Amid the stress of COVID19 and staying home ComfySacks did a study about stress and gaming and knowing we had to discuss it, we brought in Dr. Anthony Bean (The Psychology of Zelda) to discuss what it means!

If you want to purchase his book: The Psychology of Zelda you can currently get it at a discount using the following codes: 

Physical book coupon: ZELDA50
Ebook coupon: ZELDAEBOOK

The Fanitarium Welcomes a Mystery guest for it's 4th episode this season! Join us and see why this host, is happy to have this guest onboard!

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The impeccable Tasia Valenza returns for our 3rd episode of our Voice Actors Season for 2020! She discusses her return to Star Wars, Star Trek, her dream of doing a TED Talk as well as some thoughts on what is going on in the world right now. 

Official Website: https://tasiavalenza.com

Meditation App: https://haven.am

 

 

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With COVID19 running rampant, in this episode we discuss it's effect on Video Games, the industry, conventions, ESPORTS and more!

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The world has changed in what seems a matter of days and a lot of what used to be normal and habit has changed. Films have been delayed, rescheduled or quasi-cancelled and television has been postponed across all networks. We dive into just some of the effects this virus has had on TV and Film. 

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The second episode in our 2020 season we have Joshua Alexander, a man who has been in the industry since 1993 and is known as a workhorse who pumps out auditions and work like a pro. Also someone who is eager to share what he knows and wants to help the next generation, he has a book recently posted and frequently works giving advice to others.

Official Siteseattlevoiceactor.com/

Blog: seattlevoiceactor.com/blog

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The Fanitarium is back for a new season of voice acting talent. In our first episode of the 2020 season we have Voice Actor Joe J. Thomas known for work in Diablo 3, Hunter X Hunter, Pokemon Masters and much more! Join us as we dive into another year and another fantastic group of Fanitarium Interviews!

Official Websites: 

http://joeactor.com

http://www.joesdump.com

 

 

Stephen and Jessica get into the politically relevant satires DUCK SOUP with the Marx Brothers and Robert Altman's ensemble film NASHVILLE.
 
Films Discussed:
CATS
LITTLE WOMEN
THE AERONAUTS
HONEY BOY
A HIDDEN LIFE
THE TWO POPES
UNCUT GEMS
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
MARRIAGE STORY
JUDY
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
JUST MERCY
WEATHERING WITH YOU
THE REPORT
I LOST MY BODY
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
HARRIET
THE KITCHEN
THE OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
COLOR OUT OF SPACE
THE GENTLEMEN
MISS AMERICANA
DUCK SOUP
NASHVILLE
 
Next Month, we will be discussing THE GOLD RUSH and ROCKY
 
Outro Song is "I'm Easy" by Keith Carradine

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Join us as Jeremiah, Kae, and Travis are joined by Jason and Don as they discussed, review, and more about Star Wars and the Rise of Skywalker! *SPOILERS VERY MUCH PRESENT*

Stephen and Jessica pop down to Mexico for TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE and back up to Bedford Falls for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
 
Films Discussed:
PARASITE
JOJO RABBIT
THE GOOD LIAR
THE KING
CHARLIE'S ANGELS
KNIVES OUT
THE IRISHMAN
FROZEN II
FORD V FERRARI
1917
PAIN AND GLORY
QUEEN AND SLIM
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL 
STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
LAST CHRISTMAS
NOELLE
KLAUS
LET IT SNOW
BLACK CHRISTMAS
TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
 
Next Month: DUCK SOUP and NASHVILLE
Tag Song: AULD LANG SYNE by The Good Lovelies

It's our year end episode of The Fanitarium and Let's Talk! We discuss the year that was and the year to come, tons of sequels, superheroes and Star Wars! 

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Let's Talk the game that has been in development and getting funds for almost 8 years, add in the fact that it is already one of the most expensive games ever made and we've not seen a release. Yep, we are talking Star Citizen!

This month Stephen and Jessica add a tweak to their ongoing contest, and discuss screwball comedy SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS and the teen comedy AMERICAN GRAFFITI, as well as a spooky-ish trivia quiz for Halloween!
 
Films Discussed:
AD ASTRA
FIDDLER: MIRACLE OF MIRACLES
JOKER
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
THE DAY SHALL COME
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
GEMINI MAN
THE LIGHTHOUSE
TELL ME WHO I AM
BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
IN THE TALL GRASS
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
AMERICAN GRAFFITI
 
Next Month: TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Tag song: LITTLE SAINT NICK by The Beach Boys.

