The Exploding Barrel Podcast

89 EpisodesProduced by A.J. and Mike MinottiWebsite

Every week, a different gaming topic becomes the center of debate between AJ and Mike, brothers and lifelong gamers. But they’ll often squeeze in their other, geeky interests -- including movies and Disney theme parks. The Exploding Barrel Podcast is 10 years old, but its fire still burns bright. Su… read more

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Show #523 - Here's My Number

August 16th, 2019

46:17

Mike and AJ talk about AJ's close, personal friendship with Ninja now that they text each. We also get a hands on impression of the Sega Genesis Mini, the chance to name our World of Warcraft Classic characters, and …

Show #522 - I Need a Hero Power

August 7th, 2019

43:10

Mike and AJ are here to talk about the newest Hearthstone expansion, Saviors of Uldum. There's lively talk of the long awaited Cataclysm update for Anthem, Sky on iOS, and the state of the wrestling industry.

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Show #521 - Exploding Barrel of Exploding

August 2nd, 2019

36:20

Mike and AJ weigh in on Universal's announcement of Universal's Epic Universe. It's gonna be epic. We also get AJ's thoughts on Fire Emblem: Three Houses now that it's out to the masses, and we try the newest Super …

Show #520 - Be Unprepared

July 25th, 2019

44:53

Mike and AJ are glad the internet hasn't broken what with all the Switch hardware announcements, our unplanned hiatus, and the Cats trailer dropping. But at least Mike was able to get us an early preview of Fire Emblem: …

Show #519 - Far From It

July 5th, 2019

37:19

Mike and AJ are here with a spoiler filled discussion about Spider-Man: Far From Home. We recorded immediately after seeing the movie Tuesday night, and decided to give it a few days for everyone to see the movie over …

Show #518 - For Naj- Narg- Uh For Azshara!

June 30th, 2019

32:54

Mike and AJ are here with a look at the long awaited 8.2 patch for World of Warcraft, Rise of Azshara. We also have early impressions of Super Mario Maker 2, Virtua Racing, and more!

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Show #517 - E3ed

June 21st, 2019

51:26

Mike is back to tell us what's what from the E3 show floor. Get hands on impressions from the show along with a few other surprises as we wrap up E3 2019!

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Show #516 - Stop the Pressers

June 12th, 2019

1:28:38

Mike is in Los Angeles for E3, so AJ is joined by Chris and Perry to play the home game. It’s called a salute to all the press conferences, but mostly Microsoft and Nintendo. Buckle up for 90 minutes of E3 goodness!

Show #515 - Ripped from the Headlines

June 5th, 2019

56:22

Mike and AJ get ready for E3! We try to guess what we'll see at the show, discuss the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, revisit Final Fantasy XIV and …

Show #514 - Let's Go Home and Sleep

May 29th, 2019

32:27

Mike and AJ are back after an inadvertent hiatus caused by some work and travel, but we've got a great show filled with (weird) new Pokemon …

Show #513 - Some Assembly Required

April 29th, 2019

1:00:58

We've got 20ish minutes of video games like Mortal Kombat 11, then it's all Avengers Endgame spoilers, baby!

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Show #512 - Joke's On You

April 17th, 2019

1:02:23

Mike and AJ dive into the details of the Playstation 5 (even though it's not called that), the Xbox One S All Digital Edition, Joker and the Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 patch, and The Rise of Skywalker and other …

Show #511 - Plus+

April 12th, 2019

42:29

Mike and AJ reveal their thoughts on Disney+, the upcoming 8.2 patch for World of Warcraft, and more!

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Show #510 - Borderline

April 5th, 2019

41:59

Mike and AJ talk about the Borderlands 3 reveal, discuss easy mode in games, the story behind Anthem's development, and find out what Mike thinks of Hallow Knight.

