Monday, January 16, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #173 – Nintendo Switch Event, A Series of Unfortunate Events, 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 biggest story of the week was undoubtedly Nintendo’s full unveiling of their new Nintendo Switch console, which is arriving under two months from now. Sean and Jonathan break down everything from the event, including everything we know about the hardware, all the announced games, the overall presentation, and more, giving our (fairly different) thoughts on how Nintendo’s showing did or did not excite us for the upcoming launch. We also talk a little bit about some recent gaming experiences and Jonathan reviews Netflix’s outstanding adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which debuted its first season this Friday. 

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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #172 – Holiday Stories, News Grab Bag, and Doctor Who & Sherlock Reviews



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.

For our first episode of the new year – our sixth year of the podcast – we begin with a grab bag of topics, from Sean’s adventures with Dynasty Warriors 8 and a centuries-old Chinese novel, to Jonathan’s return journey to Inaba replaying Persona 4. We discuss the tragic deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, as well as more frivolous news including new details on Mass Effect Andromeda and Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival. And for our main topics, we give spoiler-filled reviews of the wonderful Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” and the absolutely dreadful Sherlock season premiere, “The Six Thatchers.”

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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #171 – The Top 10 Video Games of 2016



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.

For our final episode of 2016, we’ve devoted an entire extra-length show to counting down our Top 10 Video Games of 2016. In all the time we’ve been covering gaming, we have never seen a year like this, a year with such depth and such breadth that both Sean and I struggled mightily whittling our respective lists down to just 10 titles – and only had four game total crossing over between our lists. We talk about every game on our countdowns in detail, offer some ‘honorable mention’ awards to those that didn’t make the cut, and designate some superlatives to the best music, graphics, performances, and characters of the year in gaming. 2016 may have been a horrible year in many ways, but when it game to video games, there was greatness as far as the eye could see – so it seems wholly appropriate to devote our last show of the year to putting all those creative achievements in perspective.

Enjoy, and we’ll see you again in 2017!

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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, December 19, 2016

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #170 – Rogue One, Infinite Warfare, The Last Guardian, 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.

In our penultimate episode of 2016, Sean and Jonathan talk about several new and recent games in depth, including The Last Guardian, Thumper, and most importantly Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, for which we devote a full spoiler discussion. It makes for a surprisingly nice complement with our main topic this week, which is breaking down Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a movie that does many good and interesting things, but also falls flat in ways Infinite Warfare, which tells a similar story, instead manages to soar. Forza Horizon 3 DLC and some other December game updates round out another busy week.

Enjoy!

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:36
Jonathan Talks Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: 0:07:36 – 0:17:54
Sean Talks The Last Guardian: 0:17:54 – 0:32:42
Sean Talks Thumper: 0:32:42 - 0:41:04
Jonathan & Sean Talk Super Mario Run: 0:41:04 – 0:50:23
Fate of the Furious Trailer: 0:50:23 – 0:55:26
Winter Game Updates & Forza Horizon 3 DLC: 0:55:26 – 1:08:02
Infinite Warfare Spoiler Talk: 1:08:02 – 2:04:27
Rogue One Spoiler Talk: 2:04:27 – 3:15:44

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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.