Binary System Podcast

Formerly known as The Night Vale Recap, we now present The Binary System Podcast. Twins Kathryn Adams and Elizabeth Wallace bring you recaps of Welcome To Night Vale, and geek out about any shiny thing that distracts them.

Binary System Podcast #72 – Oscar Reactions

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Binary System Podcast #72 – Oscar Reactions

This week the twins discuss the Oscars, and by “discuss” we mean “do a full body cringe at the awkwardness of watching them give Best Picture to the wrong movie.

But we get around to mentioning which movies won what and which ones we wished won (say THAT five times fast.) And later Kathryn explains why the show Lucifer is pretty ridiculous and why she’s completely unable to stop watching it.

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Binary System Podcast #71 – WTNV #102 “Love is a Shambling Thing”

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Binary System Podcast #71 – WTNV #102 “Love is a Shambling Thing”

Pretty appropriate Welcome To Night Vale title for a Valentine’s Day-themed recap, don’t you think? It’s actually the new Valentine’s Day slogan that the Night Vale City Council came up with and…what? Hang on…okay, that’s apparently not the correct slogan. The real one’s longer. Much, much longer. This may take a while.

Join the twins as they recap a WTNV episode with classic themes like romantic dinners at the exclusive Tourniquet restaurant, Classified ads (Lost: Moths. All of them.), and heartfelt demands for justice made by a five-headed dragon who’s still mourning the loss of 1/5th of her brother.  And if that’s not enough, there are also two references to punching Nazis. Because when isn’t it a good time to punch Nazis?

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth and I are going to try something different with this review. Obviously the two of us are huge Neil Gaiman fans, and we both read his Norse Mythology pretty much on the same day that it came out. (It’s a very fast read.) Since we couldn’t decide who should write up a review, we decided to have a discussion about the book (and the myths, and various things that the book reminded us of) via instant messenger, and then post highlights of the conversation here. Click the jump for the full transcript.
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Binary System Podcast #70 – The Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

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Binary System Podcast #70 – The Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

This week Binary System is joined by Captain Slack (aka the official BSP photographer, aka Kathryn’s husband Nathan) and Jada Scarbrough (Georgia Peach, math wiz, and card-carrying Cumberbabe…no really, she has a card) to recap the hell out of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts, because we love us some cartoons.

Nobody can quite agree on which one is the absolute best or worst (you’d think we could all agree on westerns and space golf) but we’re pretty sure which one will win.

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Binary System Podcast #69 – WTNV #101 “Guidelines For Disposal”

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Binary System Podcast #69 – WTNV #101 “Guidelines For Disposal”

On the most recent Welcome to Night Vale episode we were told exactly what you can and cannot bring to the new Night Vale landfill. You cannot bring: physical objects. You can bring: anything else. And we do mean anything.

After that we talk about Saga since Kathryn’s finally caught up, and our techniques for remembering names that don’t really work, and finish up with the movie High Rise and how you really ought to have a drink while watching it. Maybe three.

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Binary System Podcast #68 – Arrival

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Binary System Podcast #68 – Arrival

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2017 Academy Awards, the twins had a thoughtful discussion about the nuances involved in the judges’ choices for Best Picture, including the overlooked importance of the Production Design Award in tandem with the Sound Mixing and Film Editing Awards.

And by all of that I mean we recited the entire plot of Arrival with lots of “EEEEEE!” noises.

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Binary System Podcast #67 – Sherlock

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Binary System Podcast #67 – Sherlock

Spoiler warnings ahoy! This week the twins finally discuss the final episode of Sherlock Season 4 (maybe the final episode of Sherlock ever?) Also, this is one of the few times when the twins have completely opposite opinions about something. (Weird trivia fact: one of them also doesn’t like bananas.) (Kathryn – Ew. Bananas.) (Elizabeth – Hey! Good source of potassium!)

After breaking down the episode into little bitty pieces, they also compare notes on Whisky Tango Foxtrot (ah, that accent…) more Oscars coverage, and Harry Potter fan art.

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Binary System Podcast #66 – Comics, Movies, and Cosplay

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Binary System Podcast #66 – Comics, Movies, and Cosplay

No new Welcome To Night Vale episode to recap this week. But never fear, the BSP team is more than willing to blather on about the comics we’re reading, the movies we’re watching, and then have a long discussion about what cosplay items are becoming a no-go (Elizabeth: wigs, Kathryn: anything that’s worn too close to my throat) and why a cosplay based on the Session Twins from Matt Wagner’s Grendel Quest might be a little too obscure for most people to get.

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Binary System Podcast #65 – Sherlock and Rogue One

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Binary System Podcast #65 – Sherlock and Rogue One

We know you thought the Binary System Podcast was made up of calm, thoughtful people, capable of discussing things in a composed, professional manner. That is, if you’ve never listened to an episode before. Tune in as the twins lose their $h*t over Sherlock and StarWars: Rogue One. Loudly. With much squeeing.

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Binary System Podcast #64: Happy (Geeky) New Year!

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Binary System Podcast #64: Happy (Geeky) New Year!

No new episode of Welcome To Night Vale this week. And the classic episode the Night Vale producers decided to air…isn’t one of our favorites.

SO, this week the twins decided to just kick back and talk about books they’ve finished, TV shows they’re watching, and some of the geeky Christmas presents we received. (Yes, our parents are still buying us comic books and Transformers toys. No, we don’t have a bit of shame about that.) Listen in as the conversation jumps from Mr. Robot to Sherlock (no spoilers) to Transformers with swords and why they’re so cool.

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