Sockscast Episode 147
November 28th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 147
Run Time: 2:26:55 / File Size: 68.1MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

And we arrive at our final regularly scheduled Sockscast of 2021 before our end of the year festivities begin on December 21st! We close the year out with Rhete's final thoughts on Japanese Cartoon Capital-R Romance, John's devotion to his many, many wives, and Polly's recent acceptance into the Fight With Your Big Ol Brain Army.

I'll also take a moment to remind you about Game of the Year submissions! You've only a scant two weeks remaining to get us your lists (which are due by noon EST on December 12th), so just be aware of the deadline and don't let it creep up on ya!


Polly


The SnS Album Listening Club:
Limp Bizkit - Still Sucks
November 21st, 2021

The SnS Album Listening Club
Limp Bizkit - Still Sucks

Run Time: 1:50:57 / File Size: 101MB

The SnS Album Listening Club makes a special return visit to your podcast headspace! Proof that there's plenty to still be thankful for!

This episode, the ALC welcomes a new member to the table, Psychic Heist, who brings a huge love and knowledge of music with him! And we're gonna use all that expertise to review the new Limp Bizkit offering Still Sucks! This is how you utilize your talent pool, folks.

But hey, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT FORGET to submit YOUR entries for our end of the year GotY podcasts! You wouldn't wanna be left out in the cold on that! Remember, entries are due by Noon EST on December 12th.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 146 + GotY 2021 Submissions Info!
November 14th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 146
Run Time: 2:33:06 / File Size: 70.8MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

Did you know it's Game of the Year season? Well, you'll find out right at the start of his hot new episode of The World's Favorite and Only Podcast about Videogames! Once things get rollin', John lets us know if Konosuba can keep up the steam for its last three volumes, Rhete's school idol days are well and truly never-ending, and Polly's caught between a rock and two love interests.

Game of the Year Listener Submissions

As you know, we're big on end of the year lists here at SMPS, and we're always eager for you to get in on the action, especially when it comes time for our end of the year festivities! Those of you that have done this before know what's up, but for anyone new looking to contribute simply follow the below instructions!

1. Pick yourself three games you liked this year. They don't have to have been released this year! If you played it this year and enjoyed it then it's fair game. On your list it goes!

2. Write a small blurb about each game. One or two sentences should suffice, but give us some words to go along with each game!

3. Email your submission to podcast [at-sign] socksmakepeoplesexy.net BY NOON EST ON DECEMBER 12TH. We'll be recording the Game of the Year episodes on the evening of December 12th so this is pretty easy to understand. You might have a few hours of leeway, but don't take your chances!

4. For those of you who would like to read your own lists the same rules as above apply. Three games, three blurbs, read it out, sing it out, whatever you wanna do however you want! Create an .mp3 file, attach it to your email and just send it to the above email address.

Easy as pie, right? You got just a little under a month to get those final decisions in, and we'll be doing reminders on the site in the meantime. As always, we can't wait to hear what games you enjoyed the most! So, thanks in advance for helping out!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 145
October 31st, 2021

Sockscast Episode 145
Run Time: 2:45:05 / File Size: 76.7MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, ALL OF YA SCARIES! Celebrate the scaring season with your Sockscast pals as we...well...just kinda do what we always do! But more spooky! Probably! In this thrilling episode John's light novel obsession may be out of control at this point, Rhete's a squid now, and find out how things went for Polly and John at the Bad End Theater! There's also another BIG OL Metroid love fest at the end of this one, so you have been warned!

It's also time to start to thinking about those Games of the Year you've been playing. We'll be announcing how to contribute to our yearly end of the year festivities next episode!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 144
October 11th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 144
Run Time: 2:55:37 / File Size: 81.5MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

Ring in autumn with your Sockscast pals! In this episode, the next leg of John's Xeno journey comes to a close, Polly's up to some comedic stealth shenanigans, and Rhete's still not gonna do anything but watch a bunch of anime! There's also some Metroid Prime discussion near the end of the episode, but nothing spoilery, but we give you a chance to bail once you get there if you still wanna stay blind.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 143
September 27th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 143
Run Time: 2:48:19 / File Size: 77.0MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

Yoooo yer Sockscast pals are back and we're gonna get you all caught up on the various shenanigans we've been up to for the last month. Rhete's either still in the midst of or is now recovering from Anime Salvo 2021 Part 2, John just can't stop getting pulled into alternate worlds, and Polly's finally gone full on virtual.


Polly


Some Sockscasty Scheduling Stuffs
September 16th, 2021

As you may have noticed, there's not been a new Sockscast in a while. It turns out that real life can get pretty busy sometimes and folks' attention may need to be elsewhere for a bit. Couple of us have had some things going on, but we'll be making a shot at getting back to things hopefully around the 26th or so!

We appreciate your patience and understanding!


