Smash Fiction

Reviews For Smash Fiction

I extremely enjoy this show specially the league, ship wrecked, vs and the collaboratory. I do have a couple of wishes can they finally rollpay an eventual sene with stitch being skeletal cause no gas addressed the fact he had gotten cursed by that coin, also stitch is now immune to drowning in the water when its nighttime. Also skeletal trex mount
And this is my favorite podcast on the internet.
I’m slightly obsessed with the story of Lugh CuChulainn 😉 I love his episode. You guys should check out his story in The Cursed on Amazon Prime. It’s a brilliant film series and stars Andrew Galloway (Drew McIntyre from the WWE). I sent this to @lugh_cuchulainn on Twitter. He can be kind of narcissistic so I’m sure he’ll appreciate this.
I have listened to over 50 episodes in the past 3 weeks since I discovered this podcast and I am hooked. Despite the insistance that this is "less thinking, more yelling" I find that the subjects are well researched and argued. Extrodinary League is fantastic! Also, DOOOOOOM!
These guys are so great, the whole gang, smart, woke, friendly, love flowin all over, these clowns love pop culture and they have very strong opinions. Mostly though, I just love Extraordinary League. Hands down the most exciting and well acted actual play podcast in the business. I should know, because I host the second and third. (Totally unbiased reporting)
This is an amazing podcast. The groups has the kind of discussions I would have with my friends at the comic shop (or would have if I had friends and went to the comic shop). The hosts are all amazing friends and it bleeds into the podcasts making for really good content both for listening and shipping (my otp is Kit/Dan or Kan as we shippers call it). Jokes aside this podcast really is a great time and even when I don’t know the characters it just means I get to be introduced to the character through the amazing argument. In fact I’ve actually gotten into a few shows and books because of the show. Thanks for everything! Andres Suarez-Domit
Have you ever wanted to hear Luna Lovegood and Stitch try to convince Dante Sparda to share his Lunchables? Have you ever wanted to know who would win in a race between Han Solo and Malcom Reynolds? Have you ever wanted every character ever portrayed by Nicholas Cage to have a battle royal in a WWF Cage Match? All this and more awaites you. Welcome to Smash Fiction, fellow nerd :)
Been listening to this podcast for a long time and hope to continue listening to it for even longer. These beautiful people take the boorish and grating pastime of nerds arguing pedantically about their media, and turn it into something delightful. Although I hesitate to call it refined or elegant, it is always well-produced and creative. Come for the zany debate shows, stay for the role play. All kinds of fiction are celebrated and pooped upon in equal measure.
I used to like listening to good debates, but then the world got all dark and scary. I deciced to find podcasts about pop culture stuff becues thats my escape. I found this podcast! NOW I can listen to actual good debates while escapeing real life! also meta RPGs and CoLab, this stuff is amazing!
This had to be the first podcast I rated and reviewed after switching to iPhone because it’s a consistent delight in all its forms. The regular matches answer the age-old schoolyard questions of who would win an appropriately themed competition of two or more fictional characters. Their actual play rpg series pits some of those same characters against the forces of evil in a continuing universe hopping saga. And their new series surprise party and collaboratory are more of the same great content that I’ve come to expect.
I binged this entire podcast in 4 months. I wanted to wait until I was compleatly caught up to give a reveiw and now I can. Holy hell guys is this podcast good. If youve ever had that discussion with your fellow nerd "hey who would win in a fight? Batman or Dr.DOOM?" then this is the podcast for you. This rotating cast of advocates and judges keeps that banter and arguments fresh and intersting to listen to. Even if you dont know the character that is being presented the hosts make it very accesable for those who may not delve into the deep lore of a fictional character. Besides Smash Fiction proper, they also do "Exrodinary League" an actual play rpg that uses pre-exsiting characters like Stich, Archer, Luna Lovegood, etc and is in my top 3 rpg podcasts right next to TAZ and One Shot Campaign. You can jump into Smash Fiction and whater point but id recomend starting with a match youd find intersting and go from there. I cant reccomend this podcast enough.
I first found this podcast when trying to solve a disputed with my wife about who would win between Gandalf and Dumbledore. Even though I lost that argument I was hooked. Six weeks later and I can safely say that to have moved to the forefront of my playlist. All the arguments are well thought out and presented. Rebuttals are given in quick and sometime concise succession with the Lightening Round adding And the added bonus of League tops things off as a new favorite of not only mine but the Mrs. as well. Keep up the stellar work.
Modern fandom for fictional properties has devolved into two groups of people, what would happen if they fought and what would happen if they kissed. And outside of those groups there is an outlier, a person who asks who would win in an eating contest, what would happen if they had to design a clothing line, what if they had to go undercover to overthrow a diabolical terrorist plot... and then they kissed. Each week 6 adults sit in a giant bathtub full of action figures and throw them at each other until someone gets tired. It's easy to settle most "who would win" fights with a quick wiki search of their base stats, but this show is predicated upon the ability to debate the worth of a character. They do every thing from knockdown drag out fights, to objective based problem solving using their characters strengths or wits or nonsense that we can't disprove because no one said Cat-judo doesn't exist. In addition to their weekly debates they also have a monthly addition to their continuously play of a pen and paper RPG Extrordinary league. Overall the cast of Judges are well rounded with each of them bringing a different well of knowlege to the table, whether that be Comics, video games, Anime, literature, TV or film. In all seriousness I love this show and the people that put it together. If you love "we got this" or "plumbing the deathstar" this needs to be in your podcast queue. I've listened to this pod since it's infancy and loved to see it evolve into the what it has become. This is an honest review from a grateful fan, you guys are the best and I would love to see more subscribers to this hidden gem. Thanks for everything Your CosplayFiend. P.s. SHARKS, SPACE, ROLL PITCH AND YAW, GOLF DADDY, SAD PAUL GIAMATTI AND DOOOOOOOOM ......(Sigh).
This podcast is the funniest thing I've listened to in a long, long time. And though the episodes in the beginning are supposed to be "rough", they're still hilarious. Now the merry band is a well-oiled machine, swole with all their mad skillz, that can somehow consume more media than one could imagine each week (or so) to have their matches. I didn't think anything would be better than Celebrity Death Match. These guys? Are better than ridiculous claymation. Better. Than. Claymation. I don't know hardly any D&D terms, so I do appreciate when they're explained. I haven't gotten into their extraordinary league, but if any group would talk me into trying it again after a VERY boring Saturday back in high school, it's this crew. Never stop the fight. Signed, A Very Happy Patron.
Very well done podcast with a lot of research backing the hilarious arguments. On par with CBC’ The Debaters
