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A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes

On this weekly podcast, overeducated nerd codependent friends, Andrew and Dan, discuss things nerdy and geeky for all intents and purposes.

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Starting By Starting

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew and D. Bethel start the new year with some things they have only light knowledge of and experience with. Andrew starts watching Netflix's The Witcher and only briefly plays Haemimont Games' Surviving Mars. D. Bethel has fun playing detective in the disgusting Lovecraftian world of Frogwares' The Sunking City. RELEVANT LINKS: Bethel, D. "2019: Eulogy for the X-Men." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes. 30 Dec. 2019. Comtois, James. "The Mandalorian Dethrones Stranger Things Most-Watched Streaming Series." SyFy. 25 Nov. 2019. Dzurillay, Julia. "Are Fans Really Cancelling Disney+ Now That The Mandalorian is Over?" Showbiz CheatSheet. 01 Jan. 2020. La Roche, André. "2019: Blue Dick, Blue Team, Blue, Navy." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes. 01 Jan. 2019. Silva, Kyrun. "2019: Reigniting Geekdom." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes. 31 Dec. 2019. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 44 - Man Band" (10 April 2015): Where Andrew shared his experiences with another, more terrestrial-focused, city simulation game, Cities: Skylines. "Episode 89 - High-Five Forever" (25 March 2017): Where D. Bethel talked about other Lovecraftian revisionist literature with Victor LaValle's The Ballad of Black Tom. "Robot Monsters From the Future " (27 Dec. 2019): Where D. Bethel talked about intending to play The Sinking City. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

37mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Shortcast 76 - A Sense of Place

WEEK IN GEEK: For once, both D. and Andrew are playing new games at their release! Andrew shares his experience diving in to the buggy but compelling world of Bethesda's foray into MMO gaming with Fallout 76 while Dan finds a groove playing Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 and finds himself getting lost in it. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 143 - This Is a Family Show: Where D. Bethel discussed the cult simulator, The Shrouded Isle. Shortcast 74 - Texas the Rabbit: Where Andrew talks about his first few hours playing Fallout 76. RELEVANT LINKS: D. Bethel's "Spotlight: 'Masterpieces' Are Better With Flaws." (04 April 2018) Where D. discusses that, sometimes, games with a lot of ambition but sometimes questionable execution are better for the medium and culture than games that get it "right." Frushtick, Russ. "Red Dead Redemption 2's Lack of a Power Curve is a Problem." Polygon. Vox Media, 28 Nov. 2018. Livingston, Christopher. "Fallout 76 Player Roleplays Preston Garvey, Insists Settlements Need Your Help." PC Gamer. Future Publishing Limited, 20 Nov. 2018. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page E-mail: Andrew - andrew@forallintents.net, D. Bethel - dbethel@forallintents.net Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap. FEATURED MUSIC: -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 9mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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01 March 2019 - Empty Justice

HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER (THAN THE TROLLS CAN FOLLOW): As with many nerdy movies lately that have been labeled as being damaging to the field, Marvel's upcoming tent-pole film, Captain Marvel (the first from Marvel Studios to have a woman in the lead role), aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes have been targeted by these organized hate campaigns by getting "review bombed." This means people have taken the steps to make sure sites like Rotten Tomatoes––a site many people visit to see how upcoming movies are trending and reviewing––show a low anticipation or review score with the hope of scaring off potential viewers and condemning the film to low box office receipts. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was victim to this as was 2016's Ghostbusters reboot and, in possibly in a successful campaign, Solo: A Star Wars Story got hit hard. However, Captain Marvel is on track to break records with ticket presales and be a big smash at theaters. Andrew and D. Bethel investigate this continuing trend, how Rotten Tomatoes is actually, finally, doing something about this habit, and discuss how and why Captain Marvel seems to be beating the odds. AS MENTIONED: A brief overview from Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics' episode about Milestone Comics. RELEVANT EPISODES: Shortcast 43 - "The # Age": Where D. Bethel discussed AMC's Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics. RELEVANT LINKS: Dumaraog, Ana. "Trolls Are Already Review Bombing Captain Marvel on Rotten Tomatoes." Screen Rant. 18 Feb. 2019. Jackson, Matthew. "Captain Marvel Presales On Track to Beat Aquaman, Almost All Previous MCU Films." SyFy Wire. SYFY, 21 Feb. 2019. Romain, Lindsey. "Rotten Tomatoes Is Ditching Its 'Want to See' Function Following a Wave of Trolling." Nerdist. 26 Feb. 2019. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page E-mail: Andrew - andrew@forallintents.net, D. Bethel - dbethel@forallintents.net Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap. FEATURED MUSIC: -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

45mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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I Can Segue

THE LAST FIRST: Fallout 76 continues to accidentally grab headlines or, at least, grabs headlines it doesn't want. After a year of toiling in player complaints, bugs, and marketing schemes gone awry, the game seemed to have found a balance for those still enjoying the experience. Then Bethesda announced (and released) "Fallout First", a premium subscription for players that would get them a whole host of goodies. In true Fallout 76 fashion, it didn't take long for this to fall apart in big, bad ways. Also, November 8-10, D. Bethel will be with his comic, Long John, at the Reno Pop Culture Convention! If you're in the area, it's looking to be a great show; so, be sure to stop by and say hi! RELEVANT LINKS: Alexandra, Heather. "Fallout 1st Is Creating A Class Divide Among Fallout 76 Players." Kotaku. G/O Media, 28 October 2019. RELEVANT EPISODES: Shortcast 76 - A Sense of Place (30 November 2018): Where Andrew discusses his first impressions of Fallout 76. Reliable Virtual Helmets (27 September 2019): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the second most recent Fallout 76 marketing disaster. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

36mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Our Secrets on Record

STILL STRANGE: This week, Andrew and D. Bethel examine what impressed––and what impressed less––them about the recently released season 3 of the Netflix hit, Stranger Things. RELEVANT LINKS: "Hopper, P.I." (edited by Eddie Spuhghetti) The greatest meme to come out of Stranger Things, season 3. Andreeva, Nellie. "Feeling The Churn: Why Netflix Cancels Shows After A Couple Of Seasons & Why They Can’t Move To New Homes." Deadline. Penske Business Media, 18 March 2019. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 31 - Post-Op Dan (09 Jan. 2015): Where Andrew opines about the post-Leverage John Rogers show, The Librarians. Episode 36 - Dan & Andy's Quality Audio (13 Feb. 2015): Where Andrew made D. watch the pilot episode of John Rogers' Leverage and they talk about it. Episode 102 - An Existential Poem (12 Aug. 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the first season of Stranger Things. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" and "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompotech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

51mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Math That Works

WEEK IN GEEK: Taking a break from the news, Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the things that have been interesting to them over the last week or so. First, Andrew goes back to finish Unknown Worlds Entertainment's Subnautica. Then D. Bethel finds much to appreciate––and much to make him uncomfortable––in the recent film, Joker. Then, to round things out, Andrew also gets underwhelmed but intrigued by the possibility found in Lazy Bear Games' Graveyard Keeper. RELEVANT LINKS: Bethel, D. "The Week - 18 October 2019." Long John. Where D. Bethel wrote about his thoughts on Joker. RELEVANT EPISODES: Shortcast 21 - Love the Stank (30 Dec 2016): Where Andrew harvests his experience playing Stardew Valley. Episode 126 - Not Choosable Parts (10 March 2017): Where D. Bethel discusses another challenging comic book movie, Logan. Shortcast 28 - Linguistic Bravado (11 Aug. 2017): Where Andrew and D. talk about Lazy Bear Games' previous game, Punch Club. It's Always A Game (08 Feb. 2019): Where Andrew first talked about his time with Subnautica. Tummy Drums (04 Oct. 2019): Where D. Bethel mentions "grotesque" art when discussing Warhammer 40,000 (the show notes also include a link to the Wikipedia explanation of "grotesque" in art and literature). INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

52mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Biker Earthquake

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew takes a step further into Image & Form Games' Steamworld, uh, world with their newest entry, Steamworld Quest. D. Bethel dusts off his bushido and patience as he's both impressed and slightly confused by SNK's reboot of their classic franchise, Samurai Shodown [sic]. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 127 - Dying Without an Error (17 March 2017): Where D. Bethel is horrified by Samurai Shodown VI. Shortcast 31 - The Secret Was the Clap (29 Sep. 2017): Where Andrew covers his time with Steamworld Heist. Shortcast 44 - The Game of Life (23 Feb. 2018): Where D. Bethel plays his hand with the solitaire RPG, Shadowhand. We Still Don't Know $#!& (31 May 2019): Where Andrew and D. Bethel make experience points talking about the proliferation of "RPG elements" across gaming genres. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" and "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompotech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

53mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Crutch Talk

A MARVEL OF A MOVIE: Albeit a few weeks late, both Andrew and D. Bethel have finally seen Marvel Studios' newest entry into their cinematic universe with Captain Marvel, and they have a lot to say about it. This conversation does discuss SPOILERS for the film, so be wary of listening if you have not yet seen the film. RELEVANT EPISODES: Shortcast 46 - Wakandan Skip Fires: Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss Black Panther. Shortcast 54 - Cameo Train: Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about Avengers: Infinity War. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

56mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Tummy Drums

NOT FAR FROM HOME: It was announced that Sony and Disney/Marvel had once again struck a deal that will keep Tom Holland's Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much to the joy of fans and to the benefit of both companies' bank accounts. Having discussed the initial breakup back when it happened in August, Andrew and D. Bethel have a surprisingly heated discussion of this generally happy news. THE STRANGEST HANDSHAKE: British tabletop company, Games Workshop, announced that it will be licensing one of its beloved properties––Warhammer 40,000––to American comic book giant, Marvel Comics, to make a line of comic books. This is interesting because both of Games Workshop's original Warhammer line and especially its Warhammer 40,000 line have deep lore and continuities that has our hosts wondering how well it will translate to a comic book series. RELEVANT LINKS: Asplund, Andrew. "News Blast: The Parting of the (Warhammer) Ways." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes. 12 Sept. 2016. "Games Workshop and Marvel Comics Team-Up!" Warhammer Community. 30 Sept. 2019. Jirak, Jamie. "New Spider-Man Deal Includes One More MCU Appearance." Comic Book.com. CBS Interactive, 28 Sept. 2019. Siegel, Tatiana. "Tom Holland's Last-Minute Appeal Helped Seal a Spider-Man Deal." The Hollywood Reporter. 02 Oct. 2019. Wikipedia's entry on "Grotesque" and, specifically, its use in art, to clarify what Dan meant when talking about Warhammer 40,000 and Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham aesthetic. RELEVANT EPISODES: Ghost Highway (23 August 2019): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the great Sony-Marvel contract dissolution of 2019. New Dangers (20 September 2019): Where, briefly, D. Bethel and Andrew display their light wrestling knowledge in the light of AEW's strange storyline built around a jock heel wrestler insults his opponent for liking Dungeons & Dragons. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

56mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Tickle It

THE NAME OF THE GAME: The first trailer for the upcoming live-action cinematic adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog has––as can be expected––drawn a lot of conversation and criticism...including on your favorite nerdy-geeky podcast. Andrew and D. Bethel have a lot to say about the trailer and, in a larger scope, movie adaptations of video games and what works and what doesn't. But first, the trailer. RELEVANT LINKS: Ben Schwartz's––Sonic's voice actor––bizarre interview with Larry King. Rosenberg, Adam. "The Internet is Obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog's Muscular, Sculpted Sex Legs." Mashable. 10 Dec. 2018. Gravity Falls' creator, Alex Hirsch, and his Twitter thread response to the Sonic trailer. D. Bethel's Free Comic Book Day video. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 19 - In It to Win It (03 Oct. 2014): Where Andrew relays his pitch for the Tetris movie. Episode 72 - Murphy, the Pilot of Piqued (13 Nov. 2015): Where Andrew and D. Bethel first discussed the nature of adaptations of video games into movies. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" and "District Four" by Kevin Macleod (incompotech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 3.0 License.

