Erika Ensign

Podcasts hosted by Erika Ensign

Saga of Rereading Epics
Saga of Rereading Epics

Earp Chirp
Earp Chirp

Beginner's Puck
Beginner's Puck

Lazy Doctor Who
Lazy Doctor Who

Guest Host

The Incomparable

357: It's Above Average


610: Doctor Who S12E4 review: "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror"

438: In The Village: Teaser - The Prisoner (2009)

383: In The Village: "Fall Out"

377: In The Village: "Once upon a Time"

373: In The Village: "The Girl Who Was Death"

370: In The Village: Nicholas Briggs Interview

367: In The Village: "Living in Harmony"

365: In The Village: "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"

360: In The Village: "A Change of Mind"

358: In The Village: "It's Your Funeral"

353: In The Village: "Hammer into Anvil"

350: In The Village: "Checkmate"

347: In The Village: "Dance of the Dead"

342: In The Village: "Many Happy Returns"

337: In The Village: "The General"

328: In The Village: "The Schizoid Man"

322: In The Village: "Free For All"

315: In The Village: "A. B. and C."

309: In The Village: "The Chimes of Big Ben"

304: In The Village: "Arrival"

292: In The Village: Introduction

Total Party Kill

250: Ask the Dungeon Masters!

Game Show

176: Venerable Boos Outfit

173: We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers

151: I Learned the Truth at Seventeen

147: His Nose

143: Unexpected Batman

141: Do the Toilets Pay You?

137: British Ghosts

131: Boasting Mountains

128: Who Is Lamargine Gumbody?

124: Wayne Gretzky

116: Flubber Franchise

114: I Believe In The Juicy Rooster

108: I Hate People and Places

98: K'on Bragh!

96: That Bear!

81: The Ghost Has Spoken

79: Yelling at Rocks

74: Baseballers

72: You're Rolling Like Terrible People

65: The Famous Mickey

64: Random Pursuit

Beginner's Puck

36b: Short Shift - Erika

36a: Short Shift - Erika

Recently Read

63: "Blade Reforged" by Kelly McCullough

62: The Nightshades Series by Melissa F. Olson

61: "Fireheart Tiger" by Aliette de Bodard

60: "Tea and Sympathetic Magic" by Tansy Rayner Roberts

59: "Brightfall" by Jaime Lee Moyer

56: "Broken Blade" by Kelly McCullough

55: "Guns of the Dawn" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

54: "Beneath the Rising" by Premee Mohamed

39: "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik

35: "Terminal Alliance" by Jim C. Hines

34: "Spirits, Spells, and Snark" by Kelly McCullough

30: "Magic, Madness, and Mischief" by Kelly McCullough

29: "Hidden Sun" by Jaine Fenn

27: "Crimson Frost" by Jim C. Hines

26: "Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

24: "Love and Romanpunk" by Tansy Rayner Roberts

23: "Embers of War" by Gareth L. Powell

22: "Record of a Spaceborn Few" by Becky Chambers

15: "Girl Reporter" by Tansy Rayner Roberts

14: "Summer in Orcus" by T. Kingfisher

Guest Panelist

The Incomparable

614: Eternal Spotlight of the Sunless Mind

611: Distributed Disinterested Dystopia

607: I Regret So Many Great Movies

603: Witness for the Airship

602: The Show You Think You Saw

600: The Machine Was a Vampire

595: I Didn't Have a Tab - The Best of 2021

592: A Glorious Mess

590: The Car Explodes In Midair

585: Remember the Soup

584: Window and Chill

583: Could They Reboot 'Supernatural'?

580: We're Gonna Be Good CEOs

578: Fish in the Milk

577: Robot Monster Truck Rally

571: You Paint Mushrooms Beautifully

565: The Avengers of Cities

560: Gaseous Anomaly Platform

551: Transdimensional Tech Warlord

549: Future of the Future

547: Catching Up On Stuff - The Best of 2020

545: Chekhov's Disappearing Pig

540: Too Good to Live

533: Confiscate the Trumpeter's Mute

528: To Quantity!

