Episode 143: The End (feat. Go Big Or Go Home)

Following the disastrous Disembodied Voices Christmas Telethon Variety Show with No Actual Telephone and Questionable Variety (along with Bryan’s failure to redeem the holiday and not die), the third and final act of this holiday special shares with the world one last moral. Stephen, Cameron, and Zachary are in for one sad Christmas as they struggle to make ends meet, but can hope be found in a future without the lovably familiar podcast everyone (or a few people at least) knows and loves?

One would hope so, because this is also the final curtain call for a super fun show that has miraculously lasted almost four years. Yes, for serious, Disembodied Voices is officially shutting down and shutting up– this is a fond, fond, fond (way fond) farewell. To find out why this dreadful day has come to pass, listen to this ridiculous episode full of audio dramas, segments, Christmas, and good memories. But don’t be toooooooooo sad. After all, the DV Cast will be hanging out at Whales are Whales every darn week, including a podcast that resembles this show just a little lot.

So thanks for listening– really, THANKS. It’s been real, and occasionally, distinctly surreal. Have a life!

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

What Has Changed? song: Time Ruler’s Watch, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Secret Santa Espionage Tactical Strike Whatever Song: Christmas in the Village (Silver Bells), originally from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals and ReMixed by Dale North.

Bryan’s holiday madness song: Event: Strain, from Sonic Adventure and composed by Kenichi Tokoi.

Zachary answers the door song: Event: 3 Black Noises, from Sonic Adventure 2 and composed Kenichi Tokoi.

Disembodied Voices Origins ending song: 1812 Overture (excerpt), from Peggle 2 and composed by Stan LePard & Dynamedion GbR.

Ending song: The Glory Days, from The Glory Days and composed by Big Giant Circles.

New Releases song: Hillbilly Rodeo, originally from Bubble Bobble and ReMixed by djpretzel.

Break Time Announcement

Hi! We’re taking a break from Disembodied Voices for an undetermined amount of time. The podcast has grown a bit stale recently and we refuse to let it become a sitcom with too many seasons, so it’s time to rethink our options. For a bit more information, listen to the audio portion of this post; for less information, go back in time to the point in which you hadn’t read this yet and convince your past self to take a different route in life.

The one thing we won’t do is leave you hanging. We’ll be back one way or another, and probably soon, so continue having weeks!

– Stephen

[audio https://ia902304.us.archive.org/16/items/BreakTimeAnnouncement/Break%20Time%20Announcement.mp3]


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Opening/ending song: Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.

Relevant song about going through the motions: Overture / Going Through the Motions by the Original Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Episode 142: Friendship is Cheez-Its

Bryan is tired and busy, so the trio of partially inept foodies are left to their own devices once again. Cheez-Its, beer, pizza, burritos, and granola are part of the unbalanced diet in an impromptu session of Food Time, revealing true natures and all that jazz. It’s not all edibles and sustenance, of course– where would Disembodied Voices be without video games? Blizzard and JRPGs hog the limelight in an unsurprising plot twist, so you’ve got some Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Final Fantasy X opinions to contend with. Oh, and Steam is doing a new storefront thingy, so that’s a topic. If you really need convincing that this episode is worth tuning in for, know that there is a Bryan cameo. There are lots of Bryan fans out there, yes sir.


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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: A Fine Place to Live, originally from Final Fantasy X and ReMixed by halc.

Episode 141: Stephen Reascends to Hosthood

Bryan is reduced to a mere footnote in history as his brother takes on the missing host’s role as mover and shaker of podcastery, flawlessly filling those large, distinguished shoes by almost forgetting what day it is. Not very many video games are discussed this week, but there is discussion as to why there aren’t very many video games being discussed. Zachary has moved on from visual novels to non-fiction, which familiarizes him with the best friend he never knew he had: Console Wars. This historic book takes the DV Cast along a non-mystical journey through Nintendo’s heyday and Sega’s hey-me-too-day, all to way up to the collection of meaningless numbers humankind likes to call 2014. And goodness gracious is it a good time to be alive, for only in the present day can one play the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo (and Cameron did as he is alive unlike Bryan, RIP Bryan). If you would like to hear more about this, it is suggested that you listen to this podcast episode. As a rule of thumb, you know.

Disclaimer: Bryan was not actually killed in a freak boating accident.


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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Project M, originally from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and ReMixed by Benjamin Briggs.

Episode 140: Another Pretty Much Okay Episode

Stephen thinks that he’s DJ Atomika and that the Xbox One logo is part of his being, so it’s a good day to delve into his psychosis once again, unearthing his childhood fear of fake dinosaurs once and for all. Burnout  Paradise and Tomb Raider are to blame for such silly self-examination, but Cameron is also probably to blame because why not? After all, he’s been traipsing through infamous mental patient Majora’s Mask wherein quest lines get in your head and moons fall on your head. Bryan’s keeping the crew grounded as per usual with some very measured talk about Dragon Age: Origins DLC. Zachary talks about Dark Souls II DLC, which is a little bit coincidental but also kind of a normal thing that would happen. If you haven’t caught on yet, Disembodied Voices Episode 140 is another pretty much okay episode.


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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Adventure is In the Air, originally from Tomb Raider and ReMixed by EmptyMy.

Episode 139: Cliffhangers

The infamous Cameron returns from exile, and boy has he been busy! He’s played ONE WHOLE VIDEO GAME, and even more exciting, it was covered on this podcast two years ago! Yes, folks, you guessed it: quad-wielding The Darkness II takes an untimely revenge but nobody cares ha ha ha. You may be wondering why this description is so negative and sarcastic, and Bryan wonders the same thing this week about his cohorts as, one by one, they become rude baboons. Thanks goodness the upstanding civility of Pathfinder swoops in to teach everyone about friendship and cooperation, even if it– coupled with Zachary’s impassioned speech about Tales of Xillia 2– puts Cameron into a non-energy-drink-related coma (which is really a breath of fresh air). Stephen tries lift his spirits with the story of how he leveled up his fishing skill in World of Warcraft, but then the podcast ended.

[audio https://ia601402.us.archive.org/24/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode139/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20139.mp3]


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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Legendary, originally from The Legendary Inazuma Eleven and ReMixed by Brandon Strader.

Episode 138: You’re Up, Europe

If you got irritated with the last episode’s hostile takeover of Japanese RPGs, don’t you worry– this week is thoroughly infested with European RPGs instead! Stephen and Bryan died (RIP) and went to their very specific version of heaven in Divinity: Original Sin, a video game made for them in every way. Risen 3 is the role-playing bird of prey with its talons hooked into Zachary, but the metaphor bird is not a parrot because pirates are out this time. Also, Bryan learned how to be a Shogun! That’s about all that happened this time, actually. It was a kind of boring episode.

[audio https://ia902306.us.archive.org/35/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode138/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20138.mp3]


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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Legendary, originally from The Legendary Inazuma Eleven and ReMixed by Brandon Strader.