You! All of you! How could you not have told me that this podcast exists?! It is astoundingly excellent for all the best reasons. First, the most common kind of episode is a "who would win" challenge that pits 2-4 characters (or groups of characters) against each other in some kind of contest. These range from straight-up fights to bounty hunting competitions to the Scare Games. These fictional characters are represented by 1 or more of the hosts, and they follow a well-organized structure (usually) for presenting arguments, rebuttals, and the infamous lightning round. (In the lightning round, the judge completely changes the scenario and presents the competitors with a completely different type of challenge.) Aside from anniversary specials, the other kind of episode is the Extraordinary League. Holy moly, these episodes are so good! It's an RPG actual-play campaign that follows a diverse team of fictional characters who are trying to save the expansive multiverse from a plane-hopping threat. The team is diverse and bizarre and perfect, the players are fun and funny, and the GM is flexible and brilliant. I place Extraordinary League up with RPG story juggernauts like The Adventure Zone and Campaign in my book; it's that good. Now, the final point is of course the most important: Who would win in a fight, this five-star review, or your reaction time to click the subscribe button? Go! P.S. DOOOOM!!
I stumbled on this podcast a while back and I absolutely adore it. You can tell that all the hosts are good friends and even after a heated debate always end up with a laugh. If you enjoy well researched debates about characters from video games, tv shows, movies, and even ahneemays, this is the podcast for you. If you enjoy a bunch of friends bsing for an hour, this is also for you. They also run an rpg on the side that is very enjoyable. So, you should definitely listen to this and support these wonderful people
This show is an absolute delight. Just the right amount of absurdity and analysis, with some wild mass guessing and no prizing thrown in. If you love who would win questions, other nerdy personality and analysis based podcasts like X-Plain the X-Men or Titan up the Defense, or just listening to a bunch of witty and enthusiastic dorks argue about nerdy crap while punctuating their arguments with shouts of one word catchphrases, this podcast is for you! (As the title might imply there are some slash fic elements to it, which make me kind of uncomfortable as someone who's sensitive to the issues of fetishization in slash fandom. That said, it's still most excellent and doesn't go beyond a few squicky moments, and it's significantly decreased in recent times)
I love this podcast so much. It's funny, thoughtful about goofy stuff, and populated with clever, ridiculous people having way too much fun. Being a guest on this podcast and having the delight of them visiting our podcast have been some of the most fun podcasting I've ever done. Listen to it, you will love it!
This is a tremendously entertaining, and obsessively researched, series that answers the question, "Who would win in a fight between X and Y." Or rather, it answers iteration after iteration of this questions, tackling ones most people never thought to ask. For my money, the episode in which the characters from Seinfield were pitted against John Carpenter's Thing (ep. 52) marked a new stage in the development of the hosts' various personaities and powers. The framing of the matchup was creative, delightful, and completely bonkers, and everyone brought their A games. The quality of matches continues to improve, and the inclusion of the expertly GM'ed "Extraordinary League" actual play series keeps the podcast fresh and...relevant? Maybe not relevant, but that's not why I listen. I listen because this is just a lot of good, nerdy fun. Try it.
This podcast is an excellent series of debates that will bring tears of nostalgia to your eyes upon being reminded of all those arguments you've had with your friends in the comicbook store.
I don't remember how I came to find this podcast, but I'm glad did. I mainlined the whole of their catalog in the course of two weeks. Listening to this podcast and their discussions reminds me of college days, a time before smart phones. A time when I would get 2 am phone calls to weigh in on an argument over who came first in the comics, hobgoblin or the green goblin, or who is the better tomb raider: indiana jones or Link from legend of zelda. Though, these arguments are a lot more structured than those phone calls, and (probably) way less drunk. The rotating cast of friends keeps things fresh with new loud opinions. I've also fallen in love with Extraordinary League. This is an actual play they do once a month, of the GM's own design that sounds like so much fun to play! I'd describe it but I think it's better if you just listen to it. Long story short, this podcast is great and I love it
Fantastic! One of my favorite podcasts. You will not regret listing to it.
If you’re a nerd like me you’ve probably wondered or gotten into an argument over what fictional character would win in a fight between another fictional character. Well, if you want to hear an organized, well though out, well formed debate regarding fictional characters duking it out…look no further! The cast always entertains with solid arguments, and chemistry. In addition to the debate style format, about once a month the crew of Smash Fiction gets together and records a live role playing game session called The Extraordinary League . Now, I’m not a gamer but listening to these episodes makes me want to dust off the old Monster Manual and get to playing. The cast puts together an eclectic team of fictional characters (in this case Donte from "Devil May Cry", Stitch from "Lilo and Stich", Mordin Solus from “Mass Effect”, Sterling Archer from “Archer”, and Nico Minaru from “Runaways") and sends them on a quest across different fictional universes. From Jurassic Park to Westeros, the League episodes are filled with the kind of creativity you wish you saw on your TV and movie screens. So, tune in. You’ll be glad you did.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I have started to leave a review 8 or 9 times but decided to go listen to the next episode instead. The core Smash Fiction podcasts are must-listens for any pop culture nerd, but it was when I started the Extraordinary League monthly entries that I realized I was listening to some of the greats of podcasting. There is more delightful insanity on Smash Fiction than any podcast I have listened to since Welcome to Nightvale. How would Hannah Montana survive a twisted version of the Hunger Games? Which Nicholas Cage is most powerful? What would an evil undead Lunchable look like? These are just some of the life questions that you can expect to receive definitive answers for on Smash Fiction. Thanks for the endless commute entertainment, and keep up the great work!
Hillarious, informative, and creative (just like you're hoping). What makes this one better than the rest?The hosts take turns talking and have distinct voices.The hosts stick to the topic.The framing device gives each episode a narrative feeling rather than meandering aimlessly.The rotating cast of hosts, combatants, and battle scenarios keeps it fresh. I have listened to LOTS of podcasts with similar goals, but they all tend to lack the above qualities."Geeky" podcasts usually require the audience to have vast amounts of background knowledge but the hosts of Smash Fiction give context without lecturing.They talk about characters in such a way that listeners can infer details, even the those we've never heard of. Also, multi-host podcasts are often plagued with tangents and in-jokes, leaving the listener behind. Smash Fiction sticks to the fun and despite the argumentative set up, the hosts manage to collaborate toward a fun battle rather than the boring petty bickering you find in other "versus" style podcasts. Thank you, Smash Fiction, for redeeming whole swaths of podcast genres for me.

