Join host David Robertson, Josh Kyu Saiewitz, and Sam Kenkel as they discuss pop culture from inside the belly of the beast. New episodes drop every two weeks, so check back for the latest and greatest conversations ever recorded in the thoracic cavity of a monster from beyond time and space.

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Episodes:

Fillory Edition – S02E13 – We Have Brought You Little Cakes

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss the Season 2 finale of The Magicians, Episode 13, “We Have Brought You Little Cakes.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E12 – Ramifications

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 12 of The Magicians, “Ramifications.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E11 – The Rattening

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 11 of The Magicians, “The Rattening.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E10 – The Girl Who Told Time

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 10 of The Magicians, “The Girl Who Told Time.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E09 – Lesser Evils

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 9 of The Magicians, “Lesser Evils.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E07 – Plan B (&) S02E08 – Word is Bond

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they catch up in a double-stuffed discussion of Season 2, Episode 7 of The Magicians, “Plan B,” and Season 2, Episode 8 of The Magicians, “Word is Bond.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E06 – The Cock Barrens

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 6 of The Magicians, “The Cock Barrens.”

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Episode 025 – Oscars Race 2017 – #OscarsSoDone

  • In this episode, guest host Kyu and David give their final thoughts on the 2017 Oscars, including the show, Kimmel’s hosting, the biggest non-Best Picture surprises, and Oscars diversity.

Fillory Edition – S02E05 – Cheat Day

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 5 of The Magicians, “Cheat Day.”

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Episode 024 – Oscars Race 2017 – Congrats to La La–uh, Moonlight

  • In this “emergency” episode, David, Kyu, and Sam discuss the 2017 Oscars Best Picture snafu just one hour after it happened.

Episode 023 – Oscars Race 2017 – Final Predictions

  • In this episode, guest host Kyu and David give their final predictions for the 2017 Oscars. Fill out your ballots for tonight’s show!

Fillory Edition – S02E04 – The Flying Forest

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 4 of The Magicians, “The Flying Forest.”

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Episode 022 – Oscars Race 2017 – All Aboard the La La Land Train

  • In this episode, guest host Kyu and David talk about the current state of the 2017 Oscars race and dig deep into this year’s technical awards.

Fillory Edition – S02E03 – Divine Elimination

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 3 of The Magicians, “Divine Elimination.”

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Fillory Edition – S02E02 – Hotel Spa Potions

  • This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 2 of The Magicians, “Hotel Spa Potions.”

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Episode 021 – Best of 2016 Movies and TV

  • In this episode, David, Sam, and Kyu discuss the best, worst, most surprising, and secretly awesome movies, television, and anime of 2016.

Fillory Edition – S02E01 – Knight of Crowns

  • Welcome to our new podcast series, Life in the Kraken: Fillory Edition! In this series, we’ll be exclusively talking about Season 2 of Syfy’s The Magicians week to week. This week, join host David and Kyu as they discuss Season 2, Episode 1, “Knight of Crowns.”

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Episode 020 – West Coast Edition – I’ll Probably Never Finish It

  •  In this episode, David and special West Coast Edition guests Matt Morris and Bryant Cannon (@LaserCannon) discuss the very best in 2016 video games and animated movies.

Episode 019 – Oscars Race 2017 – I Always Forget to Thank Final Draft

  • In this episode, guest host Kyu and David talk about the current state of the 2017 Oscars race and how they’d change this year’s show.

Episode 018 – Contact (By a Better Director)

  • In this episode, David, Sam, and Kyu discuss the mind-bending alien movie Arrival, three sci-fi comics (Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, Brian K. Vaughn’s The Private Eye, and Warren Ellis’ Planetary), and Kyu nominates FX’s Fargo as the greatest show currently on television.

Episode 017 – Bad Guys and Nice Guys

  • In this episode, David and Kyu discuss the sad state of modern movie villains, noir comedy The Nice Guys, the AFI Film Fest in Los Angeles, and what movies they’re looking forward to in the rest of 2016.

Episode 016 – It’s All Very Strange (No Pun Intended)

  • The gang return after a long hiatus to discuss Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the small but exciting world of Lovecraftian board games by Fantasy Flight, and everybody’s favorite anime segment, Nothing But Trash.

Episode 015 – Two Interesting Movies and a Joker Music Video

  • This week, the gang talks DC’s latest movie Suicide Squad, then Kyu nominates HBO’s Last Week Tonight for best show on television.

Episode 014 – Truth is Stranger Than Thing Monsters

  • This week, the gang discuss Netflix’s 80s-inspired sci-fi drama Stranger Things, as well as some 80s movies you may not have seen.

Episode 013 – A Slightly Different Version of the Same Idea

  • In today’s episode, the gang talks some of this summer’s many movie sequels: The Conjuring 2, Finding DoryNow You See Me 2, and bonus film Star Trek Beyond. Plus, we discuss the hit party game Codenames, David nominates You’re the Worst for best show currently on television, and everyone enjoys another round of Nothing But Trash.

Episode 012 – Takashi Miike’s Pixar Film

  • This week, the gang discuss which film directors should tackle what new genres. Sam nominates It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as the greatest show currently on television, and then there’s a Lightning Round.

Westeros Edition – Season 6 – Outro

  • This week, join David, Kyu, Sam, and special guest Matt Morris for the final episode in this series, as they discuss Season Six as a whole and what they hope to see next year on Game of Thrones. Thanks for listening!

Westeros Edition – S06E10 – The Winds of Winter

  • This week, join David, Kyu, Sam, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.”

