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    The Pub 31: Bring Out The Leeches

    The Pub 31: Bring Out The Leeches

    Video Games: Pandemic Narratives

    In this episode, Dean hides in a tree with a blowgun and vaccine darts, Molly social distances in Fodlan, Daniel plots to spread corrupted blood throughout Azeroth, and Sarah slaps leeches on everyone.

    Cast
    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Daniel Becker,  Sarah Willis and Molly Krasel.

    Content
    What we've been playing.

    "You gotta go with your comfort food."
    --Sarah

    Games Discussed: Animal Crossing | Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Persona 5 | Nioh 2 | Stardew Valley



    5:50: The Numbers

    "As you can tell, I don't sports so good!
    --Molly

    Games Discussed: Borderlands | Cyberpunk 2077 | JackBox

    10:42: The Virus. Zombie Games!

    "Whether you like it or not, you're going to survive!"
    --Daniel

    Games Discussed: Resident Evil | Last of Us

    14:41: Other Pandemic Games.

    "You're armed with a pouch of leeches and a blowgun and it's your job to save the world."

    --Dean

    Games Discussed: World of Warcraft | Plague Inc. | DayZ | A Plague Tale | Pathologic 2

    25:02: Games that Get It Right.

    Daniel: We need to make a bandoleer with cans of Lysol down the front.
    Dean: The Chewbacca of the pandemic

    • 31 min
    The Pub 30: Marjorie Liu Interview

    The Pub 30: Marjorie Liu Interview

    Content: In this episode, we talk with graphic novelist Marjorie about her work on Monstress.

    Cast
    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz with Marjorie Liu, Daniel Morbach, Sam Alberth, and Molly Krasel.

    About Marjorie Liu

    New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop.

    Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the Dark Wolverine series, NYX:  No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Ms. Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential:  Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and Madhouse Inc.  She was also the writer of the Han Solo limited series, which debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list, and was nominated for an Eisner Award.

    • 50 min
    The Pub 29 Pridecast, Plus!

    The Pub 29 Pridecast, Plus!

    The Pridecast, Plus: LGBTQ+ Representations in Graphic Novels

    In the Pridecast, Plus episode, Dean crumps, Daniel heroically avoids bringing up Batman (but Dean does), Molly gets gushy about Monstress, and Sam plants a word, and then we all watch it grow.

    Cast

    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Daniel Morbach,  Sam Alberth, and Molly Krasel.

    Content
    What not to Like.

    Daniel: Marvel is introducing a couple of new characters. Snowflake and Safespace.
    The Rest of the Cast: /collective groans

    Books Discussed: The New Warriors | Batwoman



    12:00: What to Like. 

    Molly: I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, but...
    Sam: I totally judge every graphic novel by its cover.

    Books Discussed: On a Sunbeam | Fun Home | Monstress | Skim | One Fine Summer | How Loathsome 




    12:20: What to Like about What You Like (Or Not).

    "Spoiler alert!" The demographic who think they are the target demographic, aren't."

    --Molly

    Content Discussed: Last of Us, Last of Us 2 (okay, not a comic, but still good) | Allegory of the Cave (yup, really)

    • 36 min
    The Pub 28: Pridecast

    The Pub 28: Pridecast

    In the pridecast episode, Dean tries to fake cool lingo (while Sarah covers for him with a British dictionary), Daniel laments and loves Persona, and Molly rues the reality of rainbow capitalism.

    Cast
    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Daniel Becker,  Sarah Willis and Molly Krasel.

    Content
    Which Games Get it Right?

    Dean: Tiny Tina is the one who thinks that crumpets are, in fact, crump.
    Sarah: Aww, you got so close, Dean.

    Games Discussed: Borderlands | Mass Effect
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    9:00: Sexuality and Choice vs. Retroactive Fan Pandering

    "I don't want to say JK Rowling this early in the podcast, but..."

    --Molly

    Games Discussed: Fire Emblem | Dragon Age | Mass Effect | Last of Us
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    12:20: You're Gay. Deal with It.

    "Women have been playing boy characters their whole lives. I thought Zero in Mega Man was a girl and I was so excited. He had long beautiful hair and everything!"

    --Sarah

    Games Discussed: Last of Us, Last of Us 2 | Dream Daddy | Night in the Woods
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    17:38: Games that Get It Wrong

    "It's kind of like the difference between Borderlands 2 and 3. They lost their way somehow."

    --Daniel

    Games Discussed: Persona 5 Royal

    • 30 min
    The Pub 27: Music, Mayhem, and a Moose

    The Pub 27: Music, Mayhem, and a Moose

    Video Games: Music and Story

    In this episode, We discuss music in video games, haunted dancing logs, and whether a hot dog is, in fact, a sandwich.

    Cast

    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with  Sarah Willis and Molly Krasel.

    Content
    Song Favorites in Games?

    "Sarah, I think you have a thing for the moose!"
                                                     --Dean

    Games Discussed: Splatoon | FFXIV | Sonic | Fire Emblem | World of Warcraft




    10:33: Appropriation and Silence

    "That just comes from the 50s when everyone was afraid of being radiated!"

    --Molly

    Games Discussed: Borderlands | Bioshock Infinite | Five Nights at Freddy's | Last of Us

    15:17: Turn Based Background Music

    "If I have to hear 'baby, baby, baby, baby" one more time, I will lose my mind!"

    --Molly

    Games Discussed: Persona

    18:18: Full Soundtracks

    "Take this haunted log. I don't want it dancing in my house making its weird little noises."

    --Sarah

    Games Discussed: The Witcher 3 | Diablo 3 | Katamari Damacy | Animal Crossing

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    • 25 min
    The Pub 26 Watchmen, Or It's Squid Hail. It's Squail!

    The Pub 26 Watchmen, Or It's Squid Hail. It's Squail!

    In this episode, Daniel educates us on all the Watchmen things, Molly brings the salt, and Jay and Dean guard against squid bullets!

    Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Jay McRoy, Molly Krasel and Daniel Morbach

    • 21 min

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