The Young Podawans Ep. 20 – The Legend of Zelda

This week we’re talking about The Legend of Zelda! Twice, because of a chipmunk voice technical mishap with the first recording! It’s like our own personal version of Majora’s Mask. We talk all about our histories with the Zelda series and look toward the future of the franchise. Plus DARK REVELATIONS are laid bare for you, our dear listeners!

Huge thanks go out to Rob Boffard, who waded into the hyperspeed fray to help Kristin edit the episode!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (00:50)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking about The Mary Sue’s “Nine LGBTQIA Films with Happy Endings (with bonus Brian trying to convince Kristin to finish S1 of SENSE8), and Brian is geeking out about the Game of Thrones S6 Finale (with bonus Magic the Gathering: Eldritch Moon spoilers).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking This Week? (13:07)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking Coconut La Croix and Brian’s drinking Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado!

Segment 3: Zelda Discussion (20:50)

  • New Zelda game – Breath of the Wild.
  • Open World – A big departure from the classic Zelda formula.
  • To Wii-U or not to Wii-U?
  • But how much classic Zelda-y stuff will be in it?
  • Change due to lacking sales / need to refresh series?
  • Zelda franchise too old school for current gaming climate?
  • Live Tweeting Zelda – not as easy it may seem.
  • Our history with the Zelda Franchise.
  • Kristin started with Ocarina of Time.
  • DARK REVELATION THE FIRST
  • The lamenting of Twilight Princess and the crappy Wii controller.
  • Brian started with the original Legend of Zelda.
  • DARK REVELATION THE SECOND
  • Unexpected Bonus: DARK REVELATION THE THIRD
  • Brian’s current Zeldathon.
  • Zelda 2 again? Nope.
  • Zelda’s somewhat convoluted but kinda cool timeline.
  • Different art styles in games of each timeline.
  • Development of robust mythology over the course of the series.
  • No female Link? For real?
  • DONT UPSET THE BALANCE OF THE TRIFORCE
  • Linkel? For really real?
  • And of course – the Zelda cartoon.
  • THE MOBLINS ARE REVOLTING
  • A Zelda Cartoon vs Twilight Watchathon may be coming soon.

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (69:07)

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