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Sep 15, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by fan studies scholar Abby Kirby ( to go in-depth on the cultural phenomenon of the Gravity Falls fandom during the show's first big hiatus. We also take a look at the browser game "Rumble's Revenge" and the secrets it contains.

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Sep 8, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by Kyle A. Carrozza (creator of Cartoon Network's MIGHTY MAGISWORDS) to discuss "Summerween." We talk the way the episode captures the trick-or-treating experience, how it encapsulates the show's main theme, and the pathos of loser candy.

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Sep 1, 2021

Charley and Ella talk about the return of Lil' Gideon, the way this episode relates to the trans-ing of their respective genders, and (of course) the FAAAAAAAAAMILY AUTO MART!

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Aug 25, 2021

Charley and Ella discuss the evolution of video game representation in film and TV, the unreasonably stellar acting of the late Raúl Julia, and the path that led Charley to discover Gravity Falls in the first place.

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Aug 18, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by fellow Pipedream podcaster Tony Goldmark, host of Escape from Vault Disney (, to discuss "The Time Traveler's Pig."
We talk Stan's attempt at an amusement park, the confusing rules of time travel, and how much pig cannibalism is too much...