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Idle Thumbs
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Idle Thumbs is a video game podcast full of in-depth discussion and absurdity. Between overly-enthusiastic dissections of their latest media experiences and baffling phonological explorations of Jeff Goldblum's name, the cast has managed to find a regular audience of dedicated readers. Scoop up the latest episode and hear us extol the virtues of whatever we've just watched, played, or read—then attempt to answer reader mail before getting sidetracked about robots.
 
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Idle Thumbs
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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
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Idle Thumbs is a video game podcast full of in-depth discussion and absurdity. Between overly-enthusiastic dissections of their latest media experiences and baffling phonological explorations of Jeff Goldblum's name, the cast has managed to find a regular audience of dedicated readers. Scoop up the latest episode and hear us extol the virtues of whatever we've just watched, played, or read—then attempt to answer reader mail before getting sidetracked about robots.
 
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Designer Notes
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Why do we make games? Every designer has a different and very personal answer to that question. Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games, sits down with noted designers to find out by examining their careers as a whole.
 
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Something True
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Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.
 
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Twin Peaks Rewatch
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Join us as we revisit David Lynch and Mark Frost's unsettling murder mystery serial, Twin Peaks. Each week we'll watch and discuss one episode—send questions and comments on the current episode to twinpeaks@idlethumbs.net to be part of the conversation!
 
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.
 
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.
 
A monthly book club podcast conducted by a few amateur book lovers.
 
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Tone Control
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Steve Gaynor of The Fullbright Company sits down with noteworthy video game developers for an in-depth conversation about their career and creative process, and the tricky work of establishing and maintaining a cohesive tone in their games.
 
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Tone Control
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Steve Gaynor of The Fullbright Company sits down with noteworthy video game developers for an in-depth conversation about their career and creative process, and the tricky work of establishing and maintaining a cohesive tone in their games.
 
A monthly book club podcast conducted by a few amateur book lovers.
 
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Something True
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Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.
 
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Designer Notes
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Why do we make games? Every designer has a different and very personal answer to that question. Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games, sits down with noted designers to find out by examining their careers as a whole.
 
Join us as we discuss each of the final seven remaining episodes of Matthew Weiner's outstanding 60s-era drama.
 
Join us every week as we discuss the latest episode of True Detective, currently airing on HBO. We love the promise of a new story and cast every season, and we’ll share our own thoughts as well as comments from listeners and our forums. And after Season 2 concludes, we’ll follow it up with a rewatch of Season 1. Send in your thoughts to questions@truedetectiveweekly.com!
 
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WASD
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Through both audio AND video episodes, the hosts of WASD dive into the most bizarre, original and innovative releases of the indie game scene. See also: WASD Podcast: ZOMBIE MINECRAFT SHOOTER SURVIVAL PORNO MAHJONG.
 
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Rob, T.J., and Fraser sharpen their berserker axes and talk about Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. This new offshoot of the main series changes the scope by zooming in on the British isles at the time of Viking invasions. While the game has its high points, Thrones of Britannia misses the mark quite often, not unlike the hordes of anonymou ...…
 
Important If True 54: A 30 Foot High Screaming Billboard by Idle Thumbs
 
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НДД -*- Cracked by..: WAREZ 1999 :.. -*- ДДН ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ Description:.. An episode of the Idle Thumbs podcast in which the guys pretend to be on a different podcast called Press Start Go, but really it's just another Idle Thumbs. Chris and Nick go deep on Into The Breach, which sounds like it's destroyi ...…
 
Naughty Dog Month begins on Tone Control! This time I'm talking to former Dog Bruce Straley about his long and storied career-- starting with a Sega Genesis X-Men game I played as a kid (!) all the way through work as a game director on the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. Join us on a trip across console generations, with a view into how s ...…
 
Rob, Rowan, and Troy "my arcology's economy is based on poutine" Goodfellow fire up the Wayback machine once again to visit the pixely past of 1993. It is a monumental year for games as Doom is unleashed onto the public in a swath of blood and gore while Myst is released in a swath of ambient music and confusion. Have you heard of this new-fang ...…
 
It's the Jazz Age of your life, so it's supposed to be fun and glitzy, right? Well, kind of. Your twenties are a huge period of exploration and building. If you went the traditional path of finishing grade school and going straight to college, it's the first time in your life that your role isn't defined for you. You don't get an A or a gold st ...…
 
Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from the 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. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a re ...…
 
Idle Thumbs Ruination: December 2017 by Idle Thumbs
 
We put the call out to our Patreon backers: What game would you like us to circle back on? The winner of a heated battle was Amplitude's Endless Space 2. Released in May of 2017, Endless Space 2 took some of the learnings of a 3MA favorite, Endless Legend, and applied them to their original dust-using space 4X Endless Space. How has the game fa ...…
 
It's time for another patent-pending Three Moves Ahead Classic Game Analysis as Rob, Gamers with Jobs' Shawn Andrich, and Rock Paper Shotgun's Adam Smith discuss Bungie's Myth series. Myth holds a unique place in strategy's gaming pantheon: in an era of clones and remakes, there's still nothing quite like it out there. Its grim and dark (but no ...…
 
In this episode, Soren interviews independent game developer Tyler Sigman, best known as the designer of HOARD and Darkest Dungeon. They discuss how his game design career was almost derailed by staplers, how a weird aeronautical engineer is a normal game designer, and why his finished air racing game was never released.Games discussed:Pirates! ...…
 
Nels and Jesse make some unorthdox predictions about Worlds 2017 and invite you to do the same, for fame, glory and prizes!
 
