Episode 70

September 15, 2015, Maddox

Episode 70 Transcript courtesy of Laurie Foster

Terrorism 2479
Ham-fisted Video Game Stories 152

This episode was chock-full of facts--from me--with Dick & Sean forming a tag-team duo of incredulity. I've linked to sources about the disputed claims below (about the Swiss eating cats and dogs, donor fatigue and the lack of middle-eastern support for terrorism from Pew Research Center).

Speaking of, we had a surprisingly nuanced conversation about terrorism in this episode that didn't derail into a Trump campaign speech (though almost).

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Also, when I say I don't like stories in video games, that doesn't mean across the board you idiots. There are clearly some exceptions (most of the Metal Gear Solid series, for example, or one of my favorite games of all time, Snatcher). Here's the contentious video that got everyone's panties in a bunch:

I await all the examples of good story-telling in video games as you idiots post mostly RPGs in the comments section--the exception I noted. Go to hell.

And for our SoundCloud listeners who might have missed it last episode, the podcast is syndicated there as well as iTunes and Stitcher:

Incredible thumbnail courtesy of Ali Hassanein, IG: @alihassanein

Sources: BBC - The Swiss still eat cats & dogs Maddox - Christopher Reeve is was an asshole WiseGeek.com - Donor Fatigue Pew Research Center - Most Middle-Eastern countries have an overwhelmingly unfavorable view of terrorist organizations