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May 4, 2022

Charley and Ella are joined by podcast editor (and editor of this very episode!) Elizabeth Nordenholt to discuss "The Last Mabelcorn." We talk about the episode's unique production process, the big lore drops within, and why Celestabellebethabelle the unicorn is such a jerk.

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Apr 27, 2022

Charley and Ella are joined by singer/songwriter/ukulelist Molly Lewis to watch "The Stanchurian Candidate" and travel back to the halcyon days of 2015, when a grifter running for office was funny. We discuss the personal impact of Molly's work, the episode's political satire intersecting with reality, and the epic...


Apr 20, 2022

Charley and Ella are joined by Tony Goldmark and David Ganssle of Escape from Vault Disney to mostly discuss "Weird Al" Yankovic and sort-of discuss the Gravity Falls episode "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons." We also talk our experiences with tabletop RPGs, Stanford's effect on the family dynamic, and the...


Apr 13, 2022

Charley and Ella discuss "A Tale of Two Stans" with voice actor and founder of the biggest Gravity Falls Facebook fan page "Yeah, Gravity Falls," GhostAnjo! We talk about the author of the journals' voice actor, Grunkle Stan's backstory, and the many lore drops in this episode.

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Apr 6, 2022

Charley and Ella are joined by Bill Cipher aficionado Sara to discuss the in-character Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) event Bill hosted in April 2015. We put on our tinfoil hats to talk about the secrets revealed and speculation sparked by Bill's Q&A, as well as Bill's characterization and where the fandom diverges from...