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Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week. In addition, guests will periodically share their own aesthetic and personal experiences with games in conversation! Subscribe to our Patreon at if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!


Indie Review: Signs of the Sojourner
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No Cartridge 166 - A Seemingly Futile Gesture with Craig!
Show Details2hr 21min
Patch Notes 2.4
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No Cartridge 165 - Sa Ga Ga Ga Ga with A. Degen
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No Cartridge After Dark - Spoilers for First Grade
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No Wallscroll - Kaiji 16-22
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No Cartridge 164 - Reading, Writing, Gundam with Em and Jackson
Show Details1hr 9min
No Cartridge After Dark: Happy Birthday Liv!
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No Wallscroll - Kaiji 10-15
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Patch Notes 2.3
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No Wallscroll - Kaiji 1-9
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Patch Notes 2.2: The Last of Us One
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho S2 Episodes 10-12
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No Cartridge 163 - Dia Plays the Hits With Dia Lacina!
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GGNRR 3 - Calvino and Stanley Walk Into A Bar
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho S2, 7-9
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No Cartridge 162 - Sharkbite with Scott Benson
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No Cartridge 161 - Everything is Political
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Patch Notes: The Slow Burn
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No Cartridge 160 - Frontier with Matt Margini
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho S2 4-6
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho S2 1-3
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Patch Notes 2.2-.3: Overloaded
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Episode 159: Syndicate Primal and RP Community in Final Fantasy 14 with Jocelyn Monahan
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho 7-9
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Episode 158 - Let's Lynch the Landlord with Marc Normandin
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Patch Notes 2.1: The Return
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho 4-6
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GGNRR 2: Firewatch and A Constant Hum!
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No Wallscroll - Mob Psycho 100 1-3
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Episode 157: Chillin With Degen
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After Dark: Stayin Inside to Design
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No Wallscroll - The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
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After Dark: Stayin Inside to Cook
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Episode 156: In Defense of Fluff
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Episode 155: Last Reports from PAX-East with Tony Palumbi
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No Wallscroll - Tatami Galaxy 7-9
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Episode 154: Re:Bind Unpacked with Emily Rose!
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After Dark Indie 2 - Smile for Me!
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No Wallscroll - Tatami Galaxy 4-6
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Episode 153: Riding a Wave of Supersonic Sound with Zach Williams
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Patch Notes 1.28: Coronavirus Eve
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No Wallscroll 10 - Tatami Galaxy 1-3
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GGNoReread 1 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Mice?
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No Wallscroll 8 - Ping Pong Episodes 7-9
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After Dark Indie 1 - Frog Detective
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Patch Notes 1.27: Wolcenpocalypse
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Episode 152: KRZ Read and Re-Read with Vinícius Machado
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No Wallscroll 7 - Ping Pong: The Animation 4-6
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Patch Notes 1.27, 2/14/2020
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No Wallscroll - Ping Pong: The Animation 1-3
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Episode 151: High Culture, Low Culture, Witcher Culture with Connor Southard
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Patch Notes 1.26!
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No Wallscroll 4 - Kids on the Slope 6-9 (Communism Edition)
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Remember Some Games 1: David Roth
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No Wallscroll 3: Kids on the Slope 4-6
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No Cartridge 150: On Journalism and People
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Patch Notes 1.25!
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No Wallscroll 2: Kids on the Slope Eps 1-3
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No Wallscroll 1: Meet Trev and Piss, Meet Anime
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No Cartridge New Years! GOTY with Lana Polansky and Paul Walker-Emig
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Episode 149: Those Were 500 Dollar Sunglasses!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.24
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Episode 148: Magic, Materially with Leon Chang!
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Episode 147: Don't Give Up, Skeleton with Jeremy Gordon
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Episode 146: The Write Stuff with Patrick Dubuque!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.23
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Episode 145: Brass Knuckles and a Two by Four with Sean McTiernan
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No Cartridge One-Half: State of the Show
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.22
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Epidsode 144: Paratopic with Jessica Harvey!
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Are You Afraid of the After Dark: After Dark
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Are You Afraid of the After Dark: Finale! Mario!
Show Details1hr 27min
Episode 143: Neocab with Patrick Ewing!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.21 (DOUBLE SIZED)
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Episode 142: Jenny LeClue: Detectivu! with Joe Russ!
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No Cartridge Presents: Are You Afraid of the After Dark 3 -- Killswitch!
