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

May 24, 2021

We talk about new and old in this episode.

First we wrap up our first episode reviews of the spring 2021 season with:

  • Jorun: The Princess of Snow and Blood
  • Mars Red
  • Kiyo in Kyoto
  • Super Cub
  • Backflip!
  • Farewell My Dear Cramer
  • Those Snow White Notes
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song

Then we share our final thoughts on a few...


Apr 24, 2021

We take a look at a ton of new shows in this episode:

  • Odd Taxi
  • Pretty Boy Detective Club
  • Shadows House
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Battle Athletes Victory Restart
  • SSSS.Dynazenon
  • 86: Eighty Six
  • To Your Eternity
  • The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent
  • Let's Make a Mug, Too

Plus, we wrap up Jujutsu Kaisen and Kemono Jihen!


Mar 27, 2021

This is a catchall episode. We discuss new shows Tropical Rouge! Precure, Otherside Picnic, and High-Rise Invasion; review the recently English release of The Legend of Hei movie; and talk about Detective Conan episode 1000!


Feb 20, 2021

We discuss a ton of new anime from the winter 2021 season:

  • Kemono Jihen
  • Cells at Work: Code Black
  • Heaven's Design Team
  • Project Scard
  • Back Arrow
  • Hortensia Saga
  • So I'm A Spider, So What?
  • Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
  • Pui Pui Molecar
  • Wonder Egg Priority
  • Horimiya
  • Bottom-Tier Character...


Jan 23, 2021

We wrap up 2020 with some of our favorite shows and Al discusses the Tsukihime remake news.