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An audio book club. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. Let's think about what is at the heart of being a citizen in America. This book club helps us get at the heart of what it means to be a citizen in a democracy. Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center http://bedrosian.usc.edu/ Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy http://priceschool.usc.edu
 
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This week: We discuss the Netflix Movie, Over the Moon! It's Great! Next Week: We Save as soon as we can after the Airship Crash in Septerra Core for the PC! Septerra Core is available on GoG and Steam! If the game doesn't start with FMVs of the logos of the companies, it means you need to uninstall and reinstall the game, lest you not get any FMVs…
 
In the sixth episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we discuss Batgirl Vol. 1: Silent Knight by Kelley Puckett with Eisner Nominated writer of Princeless and Marvel's Unstoppable Wasp, JEREMY WHITLEY! We talk about Cassandra Cain, harmful stereotypes, Catwoman's cultural heritage, and more! Jeremy: @jrome58 and @ProgHorrorPod on Twitter Ch…
 
On today's Tapcaf, we break down The Jedi and The Siege, Chapter 12 and 13 of the Mandalorian while joined by our good friend Charlie McShane. Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Expanded Universe podcast hosted b…
 
In Citizen, Claudia Rankine wrote: “Because white men can’t / police their imagination / black people are dying." In her follow-up book, Just Us: An American Conversation, Rankine comes back to her exploration of conversation and the racial imaginary of the United States. Through the practice of making conversation, creating an entangled empathy, t…
 
In this special mini-episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we share our interview with the comic book artist of Batman Eternal, Batman and Robin Eternal, and Detective Comics, ALVARO MARTINEZ! Returning guest, CHRISTOPHER MORSE, narrates Alvaro's answers. Alvaro: @AMartinezBueno on Twitter Christopher: @ChrisXMorse on Twitter Chris: @them…
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we beat the whole game! Next Week: We discuss Over the Moon for movie night! And the week after that, we play Septerra Core for the PC! ------------------------------------------------- Discord Twitter Ko-fi Merch Youtube Sailor Eli on YouTube Maddy Gr…
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we save after entering the Grindery. Next Week: We beat the whole game! If you'd like to be in control of the game we play next, you can vote between Septerra Core and Anachronox on our Ko-fi at www.rpgbook.club ----------------------------------------…
 
In the fifth episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we discuss Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV with Parsec Award-winning podcast host, CHRISTOPHER MORSE! Christopher shares his love for Clayface, TJ reveals what ship he's indifferent towards, and Chris weeps. Christopher: @ChrisXMorse on Twitter Chris: @themy…
 
On today's impromptu Tapcaf, we break down The Heiress and a bit of The Passenger, followed by what everyone's here for- Harry Potter and the Magic School Bus. Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Expanded Universe…
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we save after leaving the Black Dragon Cave. This is a very different place, depending on which version you are playing! Next Week: Those of us in Universe B play catch up through the Frontier towns, and everyone saves before doing anything important i…
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we save after leaving the Red Dragon Cave Next Week: We save after leaving the Black Dragon Cave. If you'd like to play with us, The only modern places Lunar is available is on iOS for 7 bucks, and the PSP remake on PSP/Vita for 15 bucks. But the game …
 
In the fourth episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we discuss Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison with English teacher and comics editor, ALICIA WHITLEY! We talk Joker's fab nails, who in Arkham is a qualified doctor, and what exactly Morrison's deal with gender is. DISCLAIMER: This episode was released before Grant Morrison came out…
 
Tayari Jones discusses An American Marriage, which won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. The novel tells the story of Roy and Celestial, a newly wed and successful African-American couple in Atlanta whose marriage is tested when the husband is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.The book tackles the shadow cast by the judicial system over man…
 
On today's very special Tapcaf, we take a look at the Season 2 premiere of the Mandalorian: Chapter 9 The Marshall. Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Expanded Universe podcast hosted by Justin of the YouTube Cha…
 
Corey and Justin continue Young Jedi Knights with book four, Lightsabers! Until Justin's settled with the new baby, we're going to be sticking with the Young Jedi Knights! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Expan…
 
