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Podcast: From Bowser to GLADOS – video game villains

If there’s a hero, then there’s a villain. Join Mat and Dana as they discuss one of the greatest driving forces in any gamer’s quest: taking down the big bad final boss, from Bowser and Ganon to Andrew Ryan and GLADOS. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends what to read this week

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald acolytes Sararosa Davies and Emerson Malone discuss the best articles they’ve read in the past week. Here are the stories mentioned in this episode: You’re Not Alone: A Community Of Musicians And Fans Bonded By Mental Disorders by Tatiana Tenreyro (Uproxx) …

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Podcast: Crowd funded video games

Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the growing trend of crowd funded video games, as well as the hit-or-miss titles that have come out of the emerging business model. From “Undertale” to “The Mighty No. 9,” here’s how indie developers make it big and how industry veterans find a way …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Dr. Michael Haley

Spotlight on Science is a new series from the Emerald Podcast Network in which we bring in some of the members of the University of Oregon science community to explain what their research is in simple language we can all understand. In this episode, Franklin Lewis speaks with Dr. Michael …

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Podcast: A discussion on ‘The Red Turtle’

News reporter Will Campbell and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the animated film “The Red Turtle” (2016) in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. The movie, which has no dialogue, follows a man deserted on an island with nothing but crabs, fish and turtles for friends. “The Red Turtle” …

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Podcast: How the smartphone stole flash games’ thunder

In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss how flash game culture contributed to the development of mobile phone gaming. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy’

Arts & Culture Editor Craig Wright joins arts writers Sararosa Davies and Dana Alston to discuss Father John Misty’s self-indulgent 75-minute folk-rock record “Pure Comedy.”

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Podcast: Winter term news wrap-up

The biggest University of Oregon news stories from winter 2017 term are unearthed and recapitulated by senior news reporter Max Thornberry in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. These stories include: why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech ended early; the tuition increase affecting all students starting fall 2017; UO student dining …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs for your spring break

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone and arts and culture writer Sararosa Davies dish out their recommendations for what tunes to play this spring break. Here are the songs you’ll hear in this episode: “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell “Something for your M.I.N.D.” …

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Podcast: Mat and Dana discuss ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, arts and culture reporters Mathew Brock and Dana Alston discuss the newest installment from the Zelda series: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” This episode was produced by Emerson Malone.

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Podcast: Weekly wrap-up: Tuition spikes, GPA inflation and our interview with Mike Watt

In this weekly wrap-up, Associate News Editor Max Thornberry explains why everyone will be paying so much to attend the University of Oregon next year and talks about Will Campbell’s exploration of inflated grades. Test out the Emerald Grade Tracker here. Arts and Culture Editor Craig Wright recaps his interview …

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Podcast: Stacy Versus ‘Arrival’

Quick: go look up the Sanskrit word for “war” and its translation, then listen to the third episode of Stacy Versus! In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, it’s Stacy Versus “Arrival,” the 2016 film from director Denis Villeneuve. Emerald illustrator and designer Stacy Yurishcheva sits down with Emerald …

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Podcast: Stacy Versus ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, it’s the second episode of Stacy Versus. This time, it’s Stacy Versus “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Emerald illustrator and designer Stacy Yurishcheva sits down with Emerald podcast producer Emerson Malone to discuss the Harry Potter franchise, how the 2016 …

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Podcast: Goodbye Club Penguin and how MMO games die

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the shutdown of the popular social MMO Club Penguin and the lifecycle of MMO games in general, particularly how they die out and why it hits so hard. You can read more about Club Penguin’s shutdown here. …

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Podcast: A Very Formal Discussion about Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Emerald writers Sararosa Davies, editor Carleigh Oeth and podcast producer Emerson Malone discuss the new Netflix series adaptation, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Spoilers for all episodes, as well as the books, ahead! This episode was produced by Emerson Malone.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs for the rain

In this episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone and music writer Sararosa Davies share the songs that they turn to when the rain won’t stop pouring. With everything from Ann Peebles to Vampire Weekend to Chopin, this podcast explores music that can help …

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Podcast: What should we make of the Nintendo Switch (part 2)

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht return to discuss the latest information on the Nintendo Switch gaming console straight from this year’s Nintendo Direct virtual conference Check out their initial discussion on the switch here. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends the songs that defined 2016

In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, arts and culture editor Craig Wright, music writer Sararosa Davies and Emerald associate podcast editor Emerson Malone join forces and share some of the songs that defined 2016 for them. This episode was produced by Emerson Malone. Our theme music was written by Evan …

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Podcast: Stacy Versus Star Wars

In the last month, Emerald illustrator Stacy Yurishcheva just watched the original Star Wars trilogy, plus The Phantom Menace and The Force Awakens, all for the very first time. In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald illustrator Stacy Yurishcheva sits down with Emerald podcast producer Emerson Malone to discuss the franchise, …

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Podcast: What should we make of the Nintendo Switch?

In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, writers Eric Schucht and Mathew Brock discuss the forthcoming gaming system Nintendo Switch. Listen to the episode below. Subscribe to Emerald podcasts on iTunes here.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs to help you process the election results

Note: There is explicit language in this podcast and post. In honor of the 2016 election results, this installment of Emerald Recommends looks to songs about rage and politics. Emerald staffers Craig Wright, Sararosa Davies and Emerson Malone discuss the response on campus and the difference between hope and rage in music, from …

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Podcast: Why video game adaptations don’t always work

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, writers Dana Alston and Mathew Brock discuss Warcraft, the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed adaptation, and consider why film adaptations of video games don’t always make a lot of sense. Subscribe to Emerald podcasts on iTunes or listen to the podcast below:

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Podcast: Pokémon Sun and Moon

  Emerald arts and culture associate editor Mat Brock and videographer Eric Schucht share their thoughts on the upcoming Pokémon game, “Pokémon Sun and Moon.”

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends classic horror films

In this episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald writers Dana Alston and Patience Greene join editors Craig Wright and Emerson Malone to celebrate the Halloween season by discussing their favorite horror films. Highlights include Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), Danny Boyle’s 28 Days …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends Music To Study By

In this episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network, Frankie Kerner and Nathan Stevens join Emerald staff Sararosa Davies and Emerson Malone to discuss the best songs to study to during midterm week. Listen to the podcast and check out the Spotify playlist below. Featured songs include: “Angelina” …

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This Oregon Life: Exploring the world of imaginary friends

  In the term’s first episode of This Oregon Life, co-hosts Franziska Monahan and Emerson Malone investigate the world of imaginary companions and the children who create them. This episode will also be broadcast on KWVA tonight (Thursday, Oct. 13) at 7:30. Tune in to 88.1 FM to listen.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Electronic Entertainment Expo preview

Chris and Matthew stall from their Dead Week responsibilities to gaze into the future. Peek at their previews for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Console leaks and PAC 12 recognizing eSports

In this week’s Gaming Week in Review Podcast, Christopher Berg and Mathew Brock discuss recent leaks concerning Microsoft’s plans for the new Xbox One model. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of PAC 12 including eSports in the future.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – The Future of Shooters

In the first podcast edition of the Gaming Week in Review, Daily Emerald A&C writers Matthew Brock and Chris Berg come together to discuss the beta of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter, Overwatch. They also touch on two other upcoming gun fiestas, from opposite ends of history – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare …

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Podcast: The folky camp of Lumineers’ album Cleopatra and remembering Prince

Emerald writers Emerson Malone, Craig Wright, Daniel Bromfield and guest contributor Alec Topkis review The Lumineers’ latest album Cleopatra and reflect on the life and career of legendary music icon Prince.

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