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The final and full trailer for the Rise of Skywalker is here! Steve from the Mousecast and Travis from TheYoungPeople join Jeremiah discussing their thoughts!

Stephen and Jessica dive into the 70s with Bob Fosse's avant garde musical CABARET and Sidney Lumet's television satire NETWORK, as well as the winner of the summer box office challenge and a contest to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
 
Films Discussed:
The Other Side of Heaven 2
The Fighting Preacher
Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Blinded by the Light
Ready or Not
One Child Nation
The Nightingale
It: Chapter 2
Hustlers
Cabaret
Network
 
Next Month: AMERICAN GRAFFITI and SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
 
Outro Music: Lullaby by Gerry Cinnamon

Let's Talk, Fandom by fan request discusses Randy Pitchford, who the CEO of Gearbox is, where he came from and the recent controversies he has been swarmed with.

New Let's Talk, Fandom discusses the Nintendo Direct for September 2019 breaking down the news about Pokemon, more ports, Smash Brothers and more!

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Enter the Fanitarium and join us as we interview Scott Murray, longtime podcaster and writer. Scott Murray has a new project as Season 2 of his Fiction Audio Drama The Crimson Files is about to release Monday September 9! Join us as we discuss his show as well as superheros, fandom, and other projects!

Listen to the Crimson Files Now! https://www.thecrimsonfiles.com

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Voice actress Lani Minella joins us in The Fanitarium today to discuss some of her fantastic career in voiceover! In this 10 question interview you'll get a sample of what to expect when we interview her fully in the near future! 

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Kae interviews voice director Tamsin Collison from London about her career as an audio director and producer, singer, writer and more!

Personal Website: http://www.tamsincollison.co.uk/

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Stephen and Jessica take on more summer movies and adventure films with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and THE AFRICAN QUEEN
 
Films Discussed:
MIB International
The Dead Don't Die
Toy Story 4
Always Be My Maybe
Annabelle Comes Home
Midsommar
Spider-man: Far From Home
Yesterday
Stuber
Crawl
The Lion King
The Farewell
Shadow
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The African Queen
 
Next Month:
Network and Cabaret

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Join us as we interview voice actor Daniel Riordan known for work in Transformers as Megatron, Mass Effect 3, Final Fantasy, and even Jingle all the Way! Add in work in 3 Star Trek series, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and much more! 

Daniel Riordan on Twitter: @MrDanielRiordan

IMDB Site: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727850/

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San Diego Comic Con has happened! Travis and Jeremiah discuss all that was announced by Marvel in their massive panel!

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Chance Le Prey of Geek Factor Media joins us to discuss Anime and most importantly Mechs in them as we continue our summer series about big giant awesome robots!

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Join us as we interview video game composer Jon Everist as he discusses his recent award winning score for Battletech, as well as Shadowrun, Necropolis and more! 

More about Jon Everist can be found at his official website: http://everistsound.com

Music for this episode is used with permission of the composer (Jon Everist). Voice Over introduction is by Zach Johnson.

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As request by you, the listeners, here is Jeremiah and Travis discussing their favorite games every year of their lives! Also there are listener submitted lists as we discuss games from the 80s to now!

The challenge given by The Mousecast's Steve C. has been met as we gather to give our favorite films every year of our lives! From the 80s to now, we discuss our favorite films and why. Some are quite silly some are obvious but throughout it's a lot of fun!

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Stephen  and Jessica discuss their top movies from 2018, as well as Clint Eastwood's final western UNFORGIVEN and the dark comedy WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFE? 

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Let's Talk the PC Gaming Show from E3 2019!

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We look at the Nintendo Direct from E3, 2019, the new announcements, look at games and more!

 

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Today we welcome Kristina Ritorto, author of I Am A Survivor and Invisible Girl, and her father Marco Ritorto, author of The Cabal, as they discuss their books, inspirations, and the process of writing. You do not want to miss this family of authors! 

