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March 19th, 2018    

Innovation is Good, Stagnation is Bad, Bring Back Fable

This week, Amelia makes Bell rant by sharing a conversation she had at a party. Then we talk about the ethics of VR and the games that changed the way we saw video games and the world.


Split Infinity” by Piers Anthony
Guards! Guards!” by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman
Stardust” by Neil Gaiman
Sandman” by Neil Gaiman
I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett
Men At Arms” by Terry Pratchett
@dailypratchett on Twitter
Snuff” by Terry Pratchett
Nation” by Terry Pratchett
Gone Home
Soda Drinker Pro
Catlateral Damage
Dino Frontier
Superhot” (When Bell said “pixels” she meant “fractals”)
The Invisible Hours
Jade Empire
Dragon Age
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Shadows of War


March 12th, 2018    

Episode 223: Way Of The Fist

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, we talk about being a GM and how tabletop games can be awesome.

Amelia recommends: "Black Panther"

Bell does not recommend: an awkward church service

Also Mentioned:

"Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic"


"Jade Empire"

"Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition"

"13th Age"

Matthew Mercer's GM Tips

The GM's Guide

The Quiverfull movement

"Sister Wives"



March 5th, 2018    

Episode 232: I Think Nipples Are Stigmata


This week sometime Can’t Talk co-host and skincare enthusiast Ness joins us to talk about “The Skincare Con,” an article that appeared on The Outline. Spoiler alert: we didn’t like it. We didn’t like it a lot.

Bell can’t stop watching “Celebrity Big Brother

Ness: Is playing “Dragon Age II” again. She’s also reading “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Color Blindness” by Michelle Alexander

Amelia got to see “Hamilton” live. She’s also reading “Into The Drowning Deep” by Mira Grant


Also Mentioned:


D&D 5E “Player’s Handbook

Witches Moon Box

DIsabling Characters: Representations of Disability in Young Adult Literature” by Patricia A. Dunn

PSBC” (Formerly known as “Pancake Sex Book Club”

Happy For Now

Ravished” by Amanda Quick

Tiffany Reisz

Destiny 2

Mass Effect: Andromeda

13th Age




Laconic:  using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious




February 19th, 2018    

Episode 231: Spurger

Amelia recommends: "Agent To The Stars" by John Scalzi

Bell recommends: organizing craft things

Also Mentioned:

"Lock In"

"Autopsy Room Four"


"The Watcher In The Woods"


"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"

Instant Pot

365 Days of Slow Cooking

"Yuri On Ice"

Power Crunch Bars

"Nerdist Podcast: Michael Dorn"


February 12th, 2018    

Episode 230: What We Know About Stuff

This week, Bell and Amelia talk about wine (we know nothing about wine), the dissections of science classes past, and what we want to happen to our bodies when we die. Then we talk about the complexities of raising teenagers—knowing when to set limits and when to let go. 



Amelia loved “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor

Bell played through “Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

Also Mentioned:


Sew & Stow

Pancake Sex Book Club” (PSBC)

Horizon: Zero Dawn


February 5th, 2018    

Episode 229: Gateways

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast Bell and Amelia talk VR and going to the doctor.

Bell recommends: "The Invisible Hours"

Amelia says: you gotta go to the doctor, sorry

Also mentioned:

"Seagulls! (Stop It Now)"

Handbag of Holding

"Crocodile Dundee" Remake? Or HOAX?

"Jumanji" App

"Zathura: A Space Adventure"

"Central Intelligence"

"Gone Home"


"The Sexy Brutale"




"A Blind Legend"

New Fable Game?



January 29th, 2018    

Episode 228: That’s Good for Poopin’


Bell and Amelia figure out their zombie apocalypse plan and review “The Last Jedi.”

Amelia fell in love with “The Shape of Water.”
Bell had a blast in “The Diner Duo.”

Also mentioned:
The Hamilton app
Agents of Dreamland
The Girl With All The Gifts
Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Persona 5
I Expect You To Die
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Star Wars: The Last Jedi


January 22nd, 2018    

Episode 227: Have We Talked About “Magic Mike XXL”

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Bell and Amelia talk mental health, self care, mindfulness and a neutral approach to how "well" we're doing.

Bell recommends: "Persona 5"

Amelia recommends: "Hand of Fate 2"

Also Mentioned:

"Magic Mike XXL"

"God of War"

"Stories: Path of Destinies"

"Tales From The Borderlands"

"Agents of Mayhem"

"Assassin's Creed: Origins"

"Frozen Wilds" DLC for "Horizon Zero Dawn"

"Final Fantasy XIV"

"Black Mirror"



January 15th, 2018    

Episode 226: Everybody Gets A Space Girlfriend

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for everything that has ever happened on “Doctor Who”, ever.


Bell got kicked off the podcast this week because she stopped watching “Doctor Who.” She’s been replaced by Zack, who joins Amelia to talk about the past and future of the show and the Doctor.


Zack can’t talk because he’s been watching “Deep Space Nine

Amelia is reading “Strange Weather” by Joe Hill

Also Mentioned:

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Discovery

The Orville

Mass Effect

Skeleton Crew” by Stephen King

"Horns" by Joe Hill
Nos4A2” by Joe Hill

Heart Shaped Box” by Joe Hill


January 1st, 2018    

Episode 225: David S. Pumpkins

On this week's Can't Talk Podcast, Bell and Amelia talk Disneyland, changes and stuff we love.

Bell recommends: Homemade Christmas decorating

Amelia recommends: "Animal Crossing: New Leaf"

Also Mentioned:

"Assassin's Creed: Origins"

David S. Pumpkins


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