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A podcast dedicated to the discussion and review of K. A. Applegate’s 1996 Animorphs book series. Hosted by Mitchell Olson and Coleman McClung.
 
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The actual first episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, fifty-something minutes of trans-timezone quipping with Patrick Harrison (UC Berkeley) and hosts Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta. In this episode: sharing some real good Chinese documentaries, piling hot takes on the Warkgate, being cynical about the China Quarterly fuck-up, and th ...…
 
PERSISTENCE What is persistence? Dictionary.com defines it as: noun 1. the act or fact of persisting. 2. the quality of being persistent: 3. continued existence or occurrence My favorite one is the 3. continued existence or occurrence. It’s pretty simplistic if you as me. Do you continue the existence of what you want or desire? Do you continue ...…
 
This speak: Cassie's hearing voices in her head! The voice of Aldrea, the Andalite-turned-Hork-Bajir that died in the Hork-Bajir Chronicles, specifically. Remember her?! Well she's inside Cassie now. And it may have something to do with the Arn that showed up at the free Hork-Bajir colony. This Arn, the last of his kind, seeks to collect the DN ...…
 
This speak: Cassie's hearing voices in her head! The voice of Aldrea, the Andalite-turned-Hork-Bajir that died in the Hork-Bajir Chronicles, specifically. Remember her?! Well she's inside Cassie now. And it may have something to do with the Arn that showed up at the free Hork-Bajir colony. This Arn, the last of his kind, seeks to collect the DN ...…
 
Heya folks, we’re proud to present our review of a fan-favorite book in the series, The Illusion. This is a highly praised Tobias book that finally answers the question: how much does it take to kill a hawk? Our listeners were quick to point out that this is indeed a much darker book than some of our most recent entries, but I always felt that ...…
 
Heya folks, we’re proud to present our review of a fan-favorite book in the series, The Illusion. This is a highly praised Tobias book that finally answers the question: how much does it take to kill a hawk? Our listeners were quick to point out that this is indeed a much darker book than some of our most recent entries, but I always felt that ...…
 
This speak: Rachel splits in two. Shut up, don't ask questions, it just happens, okay?! Now the Animorphs (Featuring Ax the Andalite & Erek the Chee!) have to deal with two completely different Rachels. One of them is a weakling that cries a lot, the other one is seriously a psychopath. Both are useless to the team, and just in time for their c ...…
 
This speak: Jake's great grandpa dies, meaning an out of town funeral for both Jake and his brother. And as we all know, Tom is a controller. A four day excursion away from the Yeerk pool is not something he can do. Now Tom will do anything to get out of going to the funeral. Including straight up murder by drive-by shooting. Jake's on edge gua ...…
 
This speak: The Visser formerly known as One returns! And when Marco runs smack-dab into her while skipping school, he gets it in his head that he should shadow her. What could go wrong? Marco quickly finds himself breaking all the Animorphs (and Ax!) codes of conduct in his relentless pursuit of his former mother-turned-Visser. Eventually he h ...…
 
This speak: The Visser formerly known as One returns! And when Marco runs smack-dab into her while skipping school, he gets it in his head that he should shadow her. What could go wrong? Marco quickly finds himself breaking all the Animorphs (and Ax!) codes of conduct in his relentless pursuit of his former mother-turned-Visser. Eventually he h ...…
 
This speak: Our story begins on an alternate, time-tinkered Earth with an entirely different set of Animorphs. Jake is an authoritarian leader. Cassie is a slave owner. Marco is excited by Pong. Ax is the same. And Tobias is in love with the last Animorph, Melissa. This new, more interesting set of characters are swiftly replaced by the standar ...…
 
This speak: Our story begins on an alternate, time-tinkered Earth with an entirely different set of Animorphs. Jake is an authoritarian leader. Cassie is a slave owner. Marco is excited by Pong. Ax is the same. And Tobias is in love with the last Animorph, Melissa. This new, more interesting set of characters are swiftly replaced by the standar ...…
 
This speak: Ax comes down with a deadly and contagious case of SPACE AIDS! And just in time for the next dangerous mission to the Yeerk Pool! When Cassie is confronted by a controller claiming to be with the Yeerk Peace Movement, she learns that her old buddy Aftran (from The Departure) isn't doing so well after the last time we saw her... as i ...…
 
