Episode Archive

63 episodes of Jala-chan's Place since the first episode, which aired on May 1st, 2022.

  • Cutting Room Floor Ep 1: Fire Emblem Redux

    January 1st, 2024  |  37 mins 16 secs
    cutting room floor, fire emblem, intelligent systems

    On the inaugural episode of bonus show Cutting Room Floor, Jala is joined by her Fire Emblem sherpa Phred to discuss what makes this SRPG series special.

  • A Glass Darkly Ep 1: Our Story

    January 1st, 2024  |  12 mins 10 secs
    erik, phantom, phantom of the opera

    In this inaugural episode of A Glass Darkly, Jala reads an original Phantom of the Opera vignette setting the stage for a potential new project. She wrote this piece in May 2023.

  • Episode 45: The Nightly News [Comic]

    December 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 52 mins
    comics, graphic novels, jonathan hickman, the nightly news

    Jala is joined by Case Aiken (Men of Steel, Another Pass) and Dave Cox (Monster Dear Monster) to discuss Jonathan Hickman's first comic project, The Nightly News.

  • Episode 44: Fitness AMA/Mythbusting

    December 8th, 2023  |  3 hrs 34 secs
    ama, certified personal trainer, fitness, mythbusting, nutrition, wellness

    Jala is joined by Marcus and Dave Cox to answer fitness & nutrition questions from listeners and do a little debunking of oft-cited myths in the process.

  • Episode 43: Voices of a Distant Star/She and Her Cat

    November 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins
    anime, hoshi no koe, kanojo to kanojo no neko, makoto shinkai. 彼女と彼女の猫, movie, she and her cat, voices of a distant star, ほしのこえ

    Jala is joined by Dave Cox (Monster Dear Monster) and Ollie Brady (Judging Book Covers, Mystery 8) to discuss the 2003 dual release of Makoto Shinkai's anime shorts Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) and She and Her Cat (彼女と彼女の猫).

  • Episode 42: Empathy & Emotional Intelligence

    November 10th, 2023  |  3 hrs 58 secs
    ei, emotional intelligence, empathy, eq, relationships, self-improvement

    Jala is joined by Desirée, Nick (Friday Night Gamecast) and Matt ("Fun" & Games, Screen Snark, Reignite) to discuss empathy, emotional intelligence, and why they are so crucial especially in these constantly-connected times.

  • Episode 41: SIMULACRA [IP]

    October 27th, 2023  |  3 hrs 9 mins
    horror, identity, internet, kaigan games, simulacra, video game, video games

    Jala is joined by Greg Polander (The SNES Podcast) and Josh Covel (Still Loading) to discuss Kaigan Games' found phone detective/horror game IP, SIMULACRA.

  • Episode 40: Internet and Identity

    October 13th, 2023  |  2 hrs 25 mins
    avatar, handle, identity, internet, online

    Jala is joined by Dave Cox (Monster Dear Monster) and Marcus (Rain's Animations) to discuss how the internet has both given us another identity, and also affected our sense of self.

  • Episode 39: Tenchi Muyo! In Love

    September 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    anime, movie, tenchi, tenchi muyo, tenchi muyo! in love

    Jala is joined by Dave Cox (Monster Dear Monster) and Marcus to discuss Tenchi Muyo! In Love (天地無用 IN LOVE!), a 1996 anime film.

  • Episode 38: Toxic Masculinity

    September 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 42 mins
    men's mental health, patriarchy, self help, social issues, toxic masculinity, wellness

    Jala is joined by Briar and Lance to discuss toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and why the conversation about these social issues approach them from the wrong angle.

  • Episode 37: Portal [IP]

    September 1st, 2023  |  3 hrs 14 mins
    chell, glados, portal, valve, video game, video games

    Jala is joined by Ben (The Level), Dennis (The Level/Furia Games), and Matt ("Fun" & Games, Reignite, Screen Snark) to discuss Valve's Portal video game IP.

  • Episode 36: Unraveling Grind Culture

    August 18th, 2023  |  2 hrs 37 mins
    capitalism, grind culture, hustle culture, self-worth, the grind, the hustle

    Join Jala, Moxie and Moon (TripleSMoon, Nick) as they discuss the plague known as grind or hustle culture: what it is, how pervasive it is, what causes it, and ways to cope.

  • Episode 35: Fire Emblem [IP]

    August 4th, 2023  |  2 hrs 48 mins
    fire emblem, game, intelligent systems, nintendo, role playing game, rpg, srpg, strategy role playing game, tactical role playing game, trpg, video game

    Jala is joined by Adelaide (Back On My BS) and Nick Fakhoury (Friday Night Gamecast) to talk about the Fire Emblem video game series and its impact on the tactical RPG sub-genre.

  • Episode 34: Fatphobia & Eating Disorders

    July 21st, 2023  |  2 hrs 45 mins
    disordered eating, eating disorders, fatphobia, self improvement, self-esteem, self-image

    Join Jala, Briar and Raúl as they discuss the rampant phenomenon of fatphobia as well as the disordered eating which may follow. They share personal stories and methods by which to heal the damage.

  • Episode 33: Metroid Fusion

    July 7th, 2023  |  3 hrs 24 mins
    game boy advance, metroid, metroid fusion, metroidvania, samus, video game

    Join Jala, Dave Jackson (Tales from the Backlog), Moon (TripleSMoon, Nick) and Daniel as they discuss the 2002 Game Boy Advance game, Metroid Fusion.

  • Episode 32: Body Dysmorphia & Gender Dysphoria

    June 23rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 7 mins
    body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, self-esteem, self-image

    Jala is joined by Adelaide and Zombi to discuss body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria, two rampant issues. Learn more about their history and context, and how each host grapples with these feelings.