Episode 12: The Story of a Struggling Podcast

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THIS WEEK: Oh, Cyborg Soldier isn’t over yet. Well, maybe it’s just a slice-of-life anime from now on? The cyborgs take a much-needed sabbatical, while the crew discusses how trusted word-of-mouth is everything for a struggling venture which in no way mirrors real-life scenarios. In addition, Jet passes on his legacy as the big hero guy to the next generation; Chang has never heard the word “delegation” in his life; Sven will fight every author who has won a Newbury Medal; we take a trip to the Lost World while Joe has no idea what dinosaurs are; and the enemy, as always, is capitalism.


  • Van read Devilman Lady and died
  • Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier (2001) 18-21
  • 005’s much-needed time in the sun
  • [momentary break for shilling]
  • Love Actually
  • 002, the Indestructible Cyborg!
  • Jet’s backstory in the manga vs. the 2001 anime
  • Public recognition (or lack thereof) of Ishinomori heroes
  • itisamystery.mp3
  • Young adult literature, or, Joe can’t have nice things
  • Dog Firestarter
  • Feelings Weather™
  • Jurassic Park
  • Sven still can’t pronounce things
  • Babies are not doctors
  • The scientific accuracy of ninja laser dinosaurs
  • Dr. Ross, baby boomers & adapting to a new world
  • Our distaste of dubtitles reaches a fever pitch
  • The beginning of the Mythos Arc


  • Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Craig Armstrong – Love Actually The Original Soundtrack – “PM’s Love Theme”
  • Chiaki Ishikawa – “Taga Tame Ni”

NEXT WEEK: Mountain-based powerups and James Bond villains.

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