September 23, 2021

162- Difficult Books

The pals discuss books that demand a lot of the reader. When is a challenging book rewarding and when doe difficulty get in the way?

Can genius be learned? Do great artists tap into something beyond themselves? Do some authors have an innate aptitude for linguistics or abstract thinking that eludes others despite how hard they work? 

We're back and talking books: North American Lake Monsters, by Nathan Balingrud; Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro; Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon; The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray; Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky; Mask of Mirrors, by M.A. Carrick; Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke; When the Reckoning Comes, by LaTanya McQueen; Murder at Melrose Court, by Karen Baugh Menuhin; The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula K. Le Guin; Hater, by John Semley; Batman '89, by Sam Hamm; Red Room, by Ed Piskor.

September 2, 2021

159- Reading to De-stress

The Yaks are back for Season 5! The pals talk about reading habits when faced with high levels of stress. Are books a solace and an escape, or an added stressor to be avoided?

The year's most anticipated gala, the Yakkies! The personal pals reminisce through 27 categories of Yak-tactular retrospective content and vote on the winners! Nico will hate calling it first annual, but we've already booked the venue for next year so...

August 20, 2021

Snackbabies #5

The pals discuss what they've been snacking on as well as the pandemic grocery store experiences.

August 12, 2021

Bonus! Game: Yak Memoirs

The pals to commit to titles for their personal memoirs.

Brick delivers one of the toughest EIMEs yet. Are these translation-garbled quotes from Bill Watterson's venerated comic Calvin and Hobbes, French theologian John Calvin, or British philosopher (and general dick) Thomas Hobbes?

Another bonus released from the Patreon vault while we prep for Season 5. Last October, Aaron asked the pals about what defines a corpse, Dave time delay volleys a death erection question, and Brick tells of his new doctor who probably isn't really a doctor. 

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July 22, 2021

Snackbabies #3

Now with fewer bag crinkle sounds! Lot's of snacks this episode, including Blue Heat Takis, Polar summer flavors, and EuroCreme!

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