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Show #509 - The Minotti Division

March 21st, 2019

1:22:12

Mike is off to San Francisco for GDC, so AJ has brought in the big guns. We're joined by the other Minotti, Chris, and our friend and Smash Bros. aficionado Perry! We share our thoughts on Google's Stadia streaming game …

Show #508 - Reach Around

March 13th, 2019

36:35

Mike and AJ discuss the news of Halo: The Masterchief Collection coming to PC. We also learn that AJ's Elmo voice is terrifying to small babies. Fun!

Show #507 - Crybaby

March 6th, 2019

31:05

Mike and AJ are here with Mike's thoughts on Devil May Cry 5, the LFR experience of the latest World of Warcraft raid, and AJ's conspiracy theory that he's playing a different version of Anthem from everyone else.

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Show #506 - Haterade

February 27th, 2019

42:37

Mike and AJ talk about some random movies including the Lego Movie 2 an the new trailer for Detective Pikachu. We also get a bit deeper into Anthem, discuss the newest Overwatch hero, and hear about Mike's experience …

Show #505 - Ant Him

February 22nd, 2019

40:58

Mike and AJ are here to talk about the latest Nintendo Direct and our early experience with Anthem.

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Show #504 - Apex Predators

February 6th, 2019

29:16

Mike and AJ partake in the surprise release of Apex Legends.

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Show #503 - Goofy Dialogue

February 1st, 2019

51:23

Mike and AJ are here to talk about the long awaited release of Kingdom Hearts 3, the high and lows of the Anthem VIP demo, and Mike's experience getting to see Hamilton.

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Show #502 - From Now On

January 16th, 2019

37:44

Mike and AJ finally kick off 2019 by talking about this year's most anticipated releases. We also check out New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, AJ continues to slay behemoths in Dauntless, and Mike ups his JRPG street cred …

Show #501 - GotY and 17 Others

December 29th, 2018

56:47

Mike and AJ are ready to wrap up 2018 with our Game of the Year awards. Join us for our top fives and 12 honorable mentions.

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Show #500 - Everyone Is Here!

December 12th, 2018

46:58

Can you believe it?! 500 episodes of The Exploding Barrel Podcast! And what better way to celebrate than with the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mike's birthday?

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Show #499 - Splishy Splash

November 29th, 2018

43:05

Mike and AJ are completely in love with Pokemon Let's Go. Did you know that Pikachu can learn a water move and usually goes first in combat?

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Show #498 - Sony? More Like So Long!

November 16th, 2018

29:41

Mike and AJ dive into Fallout 76 as we take our first timid steps into the West Virginia wasteland. Mike has been mesmerized by Tetris Effect, and we discuss what it means to hear that Sony will not be at E3 2019.

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Show #497 - Immortal, It Is Yours

November 7th, 2018

42:37

Mike is back from BlizzCon and Disneyland. But it's cool. Whatever. AJ got to watch with the Virtual Ticket and Mike and Chris's Google Photos album. …

Show #496 - How the West Was Fun

October 31st, 2018

50:36

Mike and AJ are joined by the elusive third Minotti brother, Chris! We dive into our review of the soon to be released Switch port of Diablo 3, our first hours with Red Dead Redemption 2, and we drill Chris on a few of …

Show #495 - Whip It Good

October 25th, 2018

45:47

Mike and AJ are here to talk about the new re-release of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood, first impressions (a little late) of …

Show #494 - The Best Kind of Vengeance

October 16th, 2018

33:36

Mike and AJ are all ready to dive into the latest Call of Duty with Black Ops 4. We also get some streaming time with Google's Project Stream (and Assasin's Creed: Odyssey), and AJ tells us about his recent trip to …

Show #493 - MMO Fallout

October 10th, 2018

38:15

Mike and AJ are flabbergasted to see how many old MMOs are still getting new content. From Lord of the Rings Online to Star Trek Online and even …

Show #492 - Unlinks' Adventure

September 27th, 2018

35:53

Mike and AJ are here​ to talk about, uh... *checks notes* the Sinbad stunt show at Universal Island of Adventure. And video games too.

