In this special bonus episode, listen to all 10 hours of our in-depth discussions about the video game masterpiece Persona 5.
It's time for a special bonus episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast! If you’ve been listening to the show for any length of time, you know that one of our favorite things to discuss is the Japanese RPG series Persona. So throughout the month of April, once Persona 5 was released in the US, we did big spoiler-chats on the podcast every week as we progressed through the game – talking about all the characters, story points, gameplay systems, and much more. We thought it would be fun for posterity’s sake to collect all these spoiler chats into one giant episode, either to make it easier for listeners to revisit in the future, or for those who haven’t played the game yet but might want to listen to our conversations one day. Plus, we thought it would be funny to release a giant 10-hour podcast and surprise everyone. In any case, we hope Persona fans find this fun and interesting and useful. Please refer to the time chart in the show notes to know where different parts of the discussion start and end. Each of the first four parts covers two Palaces or Story Arcs, and the final part gives some more general thoughts on the Confidants and the game’s story and themes in general.
Intro: 00:00:00 – 00:01:41
Part 1 (Palaces 1 and 2): 00:01:41 – 02:51:39
Part 2 (Palaces 3 and 4): 02:51:39 – 04:11:51
Part 3 (Palaces 5 and 6): 04:11:51 – 06:21:36
Part 4 (Palaces 7 and 8 and ending): 06:21:36 – 08:32:03
Part 5 (Overall Thoughts): 08:32:03 – 10:26:43