Monday, April 17, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #184 – Doctor Who Premiere (S10E1), Persona 5 Spoiler Talk Part 2, Star Wars Teaser and more!



It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

The ludicrously busy month of April kicks into high gear as Doctor Who returns after a year-and-a-half since its last regular season episode, with a new companion in tow. We give our spoiler-filled thoughts on the first episode, cheekily titled “The Pilot,” as we always do when it comes to Doctor Who. But that’s only a third of this week’s episode, as we also have a mountain of news to discuss – including movie trailers like Thor Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, alongside some strange Nintendo news – and more of Persona 5 to dive into. Now roughly 50 hours into the game, our second Persona 5 spoiler-chat covers the third and fourth Palaces/Story arcs of the game, as this amazing game only gets richer and more rewarding with each passing hour.

Enjoy!

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:40
Stuff: 0:02:40 – 0:31:30
News: 0:31:30 – 1:20:26
Doctor Who: 1:20:26 – 2:06:30
Persona 5: 2:06:30 – 3:26:13

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #183 – Persona 5 First Impressions and Spoiler Chat



It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

After years of waiting, it is finally time – Persona 5 has arrived stateside, which means we can finally dive in deep with the next entry in our favorite video game series. We touch on a few pieces of gaming news – including Mass Effect Andromeda controversies and the newly unveiled Xbox Scorpio specs – before devoting the majority of the show to Persona 5. It’s not quite ‘first’ impressions – Sean, after all, played this game in Japanese last year, and has been patiently waiting to talk about it, while I’ve already sunk a solid 30 hours in – but we give our thoughts on all the basics, from the art to the music to the gameplay. And we restrict our first ‘spoiler-chat’ on the game to the first two Palaces (or story arcs) in the game, so if you’ve played that far, we don’t spoil anything else from later. Our Persona 5 conversations will only continue from here of course, but we’ve already got a lot to go over – and we couldn’t be happier to finally be talking about it.

Enjoy!

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The Weekly Stuff with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman is a weekly audio podcast, and if you subscribe in iTunes, episodes will be delivered automatically and for free as soon as they are released. If you visit www.jonathanlack.com, we also have streaming and downloadable versions of new and archival episodes for your listening pleasure.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #182: What are the best video games? Plus more Zelda talk, Specter Knight, Movie News, and more!



It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

After a week off, we’re back with an extra-long episode clearing the deck before Persona 5 launches around the world this week – and commences to overwhelm our podcast in the weeks to come. Jonathan and Sean both chat about what they’ve been up to lately, Jonathan shares more thoughts on the Nintendo Switch – including games like Snake Pass, the Splatoon 2 testfire, and Shovel Knight and its latest expansion, Specter Knight – and we talk recent movie news like superhero trailers and Joss Whedon apparently making a Batgirl movie. Then we have three main topics for you this week – first, there’s more spoiler-chat with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and second, we ask the important question, “What are the best video games ever made?” and force ourselves to each pick 5 that represent our critical tastes in gaming. And finally, we spend a few minutes talking about our hopes and dreams for the Persona 5 launch, with Sean – who played the game in Japanese last year – giving a few spoiler-free pointers to those about to enjoy the game. As he says – appreciate the bass.

Enjoy!

Time Chart
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:10
Sean’s Stuff: 0:04:10 – 0:06:45
Jonathan’s Stuff: 0:06:45 – 0:20:50
Nintendo Switch Stuff: 0:20:50 – 0:53:52
News Stuff: 0:53:52 – 1:36:20
Topic #1 – Breath of the Wild Discussion: 1:36:20 – 2:45:15
Topic #2 – What are the best video games?: 2:45:15 – 3:25:00
Topic #3 – Persona 5 Preview: 3:25:00 – 3:34:39

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