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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 109

We're back from E3 and we're a bit tired of talking about E3. Instead we talk about some old Wolfenstein, Stink U, and an insane amount of time is spent discussing sending people into space.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

Jun. 23 2017

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I can only imagine. I can only IMAGINE what is in this episode judging by the thumbnail.

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According to one Vinny Caravella, this is apparently the best Beastcast ever recorded. Let's see..

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Only 8 minutes in but I have this to say: DO A WEEKLY IMPROV SEGMENT!

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...ON THE MOON.

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Back to regular business, friends!

That thumbnail promises so much...

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Oh that ol' Vinny Joe and his time crisis'

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With Vinny talking about this episode on twitter and this thumbnail I can only assume fun times ahead.

edit: Five minutes in and this is off to a great start

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And the weekend begins!

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"Oh Francisco, teach me your secrets!"

This is certainly an episode already.

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I know who owns the moon...

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Vinny's intro was a beautiful gift that brought a tear to my eye. ?

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Well, that was dumber than I could have possibly imagined... Good job?

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Looking forward to this.

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Just checkin in to say I love it when people say schjedjule.

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@mbr2: awwww shit, DEEP CUTS.

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My undergraduate degree was 5 years with at least 35 hours of classes a week and over 40 exams. Dan i still like you but you are a lucky guy.

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This has some serious "Dan" moments.

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Not since Dan asked "the big question" have I laughed as much at a podcast. Great stuff.

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Learned a tonne about appreciating the format and genres, but Film Studies 101 was the only class I blatantly failed because the prof refused to accept any essays even an hour late. Woot.

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... I can't listen until a bit later today, but, oh man, that thumbnail.

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I believe with all my heart that Dan is the first mutant and his power is supernatural luck.

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Dan rehashing his college life and being generally unaware of how anything works, Abby being Abby, and Vinny's opening bit -- man, what a beautiful train wreck of a podcast this week. This was a great way to start my Friday. Thanks guys!

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Someone's going to blow Dan's mind when they tell him about the difference between architects and architectural engineers.

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Alex, please come back.

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This intro too fucking real man

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Someone's going to blow Dan's mind when they tell him about the difference between architects and architectural engineers.

One designs buildings, and the other operates buildings that are also trains, right?

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This episode was something special.

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Twitter-based hype for this one.

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In defence of Abby, German and Icelandic accents aren't that dissimilar.

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I want to say, I've always loved Beast Cast and since the team Dynamic has changed, it has gotten even better.

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I need that cool... m-foreign musk that you have

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Beastcast on my birthday!

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'I need that cool foreign musk that you have.'

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Well. That was a voyage of discovery

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Solid gold already, between improv and airplane standup comedy and _very_ Old Dan.

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More dank memes and hot takes? Awesome!

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god, dan is the best.

also- i don't want to discount any amount of overwhelmingly clear fortune or luck he very obviously enjoyed with his film 'studies'- but his experience i think speaks to larger discussion regarding higher education, job prospects, and the american system. (sorry to get heavy for a sec)

i think a lot of clever people (with demonstrated but non-applicable passions, such as video game reviews) end up in college not to acquire a specific set of marketable skills, but because it's the new high school diploma (required for entry level jobs) and the unspoken social stigma of not-having-a-college-degree.

when tuition is as expensive as it is, and starting salaries not rising as they should be (all while new schools popping up and degrees becoming more commonplace)...this is a very specifically american problem that is going to get worse.

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I didn't get to post this in the comments of the episode for which it would have been relevant, but I'll say as someone who has also done a bit of work with Story Pirates, Story Pirates is legit and @ybbaaabby is all the more cooler for being a part of it. She's already cool, of course. I'm not a hater. This is just another thing that makes her cooler.

Also after the mini-improv skit they did this episode, I can't wait for the Holiday special this year for Abby to let those improv skills actually shine.

Speaking of other popular GB features that are all too rare....tell me, Abby: what's your opinion on table top role playing games?

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Doctors! You need doctors, Mars will fuck you up.

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Holy shit. @alex I love you, but I think you have to abdicate your podcasting duties to ensure we get hot messes like this every week.

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This... this is one for the record books.

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This one's a real doozy.

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The greatest things about Dan is that he does admit he doesn't know something or play that role on occasion. His openness to putting his misunderstanding on display instead of sitting back quietly trying to keep up a facade of knowledge is a type of bravery. In a social climate where admitting you are uninformed causes many people to become angry, Dan is a breath of fresh air.

Yes, there is Dan the character, but even embracing that sort of character - one that can admit ignorance with grace - is important.

True wisdom is knowing what you don't know ~ Confucius

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This was fun!

Pretty much the best episode of any bomb/podcast, ever.

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god, dan is the best.

also- i don't want to discount any amount of overwhelmingly clear fortune or luck he very obviously enjoyed with his film 'studies'- but his experience i think speaks to larger discussion regarding higher education, job prospects, and the american system. (sorry to get heavy for a sec)

i think a lot of clever people (with demonstrated but non-applicable passions, such as video game reviews) end up in college not to acquire a specific set of marketable skills, but because it's the new high school diploma (required for entry level jobs) and the unspoken social stigma of not-having-a-college-degree.

when tuition is as expensive as it is, and starting salaries not rising as they should be (all while new schools popping up and degrees becoming more commonplace)...this is a very specifically american problem that is going to worse.

Dan is also a poster child for the diploma mill style of education. There's such a pressure to get into a college and have a degree that it's totally possible to slide through like Dan.

Plenty of people spend 4 years acquiring a degree in something and really what they walk away with is a semi-meaningless piece of paper and 6 figure debt.

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The Giant Beastcast: Like a Toilet, But For Your Mouth

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I don't think there are enough fan animators around to animate every funny scene in this podcast, it's just one amazing thing after another here. The racket ball part is just killing me, I can't believe it

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lol people are going to be sooooo mad with Dan