Join Bruno and Marius on another edition of the Monkey Tail Podcast. On this episode we talk about the games we've playing the past couple of weeks and they are: Cuphead Yooka-Laylee Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Rec Room If you liked this podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes Links: International Podca ...…
 
Join Bruno and Marius on another edition of the Monkey Tail Podcast. On this episode we talk about the games we've playing the past couple of weeks and they are: Cuphead Yooka-Laylee Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Rec Room If you liked this podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes Links: International Podca ...…
 
We're back! Well, Pete and Simon are back to talk about current events. If you are an engineer, you probably find yourself idly trying to imagine how you would use your engineering skills to help make life better in the wake of natural disasters. In this episode, we indulge this impulse and discuss how we could design living spaces to survive h ...…
 
Tarou was awake and alert despite the chill and the early hour. Normally, drawing last watch was one of the worst tasks imaginable: a tortuous eight hours of mind-numbing circuits and bitter cold. Tonight was more tolerable, however, for Tarou knew that it was his last night as a guard for the malicious warlord. No more would he risk his life b ...…
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 53: The Return, Part 18 by Idle Thumbs
 
Twin Peaks Rewatch 45: The Return, Part 10 by Idle Thumbs
 
As you bolt upright in bed, head still swimming, are you awake or do are you still in the realm of dreams? And while you're pondering that, consider these conundrums: Which television program is a bigger ratings success: News Tonight or Nooz Tonite? Is she Lump? If so, is she too still in your head? What is the Matrix? Unfortunately, you cannot ...…
 
As you bolt upright in bed, head still swimming, are you awake or do are you still in the realm of dreams? And while you're pondering that, consider these conundrums: Which television program is a bigger ratings success: News Tonight or Nooz Tonite? Is she Lump? If so, is she too still in your head? What is the Matrix? Unfortunately, you cannot ...…
 
Important If True 22: Air Bud and the Average Man by Idle Thumbs
 
Twin Peaks returns normal (its version of normal, at least) after last week's atomic blast, tons of plot threads get linked together by Gordon and the FBI, and Bobby Briggs has his day. Join us for a discussion of Twin Peaks The Return, Part 9.
 
Important If True 21: The Real Monkeys by Idle Thumbs
 
With Twin Peaks on break last weekend, we turn to the Twin Peaks Rewatch mailbag, to discuss your thoughts on the new season so far, and where we might be going in the second half. We'll be back in just a few days with our discussion of The Return, Part 9.
 
To celebrate… nahh fuck your party. This week on Underwire, Anne and Virginia discuss the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) regarding Residential Schools and the genocide of Indigenous People. This report is a must read for all settlers because it is written by Indigenous people and for Indigenous people. It was written ...…
 
The game begins and this time, you are him. You look out through the holes in your mask, through the trees, and see the teens scattering across the camp. "They fear you," you think to yourself, gripping your iconic machete tighter, your extra senses already picking up their noise, their movements, their smell. "You are the only hunter in these ...…
 
The game begins and this time, you are him. You look out through the holes in your mask, through the trees, and see the teens scattering across the camp. "They fear you," you think to yourself, gripping your iconic machete tighter, your extra senses already picking up their noise, their movements, their smell. "You are the only hunter in these ...…
 
Idle Thumbs 309: "Terrible" Jason Voorhees by Idle Thumbs
 
Talking Black Bolt and More with Saladin Ahmed Come along with Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche as they they discuss fantasy, writing, all things Marvel in general and all things Black Bolt in particular with Saladin Ahmed! Host Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Saladin Ahmed Show Notes & Links Saladin Ahmed’s ...…
 
Talking Black Bolt and More with Saladin Ahmed Come along with Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche as they they discuss fantasy, writing, all things Marvel in general and all things Black Bolt in particular with Saladin Ahmed! Host Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Saladin Ahmed Show Notes & Links Saladin Ahmed’s ...…
 
Rob and Danielle meet for an overdue weekend after a Rob's cross-country move. Rob's been getting re-acclimated by playing a lot of MLB The Show 17 and discovers it's like watching baseball with a cool, knowledgeable friend. But a discussion of sports leads to a discussion of Boston sports and their deserved reputation for racism. But somehow, ...…
 
If you had the ultimate power of suggestion over your friends, but only when mumbling while pretending to sleep, how would you use it? Will a coterie of highly specialized Christmas spirits put Santa out of a job? Why die alone on Mars when you can watch someone else do it from your living room couch? Answers to these questions and the rest of ...…
 
If you had the ultimate power of suggestion over your friends, but only when mumbling while pretending to sleep, how would you use it? Will a coterie of highly specialized Christmas spirits put Santa out of a job? Why die alone on Mars when you can watch someone else do it from your living room couch? Answers to these questions and the rest of ...…
 
If you had the ultimate power of suggestion over your friends, but only when mumbling while pretending to sleep, how would you use it? Will a coterie of highly specialized Christmas spirits put Santa out of a job? Why die alone on Mars when you can watch someone else do it from your living room couch? Answers to these questions and the rest of ...…
 
Enjoy this special double-length 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. In order to rejigger the schedule to make a bit more sense, we're packing the Ruinations from both May and June ...…
 
Enjoy this special double-length 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. In order to rejigger the schedule to make a bit more sense, we're packing the Ruinations from both May and June ...…
 
Idle Thumbs Ruinations: May & June 2017 by Idle Thumbs
 
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 ...…
 
Day 19 Proverbs 19 http://89days.net/podcasts/ Voice talent by Don Bratschie 19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool. 19:2 It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way. 19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages a ...…
 
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.…
 
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