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Two friends, Amy Watson & Sarah Ullrich, understand the need to continue the conversation after completing a really great book that you didn't want to end. You know that feeling you get when you finish a good book, and you simply can't move on? Find yourself needing just a little more? This multi-trope romance podcast gives you the opportunity to dig deeper with us into books we love as we discuss all the reasons we can't move on.
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Welcome to Enterprising Individuals, the podcast where we boldly go into excruciating detail about the series, characters, and stories of the Star Trek universe. On every episode, host Aaron Coker aka Ka1iban is joined by a special guest for an in-depth discussion of a selected episode from a Star Trek series. Enlist today for this fascinating mission!
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Speculative Sandbox is your audio playground for speculative fiction lovers. In each episode, Vickie Lan workshops a trope with a writer/author with an eye for character development, world building, and plot structures. From dystopian governments to parallel universes, mind control to interplanetary travel, let's speculate. Speculative Sandbox is for entertainment purposes only. This is a volunteer-run program. Opinions expressed by individuals on the podcast are their own. New episodes on M ...
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A new show, premise, and cast! Tales to Inspire is a Worlds in Peril ttrpg actual play podcast that explores the question “What if superheroes existed in our world and history?” Inspired by stories like Watchmen by Alan Moore, Spider-Man: Life Story by Chip Zdarsky, and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke, this story is set in an alternate history of our own world that is directly influenced and impacted by the larger-than-life actions and battles of our show’s heroes. Follow a team of supe ...
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Adequately Advanced Magic is a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) 5e actual play podcast set in the post-fantasy, modern world of Falcon‘s Reach, a dungeon punk city in which magic is technology. Join our players on a trope-breaking adventure as they tackle challenges such as automated gelatinous cleaning cubes, cutthroat magic corporations, and the science of magic spells.
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A cozy, open-hearted, shameless look at the best and most interesting romantic TV shows, movies and books reflecting a particular trope or theme each episode. There's too much shaming of romance, and I'm here to right that wrong! You can learn about a lot about yourself and your desires by enjoying romance in all its forms, so I'll be your extremely enthusiastic, gushing companion as we take a look at the wide variety of hopeful, compelling stories that this genre has to offer.
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On The Rocks is a humorous podcast that pairs video games and other stuff with their perfect alcoholic drink. Join Kyle, Nathan, and Dave as they attempt to drunkly review todays biggest games, movies, and books, as well as a few classic gems sprinkled in for good measure. We also review a set of indie/retro games each week, as well as a video game trope!
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Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do oc ...
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History, hot takes, author interviews, and deep dives into romance novels every Wednesday. 100% NSFW. Each week writer and bookseller Abigail Kelly sits down with a guest to break down a book or romance trope of her choice in an adult-flavored book report. It’s mostly a hilarious celebration of the much-maligned genre, but there’s facts, figures, and history in there, too. We super-duper promise it’s not all willies! Really!
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'The Ringer-Verse' is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom. Hosted by a rotating lineup of The Ringer’s expert superfans—including The Midnight Boys Van Lathan and Charles Holmes and Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson from 'The House of R’—episodes provide energetic instant reactions to the latest releases, immersive deep dives on story themes and canon, mind-bending theories, and fresh takes on all of the superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy stories you love, from t ...
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Join Chris & Jim - The Trope Stormers Podcast are assassins of pop-culture. They analyse Film, TV & video game media for tropes, passing judgement on whether it is good (Utropian) or bad (Dystropian). Narrative story beats are dissected for Mary Sue's, jumping the shark and dead horses. Recorded in London & Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. Abandon all hope all ye who enter. Listen, subscribe - tropestorm. https://twitter.com/tropestormers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tropestormers ...
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The Comic Trope

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The Comic Trope

Blake - Dave - Amos and Friends

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The Comic Trope is a podcast about Comics and the culture that surrounds them. I, Me, Blake invite friends over (Such as Smiling Dave, Encyclopedia Black, Amazing Amos and others) to ask questions about the things we all google while at work.
