Reignite

Reignite

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A podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! Reignite is a podcast where Matt and MJ play through the Mass Effect series for the upteenth time—this time, their playthroughs will be more critical. Every choice will be made as close to their moral compass as possible and they will discuss the choices they made and what meaning, knowledge, or wisdom they can pull from the game. Play along with them and share your experiences!


#2.28: All Is Fair In Love And BioWare Live at PAX East 2020
Mar 19 • 71 min
It’s panel time! This week we’re bringing you the live audio of “All is Fair in Love and BioWare,” a panel of BioWare enthusiasts (our very own Matt Storm included) that ran at PAX East 2020. Matt is joined by Jesse Vitelli, Liana Ruppert, Morgan Shaver,…
#2.27: A House Divided - Geth Just Wanna Have Fun w/ Rob Starobin
Mar 5 • 71 min
It’s time for one last loyalty mission. With our new Geth friend and Rob Starobin joining us, we must face one of our most difficult decisions yet. Listen in to find out how we rationalize our choices and how we felt as a result. Fandom corner features…
#2.26: Reaper IFF - Night of the Living Husks
Feb 20 • 52 min
Time to advance the plot! Where were we? Shepard and crew head off the acquire a reaper IFF and bring home a little something extra. Who can speak Geth? Fandom Corner features MJ’s take on an Ocean’s 11/Mass Effect mash-up and some new merch on…
#2.25: Stolen Memory - Why Is It Always Gunships? w/ Liana Ruppert
Feb 6 • 83 min
Friend of the Pod Liana Ruppert stops in to help us crash a party full of crime bosses. We work together to help Kasumi recover her partner’s gray box and talk about how much we hate Donovan Hock. Fandom Corner features a Mass Effect fan zine by Emily…
#2.24: The Price of Revenge - Didn’t We Do This Already?
Jan 23 • 42 min
MJ and Matt discuss Zaeed’s quest for revenge and how badly MJ would like to punch him in the face. Fandom Corner features adorable cookie cutters by Petitcraft. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan Bull for the song MASS EFFECT…
#2.23: Treason - Keelah Se’lai! w/ Jeff Richardson
Jan 9 • 105 min
Jeff finally gets a chance to talk about his space girlfriend as we swoop in to help clear Tali of outlandish charges of Treason and point out that genocide is hella bad. Matt brings some more Mass Effect Rap to fandom corner and MJ has opinions. Special…
#2.22: Sins of the Father - Law & Order: Citadel w/ Josh Coslar
Dec 26, 2019 • 82 min
Josh Coslar joins MJ and Matt to talk about the sins of our favorite fish man, Thane Krios. We take a tour through the crime procedural that is C-Sec and stop Thane’s son from making a terrible mistake. Fandom Corner features adorable pillows by Zhelly…
#2.21: Give Us Andromeda 2 You Cowards 2 Electric Boogaloo w/ Colin Parker
Dec 12, 2019 • 79 min
Colin Parker of the Scavengers Network is back to talk about everyone’s space boyfriend, Garrus Vakarian. It’s time to get vengeance, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Fandom Corner features fan art created by Amanda Cook, or Thunderhead Fred on…
#2.20: The Ardat Yakshi - Justice for Nef w/ Mea Pearson
Nov 28, 2019 • 53 min
Finally, a renegade point of view! Mea Pearson joins MJ and Matt to discuss Samara’s wayward daughter, the injustice of Nef’s murder, and the genetic destiny of the Asari. Fandom Corner features a cover by MJ of our favorite Krogan Poet. Special thanks to…
#2.19: Rite of Passage - You DO know Grunt! w/ Nelson Lugo
Nov 14, 2019 • 59 min
Nelson Lugo returns to Reignite, with plenty of f-bombs to share. We discuss Krogan culture, puberty, and knowing when to headbutt instead of argue. Fandom Corner features sculptures of our favorite lizard son made by SofikoSculpts on Etsy. Special thanks…
#2.18: Old Blood - Big Trouble In Little Tuchanka w/ Ian R. Buck
Oct 31, 2019 • 75 min
Friend of the Pod Ian R. Buck, host of The Extra Dimension and morale officer for the Reignite Discord, joins MJ and Matt to talk about the most morally gray character on Shepard’s team. The mission doesn’t go quite how Mordin expects and he’s left with…
#2.17: Subject Zero - The Biotic Cowboy w/ Jeane Harlot
Oct 17, 2019 • 53 min
Burlesque performer and pin up model Jeane Harlot joins MJ & Matt to help them gain the chaotic biotic’s loyalty. Jack wants to leave a hole in the ground where her trauma began, but a survivor from the same facility has other plans. Fandom corner…
#2.16: The Prodigal - Sister Sister
Oct 3, 2019 • 64 min
MJ and Matt return to Illium to help Miranda with a delicate family issue. Surprising no one, daddy issues abound and Shepard has to try and keep the family together. Fandom corner features Twitch streamer Derek Van Dyke AND a Mass Effect inspired album…
#2.15: The Gift of Greatness - Not So Great After All w/ Chuck Collins
Sep 19, 2019 • 73 min
Chuck Collins of Bounce! joins us to discuss Jacob’s loyalty mission. Please be advised that this mission contains themes of sexual assault and abuse. If you stick around to listen, we work together to write Jacob the loyalty mission he deserves without…
#2.14: The Collector Ship - Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal!
