Anti-Matters

Anti-Matters Podcast

In the future, a ragtag group of space adventurers (using the term "adventurers" as loosely as possible) discuss pop culture, video games and their places in the universe aboard a seemingly endless and unexplored space ship. The show is 50% improv, 50% nostalgic discussion, and 50% bad math jokes. In few words, the show is about how much we love everything nerdy!

3x30 What is Red and Dead All Over?
The crew visits a dangerous old timey saloon to discuss Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Western genre. In this episode: Red Dead Redemption 2, Logan, Gran Torino, Magnificent 7, Maverick, Wild Wild West...and some rough characters....

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3x29 After all, Isn't Murder What Halloween Is All About?
A series of murders have happened on board the ship, and the members of the crew are showing their typical level of concern: practically none. In this episode, the classic Halloween and the 2018 sequel, other classic slasher films including Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, Silent Hill, Get Out and A Quiet Place. Also featured, another Choose Your Own Adventure story!...

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3x28 Tales From the Ship's Crypts
The crew is getting ready for a back to back viewing marathon of the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, and they discuss the spookiest things they enjoyed when they were all wee little ones. In this episode: Goosebumps, Hocus Pocus, Are you Afraid of the Dark, Tales from the Crypt and a few surprises....

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3x27 Venom and Eddie: Just a Couple'a Losers
Nathan is strangely absent from the ship, and the rest of the crew are poring over his weird diaries for the entertainment value. Meanwhile, the Drake is having unexplained mechanical errors...In this episode: Discussion of Symbiotes from Marvel comics and the Venom movie! Roughly the first half of the episode is spoiler free - although there's really only one reveal in the movie anyway....

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3x26 Life Always Comes up With a Solution
Nathan and Caine have been playing god on an unsuspecting group of onboard creatures. Their first attempts have not gone well, but they are anything but quitters. In this episode: the Jurassic Park original movies, the newer sequels up to Fallen Kingdom, the original book and a discussion on the sexiest movie scientists. Stay tuned for a "guess the dinosaur" game!...

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3x25 Trekkies Tribble Trouble
Nathan wants to get into Star Trek , but he's intimidated by the franchise and doesn't know where to start. Fortunately for him, Caine and Isaac have tons of disagreements about the topic. In this episode: Star Trek films and T.V. shows, why Star Trek is better than Star Wars and the crew designs their dream SPACE TEAMS....

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3x24 Life hacks
Nathan is playing the all time classic mario bros games, which sparks a conversation about all things Nintendo. When the crew meets a strange obstacle course in space, Caine revives an ancient piece of technology. In this episode: Nintendo games, Mario bros/kart/party, Animal Crossing, etc and the Game Genie....

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3x23 The All New Adventures of Action Caine! Special Edition!
Snikt! Blamow! Et cetera! The crew stumble upon Nathan illustrating a comic book featuring a familiar face, and Malik, Caine, Zarxos and Isaac have no intention of being generous critics. In this episode graphic novels and comic books: Watchmen, Sandman, Scott Pilgrim, Strong Female Protagonist, Age of Apocalypse and Old Man Logan!...

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3x22 Nick&Dan&Nathan&Caine&Malik&Isaac
CROSSOVER EPISODE! In a fluorescent room at the edge of the galaxy, two men from the 21st century emerge from cryogenic stasis and take stock of their surroundings at the legendary but abandoned Extinction Depot. Just as they begin thawing out, a space vessel named The Drake arrives. In this episode: Extinction events, The Last Man on Earth, Jurassic Park, Tardigrades, and a very special part of Vince Vaughn. A huge thank you to the UnPanderers for the crossover! Check them out on their website https://www...

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3x21 A Robot in Footie Pajamas
The crew members of the Drake, sans Malik, gather together in the den to watch their favorite Saturday morning cartoons. An argument breaks out immediately. In this episode: Swat Kats, Transformers, X-men the Animated Series, Street Sharks and many more!...

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3x20 Wrenched Through Space...and Videogames
Caine thinks it's a good idea for the crew to colonize a planet due to the incredible number of life threatening problems the ship is always facing. In order to prepare themselves, the gang discusses which space video games are most suitable to practice being space pioneers. Kind of. In this episode: Alien: Isolation, Prey, Ratchet and Clank, Surviving Mars, Star Citizen, Eve, etc! Sounds used in this episode: https://freesound.org/people/SoundFlakes/sounds/411997/...

