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S2E6: Stalked by the Rare Hunters

This week on the show, Joey gets in a fight! We would talk about it, but we’re too busy pitching our idea for the next Yu-Gi-Oh series. *slaps top of podcast* This puppy can fit so many Yu-Gi-Ohs in it

Later, are millennials destroying the Exodia industry?

Finally, The Great Mammoth of Goldfine goes up against Shining Abyss! It’s gonna be fine… Goldfine, that is.

You Activated My Podcast! Season Two

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S2E5: Obelisk the Tormentor

This week, we tempt fate by endlessly mocking the most powerful card in Duel Monsters! Then, we discuss the finer points of making your own tournament rules, and bask in the joy (and dubious ethics) of Duel Disks! Finally, a marvelous invention that can most definitely never be used to commit war crimes!

Featuring a special guest appearances from Completely Real Roman Mars™ and Pepper’s inane chewing noises.

Later, Cyber Jar and Time Wizard face off in a battle for the ages!

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S2E4: Steppin' Out

In this episode, everyone’s HORNY…

for dancing!

Then, Alpha the Magnet Warrior and Doll of Demise face off!

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S2E3: The Past is Present

Jimmy returns from Canada, and we watch “The Past is Present”, because the present… is… past? Say what you will about this episode, but it really ticks all the boxes:

  • Magical artifacts

  • Extra-long mythology dumps

  • An ancient duel

  • Kaiba gets tricked

  • A CARD MORE POWERFUL THAN EXODIA?

Then, Amphibian Beast fights the impossible battle against Blue-Eyes White Dragon!

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Bonus: Kaiba and the Haunted Dolls!

While Jimmy’s getting lost in the faraway land of Canada, let us return to season 0, for a spooktacular bonus episode!

This episode really does have it all: Kaiba, puppets, an Englishman, oh my! Join us for a wild ride back into what is truly the darkest side of dimensions, won’t you?

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S2E2: The Mystery Duelist, Part 2

It’s summertime, and the heat is turning up up UP! Watch along with us as we experience the second of two parts, in which all of the action takes place in the last three minutes.

Then, Dark Magician Girl faces off against Lord of Zemia!

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S2E1: The Mystery Duelist, Part 1

Celebrate Tyler’s birthday in style with this chat about episode 1 of season 2: “The Mystery Duelist, Part 1”!

Who is that mysterious duelist? What was the actual point of that chain? Why aren’t we getting a Coach Morty spin-off series?

Also this week, Celtic Guardian faces off against Ground Attacker Bugroth!

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S2E0: The Battle City Beatdown Qualifiers

It’s a new season! That means new intro music, new album art, and a new segment!

Each week this season, we’ll be pitting two monsters from season two against each other in the Battle City Beatdown! Many monsters will enter, and only one monster will prevail!

Unfortunately, there are just too many monsters to fit into a single season, so this week we spend some time eliminating the duds.

You Activated My Podcast! Season Two

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Bonus: The Next King of Games!

In this Episode:

Gotta getcha head in the game!

This week, we’re talking GX— the Yu-Gi-Oh sequel series with a name that definitely, absolutely, 100% makes perfect sense! GX is a genuinely fun series that centers around the logical progression of the Duel Monsters Cinematic Universe: Duel School. You think you’re too cool for school? Well these kids are too school for duel.

Too… duel… for school. School for…

You know what? Never mind.

Join us as we talk about Dueling Doctorates, a plethora of capital-G capital-N Great Names, and go off on a brief tangent about making sweet whoopie with Winged Kuriboh.

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Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 4 (Endgame)

In this Episode:

Some people move on…

Especially us! It’s the final episode of season one! Listen in as we recap the thrilling conclusion to a lackluster four-parter, discuss the whiplash of a writer’s room realizing that this was their last chance to do something meaningful, and end the series with a shocking diatribe on the limits of forgiveness.

Then, in a touching farewell to our Card of the Week segment, we get yoked.

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Go watch the other Endgame!

  • Tyler: Tell your friends about the podcast! Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 49, “Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 4 (Endgame)” Official Synopsis:

After Duke's all-powerful Orgoth the Relentless slices and dices Yugi's entire cadre of monsters to shreds, Yugi only has one turn left before he loses all of his heart points. Nevertheless, he manages to win the duel and free Joey from his humiliating punishment. Duke is humbled by his loss and admits that Yugi defeated Pegasus fairly, becoming friends with him.

Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 3

In this Episode:

We’ve switched roles this week, as Tyler has awoken in the wee hours of the morning, so that Jimmy can record in the wee hours of the night. Coffee-fueled hi-jinx ensue as we explore burrito tunnels, read listener mail, and discuss plans for future bonus content.

Later, while discussing the penultimate episode of season 1, we strain against the limits of our own interest in the story, and spend far more time talking about a very different TV series: Bibleman. It all comes together in the end, just trust us.