This speak: The plot is hologram-delivered to the team once again from their paranoid android friend, Erek the Chee. This time the Yeerks are up to something beefy, and it's the Animorphs (and Ax!) job to investigate a few locales and get to the bottom of the Yeerk's sneaky new plan. All the team knows is that it involves chimps and cows, a lab ...…
 
This speak: The plot is hologram-delivered to the team once again from their paranoid android friend, Erek the Chee. This time the Yeerks are up to something beefy, and it's the Animorphs (and Ax!) job to investigate a few locales and get to the bottom of the Yeerk's sneaky new plan. All the team knows is that it involves chimps and cows, a lab ...…
 
This speak: After some quick subplot melodrama, Rachel and Cassie end up at the mall (surprise surprise) where they quite conveniently encounter a malfunctioning Erek. Oh no! After helping to bail out the Chee, the Animorphs (and Ax!) are off on another wildly inconvenient mission. This time, it's another ocean adventure, as the team takes fore ...…
 
This speak: After some quick subplot melodrama, Rachel and Cassie end up at the mall (surprise surprise) where they quite conveniently encounter a malfunctioning Erek. Oh no! After helping to bail out the Chee, the Animorphs (and Ax!) are off on another wildly inconvenient mission. This time, it's another ocean adventure, as the team takes fore ...…
 
This speak: We've got a lot of catching up to do! Mitchell, Coleman, and Nate discuss everything from Animorphs to Power Rangers to Game of Thrones! We also bring Nate up to speed on what's been happening in the series thus far, we have a mini-discussion about Animorphs #1 The Invasion, we'll talk Howlers and Pemalites, Ellimists and Crayaks, I ...…
 
This speak: We've got a lot of catching up to do! Mitchell, Coleman, and Nate discuss everything from Animorphs to Power Rangers to Game of Thrones! We also bring Nate up to speed on what's been happening in the series thus far, we have a mini-discussion about Animorphs #1 The Invasion, we'll talk Howlers and Pemalites, Ellimists and Crayaks, I ...…
 
Race Relations In America and Right Here At Home Our country is challenged these days to understand race relations and how it is that the challenges of yesterday, in many instances, are still with us today. However, we are so much farther along now than then; and, people generally want to understand each other; want to make things better for th ...…
 
Rapper Julian Stern joins us for the aquatic adventure The Message! Could you consider a fish store an "aquarium"? How do you grapple with the ethics of morphing a sentient creature? And how did we wait four episodes to explain to Jason what thought-speak is? Contains spoilers for 2006's The Prestige.Appearances by Jason Wayne Christian (@Salts ...…
 
"Across the seas and deserts, through the trees andgrass..." - Guru In the month when we remember the life of Guru, we also saygoodbye to not just a legend, but a true musical genius - Prince.I've blended some of his work into this episode's selection, alongwith various eras of Guru, some solid Hip-Hop picks and alittle weaving in and out of di ...…
 
This Speak, the guys discuss the ghostwriting process now that we're entering that territory, revisiting the "listener emails" section of the show and reading some, an argument about Visser 3's feeding grounds, Coleman's bizarre feelings on this book, Ax impersonates Visser 3 again, we discuss how the team handles arctic conditions, everyone al ...…
 
This Speak, the guys discuss the ghostwriting process now that we're entering that territory, revisiting the "listener emails" section of the show and reading some, an argument about Visser 3's feeding grounds, Coleman's bizarre feelings on this book, Ax impersonates Visser 3 again, we discuss how the team handles arctic conditions, everyone al ...…
 
This Speak, it's the amazing shrinking Animorphs! Mitchell and Coleman discuss; the future of the Thought-Speak podcast, all the spoilers contained within the cover images, everything wrong with the Helmacrons, plenty of action filler scenes, Coleman's outspoken opinions on the fandom, the story of the stupid r/Animorphs karma-stealing sweatshi ...…
 
This Speak, it's the amazing shrinking Animorphs! Mitchell and Coleman discuss; the future of the Thought-Speak podcast, all the spoilers contained within the cover images, everything wrong with the Helmacrons, plenty of action filler scenes, Coleman's outspoken opinions on the fandom, the story of the stupid r/Animorphs karma-stealing sweatshi ...…
 
