The Untenable Podcast, Episode 124: The Planet Redshirt

The one with nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay dance around topics in an effort to ignore the elephant in the room, and visit thoughts about Zelda, Prey, Persona 4, and Mass Effect: Andromeda; they also talk Alien: Covenant.

Intro song: “Run” Foo Fighters  Outro song: “Slave to Love” Bryan Ferry



The Untenable Podcast, Episode 120: My Heart Will Go On to Krispy Kreme

The one with the Gremlin theft.

In this week’s episode, Mike phones it in after the theft of his recording microphone headset, and Jay questions the draw to nostalgic elements in Power Rangers, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Titanic, and other media; Mike also ruminates on Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Intro song: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Meets Metal” Jonathon Young and Anthony Vincent  

Outro song: “My Heart Will Go On”  Mykal Kilgore (Postmodern Jukebox)


The Untenable Podcast, Episode 118: The Over-correctioning

The one with the cultural appropriation.
In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay talk about cultural expectations and the land o’ Links.

Intro song: “Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga” Michael Abels  Outro song: “Zelda Symphonic Medley” Zelda 25th Anniversary OST


31 Days of Our Favorite Horror Movies, Day 11


Pet Semetary  (1989, dir. Mary Lambert)

by Mike

The tag “sometimes dead is better” works for me in this movie because I’d much rather deal with any of the dead characters than Zelda.  It’s just a quick flashback but something about that character’s look and sound has always stuck with me.  The rest of the movie though is about dealing with the loss of loved ones and what you would do to change that.

When a family loses a young child in a horrible accident a kindly neighbor tells the child’s father about  a burial ground not far from where they live, a place with unnatural power.  The neighbor tells a story about another family who lost a child and how a parent buried their son there only to see him come back.  The problem was that he came back different, different in that he was a maniac and wound up killing his parent as his house burnt around him.

Despite this warning the lead goes ahead and takes his son in the hopes that he will return to him.  Needless to say things go wrong and we get treated to a whole new definition of the terrible twos for a toddler.