On this edition of RPG Spookyclub, we play the PHENOMENAL Dust to Dusk. And you should too. It's on sale for 79 cents, and is a beautiful game, with amazing localization. Buy Dust to Dusk on Steam! ------------------------------------------------- Discord Twitter Ko-fi Merch Youtube Sailor Eli on YouTube Maddy Grace on Twitch! This episode's Intro/…
 
In this special episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we do a livewatch of The Batman vs. Dracula movie with Harley Quinn philosopher, JOCELYN HILL! Watch along with us and enjoy our commentary. Stay tuned after the livewatch for a sneak peek of Chris' new horror podcast, PROGRESSIVELY HORRIFIED! Jocelyn: @j0c3lyn_ on Instagram Chris: @th…
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we save after breaking out from prison. Next Week: We save after leaving the Red Dragon Cave. If you'd like to play with us, The only modern places Lunar is available is on iOS for 7 bucks, and the PSP remake on PSP/Vita for 15 bucks. But the game has …
 
The Auctioneer was released in 1976 with a campaign that likened it to "The Lottery.” That the novel reflects an ongoing fascination with the broken dream of a peaceful rural life. Set in a farming community in New Hampshire, the Joan Samson creates a town of residents bracing for change, unsure of the future and looking toward an understood past. …
 
This week: We are joined by none other than The Game Professor from GamesAsLit101 on youtube, and we save before entering the town of Saith. Next Week: We save after seeing the developments after our return to Quark. If you'd like to play with us, The only modern places Lunar is available is on iOS for 7 bucks, and the PSP remake on PSP/Vita for 15…
 
In the third episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we discuss Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz with author of Beetle & the Hollowbones, ALIZA LAYNE! We talk Halloween costumes, Bat-pets, and just how cheesecake this Riverdale!Batman AU is. Aliza: @alizabees on Twitter Chris: @themythofpsyche on Twitter TJ: @troyfin2 on Twitter Gotham Out…
 
Corey and Justin continue Young Jedi Knights with book three, The Lost Ones! Until Justin's settled with the new baby, we're going to be sticking with the Young Jedi Knights! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Ex…
 
In our final episode of .long//CAST part 2, we beat the whole game and talk about the extra content from the forums and news. Next time, we'll play a chunk of Volume 3, but not too much. If you'd like to play along with us, .hack//G.U. is available on the PS2, or in a collection on PS4 and PC, which frequently goes on sale for around 12 bucks. blac…
 
This episode is a bit different but we decided this was too good to pass up. We aren't discussing a book today, rather we're going to cover an important report out of the USC Price School of Public Policy. Given recent events, the findings of this report can help us understand why and how the dialogue between communities and law enforcement is so f…
 
This week, we watch the Super Mario Brothers Movie. Trust us on this one. Next week: We save before entering the town of Saith! Our next game is going to be Lunar: The Silver Star! The only modern places it is available is on iOS for 7 bucks, and the PSP remake on PSP/Vita for 15 bucks. But the game has been ported to a myriad of systems, so you ca…
 
Corey and Justin continue Young Jedi Knights with book two, the Shadow Academy! Until Justin's settled with the new baby, we're going to be sticking with the Young Jedi Knights! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends…
 
In our fifth episode of .long//CAST part 2, we discuss everything up until we complete the assault on Moon Tree Headquarters Next Episode, we will beat the whole game! If you'd like to play along with us, .hack//G.U. is available on the PS2, or in a collection on PS4 and PC, which frequently goes on sale for around 12 bucks. blacklivesmatter.carrd.…
 
This week: We beat the whole game, and talk about its myriad endings! Next Week: We watch the Super Mario Brothers Movie. Trust us on this one. Our next game is going to be Lunar: The Silver Star! The only modern places it is available is on iOS for 7 bucks, and the PSP remake on PSP/Vita for 15 bucks. But the game has been ported to a myriad of sy…
 
