Jala-chan is a wearer of many hats, both figuratively and literally. A veteran podcaster regularly co-hosting Duckfeed.tv's The Level and guest hosting on various other shows, she is also a certified personal trainer and athlete, a (formerly) gallery-represented fine arts painter, and lifelong learner. This show began as a catch-all for topics and concepts she had no outlet for but wished to share by way of creating meaningful conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.