Polly


It's A Silly New Game For You To Play
August 31st, 2021

Hey hey, how's it goin? Did you know that you can play my brand-new 10-minute side-scroller Luigi Floating On an Egg Over the Sea right now? Yes, indeed! All you need is a keyboard and a Windows PC! Just click the link up there at the top to be transported to a wonderful, relaxing float over the sea with your favorite friends!

This game was made as a thank you to our good friend Sayara, who you may know does the wonderful Sockscast covers that have graced our podcast for the last seven years!

So, why not hop on over to that linky link up there and have yourself a little float on us?


Polly


Sockscast Episode 142
August 23rd, 2021

Sockscast Episode 142
Run Time: 3:29:33 / File Size: 95.9MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

Your Sockscast dreams have finally come true, it's The Rhete Episode! He took a two-week vacation and binged every single bit of anime he possibly could, and we're gonna hear about a lot of 'em! John also indulged in some more western animated tomfoolery. We cap the episode off with an impromptu Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time spoilercast, but don't worry, we give you a chance to bail if you're looking to stay blind to that!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 141
August 1st, 2021

Sockscast Episode 141
Run Time: 2:47:28 / File Size: 77.2MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

Welcome to a new era of the podcast! Right up at the top, our good pal Taylor welcomes you with our new podcast intro theme, "It's The Only Podcast," so huge thanks for that and we hope you enjoy too!

Once the show gets-a-rollin', John's gonna take us on a lovely trip through Itch World, where all the good small games live, Rhete's Yakuza Quest wraps up with a critical hit, and Polly's diving into the blood and guts of the newest Mortal Kombat flick!


Polly


The John Thyer Release Day Double Feature!
July 23rd, 2021

In celebration of the three-year anniversary of John Thyer's Facets, he's prepared a birthday double header sure to keep you living the dream for a good while.

Up first we have Wayward, a 120-page novel which serves as an all-new prequel story to the original game's events. Delve into the Facets world and shed light on its characters' pasts, experience action-packed magical battles, and probably have a feel or two or a few or a billion!

Next up is Facets 1.1, which is a rebalance of the original game with handy-dandy difficulty and combat mode options that offer a fair compromise to the original game's difficulty, should you need them. The game also includes a very cool boss guide to help you out if you still find yourself slugging away at nightmare baddies!

So, go and give all of your attention to John's amazingly crafted world today!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 140
July 19th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 140
Run Time: 3:25:33 / File Size: 95.4MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

It's the BIG ASS WELCOME BACK episode of the podcast and we are just chock full to the brim with nothing but that good stuff. John's on a shmup binge to end all shmup binges, Rhete's Crossbell adventures reach a staggering and mind-blowing climax, and Polly's death marching to the end of the world.


Polly


The Sockscast Big Ass Welcome Back!
July 11th, 2021



It ain't an Illusion, baby. The Sockscast is returning, July 18th at 6:00PM EDT at at our usual streaming spot (With the archive going up on the podcast site right after, of course!)

I greatly appreciate your patience while I was getting things taken care of, and though they're not 100% yet, there's no reason to delay the show coming back any further, so we hope to catch you there!


Polly


Upcoming Sockscast Summer Hiatus
June 8th, 2021

So, I mentioned at the top of our most recent episode that at some point in the near future that The Sockscast would need to go on hiatus for a bit because I'd be having a major dental procedure at some point. Well, that some point turns out to be this coming Friday, June the 11th.

So, what does that mean for The Sockscast going forward right now? Well, I am currently looking at four to six weeks of healing after my procedure, so there will likely be no more new episodes in June or July at the very least. There's also going to be a period of having some replacements made and getting used to them which may add another two to three weeks, so conservatively I'd say no new episodes for four to six weeks, and maybe the more realistic projection would be six to eight weeks.

So, stay tuned to the main site or our twitter @smps_updates and we'll keep you updated along the way.

Have yourselves a fantastic summer, everybody, and thanks so much for your understanding and continued listenership and support!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 139
June 7th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 139
Run Time: 2:59:36 / File Size: 82.6MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

If ya need yourself something comfy and cozy to relax to, I'm sure this jam-packed episode of The Sockscast has you covered in one way or another. John's waited 358/2 Days to finally be able to talk about Kingdom Hearts again, Rhete's adventures in Crossbell are gettin' mighty spicy, and Polly's making contracts with demons and that's probably okay...we think...


Polly


Sockscast Episode 138
May 17th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 138
Run Time: 3:19:38 / File Size: 91.3MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

The Sockscast is ready to get all back up in them earholes with another episode full of absolute bangers you won't wanna miss. Rhete's hopefully going to realize his dream of seeing his favorite idol perform at the Budokan, John's recently acquired bounty hunter's license is coming in handy, and Polly's having nightmares about how good everything's she's bringing to the show is! On top of that, FreezingInferno joins us for an in-depth Fate discussion literally everyone's been waiting for!


