Listen to Episode 180, “The comiXology Ludology (feat. Greg Sahadachny)”

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The new episode of Gobbledygeek, “The comiXology Ludology (feat. Greg Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

The Debatable Podcast‘s Greg Sahadachny has bullied his way onto another podcast. This time, he forces Paul and AJ to discuss storytelling in video games, and whether or not harder games are more fulfilling than easy ones. Throughout this, the words “ludology” and “narratology” are bandied about as if anyone involved has the faintest idea of what they mean. Before the games discussion, the gang talks about Amazon’s acquisition of comiXology and what that might mean for the world’s premiere platform for digital comics; after, they get into this week’s shocking Game of Thrones and–of course–the nature of spoilers.

Next: for the first time in a while, the Geek Challenge rears its challenge-y head.

(Show notes for “The comiXology Ludology.”)

Listen to Episode 175, “What’s Blue and White and Red All Over?”

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Gobbledygeek episode 175, “What’s Blue and White and Red All Over?,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

First, The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema discussed Three Colors: Blue. Then, The Debatable Podcast talked about Three Colors: White. Now, as the last stop on this epic pod crawl, Paul and AJ discuss the final film of of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy–and his final film, period–Red. The boys dig deep on this one, discussing the nature of relationships, the hidden connections in our lives, and time itself in the context of one of the most beautiful movies ever made. What does it all mean? Maybe it doesn’t mean anything, and that’s okay. Plus, Paul loves Cosmos and AJ has complicated feelings on the True Detective finale.

Next: this has been such a thoughtful, focused year of the sho–NOOOOO IT’S KOKO THE SHOWFUCKER RUN!!!! Jason Tabrys and Jeremy R! Hudson of The BastardCast return to…to have some fun?

(Show notes for “What’s Blue and White and Red All Over?”)

Listen to Episode 173, “S: Part 4 – What the Monkey Did (feat. Pam Smith, Greg Sahadachny & Kenn Edwards)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 173, “S: Part 4 – What the Monkey Did (feat. Pam Smith, Greg Sahadachny & Kenn Edwards),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

The long and winding road of the Gobbledy-Book Club has led us here, through factories and caves and cellars, to the final two chapters of J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S. Paul and AJ host an all-star jam band reunion of their co-readers: Paul’s better half Pam Smith, whom we have to thank for just about everything; The Debatable Podcast host and Ukrainian royal Greg Sahadachny; and Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point and Project Batman, who might just be recording your entire existence as a podcast. Believe it or not, the show is (mostly) able to contain all five of them as they get to the important business of discussing the conclusions of both Ship of Theseus and the Jen/Eric marginalia, the importance of endings, and the open-ended nature of many of the tale’s mysteries (sound familiar, Lost fans?). Plus, the gang says goodbye to the late, great Harold Ramis.

Next: the boys are on their own again to pay tribute to the work of Harold Ramis. They’ll be watching MeatballsStripesGhostbusters, and Groundhog Day.

(Show notes for “S: Part 4 – What the Monkey Did.”)

Listen to Episode 171, “S: Part 2 – Sensible Vultures (feat. Gregory Sahadachny)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 171, “S: Part 2 – Sensible Vultures (feat. Gregory Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Shifting identities. Confessions of love. Chases in the dark. Names. Lots of names. These things and more can be found in chapters 4-6 of J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S., here discussed by your learned and astute co-readers. The Debatable Podcast‘s Greg Sahadachny joins Paul and AJ for the second week of the Gobbledy-Book Club, talking about the unique way he started reading the book, whether Eric and Jen’s marginalia or Ship of Theseus itself is more captivating, and what a “second” is. If the boys scratched the surface last week, this time they plunge headfirst into the dark, mysterious world of S. Come on in, the water’s fine.

Next: discussion of S. continues as Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point and Project Batman helps explore chapters 7 and 8.

(Show notes for “S: Part 2 – Sensible Vultures.”)

Listen to Episode 141, “Hello Monique”

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Gobbledygeek episode 141, “Hello Monique,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Rumor round the campfire is, AJ’s a snob. At least that’s what Paul and guest Gregory Sahadachny of The Debatable Podcast would have you believe. Before they get around to calling him on it, there’s talk of the Office finale, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. trailer, and how best to get into comics, among other things. And then, yeah, there’s talk of snobbery. Does AJ punch them out? Tune in and discover for yourself!

Next: live from the 2013 Alabama Phoenix Fest! Hopefully!

Listen to Episode 135, “Debating, Collecting, Hating, Reflecting (feat. Gregory Sahadachny)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 135, “Debating, Collecting, Hating, Reflecting (feat. Gregory Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Gregory Sahadachny, host of The Debatable Podcast and all-around terrific tweeter, is in the Gobbledyhotseat this week. He discusses the price-gouging of collectibles and the divisiveness of Zack Snyder with the boys, which leads to some impassioned monologuing from all parties about elitism and the male gaze. Plus, Paul and AJ tell Greg which comics to read and the three of them eulogize Roger Ebert.

Next: Paul and AJ get some much-needed alone time.

(Show notes for “Debating, Collecting, Hating, Reflecting.”)