Monthly archives of “May 2020

Episode 226: Cake or Trek?

This week the word is cake. Andy talks about a new cake recipe he’s excited about because it uses up the egg yolks you have left over when you make an angel food cake. Other cake related topics include ice cream cake, cake vs pie, references to cake in media and common expressions, and comedians who talk about cake. Then they spend most of the show discussing Star Trek: The Motion Picture at great length, having both just seen it again for the first time in decades.

SPOILER WARNING: contains vintage spoilers.

Episode 225: Spoiler Spoilers

This week the word is spoilers. The nerds discuss the merits of not shielding oneself from spoilers, and Keith breaks down the 3 different types of spoiler situations. They try to avoid spoiling the stories they discuss, but sometimes it’s a spoiler just to know that something has a big twist, so this episode is very spoilery, and this blurb isn’t going to call out the specifics of the media they discuss. At the end they discuss the next to last episode of season 3 of Westworld.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 224: Brain Burners

This week the word is puzzles. They start by discussing jigsaw puzzles, then extend the conversation to all types of puzzle-solving. Topics include role-playing games with puzzle elements, difficulties in designing puzzles, and stories from Magnet and early LARPS. Andy talks about a couple of vintage board games that feature jigsaw puzzle elements. At the very end they spend a few minutes discussing the latest episode of Westworld.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.