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Episode 141: "Wait, they're not the same Link?" with Marc Normandin
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No Cartridge Presents: Are You Afraid of the After Dark 2
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No Cartridge Presents: 4 Colors Red 1 with Podside Pete!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.20
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No Cartridge Presents: Are You Afraid of the After Dark 1
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Episode 140: Found in Translation with Kevin Snow!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.19
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No Cartridge UNLOCK: Mark Hoppus!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.18
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Patreon Bonus Sample: David Roth!
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Episode 139: History of the Form
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Patreon Bonus Sample: Lana Polansky!
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Episode 138: Adventures in Rotoscope with Francisco González
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.17
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BONUS: Patreon sample with Jesse Farrar
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Episode 137: Cartridgeside Fire Chat w/ Gary Butterfield
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.16
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Episode 136: On Sequels and Anodyne 2 with Sean Han Tani and Marina Kittaka
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Episode 135: Outer Wilds Forever! with Alex and Kelsey Beachum
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.15
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Episode 134: The Signature Wall with Heather Campbell and Nick Wiger!
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Episode 133: Hyper Light Drifter with Teddy Dief!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.14
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Episode 132: Of Co-ops and CRPGs with Nathaniel Chapman and Liv!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.13
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Episode 131: Hypnospace Outlaw with Jay Tholen!
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Patreon Preview: Return of the New Book Club!
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Patch Notes 1.12
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Episode 130: Willing to Take Risks with Lana Polansky!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.11
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Episode 129: After Dark in Light with Olivia Broussard
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.10
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Episode 128: Propaganda But Good, with Left Trigger
Show Details1hr 12min
No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.9
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Episode 127: No Cartridge Live with Josh Sawyer and Olivia Broussard!
Show Details1hr 15min
No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.9
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Episode 126: Late[st] Episode with Ben Pack!
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.8
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Episode 125: New-topian Horizons with Utopian Horizons
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.7
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Episode 124: À la recherche du bionic grappling hook arm perdu with Bakoon
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.6
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Episode 123: "Not Pretty Like the Movies" with Kreal of Krealtube!
Show Details1hr 53min
No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.5
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Episode 122: Anatomy of the Riot Walkout with Jocelyn Monahan
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Episode 121: Porno for Pyros with Michelle Perez
Show Details1hr 52min
No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.4, Patch Notes Up All Nite
Show Details1hr 36min
Episode 120: Bioshock Finite with Ian Mooney
Show Details1hr 11min
No Cartridge Bonus: After Dark with Marc Normandin
Show Details1hr 18min
Episode 119: Vator Om with Dendy Crew
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No Cartridge Presents Patch Notes 1.3: The one about Telltale
Show Details1hr 23min
PATREON UNLOCK! Ruiner and Gatekeeping
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No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.2
Show Details1hr 15min
Episode 118: Something I Could Do While I Was Unemployed with Justin "donoteat01"
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Episode 117: Falcon Age and Aunties with Chandana Ekanayake
Show Details1hr 10min
No Cartridge Presents: Patch Notes 1.1
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Episode 116: Repeat an Action Until it Becomes Meaningful w/ Henrique Antero
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Episode 115: Boring Guys in Fighting Games, Liv talks to That Kid!
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Episode 114: We Need to Drive People Crazy with Pedro Paiva
Show Details1hr 9min
Episode 113: I'm So Sorry for Your Codebase w/Dante Douglas
Show Details1hr 14min
Live Week Bonus: No Cartridge After Dark with Liv and Josh Sawyer, Free!
Show Details1hr 25min
Episode 112: No Kingdom, No Heart for Existential Dread w/ Natalie Watson
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Episode 111: Parasocial Drinkers w/ Shannon Strucci
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Episode 110: No Gaming After Adulthood with Theo!
Show Details1hr 33min
Episode 109: Bioshock Althusser: Detournement with Ben
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Episode 108: Oh Yeah That Was Huge! Def Jam: Fight for New York Competitive
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State of the Podcast (Intermission)
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Episode 107: The Theme is Dragons with Malcolm Pierce
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Episode 106: Critical Support for Darth Plagueis w Luke
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Episode 105: The Transformative Nature of Speedruns with John Donahue
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Episode 104: Saying the Quiet Part Quiet
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Episode 103: The Curious Case of Paul Walker-Emig and the Return of the Obra Din
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Episode 102: Inside the Comic's Studio with Michael Kupperman
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Episode 101: Destiny For Dummies with Ian @ianperialism
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Episode 100!! The Return of Alex Navarro
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No Cartridge LIVE with Scott Benson
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No Cartridge After Dark BONUS: Wheatus After Dark
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Episode 99: Modding as a Kind of Praxis with Thumblesteen
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No Cartridge Patreon Unlock: Leon "leyawn" Chang on his Music
Show Details1hr 2min
Episode 98: Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2, Crunch, and Pierre Bourdieu
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Episode 97.5: An Afternoon With Adi Shankar!
