Minds at Yeerk

Minds at Yeerk

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A bi-weekly Animorphs fan re-read podcast


Book 41: The Familiar
May 27 • 73 min
What’s the difference between an alternate timeline and a dream? Yeah, we don’t know either, but that doesn’t stop us from debating it for most of this episode while we talk about where guilt dreams lead and why the Cannoli Timeline might be the best…
Alternamorphs: The RPG - Chapter 1, Part 5
May 19 • 63 min
It’s time for reconnaisance! And a sleepover! And some Sunday night pool!
Megamorphs 4: Back to Before
May 12 • 71 min
Before the Kelvin Timeline, before the Darkest Timeline, just slightly after Michael Crichton’s Timeline (but before the film adaptation of Michael Chrichton’s Timeline), there was…the Oreo Timeline.
Alternamorphs: The RPG - Chapter 1, Part 4
May 5 • 84 min
Ain’t no party like a Yeerk beach party ‘cause a Yeerk beach party’s got bocce.
Book 40: The Other
Apr 28 • 75 min
Text! Subtext! Yet more Andalite prejudices! All brought to you by our new favorite Andalite love story.
Alternamorphs: The RPG - Chapter 1, Part 3
Apr 21 • 93 min
In which everybody wants to be a cat.
Book 39: The Hidden
Apr 14 • 87 min
Should Cassie build an army of animals that can morph? Is eating a buffalo that can morph into your vice principal cannibalism? Plus: we solve the mystery of why that bowl of petunias thinks, “Oh no, not again.”
Alternamorphs: The RPG - Chapter 1, Part 2
Apr 7 • 82 min
To quote a beloved ’90s property about kids fighting off an alien invasion of Earth, “It’s Morphin’ Time!” Tobias, Cassie, and the others pick up their first morphs; and the team learns that the Yeerks are looking for the kids from the construction site.
Alternamorphs: The RPG - Chapter 1, Part 1
Mar 31 • 60 min
Since Day One, we’ve wondered how we should talk about Alternamorphs. The time has come, and guess what? We’re not talking about them. We’re playing them. As a homebrew, table top RPG. What have we gotten ourselves into?
Book 38: The Arrival
Mar 17 • 60 min
Ax teaches his new girlfrenemy about the many uses of human mouths. Oh, Alloran’s parents really should have raised him and his brother better.
Book 37: The Weakness
Mar 3 • 63 min
Rachel, done dirty. Meg explains plane insurance. Handsome monkey king!
Book 36: The Mutation
Feb 18 • 67 min
Come and listen to our story about a kid named Jake, A teenage commander who can become a snake, And then one day was he chasing Visser Three, And found Atlantis full of taxidermy. People, that is. Meat puppets. Flesh suits.
Visser
Feb 4 • 68 min
Hear ye, hear ye! All rise as we power on the Council of Thirteen’s projectors, Garoff presiding. Today we hear the case of The Yeerk Empire v. Edriss-562. For the defense, Edriss-562 (but mostly her host, Eva); for the prosecution, Esplin-9466 Prime.…
Book 35: The Proposal
Jan 23 • 65 min
In this episode, we talk about an Animorphs book and a movie-musical adaptation of a Broadway musical adaptation of a book of poetry about cats. Guess which one we prrrrrreferred.
Book 34: The Prophecy
Jan 7 • 86 min
Welcome to Minds at Yeerk’s Guide to Having Teenage Crushes and How to Undestand Them If You’re a Pair of Socially Maladjusted Robots Named Tim and Alex.
Book 33: The Illusion
Dec 24, 2019 • 47 min
We finally reach two moments we have patiently(?) been waiting for: Ax and Tobias talking about their family history and the arrival of the first competent Yeerk! This episode brought to you by Tim’s Black Market Furby Emporium. [CW: This book includes…
Book 32: The Separation
Dec 13, 2019 • 65 min
We’re split over how we feel about Rachel’s split with herself—but that doesn’t stop us from inventing a new holiday or musing about ‘90s-themed middle school dance soundtracks.
Book 31: The Conspiracy
Nov 27, 2019 • 69 min
If you’ve been waiting for us to discuss country music singers, this is the episode for you. Plus: our favorite road trip activities and Alex’s Hannah Montana reboot pitch.
Book 30: The Reunion
Nov 13, 2019 • 66 min
Come take a ride with us: the dumbest elevator ride in history. While we’re at it, we’ll discuss what Marco’s mom has got going on and the dangers and delights of being friends with an Andalite.
