In a deep dive into the world of video games, the More Than Monotowinners discuss the unique aspects of the open-world game design philosophy.  Evan talks up the yakuza. Peter cheats on his games. Dan wants to get at least 2 frames per second in his menus. Maxwell sniffles.

Round three of the grub bug is here, and the More Than Monotobaggers have even more of those tiny little topics for you.  Maxwell wants to know about your perfect day. Evan thinks you should love The Rock even more than you already do. Dan has some secret talents to share.  Peter reminisces on old cartoons.

The More Than Monotocrackpots dive into the deep well of conspiracy theories this week, tackling one of the classics: our beautiful, pale blue disk.  Dan acts like a fool. Maxwell wants to be Jeff Foxworthy. Evan has some questions for former president George W. Bush. Peter offends just about everyone.

 

1 in 4 Americans Thinks the Sun Goes Around the Earth | NPR

It’s the first anniversary of More Than Monotony!  The More Than Monotogang takes a look back on 2018, and reflects on the best aspects of the year.  We hope our podcast has brought you a year’s worth of joy, and will continue to bring joy for many years to come.

Who plays more video games: your little cousin, or your great aunt?  Trick question, the answer is the More Than Monotogamers. As the video game industry continues to grow, the details of its reach can be surprising.  Peter picks up a marketing gig. Maxwell mixes up his holidays. Dan does some money math. Evan really doesn’t care for Ready Player One.

 

Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry | Entertainment Software Association

Beyond 50/50: Breaking Down the Percentage of Female Gamers by Genre | Quantic Foundry

With seemingly every film franchise being either remade or rebooted, the More Than Monotopeople weigh in on what makes a successful restart.  Matt joins the cast. Evan disapproves of sentient candelabras. Peter hopes Emma Watson is listening. Dan ruins Shrek.

In this Christmas hangover episode of More Than Monotony, the More Than Monotoholics talk up their favorite bars.  The usual hijinks ensue. Peter would rather talk about bears. Maxwell becomes less of a man. Dan is not a pilot.  Evan would like to apologize to the state of Florida.

You all loved it the first time, so Grab Bag returns with more bite-size tidbits from the More Than Monotomen.  Evan thinks TV shows are too long. Peter finally is allowed to talk Aquaman. Dan wants to know about your farts.  Maxwell listens to some guilty pleasure music.

For the next dive into mythology, the More Than Monotofolks look way back to the ancient Egyptians to see what made their gods stand out from their contemporaries.  Dan steals a point. Evan is sick of underworld deities. Peter becomes his own hype man. Maxwell derails a bowling alley.

Music is an essential, but oft-neglected part of movies, games, and television.  The More Than Monotosicians explore how a good soundtrack can enhance a work, and where you can find the best of those sweet, sweet scores.  Evan upsets the group. Dan sings Pokemon. Maxwell needs his 2 a.m. Peter goes “bwonk”

 

The Marvel Symphonic Universe | Every Frame a Painting

A Theory of Film Music | Dan Golding

Peter and Dan like to mess around with some other podcasts on the side.  If you’re looking for some recommendations for your second-favorite podcast, those two are the ones to ask, they’ll hook you up.  Evan is here too.

This week, the More Than Monotoblokes are debuting the first installment of a new format! Try your luck with the More Than Monotony Grab BagTM, a selection of quick-fire topics too short for feature film but perfect for binge watching.  Peter preaches about meat. Maxwell needs you to study. Dan wants to know more about your bed. Evan doesn’t get this whole Fortnite thing.

Super bacteria are coming for you and your family!  Join the More Than Monotohosts as they cover the issue of antibiotic resistance and what you can do to fight back.  Maxwell brings the bug facts. Peter is unfazed. Dan fights a rose bush. Evan has stern words for apples.

 

What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? | Maryn McKenna

Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance - Protecting Yourself and Your Family

The More Than Monotochamps are back again with more Star Wars!  This time it’s all about giving credit where credit is due, and defending the weaker aspects of the prequel trilogy.  Peter feels the bromance. Evan is kindly asked to leave. Maxwell seethes once more. Dan speaks the unspeakable name.

 

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Ever wanted the inside scoop on what exactly happened to Atlantis?  Well, the More Than Monotonolanteans are here to put the final word into just how they lost that continent.  Peter claims a new heritage. Dan tries to comprehend Atlas. Evan blows your minds. Maxwell talks to a fish.

Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story are both available on your favored home media platform, so now is the perfect time to listen to Evan and Peter’s reviews before you rewatch those films.  Based on the box office returns, it’s not like you saw Solo in theaters anyways.

Big telescopes are pretty neat, so the More Than Monotostronomers gather around to discuss all those fancy space pictures.  Armchair astronomy may occur. Dan educates. Peter goes off the deep end. Maxwell advances to the classical age. Evan does NOT apologize to Ryan Gosling.

 

Hubble Space Telescope Flawed Mirror

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field Picture

James Webb Space Telescope

Comparison of nominal sizes of primary mirrors of notable optical telescopes

The entertainment world is moving towards a digital and streamed future, and the More Than Monotodudes ain’t havin’ that.  Or maybe they are, you’ll have to listen to find out. Evan tries a new hook. Dan puns. Maxwell asphyxiates. Peter wants his Iron Fist DVD already, dammit.

As a bunch of youngins themselves, the More Than Monotollennials talk about their generation and the challenges faced growing into the professional world.  Dan fails at a retake beyond what was previously thought possible. Peter pitches his better soda. Evan wants off this squalid pit. Maxwell pours one out for the monkey.

Whenever the third movie in a film franchise is released, the discussion inevitably turns to which installment of the trilogy is the best.  The More Than Monotobroskis weigh in with their thoughts on some classic trilogies and try and find if there’s a pattern to the quality. Maxwell discovers a time loop.  Evan wishes there was a sequel to The Matrix. Dan hopes you catch his Ocean’s Twelve reference. Peter breaks some eggs. Maxwell discovers a time loop.

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