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Episode 97: Bash Bash Revolution with Doug Lain!
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Episode 96: Fortnite Dads Unite with Charles!
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Announcement: Live Show!!
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Epidsode 95: The Better Translation with Alex Degen
Show Details1hr 45min
Episode 94: Your Own Personal Torture with Spencer Hall
Show Details1hr 39min
Episode 93: Buying and Selling Yourself In Game
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Episode 92: WoW Forever with Tony Palumbi
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Episode 91: Warcraft (2016) Part Two
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Episode 91: Warcraft (2016) Part 1
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Episode 90: We're Gonna Go Beyond This w/ Ian Borsuk
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Episode 89: News From the Front with Alex Pareene
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Episode 88: Cartoonists in Apartments Drinking Coffee with Matt Lubchansky
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BONUS EPISODE: No Coasts No Kings - Live From Combo Breaker!
Show Details46min 49s
Episode 87: "I Get Angry, Obviously," Gaming Unions with Felicia McIntyre & Tim Colwill
Show Details1hr 23min
Episode 86: We're All Friends in the Garbage Can with Jocelyn Monahan
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Episode 85: "More Normal, More Human" with Meredith Gran!
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Episode 84: Esports as a Design Question with Will Partin
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Episode HELL: Cartridge Shrugged
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Episode 83: "Roy is Broken," Smash Bros Melee with Phil Nolan
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Episode 82: "You Make a Lot of Enemies" w/ Brian Hanson!
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Episode 81: "It's Just Gone." Demon's Souls with Scott Benson
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Episode 80: A Deeply Miserable Process w/ Alex Reed
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Episode 79: "They Had to Have An Ending" KOTOR with Luke
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Episode 78: "Toad Has No Inner Life" w/Branson Reese!
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Episode 77: "Narrative in the Age of Mobile" w/ Tom Dziuba
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Episode 76: Videogames' Citizen Kane w/David "TheBeerNerd" Eisenberg
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Episode 75: "There Isn't Always Tomorrow" w/Jason Rohrer!
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Episode 74: "Like Being Interested in Scorpions" w/ Pete "Whandall"
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Episode 73: Game Workers Unite w/ Liz Ryerson
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Episode 71: "Systems of Domination" w/ Seth Shepherd
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Episode 70 - "No Problem Calling it Casual Gaming" w/Liz Roscher
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Episode 69: "The Methadone of Gaming" w/ Riley Quinn
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Episode 68: "People Want to Love Your Game" w/ Ethan Hammerman
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Episode 67: "The Final Goal" w/ Shenanigansen
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No Cartridge Patreon Preview: No Cartridge Leftist Book Club Episode One
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Episode 66: "Let Me Buy A Silly Dance," Microtransaction Talk with Peter @litescript
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Episode 65 -- eFedding and the Artifice of Artifice w/ jonwuka
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Preview of the Super Bowl with Ethan Hammerman, Pats Fan
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Episode 64: Live Debate w/ Matt Christman and Virgil Texas at The Bell House!
Show Details2hr 19min
Episode 63: Desert of the Real Fictions w/ Scott Benson
Show Details1hr 56min
Episode 62: No Cartridge is true; everything is permitted" w/ Marc Normandin!
Show Details1hr 8min
Episode 61: Sonics of Future Past w Alex (Yelix) Perry
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No Cartridge 60.5: Patreon Throwback with @bronzehammer and @boring_as_heck
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The Heggies Finale!
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The Heggies 2017: PUBG!
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The Heggies 2017: Night in the Woods!
