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Weird Religion is a podcast for people who think religion is weird but love it anyway. Your hosts, Leah Payne and Brian Doak, are both professors, authors, and pop culture aficionados, whose interests range from archaeology and history and linguistics to LARPing and The Walking Dead. Episodes tackle some piece of media highlighting the wonderful weirdness of religious experience—a documentary, a television show, a Twitter scandal—and use that as a "thread" on which to hang reflections on a w ...
 
Of all the podcasts in the world, you had to walk into ours... And we're glad you did! The Big Red Barrelcast is the flagship podcast of BigRedBarrel.com. Your hosts are Dave (a podcast legend), PacManPolarBear (a Canadian podcast legend), and Kev (a dude). Every week we discuss Video Games -- and probably other junk -- as we drop (somewhat) informative entertainment bombs across the landscape of your ears. So if you're looking for the internet's #1 gaming podcast, by all means go and find t ...
 
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This week the gang shares their creepiest real life horror stories, plus: 0:00 - A quick word from Alanah. 07:02 - Things are looking up this Fall. 22:10 - Spooky Halloween stories. 55:45 - Just some sad f'd up stories. 1:08:30 - Candle Chat w/ Jon Smith. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://tw…
 
This week the gang returns to talk about all the games they're playing right now, including: 0:00 - Why everyone in Hades is so damn sexy. 12:15 - How Among Us outshines all the clones. 26:15 - Phasmaphobia is the perfect Halloween game. 40:00 - Jon's Dark Souls speed run. 44:00 - Alanah on Echo, Plague Tale, and Ori. Follow us on Twitter: https://…
 
It's time for the season 2...finale? All Netflix weirdness aside, this is a fantastic episode that deepens Bow's character and widens the world of She-Ra. Nero and Jane dive into the comedy of the episode, the dynamic between Bow and his dads, and discuss the implications of all this lore, all to answer one burning question; what on earth is Adora …
 
What happens behind the scenes at a “men’s retreat”? Sexualized sermons and high-stakes confrontations. Two stories, here at the return of the Kitsch Corner segment. With guest Simon Trautmann. And here is the story about the drug cartel using the men's retreat classic book.By Brian Doak & Leah Payne
 
S2E6 'Light Spinner' is quite a dense episode, and your intrepid hosts dig into it with glee. Shadow Weaver is a fascinating character, whose presence and actions are felt through the entire show. In this episode, Nero and Jane try to get to the center of what her character means, her relationship with Catra and Adora, and what she can tell us abou…
 
Finally, the sophomore slump of season 2 is over! Nero and Jane finally have some juicy character drama to dig into in S2E5 'White Out'! Is Scorpia really trapped in the closet? Did Catra steal her plan from Jurassic World 2? Where did Sea Hawk get that kickin' coat? What the **** is wrong with the First Ones? All these questions and more will be a…
 
In this episode we begin by discussing the hit TLC series 90 Day Fiancé and meander into topics such as Biblical marriage patterns in the book of Genesis, sexist stereotypes about the attractive lady + the less attractive guy, and how women get exoticized on the show and in real life.By Brian Doak & Leah Payne
 
This week the gang looks back on a lifetime in the gaming industry including: 0:00 - Taking Covid tests to return to the Funhaus studio! 20:15 - Jon's parents hated video games. 36:35 - Adam the AV nerd. 54:08 - Most influential games of our youth. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/charalanahzard https://twitter…
 
Roll your podcast listening modifier and try not to get a critical fail for this week, because your hosts are talking about S2E4 'Roll With It'. Probably the only episode of this show that is pure filler, it makes up for it with lots of fun gags and character beats, even if the lesson the characters learn at the end of it is kind of weird.…
 
This week the gang breaks down all the latest gaming news including: 0:00 - Microsoft buys ZeniMax and Bethesda. 23:13 - Xbox's new mobile controller. 41:51 - Among Us dominates streaming. 54:14 - Billie Joel Teaches History: Red China Edition Red China Doc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfFipHY_EY&t=326s Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
Nero and Jane talk about S2E3 'Signals' in the shortest episode to date. A fun, yet inconsequential, scooby-doo adventure for our main trio combined with some good Horde side character work makes this episode feel more like filler than anything else in the show, but don't get spooked, there's still lots to talk about even in this light episode! Jus…
 
