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Oct 13, 2021

Charley and Ella have a very standard, non-freaky discussion of "Carpet Diem," the way it enhances the typical body swap story, and Dipper's very lacking social life. PLUS: a shocking event that changes the Gravity Falls fandom forever!

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Oct 6, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by fellow Pipedream podcaster Michael William Hunter (co-host of Come On Fhqwhpods) to discuss "The Deep End." We talk Matt Chapman's most prominent role yet, the way this episode gives every Pines family member something to do, and a particularly puzzling fan theory.

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Sep 29, 2021

Charley and Ella take a look at the anthology of stories in "Bottomless Pit!", discussing the production history behind the episode's structure and what the show gets to explore in three short segments. Ella also gets really mad about spaghetti.

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Sep 22, 2021

Rise and grind, girlbosses! Charley and Ella discuss "Boss Mabel," Gravity Falls' return from its first big hiatus. We talk about its sitcom-esque vibes, how it makes up for its lack of mystery, and cultural icon Big Mouth Billy Bass.

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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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