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3x19 Ohhhh My Clementine
We want to take a moment, officially, to apologize to all of your ears. None of us can sing, but that did not stop us from trying in this episode about musical episodes. Discussed in this episode: Raising Hope, Scrubs, Futurama, The Simpsons, and Buffy's "dancing demon". Maybe play this one on a lower volume than normal!...

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3x18 Malkovich Malkovich
It's time for the crew's Triannual "Weird off"! Each member of the crew takes a turn sugggesting the weirdest thing they have seen (movie, anime, game etc.) and tries to outstrange the other three. Discussed in this episode: FLCL, Being John Malkovich, John Dies at the End and Adventure Time. We have a host of honorable mentions: The Lobster, Earthworm Jim, Psychonauts, Pan's Labyrinth, Heavy Metal, The Amigara fault...give us suggestions if you think you can outweird the crew and I&#3...

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3x17 Hell is a Blustery Place
The Drake has entered a hellish nightmare quadrant that has caused discomfort for the crew. Discussed in the episode: depictions of heaven and hell in movies - spoilers for What Dreams May Come, Constantine and Wristcutters. Technically a spoiler for All Dogs Go To Heaven as well but that spoiler is kind of in the title so dont blame that one on us....

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3x16 Rise of the Dawn of the Battle for the Conquest of the Drake
Listen, we don't know everything about Planet of the Apes. We definitely made a few mistakes in the timeline of the original movies. That being said we're all hilarious monkey experts. In this episode: the crew has been waging a vicious battle for control of the ship after a mysterious event caused a rift in their friendships. The crew ends up talking about The Planet of the Apes movies, which ones are good, which ones are gooder (there aren't bad monkey movies) and work on speaking the simian l...

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3x15 The Zoregon Trail
Malik, Nathan and Isaac are travelling down the infamous "Zoregon Trail", a stretch of space connecting two star systems that is impassable by warp or hyper drives and must be flown through painstakingly slowly. To pass the time, they discuss sim and management games - Rollercoaster Tycoon, Prison Architect, Tropico and The Oregon Trail and fight for their lives in another Choose Your Own Adventure scenario!...

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3x14 Video Game Movies Are Terrible
Video games are good. Movies are good. Together, they are worse than a shot consisting of mayonnaise and bottom shelf vodka (a drink Nathan invented). The crew discuss the movies Jumanji, Ready Player One and a few others while examining the concept of video game adaptations in movies and TV....

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3x13 GateCreeping
The computer has been bullying our heroes - and Isaac calls a secret meeting to see what can be done about it. Discussed in this episode - nerd bullying, gatekeeping and toxic fan cultures....

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3x12 You Aint Nothin but a Hocrux
Malik has collected the human passengers of the ship (and Caine) for the worst possible reason - she wants to talk about her recent dream. Discussed in this episode: the concept of totems from the movie Inception, horcruxes, Voldemorts bad decision making, and the idea of comparing Inception and The Matrix movies (The Matrices?)...

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3x11 Gazoo is a Supervillain (The Flintstones)
The human inhabitants of the Drake discuss whether The Flintstones stands the test of time. They look at the first movie, the NES video game and Nathan discusses a fan theory about the universe....

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3x10 EA, Activision and Blizzard (AKA, the Dark Side)
The crew discuss the tragedy of when good game companies go bad, learn that Zarxos will do anything to make a quick buck and are treated to some delightful commercials. Links to the commercials (full length is even funnier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDbTKCbp4fc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmeoYKYctw...

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3x09 Fantasy World Paralegal
I'm gonna level with you, this episode is kind of a grab bag of tangentially related topics. Malik, Nathan and Isaac meet on the bridge in the middle of a harrowing incident, and quickly divert all attention to issues of highest priority: HuniePop, Ratchet and Clank, Pokemon, Roleplaying games and Star Wars....

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3x08 Shame! Shame!
The crew share their embarrassing guilty pleasures and Caine does his best to come up with something he's embarrassed about. Discussed in this episode - Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Hamtaro and the Japanese film Suicide Club....

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3x07 A Giant Letdown
The crew assembles and discusses some of the biggest letdowns of all time - discussed in this episode at the risk of some serious nerd backlash: the MCU, the new Harry Potter movies and the Fahrenheit 451 TV series....

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3x06 The Apocalypse: Zombies
The crew talk about zombie media (The Walking Dead, Izombie, 28 days later, among others) and argue about how well each crewmember would do in the case of a global outbreak. Take the quiz and see how much better you did than the crew! Link to the quiz: https://zomboid.com/zombie/...