Sep 5, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode, Matt and MJ explore a disabled Collector Ship at the request of the Illusive Man. Surprising no one, except maybe Shepard, it’s a trap and everything is terrible. Fandom Corner features the Mass Effect Fanfiction Writers group on…
#2.13: The Engineer - Your Princess Is On Another Planet w/ Case Aiken
Aug 22, 2019 • 76 min
Matt and MJ invite their good friend Case Aiken of Another Pass to talk about his experience playing Mass Effect for the first time, the conflict of romance vs being nice, and the epic quest to rescue Tali from Geth forces. Fandom Corner features the…
#2.12: The Assassin - The Shape of Mass Effect w/ Abu Zafar
Aug 8, 2019 • 83 min
Fandom’s favorite son Abu Zafar of Lore Party joins Matt & MJ as they track a deadly assassin on his final mission. The trio talk about the female gaze and the poetry of the Drell. Fandom Corner features The Crafty Hedonist on Etsy, creator of Mass Effect…
#2.11: The Justicar- CSI Illium
Jul 25, 2019 • 75 min
Matt and MJ visit yet another intergalactic hub of shopping and trade to pick up a new companion, solve a murder, and prevent an inter species incident. Fandom Corner features PodFriends Normandy FM, another Mass Effect deep dive. Special thanks to David…
#2.10: The Citadel - This is My Favorite Episode on the Citadel
Jul 11, 2019 • 65 min
Matt and MJ discover that there really isn’t any going home again when they try to revisit the Citadel and Captain Anderson. Shopping, breaking up fights, and solving the mystery of whether there are fish on the Presidium take up a lot of time! Our hosts…
#2.09: Horizon - The Illusive Man Can %@#$ Right Off
Jun 27, 2019 • 66 min
Ursula of the Queer Dungeoneers podcast joins us to finally vent her frustrations about the scummery that is The Illusive Man and pine after her favorite marshmallow boi. We talk about Miracle of Sound in Fandom Corner much to Matt’s joy. Special thanks…
#2.08: The Warlord - Say Hello to Your Lizard Son
Jun 13, 2019 • 44 min
MJ and Matt are off to deal with the Blue Suns again, this time to pick up a Krogan warlord who had dealings with The Collectors. After fighting mercenaries and battle hungry krogan, MJ & Matt end up with a different krogan than they planned. Aside from…
#2.07: The Convict - The Chaotic Biotic
May 30, 2019 • 48 min
MJ & Matt are back on the hunt for allies to help them stand against the Collectors. Our hosts cover the corrupt prison system, betrayal, and the ethics of buying prisoners (spoiler: it’s unethical). Fandom corner features The Mass Effect Fan Collective…
#2.06: Archangel: Omega’s Batman
May 16, 2019 • 65 min
In this episode MJ and Matt take on the three biggest merc groups on Omega to save one turian, a vigilante named Archangel. The sniper they find surprises even Shepard. Fandom corner features Singularity, an unlicensed Mass Effect mod for Genesys, a Star…
#2.05: The Professor of Penzance w/ Drew Mick
May 2, 2019 • 112 min
Drew Mick is the very model of the podcasting millennial, he joins us to pick up a scientist who’s definitely not a general. We pick up Mordin Solus (doctor, fighter, and salarian), but first we cure a plague (that targets turians and batarians). He…
#2.04: What the Heck is a Collector?
