Useless Drivel – Monkey Birthiversary!

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Happy Birthiversary to us! Not only does October mark the birthday’s of both you amazingly (un)talented podcast hosts, it’s also the month in which this train wreck of a podcast production was originally founded! So, here we are, another Friday with another podcast episode, but this week it’s a little special. Join your hosts Matt and Robert as they kick off the start of the 5th year of Monkey in the Cage Productions with a brand new episode of your most semi-favorite podcast ever! Throw on the party hats and seriously… evaluate your life choices, because it’s a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Episode 76 – Heroes: Part Deux

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So, way, way, WAY back in Episode 8, we here at To-Ag Studios talked Heroes and Villains.  Seeing as the Monkeys still had their podcasting training wheels on, we approached two very broad and interesting topics with the reckless abandon of Hulk and Wolverine on a bender.  So now, 68 weeks later, we have reconvened our Monkey council in order to once again discuss the hero figure and why we love them.  Draw down your cowls, make some therapy appointments, and get your butt out of retirement as were headed for round 2 to discuss Heroes (NOT the show) on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 73 – Steel and Magic Adventuring Company

Steel and Magic Adventuring Company

Every Player has memories of their first character, their first adventure, and their first adventuring party.  For some, those memories are brief – a goblin spear here, a trapped hallway there, a prick of a GM behind the screen, etc. – while for others they last weeks, months, and even years.  For us here at To-Ag Studios, that first true adventuring party lasted for half a decade, and in that five years, WE MUNCHKINED THE F— OUT!!!  Join us this week as we step back through the edition wars and discuss the origins and developments of our original Dungeons & Dragons characters.  From obscenely powerful equipment and weapons to an utter lack of regard for those silly things called rules, we reminisce (and surprise ourselves too!) about the old adventuring days.  Dial up those combat bonuses, stack on those magical enhancements, and be sure to keep a chipmunk skull close at hand as we discuss the Steel and Magic Adventuring Company on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 48 – How Entertainment Influences Itself

Do you ever find yourself watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a game and thinking to yourself, “This has happened before”?  Of course, we all have?  But, this form of entertainment deja vu isn’t because you’ve decided to re-watch, re-read, or re-play.  Join us this week as we discuss the phenomenon of entertainment influencing itself, for better or for worse.  From classic literature to classless television, it seems there are no bounds.  Dust off that tome of Shakespeare, spike up that blow-out, and whatever you, don’t feed the Honey Boo Boo as you settle in for a certified original episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 39 – The Goonies

HEY YOU GUYS!!!!  This week it’s a blast to the past and a chance at redemption as we’re joined in the Goondocks by none other than our very own Jared the Intern, fresh off the plane from the middle of nowhere (aka Missouri).  Join us as we discuss our geektastic viewing of the classic adventure film, The Goonies.  Grab your Baby Ruth, set booby-traps for the Fratellis, and Truffle Shuffle your way to somewhere comfortable as you prepare to hear our thoughts on the search for One-Eyed Willie’s gold on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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