527: Quantum Physics Training Montage

525: Sorry, Ocean

516: Like a Fruit Salad

512: Eponymous

509: The Battle of Control-V

501: The Kickstarter of Space Exploration

500: Amalgamated Zeppelin Monocle Company

495: Congratulations, You're All Pregnant - The Best of 2019

492: The Sith You've Dated

491: The Yellow Ones Don't Stop

489: He Likes Your Lemonade

488: What If Romeo and Juliet Were Terminators

485: Iterative Movies Are My Jam

482: A Problematic Hen

479: Specifically Boo Berry

472: 33 Percent Rule

461: Team Jerkface

460: Three and a Half Mothers

458: San Francisco Rat

454: I Wrote a Letter to Myself

453: Turn Left at the Asteroid

452: Parties for Time Travelers

449: An Onion of a Movie

447: Look at Potatoes Differently

440: Full Disclosure - The Best of 2018

438: There's a World of Biscuits

435: Fun Facts!

434: All Wormholes Go to Heaven

426: Up to the Puppies

425: Congratulations! You're Dead in Space

414: Credible Hulk

412: His Books Are Like Popcorn

408: Sometimes You Need a Wookiee

402: His Planet Is Terrible

401: He Uses His Powers For Evil

400: Snellology

399: We Endured It, You Adored It

398: Apart From All the Skiing

394: High on Mushrooms

391: You Stole My Layer

390: Ice Cream Headache from the Future

387: Good Job, Jerks - The Best of 2017

385: Delta and the Porgs

383: Upstairs Christmas Tree

379: High Fantasy with Muppets

377: Kids Love the Kaiser (An Autumn Reading List)

374: Just Give Me 35 Years

371: Grandpa and His Musical Friends

369: We've Eaten All the Vegetables

365: Humour With a U in It

364: The Show of Theseus

360: A Dwarf Named Elwood

359: I Tried to Quit This Book Twice

346: Go to the Moon

342: Sad Superman

340: Give the Robots Some Time

339: Burned Like Books

335: Perfect Kid Logic

333: That's How It Works: 2016 Year in Review

325: The Monster Mash

319: Squirting Milky Fluid

316: Just Add Jesuits!

315: Show Some Respect for the Chimp

311: Chekhov with Two H's

310: I Hated Mrs. Slimer

309: Boats in Space

308: Is Winter Coming?

306: Only One Spaceship

302: Keep Watching the Skies

301: All the Best Words

300: The Incomparable Is People

299: Stark Differences

297: The Ohm Whisperer

292: I Have an Appointment with the Tholian Ambassador

291: I Like Complicated Books, Glenn

289: It's Not "Hamilton"

288: I Wish I Was Back in Norway

284: She Scullys Herself

283: The Stars Look Very Different Today

282: Head Clara

281: I Love a Lot of Awful People - The Best of 2015

280: They're Not Alone

272: Laid a Lot of Foundations

268: Let's Hear It for Botanists

266: It's Impossible Being Green

265: Summer Superhero Spectacular: Final Rounds

260: High Five

256: Space Bureaucracy

253: Ignoring the Movie Completely

252: Three Shames and a Ding

250: Stay Inside My Aura

248: Most Poetic Sledgehammer

246: The Shmoop Index

244: The Adventures of Maggie the Mutant

241: Shopping With Mrs. Gehrig

232: Learning to Love Heidi II

230: World-Class Weirdo

228: It's Not a Draft: Our 2014 Favorites

226: Stop Circulating the Tapes

225: A Very Different Idea of Fun

224: Canonical Space Goo

221: Do the Hand-Wavy Thing

220: Authentic Cop Mustache

219: Terrible Things for Awful Reasons

217: Weird Reverse Hidden Charisma

216: Maps of London

210: You Ain't No Nice Guy

206: It's All BBC to Me

203: Get to the Farting Aliens

202: The Partial Monty

200: Butter Zone

199: Get This Man Some New Paint

198: A Critical Mass of Lady Geeks

195: Peak Crate

192: Murderous Roomba

188: Game Show II

185: A Three-Edged Sword

184: Genius Edition

181: You're the Christopher Reeviest

180: Locked-Shower Mystery

176: Solo Adventures (Our 2013 Favorites)

