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 23: Accessibility and Universal Design

    March 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 50 mins
    accessibility, disability, universal design

    Jala is joined by two new guests, Andy and Suzie, to discuss accessibility needs, challenges disabled people face, and universal design and its benefits.

  • Episode 22: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? [Book]

    February 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 44 mins
    cartoons, comic strips, comics, detective fiction, noir, novel, prose, roger rabbit, toons, toontown

    Jala is joined by returning guests Adelaide and Raúl to discuss Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, upon which the later Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie was based.

  • Episode 21: Attraction and Identity

    February 11th, 2023  |  2 hrs 1 sec
    attraction, identity, sexuality

    Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about types of attraction and how these correlate to identity.

  • Episode 20: Vikram Vedha [Movie]

    January 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 30 mins
    action, indian cinema, kollywood, movie, neo-noir, noir, thriller, vikram vedha

    Jala is joined by Dave and Raúl to discuss the 2017 neo-noir action thriller, Vikram Vedha. This movie is one of Jala and Dave's all-time favorite movies for its masterfully intricate story, striking cinematography, and captivating performances. WATCH THIS MOVIE!

  • Episode 19: Heritage and Heredity

    January 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 54 mins
    culture, family, family tree, heredity, heritage

    Jala is joined by Raúl and Simón in discussing ways we learned our heritage and how we pass it down to the next generation, or share it with others.

  • Episode 18: Murder on the Orient Express

    December 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    agatha christie, book, detective fiction, hercule poirot, movie, murder on the orient express, tv

    Jala is joined by Will Hughes (The A.V. Club, Everything to Guppy) to discuss Murder on the Orient Express and Hercule Poirot as an enduring fictional detective.

  • Episode 17: Disability and Ableism

    December 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 54 mins
    ableism, belonging, d&i, dei, deib, disability, diversity, equity, inclusion

    Jala is joined by Lance to discuss what disability is, how to talk about it, and ways to reduce your own personal ableism. Lance also tells his own personal journey before and after becoming disabled.

  • Episode 16: Deck of Wonders (Furia Games)

    November 26th, 2022  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    card game, deck of wonders, game, game developer, game development

    Jala is joined by Dennis Furia of Furia Games to discuss his card game, Deck of Wonders.

  • Episode 15: Being a First Generation American

    November 11th, 2022  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    children of immigrants, culture, first generation americans, heritage, immigrants, immigration

    Jala is joined by Antonio and Raúl to explore their experiences as the children of immigrants to the United States. They discuss childhood, fitting in (or, more appropriately, NOT fitting in), not being "enough," the struggle to remain connected to their parents' cultures, and more.

  • Episode 14: The Phantom of the Opera and Phantom by Susan Kay [Books]

    October 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 41 mins
    book, books, gaston leroux, horror, phantom, phantom of the opera, prose, romance, susan kay

    Jala is joined by Alex and Slade to discuss both Gaston Leroux's classic 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera as well as Phantom by Susan Kay, a novel exploring Erik's past before he dominated the Paris Opera.

  • Episode 13: Engaging With Masculinity

    October 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 52 mins
    gender, gender binary, gender identity, masculinity, performance of identity, performative identity

    Jala is joined by Zombi to talk about how gender identity affects everyone and why it is significant, as well as discussing how we engage with masculinity. NOTE: Briar was supposed to be on this episode but due to technical difficulties, they wrote a blog post instead. Be sure to check it out!

  • Episode 12: Koi...Mil Gaya [Movie]

    September 30th, 2022  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    bollywood, hrithik roshan, koi...mil gaya, krrish, movie, sci-fi

    Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick to discuss the 2003 Bollywood action/drama/romance/sci-fi movie Koi...Mil Gaya (I've Found Someone).

  • Episode 11: Engaging With Femininity

    September 16th, 2022  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    femininity, gender, gender binary, gender identity

    Jala is joined by Jamie and Marcus to talk about what gender is, and engaging with femininity; we talk about the dimensions of gender identity and how each of us came to understand our own gender. This is a continuation of the performance of identity themes of prior topical episodes.

  • Episode 10: Who Framed Roger Rabbit [Movie]

    September 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 51 mins
    animation, disney, film noir, movie, noir, roger rabbit

    Jala is joined by Leonard (Monster Dear Monster) and Adam (Monster Dear Monster) to discuss the 1988 live-action/animated crossover film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

  • Episode 9: Intersectionality

    August 19th, 2022  |  2 hrs 24 mins
    gender, gender identity, identity, intersectionality, performance of identity, performative identity

    Jala is joined by Marcus and Briar to talk about intersectionality; we discuss gender as part of our intersecting identities. This is a continuation of both the DEIB and performance of identity themes of prior topical episodes.

  • Episode 8: D'Avekki Studios

    August 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 50 mins
    fmv, fmv game, fmv games, game, games, horror, interview, lovecraft, lovecraftian horror, murder, mystery, video game, video games

    Jala is joined by Tim and Lynda Cowles of D'Avekki Studios to discuss their secret origins as a murder mystery dinner party turned FMV video game developer, their August trilogy (The Infectious Madness of Dr. Dekker, The Shapeshifting Detective, and Dark Nights With Poe and Munro), and their upcoming game, Murderous Muses!