Megamorphs 3: Elfangor’s Secret
Oct 31, 2019 • 75 min
We regret to inform you of King Henry’s death at the hands of Big Chocolate Milk. But take your mind off this tragedy with our discussion of John Barrowman, time-traveling Mailboxes, and the National Daddy.
Book 29: The Sickness
Oct 15, 2019 • 77 min
This week, we’re disrupting the Yeerk/Host paradigm with our new app: Slithr. We also debate the Animorphs’ leadership hierarchy and answer a long-standing listener question.
Book 28: The Experiment
Oct 1, 2019 • 66 min
Gather ‘round, friends, as we discuss John Kellogg’s soggy, sad legacy; the greatest hamburger-related scandal in American fiction; and solid snakes and laser crocodiles. Jake!…Jake? Jaaaaaaake!
Book 27: The Exposed
Sep 19, 2019 • 70 min
Join us as we discuss the etymology of calamari, adventurous ways to die, and Tim’s old mouth. Sometimes we even manage to stay on topic.
Book 26: The Attack
Sep 3, 2019 • 64 min
The Ellimist is back on his bullshit, and so are we! We debate the difficult questions in this one like whether or not a capitalist society whose inhabitants are happy is inherently exploitive and whether Jake might be competent.
Book 25: The Extreme
Aug 20, 2019 • 60 min
While Marco and friends try to remember what warmth feels like, we discuss ghost writing before venturing forth into…THE TIM-VERSE.
Book 24: The Suspicion
Aug 7, 2019 • 74 min
Welcome to the weirdest Animorphs book to date! We talk Helmacron party games, universal alien combat tactics, and the Square-Cube Law! But whatever you do, don’t say the secret word!
Book 23: The Pretender
Jul 25, 2019 • 70 min
Is Tobias still emo? Is Toby’s bark worse than her bite? Will Tim make accurate guesses about what comes next when faced with facts? The answer to only one of these questions is, “No.”
The Hork-Bajir Chronicles, Part 2
Jul 9, 2019 • 56 min
Would you believe that there are aliens more aloof than Andalites? Yeah, we know it’s hard to fathom. But our plucky heroes have found them. And a genocidal Andalite War-Prince. And maybe even love in a hopeless place.
The Hork-Bajir Chronicles, Part 1
Jun 25, 2019
Two things that we never thought would happen finally do: we meet a female Andalite, and we solve the Yeerk invasion problem. All this, and we get philosophical (but keep it Platonic).
Book 22: The Solution
Jun 11, 2019 • 81 min
It’s our one-year anniversary! Celebrate with us as we debate fates worse than death, discuss why David is the absolute worst, and share tips for safely eating slugs.
Book 21: The Threat
May 28, 2019 • 73 min
That David kid is still up to his hijinks, and so are we! This episode: Chekhov’s chihuahuas, Animorphs 99, and the most emo bugs.
Book 20: The Discovery
May 15, 2019 • 66 min
We’ve reached the moment everyone has been waiting for: we get to talk about ’80s German New Wave music! Oh, also some new guy. And various blue boxes. And we have our first ever listener-submitted animal trivia!
Book 19: The Departure
May 1, 2019 • 83 min
Our friend Christina (you know, the one who did our show art!) joins us to talk about Cassie’s trip into the woods. Plus: Yeerk dolphins, where baby Yeerks come from, and…Zoobilee Zoo.
Megamorphs 2: In the Time of Dinosaurs
Apr 17, 2019 • 68 min
A long time ago, on a planet very nearby…. Tim, Meghan, Alex, and special guest MJ talk about all of the ways that the Ellimist doesn’t troll our heroes this time, the original alien war for Earth, and why Ms. Frizzle is the GOAT.
Book 18: The Decision
Apr 4, 2019 • 84 min
Join us once again as we discuss dogs, suspicious birds, Ax’s BDSM tendencies, and evil Andalites. Also, newsflash: Tim really sucks at guessing things.
Book 17: The Underground
Mar 20, 2019 • 71 min
Tim, Meghan, and Alex are joined by Brian [last name redacted, nice try Yeerks!] to discuss McDonald’s Secret Menu, the key to a balanced breakfast, and the best animal trivia Alex will ever bring to this podcast. This week’s moral: Mole morphs, mo’…
Book 16: The Warning
Mar 6, 2019 • 96 min
You’ve got Yeerks! Join us as we talk about our younger selves’ digital lives, Jake’s leadership style, and which Animorphs are most likely to commit arson and murder!
