On this episode, Dave, Tony and Jami vent some of their disappointments and frustrations about the Kindle Fire tablet, the extended Harry Potter universe (essentially, any supplemental material outside of the original seven novels), and the films The Dark Knight Rises and Terminator Genisys.
Dave, Jami and Tony discuss some of the most fun games for a group of friends or a family get-together, including the board games Codename and Game Of Thrones: The Iron Throne, the video game Super Mario Maker, and the virtual board game simulators Board Game Arena, Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator.
Dave, Jami and Tony talk about some of their favorite odd, quirky or offbeat media, including the animated/live-action television series HarmonQuest, the Jonathan Lethem novel As She Climbed Across The Table, the comic book series The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra, and the film adaptation of Dr. Strange.
Dave, Jami and Tony talk about the first volume of the graphic novel series Paper Girls, the self-help/memoir 10% Happier by Dan Harris, the wellness apps Habitica, Life RPG and SuperBetter, and the Netflix series Luke Cage.
Dave, Jami and Tony explore some of their favorite examples of media from in Japan, including the Mother series of video games, the film 13 Assassins, the graphic novel Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan, and the movie R100.
Tony with special guests Charlie, Fernando and Steven celebrate Halloween by discussing horror films, including Hausu (1977), The Boy (2016) and The VVitch (2015), as well as some of the more general tropes of the genre.
Dave, Tony, and Jami discuss meta media (that is, self-referential works of art) such as Jorge Luis Borges' short story The Garden Of Forking Paths, Kurt Vonnegut's novel Breakfast Of Champions, the documentary film American Movie, and the novel House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
Dave, Tony, Jami and special guest Charlie discuss the latest in mobile technology, including phones (including Nexus Phones and the forthcoming iPhone 7), streaming services (such as Spotify and Netflix) and fitness trackers (like Fitbit and Charge 2).
Dave, Tony and Jami talk about the DC graphic novels Kingdom Come; Injustice: Gods Among Us; Batman: The Killing Joke and the new film adaptation of Suicide Squad.
Dave, Tony, Jami and special guest Charlie discuss the book The Art Of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, the website FiveThirtyEight.com, the board game Captain Sonar, and the Netflix original series Stranger Things.