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Show #491 - Astro Orbiter

September 14th, 2018

33:35

Mike and AJ are back with more thoughts on Spider-Man, World of Warcraft, and AJ's newest gadget, the Astro A50 headset.

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Show #490 - What a Spider Can

September 5th, 2018

27:10

Mike and AJ are here to discuss the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man! We've also been playing more World of Warcraft, punctured with some Into the Breach on Switch. Also, remember when achievements mattered? Like, …

Show #489 - No, No Man's Sky

August 29th, 2018

30:47

Mike and AJ are back. We've pried ourselves away from WoW to try a few other games this week such as No Man's Sky, The Messenger, and the updated …

Show 488 - Gangplank Galleon

August 22nd, 2018

34:26

We're Back! (A Dinosaur's Story)

Mike and AJ have returned after AJ's "paternity leave." Catch up with our excitement over recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcements, marvel as AJ actually enjoys Octopath Traveler, …

Show #487 - 40 Love

July 11th, 2018

35:07

Mike and AJ warmed up before the show with a little Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch. Mike has been playing the upcoming Octopath Traveler, while AJ has been getting his feet wet in Paladins. We end the show with an …

Show #486 - E3 Afterglow Show

June 23rd, 2018

36:14

Mike is back from E3, so he and AJ discuss the highs and lows of the show. We also get into the world of Paladins with the mobile game Paladin's Strike and their take on battle royale, Realm Royale.

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Show #485 - Excessive Hype

June 6th, 2018

47:52

Mike and AJ get into their E3 predictions! Will we get a new Crimson Skies this year?!

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Show #484 - Judge Doom

May 21st, 2018

28:45

Mike and AJ are back from Disney World, and Mike is back from E3 Judges' Week. Listen in to the games Mike can talk about such as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII and Kingdom Hears 3.

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Show #483 - Disney Bound

May 4th, 2018

26:27

Mike and AJ are prepping for a family trip to Walt Disney World. Mike also finally gets into Stardew Valley, we get our toes wet in season 4 of Fortnite, and AJ is still playing God of War.

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Show #482 - Stoned

April 27th, 2018

34:22

Mike and AJ are about to spoiler the dickens out of Avengers: Infinity War. So yeah, if you didn't see it yet, maybe come back to this one. We also talk about God of War, Star Trek: Adversaries, and AJ's continued …

Show #481 - Dad of War

April 19th, 2018

43:25

Hey, we're back! After an unplanned hiatus, Mike and AJ are here to talk about the new God of War, and it's spoiler-free too! We also get into the newest Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood, and explore AJ's crippling …

Show #480 - On Switch

March 9th, 2018

27:45

Mike and AJ look back at one year of the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and we recorded this before the Nintendo Direct this week, so yay Smash!

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Show #479 - Pics Art

March 2nd, 2018

26:09

Mike and AJ have been re-watching Coco now that's it out on Blu-ray and digital, so we decided to discuss what makes a Pixar movie good or bad.

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Show #478 - Dizzy World

February 16th, 2018

53:42

Mike and AJ return with all the great new things we saw on our most recent visit to Walt Disney World.

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Show #477 - Jan Jan Jan

January 31st, 2018

25:14

Mike and AJ take a look at a strangely busy January filled with games like Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sea of Thieves, and more!

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Show #476 - Toothsome

January 13th, 2018

31:02

Mike and AJ take a look at the Nintendo Direct Mini, the latest developer update from Bungie for Destiny 2, and talk about Mike's tooth infection!

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Show #475 - GotY 2017

January 7th, 2018

53:04

Join Mike and AJ as we talk about out top five games of 2017! We also take a look ahead of what's to come in 2018.