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Join the girl otakus of Anime Trending, Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes, on their weekly roundtable discussions regarding anime! With topics ranging from character analysis, trope discussions, and personal preferences in anime, you are guaranteed to have a fun time listening to the many gossips of anime girl talk. Welcome to the Girltaku! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girltaku/support
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The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast. Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Decoding the Gurus

Christopher Kavanagh and Matthew Browne

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An exiled Northern Irish anthropologist and a hitchhiking Australian psychologist take a close look at the contemporary crop of 'secular gurus', iconoclasts, and other exiles from the mainstream, offering their own brands of unique takes and special insights. Leveraging two of the most diverse accents in modern podcasting, Chris and Matt dig deep into the claims, peek behind the psychological curtains, and try to figure out once and for all... What's it all About? Join us, as we try to puzzl ...
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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
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Speaking of Gothic... is the podcast where we discuss Gothic Horror and the tropes associated with it! We will dive deep into Gothic Horror and Gothic Romance movies, streaming shows, and some books. Let's rock it, the Gothic way! If you are so inclined, please subscribe to this show, check out my author website, and leave a review wherever you listen!I started a Facebook Group for this podcast called: Gothic Speak! Come over and join me there to ask questions, suggest Gothic Horror movies/s ...
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You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution's Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country's top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it - social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we're bigger than our problems. It's about looking at truth; fighting b ...
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amplifying ukrainian voices and decolonizing ukraine conversations. we see millions of ukrainians with perfect english sharing their stories across all social media platforms. yet, the conversations about ukraine are still dominated by foreign, mostly white, and mostly male folks. not only it continuously robs ukrainians of their agency, but it also perpetuates outdated, misleading, and false narratives about ukraine and ukrainians. we want to foster a relaxed, safe, and chill space for ukra ...
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Just Enough Trope

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Sailor Noob is the podcast where a Sailor Moon superfan and a total noob go episode by episode through the original Sailor Moon series! Each week on Sailor Noob, hosts Mikanhana and Ka1iban talk about the heroic exploits of the Sailor Senshi, as well as the aspects of Japanese culture, clothing, and food seen in the series. Mikanhana is a Japanese language student who lived in Japan for a time; Ka1iban has never seen a single frame of the show. Join us as we Moon Prism Power "make up" each m ...
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This week I got the chance to chat with Adriana Herrera about her newest novel An Island Princess Starts a Scandal (Out May 30th) which you can preorder now!! May 29th! Come to our event in Greenpoint Brooklyn hosted by WORD Bookstore with Adriana Herrera and Joanna Shupe! Please Rate, Review and Follow us on Apple Podcasts. It helps the podcast gr…
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This week Martha Wells returns to talk about her latest release, WITCH KING! Find out more about Martha at https://www.marthawells.com/. Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope gear, including our new Pandora th…
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Welcome to the all-new Just Enough Trope, the podcast where we explore the reasons that your favorite media is the way it is. From movies to TV shows to literature to video games, stories are often built around repeated elements and we're here to talk about them all! Every single time that two superheroes meet...they have to fight. Every damn time.…
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While the press of today might not be reporting on aliens with the same fervour, many of the tropes from those days are still alive and well in modern-day journalism. Stories about how no one wants to work anymore, or how technology is killing the art of conversation, have been told for over 130 years… and counting. What are the tropes that keep co…
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Rico Nasty's music creates a haven for heavy emotions. And in a world that paints Black girls showing any emotion as too much, having a place to release anger and anxiety is essential. But when Rico joined the 2021 Playboi Carti tour, his fans harassed her repeatedly and that safety was stripped away. On this episode of Louder Than A Riot, we talk …
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"Thank God for the hard hats!" declared Richard Nixon during his first term. "Why the construction workers holler, ‘U. S. A., all the way!,’" read a 1970 New York Times headline. "The Day the White Working Class Turned Republican," read another New York Times headline, 50 years later in 2020. We're now more than five decades since this narrative fi…
