Just a reminder: My podcast “Пять Минут” is available on iTunes. Subscribe and never miss a new episode.

The list of episodes 1 to 5 is here.

Episodes 6 to 10:

The podcast is in normal (not simplified) Russian. It is Okay if you understand only 20%-30% when listening to an episode for the first time. I encourage you to listen to an audio once, then read the text and translate the words you don’t know, then listen to the episode again and read along. This is how you can improve your listening comprehension.

In which Secret Wars II ruins everything (more) (again) (forever); Rachel Summers hates the Beyonder almost as much as we do; Miles gets mad at comics; Nightcrawler does not do gritty well; Lady Deathstrike gets wired; and we consult our favorite 3-year-old for book recommendations.


  • Rogue vs. Carol Danvers
  • Life before social media
  • Uncanny X-Men #202-205
  • Alpha Flight #33-34
  • Phoenix II vs. the Beyonder (twice)
  • The Reverse Gwen Stacy
  • Still more miracles of magnetism
  • Kitty Pryde disambiguation
  • Good times in Murderworld
  • The third-worst honeymoon
  • Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama)
  • Spiral’s Body Shop
  • The Reavers
  • One way to build a Wolverine antagonist
  • Skirting the Comics Code
  • Sound-effects lettering as a narrative device
  • Good X-books for a 3-year-old

Special thanks to Katie and Kestrel P.

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Who’s Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XXVIII: History of the DC Universe

By Popular Demand! In this special episode of the Who’s Who Podcast, Shag and Rob take a look at the two-issue mini-series THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, including material exclusive to the deluxe edition!

Here are some images from Book 2 and the mural from the hardcover collected edition!

Be sure to check out Who’s Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe on iTunes! 

Call for Submissions for This Week’s Episode: Gnomes!

Looking for Role Play Podcast, Episode 39: Gnomes

Call for Submissions and Opinions: Today, 5/3/2015 - Wednesday, 5/6/2015

Recording: Wednesday, 5/6/2015

Air Date: Friday, 5/8/2015

This week’s episode of the LFRP Podcast will detail anything and everything about the Gnomish race in World of Warcraft and creative writing at large, including information concerning the following subjects and issues:

  • The origin of the Gnomes in an Azerothian context.
  • The Great Debate: Garden Gnome or Living Room Gnome?
  • Gnomes in real-world and traditional forms of literature.
  • There’s a Gnome in my cell phone.
  • Gnomish leaders in World of Warcraft.
  • The current state of Gnomeregan (both in lore and in game).
  • A Tale of Two Turwinkles.
  • Gnomish Engineering and You.

In addition, we always wish to hear from you and your own experiences in World of Warcraft, creative writing communities and collaborations, and in your own role play lives:

  • Why do you think the Gnomes have not received a lore update in so long?
  • How do you write head canon for Gnomes when there are so few in-game updates concerning them as a people, race, culture, and society?
  • What is the future of the Gnomish race in World of Warcraft?
  • What is the best way to craft an interesting Gnomish character?
  • Are Gnomes inherently intertwined with the use of technology and gadgets?

Sample Questions for Our Listeners

(These questions are just examples and not strict guidelines for submissions. As always, feel free to share anything that you would like with us.)

  • Do you play a Gnome character? What appeals to you about the Gnomish race?
  • What personality traits are most poignant about your Gnome character?
  • Does the fact that Gnomes are harder to click on in battlegrounds influence your feelings about them?
  • Would you like to see the Gnomish story updated and how would you update their current story to reflect an accurate depiction of what is going on in Azeroth at current time?

Additionally, if you have any written pieces or audio files that are inspired by your role play or creative writing and would like to submit to the podcast or have them read/played on the show, please send them to us.


Submissions via LFRP Podcast Tumblr page are always open.

Thank you again for continuing to support the podcast and we hope to see you all out there safe, healthy, and nurtured in all that you do!

- LFRP Cast and Crew




School Ending, Nepal, Baltimore
  • School Ending, Nepal, Baltimore
  • Logan Tarr
  • Totally Biased with Logan Tarr

Totally Biased with Logan Tarr is a weekly podcast that discusses events of the week. This weeks top stories are the ending of school, the terrible devastation in Nepal, and the events that have been unfolding in Baltimore. If you are on the go, you can download the link at the  Direct Download Link.

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Check out Vikki Martinez Instagram @elvikkin or Tumblr @ elvikkin

 Hope you enjoy!

BotM Episode 3 - Trans Tidal Waves
  • BotM Episode 3 - Trans Tidal Waves
  • Bottom of the Mainstream

This week Sacha mostly fixes his microphone issues, turns 23, and Aneesh goes to a silent dance party. They also talk about the missteps in the launch of Tidal and why it doesn’t seem like a good deal and the monumental interview with Bruce Jenner and some of its implications on trans visibility. A big episode!

Next week, Sacha gets a new microphone and should have quality quirks worked out.

I’m listening to a podcast about world war 1 and they’re discussing the involvement of non European countries. and how the European empires, particularly west French Africa ‘recruited’ people to fight for them, some were even taken from their villages and dragged in chains to recruitment centers. I would suggest this podcast to people interested in non Eurocentric 20th century history.

The podcast is called History Extra- the Global First World War.

People wait outside the museum to see the mysterious Automobile Accident Exhibit. They say things like, “I’ve heard it’s terribly sad” and “I don’t understand…what’s a car accident?” Sounds like a scene from a sci-fi flick, but Ralf Lenninger says, "We think there will be a point in time where accidents belong in a museum.”  He’s an engineer working with IBM Researchers to develop a technology that will actually make cars more aware of what’s going on inside and around them to make accidents a thing of the past. Interested in an automated car? Listen to how Ralf and Continental are making it happen  →

That part in dance music, where the music builds and builds and builds and BUILDS before the tension finally, FINALLY, gets relieved? That’s the drop. Mike talks about its origin, construction, and application, and tells you what P.L.U.R. means.

On this week’s Reasonably Sound I talk about dance music, community and the drop (i.e. the beat drop/bass drop) as a kind of metonym for those things. One’s personal experience of the drop is a complicated thing to talk about–how it makes listeners feel, how they respond to it, etc–but I try to do a little bit of that. 

There’s also discussion of The Drop’s history, where the term comes from… but mostly what I’m interested in here is how it works and how how it works has influenced our ideas of where the practice came from (a different place than you may thing) and what it does (lots more than make a dance track more exciting).

Sooo yeah! Here this is if you want to listen to it!