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Learn about the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel!

  • Tyler: Watch Waypoint’s “Save Point 2.0” stream, and donate to Trans Lifeline!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 48, “Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 3” Official Synopsis:

Yugi manages to get ahead of Duke in the duel, but falls victim to an unfamiliar rule which prevents him from summoning any more monsters.

Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 2

In this Episode:

Welcome, duelists! As we descend further into madness, come and listen to us recount the tales of Dungeons, Dice, and Monsters. We’re halfway through the last story arc of the season, which means that this week we get to discuss Duke’s grand strategy of playground hazing, inanimate objects and their various hearts, and motivations most millennial. Join us, won’t you?

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Look up the best of Tumblr!

  • Tyler: Put some shorts on!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 47, “Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 2” Official Synopsis:

In exchange for Joey's freedom, Yugi agrees to give up Duel Monsters forever if he loses. Unfamiliar with the rules of Dungeon Dice Monsters, Yugi gets off to a bad start. Duke reveals that he had designed Dungeon Dice Monsters with Pegasus' aid and also tells Yugi that he seeks revenge against him for cheating against Pegasus during their past duel. Yugi denies that he cheated against Pegasus, but Duke does not listen.

Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 1

In this Episode:

Join us as we dive into the deep end of Yu-Gi-Oh shipping, discuss the dashed hopes of seeing a new game this episode, and get into the mixed-up crazy world of Konami integrated marketing schemes! Also: Hot Grandpa?

This week’s recommendations:

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 46, “Dungeon Dice Monsters: Part 1” Official Synopsis:

A new student named Duke Devlin defeats Joey in a game of Duel Monsters and forces Joey to become his reluctant servant. Duke orders Joey to wear a dog costume and humiliates him in public, leading Yugi to challenge Duke to a duel in order to free Joey from his enslavement. Duke accepts Yugi's challenge, but tells him that instead of playing Duel Monsters, the two of them will be playing a game called Dungeon Dice Monsters, which Duke created himself.

Legendary Heroes: Part 3

In this Episode:

In this week’s episode, if you die in the podcast, you die in real life! We return to the wonderful virtual world of KaibaQuest 64, in which our legendary heroes are out being heroes… lengendarily. Join us as we discuss the metaphysical implications of getting de-rezzed, sliding door physics, and the Big 5’s ongoing misunderstanding of what constitutes as “game design.”

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Read Hellboy!

  • Tyler: Do laundry!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 45, “Legendary Heroes: Part 3” Official Synopsis:

Yugi, Joey, Mai, and Mokuba are able to rescue Kaiba, but they are still stuck in the game. The only exit is past a Five-Headed Dragon which is being controlled by the Big Five via transferring their own virtual minds straight into it. From within the battle, Joey, Mokuba, and Mai lose all of their life points and are apparently deleted from the game, with their own virtual minds seemingly deleted as well. Yugi and Kaiba, two former rivals and opponents, work together to defeat the dragon, thus deleting the virtual minds of the Big Five. Joey, Mai, and Mokuba are revived thanks to the restoration power of the Mystical Elf and the three of them, along with Yugi and Kaiba, escape the game so that they can return to the real world.

Legendary Heroes: Part 2

In this Episode:

This week, Tyler gets salty about the Avengers, Jimmy has a near-Millennium Item experience, and this cartoon about a card game in a video game finally starts to feel fun again.

This week’s recommendations:

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 44, “Legendary Heroes: Part 2” Official Synopsis:

The quest to locate Kaiba continues with help from Mai, who was offered a past deal by the Big Five to help test Kaiba's virtual reality game.

Legendary Heroes: Part 1

In this Episode:

This week, we make things weird. Like, really, really, weird. And that’s before Yugi and the gang hack into the Matrix. Listen in as we read some listener-submitted fan fiction, talk about sci-fi tropes, and explore the show’s take on video game quests.

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Watch “Love, Death, and Robots” on Netflix

  • Tyler: Enable “Dark Mode” on all your devices

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 43, “Legendary Heroes: Part 1” Official Synopsis:

KaibaCorp's two-faced Board of Directors, known as the Big Five, trap Kaiba inside a virtual reality game. Mokuba recruits Yugi and Joey in order to help free Kaiba and stop the Big Five from seizing control of KaibaCorp.

The Ties of Friendship

In this Episode:

It’s 2 Wrath 2 Rebecca this week, as we cover the second part of the duel against our least-favorite youngster. Yes, more hated than Mokuba! Let’s all spend our afternoon teaching this hopeless child the meaning of the heart of the cards, and go out of our way to reward the absolute zero amount of effort they put in to not being terrible.

Spoiler warning: We talk about spoilers for the Fast & Furious franchise, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, for way too long in the intro. Skip to like 7 minutes in if you want to avoid that.

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Get out and enjoy the sunshine!

