Digital Drift 50: The Legend of Korra – Book 4: Balance [Part 1]
Jan25

Digital Drift 50: The Legend of Korra – Book 4: Balance [Part 1]

With the world unbalanced, Korra and her companions struggle to manage the repurcussions from the pendulum-swing back from chaos to order. This time we’re talking about Prince Wu, Kuvira, some old swamp lady, and the rather contentious coupling at the end of the series. In a pinch of nostalgia I went back to the intro from that first Korra show we did all those years back… well two and a half, but it feels like a lot...

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Digital Drift 49: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change [Part 2]
Jan20

Digital Drift 49: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change [Part 2]

[Drift #49 – Part 2] Change continues, painfully, violently and somehow, frequently hilariously. Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. In this second part we cover the following themes; Loss and death, sacrifice and trauma, resentment and best of all, love. Next...

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Digital Drift 49: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change [Part 1]
Jan13

Digital Drift 49: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change [Part 1]

The long awaited, much-demanded continuation of the Avatar podcasts is here. We’re releasing four podcasts throughout this month, two each for Books 3 & 4 of The Legend of Korra. It’s the last we’ll see of the series, maybe forever, but certainly for a while, so let’s take our time and enjoy ourselves. Joining me once again after another year I have my now co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of...

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Digital Gonzo 158: The Legend of Korra – Book 2: Spirits
Dec05

Digital Gonzo 158: The Legend of Korra – Book 2: Spirits

This is the sixth Gonzo Avatar podcast. Previous episodes include…. 1. The Last Airbender 2. The Legend of Aang: Water 3. The Legend of Aang: Earth 4. The Legend of Aang: Fire 5. The Legend of Korra: Air We cover the divisive second season of one of the most talked about and exceptional animated shows ever created. This time round the Miyazaki influence is even more prominent, the animation veers from a little bit sloppy to more...

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Digital Gonzo 99: The Legend of Korra – Book 1: Air
Sep13

Digital Gonzo 99: The Legend of Korra – Book 1: Air

This is the fifth of the Avatar shows, covering the first season of The Legend of Korra. Major spoilers throughout so we heartily suggest that you not only see the entirety of Korra first but seek out the original series in case you weren’t aware how highly we regard it. Joining me once again to talk about Airbending, extremist solutions, and the challenge of matching the quality and storytelling of the finest animated show ever...

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Digital Gonzo 98: The Legend of Aang – Book 3: Fire
Sep06

Digital Gonzo 98: The Legend of Aang – Book 3: Fire

This is the fourth of five Avatar shows, covering the third season of this amazing animated series. Once again this episode has spoilers including how the whole thing ends so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 3: Fire and finished The Legend of Aang. Joining me once again to talk about Firebending, ethics and the pressure heaped upon children, I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua...

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Digital Gonzo 97: The Legend of Aang – Book 2: Earth
Aug30

Digital Gonzo 97: The Legend of Aang – Book 2: Earth

This is the third of five Avatar shows, covering the second season of this amazing animated series. Once again this episode has spoilers so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 2: Earth. Joining me once again to talk about Earthbending, a heightened sense of emotional engagement and the most wonderful blind character in all of creation, I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity...

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Digital Gonzo 96: The Legend of Aang – Book 1: Water
Aug23

Digital Gonzo 96: The Legend of Aang – Book 1: Water

This is the second of five Avatar shows, covering the first season of this amazing animated series. If you haven’t heard it yet (and that’s unlikely as it’s been the most popular Gonzo episode of all time) then go check out our spoiler-free introduction to the show and movie review first. This episode here has spoilers so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 1: Water. Joining me once again...

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Digital Gonzo 95: The Last Airbender
Aug16

Digital Gonzo 95: The Last Airbender

This is the first of five Avatar shows with more to follow as new Seasons of The Legend of Korra are released. This one serves as an introduction to the series, since my estimate is that 97% of you, my listeners have never had the pleasure of this, maybe the finest animated TV series in the world, and I do not use those words lightly. The Legend of Aang is a story that starts out aimed at kids aged 6-11 but rapidly becomes something...

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