This week Steve Saylor drops in to discuss accessibility in gaming including: 0:00 - The state of accessibility in next gen consoles. 22:35 - Jon Smith has some beef with next gen controllers. 34:05 - PS5 price predictions. 42:32 - PS5 chip availability and stock issues. 56:50 - Possible life on Venus because farts! Check out more of Steve right he…
 
Nero and Jane are back in the saddle after the hiatus to talk about the fun romp that is S2E2 'Ties That Bind', an episode that is a tour de force for Catra being a complete terror. Listener questions get them talking about shipping, which characters would swear the most, and Adora's severe lack of coping mechanisms. Also, despite Shadow Weaver not…
 
This week Ryan and Matt from Achievement Hunter drop in to discuss the latest gaming news including: 0:00 - One For Now, One For Later! 17:45 - XBOX Series S leak details! 34:45 - Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart announcements! 54:35 - Mario 3D All Stars collection hopes and fears. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitte…
 
Hey everyone, we didn't upload an episode last week. If you're wondering why, the intro to this episode holds all the answers you need. We will be returning to our regularly scheduled programming next week, but for now please enjoy this free preview of one of our patreon exclusive shows, the Kipocast. It's a really fun and creative little show that…
 
This week the gang discusses all the big announcements from Gamescom 2020 plus: 0:00 - What the hell is Gamescom 2020? 27:45 - Next Gen means more than just graphics. 43:00 - Ghostrunner news. 57:35 - Mount Up 4 Morbius. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/adamkovic Tshirts n stuff…
 
This week the gang discusses those new Nintendo Switch rumors plus: 0:00 - Does GDQ work from home? 14:05 - DC FanDome, Arkham Knights, and Suicide Squad. 29:45 - New Switch console and games coming in 2121! 46:45 - Exsqueeze Me? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/adamkovic Tshirt…
 
We're finally in season 2, and starting things off with a bit of a lighter episode. S2E1 'The Frozen Forest' is the start of a trend towards more episodic adventures in season 2, without a whole lot of long reaching threads. Topics of discussion include Glimmer's character growth, the muddy and weird chronology of this show, how nothing would get d…
 
This week the gang breaks down the latest in gaming news plus: 0:00 - Adam's cat problems. 14:13 - Fortnite pulled off Apple and Google stores. 38:00 - Ghost of Tsushima co-op mode coming. 54:38 - What we want to happen to our corpses. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/adamkovic https://twitter.com/jameswill…
 
This week, Nero and Jane recap their thoughts on season one before diving headfirst into the mailbag for a spoiler filled discussion, responding to theories and analysis of episodes they have already covered, as well as some more light-hearted questions. Also, we have a Patreon now! If you want to support us and maybe get some cool bonus shows alon…
 
This week the gang discusses all the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Halo Infinite delayed to 2121. 18:40 - Will the quarantine gaming sales bump last? 33:43 - XBOX Series X Lockhart leaks. 41:53 - Hackers try to ruin Fall Guys. 51:54 - Twitch Prime becomes Prime Gaming. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter…
 
We made it to the end of season one! Your hosts end up getting fairly critical of the uneven season finale, but ultimately even a messy episode of She-Ra is still good TV. Topics of discussion include Too Many Boarders, Adora's atlas complex rearing its head once more, toyetic armors, and how the show doesn't really succeed in telling war stories.…
 
This week Time Gettys drops in to discuss the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Console war battle lines: Boxes vs Subscriptions. 29:00 - PS5 controller hassles. 37:50 - Spider-Man only playable on PS5. 51:15 - Salary dispute troubles at Blizzard. 1:00:15 - A super secret surprise final segment! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/james…
 
S1E12 'Light Hope' hits us with a huge bundle of exposition (and a talking horse), so Nero and Jane dig through the information to figure out what really matters, and why this episode works as well as it does when it is 75 percent talking about lore. Plus, in the Spoiler Zone, they discuss Light Hope and what she represents on the show in detail.…
 
This week, the gang discusses all the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Nintendo Gigaleak 25:02 - Next Gen Console and Games Breakdown 40:38 - Ex-squeeze Me?! WTF News 52:48 - Checkin' in w/ the Funhaus Gang Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/charalanahzard Tshirts n stuff: …
 
Nero and Jane roll up their sleeves to dig into the landmark episode 'Promise', a bottle episode all about Catra and Adora's shared past, and the turmoil that characterizes their future. This is a big one folks, so settle in for talk of trauma responses, giant security spiders, and tail touching. In the Spoiler Zone, we dive in on Shadow Weaver's m…
 