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Show #474 - The Last Jedi

December 15th, 2017

43:58

No clever titles this week! It’s a no holds barred, spoiler filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

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Show #473 - This Goes to 11

December 6th, 2017

38:38

Mike and AJ gush about all the new Mega Man news, including the announcement of Mega Man 11! AJ also got a change to experience raiding in Destiny 2, and we dip our toes into the game's first expansion, the Curse of …

Show #472 - Trekkin Ain't Easy

November 28th, 2017

28:25

Mike and AJ discuss some favor Next Generation episodes after Mike reads the Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard. We also delve into the fruits of our Black Friday game deals.

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Show #471 - Award Season, Fire

November 21st, 2017

36:26

Mike and AJ dive into more fall releases like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Skyrim on Switch, Battlefront 2, and more! We also weigh in on the nominees for this year’s Game Awards.

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Show #470 - X Gonna Give It

November 13th, 2017

35:37

Mike and AJ are back from BlizzCon and/or disease! Hear all about the fun of Blizzard’s latest announcements, what new things Mike got up to at Disneyland, and what AJ thinks of he Xbox One X.

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Show #469 - Odyssey, Ya See?

October 30th, 2017

42:55

Mike and AJ have witnessed perhaps the best Mario game ever made! We also make our Blizzcon predictions and check out some of the new things AJ saw on his most recent visit to Walt Disney World.

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Show #468 - Jedyou and Jedi

October 10th, 2017

26:20

Mike and AJ react to the Last Jedi trailer and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta. We also hear Mike's first thoughts on Golf Story on the Switch.

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Show #467 - Cupdead

October 3rd, 2017

35:17

Mike and AJ discover the brutal yet delightful challenge of Cuphead, explore just what is the best SNES game, and check out the Destiny 3 Faction …

Show #466 - New Discoveries

September 26th, 2017

31:47

Mike and AJ explore Star Trek Discovery and give hands on impressions of the SNES Classic!

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Show #465 - Best Seller

September 15th, 2017

37:31

Join Mike and AJ as we digest this month' NPD numbers, recap the Nintendo Direct, and give some further thoughts on Destiny 2 and Metroid: Samus Return.

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Show #464 - Destined to Fail

September 11th, 2017

32:11

Mike and AJ start the show with a quick baseball tangent (Go Tribe!) before hitting up all sorts of games from Destiny 2 to an early look at Metroid: Samus Returns.

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A big announcement for EBP!

September 5th, 2017

1:22

Check out the details of our transition to Anchor! More Minotti every day of the week! Plus can ins, music, and the regular weekly shows.

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Show #463 – The Barrel Is Still Exploding - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

August 24th, 2017

41:38

We celebrate 10 years of the Exploding Barrel Podcast by looking back at our picks for top games of the last 10 years!

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Show #462 – Sonic Maniacs - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

August 18th, 2017

28:33

Mike and AJ geek out about Sonic Mania this week. We also check out Nintendo's impressive sales last month, update our thoughts on Hearthstone, and hear what Mike thinks of Matterfall.

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Show #461 – Very Cold Throne - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

August 11th, 2017

33:20

Mike and AJ take a deep dive into Knights of the Frozen Throne, the latest expansion for Hearthstone.

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Show #460 – This Is My Quest - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

August 4th, 2017

35:06

With a new Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney, Mike and AJ reminisce about Disney's first foray into VR entertainment with an overview of Disney Quest!

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Show #458 – This Is Fine - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

July 21st, 2017

29:34

Mike and AJ go over all the big announcements at D23 and check out the Destiny 2 beta. AJ would rather just play more Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age.

Show #457 – What’s Your Platform? - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

June 29th, 2017

35:45

Mike and AJ revist the 3D platformers of the late 90s. AJ returns to Final Fantasy XIV in light of the new Stormblood expansion, and Mike checks out the Necromancer in Diablo 3.

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Show #456 – E3 Finito - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

June 23rd, 2017

33:10

Mike is back from E3, and AJ wants to know what it was like! We also dive into the Steam Summer Sale.

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Show #454 – SpookE3 - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

June 3rd, 2017

27:45

Mike and AJ discuss their E3 fears, weird Nintendo plans, and Star Trek in VR.