58mins

3 May 2019

Rank #10

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Captaining America

ENDGAME POSTGAME: SPOILER WARNING FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME Andrew and D. Bethel have now both seen Avengers: Endgame and, conveniently, the Russo brothers lifted the spoiler ban on Monday; so, our hosts dive right into the soup of scenes, moments, narrative threads, and surprises that make up this landmark movie event. RELEVANT LINKS: Whitbrook, James. "It's Audacious That Avengers: Endgame Even Exists." io9. Gizmodo Media Group, 02 May 2019. Various tweets Andrew referenced. Ladies and gentlemen, the Thanos-Copter. For episode, music, and social media information, head to the page for this episode at ForAllIntents.net.

59mins

10 May 2019

Rank #11

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Plants Having Sex

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew dives into the storied No Man's Sky and kind-of-fights with Dan about games media coverage while D. Bethel relates his experience speaking about comics––and his webcomic, Long John, to a college graphic novels as literature class. RELEVANT LINKS: D. Bethel's webcomic, Long John. Start Chapter 1 here. Kuchera, Ben. "The Second Coming of No Man's Sky." Polygon. Vox Media, 25 Jul. 2019. Mitú. "Shazam." RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 121 - Almost an Andrew Sandwich: Where D. Bethel discusses watching Suicide Squad. Episode 122 - It's a Fake: Where Andrew talks about becoming enamored by Starbound. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

55mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Wet Shirt Feels

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew plays Ultima (a.k.a. Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness) in the hopes of reverse engineering it so he can build his own browser game while D. Bethel is genuinely surprised by the depth and charm of Sabotage Studio's action/platformer/exploration game, The Messenger. RELEVANT LINKS: Andrew's in-development capstone browser game. Voyager Dragon's Ultima Upgrade Website. Klepek, Patrick. "I Had No Idea It Was Possible to Hate the Mid-Game Twist in The Messenger." Vice Games. Vice Media, 25 Sep. 2018. SPOILER ALERT––a nice look at how the game changes midway through. Read at your own caution. RELEVANT EPISODES: Shortcast 67 - Baguettevania (24 Aug. 2018): Where the metroidvania rogue-like game, Dead Cells, was discussed. Episode 159 - Toxic Delivery Mechansim (12 Oct. 2018): Where Andrew discusses the metroidvania, Timespinners, which very much wears its devotion to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, on its sleeve. Plants Having Sex (19 April 2019): Where Andrew first stepped into the open world mysteries of No Man's Sky. Good Gamefeel (28 June 2019): Where D. and Andrew spend the episode talking about the metroidvania glory of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" and "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompotech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

56mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Start With Doom

CAN YOU SDCC ME NOW?: Though San Diego Comic Con is ostensibly about comic books, the biggest announcements that seem to come out of the show revolve around cinematic and televised properties. Andrew and D. Bethel focus on the announcements that not only ignited their excitement but also triggered their critical processes, from the Cats trailer to the next big DC/CW "Arrowverse" crossover event to the new Star Trek show to Marvel's Phase 4 lineup. RELEVANT LINKS: Here's the Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men crossover that Dan was thinking of, Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman. Coggan, Devan. "Here Are All [sic] Marvel's Upcoming Phase 4 Movies and TV Shows." Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation, 22 July 2019. Libbey, Dirk. "Mahershala Ali Pitched the Blade MCU Movie to Marvel, Kevin Feige Reveals." Cinema Blend. Gateway Blend Entertainment, 22 July 2019. Ziezulewicz, Geoff. "The Navy's Probe into Sky Penis." Navy Times. Sightline Media Group, 13 May 2019. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 08 - "The Injection Objection" (17 July 2014): In a short-lived section called "Andrew Objects," Andrew lays out why making Jane Foster the new Thor is not a bad idea. Episode 10 - "Nerd Business" (31 July 2014): In his "Boasts of Bethel" segment, D. Bethel recounts his own SDCC experiences and ponders what SDCC really is about for the fans that attend. Episode 30 - "Batting 100" (19 Dec. 2014): Where Andrew talks about the John Scalza novel, Redshirts. Shortcast 08 - "The Other First Thing" (17 July 2015): Where, upon examining that year's SDCC, Andrew and D. discuss what this convention has become against the purpose and goals it was founded upon. Episode 141 - "The Unpop Culture" (28 July 2017): Where D. Bethel and Andrew recap some of the most interesting (to them) trailers that premiered during that year's Comic Con. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" and "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompotech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

57mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Shortcast 77 - Smash Talk

After (approximately) ten weeks of teasing, Andrew and D. Bethel finally talk about the newest series of Doctor Who, which not only introduces Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor (as well as her substantial crew) but also new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, and his team to bring the world a fresh look at a 55 year-old character. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 140 - A Vernal Pool of Talent: Where Andrew and Dan talked about the announcement of Jodie Whittaker's announcement as the new Doctor. Episode 123 - Underground Murder Barn: Where the announcement of Steven Moffat's replacement, Chris Chibnall, was discussed. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page E-mail: Andrew - andrew@forallintents.net, D. Bethel - dbethel@forallintents.net Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap. FEATURED MUSIC: -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

42mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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Guestcast 03 - Muted Police Action

A TAYLORED EXPERIENCE: With D. Bethel locked behind closed doors to grade the work of his beloved students, friend-of-the-show Taylor Katcher has graciously stepped in to help Andrew in his hour of need. Together, they run the gamut of nerdy topics, from Super Smash Bros. to Betrayal Legacy to Civilization VI on the iPhone to the most recent DC/CW crossover event, "Elseworlds." RELEVANT EPISODES: Guestcast 02 - Ready Taylor One: Taylor's last appearance on the last Guestcast. Also, in the "Related Episodes" section of the notes, you can find all of the other times Taylor has appeared on the show. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page E-mail: Andrew - andrew@forallintents.net, D. Bethel - dbethel@forallintents.net Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap. FEATURED MUSIC: -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

43mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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The Boyfriend Demographic

EXPECTING THE EXPECTED: On the day this podcast episode releases, so too does the newest cinematic installment of the main Star Wars series with Star Wars - Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. But Andrew and D. aren't here to talk about the movie––they haven't seen it yet. Instead, they're here to talk about the talk about the movie, specifically the rather surprising amount of negative reviews coming from––not internet trolls––professional film reviewers. It leads to a multi-faceted conversation about expectations, fandom, and even the changing landscape of cinema narratives. RELEVANT LINKS: Dowd, A. A. "The Rise of Skywalker Rebalances Star Wars Into a Force of Safe, Familiar Fan Service." AV Club. G/O Media, 18 Dec. 2019. Robinson, Tasha. "Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a Defeat, Even in Moments of Triumph." Polygon. Vox Media, 18 Dec. 2019. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 151 - The Coca-Cola of Science Fiction (29 Dec. 2017): Where Andrew and D. are joined by friend-of-the-show, Jason Tudor, to talk about their late takes on Star Wars - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Shortcast 61 - All-New, All-Same (29 June 2018): Where D. and Andrew talk about Lucasfilm putting their "A Star Wars Story" series on on hold after the failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters (possibly due to the meddling of internet jerkbags). Empty Justice (01 March 2019): Where Andrew and D. document the attempted review bombing (and Rotten Tomatoes' subsequent change in review policy) of Captain Marvel. Constitutional Role-Play (15 Nov. 2019): Where Andrew gives his first-blush impressions of Disney+'s The Mandalorian. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

48mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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11 January 2019 - Close the Loop