For more information you can check out their stuff at the following:

Website: https://mritorto.wixsite.com/ritortofamilybooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ritortofamilybooks/

Twitter: @marcbjjfighter

Amazon: Kristina Ritorto & Marc Ritoro

 

 

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E3 2019 is fast approaching so hosts Travis and Jeremiah discuss what has been announced before the Entertainment Expo begins. Hear us talk about Nintendo's Pokemon announcements as well as Mario Maker 2, Microsoft's shift, Square-Enix's interesting Avengers title, and much more!

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Host: Jeremiah

Guest: Dr. Anthony Bean. PhD, editor of The Psychology of Zelda, available to buy wherever books are sold 

Amazon ($10.18 Kindle)

Barnes and Noble ($16.95 Physical)

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Avengers Endgame has come and blasted through records. Join Jeremiah, Steve, and Travis as we discuss Avengers Endgame (spoilers VERY present) and discuss the plan for the coming summer! What are your thoughts on Endgame? Did it live up to your expectations?

Also new intro and outro, courtesy of Podokoo Podcast Services found at https://www.facebook.com/podokoo or podokoo.com

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Stephen and Jessica dive into the controversial Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange and the gender relation comedy Tootsie! Also they draft their picks for the Summer Box Office Challenge.

A Clockwork Orange (1971 - Stanley Kubrick)

Tootsie (1982 - Sydney Pollack)

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Guest: John Cristóbal talking about his new and FIRST book Might & Valour: Legacy of the Kingdom due out April 30 for preorder and May 10 for EBook and the end of May for physical copy sales!

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjohncristobal/

Twitter: @_JohnCristobal

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/might-valour-john-crist-bal/1131339941?ean=2940156058280

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/935568

 

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Stephen and Jessica head back to the 90s for Spielberg's war film SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and the prison drama THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

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Voice actor Kyle Hebert returns to the show to discuss Dragon Ball Super, Anime Dubbing, Ryu from Street Fighter and more!

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Voice actor, sound engineer, voice director, author, and more Dan Friedman joins us to give us a look at the more technical side of voice acting and to give his advice on voice acting as he does in his book Sound Advice: Voiceover From An Audio Engineers Perspective, available at his website.

Voice actress Naomi Mercer Mckell joins us on the show to discuss her experience in voice work. Not a novice to the field, she has voiced for over 15 years and has done many things from commercials to animation, video games and more. Join us as we discuss the industry side of voice work, some of her experiences and get to know another amazing person behind the voice we know!

The Parkers embark on a life of crime with serial killers in Silence of the Lambs and charismatic bank robbers in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 

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This week our guest is Philip Athans, former writer and editor for TSR and Wizards of the Coast; where he worked in franchises such as the Forgotten Realms and Magic the Gathering. He has written many books including the novelizations of Baldurs Gate 1 and 2 and has worked with authors from R.A. Salvatore to J. Robert King and then some. Now he works on helping authors become better with his Guide to Writing Fantasy, and Guide to Writing Monsters, and operates a blog to help even more aspiring authors!

Websites: Fantasy Authors Handbook

Twitter: @PhilAthans

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Rob Smith joins us to discuss Star Wars Gaming, how the fall of Lucasarts led to where we are now as well as factors that may or may not be affecting EA's ability to make Star Wars Games. 

Rob Smith is the author or Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts and has worked decades in the game industry with many of the major studios. 

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Hosts Jeremiah and Travis discuss the year that was in video games and onward to 2019, upcoming games, trends, news and much more!

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Jessica and Stephen discuss the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump and the southern detective story In the Heat of the Night!

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Join us for our final episode of 2018 as Jeremiah and Travis discuss the great comic book movie year that was 2018 and what there is to look forward to, comic book movie wise, in 2019!

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20 years ago came the Sega Dreamcast a machine that was the last gasp for, then console maker, Sega. Many consider the failed consider ahead of it's time, others that it was too safe. Hear us discuss the Sega Dreamcast, what it brought to gaming and why it failed and why it was a success!

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Fanitarium Interview for December 2018

Guest: Carla Mack

Info: Voice Actress known for Star Wars Audio Dramas, The Lost Legends of Redwall and more!

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Steven and Stephen discuss the films of October and November and dig into Speilberg's computer animated Indiana Jones, The Adventures of Tintin!

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Fanitarium Interview Guest: Gary Bloom

Project: Antares Ascended (Support the Patreon Today)

Subjects: Writing Science Fiction, Influential Authors and Series, Fandom, and Writing in a Modern Busy World

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