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Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Story Behind Super Mario RPG’s Valentina

2022-11-29T21:40:13+00:00November 28th, 2022|

This is not a Mario blog, even if this is the third Mario-related post in a row. There’s actually a much bigger one coming in the not-too-distant future, but I’m only offering up so much of this one franchise because I happen to know a lot about the Mario games — [...]

Wings Flies Its Gay Character Back to Nantucket

2022-11-26T08:44:47+00:00November 26th, 2022|

“Sons and Lovers” (January 16, 1996) This is an honest-to-God follow-up to our previous Wings episode, which was all about the series antagonist, Roy Biggins, finding out his son was gay. Five seasons later, someone at Wings thought to ask “Hey, what if that gay character didn’t cease to exist [...]

Local Chinese Around the World with Cheuk Kwan

2022-11-26T08:21:28+00:00November 26th, 2022|

We know about American Chinese, but there's also Israeli Chinese, Madagascan Chinese, Trinidadian Chinese ... Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes  •  Google Podcasts  •  Stitcher •  Spotify  •  RadioPublic  •  TuneIn •  Libsyn Rossi IG Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies Check out all our episodes [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Washington D.C. on a Bit of a Budget

2022-11-22T19:55:23+00:00November 22nd, 2022|

Washington D.C. on a Bit of a Budget I have launched a restaurant review site called How to Eat L.A. If you like anything about that, please go check it out! -Katherine By Rebecca Grenham Washington, D.C. is not a cheap town. Rent is high, public transportation is pricey, and [...]

MAM: BILLY: PORTRAIT OF A STREET KID with Pip Lilly – Part 1!

2022-11-22T01:14:07+00:00November 22nd, 2022|

It's Monday, which means another episode of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie. This week, Sam sits down with actor and writer Pip Lilly to dissect Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid, the 1977 film starring T.K. Carter, Ossie Davis, and national treasure LeVar Burton. Young Billy comes from [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Art of Ukrainian Wedding Bread

2022-11-18T00:17:37+00:00November 18th, 2022|

The Art of Ukrainian Wedding Bread I have launched a restaurant review site called How to Eat L.A. If you like anything about that, please go check it out! -Katherine By Tasha Lowe-Newsome Wedding bread is common to Slavic countries, but it is an art form in Ukraine, where it is [...]

The Crew Was Fox’s Queer-Inclusive Alternative to Friends

2022-11-16T21:04:54+00:00November 16th, 2022|

“The Man We Love” (June 30, 1996) Last week, we looked at Married… With Children’s take on an anti-Friends. This week, we decided to look at the last episode of a show that aired the previous season on Fox. While it was not designed as a response to Friends, it [...]

MAM: THE LONELIEST RUNNER with Monica Wyche — Part Two!

2022-11-15T03:36:38+00:00November 15th, 2022|

Sam Pancake is back with Monica Wyche to analyze the second half of The Loneliest Runner, starring Michael Landon and Lance Kerwin. What will come of young athlete John Curtis? Will his mom finally stop being such an awful person? Listen to find out all that and more on this [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: A Parade of Princess Peach Prototypes

2022-11-15T03:48:34+00:00November 14th, 2022|

The prettiest pink princess in video games did not always look how she looks today, it turns out. She wasn’t even always pink. In doing research for the previous post on how the Goomba might have gotten its name from a language that’s not Italian, I found an early design for [...]

Pumpkin Pie with Rossi Anastopoulo

2022-11-11T03:57:18+00:00November 11th, 2022|

Is it Thanksgiving if there's no pumpkin pie?Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes  •  Google Podcasts  •  Stitcher •  Spotify  •  RadioPublic  •  TuneIn •  Libsyn Rossi IG Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies Check out all our episodes so far here or at smartmouthpodcast.com. If you like, [...]

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