Polly


The Sockscast Is Now On Spotify
May 4th, 2021

For folks who've been asking, The Sockscast is now available to follow on Spotify. You'll still be able to grab episodes the usual ways (direct downloads, Twitch/YouTube VODs, Apple, and Google) but now you have this option too!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 137
May 3rd, 2021

Sockscast Episode 137
Run Time: 3:26:28 / File Size: 94.5MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

We're off to the races with another finger lickin' good episode of your favorite hear no evil, see no evil, talkin' no bullshit podcast. In this episode, John's going full dumpster dive, Polly's brought nothing but bangers, and Rhete needs us to help deconstruct the idea of horse girls and the world they live in.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 136
April 19th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 136
Run Time: 2:54:00 / File Size: 80.3MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

We're joined this episode by Nert, a fellow streamer and all around rad duder and he's gonna learn us about some time looping werewolf and be our best buddy! Also this episode, John has rediscovered his Devil May Cool, Rhete holds a public execution for John, and Polly has NO time for any dang videogames, only cartoons!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 135
April 4th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 135
Run Time: 2:27:55 / File Size: 68.4MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

Another fresh hot serving of Sockscast for your special pretty and very important face comin' right up! In this bursting with spring energy edition, John's keeping things Simpe and Clean, Polly's once again doused herself in blood, and Rhete's putting a cap on Operation: Northern Cross.


Polly


Play Byron Hulcher's Sacarium Now!
April 2nd, 2021

This ain't no April Fool's! You can head on over to the link above and play our good pal Byron's new quick, dirty, and dark RPG vignette Sacarium!

While you're at it, give him a follow and shout on the ol Twitterbox after you've played and let him know what you think!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 134
March 15th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 134
Run Time: 2:14:28 / File Size: 62.3MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

This episode starts off with quite the banger of a discussion. You're just gonna have to trust me on this one. Once things have calmed down and we're recovered however, John's gonna catch your heart with a little bit of Precure, Rhete's on a mission to find out of war ever truly changes, and Polly's experiences in witchcraft may have ended up a bit uneven. After all that, Rhete and John have a completely non-spoilery discusson about OMORI starting at 1:44:43 lasting through the remainder of the show. Again, there's no spoilers, but in case you still wanna go in completely blind, we got you covered.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 133
February 28th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 133
Run Time: 2:50:59 / File Size: 79.1MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

If you're looking for an episode of the show that's packed full of JRPG goodness, look no further because we got a lot of Ys IX up front as well as John Thyer's Very Own Xenogears Spoilercast (from 41:07 - 1:33:45 if you're looking to stay blind to that game.) From there, Polly's going to hack the planet, and Rhete's on the receiving end of Bowser's Fury.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 132
February 8th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 132
Run Time: 2:54:58 / File Size: 80.4MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

We have jam packed this three hours with as much as we possibly can. It's just bursting with the seams with John's back from his vacation in Duckburg and he's got some interesting stories for us, Rhete's letting his inner monster out, and Polly's got some more ninja'ing to do, but first she'll have to pry herself away from her Alchemy Pot.


Polly


RE: God is in the Podcast
February 1st, 2021

Due to a developing story involving Marilyn Manson and multiple counts of abuse and witnessed abuse, Taylor and I are making the decision to pull God is in the Podcast from the SMPS podcast feed.

The words of Evan Rachel Wood were brought up multiple times throughout us running the show. At every point, we tried very hard to impress onto our listening audience that we in no way condoned the man and his behavior, but I feel this situation ahs reached a point where the man's actions are so reprehensible that I don't in any way feel good about hosting a show dedicated to his work on my site any longer.

I want to thank and apologize to everyone that helped take part in the project and made time to come on and have meaningful discussion with us about each album. Removing the podcast from our feed also means removing the work you put in to help us make the show a reality, and all I can offer is a sincere apology, but I suspect many, if not all of you, will understand.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 131
January 25th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 131
Run Time: 3:25:19 / File Size: 94.4MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

Holy wow, do we have a chonker of an episode this time around, so get yourself comfy and enjoy our tales of heroism... By which I mean playing videogames. This episode, Rhete's got some bunny ears and dodging bullets, John's Rance saga continues finding the stupidest of highs, and Polly just can't get enough of hunting for items that facilitate progression toward the next area. Also, cloacas.


Polly


Sockscast Episode 130
January 10th, 2021

Sockscast Episode 130
Run Time: 2:52:27 / File Size: 78.9MB
Opening Theme: "We Are The Only Ones That Love You" by Taylor

The Sockscast lands safely in the new year, and we're back all up in your grill with a whole load of things we got up to during the holidays. Highlights include John sinking to the depths of Hell itself, Rhete being completely puzzled by numbers, and Polly's meeting with a bunch of weirdo cultists. All that and a whole bunch of shmup talk! We love shmups!


Polly




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