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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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Podcast: Spoiler culture

Emerald writers Christopher Berg and Mathew Brock tackle the issue of spoiler culture in cinema and video games.  

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Podcast: Is Weezer still cool?

Emerald writers Emerson Malone and Craig Wright and special guest Nick Miller return to the ever-pressing question, ‘Is Weezer still cool?’ and share their thoughts on the band’s newest release, the White Album.

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Podcast: Jamie and Meerah pick songs about spring, ep. 4

In this episode of Jamie Perry and Meerah Powell’s as-of-yet-untitled podcast, they pick songs about springtime, blended with the melancholy of finals week, into one emotionally charged playlist. As Perry describes it, “It’s a nice balance between hopefulness and hopelessness.” Here’s the playlist. Listen to episode four below. The Bilinda …

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Podcast: Jamie and Meerah pick the tunes, ep. 3

How’s your week going? Never-ending midterms? Bottomless workload? Does everything hurt and you’re dying? Remain calm. Jamie and Meerah are back. In this third installment, Jamie and Meerah pick some favorite tunes that have been on heavy rotation as of late to help them get through the rough, glacially paced weeks …

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Podcast: Jamie and Meerah pick some of their favorite Valentine’s Day songs

With the stress of week six weighing down, Emerald staffers Jamie Perry and Meerah Powell picked their favorite love and relationship-themed songs for the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend, though don’t expect them to be heartfelt ballads. Warning: If you’re looking for a playlist to listen to while you peer into …

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Podcast: Jamie and Meerah Pick the Best Music of 2015

Listen to the first episode of Emerald staffers Jamie Perry and Meerah Powell’s biweekly music podcast below, in which Perry and Powell pick a few of their favorite tracks from 2015. “The Prick” – Dogs on Acid “Brazos River” – Lomelda “Something Soon” – Car Seat Headrest “Burn Masculinity” – …

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Podcast: The 2015 Oscar nominations are, indeed, #sowhite

The general consensus of what reigned supreme in 2015 cinema was declared on Jan. 15 with the 88th annual Academy Award nominations. That same week, a few of us at the Emerald discussed what surprises (or lack thereof) and diversity (or lack thereof) was boasted throughout the Oscar nominations. The …

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Podcast: Daniel and Craig Review the New Daniel Craig Movie: ‘Spectre’

Arts and culture editors Daniel Bromfield and Craig Wright tell you whether ‘Spectre’ is worth your time in this first installment of the Emerald podcast “Daniel and Craig Review the New Daniel Craig Movie.”






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Craig Hickman, Kid Pix creator and UO professor, changed your childhood and your college

UO digital arts professor and Kid Pix creator Craig Hickman discusses his background in computer programming, his new book “Oxide,” and how he accidentally drew the reputation of being Satan’s love child.






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