky entertainment! Film, TV, music, comics and gaming are our business and Biz. Ness. Is. GOOOD.

    Just Enough Trope 10: Henshin (God Bless You)

    Just Enough Trope 10: Henshin (God Bless You)

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    Some are maybe magical schoolgirls, some may be hardened biker dudes, some may even be your typical cape-and-tights heroes. But we're all familiar with the type of protagonist that needs a magical item, a word of power, or a bit of magic to gain the strength to fight evil and/or crime. Strap on your leathers and get your motor runnin', 'cause we're tearing off into the world of "henshin heroes"!

    OMG! Popeye is a henshin!

    Check out our Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Just Enough Trope 9: Amen Break Stuff

    Just Enough Trope 9: Amen Break Stuff

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    It doesn't matter if you don't know it...you do know it. The hidden musical cheat code that laces the foundations of hip-hop and R&B, the source code of popular music that could turn a flop into a #1 hit. Say your prayers 'cause this week we're talking about the Amen Break!

    It's an inconvenient truth!

    Check out Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
    http://www.twitter.com/noob_sailor

    Celebrate guilty pleasure movies with Kal on Craft Disservices!
    http://www.craftdisservices.com

    Game with us on Facebook and Twitter and on our Discord!
    http://www.facebook.com/justenoughtrope
    http://www.twitter.com/justenoughtrope
    https://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzf

    Follow our live stream adventures on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_yQ1TlPULKRSrlZa6JgtA/videos

    Buy us a pumpkin spice latte on Patreon and Ko-Fi!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Just Enough Trope 8: Thrusted Greatness

    Just Enough Trope 8: Thrusted Greatness

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    A spider-bite, a lightning strike, cosmic rays...why do so many of our comic book heroes get their start as accident victims? What role does tragedy and happenstance play in the forging of a champion? And how the hell does mongoose blood give you super-speed? Face front, true believers, 'cause we're tackling accidental origins!

    Excelsior!

    Check out Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
    http://www.twitter.com/noob_sailor

    Celebrate guilty pleasure movies with Kal on Craft Disservices!
    http://www.craftdisservices.com

    Game with us on Facebook and Twitter and on our Discord!
    http://www.facebook.com/justenoughtrope
    http://www.twitter.com/justenoughtrope
    https://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzf

    Follow our live stream adventures on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_yQ1TlPULKRSrlZa6JgtA/videos

    Buy us a pumpkin spice latte on Patreon and Ko-Fi!
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Just Enough Trope 7: Pretty Women

    Just Enough Trope 7: Pretty Women

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    It's the world's oldest profession and surprisingly, one of it's oldest stock characters. But why is the cheery sex worker, a.k.a. the "hooker with a heart of gold", an archetype that movies, tv, and the stage return to again and again? And how do films like "Pretty Woman" and "Klute" support or smash our idea of the "working girl"? It's a tough job, but we gotta do it!

    She's faking it 'til she makes it!

    Check out Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
    http://www.twitter.com/noob_sailor

    Celebrate guilty pleasure movies with Kal on Craft Disservices!
    http://www.craftdisservices.com

    Game with us on Facebook and Twitter and on our Discord!
    http://www.facebook.com/justenoughtrope
    http://www.twitter.com/justenoughtrope
    https://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzf

    Follow our live stream adventures on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_yQ1TlPULKRSrlZa6JgtA/videos

    Buy us a pumpkin spice latte on Patreon and Ko-Fi!
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Just Enough Trope 6: The Tonight Show

    Just Enough Trope 6: The Tonight Show

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    You've heard it...you just don't know it. It's the secret sauce of pop success, the splinter in Paul Anka's eye, the face that stares back from the mirror at every creatively blocked songwriter. It's "tonight", the word tat is in WAY more pop song choruses than you've ever considered. On this episode, we make it our mission to expose this musical malady and give you scientific reasons why it just keeps happening. "Tonight" dies tonight!

    Cool!

    Music links!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IBpqTJQDU
    https://twinmonarch.com/songwriting/history-tonight-trick-popular-music/?utm_source=david-bennett&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=tonight-trick
    https://cs.brown.edu/courses/cs100/students/project11/?fbclid=IwAR0PBV0O6TxYGbWAfAyF0W8YFYrJup5AyLtHN7xEyptmvoahfAD0kpTyJxU

    Check out our Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
    http://www.twitter.com/noob_sailor

    Celebrate guilty pleasure movies with Kal on Craft Disservices!
    http://www.craftdisservices.com

    Jam with us on Facebook and Twitter and on our Discord!
    http://www.facebook.com/justenoughtrope
    http://www.twitter.com/justenoughtrope
    https://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzf

    Follow our live stream adventures on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_yQ1TlPULKRSrlZa6JgtA/videos

    Buy us a Phil Collins album on Patreon and Ko-Fi!
    http://www.patreon.com/justenoughtrope
    https://ko-fi.com/justenoughtrope

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Just Enough Trope 5: Mr. Protagonist

    Just Enough Trope 5: Mr. Protagonist

    Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all!

    In 2023, video games are more impressive than ever, they make billions of dollars, and they're played by people all over the world...so why are they so male and white? Every videogame protagonist looks like he'd have no trouble getting a business loan, even as more and more female developers and creators of color enter the industry. Is there just something about clapping on the downbeat that appeals to gamers or is there something more dangerous at work? Join us as we sift through a country club of bland protagonists to try and find out why game characters are all the same!

    "Video Games" is the millennial "Free Bird"!

    Check out Sailor Moon and anime podcast, Sailor Noob!
    http://www.twitter.com/noob_sailor

    Celebrate guilty pleasure movies with Kal on Craft Disservices!
    http://www.craftdisservices.com

    Game with us on Facebook and Twitter and on our Discord!
    http://www.facebook.com/justenoughtrope
    http://www.twitter.com/justenoughtrope
    https://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzf

    Follow our live stream adventures on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_yQ1TlPULKRSrlZa6JgtA/videos

    Buy us a pumpkin spice latte on Patreon and Ko-Fi!
    http://www.patreon.com/justenoughtrope
    https://ko-fi.com/justenoughtrope

    • 1 hr 33 min

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