The World is My Burrito Podcast

The World is My Burrito Podcast

Reviews and deep dives into Japanese and American pop culture's effect on history, the history of genres and franchises, and philosophy behind and within said content.

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July 4, 2024 28 mins

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Yoko, a full cyborg, and Erika, part cyborg, are on a journey to experience all of the amenities Mars has to offer including but not limited to:


  • societal and atmospheric collapse as the result of past wars and devious alliances between corrupt kingdoms, bounty hunters, and other factions
  • betrayal by friends, family, sworn protectors, and lovers alike
  • The brutal murde...
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Today we’re covering the 2023 Kickstarter comic Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars, an American project based on an otherwise untranslated and unpublished short story by the author of VHD himself, Hideyuki Kikuchi.

SPOILER ALERT SYNOPSIS maybe kinda don't sweat it

Message from Mars is told from the point of view of Cecile, a girl who could see the future, one of the human colonists on Mars....

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March 4, 2024 47 mins

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Yo! Welcome to The World is My Burrito AKA TWIMB, a podcast where I drown myself in a puddle of a topic, discover how deep that body of water goes, then drown myself even further for weeks on end to create content for listeners like you. 


Today we’re gonna cover Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novella No Longer Human, 2 of its 3 translations and the Junji Ito and Usamaru Furuya manga adaptations.

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March 1, 2024 13 mins

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Join me in this short thought about the point in media when diversity kinda loses its... diversity. All from the lens of the Horizon video games. It's fun to keep in mind when consuming books, comics, video games, whatever! Let me know what you think about it.

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The year is 2015!... no, 1959!... wait, maybe it's the 60s? Nobody knows. Anyways, you've recently learned what the hell a "titan" is but some jerks in an office have known FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY! Join Zack and I as we travel to Hueco Mun- er, Axis Mundi, San Francisco, some Pacific Islands, and Japan, all the while figuring out what the hell Kurt Russel and "Gackt at home"...

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January 8, 2024 30 mins
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December 15, 2023 35 mins

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Can anyone hear you scream in space? Not if you don't stream your gameplay! Listen to my nonsense about one of the most (non-)surprisingly enjoyable games! I wan't expecting to do a Taquito on this but this just felt right for a small episode.

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November 30, 2023 24 mins

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Listen to me ramble about the newest film in the TOHO Godzilla franchise: Godzilla Minus One

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November 22, 2023 48 mins

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Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure artificial imagination. Listen to me babble as I try to provide opinions on the robots and AI in PLUTO, Urasawa's take of the classic Tezuka tale: The Greatest Robot on Earth

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October 19, 2023 21 mins

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Listen to my incoherent thoughtstream on the first five A Nightmare on Elm Street movies! I've never seen these before so you're getting pretty fresh reactions. 

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October 18, 2023 2 mins

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It's time to let loose just a smidge instead of always writing dissertations. Let's keep things shorter and more personal with the new Taquitos! Or mini-sodes. Look, I gotta keep it thematically complicated.

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June 30, 2023 56 mins

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Join me as a FINALLY talk about Ghost of Tsushima! This covers a little creation history and my personal opinions about characters and some of the philosophy behind them. 

I do not have a single link to any specific interview. I watched a ton to grab all my info and pulled from all of them.

Links
PSNProfiles: https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/11090-ghost-of-tsushima

Creative...

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The long awaited chat about Ghost of Tsushima has finally released! Joining me is Erik (from Epik Fails of History) as we chat about the game, the story, our likes, etc.! Be sure to check out the Epik Fails episode #27 on the history behind the real Mongolian Invasion!

Erik’s books

Erik’s Website

Podcasters Assemble

Keep your eyes peeled for PART TWO on June 19th!

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May 23, 2023 91 mins

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On this episode of The World is My Burrito, Jose and I taco 'bout the wacky, zany 1990s straight to video film and cult classic, Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue. I cover a little bit of V-Cinema history and provide some stats concerning the franchise. The new film directed by Hideako Anno releases later this month so start getting hype!

I cover why Ghost of Tsushima is a little late and what I w...

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Join myself and Erik Slader (from Epik Fails of History and Podcasters Assemble) as we discuss John Scalzi's newest novel, Kaiju Preservation Society.  If you're a fan of sci-fi, giant monsters, and a story that respects your limited time, this is the read for you!

John Scalzi Bibliography


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March 15, 2023 79 mins

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Join me while I talk about my recent 20-day trip! Rather than take even longer to release an episode, live vicariously through my past as I excuse my constant delays with neat words and pretty brain pictures.

Something resembling a product list:

FIND YOUR LOCAL OUTDOOR STORE. But if you don’t have one: https://www.rei.com/

Pants: https://www.kuhl.com/

Small, amazing cameras: https://www.f...

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Join me as I speak with Matt from Star Fruit Books about Junji Ito's GYO! We'll dive into some history and even review the well-known terrible OVA (don't worry that part is short).

Please check out Star Fruit's unique, DRM free, AND LIMITED PHYSICAL COPY manga collection:
www.StarFruitBooks.com

And on all social media platforms @StarFruitBooks

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Join me as I emBarker (get it?) on a journey down the highways of the dead, checking out Clive Barker's short stories "The Book of Blood" (1984) and "On Jerusalem Street (a postscript)" (1985)  and two accompanying films: Book of Blood (2009) and Books of Blood (2020). 

Also search for me on YouTube to see my face!

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September 12, 2022 50 mins

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Sit down and Zen out while we discuss one of Tezuka's magnum opera: Buddha.

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Relax to this soothing, live recording as Justin from Straight Chilling Podcast joins me to discuss the finer points of BioShock. It's a nerdy hour interview held live in a local cafe. This episode pre-dates episode 11 by several months, providing you with amazingly realistic reactions and genuine surprises.

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