The Big One


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And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer. SPIKES FOOTBALL That's right! We made it to FIFTY episodes, and to help celebrate such a monumental achievement in podcasting, we snuck a couple of past guests in through the back door for a victory lap. Which guests, you ask? How about takes a somewhat deep breath, Carrie Patel, Tyler J. Hutchison, Laura Michet, Richard Lemarchand, Sarah Elmaleh, Jon Paquette, Brendon Chung, Cat Manning, Kate Dollarhyde, Eric Stirpe, Janina Gavankar, Ben Esposito, Claire Hummel, Graham Reznick, Ryan Benno, AND Molly Maloney? So what, you say? Well, what if I told you we talked with them about the main things students should know about interactive storytelling, how it's OK to be silly, storytelling confessions, extreme programming, whether game stories can be apolitical, what the differences between a good collaborator and a great one are (and how to work with a bad one), favorite underappreciated bits in games, anything they'd do differently with their past work, things you might not need to worry about with your storytelling, major influences, the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, auteurism in games, the greatness of Yakuza 0, stuff they've worked on that they wish people appreciated more, and so! Much! More! I mean, do you see how long this episode is?!


Our guests on the Internet
Laura's Twitter and Website, and you should check out Pathologic 2

Carrie's Twitter, and you should check out The Outer Worlds

Tyler's Twitter

Richard's Twitter and Website

Stuff We Talked About
Ep 45: Molly Maloney & Eric Stirpe

Mass Effect 2

Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

The Doves Type® Revival

Doom (2016)

Mario is Missing!

The Trust Equation

ROUND TWO (begins at 49:35)

Our guests on the Internet

Sarah's Twitter, and you should check out Afterparty and GamDev.World

Jon's Twitter

Brendon's Twitter, Website, and you should check out Skin Deep

Cat's Twitter, Website, and you should check out Pathologic 2

Stuff We Talked About

The Sims 2

Alien: Isolation

The Curse of Monkey Island


Super Mario Odyssey

Civilization VI


The menu from Medal of Honor (1999)

Honeysuckle by Cat Manning

Collaborative Approaches to Getting Great VO Performances (if you have GDC vault access, you can find it there!)

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

ROUND THREE (begins at 1:42:12)

Our guests on the Internet

Eric's Twitter

Janina's Twitter, and you should check out Stucco

Kate's Twitter

Ben's Twitter, Website, and you should check out Donut County

Stuff We Talked About

Joanna Newsom


Samuel R. Delany

Jeff VanderMeer

The Secret of Monkey Island

Van Cliburn

Portal 2

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

ROUND FOUR (begins at 2:36:27)

Our guests on the Internet

Ryan's Twitter, and you should check out The Environment Art Podcast

Claire's Twitter, Website, and you should check out In the Valley of the Gods

Molly's Twitter, and you should check out Yakuza 0 and Return of the Obra Dinn

Graham's Twitter, and you should check out Deadwax and Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah

Stuff We Talked About

Red Dead Redemption 2

Yakuza 0



Mother 3

The Walking Dead Season 1

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Until Dawn

Westworld VR Experience

Our theme music was composed by Isabella Ness, and our logo was created by Lily Nishita.

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