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The Device
Sorry for the minisode, we're working on the next full length episode right now! Malik wants everyone to know that she had nothing to do with this one. Enjoy! Sounds used in this minisode: "Audience Reactions! » Approx 850 - Enthusiast Audience.wav" https://freesound.org/people/lonemonk/sounds/31169/ and "smallaudiencechatter" https://freesound.org/people/oniwe/sounds/32862/...

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Caine and Nathan Detective Agency
Minisode! Nathan and Caine have roped Malik and Isaac into playing along with their new project - a compelling crime drama. The place - The Drake, the time - that isn't really explained because Nathan can barely read, let alone write. On the other hand, who needs writing when you have such amazing acting talent?...

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3x05 A Killer Episode
Extra long episode, the game at the end went a little long. I also sound a little bit depressed in the intro - I was actually a bit excited, so I might need some coffee. In this episode: the crew discusses true crime shows, movies and podcasts. Malik goes into the movie My Friend Dahmer and Isaac and Malik argue about whether True Crime as a genre should be considered "nerdy"....

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3x04 Airships & Animal Sidekicks
The crew meet on the bridge in the middle of a mechanical break down of a very important piece of machinery. They discuss Studio Ghibli movies, Hayao Miyazaki and they pick their most and least favorite films....

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The Galaxy's Greatest Pilot
Nathan comes face to face with his greatest enemy - any sort of distraction....

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3x03 #BlackGirlMagic
SPOILER ALERT Isaac has just watched Black Panther and he is excited to talk about it, he rushes to the bridge to assemble the crew...discussed in this episode: the problematic ethics of wakanda, the good and bad of the movie and the gang plays a really short "choose your own adventure" styled game....

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3x02 Fire the Canon
The crew discuss Dragonball Super, Star Wars canon old and new, and wonder at what Diana Prince's job interviews must have been like before she worked as an art curator. If you don't know who Salacious Crumb is, here you go - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Y6YfDBmh8...

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3x01 The Whining of Isaac
Hey, everybody can relax - the crew of The Drake is back mostly just to spite their many, many enemies. In this episode Isaac is feeling unsure about his place on the ship, and the crew talks about different media that seem oddly similar to their daily lives (inspirational, even) - Cowboy Bebop, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Adult swim shows and the Logic album The Incredible True Story....

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Philbert the Embezzler of Worlds
Someone is at the spacedoor and they won't go away. Isaac goes to investigate and is intercepted by Malik....

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The Moon
Nathan has a newfound appreciation for the small bits unnoticed of beauty in the universe....

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Offworld Problems
Isaac is trying to relax but keeps being interrupted by the other members of the crew....

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2x16 Why are we here?
End of season 2! We made it! the crew discusses what makes good or bad writing and experience a series of strange phenomena....

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2x15 Yule Laugh, Yule Cry
Merry Christmas! Isaac is full of holiday cheer, which is completely out of place in the customs of the far future....

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2x14 Captain Noon's Big Score
Noon attempts to recruit the crew and mold them into a hotshot team of master criminals, but as usual the team completely fails him, except for an old buddy he brought on board for one last score. In this episode we interview the amazingly talented veteran cosplayer Emma Rubini! Check out her stuff on Instagram: @emmajiqrubini and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmarubiniart/ and Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/zombiesatemyhomework?ref=searchshopredirect Used in this episode: "Plastic Bang.wav&q...

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2x13 Little Rivering
An ace pilot and celebrity streamer from Nathan's past is on board The Drake, and Nathan is absolutely furious about it....

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2x11 Ethan Hawking
Hell, it's about time we had a time travel episode - and this one has a twist! The inhabitants of The Drake discuss the movies Predestination, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day and Happy Death Day and they talk about the portrayal of time travel in their favorite media. Used in this episode: Light switch on off (183994quboduplight-switch-on-off): https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/183994/#comments http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8213683889517a10ef52o.png "Busy Area" (99561tomli...

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2x10 A Retired Bladerunner's Birthday
Spoiler alert for Bladerunner 2049 It's Caine's birthday and the crew show up ready to party...kind of.The crew talks about the Bladerunner movies, the original and the new sequel Bladerunner 2049, and Nathan and Captain Noon show off their foolproof test to determine if someone is a robot or a human being....