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Episode 011 – One Incomprehensible But Shocking Moment After Another

  • David and Kyu discuss AMC’s new show Preacher, based on the Garth Ennis comic of the same name. Kyu nominates FX’s Louie as the greatest show currently on television, the guys talk about the current state of HBO, and there’s just time for a quick Lightning Round.

Westeros Edition – S06E09 – Battle of the Bastards

  • This week, join host David, Kyu, Sam, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards.” Also, stay tuned for this week’s special tag, where the Game of Thrones Comedy Power Hour Players perform their new skit, “Jon Snow Rallies The Troops.”

Westeros Edition – S06E08 – No One

  • This week, join David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 8, “No One.”

Episode 010.5 – The World’s Greatest Schoolhouse Rock! Episode

  • David and Kyu talk about the now Tony Award-winning smash Broadway hit, Hamilton. Then they introduce a new segment, the Lightning Round, where random pop culture questions fly fast and furious.

Episode 010 – Time Travel Movies Have Not Yet Been Invented

  • David, Kyu, and Sam discuss their favorite time travel movies (PrimerLooper, and The Terminator Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey), then the CCG-simulator board game Millennium Blades. Kyu nominates FX’s Archer as the best TV show currently airing, plus, another round of everybody’s favorite segment, “Nothing But Trash.” NOTE: reports of this podcast episode’s existence have been greatly exaggerated. There is no Episode 010. You heard nothing.

Westeros Edition – S06E07 – The Broken Man

  • This week, join David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7, “The Broken Man.”

Westeros Edition – S06E06 – Blood of My Blood

  • This week, join David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6, “Blood of My Blood.”

Episode 009 – Pandemic Legacy: Martleby’s Redemption

  • David, Kyu, and special guests Matt Morris and Bryant Cannon discuss Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau’s hit board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1.

Westeros Edition – S06E05 – The Door

  • This week, join David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5, “The Door.” Also, stay tuned for this week’s special tag, where the Game of Thrones Comedy Power Hour Players perform their new skit, “Who’s On Throne?”

Westeros Edition – S06E04 – Book of the Stranger

  • This week, join host David, Kyu, and special guests Matt Morris and Bryant Cannon as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4, “Book of the Stranger.”

Episode 008 – One Two Three Four I Declare Civil War

  • David, Kyu, and special guest Bryant Cannon (@lasercannon) talk about Bryant’s new video game, Oxenfree, and Marvel’s latest film, Captain America: Civil War.

Westeros Edition – S06E03 – Oathbreaker

  • This week, join host David, Kyu, Sam, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3, “Oathbreaker.”

Westeros Edition – S06E02 – Home

  • This week, join host David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2, “Home.”

Episode 007 – The De-Nerdification of Magic

  • In Episodic 007, David and Kyu discuss Syfy’s recently concluded first season of The Magicians, as well as the much better trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman upon which it is based. Then with the help of special surprise guest Matt Morris, they take another spin at current anime with Nothing But Trash.

Westeros Edition – S06E01 – The Red Woman

  • This week, join David, Kyu, and special guest Matt Morris as they discuss Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 1, “The Red Woman.”

Westeros Edition – Introduction

  • Welcome to our new podcast series, Life in the Kraken: Westeros Edition! In this series, we’ll be exclusively talking about Season 6 of Game of Thrones week to week. For today’s intro, join David and Kyu as they discuss their history with the show, how they feel about it so far, and what they’re hoping to see in Season 6.

Episode 006 – Welcome to the Impossible Monster Force

  • In Episodic 006, it’s a mash! A monster mash! It’s a graveyard, etc. The point is, we’re talking both Universal’s upcoming attempt at a Marvel-esque shared universe of classic monster movie reboots and the much more actual tangible existing monster mash-up, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. In between, Sam takes us on a tour of the infamous Studio Deen and we all try to decide why it had to be snakes in the adventure board game Fortune & Glory.

Episode 005 – A Fractal Pile of Bullshit

  • In this special super hero-themed episode, the gang discusses Zack Snyder’s recent entry in the DC cinematic universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the most popular rated-R super hero film ever, Deadpool, and the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil. “What is a comic? A fractal pile of bullshit! But enough talk…”

Episode 004 – A Never-Ending Quantity of Awesome Things

  • In this episode, we extoll the virtues of Alex Hirsch’s Gravity Falls; recommend three excellent foreign films (Bela Tarr’s masterpiece The Werckmeister Harmonies, the animated Kizumonogatari, and the Oscar-nominated Turkish film Mustang); are intrigued by the brutal difficulty of the Shadowrun: Crossfire deckbuilding board game; and bring another trash-filled installment of our anime segment, “Nothing But Trash.”

Episode 003 – If You Can’t Do The Time Story…

  • This week we’re talking Netflix’s Making a Murderer and its true crime brethren. Plus, the hit new board game Time Stories, Sam nominates Rick & Morty for best current TV show, and in a brand new segment we ask the question, “Anime. Is it nothing but trash?”

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Episode 002 – Imperator Furiosa Will Deliver Us

  • The gang discuss three Best Picture nominees (The RevenantSpotlight, and Mad Max: Fury Road), overview the current anime season, and evaluate Kyu’s nomination of The Americans for the best current TV show.

Episode 001 – Origin Stories

  • In this Episode 001, the gang get in depth on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Netflix’s Jessica Jones, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and USA’s Mr. Robot.

Episode 000 – Best of 2015 Movies & TV

  • In this preview of the new Life in the Kraken podcast, the gang talk about their favorite movie moments and most interesting TV trends from 2015. Enjoy!

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