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From swords to scabbards to hammers, and everything in between, it's time for Jo and Mal to dive deep into the trope of magical weapons and all they have to offer the stories we love. They examine the scope of the trope (06:04) and all of the great stories that come with them. Later they talk about the worthiness of those who use these magical weap…
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Hockey is a hell of a lot of fun. But right now, the sport is going through a reckoning. Allegations of racism, corruption, sexual misconduct and so much more are rocking the game to its core. But the truth is that in Canada, hockey is more than just a sport. It’s a civic religion, with a billion dollar business attached to it. Over the next seven …
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Sometimes we need a break from the day-to-day, and that's when we go on Shore Leave! Shore Leave is our monthly series where we kick back and talk about some of the Sailor Moon and anime-adjacent topics that are on our minds. A real chill-out zone where ideas can hang out and do whatever. And now we're live every Wednesday night at 7pm central on T…
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It's time to Allons-y, Alonso! Mal and Jo are here to offer up the second part of their dive into ‘Doctor Who’ (10:49). They dive into the genius performance of David Tennant as the tenth doctor, as well as his many companions and their wondrous adventures (83:14). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi …
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The best albums out this week include Lil Durk's Almost Healed, reflections on surviving your 20s from Arlo Parks and Miya Folick, Gia Margaret's Romantic Piano, a new Kassa Overall project and more. Featured Albums: 1. Lil Durk — Almost Healed Featured Songs: "Same Side (feat. Rob49)," "Therapy Session," "Never Again," "All My Life (feat. J. Cole)…
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On this episode of Louder Than A Riot, something a little different: It's part meditation, part conversation — between host Rodney Carmichael and writers Kiese Laymon and Jamilah Lemieux — about beats, rhymes and life. For Rodney, interrogating misogynoir in hip-hop means confronting some hard questions — as a man, and especially as a father. As Ro…
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The Special Rapporteur is back with a hotly anticipated release - No Public Inquiry! David Johnston made his decision – rage and frustration ensued. And the Toronto Mayoral race heats up with Olivia Chow leading the polls. Host: Jesse Brown Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Man…
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On this Live Show Beg-a-Thon, recorded on May 17, we discuss the pop culture phenomenon and appeal of pseudoarchaeology in its many forms, from fraudulent alternative history books like Erich von Däniken's 1968 book, Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past, to television series like "Ancient Aliens" and "Ancient Apocalypse." Alongside …
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Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre sits down with the experimental, Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti to discuss the admiration she's developed for imperfection, finding a musical community in Mexico City and how religion sparked a personal rebellion. Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and mixed by Robin Hilton. Our show editor is Hazel Cil…
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A short funeral; A long investigation; Suspicious neighbors. Vivian (Claire), Kia (Wesley) and Deb (Mitchell) reluctantly investigate the death of their good friend Nova (Jeremiah). Beatdown City -- Darren Curtis; Community -- Presence of Music; Schoolyard Spy -- Darren Curtis; Quirkasaurus -- Darren Curtis; Farewell -- Presence of Music; Den -- Pr…
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The odds were stacked against us, but here we are. This year Canadaland turns ten. To mark the occasion, Canadaland Founder and Publisher, Jesse Brown, shares why he started a podcast and how that morphed into a thriving media company. Jesse reflects on the impact our journalism has and continues to have, why the work the team does is more importan…
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It's time to make a decision! The Midnight Boys are here to break down what they think to be some of the best and worst decisions in the history of fandom (00:00). From story choices to big financial gambles, the boys take a look at some of the biggest instrumental changes and decisions to fandom and the stories they love. Hosts: Van Lathan, Charle…
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All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music editor Hazel Cills share their favorite new tracks of the week and highlight this year's new Tiny Desk Contest winner, the Springville, Utah, band Little Moon. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Little Moon: "Wonder Eye" (Single) 2. yeule: "sulky baby" (Single) 3. Sweeping Promises: "Eraser," from Good Li…
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Is Survivor a perfect follow up to Fallen Order? Is Jedi Survivor enjoyable even for non Star Wars fans? What's the best lightsaber color? What are some of our favorite changes from the game? Is there anything we didn't like about The Last of Us? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot. Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" …
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What does the High Evolutionary and Nazi Germany have in common? The "playing god on society" trope is prevalent in both fiction and real life, and for speculative fiction writers, it's an opportunity to examine the systems and world-building that enables such villainous acts. Disclaimer: this episode briefly summarizes some of the horrifying event…
