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Now displaying: January, 2016

Smash Fiction is a debate-style comedy podcast in which a rotating cast of nerds argue on behalf of their chosen fictional characters. Only one can win!

Jan 31, 2016

Oh, those wacky superheroes and their misunderstandings. Answering a call for help to deal with the escaped Venom symbiote, two of the multiverse's deadliest cosplayers -- Detective Sara Pezzini, aka Witchblade, and Ryuko Matoi of the anime Kill La Kill -- run into one another while on the hunt, and naturally assume that the obviously superpowered costume of the other is the symbiote wrapped around its villanous host. Fighting and argumentative hijinks ensue, along with near-nudity, unrealistic body types, and heaping spoonfuls of total nonsense. Which completely ridiculous character who can kill everything and never die will prevail?

Jan 24, 2016

Thanks to the inexplicable but still totally fiendish machinations of certain Marvel Comics villains (you'll never guess who), District 12's celebrity star of the deadly Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, and the bastard-born Lord Commander of the Night's Watch of Westeros, Jon Snow, have found themselves trapped together in the anachronistic Antarctic tropical paradise known as the Savage Land! Which survivalist teen fantasy hero can defeat dinosaurs, mutants, the elements, and the other competitor (if necessary) to escape? What epic bromance awaits Jon somewhere in the heart of the jungle for which he's admittedly overdressed? Can Katniss actually shoot an arrow through Iron Man's armor? And what madness awaits in the latest Liz Logan Lightning Round?

Jan 17, 2016

It's an environmentalist battle of the four (Five? Four and a half?) elements as Gaia's pun-slinging, green-mulleted global defender, Captain Planet, clashes with the fun-loving, arrow-tattooed Last Airbender himself, Aang (because apparently Colin thinks it's Earth Day). Insults are hurled like trees in a hurricane, specious claims are made like a climate change denier on speed, and of course, it's all just a big misunderstanding. Featuring special guest host Tim Mulkerin, as well as an unexpected final segment that rapidly descents into utter madness. You know, as usual.

Jan 12, 2016

We must be doing the Time Warp again, or maybe Twilight was all just a dream, because Bella Swan never made it to Forks, WA, after all. Stranded in the middle of nowhere on the rainy night, she suddenly finds herself the object of desire for two of fiction's most persuasive, seductive, and flamboyant charmers! Will Bella be swayed by Jareth, the Goblin King, his wish-granting abilities, and his "rufie peaches?" Or will she remain within Frank's castle of unearthly (and also totally earthly) delights? Thanks to Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com) for his songs "Black Vortex" and "Porch Swing Days," which can be heard during the first-ever musical round! And of course, this episode of Smash Fiction is dedicated to the memory of the late, great, unquestionably unique, and always inspirational, David Bowie. You will be missed.

Jan 4, 2016

It's time for the first official episode of Extraordinary League, the actual-play RPG podcast featuring the co-hosts of Smash Fiction! Mordin Solus, Dante Sparda, Sterling Archer, and Stitch find themselves thrown into unexpected partnership after being captured by a mysterious group of magical cyborg aliens (or something). Will our heroes be able to escape their kidnappers and figure out where they are -- and why? Will Archer be able to stop bickering with the other characters long enough to do something useful? Will everyone remember the rules of the Marvel Superhero RPG from the 1980s? The answers to these questions, and many more you never thought you'd ask, can be found within! It's League time!

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