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Two Shrinks Pod

Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson

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Australian psychologists Amy & Hunter nerd out about all things psychology, from Star Wars to Social Anxiety. Listen in for an independent pod with great chemistry between therapists working in oncology (Hunter) & child psychology (Amy). Each episode focuses on a psychological issue, therapy or simply provides an outlet to overanalyse our favourite tv & film characters. @twoshrinkspod
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What do intellectual historians currently investigate? And why is this relevant for us today? These are some of the questions our podcast series, led by graduate students at the University of Cambridge, seeks to explore. It aims to introduce intellectual historians and their work to everyone with an interest in history and politics. Do join in on our conversations! (The theme song of "Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast" was created at jukedeck.com)
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Our Animal Well episode is going to be late this week due to Matt literally getting hit with a tornado. It sucks so be nice to him. As an alternative we're going to go ahead and release our April Patreon bonus episode which is about the Three Colours Trilogy by Krzysztof Kieślowski. If you love video games then you'll love a discussion about these …
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Sit your butts down and get ready to be schooled in the classroom by your god-tier Winnu player: THE MATT MARTENS. Jk Winnu is bad and we'll cover in depth the why and the how. There is a lot of useful information here for those of you that feel the determination to pilot them regardless of their ineptitude. It's one of our shorter super guides but…
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It's Matt and EJ together, in person! We've been on a quest recently to gain more experience with the "Metroidvania" or "Search/Action" genre and this felt like one of the most important pieces of homework on our list. How does hold up all these years later? To see the most up to version of The OGA 100, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/…
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We've got one more episode about the big Championship match we had back on May 4th. When the Finals finish, everyone involved is always so exhausted that it's impossible to squeeze in any post-game report or interview. So instead, we decided to wait a week and take a full hour to hang out with this year's winner! See, good things come to those who …
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This maybe isn't a fair game to call a 2024 release since it's just entering Early Access, but we'll call this the state of Hades 2 in May of 2024. Hades spent multiple years in an Early Access that resulted in one of the favorite games of 2020, so it's safe to assume the team behind it can be trusted with this kind of task. But what does it mean t…
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In this episode we talk about the Finals of the SCPT 2024 Twillight Imperium tournament. THERE ARE SPOILERS. So don't listen if you don't want the outcome of the tournament spoiled. We also talk generally about how the tournament went and what we see as the future of our events. It's a bit of a beach episode, but one that could have future conseque…
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We got Hunter, Matt, and EJ together for this beatdown on a Sega Genesis Classic, STREETS OF RAGE 3. We rehash some debates on whether this genre is even good and talk at length about how we feel about SoR's place in the beat-em-up canon. We got some good music in this one even! Also new poll has been posted to the patreon for those of you who woul…
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THE FINALS ARE ON MAY 4th, Saturday starting at 15:00 UTC (10AM Central). Come watch at https://www.twitch.tv/spacecatspeaceturtles As is our yearly tradition we bring you interviews from Matt and Hunter with all six of your finalists. Special thanks to them and everyone who has supported our patreon and the tournament over the years, we really cou…
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We've got a big strategy one for y'all today! Hunter and Cole sit down to talk about Cole's 1994 roots and chow down on what exactly make X-Com: UFO Defense one of the greatest strategy games of all time. It's always a delight to have Cole on and this episode is no exception. Enjoy! To see the most up to version of The OGA 100, visit https://docs.g…
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What can the seventeenth century teach us about equality? Why do philosophers construct intellectual traditions and how do we use them? In what ways is political theory an educative endeavour? These are some of the questions we asked Teresa Bejan, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford. Publications mentioned in this episode incl…
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It is finally time to dig in deeper to Arcs! The base game adds asymmetry to each player via the Leaders, and it's more asymmetry than many of us realized. Our excitement just wasn't enough; we had to go and recruit Shut Up and Sit Down's Tom Brewster to join us in presenting three Leaders and offering up what strategic insights we could muster. We…
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BIG SPOILERS: WHOLE THING IS SPOILERS This episode has been owed to you all for a long time! We didn't forget, we were saving it for a week where we needed some extra time. I have an episode on X-Com cooking but I needed more prep time. Enjoy this discussion of the original Last of Us between Hunter and Sun, it meanders and spends a lot of time tal…
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This week we're back to our classic formula and doing a deep dive on one of our favorite aggressive factions: THE L1Z1X. This one has a fun energy and we really go to town on these guys, I wish we had more positives to say but I think spiritually L1 is too cool to be the best so let's just enjoy them for what they do best. Watch the Semi-Finals thi…
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This week we have a real silly episode for you. We're talking about the arcade and snes versions of NBA JAM but also we talk about a lot of crazy stuff. This one is heavy on nostalgia and gets pretty specific. Very good episode if you like our more comedy focused vibes. To see the most up to version of The OGA 100, visit https://docs.google.com/spr…
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Sorry for the late late episode, we let the bonus hold the normal slot and now you are getting your normal episode at the 11th hour. This time Matt and Hunter sit down to talk about two smaller new titles. The first is OPEN ROADS, the spiritual follow-up to the 2013 indie classic GONE HOME. Prepare to talk about walkin'! The second game is some sil…
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This month's Galactic Council Poll episode is coming to your a week early! We needed the time to prepare for new episodes. We also talk a lot about the upcoming TOURNAMENT 6 SEMI-FINALS. This episode contains the schedule for those games in the rundown so check that out. See you at the first 3 semis games this weekend at https://www.twitch.tv/space…