174: The Incomparable Christmas Spectacular

173z: Human Santapede

173: Santa-Based Christmas

171: Pirate Politics (A Winter Reading List)

169: A Man with a Long Scarf

167: Space Wizard Musical

160: Super-Secret Sony MiniDiscs

Random Trek

199: "Regeneration" (ENT) with Erika Ensign

115: "Melora" (DS9) with Erika Ensign

9: "Errand of Mercy" (TOS) with Erika Ensign


684: Doctor Who New Year's Special: "Revolution of the Daleks"

675: The Mandalorian S2E3 Review: "Chapter 11: The Heiress"

613: Doctor Who S12E5 review: "Fugitive of the Judoon"

608: Doctor Who S12E3 review: "Orphan 55"

385: Star Trek: Discovery S1E14 Review: "The War Without, The War Within"

279: Game of Thrones S7E4 Review: "Spoils of War"

242: Doctor Who S10E3 Review: "Thin Ice"

172: Game of Thrones S6E7 review: "The Broken Man"

168: Game of Thrones S6E5 Review: "The Door"

139: The Expanse S1E9-10 Review: "Critical Mass" and "Leviathan Wakes"

135: The Expanse: S1E5-8 review

130: The Expanse: S1E2-4 review

124: The Expanse S1E1 review: "Dulcinea"

96: Doctor Who S9E2 review: "The Witch's Familiar"

Total Party Kill

345: Curiosity Killed the Crucible

344: Murder, She Spun

343: A Starter Castle

342: Scarecrow Carnies

341: Goodbye Plunging Torrents!

340: Three Mimics in a Trenchcoat

339: Four Halflings in a Robe

338: Everybody Hurts

337: Soul Proprietorship

336: Shaggy Kank Story

335: Follow That Carlos!

334: We've Been Everywhere--and Done Very Little

333: Grells, Grells, Grells

332: Step Three Prophet

331: Frosted Demon

330: Regdar's Demons

329: Invisible Flying Ooze

328: We're Specter Inspectors!

327: He Stole My Hat!

326: Gargoyles Gonna Gargoyle

325: New Plan, Kill Everyone

324: Lich, Please!

323: I Open the Door

322: It Was Like This When We Got Here

307: The Flesh Eaters, Part 2

306: The Flesh Eaters, Part 1

305: The Wild Sheep Chase

304: The Crashed Palace

303: The Gleam in the King's Eye, Part 3

302: The Gleam in the King's Eye, Part 2

301: The Gleam in the King's Eye, Part 1

288: Silence Has Fallen

287: Oh No! Bad Vibes!

286: Dancing with Corpses

285: The Worst Pi├▒ata Party

284: The Last Temptation of Goats

283: Maybe She's Friendly

282: Scarecrow Dance-off

281: Were There Ever Chads in Barovia?

280: How Steep Is this Hill?

279: A Vampire Onion

278: Blight Maple Syrup

277: The Wicker Strahd

276: Strahd von Zarovich: Dreamboat

275: The Hill I'm About to Die On

274: The Last Wine in All of Barovia

273: Dungeon Buddies!

272: I Used to Like Nature

271: A Really Aggressive Salad

270: Mummy Corps of Engineers

269: Horse Law

268: Moon Jerks

267: Wolfageddon

266: A Face Is a Map of a Person

265: Skeletal Cats

261: Giant Bird and Associates

260: Lift a Frozen Dwarf

259: Senor Wencas, No!

