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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 28, 2012

A majority of the anime produced is based on a preexisting work. A good deal of shows are adapted from manga but there is also anime based on light novels, video games, literature, and even some more unusual sources. But not all anime is adapted equally. Assuming that the source being adapted is solid, what makes a good...

Dec 17, 2012

As is tradition, for our final episode of 2012 we look back on the news and licenses for the year. It is always nice to reflect on what was the most important trends and new pieces from the year now that we have a little distance. Certain things that seem so bloody important when they first happen can fade wordlessly...

The Cockpit: Martian Successor Nadesico TV Series

Dec 13, 2012

Al/Hisui is a guest on The Cockpit.

Ichi, ni, san, shi, ni, ni, san, shi!

Patz and I look at the classic mecha show Martian Successor Nadesico on his podcast the Cockpit. The series is one part comedic parody of all things sci-fi, one part loving homage to anything that would be in a Super Robot Wars game, and one...

Nov 28, 2012

You are watching a movie and then you notice something. Maybe it is a machine you know does not function that way; maybe it is the incorrect presentation of the rules of a sport you play; or maybe just a piece of dialog that rings untrue. The second you realize something is off you can spend the rest of the movie...

Nov 26, 2012

Women in geeky fandom is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation. The idea that women might actually like video games, comics, science fiction, TCGs, anime, manga, and other hobbies that are stereotypical male is hardly a new idea. There have always been women in these hobbies. But recently their presence has...