Insights into Entertainment

Joseph and Michelle Whalen

An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry and ask the questions that most mainstream media tends to gloss over or shy away from all together. We give you the insights into the entertainment happenings that you didn't even realize you wanted. read less


Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 152 "Gaming's Best and Bleakest of 2023"
Nov 20 2023
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 152 "Gaming's Best and Bleakest of 2023"
Prepare to embark on a gripping journey through the riveting world of gaming! We've got a spectacular lineup with detailed insights into the Game of the Year nominations, including the renowned Zelda games - Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild. As we navigate these contrasting worlds, we'll explore the unique gameplay mechanics that set them apart and discuss why Nintendo games continuously captivate audiences of all ages. But who will take home the coveted award?  Hold on tight, because we're not done yet. We're diving headlong into Baldur's Gate 3, a game that’s transformed the landscape with its innovative gameplay and mesmerizing narrative. We’ll explore the implications of the choices players make and how they reverberate through the game, causing thrilling consequences. Then we'll shift the spotlight to Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Wonder, analyzing the unique facets that make them stand out in their Game of the Year nominations.Yet, beneath the glitz and glamour of gaming, there lies a somber reality - layoffs. Despite the industry’s explosive growth, many have faced the harsh reality of job loss. Together, we'll uncover the factors contributing to these troubling events and discuss their far-reaching impact on the industry. Can better market preparation help avoid such drastic measures? We'll be dissecting this and much more in this truly insightful episode. So, plug in your headphones and join us for an epic ride through the exhilarating and sometimes sobering world of gaming.