This week, tech reviewer Frank Passalacqua drops in to talk about the latest in gaming gear including: 0:00 - Cool tech under $50. 19:00 - His fancy new Samsung Odyssey monitor. 26:42 - Ps5 release date, video podcasts on Spotify, and new Nvidia cards. 52:00 - Billy Joel teaches history Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https:/…
 
In contrast to the previous episode, this one is all talking, and your hosts are loving it. Topics of discussion include; the parallels between Angella and Shadow Weaver, how weird Etherian food is, the ways physical affection and emotional manipulation are intertwined in the Horde, and Adora's troubling habit to put everything on her shoulders. Al…
 
Next-gen AAA game prices could balloon to $70 default pricing at launch. But will gamers open their wallets or seek alternatives? Plus, we look back at the games that brought us joy during summers gone, and introducing "One for Now, One for Later," where we share what we're playing now as well as the upcoming games we're hyped for. Follow us on Twi…
 
Nero and Jane find that there isn't much to deep dive on in an episode like No Princess Left Behind, but that won't shut them up! Topics include; Shadow Weaver's favorite Shakespearean play, the strengths and weaknesses of the shows animation, Mermista's no good very bad day, and pondering the fact that Shadow Weaver can apparently mind control peo…
 
This week Danny Peña and Parris Lilly drop by to talk about their hopes for the upcoming XBOX Series X event, Parris' experience playing Cyberpunk 2077, and somehow yet another round of Mount Up 4 Morbius! Check out more of of Danny and Parris here! https://twitter.com/godfree https://twitter.com/vicious696 http://gamertagradio.com/ Follow us on Tw…
 
You are cordially invited by your hosts, Nero and Jane, to attend the podcast event of the summer. That's right, we're talking about Princess Prom! One of the best episodes of season 1, and indeed one of the best in the whole show, your hosts spend a large chunk of the episode gushing about the formal outfits and montages before getting into the re…
 
This week the gang discusses all the best new games arriving in July including Paper Mario, Ghost of Tsushima, and Bloodstained! Plus their picks for Steam's summer sale, and some disturbing news about TikTok. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/lin…
 
In this double feature episode, Jane and Nero take a look at the lighthearted Entrapta debut episode 'System Failure' as well as the more dramatic Shadow Weaver focused 'In The Shadows of Mystacor'. Topics of discussion include Entrapta's character and her autistic coding, how to use off model animation well, Adora and Shadow Weaver's dynamic, depi…
 
This week the gang discusses why they're HAPPY that Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed yet again. Plus, why Mixer couldn't survive the streaming landscape, and their SPOILER-FREE reviews of The Last of Us 2! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamkovic https://twitter.com/http://twitter.com/charalanahzard https://twitter.com/jonsmiff Tshirts n s…
 
Cancelled conventions can't stop the game announcement train. We're joined by Lucy James and Tamoor Hussain from GameSpot to discuss the biggest games shown at the PS5 Reveal Event, Guerrilla Collective, PC Gaming Show, and Future Games Show. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamkovic https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/ta…
 
It's Sea Hawk everybody! He's here! Nero and Jane talk their way through this high seas, high spirit adventure, discussing the show's excellent comedic writing and usage of character archetypes. They also talk about Scorpia and how incredibly good she is, and the evolving dynamic between Catra and Adora. Shadow Weaver didn't do anything in this epi…
 
This week Parris Lilly drops by to talk about his lifetime love of video games and his hopes for Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Plus, he endures an all new round of Mount Up 4 Morbius! Check out more of Parris Lilly here! https://twitter.com/vicious696 http://gamertagradio.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/ad…
 
Your hosts dig into the granola-tastic episode 'Flowers for She-Ra', talking all about Perfuma's trans coding, the intersection between anti-imperialism and environmentalism, and attempt to figure out what party kale could possibly be. In the spoiler zone, they draw comparisons between the supporting cast of this show and some of its contemporaries…
 
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This week Andy and Greg of Kinda Funny drop in to discuss the long awaited release of Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League, the latest in the Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2020, and a palm-hole puckering installment of Mount Up 4 Morbius! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/Max…
 
In the inaugural episode, Jane and Nero share their thoughts about the show overall (its pretty good!) and talk their way through the first two episodes of season one, The Sword parts 1 and 2, while sharing their thoughts on the show's strong character writing and the work going into establishing the themes in these early episodes . Is Pitch Perfec…
 
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