The Cast of Us

Hosted by Ben Rice McCarthy, Brian Hamilton, and Tiff Arment

Join Ben, Brian, and Tiff as they spore over each episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us,” a heart-filled, post-apocalyptic adventure with a side of mushrooms.

Latest Episode: January 30, 2023 — To whomever, but probably Joel

4 S1E3 Review: “Long, Long Time”

Remember when Tiff, Ben, and Brian speculated that each episode of The Last of Us would have a flashback to 2003? Well, this episode has one of those. What happens in that flashback may or may not make all three of us cry on the podcast; you’ll have to listen to find out. Break out your Linda Ronstadt songbook and pour yourself a glass of wine.

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Previous Episodes

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    January 23, 2023
    3 S1E2 Review: “Infected”

    Ben has some incredible follow up about flour, which leads us right into our Jakarta interlude before jumping right back to Boston. Tiff, Ben, and Brian learn more about the cordyceps than the video game ever taught us, while Joel learns even more about himself and his relationship to Ellie than he ever knew. Plus, prepare your appetite for the Mushroom of the Week!

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    January 16, 2023 For people who love guns and emotions.
    2 S1E1 Review: “When You’re Lost in the Darkness”

    It’s 1968, and two epidemiologists discuss viral infections on ABC. It’s 2003, and just two years after 9/11, a zombie outbreak stops the world in its tracks. It’s 2023, and three friends that love video games, TV dramas, and podcasting started a new show recapping HBO’s The Last of Us TV series. Whether you’re here for creepy zombie chase scenes or arguments about a car battery, this TV show is for people who love guns and emotions.

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    January 9, 2023 Trailer Analysis and Expectations
    1 Trailer Analysis

    In advance of the debut of The Last of Us on HBO, Ben and Brian discuss their histories with the video game and their excitement at the cast and crew of the show before analyzing the first teaser trailer. Finally a Mushroom of the Week is crowned. See you all next week!

    Recorded December 12, 2022

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