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Episode 60: "No Clear Way Forward" with Andy @andymoney69
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Episode 59: Marxplaining Patreon
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Episode 58: Rowsdower Loves Cuphead w/ @NKVDeeznuts
Show Details1hr 3min
Episode 57: "Trouble is a Fake Idea" with Drew Toothpaste
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Episode 56: "Pretense for a Conversation" w/Christopher Bell
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Episode 54: Radical Honesty w/KC Green
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Episode 53: "It grew with me" CJ Fleck on Deus Ex
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Episode 52: Better Solidarity: Misogyny, Games, the Left, and Beyond with Christina @Squierzz and Emma @surfbordt
Show Details1hr 4min
Episode 51 -- Prima's Official Strategy Guide for No Cartridge w/ Leon @leyawn Chang
Show Details1hr 3min
Episode 50: "That Hideous Strength" w/ Chris Gardiner of Failbetter Games
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No Cartridge Bonus: Patreon Sample on RUINER
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Episode 49: Empathy Machines with @dogin_hoodie
Show Details1hr 32min
Episode 48: "Army Figurines Have Been Here Forever" w/ Conor McGovern
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BONUS: Preview of Patreon episode on Violence
Show Details5min 58s
Episode 47: "Against an Easy Mode" with Scott @socksmahoney Blaha
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Episode 45: Axis of Difficulty w/ Ian @Glennfinito Renfroe
Show Details57min 56s
Episode 44: "Psychic Warfare is Real" with Alexander Hinman
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Episode 43: The Mountaintop w/ Erica @lavosxii
Show Details1hr 29min
Episode 42: "Hearthstone With Schilling" w/ Jesse Farrar and Stefan Heck
Show Details1hr 28min
Episode 41: "/play" w/ Lena @lbourgie
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Episode 40: "Malevolent Magical Realism" w/ Michael Lutz (@warrenisdead)
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Mini Ep: The Indiegogo (w/ Jesse Farrar)
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Episode 39: "Dad, someone took my items!" w/ Brandon @sexualjumanji Zaboklicki
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Episode 38: "This is the formula for turning games into a class issue" with Ed Zitron
Show Details1hr 7min
Episode 37: "If you're forced to have combat, it's taking away your agency" with @RS_Benedict
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Episode 36: "An attempt to streamline a system that's, just, present" with Andrew @illybocean
Show Details1hr 27min
Episode 35: "Even if Everything is Artifice, It is Imbued With the Human Spirit"
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Episode 34: "I want a reason to play video games" with Chris Person (@papapishu)
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Episode 33: "Historical Madlibs, to a degree" with Andrew Dunn (@anndraadunn)
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Episode 32: Finding the point at which it's no longer possible to have a happy ending (with Josh Boerman @boshj)
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Episode 31: "Life is beautiful, you just have to understand it" (with @kamel_altamimi)
Show Details1hr 22min
Episode 30: Brock Wilbur, Religion, and Postal
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BONUS: Jon Bernhardt on Iron Man
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Episode 29: Jon Bernhardt on Prey
Show Details1hr 35min
Episode 28: Hazel Monforton on Writing for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
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Episode 27: Dave Mangels on No Man's Sky and Trump
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Episode 26: Scott Benson Part 2, Scott Bensoner
Show Details50min 17s
Episode 25: Scott Benson Part 1 - Pessmism of the Spirit, Optimism of the Will
Show Details1hr 40min
Episode 24: Qara Koyunlu on Baseball, Games, and Knowledge
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Episode 23: Matt Christman Takes on Gaming
Show Details42min 24s
Episode 22: VR and Games Dev (with @fender_splendor)
Show Details48min 4s
Episode 21: Hazel Monforton on Narrative and Games
Show Details53min 48s
Episode 20: Metal Gear Solid with Felix Biederman
Show Details50min 48s
Episode 19: Conversations with Matt Brady
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Episode 18: Rhythm Games with Roger Clark and Trent
Show Details51min 36s
Episode 17: RPGs and Sequels with LavosXII
Show Details1hr 15min
Episode 15 -- Side Quests
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Episode 14 - Night in the Woods and Creepypasta
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Episode 13 - Night in the Woods with Scott Benson
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Episode 11 - Open World Games
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Episode 10 -- Fire Pro Series with Alex Navarro
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We invite Alex Navarro on the show to talk Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special, as well as the history and legacy (and perhaps future) of the classic wrestling franchise. Oh and we talk smarks, too.

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Episode 9 - Nier: Automata
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Episode 7 - Sunless Sea
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Episode 6 - Planescape: Torment
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Episode 5 - Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition
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Episode 4 - Euro Truck Simulator 2
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Episode 3 - Devil Daggers
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Episode 2 - The Music of Mega Man 2
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Episode 1 -- Rungunjumpgun
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