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A weekly discussion podcast full of in-depth discussion and absurdity. Hear us extol the virtues of whatever we've just watched, played, or read—before getting sidetracked about robots.
 
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Idle Thumbs is an independent podcast network whose podcasts span comedy, pop culture and entertainment, video games, and TV.
 
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Idle Thumbs casts its pod into your face with off-the-cuff, incisive, multiplatform video gaming discussion. No on-air schedules, no Skype.
 
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We have a new home on Soundcloud! Check out the Idle Thumbs Network feed, featuring all our shows, including this one: http://soundcloud.com/IdleThumbs
 
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A weekly discussion podcast full of in-depth discussion and absurdity. Hear us extol the virtues of whatever we've just watched, played, or read—before getting sidetracked about robots.
 
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Idle Thumbs Kickstarter Progresscast
 
In 2012 Idle Thumbs ran a Kickstarter campaign, not just to bring back the Idle Thumbs podcast, but to try and turn Idle Thumbs into a small podcast network, with a studio, a new website, and the ability to exist for years to come. We documented that time in this podcast.
 
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Idle Thumbs Kickstarter Progresscast
 
In 2012 Idle Thumbs ran a Kickstarter campaign, not just to bring back the Idle Thumbs podcast, but to try and turn Idle Thumbs into a small podcast network, with a studio, a new website, and the ability to exist for years to come. We documented that time in this podcast.
 
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Ruth Rendell is known as a crime novelist, but in A Sight for Sore Eyes she stretches the genre's trappings into a taut and thrilling class-infused generational novel. Join Chris and Sarah as they get sucked into Rendell's bleak but utterly captivating world.
 
Wow. After watching what is definitely the strangest, most world-expanding episode of Twin Peaks, we do our best to drink full and descend, talking through the whole episode scene by scene before coming up for air and sharing our immediate impressions of the episode as a whole. Bonus Mid-Season Podcast Episode: There isn't a new episode of Twin ...…
 
Rowan, Sean, and Rob discuss what goes into a "satisfying" setback as opposed to something that sends one running to the quickload button. Rowan possibly solves game design.
 
The most deeply important questions on your minds, advised and distilled by us. This week: Why are genies skeptical of your perfect wish to save mankind from itself? Does a robot that eats and poops have a favorite food? Does it feel shame? Is it you? And is there anything more nostalgic than getting the chicken pox from some kid's homemade sli ...…
 
The most deeply important questions on your minds, advised and distilled by us. This week: Why are genies skeptical of your perfect wish to save mankind from itself? Does a robot that eats and poops have a favorite food? Does it feel shame? Is it you? And is there anything more nostalgic than getting the chicken pox from some kid's homemade sli ...…
 
The most deeply important questions on your minds, advised and distilled by us. This week: Why are genies skeptical of your perfect wish to save mankind from itself? Does a robot that eats and poops have a favorite food? Does it feel shame? Is it you? And is there anything more nostalgic than getting the chicken pox from some kid's homemade slime?…
 
Hawk and Sheriff Truman add new evidence to Laura Palmer's case file for the first time in 25 years, Major Briggs is identified as the body in the Buckhorn morgue, everyone—inside the show and out—starts really coming to grips with the reality that the Cooper the're watching is not the Cooper they know, and Doc Hayward caught some trout. After ...…
 
We survived E3! That's reason enough to do a horror-themed episode this weekend, thanks to a nifty demo for Distrust. We take a lovely tour through some of our favorite, terrifying game experiences, with a light sprinkling of film. Then, we move on to our mailbox and dig into two very exciting weekend projects.Note: we had some slight mic issue ...…
 
In this episode, Soren interviews independent game designer George Fan, who is best known as the creator of Insaniquarium and Plants vs Zombies. They discuss why he learned to program instead of just focusing on art, how most Diablo monster design is a variation of kill-me-first, and why Plants vs. Zombies wasn’t Fish vs. Aliens.Games discussed ...…
 
Rob, Fraser, and Rowan look at the game outside the game. What are the ways that strategy and tactics games contextualize our actions and decisions, and which approaches do we tend to prefer. The conversation runs long but takes an exciting turn as the crew realize they've likely solved strategy games.…
 
This week things really hit the fan. If you're finding yourself clogged up with steaming, burning questions, if you're knee deep in problems and need advice, relax: We're here in a pinch to flush out the truth. This week: What are the Russians hiding in Britney Spears' Instagram feed? What are the real motives of a man who offers free liverwurs ...…
 