On this unfeasibly special episode of Thought-Speak, Mitchell and Coleman somehow managed to snag an interview with the man, the myth, the legend and one-half of the K.A. Applegate duo that gave us Animorphs, Michael Grant! We were lucky to have an hour of his time where we spoke with him (quite candidly at times) about all of his works, includ ...…
 
On this unfeasibly special episode of Thought-Speak, Mitchell and Coleman somehow managed to snag an interview with the man, the myth, the legend and one-half of the K.A. Applegate duo that gave us Animorphs, Michael Grant! We were lucky to have an hour of his time where we spoke with him (quite candidly at times) about all of his works, includ ...…
 
This speak: the subtle differences between the hard & soft covers, Coleman's beef with the Hork-Bajir design, how with equal parts science and Ellimist anything is possible, how the Yeerks are like ISIS, how the Hork-Bajir homeworld doesn't have a proper name, but even if it did it would probably be something stupid, Aldrea's unlikely morphing ...…
 
This speak: the subtle differences between the hard & soft covers, Coleman's beef with the Hork-Bajir design, how with equal parts science and Ellimist anything is possible, how the Yeerks are like ISIS, how the Hork-Bajir homeworld doesn't have a proper name, but even if it did it would probably be something stupid, Aldrea's unlikely morphing ...…
 
This speak: More cover critiques, Tobias gets hawk-blocked, weird unexplained flash-visions plaguing Tobias, the classic soap opera cliche of long-lost relatives showing up, the case of Tobias's missing clothes, a lovely visit to the Lost Valley of Hork-Bajir for a side mission, the introduction of Toby, a long and drawn-out spying mission, the ...…
 
This speak: More cover critiques, Tobias gets hawk-blocked, weird unexplained flash-visions plaguing Tobias, the classic soap opera cliche of long-lost relatives showing up, the case of Tobias's missing clothes, a lovely visit to the Lost Valley of Hork-Bajir for a side mission, the introduction of Toby, a long and drawn-out spying mission, the ...…
 
This speak: As usual, we discuss in deep detail, like way too much detail, the cover illustration and the blurb on the back of the book, in-depth character discussions on Rachel and David, how David takes the 'Michael Meyers' approach to stalking the team, everyone getting "CHAOS MORPHS", Visser Tony's brief cameo this book, our suggestions and ...…
 
This speak: As usual, we discuss in deep detail, like way too much detail, the cover illustration and the blurb on the back of the book, in-depth character discussions on Rachel and David, how David takes the 'Michael Meyers' approach to stalking the team, everyone getting "CHAOS MORPHS", Visser Tony's brief cameo this book, our suggestions and ...…
 
This speak: Another in-depth discussion of the book cover, more talk about how big of a D-bag David is, more character development for Cassie, poor cousin Saddler, Visser Tony’s hologram-ception plot, another mission gone awry, the many deaths of Tobias, and one of our favorite morph-on-morph showdowns in the entire series! All that and more in ...…
 
This speak: Another in-depth discussion of the book cover, more talk about how big of a D-bag David is, more character development for Cassie, poor cousin Saddler, Visser Tony’s hologram-ception plot, another mission gone awry, the many deaths of Tobias, and one of our favorite morph-on-morph showdowns in the entire series! All that and more in ...…
 
With special guest Rev. David Ault, teacher, author, New Thought speaker, minister, and humanitarian.
 
This speak: We start our review by praising the hell out of this much loved book and by dissecting our new character David, Coleman makes a bold statement right off the gate about David, why getting the Escafil device back matters so much and why the Animorphs need to do whatever it takes to get it back, another visit from Eric is always a nice ...…
 
This speak: another spoiler-ific book cover, Cassie drops out of the war again, a fresh look at the classic "hero and villain must work together" cliche, conveniently placed leopard attacks, random tangents about long-forgotten movies, a much-needed Yeerk biology lesson covering reproduction, a lot of talk about two girls hanging out in the woo ...…
 
This speak: another spoiler-ific book cover, Cassie drops out of the war again, a fresh look at the classic "hero and villain must work together" cliche, conveniently placed leopard attacks, random tangents about long-forgotten movies, a much-needed Yeerk biology lesson covering reproduction, a lot of talk about two girls hanging out in the woo ...…
 
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