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Lagoon in 30 Minutes or Less

Smart Mouth | May 24, 2019
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An early Super NES title, Lagoon is a Zelda-ish adventure that is today most remembered for its soundtrack. But here’s the thing: That music was initially composed for the game’s first incarnation on the Sharp X68000, which is both maybe the best version of its music and also a version […]

Rice with Sheldon Simeon

Smart Mouth | May 22, 2019
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Hawaii’s rice culture – and its rice crops – with Sheldon Simeon. Plus life after Top Chef, retirement dreams, and letting go of a certain colonial myth. Need more about Hawaiian food? Here you go: Smartmouthpodcast – Hawaiian-food-with-sarah-kuhn Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ Please subscribe to (and rate & […]

Winners Don’t Use Drugs

Singing Mountain | May 20, 2019
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Back before mainstream pop started sampling video game music willy-nilly, The Pixies went a step further and wholesale covered a VGM composition: the theme from NARC, a 1988 arcade game. This says as much about The Pixies as it does Brian Schmidt’s great soundtrack for this game, and in the […]

Blanche’s Homo Brother Wants to Get Gay Married

Gayest Episode Ever | May 21, 2019
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“Sister of the Bride” (January 21, 1991) The Clayton Hollingsworth story comes to an end with an episode about same-sex marriage before even the term “commitment ceremony” came into the popular lexicon. Tony Rodriguez joins us to discuss the ways that this episode shows how The Golden Girls was ahead […]

A Different Kind of Desert

Singing Mountain | May 16, 2019
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Not every desert sounds the same. The sitar and tabla are Indian instruments that, in video game music, are almost always used to signify the desert. Not every composer buys into this trend, however, and this episode focuses on desert themes that suggest a different kind of adventure. Track listing: […]

Boston Favorites with Barbara Lynch

Smart Mouth | May 15, 2019
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The importance of both home ec and Howard Johnson’s mac and cheese; plus, how to eat a lobster with Boston chef Barbara Lynch, who explains what a “frappe” is. And that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong. Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ Please subscribe to (and rate & review) […]

The Cartoons That Made Us Gay

Gayest Episode Ever | May 14, 2019
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Warning! Warning! You are encountering an atypical installment of this podcast. Instead of the discussion of sitcoms, this one concerns the discussion of 1980s cartoons — and with none other than leading ’80s cartoon authority and Netflix director of original series Ted Biaselli! Animated conversation includes but is not limited […]

Arc the Lad Battle Music in 30 Minutes or Less

Singing Mountain | May 10, 2019
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A big hit in Japan during the PlayStation’s early days, the Arc the Lad series hasn’t endured quite as well as other JPRGs. However, the soundtrack to the first three games — masterminded by Masahiro Andoh — has a style all its own. In fact, these games’ battle themes sound […]

Burritos with Frank Shyong

Smart Mouth | May 8, 2019
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What is your ideal burrito? LA Times columnist Frank Shyong on racism in baseball, “taco” vs “burrito,” and growing up in Tennessee and learning about your city after you leave. This episode is mostly a philosophical discussion: can we really define food items? Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ […]


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