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On The Tropes, Official Podcast of TV Tropes

Along with TV Tropes, we're a podcast about famous tropes in TV, movies, comics, literature and anything else!

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171. Tear Jerkers

We talk about the trope Tear Jerkers and give their top 5 favorite examples. We also debut a brand new game! Find more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes. Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes!

1hr 12mins

22 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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195. Cruel and Unusual Death

We talk about the trope CRUEL AND UNUSUAL DEATH and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.com Find more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

56mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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169. Silence is Golden

The gang talk about the trope Silence is Golden and their top 5 moments of Silence is Golden. If you're new, rate and subscribe to us on whatever pod-catcher you use, and then head over to Facebook.com/Onthetropes and follow us there. Ship your feedback off to Onthetropes@gmail.com

54mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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173. Gaslighting

We talk about the trope GASLIGHTING and give their top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

56mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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204. Best of 2019

We talk about the best stuff from 2019 and give out our coveted Golden Tropie award!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes

1hr 37mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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207. Non-Powered Costumed Hero

We talk about the trope NON-POWERED COSTUMED HERO and give our top 5 favorite examples!! We also at the end of the episode do a spoiler-heavy talk on HBO's The Watchmen!Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 13mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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185. Anti-Villain

We talk about the trope ANTI-VILLAIN and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

47mins

10 May 2019

Rank #7

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200. Part 1: Dealer's Choice

Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 32mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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183. Dying Dream

We talk about the trope DYING DREAM and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

46mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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175. I Am Not Shazam

Eva joins us as we talk about the trope I AM NOT SHAZAM and give their top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 8mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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181. Dopplegangers

We talk about the trope Dopplegangers, the new Jordan Peele movie US, and give our top 5 favorite examples of Dopplegangers!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 17mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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205. Best of 2010s

We talk about the best stuff from the 2010s!Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 3mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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203. Hate Sink

We talk about the listener-requested trope HATE SINK (recommended over on iTunes) and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 19mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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throwback 98. Genre Deconstruction

We revisit the trope GENRE DECONSTRUCTION and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

51mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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177. Madwoman in the Attic

We talk about the trope MADWOMAN IN THE ATTIC and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 14mins

8 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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212. The Plague- Outbreaks, Quarantines and Coronavirus

We talk about the trope THE PLAGUE, and give our top 5 examples of plagues, and discuss COVID-19. Some of the COVID content may already be dated, but the tropes are forever.WASH YOUR HANDS FOLKS. Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 12mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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189. Evil Plan

We talk about the trope EVIL PLAN and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 8mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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187. Evil Gloating

We talk about the trope Evil Gloating and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at redbubble.com/people/OnTheTropesFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 19mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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194. Foreshadowing

We talk about the trope FORESHADOWING and give our top 5 favorite examples!! Be sure to subscribe and rate us on your favorite pod catcher and feel free to support us over at Patreon.com/OnTheTropes! Buy some stuff at http://onthetropes.redbubble.comFind more about the trope at TVtropes.org, and let us know your favorites over at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook.com/OnTheTropes, or Twitter @OnTheTropes.

1hr 13mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #19