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Join Kate and Alain as they discuss everything from what they just watched to what is going on in fandom.

The Speakeasy: The main podcast where we discuss what we’ve been watching, reading, and playing, plus occasional other topics.

Dec 15, 2011

Once again the end of the year means the jet setting billionaires Hisui and Narutaki attend their yearly collaboration to muse on what has occurred in the anime and manga industry during the course of 2011. This year finds them looking at the coast Monaco from Narutaki's private yacht as they open up a bottle of Dom....

Nov 24, 2011

Who knows what this is? Download it if you DARE!

Other than that, Happy Turkey Day!

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Nov 23, 2011

The pacing is off. The characters never grow. The story is derivative. These are all common complaints thrown around about shows. Sometimes they are right  on the money but other times you wonder if people have seen the same show as you. This month we look at the art of storytelling. What makes a good story and how can...

Nov 17, 2011

Kate and Alain from the Reverse Thieves decided to go back to the roots of their blog for this inaugural podcast. They start off with the initial question: Is anime actually filled with good, strong female characters or is that dream much like a Satoshi Kon movie? The discussion then unfolds as they look at what...

Oct 26, 2011

Episode 1 of Guilty Crown from Production I.G with the opening "My Dearest" by supercell and is streaming on Hulu.

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the...