In the second episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, we discuss Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn by Grant Morrison with Ignatz Nominated Comic Writer, BEN “BEE” KAHN! We talk all things Dick Grayson, Professor Pyg, Jason Todd's hair color, and more. DISCLAIMER: This episode was released before Grant Morrison came out as nonbinary. We…
 
Joseph O'Connor talks about his novel of Irish emigration at the time of the Famine, Star of the Sea with James Naughtie and readers.In the winter of 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sails from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, a bankrupt aristocrat, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. As we learn each…
 
Corey and Justin start reading one of their favourite series of Star Wars books, Young Jedi Knights, with Heirs of the Force! Next week, we're sticking with another Kevin J. Anderson book and moving back to Darksaber! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tap…
 
In our fourth episode of .long//CAST part 2, we discuss everything up until we win the holy palace tournament! Next Episode, we will play until we fight the player character at Hidden Forbidden Dragonbein! If you'd like to play along with us, .hack//G.U. is available on the PS2, or in a collection on PS4 and PC, which frequently goes on sale for ar…
 
This week: We ponder what it means to be "plot critical" Next Week: We beat the whole game! If you'd like to play along, Chrono Cross is available on PSN for Vita, PSP, and PS3, for 9.99, and available on disc from Square Enix themselves for about 8-15 dollars, depending on if they're in stock. This game is very available, you should definitely pla…
 
The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson, focuses on an outbreak of cholera in central London in 1854. John Snow, a doctor who theorized that cholera was waterborne, used the opportunity to collect data to prove his theory. Meanwhile the neighborhood vicar, Henry Whitehead, wanted to prove him wrong. Johnson argues that the work of these two men ushered in…
 
Corey and Justin move on from Bane into one of the earlier and more controversial books in the Expanded Universe- Children of the Jedi! Next week, we're taking a week off of the longer stuff and starting off Young Jedi Knights with Heirs of the Force! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: htt…
 
In our Third episode of .long//CAST part 2, we discuss everything up until the dramatic developments at Coitus Boner Battlefield! Next Episode, we will actually play until we complete the arena finals! If you'd like to play along with us, .hack//G.U. is available on the PS2, or in a collection on PS4 and PC, which frequently goes on sale for around…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Bookclub, a podcast with queer, feminist takes on the Dark Knight. This special episode is an introduction to your hosts, Chris and TJ. You'll hear all about their bookstore meet cute, Chris testing TJ's Batman knowledge, and a discussion of the most recent The Batman trailer. Chris: @themy…
 
This week, Corey and Eck cover the final entry of the Darth Bane Trilogy with Dynasty of Evil Next week, we being the 'Calista Trilogy', with Book 1: Children of the Jedi! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Transmissions is a Star Wars Legends Expan…
 
This week: We kill ourselves! And then go to disc 2! Next Week: We save before the boss of Terra Tower. If you'd like to play along, Chrono Cross is available on PSN for Vita, PSP, and PS3, for 9.99, and available on disc from Square Enix themselves for about 8-15 dollars, depending on if they're in stock. This game is very available, you should de…
 
An interview with author of The Affordable City by Shane Phillips. (Follow Phillips on Twitter: @ShaneDPhillips) Shane Phillips believes that effectively tackling the housing crisis requires that cities support both tenant protections and housing abundance. There is no single solution to the housing crisis—it will require a comprehensive approach b…
 
This week, Corey and Eck talk about Timothy Zahn's new Thrawn book, with diverging opinions about where it stacks up to others. Next week, we'll cover the final book of the Darth Bane Trilogy, dynasty of Evil! Email us your questions or comments at tapcaftransmissions@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TapcafPodcast Tapcaf Tran…
 
This week: We witness the greatest Rock Opera to harness the power of the Playstation Video Game Console. Next Week: We make it to disc 2! If you'd like to play along, Chrono Cross is available on PSN for Vita, PSP, and PS3, for 9.99, and available on disc from Square Enix themselves for about 8-15 dollars, depending on if they're in stock. This ga…
 
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