Make It Sound Fiction
By Nico D., Tyler Colp
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A podcast profoundly interested in picking apart pop culture media and narrative.
||CleanWe're in the Experience Business, Kid||Tyler and Nico go deep on Overwatch's first short story, Bastet and why Blizzard ultimately fails at telling stories.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sexism Special!||Tyler and Nico go deep into the "Ellie" controversy and what sexism contributes to the e-sports community at large.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReverence is Temporary Until the Truth Comes Out||Tyler and Nico talk about their end of year picks in movies, music and life in general.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Into the Spider-Verse||Tyler and Nico talk about Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse as well as answer a reader letter about the responsibility of gaming press.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll of Geoff Keighley's Best Friends||Tyler and Nico talk about last week's Game Awards - the highlights, the low moments and also what happens when games journalism stops doing it's job.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKey Frames||Tyler and Nico talk about the passing of Stephen Hillenberg, Spongebob Squarepants and growing up with animation in their lives, as well as answer reader letters.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou'll Want A Dose Of This||Tyler and Nico talk about Riot's latest offerings with K/DA and Neeko, and what gay representation and re-envisioning characters looks like.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob, Do Something||Tyler and Nico give a full breakdown of Blizzcon - the highs and lows.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Good, The Bad, And The Labor Inequality||Tyler and Nico talk about everything Red Dead Redemption 2: labor exploitation, why the game tries to ape the cinematic, and how Westerns are shoddy fiction.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo the Coolest Girl in the World||Tyler and Nico talk about Eighth Grade, the new indie film written and directed and Bo Burnham, and what they liked and disliked about the film.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerrible Television Men||Tyler and Nico talk about why media has such a love of making men with very low moral character entertaining, or worse, sympathetic.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeminism isn't a Genre||Tyler and Nico talk about how to navigate media criticism that is both about the art but also the politics, and what it means when artists let outside analytics influence their work. Special thanks to Twitter user @donniemnemonic for his tweets about F||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLike A Slipknot Band Mask||Tyler and Nico talk about what precisely keeps them from watching a lot of horror and horror-adjacent content, as well as a review of the film Mandy.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Yogg'Saron Be Hot?||Tyler and Nico talk about where exactly World of Warcraft's story is heading next, if anywhere and we go into why games with persistent end-game content like Warcraft and Destiny 2 can be unhealthy for players.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Maker Space of Rivia||Tyler and Nico talk about the new actor cast for Netflix's upcoming Witcher TV series, the simplicity of creativity in woodworking videos as well as what Tyler believes the point of the Dark Souls series is.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNo Strong Feelings||Tyler and Nico discuss what has interested (and confused) them about the new Castle Rock show, as well as puzzling over fandoms around Detroit Become Human and how to mix criticism into those communities.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKissing Diamonds||Tyler and Nico discuss what they love and what frustrates them about the latest season of Steven Universe, how fandoms around media operate and what getting back into World of Warcraft's lore has been like. Content warning: There is a spoiler-full disc||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn Space, Corporations Can't Hear You Scream||Tyler and Nico discuss the finer points of Tacoma's anti-capitalist sci-fi message, and why Overwatch is suddenly buffing all of their supports except Mercy.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCowards and Criticism||Tyler and Nico discuss the ArenaNet firings as well as how the industry treats its employees, why feedback from fans should be invisible and dealing with self-criticism and mental illness in competitive games.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Was looking for e3 analysis and woah...stumbled on these hot takes. If being condescendingly lectured on the true meaning of fallout by someone who admits to never playing one sounds fun, this pod is for you. Also if you want a pod that will disingenuously misconstrue statements by well liked figures so it can attack said ppl for things they never said, this pod is for you.
In all seriousness tho, this pod does have pretty good schadenfreude potential. If you get enjoyment out of people indignantly getting real upset at popular things for being popular, there is genuine enjoyment to be had here.
Been following y’all’s various output for some time, and was quite excited to see you start a podcast! Good discussion, funny banter, and it’s more progressive voices added to the world of games podcasting - a realm that needs those voices desperately. A good time, all around!