Western Reaches #23

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we talk about China Miéville, science fiction books, co-operative games and violence in games, with our main topic focusing on Giant Squid’s first game, Abzû
 
Games: 
  • Neighbor (Triennale Game Collection)
  • Zero Time Dilemma
  • Banner Saga 2
  • We Were Here
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Abzû
Books: 
  • Looking for Jake – China Miéville
  • Kaddish – Leon Wieseltier
  • Universal Harvester – John Darnielle
  • Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
  • Altered Carbon – Richard K. Morgan
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #22

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode is all about books (and a little bit about games)! We talk some sci-fi, some literary fiction, Titanfall 2, Hyper Light Drifter, and round it all out with our main topic of the Sheri S. Tepper novel, Grass.
 
Games: 
  • Titanfall 2
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Party Hard
  • Monaco
Books: 
  • Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
  • Before the Feast – Saša Stanišić
  • Good Morning, Midnight – Lily Brooks-Dalton
  • Grass – Sheri S. Tepper
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #21

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we bring back the two Mikes—Audette and Templeton—to discuss Pokemon Sun and Moon now that we’ve all finished the game. We also talk some books, comics, upcoming games, and the Nintendo Switch
 
Games: 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (HYPE)
  • Scarif DLC, Battlefront
  • Zero Time Dilemma
  • World of Warcraft
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon
Books: 
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories – Octavia E. Butler
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe – Kij Johnson
  • The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick
  • Rogue One Novelization – Alex Freed
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Love is Love
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #20

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we talk Star Wars novels, robots, Titanfall 2 and mobile games, with our main topic discussing Rogue One and whether or not it’s the Halo: Reach of Star Wars.
 
Games: 
  • Titanfall 2
  • Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
  • Indefinite
  • Mini Metro
Books: 
  • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places – Colin Dickey
  • The Three-Body Problem – Liu Cixin
  • Singer from the Sea – Sheri S. Tepper
  • Rogue One – Alex Freed
  • Catalyst – James Luceno
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
  • Barren Cove – Ariel Winter
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #19

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we congratulate Megan on finishing her 100 book challenge, talk a little about books including The Obelisk Gate, Destiny and artsy indie games, and have a special guest, Justine Colla, on to speak about virtual reality, A Township Tale, and building safe spaces in VR.
 
Games: 
  • Destiny: The Dawning
  • Bound
  • t- e ni hтm-are of·`a c ty
  • A Township Tale
Books: 
  • Halo: Smoke & Shadow
  • On A Red Station, Drifting – Aliette de Bodard
  • Catalyst – James Luceno
  • The Obelisk Gate – N. K. Jemisin
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #18

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we have two very special Mike guests on to discuss Pokemon Sun and Moon, Mike Audette and Mike Templeton! We also discuss books, games, and a little bit of Star Wars.
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #17

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we discuss a handful of books and a lot of games, including Dishonoured and what Saf played at PAX Aus, with our main topic also focusing on a game: Mass Effect Andromeda.
 
Games: 
  • Dishonored/Dishonored 2
  • Abi
  • The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti
  • The Beginner’s Guide
VR Games: 
  • Kept
  • A Township Tale
  • The American Dream
  • Earthlight
  • Genesis
  • Symphony of the Machine
Books: 
  • Good Morning, Midnight – Lily Brooks-Dalton
  • Dark Orbit – Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe – Kij Johnson
  • The Offworld Colelction – Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson
  • Catalyst – James Luceno
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #16

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we talk books like The Fifth Season and Hag-Seed, discuss games like Virginia and Dishonored, touch on fanfiction, and VR. Our main discussion this week is the new season of Star Wars Rebels!
 
Games: 
  • Virginia
  • Dishonored
Books: 
  • The Fifth Season
  • Hag-Seed
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #15

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This episode we talk about books using different perspectives, scary video games, the Rogue One trailer, and our (accidental) main topic, the Ahsoka novel.
 
Games: 
  • The Banner Saga
  • The Last of Us
  • Silent Hill 3
Books: 
  • Cloudbound – Fran Wilde
  • The Last Days of New Paris – China Mieville
  • The Silent History – Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett, Matthew Derby
  • Mendocino Fire – Elizabeth Tallent
  • Ahsoka – E.K. Johnston
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #14

western reaches header

Play
 Download

This week we finally got our Destiny episode with special guest Tom! We talk about Life is Strange, Halo, and a mishmash of sci-fi books, with our big topic of Destiny and its new expansion, Rise of Iron.
 
Games: 
  • Life is Strange
  • Batman the Telltale Series 
Books: 
  • Halo: Fractures
  • Speak – Louisa Hall
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
  • Radiance – Catherynne M. Valente
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!