5/5

By aderps
I found this podcast at the beginning of December. It almost immediately became my number one podcast. I was caught up with all sixty-some episodes before the new year. I always learn something, even if it's knowledge most of society deems unecessary, and I always have fun. This is an extrodianry league of friends that I hope gets to continue making great content for years to come.
Hands down, my favorite podcast! When I first started listening, I was afraid it was going to go down that road of typical nerd talk, "Who would win in a fight?" These conversations bore me because they're pointless since they can't be resolved, it's all opinion. That is not the case with Smash Fiction. The highly intelligent and creative hosts put these fictional characters into a specific situation, usually fictional setting unfamiliar to the contestants, in which they discuss how their contestant is better able to resolve the contest, in which they cite specific sources to back up their claims. Then they turn it on its ear with the lightening round in which they put the contestants in a completely different situation or challenge that often borders on the ridiculous but nonetheless entertaining! The secret ingredient to this, the thing that keeps me coming back and wanting more, is that they are very relatable. Listening to them is like listening to my best friends my whole life; the nerd-splaining, the weirdness, the mocking, the B.S.ing, the yelling. Also, they have an intermittent tabletop RPG session that likewise mashes different pop culture properties together that fills me with immense jealousy that I can't be a part of because it's so fun to listen to. Strap in listeners, you're in for a wild ride!
I love this show!!! The host are funny and wonderful to listen to. The battles are interesting, nerdy, and intelligent! Do yourself a favor and listen to this hilarity ensue!