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Show #453 – Wishes - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

May 28th, 2017

33:28

Mike and AJ make a wish for E3 and have a Switch throwdown thanks to Ultra Street Fighter 2 and Arms. We also delve into the mysterious lands of …

Show #452 – Three Way - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

May 23rd, 2017

32:30

Sorry! We recorded this last week, but life kept me from getting it edited until now. But you can enjoy our E3 winners predictions!

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Show #451 – Hooked on a Feeling - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

May 12th, 2017

27:20

Mike and AJ are back with their spoilery thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. We save that talk for the end should you want to avoid …

Show #450 – Puzzles - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

April 28th, 2017

28:22

Mike and AJ are popping Puyos and clearing Tetriminos thanks to Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch. We also take a look back at some of our favorite puzzle games from Pokemon Puzzle League to Zoop! And thanks to some strong …

Show #449 – Classic Nintendo - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

April 20th, 2017

34:33

With the NES Classic on the way out, and rumors swirling of a SNES Classic, Mike and AJ come up with their list of 30 SNES games to include on the theoretical system. We also get an early look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on …

Show #448 – First Last Jedi - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

April 14th, 2017

36:07

Mike and AJ react to the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We also talk about the Overwatch: Uprising event and the first week of Journey to Un'Goro.

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Show #447 – Cratered - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

April 7th, 2017

34:25

Mike and AJ give their first impressions of the latest Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un'Goro.

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Show #446 – My Stuff! - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

March 31st, 2017

24:52

Mike and AJ are here to discuss Destiny 2, Mike's views on Persona 5, and AJ's admiration of Rock Band VR.

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Show #445 – Tale as Old as Time - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

March 17th, 2017

32:36

Mike and AJ are fresh off seeing the live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Find out what we thought about this re-imagining of the 1991 animated classic.

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Show #443 – Line ‘Em Up - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

February 24th, 2017

31:36

Mike and AJ compare the Switch launch line up to all of Nintendo's past launches. Mike got to review the upcoming PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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Show #438 – Switch On - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

January 13th, 2017

23:37

Mike and AJ have already pre-ordered they Nintendo Switch systems! Get our reactions from Nintendo's event as we tear apart the deatails.

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Show #437 – Tender - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

January 6th, 2017

24:15

Mike and AJ beginthe 10th year of EBP by taking a look at what's to come in 2017.

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Show #425 – PSFun - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

October 7th, 2016

21:19

Mike and AJ take a trip down memory lane with the original Playstation. We also get to tear into Forza Horizon 3 and the new Pheonix Wright!

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Show #423 – Would You Kindly - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

September 16th, 2016

28:44

Mike and AJ take a look back at the Bioshock franchise in light of its recent remaster. We also give some quick opinions on iOS 10 and hear about Mike's very exciting new mount in World of Warcraft.

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Show #414 – Gotta Go Fast - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

July 8th, 2016

22:26

Mike and AJ have been enjoying the speed runs at this year's Summer Games Done Quick event. We also got some time with Pokemon Go.

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Show #411 – Clairvoyant - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

June 2nd, 2016

30:23

Mike and AJ gaze into the E3 crystal ball. AJ took a break from Overwatch to check out Paragon, Epic Games' upcoming free to play, third person MOBA.

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Show #408 – Virtual Insanity - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

May 13th, 2016

21:12

Mike an AJ mourn the premature deaths of Disney Infinity and The Muppets (the ABC show, not the beloved characters themselves). Since everyone has betrayed AJ and he is fed up with this world, he has retreated into the …

Show #389 – Xcuse Me - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

December 10th, 2015

21:15

Mike and AJ talk about the biggest news and surprises from the Game Awards and the Playstation Experience. Or is it Xperience?

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Show #371 – Remembering Iwata - The Exploding Barrel Podcast

July 17th, 2015

17:50

Mike and AJ take some time to remember and recognize the legacy of Satoru Iwata.

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