258: This Room Is Gross

257: The One Who Poinged

256: Silent but Deadly

255: The Log Is Nature's Abacus

254: Quiverbottom and Associates

253: In the Jaws of the Champion

252: Turtle Party Kill

251: Rubble Rubble

249: Very Special Holiday Episode

248: Backgammon in the Wine Gazebo

247: Minotaur Maul

246: The Bag Holder

245: #hagfact

244: Spooky Money

243: Follow Me To Great Deals!

242: Non-Fatal Arm Wrestling

241: Rictavio!

240: An Octopus Holding a Bag

239: A Most Interesting Bone Ghost

238: Little Joys in Big Barovia

237: Sad, Unfortunate, and On Fire

236: Better Dead than Undead

235: Non-Union Ghosts

234: Big Trouble In Little Barovia

233: Let's Bury the Burgermeister

206: Good Cop, Bad Cop, Handsome Cop

205: A Closet Full of Corpses

204: Take Cover Behind Your Wizard

202: Snakes in a Turtleneck

200: Sewer Vide

198: I Think Your Elf is Broken

196: Grifters Are Like Zombies

195: You'll Never Be Bandit 2 Now, Pal

194: A Dwarf with a Hangover

193: How Not to Be Seen

192: High Fantasy in the Low Sewers

191: Thieves Cant is a Beautiful Language

190: Tepanyaki Vampire

189: A Hug in the Darkness

188: Golem Storage Area

187: Too Many Orbs

186: Not Much of a Mountain

185: I'm a Herder, Not a Fighter

184: The Warning Birds

183: Snake Preview

182: A Million Nerds Skanking

181: Dragon vs. Octopus

180: Tenser's Floating Dog

179: I Don't Trust This Table

178: What Do You Smell Besides Corpses?

177: The Room Really Ties the Rug Together

176: Wight Privilege

175: All Orc Poetry is Slam Poetry

174: Rope Me Once, Shame on Me...

173: Hell Bent for Orc Leather

172: Stalag-fight!

171: Mr. Roper

170: The Secret of the Ooze

169: Bop, Don't Boop!

168: Tunnel Pragmatism

167: Sprinklebard!

166: We Deserve This

165: Don't Eat Strange Bees!

164: This Party Is Complicated

163: Dog and Pony Show

162: Our Monk Is Missing

154: Yan-C-Bin Expecting Me?

153: Regdar's Unregulated School of Magic

152: My Mom Raised Me Not to Lie to a Bird

151: Hello from the Tragic Cavern

150: That's My Clampy Hand!

149: Unreliable Jetpack

148: Roll Dump Truck

147: File a Radar

146: Robot or Not?

145: Dump Zone

144: Robotic Neutral

143: Death and Dying in Gamma World

142: Daiquiri Whacker

141: Zom-bacon

140: Bob to the Third Degree

139: For Presta!

138: Oh Man, My Mouth Tastes Like Goodberry!

137: Artisanal Gore

136: Ha Ha! You're In a Cult!

135: Turn Left at the Shallow Graves

134: The Best Diplomacy Ever

133: Got Kank Milk?

132: Famed Flautists

131: Not All Manticores

130: An Auspicious Day

129: Tattered Gray Cloak

128: Freedom!

127: To the Sinkhole!

126: The Mul Who Cried 'Boy'

125: He's Dead, J'ym

124: Rat Sandwich

123: A Taste of Kled

122: Batsbatsbatsbatsbatsbats

121: United States v. Dracula

120: Orbs McQuarrie

119: The Mirror Has Two Faces

118: Please Roll Clockwork Bird

117: Netflix and Kill

116: We're Hotel Inspectors

115: Party in the Front, Stables in the Back

114: A Chip Off the Old Rock

113: Intimidate the Wind

112: This Is Turning Into a Death House

111: Fake Cult News

110: Not My Centipedes, Not My Circus

109: The Legendary Hugging Wall

108: Tugging on the Orb

107: Paladins Crying Uncontrollably

106: A Little Dust-Up

105: All Children Are Creepy

104: We Wreck Everything We See

103: Cowering Behind a Wizard

102: All Hands on Deck!