This week things really hit the fan. If you're finding yourself clogged up with steaming, burning questions, if you're knee deep in problems and need advice, relax: We're here in a pinch to flush out the truth. This week: What are the Russians hiding in Britney Spears' Instagram feed? What are the real motives of a man who offers free liverwurs ...…
 
Important If True 18: Important If Rhymes With True by Idle Thumbs
 
In the third pack of the Red Sands cycle, we see Jinteki has bamboo wackiness, Weyland has shipping locked down, the Anarchs love to keep on punchin' and, apparently, you can never trust the cleaners on Mars.
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 40: The Return, Part 6 by Idle Thumbs
 
This weekend, we're all about going really fast in pretty places. We discuss our favorite racing games, spurned on by a couple of recent humdingers, Dirt 4 and Wipeout Omega Collection, and Rob's love of F1.Discussed: Wipeout Omega Collection, Dirt 4, Codemasters' Formula 1 series, Dirt 2, Dirt 3, Split/Second, Road Redemption, Mario Kart, Didd ...…
 
What stuff, exactly, are dreams made of? Can a robot priest interpret them and, if necessary, absolve you? And, if you didn't believe our embarrassing story about poop, maybe you'll believe this other guy's? All of your questions, your problems, your fears will be individually discussed and assessed by us personally (or handed off to an automat ...…
 
What stuff, exactly, are dreams made of? Can a robot priest interpret them and, if necessary, absolve you? And, if you didn't believe our embarrassing story about poop, maybe you'll believe this other guy's? All of your questions, your problems, your fears will be individually discussed and assessed by us personally (or handed off to an automat ...…
 
Important If True 17: What Dreams Are Dumb by Idle Thumbs
 
Nels and Jesse are back of a bit of a scheduling fiasco to discuss the cards from Terminal Directive as just general parts of the card pool. And, more importantly, they attempt to discover if one truly can be chosen from birth to become a provost.
 
This weekend, we decided to talk about hard-stops in games. The things that make us look a game in the face, in disbelief or exasperation, and break up with them on the spot. We also dig in on music we love in games, sexism in sports and action movies, and two films we are feeling hot and cold on, often at the same time!Discussed: Endless Space ...…
 
There are only two kinds of people in the world, you tell yourself while looking out into the void of space, and well, maybe you'd rather be the other kind. The water ventilator broke down again, and no one's around to fix it. The whole base is going to flood with bile and fumes, and nobody cares. A guy teleported right into the middle of work ...…
 
There are only two kinds of people in the world, you tell yourself while looking out into the void of space, and well, maybe you'd rather be the other kind. The water ventilator broke down again, and no one's around to fix it. The whole base is going to flood with bile and fumes, and nobody cares. A guy teleported right into the middle of work ...…
 
Idle Thumbs 308: Duplicans and Duplicants by Idle Thumbs
 
We cannot sanction your buffoonery. But we can, and will, personally hand-deliver your questions to Lord Hoistmas. Questions like: What is the true secret of the real 90s? How do you cleverly cover up an regrettable tattoo? And would you eat the best pizza you've ever had in your life if it came with bees? Send us email at questions@importantif ...…
 
We cannot sanction your buffoonery. But we can, and will, personally hand-deliver your questions to Lord Hoistmas. Questions like: What is the true secret of the real 90s? How do you cleverly cover up an regrettable tattoo? And would you eat the best pizza you've ever had in your life if it came with bees? Send us email at questions@importantif ...…
 
We cannot sanction your buffoonery. But we can, and will, personally hand-deliver your questions to Lord Hoistmas. Questions like: What is the true secret of the real 90s? How do you cleverly cover up an regrettable tattoo? And would you eat the best pizza you've ever had in your life if it came with bees?…
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 38: The Return, Part 4 by Idle Thumbs
 
It's a giant-sized gulp of Three Moves Ahead as Rob, Rowan, Fraser, and Sean "The Game Horatio" Sands discuss Endless Legend 2. Amplitude Games brought a competent - if not a bit bland - entry into the space 4X pantheon with Endless Space and followed up with the brilliant Endless Legend. Does Endless Space 2 continue their march toward greatne ...…
 
Twin Peaks: The Return is broadening out, getting funnier, sadder, and somehow even stranger than it was before. Agent Cooper completes his difficult journey out of the Black Lodge only to land in an unexpected pair of shoes: those of a slot machine mega-jackpot champion named Dougie. Hold onto your shoes and follow us through the unknown, as w ...…
 
Sarah and Chris discuss The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler's classic noir crime novel. It's a cynical, gripping tale of twists and turns, and it's a whole lot of fun. Join us!
 