  • Tyler: Make a protest sign!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 42, “The Ties of Friendship” Official Synopsis:

The duel between Rebecca and Yugi continues until Yugi forfeits the match. Rebecca's grandfather appears and reveals that Yugi could have won the duel by playing Soul Release, but forfeited the match for his friendship with Rebecca, as Yugi's grandfather did for Rebecca's grandfather. He explains that Yugi's grandfather won his Blue-Eyes White Dragon monster card in a duel, rather than stealing it.

The Wrath of Rebecca

In this Episode:

Just as Yugi & Co. get home from Duelist Kingdom, they find themselves launched into yet another duel! This duel is unlike any duel they’ve encountered before, because this time, the stakes are…

Absolutely nil.

Join us as we discuss our least-favorite brothers, the irresponsibility of a small child’s parents or guardians, and the beginning of the end of Season One.

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Watch Star Trek Voyager

  • Tyler: Make your own “Special Sauce”

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 41, “The Wrath of Rebecca” Official Synopsis:

Upon returning home, Yugi is emotionally happy to see that his Grandpa has awaken from his coma thanks to his soul being restored by Pegasus and that Yugi himself is personally satisfied to know that his mission to save his Grandpa was a complete success. A few weeks later, Yugi and his friends soon meet a young girl named Rebecca Hawkins who demands that Yugi's Grandpa return his Blue-Eyes White Dragon to her. Rebecca claims that Yugi's Grandpa had stole the card from her own grandfather many years ago and challenges Yugi to a duel in an attempt to get it back.

Aftermath

In this Episode:

Not. My. Department!

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Get a flu shot!

  • Tyler: Wear an eye patch!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 40, “Aftermath” Official Synopsis:

Pegasus is found badly injured with his Millennium Eye missing. Tea reads Pegasus' diary and the gang learns on how Pegasus had got his Millennium Eye and the reason of why he had held the Duelist Kingdom tournament. A mysterious Egyptian soon shows up looking for the person that had stolen Pegasus' Millennium Eye. Seeing that Yugi has a Millennium item as well, he thinks that he might be responsible. The Egyptian uses his Millennium Key to enter into Yugi's mind. There he finds two chambers; one is covered in children's toys, while the other is mysterious, disconcerting and confusing. When the Egyptian falls victim to a trap in the latter chamber, Yugi comes to his rescue. The two journey deeper and are confronted by the Dark Magician. Yugi commands him to back down, causing the Egyptian to realize that Yugi is "the Chosen One". The Egyptian soon departs leaving Yugi with his name, Shadi, as well as questions about the seven Millennium Items. The Kaiba brothers are later reunited with Kaiba thanking Yugi and his friends for helping him and Mokuba out. As everyone leaves the island, it is soon revealed that Yami Bakura had found his way back to his host and challenged Pegasus to a Shadow Game and took his Millennium Eye, and that the real Bakura had no memory of the possession, with Yami Bakura secretly promising that he will have his personal vengeance towards Yami Yugi.

Fusion of Light and Darkness - Black Chaos Descends

In this Episode:

It’s the end of an era! Well, at least the end of a five-part episode. Join us as we celebrate the end of a movie-length duel with arguably the most exciting— and strangely disgusting— episode of Yu-Gi-Oh yet. Jimmy loved it, Tyler hated it, and Bakura stole the whole damn thing. This is a whole new game!

This week’s recommendations:

  • Jimmy: Listen to Beats Antique!

  • Tyler: Watch Jeopardy!

  • Lauren: Watch Countdown!

You can get in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram @yampod, email us at youactivatedmypodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 39, “Fusion of Light and Darkness - Black Chaos Descends” Official Synopsis:

Pegasus' Relinquished has captured Yugi's Dark Magician, and his time bomb monster is ready to blow it to bits and take out the rest of Yugi's life points. However, Yami Yugi captures Relinquished using a Mind Control card. Then, with the last card Yugi played face-down, he performs a Dark Magic Ritual, sacrificing the Dark Magician as well as Pegasus' time bomb to summon the Magician of Black Chaos. Pegasus counters by fusing Relinquished with Thousand Eyes Idol, creating Thousand Eyes Restrict. The Thousand Eyes Restrict paralyzes the Magician of Black Chaos, but Yami Yugi uses Kuriboh combined with his Multiply magic card. The Kuribohs explode on contact, blinding Thousand Eyes Restrict and freeing the Magician of Black Chaos to attack. Yami Yugi destroys Thousand Eyes Restrict and ends the duel as the victor. While Yugi, Joey, Téa, and Tristan celebrate the former's triumphant victory, Pegasus silently slips away and releases the spirits that he had stolen, honoring his word of the agreement that he had made with Yugi right before the start of their duel. Bakura is seemingly back to normal and volunteers to take care of an unconscious Mokuba while the others go look and search for Pegasus.