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Mar 26, 2022

Charley and Ella are joined by Gravity Falls Season 1 creative director/Mitchells vs. the Machines director Michael Rianda to talk "The Love God"! We discuss Michael's path to Gravity Falls and beyond and some infamous Disney censorship of this episode. PLUS: Our own Patron Juneau Ceres helps us crack the most complex Vigenère code yet!

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