About the show

Found in multiple places around the net, Jala-chan has finally made her own Place to discuss topics ranging from analyses of various forms of media to health and wellness, interviews with creators and other fabulous people, and anything else that happens to fall outside the bounds of her usual appearances as a regular co-host of Duckfeed.tv's The Level Podcast, regular guest on Monster Dear Monster, and occasional spots on other shows and streams.

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  • Episode 39: Tenchi Muyo! In Love

    September 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    anime, movie, tenchi, tenchi muyo, tenchi muyo! in love

    Jala is joined by Dave Cox (Monster Dear Monster) and Marcus to discuss Tenchi Muyo! In Love (天地無用 IN LOVE!), a 1996 anime film.

  • Episode 38: Toxic Masculinity

    September 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 42 mins
    men's mental health, patriarchy, self help, social issues, toxic masculinity, wellness

    Jala is joined by Briar and Lance to discuss toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and why the conversation about these social issues approach them from the wrong angle.

  • Episode 37: Portal [IP]

    September 1st, 2023  |  3 hrs 14 mins
    chell, glados, portal, valve, video game, video games

    Jala is joined by Ben (The Level), Dennis (The Level/Furia Games), and Matt ("Fun" & Games, Reignite, Screen Snark) to discuss Valve's Portal video game IP.

  • Episode 36: Unraveling Grind Culture

    August 18th, 2023  |  2 hrs 37 mins
    capitalism, grind culture, hustle culture, self-worth, the grind, the hustle

    Join Jala, Moxie and Nick (TripleSMoon) as they discuss the plague known as grind or hustle culture: what it is, how pervasive it is, what causes it, and ways to cope.

  • Episode 35: Fire Emblem [IP]

    August 4th, 2023  |  2 hrs 48 mins
    fire emblem, game, intelligent systems, nintendo, role playing game, rpg, srpg, strategy role playing game, tactical role playing game, trpg, video game

    Jala is joined by Adelaide (Back On My BS) and Nick Fakhoury (Friday Night Gamecast) to talk about the Fire Emblem video game series and its impact on the tactical RPG sub-genre.

  • Episode 34: Fatphobia & Eating Disorders

    July 21st, 2023  |  2 hrs 45 mins
    disordered eating, eating disorders, fatphobia, self improvement, self-esteem, self-image

    Join Jala, Briar and Raúl as they discuss the rampant phenomenon of fatphobia as well as the disordered eating which may follow. They share personal stories and methods by which to heal the damage.

  • Episode 33: Metroid Fusion

    July 7th, 2023  |  3 hrs 24 mins
    game boy advance, metroid, metroid fusion, metroidvania, samus, video game

    Join Jala, Dave Jackson (Tales from the Backlog), Nick (TripleSMoon) and Daniel as they discuss the 2002 Game Boy Advance game, Metroid Fusion.

  • Episode 32: Body Dysmorphia & Gender Dysphoria

    June 23rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 7 mins
    body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, self-esteem, self-image

    Jala is joined by Adelaide and Zombi to discuss body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria, two rampant issues. Learn more about their history and context, and how each host grapples with these feelings.

  • Episode 31: Dick Tracy [1990]

    June 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 35 mins
    al pacino, comic book, comic book movie, dick tracy, film, madonna, movie, warren beatty

    Jala is joined by Leonard (Monster Dear Monster) and Adam (Half Tone Takes) to discuss the 1990 Dick Tracy film starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino.

  • Episode 30: Pursuing Your Passions

    May 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 46 mins
    hobbies, interests, passions, self-improvement

    Jala is joined by Matthew (Monster Dear Monster) to discuss finding and pursuing your passions, networking and improving your skills along the way.

  • Episode 29: Rupert Booth [Interview]

    May 12th, 2023  |  57 mins 47 secs
    actor, author, contradiction, darkcode, doctor who, fogtown, interview, rupert booth, the dark side of the moon, the prisoner, the shapeshifting detective

    Jala is joined by Rupert Booth for a special interview covering all manner of projects from novel and nonfiction writing to starring as a video game detective (or three)!

  • Episode 28: 1-Year Anniversary Special: C'est La Mort - The Problem With Death

    May 1st, 2023  |  10 mins 20 secs
    audio play, c'est la mort

    It's the Jala-chan's Place 1-year anniversary! To celebrate, we're releasing this special bonus episode of an audio play Jala wrote and directed for her old comic project, C'est La Mort.

  • Episode 27: Death Positivity

    April 28th, 2023  |  2 hrs 44 mins
    caitlyn doughty, death, death positive movement, death positivity, the order of the good death

    Jala is joined by Desirée and Cameron to discuss the death positive movement, The Order of the Good Death, and that one time Cameron faceplanted directly into the chest cavity of an embalmed corpse.

  • Episode 26: Krrish and Krrish 3 [Movies]

    April 14th, 2023  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    bollywood, hrithik roshan, krrish, movie, sci-fi, superhero

    Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick (TripleSMoon) to discuss Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013), the second and third movies of the superhero Bollywood series.

  • Episode 25: Sexuality and Identity

    March 31st, 2023  |  2 hrs 44 mins
    gender, gender identity, health, identity, sex, sexuality, wellness

    Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about the psychology of sexuality, the myriad ways it manifests (intimate and creative) and how these correlate to identity. This is a follow-up to episode 21 on attraction and identity.

  • Episode 24: The Poetry of ALOK [Books]

    March 24th, 2023  |  2 hrs 50 mins

    Jala is joined by Briar to discuss ALOK's activism for gender-nonconforming and trans bodies as well as work to combat what they call "the international crisis of loneliness." They also discuss ALOK's books of poetry, Femme in Public and Your Wound/My Garden.