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Here is the first of what will be many Patron voted bonus episodes. Big thanks to all patrons for sponsoring this episode. This week we're talking about Dune: Part Two! This newish film really captured the zeitgeist and delivered Frank Herbert's classic to a new generation. This week we'll hear Hunter and Sun break down their thoughts on the new fl…
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This episode is for the competitive scene as the boys talk about how they feel about the soon to be finished prelims round of this year's tournament. How has the process been? Are there things we would like to improve? When do the semis start? All these questions will be answered somehow! Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.co…
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This week we have a new guest, Leder Game's Developer Nick Brachmann! Listen to us talk about our shared love for brunch, arcade games, and pets. This is a fun introductory conversation to a guest that I expect you'll hear from again in the future, but for now we celebrate the 30th birthday for the classic Sega arcade racer DAYTONA USA. To see the …
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Sorry about this episode being late, but this is a really special episode for a very special game. I hope you appreciate the discussion and I want to say earnestly that I really think you should play this game and experience this story. We didn't know a lot about this Jeff Minter fella and I now consider him an inspirational figure. So enjoy the di…
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Uh oh, it looks like we've saved a lot of the "bad" factions for last which means all of these Super guides are about to get a lot more FUN. Mentak, the most autocorrected faction, is definitively COOL and NEAT, but can struggle to score points... Let us examine why! Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcam…
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Beach episode time! This week we've taken the Galactic Council poll results and really ran with it. Instead of just hearing about what games Matt and Hunter are looking forward to we've basically asked everyone we know to submit their games. Get your pen and paper out because you about to get a big ol' list of interesting suggestions from people wi…
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Hunter and Sun are in the lab this week talking about an under-loved Castlevania classic! Let's talk monsters, whips, and Dracula. You must prevent this podcast from coming back from the dead! Only you can stop us! To see the most up to version of The OGA 100, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/194Zs7HY9o2y4dgOQLsQXT0Q0cBW_Q1WZzkwqG-ALqi0…
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This week, we're tackling a much requested topic. 8 Player Games! Matt and Hunter have both done some research and are reporting on strategic differences they found in their limited experience. Lot's of talk is devoted to why we don't prefer the player count so prepare yourself. We've also got an excellent discussion with Tactic Blue on the upcomin…
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This week Matt, Hunter, and EJ are in the middle of an OBSESSION with a new card game called Balatro. This episode is more explicit than usual for some reason, we were just really wildin' out. Hope you're havin' a great week, don't play too much Balatro. To see the most up to version of The OGA 100, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/194Z…
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More Arcs! We're having a lovely time learning this new game and before we start diving into guides for different Leaders and eventually getting into the Campaign expansion (where we'll spend most of our time), we needed one more episode covering the basics. We've talked about the limited action economy of the game and alluded to the fact that you …
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Matt wasn't a Genesis kid, but even Hunter knew very little about this game. Well guess what: it's incredible and I love it and I want everyone to try it and fall in love with piloting this zippy little ship. This is a game about navigation, movement, resource management, and action! It's got EVERYTHING. And sure it's hard...but it's FAIR and that'…
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Let's do another Faction Strategy Guide! Universities of Jol-Nar are discussed a lot. They've been around since the very beginning, and in every edition of the game they've been a powerful faction. They have a -1 to combat and that just doesn't seem to hold them back! So what makes them good and how can we best harness their power? Music provided b…
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This is our second of 2 free Patreon Bonus samplers! Originally this episode and the Sonic 2 episode were going into the bonus feed but due to some complications we decided to shelve the bonus feed and just release the content anyways. So enjoy this 40 year anniversary discussion of the 1984 Dune film directed by David Lynch. Music by nightcorey. h…
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The people behind Sonic Mania surprise released their new game last week. We've had Sonic fresh on the mind lately, so this couldn't be better for us. Hunter, EJ, and Matt binged the game so that we couldn't finally feel like real video game journalists and be one of the first people talking about this incredible new 3D Platformer. Is this the kind…
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Let's travel back in time to the year 2000! FFG was still a young company and Christian T. Petersen decided to take another stab at the design of our favorite game. At times, Second Edition almost feels like the version lost to time. It's quite simple in it's approach to the game and it chooses to add very little over the course of it's life. It's …
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This was originally billed as a Patreon only episode so that we could finally sell out, but we haven't worked out all of the kinks to having a Patreon only feed AND our normal episode for this week is running late so we figured we would just give it to you all! So here's Matt, Hunter, and EJ talking about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to build up to the Son…
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We've both been in the process of trying to find new homes in Minnesota, which means it's time for a beach episode where we dip into our mailbag! Our patrons submitted these questions for our Agenda Phase segments, but this is a collection of, generally, more off topic questions than usual. That just means it's a good time to hang out with your fri…
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How can we understand thinkers in their own terms? Why is such an approach particularly fruitful to understanding Hume? What can philosophy and the history of political thought learn from one another? What can Hobbes's conception of the people teach us about populism? James Harris, professor of the history of philosophy at the University of St Andr…
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