Book 15: The Escape
Feb 19, 2019 • 70 min
Join us this week as we debate what constitutes a butt, learn about dolphin performance anxiety, and visit Sealab 1997.
Book 14: The Unknown
Feb 6, 2019 • 87 min
This episode has everything! Tim leads us in team-building exercises (#TimBuilding)! Jenna teaches us about the Horse Number! We compare notes on middle school sex ed classes! We even manage to talk about Animorphs!
The Andalite Chronicles, Part 3: An Alien Dies
Jan 23, 2019 • 68 min
As Elfangor’s journey comes full circle, everyone has a good laugh at Tim. But our laughter is a precursor to our tears, as none of us will escape unscathed from the Nightmare McDonald’s.
The Andalite Chronicles, Part 2: Alloran’s Choice
Jan 9, 2019 • 87 min
As we continue our discussion of the Andalite Chronicles, we find our selves asking some uncomfortable questions: Is Meghan a Taxxon? Is Tim an Andalite? Is Elfangor morally right or wrong? How long IS Andalite gestation?
The Andalite Chronicles, Part 1: Elfangor’s Journey
Dec 29, 2018 • 81 min
The gang gathers at midnight to discuss a most serious topic: how wrong Tim’s predictions could possibly be. Also, Andalite culture and history, whether aliens and humans might smooch, and all the ways in which Hedrick is the worst. (C’mon, Hedrick.)
Book 13: The Change
Dec 12, 2018 • 94 min
Tobias is as free as a bird now, And this bird you cannot change. (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.)
Book 12: The Reaction
Nov 28, 2018 • 88 min
Meg, Tim, and Alex discuss Contraband Kombucha, Visser Three’s Dom Jeans, Jeremy Jason Jordan James John Jacob McCole’s immeasurable fame.
Book 11: The Forgotten
Nov 14, 2018 • 96 min
We talk wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff; where Jake fall’s on Alex’s very scientific Leaderhip Spectrum; and what kind of sports and games Andalites play. (CW: Discussion of tropical diseases from 1:10:12 to 1:15:14.) PS: Meg’s volume is a little low…
Book 10: The Android
Oct 31, 2018 • 86 min
In which we learn that dogs are a super-intelligent alien race placeholder for their robot walkers, we discuss weird maths and paper writing skills, Alex becomes a muppet, and we have a serious moral discussion on whether we agree that Erek should or…
Book 9: The Secret
Oct 19, 2018 • 89 min
Meg pretends the entire episode is a philosophical discussion, Alex role plays, and you’ll never guess which host has been skunked.
Book 8: The Alien
Oct 3, 2018 • 103 min
The gang’s back and delighted to learn more about Ax. And delighted. Andalited. Get it?
Megamorphs 1: The Andalite’s Gift
Sep 18, 2018 • 89 min
Pop some popcorn and get ready for the Animorphs’ answer to a summer blockbuster. Also: go check your stove now and make sure you didn’t leave the gas on.
Book 7: The Stranger
Sep 5, 2018 • 89 min
If you expected the Kafka jokes last episode to be followed up with Camus this time, well…sorry, we dropped the ball. But join us to learn about what malls are, Hork-Bajir linguistics, and how to guarantee that you’ll never have fast food or fast-casual…
Book 6: The Capture
Aug 21, 2018 • 107 min
Welcome to Minds at Yeerk / Panelology Crossover Week! Listen to us talk more than normal about Spider-Man and Batman (sort of!) here, then follow us to this week’s Panelology!
The Fanfic: Cycle One
Aug 14, 2018 • 9 min
New to Minds at Yeerk and want to catch up on the story we’ve been telling? Been listening and want to brush up? Good news! The first round of our story is all in one convenient place!
Book 5: The Predator
Aug 7, 2018 • 67 min
This one has everything! Space politics! Wolf-on-tiger cuddling! Radio Shacks! Plus: Learn why there are no winners in lobster staring contests!
Book 4: The Message
Jul 25, 2018 • 84 min
No one told them life was gonna be this way.
Book 3: The Encounter
Jul 11, 2018 • 76 min
This book goes to some dark places, which surprised even those of us who have read it before. (CW: Discussion of a character’s attempt at suicide.)
Book 2: The Visitor
Jun 28, 2018 • 82 min
Friendships are tested. Childhoods, ruined. And things happen in the book, too.
Book 1: The Invasion
Jun 12, 2018 • 77 min
Jen, Alex, Meghan, and Tim discuss blue reindeer, Yeerk day-spas, and wombat poop.
Trailer
Jun 11, 2018 • 0 min
Announcing the Minds at Yeerk Podcast