Secret Cave Podcast #6: Kids Films, Modern Sci-fi, British Comedy

The full cast of Secret Cave is here for episode 6, where we talk about the decline of kids films, that terrible trailer for Passengers, and what makes British comedy so unique.

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📻 in this episode, we discuss:

  • Have kids movies stopped trying to be challenging?
  • The age rating system for movies
  • Cheap cash-ins as a replacement for the next Toy Story
  • Christian references in Inside Out
  • Which recent children/family films have challenging undertones?
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Secret Cave Podcast #5: Radiohead, Final Fantasy, Filter Bubble

It’s all kicking off in the fifth episode of the Secret Cave podcast. Lee and I have arguments about turn-based combat, the best Radiohead album, Final Fantasy’s finest era, and Rasta samples in the Predator movies.

In this episode, we mainly cover Radiohead, Final Fantasy and the hidden algorithms behind how we’re shown the world. As always, we’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch.

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📻 in this episode, we discuss:

  • Thoughts on Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool
  • How your listening environment affects music
  • On True Love Waits
  • Does a high production value affect emotional reaction?
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Secret Cave Podcast #3: Rick & Morty, Jackass, and the Best Skeleton Movies

Moving away from the idea of structured topics, this week we’re improvising with whatever comes to mind in episode 3 of the Secret Cave podcast.

In this off-the-cuff conversation, we debate everything from Rick & Morty’s philosophy to the reason skeletons aren’t as widely represented as zombies.

In the future, we’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch.

For now, listen to this week’s episode:

? in this episode, we discuss:

  • Is Rick & Morty just a shoddy rip off of Futurama?
  • Cliched characterization in Rick & Morty
  • Rick & Morty’s portrayal of family
  • Infidelity as a tired plot line
  • Laughing out loud when watching something alone
  • Is Rick & Morty philosophical fiction?
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Secret Cave Podcast #2: Video Game Difficulty, The Undertaker, Mario’s Death, Movie Trailers

In last week’s episode, only two of Secret Cave’s writers could make it on air. This week, we’re firing on all cylinders and have an active, roundtable discussion about adaptive difficulty in video games, why The Undertaker became so popular, the death of Mario (and side-scrolling platforms), and how movie trailers are bullshit.

We’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch.

? in this episode, we discuss:

  • Adaptive vs. set difficulty in video games
  • What’s the most difficult game you’ve ever played?
  • The unique difficulty of multiplayer games
  • Matchmaking algorithms in multiplayer games
  • Losing gaming tournaments
  • How to access ‘hard mode’ in Super Mario
  • The difference in difficulty in racing games
  • Is Mario Kart secretly a platformer?
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Secret Cave Podcast #1: Star Trek, Donnie Darko & Stories in Video Games

The debut episode of the Secret Cave podcast marks the first of many discussions between our writers that will be edited into neat little audio files for your enjoyment.

We give you an introduction to the kinds of content you can expect to find on Secret Cave, then dive into discussion about Star Trek, Donnie Darko, and stories in video games.

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