101: Please Avenge My Death

99: That's Why You Should Floss

98: The Corpse Is Dead!

97: How Deep Is My Dagger?

96: What's Left of Pieter Dragonforge

95: Faraday Cube

94: Team Spider

93: Very Briefly Poisoned

92: Science and Other Sciences

91: Brain Genie

90: Toxic Vomit

89: If You Build It, Bats Will Come

88: That's So Bahamut

87: Every Combat Begins with Kay

86: Seven Against Two Is the Best Odds

85: This Really Ties the Room Together

84: Ding Dongs and Doolallys

83: Can We Crash at Your God's Place?

82: The Door Softened Them Up For Us

81: Ghouls' Night!

80: Between Two Sarcophagi

79: It's Never Too Late for Pew When You're in the Sewer

78: Crossbow Friends!

77: A Rather Substantial Tab

76: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Levels?

75: Axe Punch His Face

74: Unguarded Crack

73: Two Muls, a Defiler, and a Beetle Place

72: Magical Selfie Stick

71: Strumming His Piccolo

70: Ways to Not Be a Beetle

69: Epic Hat Destiny

68: Carlos, Have You Learned Nothing?

67: Is This Your Card?

66: Descriptions & Doors

65: In That Trunk Is Some Funk

64: Have You Seen Billy?

63: Root of the Problem

62: Jam Cabinet

61: Knee Deep in Bat Guano

60: Bedroom Farce

59: The Murder Chute

58: Unaffiliated Pottery Outpost

57: Full House

56: Professional Monkey Paw Operator

55: Too Many Tembo

54: Beetles in Jars

53: 1d8 Beetles

52: Dwarven Bards!

51: That's So Catapult

50: Swan Song

49: Do Giants Stack?

48: Chitin's Gonna Ichor

47: War on Rugs

46: A Door Killed My Brother

45: A Night on the Caravan

44: A Hat and Some Bugs

43: 0 Days Since Last Death

42: Turn the Slug Around

41: Scorpion Rodeo

40: There's Always a Lesser Goblin

39: A Slug and a Nice Mint Julep

38: International House of Kobolds

37: This Guy's From Grand Rapids!

36: That Ship Has Sailed to Winch Town

35: Undermountain Thanksgiving

34: Time is a Flat Rat

33: Should My Orb Still Be Glowing?

32: One Rat Deep

31: Blinded by Kobold Science

30: Bone Throne

29: Don't Trust the Bugbear

28: 2 Legit 2 Hit

27: Rat Burrito

26: Wiggle the Something-or-Others

25: Death to All Statues

24: Garage Band of Heroes

Incomparable Radio Theater

0.6: Rehearsing in the Zeppelin

0.5: Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla

Bonus Track

302b: Group Marriage

300b: Hello, Bonus Track!

297b: Is the Baby Ohm Alive?

282b: Last Christmas

253b: The Fat Man Meets The Thin Man

250b: Beatle Talk

248b: Cyborg or Not

246b: Jacobi!

244b: Crazy Naked Person

241b: Inside Baseball

232b: Save it for the Podcast

230b: Return of Manimal

228b: Robot or Not

226b: Lumpy Leroux

224c: They Really Know It's Christmas

224b: Sans Sarris

221b: Gerbils and Tamagotchis

220b: Halloween Candy Criteria

219b: Pride of the Yankees

217b: Herb Alpert's Woody Allen's The Terminator

210b: Horses Die a Lot in the Future

202b: Podcast Retro Hugos

199b: I Liked Caillou

198b: Weeping John Siracusa

195b: Pun-Based Puzzles

191b: Waiting for Serenity

184b: In Bed with Big Cardboard

181b: You're Not The Real Ginger!

180b: Flash-Drive Conspiracy

171b: More Glenning

167b: Buttons, A Clown

160b: Blue Pill

Game Show

178: Q and Eh

177: Tony's Organs, Free to a Good Home

167: As Wrong As Possible

165: Most Valuable Ghost

148: Don't Show Your Bossk

142: Great For Baseball

136: I Really Should Have Studied My Dans

135: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

127: It Is I, The Deceptor!