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew...watches? plays?...the Black Mirror interactive movie, Bandersnatch, while D. Bethel gets sentimental about Transformers again after watching Bumblebee. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 06 - Heart Law, Article 9 (03 July 2014): Where D. Bethel relays his thoughts on the fourth Transformers movie, Transformers: The Age of Extinction. Shortcast 26 - It's Fun to Do Less (07 July 2017): Where D. Bethel discussed his thoughts of the previous Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight. Shortcast 57 - Fair Point, Dude (01 June 2018): Where Andrew steps into modern coding by taking a Udemy course. End-Of-Year-Cast 001 - #WIN (28 Dec. 2018): Where Andrew talks about programming Choose-Your-Own-Adventure styled browser-based games. LINKS: Rubin, Peter. "How the Surprise New Interactive Black Mirror Came Together." WIRED. Condé Nast, 28 Dec. 2018. The Cave of Adventure: A HTML5 Choose Your Own Adventure Series – Link to Andrew’s early efforts at programming a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled browser-based game. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page E-mail: Andrew - andrew@forallintents.net, D. Bethel - dbethel@forallintents.net Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store. For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap. FEATURED MUSIC: -"Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* -"District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)* *Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

41mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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New Dangers

A WHOLE [KIND OF] NEW WORLD: After waiting well past when the rest of the world saw it, our hosts decide to watch and discuss the 2019 live-action adaptation of the animated Disney classic, Aladdin. RELEVANT LINKS: Hoffer, Christian. "How Dungeons & Dragons Got Wrapped Up in a Wrestling Storyline." Comic Book. Pop Culture Media, 18 Sept. 2019. Bethel, D. "Sketch Fridays #48 - The Beast." Long John. *A drawing Dan did after watching the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Will Smith's Instagram video declaring Aladdin the best grossing movie of his career. Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire featured an Arabian setting that certainly informed at least two nerds' knowledge of the setting by the time Aladdin was released in 1992. RELATED EPISODES: Episode 117 - Five Minutes to Funny (09 Dec. 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel have a long talk about rebooting franchises. Episode 130 - Form a Constant Voltron (14 April 2017): Where Andrew gives his thoughts on the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Shortcast 56 - Accidental Artistry (25 May 2018): Where D. Bethel and Andrew talk about reboots in the context of the reveal of Thundercats Roar announced by Cartoon Network. A Veritable Odyssey (12 July 2019): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the teaser trailer for the upcoming––and seemingly very different––live-action adaptation of another animated film from the '90s, Mulan. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

58mins

20 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Robot Monsters From the Future

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: As 2019 hurries to a close, our hosts kick up their feet and just chat about the things they're doing to occupy their time until the new year rolls around. They talk about everything from the winter Steam sale, to finishing Outer Wilds (no spoilers!), to Lovecraftian tabletop games (Fate of Cthulhu), video games (The Sinking City), and novels (Winter Tide), to developing for web browsers, to––of course––Doctor Who and Star Wars. RELEVANT LINKS: "Weird World News"––a module for Fate Core by friend-of-the-show, André La Roche. La Roche, André. "Spotlight: The Joke's On Us." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes, 27 October 2019––André's critical look at one of the most divisive movies of the year. Wildfire––the game by Ryan Kubik. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 03 - Interview with André La Roche" (31 December 2014): When we actually had friend-of-the-show, André La Roche, on to talk about writing for tabletop games, thus becoming a friend-of-the-show. "Episode 89 - High-Five Forever" (25 March 2016): Where D. Bethel talked about the revisionist Lovecraftian story, The Ballad of Black Tom. "Shortcast 21 - Love the Stank" (30 December 2016): Where Andrew first talked about playing Stardew Valley. "Shortcast 77 - Smash Talk" (14 December 2018): Where our hosts talk about Series 11 of Doctor Who, which introduced the world to Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor. "End-Of-Year-Cast #001 - #WIN" (28 December 2018): Where our hosts go over the things that defined 2018 for them. "Plants Having Sex" (05 April 2019): Where Andrew first talks about playing No Man's Sky. "Threadnaught" (13 September 2019): Where Andrew talks about the big No Man's Sky update, No Man's Sky Beyond. "Tile Pile" (22 November 2019): Where D. Bethel discussed his first impressions of Outer Wilds. "Universe of Nonsense" (06 December 2019): Where the trailer (and release date) for Series 12 of Doctor Who was discussed. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #20