Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #202 – Tacoma, Persona Announcements, Twin Peaks Part 13 & 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.

In this week’s packed episode, we cover a bunch of interesting news, including the announcement of three new Persona spin-off games, while Sean helps Jonathan work through his issues with the first ~15 hours of Nier Automata, and we answer a listener question in our first Patreon Q&A segment. And for our main topics, we review Tacoma, the new game from indie developer Fullbright (of Gone Home fame), and dive into the latest episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, another striking, mournful, zany installment in this amazing TV season. All this and more in an episode that probably has a little something for everyone.  

Enjoy!

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:15
Nier Automata Game Therapy: 0:03:15 – 0:23:55
News: 0:23:55 – 0:52:10
Tacoma Review: 0:52:10 – 1:34:04
Patreon Q&A: 1:34:04 – 1:38:50
Twin Peaks Part 13: 1:38:50 – 2:29:06

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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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

'The Weekly Stuff Plays' YouTube Series Launches with HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED


In the depths of space, a mysterious ring is discovered, an adventure begins, and the Master Chief briefly goes rampant as Sean & Jonathan begin their journey through one of their favorite games of all time with the first level of HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED, “The Pillar of Autumn.” 

For years, Sean and I have been wanting to expand The Weekly Stuff Podcast beyond the once-a-week audio show, and today, we're doing exactly that. We are launching a new 'Let's Play' series on YouTube, where we are going to revisit classic games, play through them in full, and take an in-depth look at what makes them so amazing - and, of course, we're going to have a lot of fun along the way. 

Our first series is in "Halo: Combat Evolved," our favorite first-person shooter campaign of all time, and we're both very excited about how these videos have turned out. They're not only a lot of fun, but have a lot of trivia and critical insight that even long-time fans of the game should find interesting. 

Episode 1 is available to the public today, and soon, Let's Play videos will debut on YouTube twice weekly, every Monday and Friday. With the podcast on Wednesday, that means you'll be getting at least 3 major pieces of content from us every week. 

And if you like this first video and would enjoy seeing additional episodes early, you're in luck! One of the rewards on our recently launched Patreon Page gives you early access to all our Let's Play videos - and if you sign up today at the $10 level, you will have instant access to 5 full episodes of the series, with the next 5 coming on Friday August 18th. No need to wait - just visit Patreon, and you can see them all right now! 

So please give the video a watch, subscribe to our new YouTube channel, and take a look at that Patreon Page. We're excited to take this next step forward, and we hope you enjoy everything that is to come. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #201 – Game of Thrones, News Round-up, August Game Preview & Twin Peaks Part 12



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.

In our second podcast of the week, we clean up some odds and ends by talking about a bunch of recent news – including Nintendo shenanigans, Persona announcements, and more – Jonathan shares some thoughts on the ongoing 7th season of Game of Thrones, and we preview some of the games we’ll be talking about throughout the month of August, including Sonic Mania and Uncharted The Lost Legacy. And for our main topic, we dive into this week’s episode of Twin Peaks, “Part 12,” in which David Lynch gives us his own version of The X-Files, Dr. Jacobi continues his web crusade, and a certain fan-favorite returns in the weirdest way possible.

Enjoy, and remember to take a look at our awesome new Patreon page – if you pledge $10 or more by Friday, you’ll get the first 5 episodes of our new Let’s Play series at the end of the week, before they’re released to the public!

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #200 – Patreon Launch & Our Top 10 Favorite Films of All Time, 2017 Edition



It’s time for the special 200th 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.

For our milestone 200th episode, we revisit the podcast’s very first topic and take a look forward to the future of the show. With 200 episodes in our rearview mirror, we have decided to expand, and as we explain on the show, this week we are launching a Patreon page – www.patreon.com/weeklystuffpodcast - where listeners can help us make the show bigger and better than ever before, as we expand to producing bonus episodes, Let’s Play gaming videos, and much more! We are so excited to announce this expansion of The Weekly Stuff brand, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride!

And for our main topic on this 200th episode, we present a new version of our respective Top 10 Favorite Films of All Time list, which we first presented on Episode #1 of the show. Now, five years later, we are older and wiser and altogether quite different, so how have our lists changed? What do our favorite films say about us? And just how many Japanese films can Sean and Jonathan talk about in one episode? All this and more in one of our favorite podcasts we’ve ever recorded. Thanks for helping us make the first 200 such a blast – and here’s to the next 200.

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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.