Ep 138- Return to our NBA Hotbox–NBA Playoffs. ZDog. Pope Positions. Listen to the podcast here; also available on iTunes http://tfquarter.com/Podcast-TEMP/TFQ-Podcast-Ep-138.mp3 Recorded Monday, May 1, 2017 Now you can follow us on Instagram: tfquarter420 Like The Fifth Quarter on Facebook too. https://www.facebook.com/The-Fifth-Quarter-413667 ...…
 
Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from our Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. This month it's a lightning round: two minutes an answer for maximum efficiency. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of t ...…
 
Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from our Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. This month it's a lightning round: two minutes an answer for maximum efficiency. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of t ...…
 
Idle Thumbs: Ruination Online April 2017 by Idle Thumbs
 
Your questions, advised definitively. This week: Would you forego the need to eat if it meant you couldn't reproduce? Can a person like sneezing too much? Like, WAY too much? Is the Law & Order theme song actually a dog? And finally, were we—technically—not totally hoisted by a story in last week’s show? Let's take a closer look. Send us email ...…
 
Your questions, advised definitively. This week: Would you forego the need to eat if it meant you couldn't reproduce? Can a person like sneezing too much? Like, WAY too much? Is the Law & Order theme song actually a dog? And finally, were we—technically—not totally hoisted by a story in last week’s show? Let's take a closer look. Send us email ...…
 
Important If True 15: Sexual Sneezing by Idle Thumbs
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 36: The Return, Part 2 by Idle Thumbs
 
Picture By Jeremy Bishop LISTEN NOW: Podcast Script Below By Dave Nelson, Founder of Milestone Mind May 24, 2017 How many people in your life have you noticed becoming blissfully ignorant? Standing by idle, as if the news and global events taking place have nothing to do with them, and that these things do not concern them? "Ho-hum, back to eac ...…
 
Dr. Bruce Geryk is back to host and talks to legendary game designer and author Jack Greene. Jack has contributed several seminal games over the years, such as Bismarck Second Edition, Iron Bottom Sound Third Edition, and Norway 1940. He tells Bruce about the old days of graphic design and publishing and lays down some practical knowledge about ...…
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 35: The Return, Part 1 by Idle Thumbs
 
This weekend, we are still obsessed with Prey, the Immersive Sim in Space that could. We also chat about other fine games: like Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex, and we close out with a discussion of TV shows we're not 100% sure we like—it sure is an Idle Weekend, folks!Discussed: Prey, Dishonored 2, Xcom 2, Fallout, Civilization, Zelda: Breath of the ...…
 
In this episode, Adam Saltsman interviews independent game developer Lucas Pope, best known for the immigration officer simulation Papers Please. They discuss how Naughty Dog taught him to mercilessly cut features, why it might be a good thing if Obra Dinn is bad, and how Adam has time to do these interviews.Games discussed: Malice, Gearhead Ga ...…
 
This episode is either really early, or really late, and either way, you can place the blame entirely on Prey for being so goddamned awesome. We talk Prey, space lesbians, immersive sims in general, and, a little more about problematic media!Content warning for mentions of partner abuse in The Witcher 3, and a reference to sexual assault in Gho ...…
 
The world is full of minutiae so inconsequential and baffling that sorting through it all isn’t worth your time. Good thing we’re here to sort through it for you! This week: How does a factory farmed chicken cross the road? Do the ‘90s have the emotional capacity to love you back? And who will Luigi doorbell ditch next? These questions and more ...…
 
The world is full of minutiae so inconsequential and baffling that sorting through it all isn’t worth your time. Good thing we’re here to sort through it for you! This week: How does a factory farmed chicken cross the road? Do the ‘90s have the emotional capacity to love you back? And who will Luigi doorbell ditch next? These questions and more ...…
 
Important If True 14: Your Worst Nightmare by Idle Thumbs
 
Twin Peaks is coming back and so are we! Join us as we kick the rust off this podcast, in anticipation of following all of Twin Peaks season three in real time, starting next week. This week, we're warming up by sharing our own expectations for what the new Twin Peaks might hold, discussing Showtime's marketing of the series' return to televisi ...…
 
Something True 8: Babylon by Idle Thumbs
 
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