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Podouken

Apr 8, 2020

Strap in for our most profane episode yet (or not, as we’ll explain). It’s time to talk about Gottlieb’s biggest arcade hit - Q*bert! Find out how this game by Warren Davis and Jeff Lee became a pop culture sensation. How did this isometric exercise become so @!#?@! good? What are some alternative uses for 9-inch...


Mar 25, 2020

The pieces have fallen into place for our new miniseries and we’re facing a Soviet invasion! Tetris breaks through the Iron Curtain to take hold of American and Japanese cultures, but in very different ways. Find out how Tetris has affected all of our lives in this Giant-sized episode! What Tetromino do you identify...


Mar 11, 2020

We’re bringing the Invaders from Space miniseries in for a landing as the co-hosts talk about their pick for underrated or obscure space shooter. Did Mr. SNK and PastBlaster switch brains? Is it possible to have romantic feelings for huge balls of exploding gas? Which featured game from this arc is the best space...


Feb 26, 2020

Beware, I live! The untold (until now) history of Sinistar is explored with the help of the co-creators of the game: John Newcomer and Noah Falstein. Get the inside information on how Williams created some of the best arcades of all time. How did the waning popularity of pinball contribute to video game success? Who...


Feb 12, 2020

We revisit Namco to talk about what they built on with Galaxian to bring us (arguably) the best arcade game ever - Galaga! What does an extinct species of shark have to do with spaceships? What is the proper way to pronounce Galaga? How can we leverage the technology of deep fakes to get Mr. SNK to accept his given...