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Des feux de forêt font rage en Alberta alors qu’une élection provinciale est en cours. Emilie discute de l’état du conservatisme en Alberta, mais aussi la nouvelle génération d’intellectuels conservateurs au Québec avec Frédéric Boily, auteur et professeur de sciences politiques au Campus Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta. While forest fires …
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We are joined by Renée DiResta a writer and researcher at the Stanford Internet Observatory. Renée has done a lot of interesting work on disinformation and influence campaigns. Including leading an investigation into the Russian Internet Research Agency’s multi-year effort to manipulate American society in the lead-up to the 2016 election. More rec…
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Sailor Noob is the podcast where a Sailor Moon superfan and a total noob go episode by episode through the original Sailor Moon series! Things kick into high gear this week as Chibiusa learns she has a secret admirer! Can she learn what her heart wants before the Sailor Senshi are crushed by a beefy new foe? In this episode, we discuss soccer in Ja…
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The hype must go on! Jo and Mal are here to ensure you are excited about all the latest releases this spring and summer with their 2023 Spring and Summer Hype Meter (16:36). They bring you the latest and greatest they are looking forward to, along with a few surprises. Which movies will make their top three (58:42)? Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna …
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A joint project from the rapper Aminé and producer KAYTRANADA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Paul Simon, Kesha, Sufjan Stevens and more. Featured Albums: 1. Aminé & Kaytranada — KAYTRAMINÉ Featured Songs: "Who He Iz," "Westside," "Ugh Ugh," "K&A" 2. Kesha — Gag Order Featured Songs: "Only Love Can Save Us N…
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Bros was a bit of a box office disappointment, but it's a fabulously funny, honest and sexy gay romcom. Fire Island may have gotten there first by also showcasing an entirely LGBTQ cast, but when it's about romcoms this good, everybody's a winner. We're finally hearing different voices in Hollywood (not enough), and seeing a diversity of people (no…
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Jesse Brown and co-host Manisha Krishnan dismantle a 10,000 word piece in the National Post claiming safe supply programs are killing people and fuelling a new opioid crisis. And three cheers for the new Canadian passport! Host: Jesse Brown Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Man…
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DON'T PANIC! Hello friends! We've been at this thing for almost 2 years now, no skips, and we love doing the show. However, it's a lot of work on our end putting things together on our own. So in the interest of not burning out and keeping things going, we'll be taking a little summer break. DON'T PANIC What this means is there won't be any regular…
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Are you ready for the best of the worst? The Midnight Boys are here to give you their draft for some of the worst films in all of fandom (06:50). From the underappreciated to the fairly maligned, this draft has all the films that fandom would rather forget. And later, the boys follow up on their discussion of the Midnight Meter Hall of Fame then ha…
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This week I'm choosing a romance for former comedian and podcast host Selena Coppock! Can't wait until the end of the episode to find out what the book is? Sneak peek here. Check out Selena's podcast Two Wick Minimum Listen to her stand up special Seen Better Days Follow @NYTVOWS on Twitter and Instagram May 29th! Come to our event in Greenpoint Br…
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While coming up with the concept for her new album Mañana Será Bonito, Colombian superstar Karol G had an epiphany that would change her life: what if she was just more herself? Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre sits down with global phenom Karol G to chat about the singer's latest evolution. Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed b…
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We're finally doing Desperate Orcish Housewives. This is set of bonus episodes featuring a one shot separate from the main campaign. Deborah (Mitchell), Kia (Wesley), Nova (Jeremiah), Vivian (Claire) go about their daily lives as orcish housewives until something unexpected rocks their neighborhood in Falcon's Reach. Content Warning: Illegal Drug U…
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ISTRAP IN, FOLKS, BECAUSE IT’S THE FINAL EP OF THE KILTED SERIES. …Or is it? This week, Abigail and Brendan dive into the final (?) book in the Ravenscraig series! Discussion includes Wee Hughie Universe, starting our own religion, and the best way to off a wizard. ABIGAIL’S STUFF: https://linktr.ee/abigailkellyauthor KOT’S MERCH STORE: https://rdb…
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It's actually quite rare in anime to find a major or a main antagonist to be a woman. In this week's episode, Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes will be breaking down the female antagonists they've encountered in anime and discuss what makes them great and what makes them terrible. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girltaku…
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This week Michelle and Giles are talking about some of their obsessions and hobbies. Tell us what you love to do over on Twitter or Facebook! Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope gear over at https://BeyondTh…
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