5/5

By Salnlj
Holy hand grenade of Antioch! Great Scott! These people are trying to kill me! (Not that it doesn't happen all the time anyway). Death by laughter is a diabolical strategy which is working! My resistance is futile, I am being assimilated into the collective that is nerdom. It seems I am Dooooooooomed to this existence for the rest of my days. It is my greatest regret (the second being that I summoned an evil Firelord into the world), and my greatest joy. Until Frostmourne claims my soul, or Morgoth breaks the door of night, I will listen to this podcast... provided I'm not recruited into an inter-dimensional union of nerd icons. My hat an whip rest my case. How many nerd references in here? You have my respect if you get them all. However, you are not prepared.
Smash Fiction is always entertaining, from the serious battles like Batman vs Doctor Doom, to the not so serious (but hilarious) like putting Hannah Montana in the Hunger Games. Everyone on the show is great and has something different to bring to the character they represent that week. It's the podcast you didn't know you needed, but you'll be so glad you have it in your life now!
I love this show. I love the structure, I love the formality of the arguments and the rapid breakdown into chaos that then gets brought back to order. I love the longstanding relationships of all the hosts and especially the good-natured rivalries they've got and their investment in winning. I would say which host is my favorite but truly, they're all my absolute favorite. I love the dedication to preparation and scripting, I love the delivery and comedic timing everyone brings. I love that it's woven together by the arbiter who sets the tone and paints the scene for each match-up. Aside from the wonders of Smash Fiction itself, as if that wasn't enough, Extraordinary League is rollicking good times. I've never done tabletop and I question whether I have the dedication to do it, but I would listen to this for hours upon hours. It's like going on a lengthy and insane adventure with The Poor Impulse Control Krew. Whatever they do, you'll never see it coming and you'll be goddamn delighted every time. Listen to this podcast and for a magical hour +, you will float on a cloud of purest nonsense and utter delight.

5/5

Superb Podcast!
One of my favorite Podcast. Smash Fiction comes in two flavors the first one is a debate style podcast with a solid format, Opening Statemate, Rebutal, LIGHTING ROUND! The rotating panel of hosts and Judge make good, serious or silly, agruments of which nerd icon would win in a givien situation. Lots of laughs come from their arguments. The Second flavor is the monthly episodes of Extraodinary League. The hosts play an RPG as the characters Archer, Stitch, Dante, and Mordin Solus. Oh, and Stitch rides on a Velociraptor. Reason enough to listen.
This podcast makes you feel like that LEGO movie song constantly. All your childhood (or adulthood) debates about which of your favorite characters from any universe presented in raging, furious glory. I love the logical yelling. More yelling. Oh, and Extraordinary League is up there with Adventure Zone in my book for all-star RPG podcasting.
Found the show this morning and decided to listen to it while jogging. It is now 7:55 p.m. And im on episode 8!!! I'd say im officially hooked and cant wait to hear more and more and MORE!!!!! Keep it up guys!
These people are hilarious. And they always choose really fun match ups. Glad I found this podcast; can’t wait to see what else they have in the future.
It is really cool to hear wht if bttles through debait. Your puns nd commets re nice. I also like the extrodinary dventures too. I hve not tried mrvel rpg style though
Mr. Freeze should have won!
Obviously, the concept of pitting two pop culture characters against one another is a perennial favorite, but it's the execution that really makes Smash Fiction something special. The format is just the right balance between structured, formal debate and spontaneous verbal slap-fighting; the hosts (generally) know their stuff and offer the pedantry that nerds crave, but also have fun and disinct personalities that breathe life into their discussions. One of my favorite podcasts for sheer fun.
The witty hosts deliver a humorous podcast experience that you just can't find anywhere else. Subscribe, and you will not regret it.
Great new podcast with a great premise. Each episode pits two nerd icons aginst one another in a battle to the death or to the pain. A small team of experts argues for either side, debate club style, using heavily cited evidence from whatever sources they can dig up. If you enjoy geeky arguments (and this being the internet, of course you do) check this out, it's a ton of fun.
These episodes are such a joy to listen to on my ride to work. The hosts present a well-thought out argument to support their side with being witty and humorous. Hit that subscribe button!
This podcast is off to a great start. The hosts have great chemistry and do a good job not talking over each other. Hope to see where the show goes from here.