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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

This week we’re throwing the format out the window! That’s right, instead of recapping Welcome to Night Vale and then talking about a movie, we’re talking about a movie first! Then the recap! Madness! Total chaos!

Ahem. Anyway. Listen in as we look at the 2016 Blair Witch sequel (which isn’t nearly as bad as you think) and then recap Welcome To Night Vale #116 “eGemony, Part 1: Canadian Club.” Which absolutely does not star Hugh Jackman.

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

Binary System Podcast is back on schedule this week (meaning we’re a week behind with our recaps. “Running behind” is the new “on schedule,” all the cool kids say it’s so.) Listen in as we discuss crime and finances in Night Vale, and wonder what exactly are the rules for Naked Uno. (Probably the same rules as Naked Anything Else.)

Also tune in next week for a spoileriffic podcast as we talk all about Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049!

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Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

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Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

Binary System Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes! Well, not counting 20 or so recorded before we started calling them Binary System, plus some bonus episodes here and there, the odd fan art collections…you know what, it’s not important, happy one hundredth episode!

The plan was to record a retrospective of our favorite moments of the last one hundred (..or so..) episodes, starting with our favorite Night Vale episodes, our favorite Weather music, and our favorite fangirl “eeeeeee” episodes like Arrival, Sherlock, and Star Wars (plus a few “arrgh!” moments with Walking Dead.) But of course there were tangents into Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman, Friday the 13th the Series, American Horror Story, Saga, and Transformers, because of COURSE Transformers. 

Thanks for listening in! And if you’ve got a plan for what our next 100 episodes could be about…you’re more organized than we are!

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Binary System Podcast #98 – Horror movies with special guest Hannah

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Binary System Podcast #98 – Horror movies with special guest Hannah

The nights are longer, the air is cooler, there’s pumpkin spice everywhere, so you know what that means? Time to break out our favorite horror movies and scare ourselves silly. (Hey, could you leave the light on in the hallway tonight? Why? Um, no reason…)

Special guest Hannah Wallace joins Binary System as we put flashlights under our faces and discuss our favorite horror movies: it was supposed to be one apiece, but that plan went out the window fast as we touched on (*deep breath*) In the Mouth of Madness, Blair Witch Project, The Ring, Event Horizon, Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Warriors, What Lies Beneath, and The Descent.

We also talked about a few of the gorier films (Saw, Drag Me to Hell, Silent Night Deadly Night) and why the hell we watched them, and then we finished up with moments from Snap Judgement “Spooked,” The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air (well, the one bit that we actually liked, starts right at 17 minutes), two sentence horror stories, Texts From a Jack O’LanternThe Black Pumpkin, and a cartoon Hannah remembers that had gargoyles in it. No, not that one, a different one.

 

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Binary System Podcast #97: Friday the 13th the Series – The Fangirling

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Binary System Podcast #97: Friday the 13th the Series – The Fangirling

Thirty years ago today, a little TV show called Friday the 13th the Series aired for the first time (…in Canada, it didn’t show up in the US till October 3.) It was scandalously gory and violent for network TV at the time, and ended up being nominated for several Emmys, and we adored it. We’d make lists of all the cursed objects we could remember, wear out our VHS copies (…shut up…) and write fanfiction (shut UP) where Micki and Ryan finally got together.

Listen in as we break down a few of our favorite episodes, racing the clock to get in as much fangirling as possible.

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Binary System Podcast #95: WTNV #113 “Niecelet” and many tangents

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Binary System Podcast #95: WTNV #113 “Niecelet” and many tangents

It’s a nice rambly podcast this week, first with a Night Vale recap where Cecil talks about eclipses you can’t see from this planet and then gets stuck in his own recording booth. And then Elizabeth drags the podcast off on not one but TWO tangents, once about mythical two-headed snakes and another about alien tourists on Earth. And finally a segue into the Defenders, John Barrowman’s awesome DragonCon cosplay, sand castles, Lady Killer, Motor Girl, conventions, Cabin in the Woods, and “My Dad Wrote a Porno.

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Binary System Podcast #94: Eclipse recap and WTNV #112 “Citizen Spotlight”

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Binary System Podcast #94: Eclipse recap and WTNV #112 “Citizen Spotlight”

First off this week is a recap of The Great American Eclipse because SCIENCE. Then we’re looking at Night Vale’s first Citizen Spotlight, featuring a character who is entirely fictional. More so than usual we mean.

After that we look at the first episode of Marvel’s Defenders and talk about what we like (“WRONG NUMBER”) and what we hate (shut UP, Danny!)

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Binary System Podcast #93: Alice Isn’t Dead #10 “Why Am I Alive?”

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Binary System Podcast #93: Alice Isn’t Dead #10 “Why Am I Alive?”

Time for the season finale of Alice Isn’t Dead! As you can tell from the title, things get a little introspective and quickly turn very grim. We got to hear how Kesha met Alice (randomly), how they fell in love (quirkily and sweetly and not at all what Kesha had planned), and then how maybe, just maybe, it all might have been a lie.

Then Kathryn lightens the mood by talking about a very fun Board Games Night (if you’re curious, the games were Snake Oil, Codenames, and Mysterium, which you really need to try), and Elizabeth talks about how her hand-drawn Tarot deck is coming along, and did you know there’s a database of different Tarot decks?

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Binary System Podcast #92: WTNV #111 – Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA

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Binary System Podcast #92: WTNV #111 – Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA

This week’s episode of Night Vale was less of an episode and more of a little present for everybody who’s been a fan of the show since the beginning. We got the Dog Park, Dana Cardinal, Khoshekh, the lights above the Arby’s, Carlos’ perfect hair, and angels. And lightbulbs. (sniff) (We’re not crying you’re crying.)

After that there was just time enough to talk Twin Peaks, Agatha Heterodyne Girl Genius, Dylan Marron’s new podcast, and the final issue of Transformers Till All Are One.

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