Marsh, Alex, Chris, both Toms and (occasionally Pip) assemble for the dawn of the podcast’s third century. Featuring Outer Worlds, more Disco Elysium, Radio Commander, Teamfight Tactics and more.

Plus: the rise of Norman Buffus, British Public Transport Elysium, an extremely long conversation about pants, books, the cursed Beeb, and some vital Tom Francis news.

Does nobody else have a house hat?

  • Hideo Kojima’s best friend Conan O’Brien is here, and you’re an otter now.
  • Alex’s BBC Radio 4 bit can be listened to here, starting at around 28:20. Here is the studio, laden with Objects of Power.
  • Tom S delivers his most medium take yet on The Outer Worlds.
  • We’re all still having them big thoughts about Disco Elysium.
  • Alex has been dabbling with Radio Commander.
  • Pip looks ahead with trepidation to Teamfight Tactics’ Rise of the Elements update.
  • Favourite books!
    • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
    • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
    • Dune by Frank Herbert
    • Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
    • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison

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Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.