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2x09 Space Sandshark
Nathan has misplaced his most valued possession, and this quickly becomes a very serious problem for the other members of the crew. In this episode: loss in video games - hardcore characters, Darkest Dungeon, being afraid of characters dying, the Pokemon Nuzlocke challenge - and so many more sad things! Come listen!...

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2x08 Secret Handshake
With the sudden return of Nathan and Caine from a gentlemen's outing, the crew realizes they've seen quite a few "switcheroos" in the world of TV and movies. They decide to come up with the best way to determine if a member of the crew is a phony. Discussed in this episode: The Walking Dead (and how to torture someone with sitcoms), the confusing backstory of Mystique and Rogue from the X-men, fighting games, and Harley Quinn finally getting some much needed Justice....

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2x07 A Good Day to Die
Caine has come up with a game to pass the time because the ship's power has been knocked out due to a rainstorm...and Isaac has a serious problem with the entire premise. In this episode: guess the movie character from a description of their death, the best way to die, what happens to robots when they meet their maker, and general impossibilities in the world of fiction....

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2x06 Grim Dark Future
Extra long episode, but that's okay because I cheated you on the last one. I feel like we barely scratched the surface of this topic - we are going to have to come back to these again. The crew talks about dystopian future scenarios (X-men: Days of Future Past, Children of Men, Final Fantasy 7, 1984, etc), and what the substantial difference is between post-apocalyptic and simply dystopian worlds. Additional topics: video games whose premise sounds terrible but are actually good, and some of the saddes...

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2x05 Caine 2
Isaac and Caine are fighting, and as a result Isaac has created a replacement best friend - the fantastic Caine 2! Return of Caine! The Revenge! Bigger and Blacker! I couldn't settle for just one tag line. In this episode: Sequels - what makes them good and what makes them shit, remakes, one hit wonders, and roles we hope for our hero Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson....

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2x04 The Tube
A strange tube has been found on the bridge which keeps delivering all kinds of odd things to the crew. Naturally, no members of the crew are worried about what could be sent through the tube, except for the resident wet blanket, Isaac. What a grump. Discussed in this episode: When boss characters join the protagonist, when tv shows become video games, how mario gets his powers and people who love to have NOT seen or played whatever you are into....

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2x03 Free Will-y
The crew discusses choice in video games, how developers make player's choices feel like they matter, the turing test, and Caine poses a compelling moral dilemma....

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2x02 The Bounty
Isaac has a bounty on his head, and a dangerous alien has come to collect. In this episode: Bad Sci-fi rules, cool movie deaths, the difference between sci-fi and fantasy, how much underworld sucks, and body pillows - among other things!...

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2x01 The Pilot
Season 2! We're better than ever. Thank you so much to the incomparable Kyle Hebert (DBZ, Naruto, Bleach, etc.) for your contribution to this episode! He didn't ask for anything in return for helping us, and we are huge fans, so here is a little promotion. His website: http://www.kylehebert.com/ Twitter: @Kylehebert The crew discuss DBZ, Diablo and...Da-Sliders. I just wanted to alliterate. Isaac is shocked to find out about Nathan's past....

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1x08 - Zarxos
While talking about old school video games, the crew meets one of the ship's strangest inhabitants....

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1x07 - Dirty Jobs
In order to cobble together some sort of organization, Isaac tries to get each member of the crew to choose a profession aboard the ship....

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1x06 - Red Alert
Isaac awakes from a near coma with the ship having recently recovered from a Red Alert. He calls the crew to the bridge to figure out what happened while he was unconscious....

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1x05 - Gassy Cassie
The ship is in desperate need of a doctor, and the crew argues over the best way to decide who should have to do the job. Later, they are faced with a tricky moral dilemma....

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1x04 - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
A man from the 21st century named Siey is on The Drake...and he brings out the worst in all of the crew members....

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1x03 - Rat-man party
Caine's voice has undergone an interesting modification...and the crew has been invited to a party by some other residents of the ship. Also we all die from background noise....

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1x02 - Scare world
Captain Noon returns with a tale of his latest adventure involving a planet filled with terrifying monsters - and no one on the Drake cares to hear it....

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1x01 - Monsters vs Aliens
Isaac invites the crew of The Drake to the bridge to evaluate his upgrade to the ships computer....

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00 - Prologue
A handsome sounding disembodied voice explains the setting - a future universe where humans like to think back to the good ol' days of the early 21st century. Humans sure do seem to love talking about TV shows, movies and video games from back then....

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