086 – Famous Hockey Racist

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Matt and Sara take you on a gaming adventure before going way over their heads trying to talk about Bolivia. Also, we weigh the idea of respecting the troops during hockey and also at Panera Bread.

Featuring: Sara and Matt, who also edited.

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus [Dogshit Big Structural Bailey Edit By Matt]

 

Episode 015 – Pokémon Sword and Shield Roundtable Discussion

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Hey folks! The dawn of the final hours are before us and Matt sat down with friends of the show Stephanie, Max and WeedLordVegeta to talk about all things positive and negative about Sword and Shield before the game launches proper in North America.

This episode contains spoilers for unrevelealed portions of the Galar Dex and information about the game, such as Gym Leaders, which may be considered spoilers to some so tread at your own risk.

This episode was also fully recorded by a web-hosted recording bot for simplicity, and thus will have occasional blips in the audio.

Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Sword and Shield battle theme penned by Toby Fox.

A link that relates to a topic of discussion is this excellent article by Patricia Hernandez at Polygon about the #GameFreakLies hashtag.

Episode 014 – Breadcrumbs for Feral Pigeons

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This week on Elite Full Restore we are joined by Twitch, creative director of The Banned Pokémon Game Nintendo Doesn’t Want You To See (Pokémon Uranium) and my co-runner on the Fakemon blog.

We talk about our hopes and expectations for Sword and Shield, what we like to see in a Pokemon (and Fakemon) design, fake types and a whole lot more!

Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is “The Under” by Tsukasa Tawada.

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009 – Treats by Sleigh Bells (8.7)

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David and Matt are joined by our friend Zøe (@monsantobama), famous Washington goth girl and poet, to discuss the ultimate in teen swag, Treats by Sleigh Bells. We had no choice but to stan the short king of Derek Miller. Some day Matt’s nuts will fall back through the atmosphere to earth and be reclaimed by the ocean.

Artwork by Nicky Flowers (@yiffpolice)

Music by Animal Style (@nmlstyl)

BONUS EPISODE – The Canadian Federal Hellection

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Hello friends and well-wishers, today we have two of the Canadian hosts of our fair pod to help explain the Canadian political system with help from our friends Bean (from The Island Shuffle) and Emma (who joined us for our Ontario Election special last year). We go over the political parties (all six of them!), the parliamentary system and talk about why chasing the centre is a waste of time. We also talk about polls a lot. Hooray, polls!

Of note: Zoey’s audio file had some connection issues, which were most prominent around 16 min and 24 min. There wasn’t much we could do about it so we just edited around it.

Our primary sources of polling data and electoral metrics were 338Canada and CBC’s Poll Tracker.

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Big Sugar – O Canada

 

Episode 013 – Let Archie Be Hot!

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Whoa, folks! Noise Space’s original raison d’être is back for the run up to the new games coming out soon for the Switch. To help him out, Matt reached out to friend of the show John Michonski for his feelings about the last few years of Pokémon dealings, including Let’s Go, the Sun/Moon anime, and the honestly kind of surprising transformation of Pokémon Go into, like, a real game. Also our controversial #DEXIT opinions.

This episode does liberally discuss leaks, so if you’re looking to remain unspoiled skip be vigilant around the 25 minute mark, because we talk about it for about a minute and then again near the end of questions we talk about starter evolutions. Relating to released information, yes we know that there are only going to be 8 gyms but the SPECULATION WAS IN THE AIR when we recorded.

For more of the beta Pokémon information, check out Helix Chamber.

You can find John on his Twitter linked above or at VideoGameChooChoo.

Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is Miror B’s Retro Groove by Tsukasa Tawada.

 

079 – The Real Story Is Also That [Director’s Cut]

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Apologies for the confusion, the first version of this episode had some severe audio issues, so we took it down to re-edit. This is the final, fixed version, including 7 minutes and 29 seconds of content that was previously unusable.

Little bit of an easy-listening episode this week, as we gather round to talk about other podcasts and try to remember which countries we’re all actually from. Topics this week include: Trudeau’s brownface uh-ohs, the bad state of political reporting, the worsening tension in US-Saudi-Iranian-Yemeni relations, and worst of all: more mueller report shit. We also talk about the ongoing UAW strike, updates on the straight-pride protestors, and some loser getting banned from FurFest

Hosted by MattSam, and Val.
Edited badly and then re-edited goodly by Patrick.

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Pete Seeger – Which Side Are You On?