The Talking Place

28
Nov

BONUS | The Black Friday Call-in

It's the first call-in show! This week's bonus episode is focused on Black Friday. I sit down all by my onesies and talk about BF and deals and memories and such, recollecting times when I would break night in a line just to save a few bucks. MAN, I love Black Friday. Even though it's technically like all week now, but whatever. I also touch on my thoughts about BF spilling into Thanksgiving, which will always suck but it is what it is. 

It wouldn't be a call-in show without some call-ins so I'd like to thank @RetroRentsAL from The Retro Rents Podcast for being the first to call in and talk Black Friday. Also like to thank Maffia-Thug, co-founder of Veteran Gamers and EZFM community member, for chiming in as well! This was the first time doing this and it was a very spur of the moment thing with not too much notice so the call-ins were appreciated.

If you'd like to get on one of these Call-in bonus shows, just leave a voicemail when I let you know on twitter. Contrary to what I said on the show, I JUST discovered how to make a personalized number. Of course, they're charging for it now when it used to be free. But my OCD is too annoying for me to not pay it just for a proper voicemail line. So look for the new number on twitter when it goes live! 

So if you'd like to follow on twitter, you can go ahead right here @TheTalkingPlace.

Or if you'd like to email you can do so at talkingplacepod@gmail.com.

And be sure to check out Episode 4 of The Talking Place where Beardy McWhiskey, DeviousMrMatt, and myself talk all things Thanksgiving!

Until next show!

27
Nov

004 | The Thanksgiving Meal w/ Matt and Beardy

Eat all the things!

 

Welcome to episode 4 of The Talking Place! It's all about Thanksgiving this week and it's going to be just as tasty as you're expecting. We're going over the entire meal - starters, entrees, sides, desserts, everything - and we're not apologizing for making you hungry. We also talk about our traditions, things we're always cooking or eating every year, it's just a packed episode full of Thanksgivingness.

Joining me is Beardy McWhiskey and DeviousMrMatt once again. They joined me in episode 2 where we talked all about smoking meats, so be sure to check that out if you haven't! I love talking food with these two because there's a ton of experience between them when it comes to feeding their families or others. So it's much appreciated them joining me once again.

I hope you enjoy the fourth episode of The Talking Place! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Contact The Talking Place

If you'd like to contact the show, say hi, all that jazz, you can do so below! 

Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat! 

15
Nov

Bonus | The History of Pokémon with Chase

I choose you!

Welcome to the first bonus episode of The Talking Place! I'm sure I'll have a lot more to do with these bonus episodes in the future, but this one won't disappoint! 

In this bonus show you'll hear Chase again, from the Learned From Gaming Podcast. He goes through the history of Pokémon. All his experience, his memories, everything. It's the perfect accompaniment to today, the release day of Pokémon Sword and Shield!

Again, a huge thanks to both Chase for recording this and agreeing to share, and to Fred Rojas from Gaming History 101 for also allowing to share this episode with The Talking Place! This was originally recorded specifically for his podcast, Gaming History 101, but was shared with us here, just as episode 3 of The Talking Place was shared with them. There's a lot of cross pollination going on here, and you can thank Pokémon for that! 

Be sure to check out the links below for all of Fred and Chase's info and where to find them! 

 

Links and Info Discussed

If you'd like to buy the game, here are handy links! Amazon and Best Buy links are affiliated, so purchasing through the link will help out the show. Thanks!

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Contact The Talking Place

If you'd like to contact the show, say hi, all that jazz, you can do so below! 

Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat! 

13
Nov

003 | Pokémon Sword and Shield w/ Chase and Vos

Gotta catch the majority of 'em!

Welcome to episode 3 of The Talking Place! Joining me today is Chase, from the podcast Learned from Gaming. As well as one of the original Future Monkeys and your local Home Depot employee, Vos! 

This week's show is all about Pokémon! We get into a lot of various discussions regarding the little monsters, ranging from back when Chase and Vos started in Gen 1, all the way to Sword and Shield. We get into the importance of shiny hunting, how dangerous the Pokémon black market it, and more! We even take a deep dive into all the negative backlash against Game Freak surrounding Sword and Shield. Hint hint, we're totally in the #ThankYouGameFreak camp. 

SO IF YOU'RE AFRAID OF SPOILERS -- listen to the warning that we're about to get into it, then jump to 01:34:15

All in all, I feel like it was a great episode! Hopefully in a few weeks Chase and Vos will join me for a follow up on Sword and Shield. 

I hope you enjoy the third episode of The Talking Place! 

Links and Info Discussed

If you'd like to buy the game, here are handy links! Amazon and Best Buy links are affiliated, so purchasing through the link will help out the show. Thanks!

Amazon-

Best Buy-

Contact The Talking Place

If you'd like to contact the show, say hi, all that jazz, you can do so below! 

Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat! 

6
Nov

002 | Smoking Meats with Matt & Beardy

Get the Meat Sweats

Welcome to episode 2 of The Talking Place! Joining me today is my former partner in crime, Beardy McWhiskey, along with one third of the Bad Fodder Figures Podcast, Matt Helmer. By day - or.. night, whenever - they're video gaming fools, but when it comes time to feed their families, they know how to cook their meats. 

This show was recorded back in August, when I was still debating the name of the show. I'm sorry, The Lingering Table. I hardly knew thee. 

It was a blast talking to these two gentlemen about their meat smoking techniques. We went over a lot of info like the differences between smokers, what flavor chips to use with what, their go to meal they prepare when they're looking to impress, tips for beginners, and even a few recipes were discussed! Both shared their favorite Smoked Mac and Cheese recipe and Beardy walked us through his Smoked Chili Cheese Dip. 

Overall, it was a great time and I feel like I'm severely lacking in not having a smoker at my disposal. Can't wait to have these two on again! Something tells me they'll be great conversation closer to Thanksgiving ;)

I hope you enjoy the second episode of The Talking Place! 

Links and Info Discussed

Amazon Links are affiliated, so purchasing through the link will help out the show. Thanks!

Contact The Talking Place

If you'd like to contact the show, say hi, all that jazz, you can do so below! 

Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat!