The Mildly Alarming Podcast

55 | Serious Men

Episode Summary

Imagine your hosts, standing on a subway platform. Tom extends a hand to Johannes, who turns away. "No," he says. "You have written the bad story." Tom drops his hand. "But I thought it was the good story," he says. "And also we agree that board games are arts." Johannes turns away from the platform. "Go to your faraway place," he says. "Games are arts, but you have made me sad." I should mention that all of this was translated from The Mildly Alarming Anime. That probably would have made it make more sense. Anyway, it's all about games as art and asymmetric player powers this week. Plus an ad for (against?) vaccines, a Mildly Alarming Theater, and a note for new readers.

Episode Notes

Imagine your hosts, standing on a subway platform. Tom extends a hand to Johannes, who turns away. "No," he says. "You have written the bad story." Tom drops his hand. "But I thought it was the good story," he says. "And also we agree that board games are arts." Johannes turns away from the platform. "Go to your faraway place," he says. "Games are arts, but you have made me sad."

I should mention that all of this was translated from The Mildly Alarming Anime. That probably would have made it make more sense. Anyway, it's all about games as art and asymmetric player powers this week. Plus an ad for (against?) vaccines, a Mildly Alarming Theater, and a note for new readers.

Intro gag: Comin’ to ya live from inside my bedroom closet, I’m Johannes Stauffer and with me as always is some sort of weird dog out there please send help, and this is the Mildly Alarming Podcast. Episode Tenty-ten: Beeman! Champion of Heroics!

##Segment 1: Variable Player Powers and Asymmetric Games

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Chess 2: The Sequel

To the Moons

That Dragon Cancer

Episode Sponsor: Vaccines PSA

##Segment 2: Mildly Alarming Theater - Clown College

Outro Gag: An Introduction for New Readers