Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast
A Companion Podcast for All 40 Years of Gundam
MSB is a weekly Gundam podcast for new fans, old fans, and not yet fans. Nina (a Gundam first-timer) and Thom (a lifelong Gundam fan) analyze, review, and research all 40-years of the iconic sci-fi anime mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam in the order it was made. We research its influences, examine its themes, and discuss how each piece of the Gundam canon fits within the changing context in Japan and the world, from 1979 to today. Part history podcast, part discussion podcast, all Gundam podcast.

2.30: The Gambler

You can run on for a long time...

Show Notes

This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 29 - Crisis at Side Two (サイド2の危機), discuss our first impressions, and discuss the mental and emotional state of a somewhat-more-grown-up Amuro Ray with special guest and consultant in neuropsychology, Dr. Shar, of Dr. Sharmander gaming.

You can find Dr. Shar online on YouTube and Twitter. Dr Shar also consulted on MSB episodes 1.27 and 2.16.

Disclaimer from Dr. Shar: All views expressed in this interview are the clinician's own and do not represent the opinions of any entity whatsoever with which she has been, is currently, or will be affiliated. Some are reactionary and are for entertainment purposes only.

- A neuropsych book on veterans:

Bush, Shane S. Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans. Springer Publishing Company, 2012.

- Definition and explanation of the effects of G-LOC (G-Force Induced Loss of Consciousness).

- Brief explanation of Kluver-Bucy syndrome.

- Explanation of object relations theory.

- The music used in the Man in the Demon Faced Castle trailer is Augmentations by Kai Engle, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

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