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The Retro Sounds of Super Mario Maker 2

Singing Mountain | July 18, 2019
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One of the not-so-obvious functions of the Mario Maker games is as history archive for the Super Mario series. The newly released Super Mario Maker 2 boasts a whole lot of music, much of which looks to the past for inspiration. This episode looks how the composers used music to […]

Replay: Cuban Sandwiches with Adam Lustick & Billy Scafuri

Singing Mountain | July 17, 2019
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BLATs and meat smashes with Billy Scafuri and Adam Lustick, the two hosts of the No Joke podcast. Plus the Junior League and pirate culture. Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ Please subscribe to (and rate & review) this podcast in iTunes or the Podcasts app so you never […]

Frasier Has a Gay Dream

Gayest Episode Ever | July 16, 2019
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“The Impossible Dream” (October 15, 1996) The finale to the second season of GEE begins how the first one began: with Frasier. Two years after the episode that said, “No, Frasier isn’t gay,” the show backed up a little and asked “But what would you say if he was maybe?” […]

What Does America Sound Like?

Singing Mountain | July 11, 2019
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Video games allow American gamers to see depictions of America that don’t always line up with how they might see themselves. But how do VGM composers shorthand the U.S.A.? I listened to some of the more notable examples of themes for American characters in games around the Street Fighter II […]

Replay: Sukiyaki with Niki Nakayama

Smart Mouth | July 10, 2019
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The culinary consultant for Always Be My Maybe, Niki Nakayama is the chef at n/naka, one of the hardest restaurants to get a table at in the country right now. She tells us why, in the kitchen, practice precedes intuition; how Japanese hospitality is reciprocal; and what that that song […]

Everyone Thinks Chandler Is Gay

Gayest Episode Ever | July 9, 2019
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“The One Where Nana Dies Twice” (November 10, 1994): Hey, have you heard about this show called Friends that’s about people who are friends? Emelie Burnette returns to talk about how the first gayish outing of this landmark sitcom gets some things right, some things wrong. We don’t settle the […]

The Living Single Girls Throw a Lesbian Bridal Shower

Gayest Episode Ever | July 2, 2019
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“Woman to Woman” (March 21, 1996): Don’t think of it as another Golden Girls or Designing Women, because Living Single is actually the show that originated the model for Friends. Yeah, Friends is just an all-white Living Single, and this episode proves how the original can handle a coming out […]

Will and Jack Kiss on Live TV

Gayest Episode Ever | June 25, 2019
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“Acting Out” (February 22, 2000) In this episode, Drew tries really hard not to not trample your warm, fuzzy feelings about Will & Grace. But even if you don’t think this show lands its jokes often enough, you can’t argue that it did a lot to increase the visibility of […]

Monster World IV in 30 Minutes

Singing Mountain | June 21, 2019
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So there is the Wonder Boy series, the Adventure Island series and finally the Monster World series, which are all related but separate. But in 1994, Sega released Monster Hunter IV for the Mega Drive, and while it didn’t make it out of Japan for a very long time, it […]


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