Norah and Ben recommend that you prepare yourself mentally and physically for this week’s topic… adventure! Ben has lots of questions for Norah about her adventures overseas. They discuss a possible forthcoming adventure for each of them… running a bookstore in Scotland! They briefly touch on the meaning of adventure in visual media before moving on to video games. Norah talks about enjoying her time with Broken Age, and Ben explains the origin of the adventure game and how the term Easter egg was coined in video games.
00:00:40 - Caught in Ann’s FOMO undertow, and Netflix’s “The Way of the Househusband”
00:05:04 - Cuphead is on Norah’s to watch list, bungie jumping Jesus, and acrophobia
00:08:27 - Normal rollercoasters, zip-lining, adventurous eating trends, and snails
00:11:57 - Ben thinks if you throw enough butter and garlic on something, it’s delicious
00:14:01 - Casu martzu (maggot cheese), and Norah’s falconry experience in Wales
00:17:02 - Norah’s Scottland bus tour, NOT kayaking in Wales, and hanging out in Italy
00:21:58 - Lasting impressions, and Ben want’s to run a bookstore in Wigtown
00:26:08 - Taking the podcast to Scotland, understanding accents, and the human brain
00:29:23 - Traveling alone vs traveling with a group, would Norah go on a safari?
00:32:52 - Australian animals want to kill you, and going camping
00:35:01 - Vacations as adventures, and definitions of adventure
00:40:28 - A discussion about “adventure” movies, and adventures without action
00:45:06 - Alex Vo’s list of essential adventure movies on Rotten Tomatoes
00:47:46 - Norah’s first experience with the point and click adventure game Broken Age
00:50:37 - Ben’s video game plan for Norah, and confusion about Whispering Rock camp
00:53:14 - Duck dragons, and a brief history of the Atari 2600 game Adventure
00:55:32 - Atari game programmers, the origins of Activision, and the term Easter egg
01:00:17 - Don’t accidentally shoot the invisible swordsman, and other adventures
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