7.10: The Saphrax Protocol

Alas, dear listener. We’ve come to the end of series…for now. There are no more Venture Bros episodes for us to discuss and break down (poorly) so take in this last opportunity while you still can. “But Shownotes Writer,” you ask softly, “what comes after Venture Bros?” That’s a good question, and one that our heroes answer pretty quickly. All you gotta do is push that play button and just go to town on the audio. Like, listen the shit out of it

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Episode 31: XCOM with Mike from the Funnie Papers

On today’s adventure, Mike from the podcast The Funnie Papers joins us to talk the XCOM series.  Like the poet that he is, Mike helps us all see what makes XCOM (especially the mod Long War) a game that even us casuals should give a try. If you like what Mike is selling be sure to check out his amazing Podcast The Funnie Papers about the 90s cartoon Doug.

Special thanks to the 90s; it gave us Doug and XCOM.

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Dede Allen: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

This month we shift gears from the wacky antics of Joe Dante to the potent editing prowess of Dede Allen, and what better way to do this than with the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde, a masterpiece of editing and style that takes its cues from the French New Wave and gives us a sharp and energetic look at the famous duo. Beatty and Dunaway are absolutely iconic and are joined by a fun ensemble including a young Gene Hackman and a young Gene Wilder.

Friends, we’re in for a treat this coming month!


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Chapter 37 – Those Darling Gemstones

The Sky Ship Phoenix Blade takes flight, heading back toward Edgewater for supplies and repairs. Along the way Leysa and Taslinn get a chance to take a few members of the crew aside and get to know them better. Fetter gets an unexpected missive from home.

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7.09: The Forecast Manufacturer

This week on Venture Bros…SNOW! Bryan Dressel, Graham “Brock” Mason, and Matt “Dean Venture” Dykes discuss the penultimate episode of season seven (and possibly the series? At least until there’s more? Please make more?) The Forecast Manufacturer. Both this episode and the finale are deeply connected so advanced warning that there might be some callouts to moments from next week.

There’s also some serious hints to the next show we’ll be doing after we complete Venture Bros. You love to hear it.

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Episode 30: Super Smash Brothers 4 (WiiU) with Carl

Oh, the Wii U… Such a poorly marketed system with some really good games on it. Carl joins us again as we cover the Smash game that was released for the Wii U and 3DS. It’s the criminally overlooked Smash 4 and Carl teaches us how important this game really is to the series. Come jump into it with us!

Special thanks to all my fellow Wii Fit trainer mains.

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Joe Dante: Burying The Ex (2014)

We bring our month of Joe Dante films to a close with probably one of the weaker films in his arsenal: Burying the Ex. Despite the letdown, there’s still a lot to like here. Anton Yelchin, may he rest in peace, brings energy and nuance to a character that’s difficult to love, and Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Greene steal the show with characters that are awesome, three-dimensional, and written well. It’s the little things that bring the movie down like the brother and some awkward plotting and logic. Is it worth the watch? We give you the scoop.

We also discuss Looney Tunes: Back in Action, as well as the “It’s A Good Life” segment out of Twilight Zone: The Movie, both of which are quite fun and really showcase that Dante chaos we’ve come to enjoy through our month of Dante.

What an absolute treat this month has been.


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Chapter 36 – Devilish Diners and Deadbeat Dads

A new day brings deliberation. Where should the party go next? Is Skypoint in their future or do they need to avoid it like the plague? Do they head south to Leysa’s monk order to find answers or seek out the possibility of other towers? A lot of questions in the air but perhaps the most pressing is what the hell happened to Drago? Why is he here now after all this time?

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7.08: The Terminus Mandate

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Graham “Scott Hall” Mason, and Matt “Tim-Tom” Dykes discuss The Terminus Mandate in which the Guild Council are required to face their arch rivals one last time before becoming full members of the council. Rusty also trains to go on a date with a top notch prostitute who kills everyone she sleeps with. Does it go well?

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Episode 29: Fallout New Vegas

In today’s episode our fallout MAN, Kevin Hartwig, joins us today to talk about the overrated classic Fallout New Vegas. Kevin tries to fight off my attempts to salt his love for this game while also making way too many Skyrim references.

Special Thanks to the fallout subreddit for providing me with all the salt for this episode.

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