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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.

Feb 26, 2014

When you think of Gundam you usually think of a mixture of real robot battles and politics as the foundation of the various series that make up the franchise. But the relationships between the characters is an equally important part that is easily overlooked because of all the cool robot fights. High on the list of...

Feb 21, 2014

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we decided to focus in on our all-time favorite anime and manga. It was a difficult task, but we feel our lists reflect our tastes pretty well. And let's remember, this is a celebration of what we love, not necessarily the best anime and manga ever made.

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Feb 9, 2014

Episode 1 of HappinessCharge PreCure! from Toei Animation with opening "Happiness Charge Precure! WOW!" by Sayaka Nakaya.

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...

Feb 9, 2014

Final impressions of DokiDoki! PreCure from Toei Animation with the ending "Love Link" by Hitomi Yoshida.

A new short podcast series! First impressions are great but what about our thoughts after we've watched an entire series week to week? We figured our listeners might want to hear our final impressions as well so...

Feb 6, 2014

Can you believe it? We are starting our 5th year of The Speakeasy! But of course Reverse Thieves is even older than that.

In this special, and wholly self-absorbed, episode we take a look back at our years and  topics. Then in the second half we answer some audience questions. This installment is mostly a bunch of...