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Take Your Time - A Persona 5 in Real Time Podcast

Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks are huge fans of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves, and their incredible journey. But what would it be like to experience that journey at the same pace as the Phantom Thieves do? So the duo is diving into Persona 5 Royal (which only Tom has played through before) in real-time, playing an in-game week for every week that passes in the real world. Follow along as these two Persona 5 fans, plus guests, take their time as they dive into P5R's massive world and story.

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 15: July 12 - 18

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 15 as we head the Phantom Thieves' summer break!  T om and Jonathon discuss the events of finals week, as finish up our exams and celebrate a bit in between palaces, before learning about the next big threat to the Phantom Thieves. We take a look at the newly added Royal scenes, and what they mean for Maruki and Kazumi's stories, as well as the fireworks festival, and the rise of the menacing Medjed!   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

57mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 14: July 5 - 11

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 14 as we head into the end of Kaneshiro's Palace chapter!   Tom and Jonathon discuss final week before the Kaneshiro deadline. As we both beat the palace last week, we use this week's discussion to offer updates on our Confidant and Skills progression. But we also dig into the big story beats of the week, including Makoto's progression, what the principal of their school really knows, and some Royal-specific updates on Kasumi and Akechi!   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks). And, to read the article by Laura we mentioned, check it out here: https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/31/21199516/persona-5-royal-edits-changed-scene-ryuji-homophobia-controversy

1hr 6mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 13: June 28 - July 4

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 13 as we head into Kaneshiro's Palace!   Tom and Jonathon discuss the entirety of Kaneshiro's Palace, running through our thoughts on the palace layout, the new enemies we encounter, and the puzzle design of the area. We also address some of the new Royal additions, like the Will Seeds and the boss battle differences, while also looking at things like Showtime attacks and the Fusion Alarm system. We also run through what we did in our free time during this week, including skill updates and Confidant relationships.   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 10mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 12: June 21 - 27

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 12 as we head into the first full week of Kaneshiro's Palace.   Tom and Jonathon discuss what we've been doing in our free time for the week, including leveling up Confidants, exploring new neighborhoods, and more. We discuss a bit of Shinjuku, as well as more of Mementos, but don't worry, if you haven't attempted the palace yet, we're holding discussion of that until next week!   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

51mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 11: June 14 - 20

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 11 as we recount Makoto's no good, very bad week. We follow the events of the week of P5R during June 14 - 20, in which Joker and the gang officially embark on the Kaneshiro Palace chapter of the adventure. We discuss Makoto's increasing involvement in the affairs of the Phantom Thieves, meet up with a journalist looking for dirt, have a run in with a mob boss, and discover a new palace. Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 10mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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The Phantom Thieves Stole This Episode!

Hey everyone! Jonathon gives you a quick update about this week’s episode. But don’t worry, we’ll cover last week’s events, and be back with a regular episode!

1min

21 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 10: June 7-13

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 10 as we meet new, important characters, and discuss some of the Confidant paths we've been taking.   We follow the events of the week of P5R during June 7-13, in which Joker and the gang take a Social Studies trip to a TV Station, and meet famed kid detective Goro Akechi, who may not be the biggest fan of the Phantom Thieves. We learn a bit more about this character and his beliefs about our team.  Plus, we also discover more about Makoto's life. While the principal has her snooping around for evidence about the Kamoshida change of heart and these mysterious Phantom Thieves, we learn a bit more about whether she agrees with the behavior of the adults in her life, and what she believes about herself, too.   Persona 5 newcomers, WARNING: spoilers start at 01:08:25, so don't listen after that point if you've never beaten Persona 5 (either the base game or Royal) before!   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 14mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 9: May 31 - June 6

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 9 as we jump into the final part of Madarame's palace.  We follow the events of the week of P5R during May 31 - June 6.  Jonathon and Tom discuss the rest of the infiltration into Madarame's Palace, including the second section of the palace in which we hop through paintings, find out how well we know the Sayuri, and set up our latest heist. We discuss the boss fight, including its new twists for Royal, the revelations we learn about Madarame and Yusuke's lives, and why the palace lands on an emotional level even if its puzzles aren't our favorite.  We also discuss what we did in our free time for the week, including leveling up Confidants and notably exploring Kichijoji for the first time.  We discuss a little bit of what this new section of Royal brings to Persona 5's worlds, Jonathon's initial reactions to it for the first time playing, and much more.  Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 17mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 8: May 24 - 30

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 8 as we jump into the first part of Madarame's palace  We follow the events of the week of P5R during May 24 - 30. Jonathon and Tom discuss the start of their infiltration into the gaudy museum of Madarame's mind, including our first experience with a palace preventing us from making progress.  Having to hop into the real world to get further, Tom and Jonathon discuss the pacing, story, and gameplay additions of the second palace. We also discuss what we did in our free time for the week, including Confidant hangouts and stat boosting activities, and we dive into Royal's new addition for the week: Yoshizawa and Maruki interactions during a school cleanup day at the park.   Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 16mins

31 May 2021

Rank #9

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Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 7: May 17 - 23

Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 7 as we continue the Madarame chapter of the beloved JRPG.  We follow the events of the week of P5R during May 17 - 23. Jonathon and Tom discuss the continuing investigation into Madarame and his pupil Yusuke.  Can the Phantom Thieves get info out of Yusuke while searching Madarame's modest home? We find out this week, while outlining our plans to discuss this next palace. (We'll discuss the first section next week, and then the rest of it the week following.)   Plus, midterms are over, so let's find out our scores, continue ranking up confidants, and debating how important your skill points and money management should be at this point in the game.  Plus, we address some listener and viewer questions, offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

1hr 9mins

24 May 2021

Rank #10