Episode 116: Where There's a Whale There's a Way

There was no theme for last week's episode, which spearheaded an avant-garde low carb trend of not having a theme for every week. That's right, The DV Cast is now free to talk about whatever the baloney they want whenever the baloney they want, and this week the ingredients are almost as numerous as that of actual baloney. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze-- king of swing, lord of banana hoards-- lumbers onto the scene with Scooby-Doo comparisons out the wazoo, and the momentous monkey is joined by The Last of Us and Final Fantasy XIV. Stephen really likes both of these games, but other people such as Cameron and Bryan engage in supernatural forms of black magic known as "logic" and "reason" to find fault. If you want to hear more ignorant opinions, you ought to enjoy new segment Ignorpinions, in which the virtues and vices of Thief are blindly proclaimed with no legitimate knowledge on hand. Even more exciting than that (if possible) is the announcement of Whales are Whales, a brand new network for shows just like Disembodied Voices. Support everyone in the DV Cast by exploring its website of wonder and finding yourself a new favorite show, why don't you!?

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: On the Day the World Changed..., originally from Secret of Mana and ReMixed by Christian Pacaud, MAG, and ktriton.

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Episode 115: Of Primates and Chocobos

There's no theme for this week's episode, turning Disembodied Voices into a Wild West Adventure in which the only rule is that there are no rules, which is contradictory in the wildest way. Speaking of oxymora, Zachary has visited the bananas world of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a land where David Wise and Cranky Kong can high five in harmony. Yet not all is well nor do all hearts combine with friendship, for Stephen and Bryan have become embroiled in brotherly betrayal. The former hid away his unwise dealings with Final Fantasy XIV-- the third MMO on his heaping plate of video games leftovers-- to avoid scorn/shame while Bryan was out of town, while the latter saw The LEGO Movie again without the former. Thank the Moogle for Cameron and his unity-preserving DK Rap. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: DK Rap, from Donkey Kong Country 64 and composed by Grant Kirkhope.

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Episode 90: The Podcast of Us

The pseudo-benevolent master shipping people at GameFly decided to send Stephen and Bryan The Last of Us at... well, last. This has triggered an entire episode theme dedicated (for the most part) to the thrilling, shocking, saddening, happening events of this Naughty Dog creation. Combat mechanics, favorite moments, expectations, beginnings, endings, and just about everything in between have a turn in the spotlight in spoilerific fashion, so please watch your step. Of course, there's always time to chat up Ask Yoda and shoot the breeze about Street Sharks, and the DV Cast have been playing games, too. Bryan handed his brother a briefcase of nineteen retro games for his birthday, sparking a violent argument about Chrono Trigger, and Zachary has quite a tale to tell about a terrible JRPG that he loves for no reason. It's an episode you should listen to for sure. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_488dceac325b49bfa7bfe2ac40bf8384/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2090.mp3/]

Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and ReMixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.

Story time song: Weeping Willow, originally from Willow and ReMixed by ilp0.

Ending song: It's Morphin Time!, originally from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and ReMixed by WillRock.

Episode 86: Nintenda Entertainment System

This week's theme is the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System, the first among many console conversations the DV Cast plans to have. Although the general idea was to have an amiable bit of nostalgia time by remembering the early days of playing the box-shaped piece of plastic, the show rapidly turns into a psychoanalytical trip into Stephen's troubled mind as a xenophobic youngster while everyone else is exposed as antisocial shut-ins. None of this should surprise you. Beyond NES titles from the old days, Cameron finds The Last of Us to have lackluster everything-but-the-story, Stephen relates with Thomas Was Alone (possibly because of his childhood), Bryan reminds everyone that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has super good music, and Zachary gives Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D a proper thumbs-up. It's a real good episode. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_79a9638743ba4844b18ef335436fa68c/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2086%20V2.mp3]

Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and ReMixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.

Ending song: The Life and Death of the Mario Bros., originally from Super Mario Bros. and ReMixed by Mattias Häggström Gerdt.