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Welcome to Retrograde Amnesia, a podcast where we cover classic Japanese Role-playing Games (JRPGs), chapter by chapter, beat by beat. Check out a complete listing of the works we have covered and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider. Support us on Patreon at

Feb 10, 2020

It's true; Xenogears and Xeno-adjacent podcast may be our own dark cruel destiny. This time we're dissecting idioms, unlocking abilities through the power of narrative, expressing surprise at some casual abduction, picturing "Malibu Bart," remembering Hammer is on this blasted ship, fantasizing over non-erotic Old Maison fan art, determining the current villain tier list, continuing our adoration of portrait-less doctors, and dabbling in some hypno-programming. You shouldn't play pranks in an unknown land.

00:51 - Intro
02:30 - Resetting on the Yggdrasil amid dramatic conflict (Music sample: "Fuse, live 20th Anniversary Concert")
06:50 - Talking entitlements with Dominia
11:36 - Weltall, Brigandier, Vierge versus Haishao
15:29 - Yggdrasil attendance check-in
21:02 - Remember Nisan? / Strapping pirates
22:53 - Hey, Margie (Music sample: "Singing of the Gentle Wind, live 20th Anniversary Concert")
29:10 - Wild shit aboard the Gebler airship
36:50 - Yggdrasil treasures
39:18 - Big Joe, mi amore
42:08 - Bart tattoo speculation, Hans sobriety check
43:23 - Our Lady seems to have returned
45:42 - The cost of betraying
50:33 - Outro
51:59 - Presenting Chris' Super Smash Bros interview with his twin four year olds

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