126: The Murder Edition

123: Three of the Four Have Been to Space

113: Robbie Williams is Not Dead

107: I Solved a Question From the Future

104: There Are No Letters in Our Bingo

94: A Penguin Knows to Respect a Gun

93: The Whole Hasperat

91: A Squashed Bee Gee

88: Pantheon of Muppets

80: The Answer's Always Michael George

68: It's Not All Horrible Childhood Memories

66: Low Definition: I Will See a Wrinklepuff

60: Feuding Families III: Pity Pass

59: We Are the World

56: Hug Per Point

53: Mmmoootiny!

49: We Love Our Listeners!

48: Don't Read the Creepy Old Book

46: Dang, I Wish We Were Physicists

43: I Don't Know What Wapping Is

42: Game Night: International Genus

40: Sorcerel Realism

39: Low Definition: The Amount of Pan in a Thing

37: Low Definition: This Word Sucks

35: Introvocabulum: Overeager Judge

31: Low Definition: Tempted by the Little Man

30: Game Night: TARFIS

29: Laser Cars are Really Sweet

28: Game Night: Dental Dam

21: Light Lamp

18: Harry Potter and the Odor of the Weasel

17: Low Definition: Hempen Humbug

15: Vampire Or Not

13: Game Night: Golfing with Hitler

7: Game Night: Family Spats

6: Counterclockwise: Long TARDIS Nights

5: Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah

3: Mansplained to Doom!

1: Serious Nerdery

0.3: Tennis with Errol Flynn

0.2: Game Show II

Unjustly Maligned

10: "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" with Erika Ensign


12: Forget It, Fake, It's Chinatown

9: Bugs Meany Was Framed

6: Veronica Mars: Season 1

1: Good Eve-a-Ning

Sophomore Lit

47: The Handmaid's Tale

10: The Old Man and the Sea

This Week in Time Travel

56: Fanvid Happy Hour

Friends in Your Ears

2: David J. Loehr and Erika Ensign

Pants in the Boot

32: Sing Your Favorite Postal Code

31: We All Live at 123 Fake Street

30: A Detached View of Living

29: This'll Floor You

28: Factor in the Coopetition

27: We Get Sharp about Flats

26: Get a Load of This Bench

25: That Takes the Biscuit

24: Do You Want a Piece of Me?

23: A Cup or Two Will Benefit You

22: Are You Mocha-ing Me?

21: Home on the Range

20: Properly Scared of Electricity

19: The Final Meal (of the Day)

18: Fancy a Bit of Tea?

17: Breakfast, Dinner, Launch--No, Lunch!

16: The Most Important Meal

15: Really, We Never Stop Eating

10: M Is for the Many Names We Gave Her

8: Fizzy with a Spritz on Top

9: Don't Keep Us in Suspense

7: We Have No Truck with That

6: It Bums Us Out

Agents of SMOOCH

75: Aspirational Spaces

72: A (Not) Definitive Guide to Christmas

71: You Could Kill Someone With That Scarf

70: One Might Say a Trinity

68: Haunted AF

32: It's Not His Personality, It's His Hair

22: 452 Kinds of Cheese

20: Survival Instincts of a Drunk Beetle

0: Welcome to Agents of SMOOCH!

Lions, Towers & Shields

49: Shut Your Logic Brain Off And Just Go With It

47: Angela Lansbury, Comin' In Hot

44: It's All about the Hat

42: A Hot Chocolate of a Movie

41: The Barbara O'Neil Memorial Highway

35: Aspirational Spaces

24: Mistimed Sobs

19: Horton-ing and Blore-ing It Up

16: Does Cary Grant Ever Break s Sweat?

12: Chekhov's ID Card

8: Cornelia is Trash. Or She's Not!

4: What to Watch Now

Doctor Who Flashcast

68: "The Vanquishers" (S13E6)

64: "War of the Sontarans" (S13E2)