Apr 18, 2019 • 45 min
MJ and Matt are back at it. It’s time to investigate the Illusive Man’s claims by visiting a colony on the heels of an abduction. Our hosts talk about tutorials, paragon vs renegade, and what it means to be pansexual or bisexual. Special thanks to David…
#2.03: Reignite Invades Dark Side - Hunt or be Hunted
Apr 4, 2019 • 53 min
MJ and Matt got stuck in another dimension where there are no Turians but plenty of Orcs as they discuss Vampires as represented in video games. What’s an episode of Reignite without a deep dive into a beloved video game? Matt and MJ talk Skyrim Dawnguard…
#2.02: A Slight Detour - Memories of the Old Republic
Apr 1, 2019 • 23 min
Your hosts take a break from the Mass Effect universe to lovingly reminisce about Bioware’s MMO hayday. In this episode they chat about SWOTOR aka Star Wars: The Old Republic. The two reflect on the game, its highs, its lows and more. Join them on this…
#2.01: Prologue - It’s a Second Season, Charlie Brown!
Mar 21, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode of Reignite, it’s time for a new season, as Matt and MJ start Mass Effect 2! They make some friends and learn things along the way. MJ shares her own fan fiction for fandom corner and the duo play a new game: Fuck, Friend, Fight! Special…
#1.14: Give Us Andromeda 2, You Cowards w/ Colin M. Parker
Mar 7, 2019 • 61 min
MJ & Matt aren’t done with Mass Effect just yet. This time they invite Colin M. Parker, co-founder and president of The Scavengers Network, to discuss his love for the game and how it has changed his life. Colin brought some suggestions to Fandom Corner…
#1.13: Earning that Explicit Tag w/ Nelson Lugo
Feb 21, 2019 • 87 min
MJ & Matt invite fellow Mass Effect fan and podcaster, Nelson Lugo, to discuss his history with the game. He also brings to Fandom Corner a proposed rewrite of the first game’s introduction. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo and to Dan…
#1.12: In the End
Feb 7, 2019 • 42 min
MJ & Matt have made it to the end. In this episode, they ask each other some questions about their experiences and discuss what’s in store for Reignite season 2. This episode’s Fandom Corner features an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for the Shakarian shipper…
#1.11 DLCs and Sidequests - Meanwhile…
Jan 24, 2019 • 76 min
In this episode, MJ & Matt compare notes on side quests and DLC—a difficult task since Matt has no notes. Fandom Corner features the podcast Lore Party and their episode about everyone’s favorite Turian. Special thanks to David Boyle for our amazing logo…
#1.10: Citadel - This Isn’t Even My Final Form
Jan 10, 2019 • 59 min
This is it. MJ & Matt finally face off with Saren for the fate of the Citadel. Sacrifices must be made. Who will come out through the other side? MJ & Matt also share some Kaidan love in Fandom Corner with a post from OCTerminal on tumblr. Special thanks…
#1.09: Ilos - Running Out of Time
Dec 27, 2018 • 45 min
MJ and Matt race to Ilos where they learn a lot more about the Protheans and the ending of the last Reaper cycle. This week’s Fandom Corner features quietgold’s fic, the effect of you—a perfect fic for those Shakarian shippers. Special thanks to David…
#1.08: Citadel Lockdown - Captain Daderson to the Rescue
Dec 13, 2018 • 71 min
MJ and Matt Shepard return to the Citadel where they are effectively grounded. Fortunately, they are not without allies. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of physical and sexual assault, trauma, and PTSD. MJ gives a shout out to The Alliance on Facebook for all…
#1.07: Virmire - Hold the Line!
Nov 29, 2018 • 82 min
MJ and Matt Shepard must face their most difficult decisions yet. One of their team won’t make it out of Virmire alive and it’s unavoidable. Who did they choose? MJ also has a new artist to feature, VG’s Customs & Pop Vinyls as well as Cat Valente’s…
#1.06: Feros - Can’t Get You Out of My Head
Nov 15, 2018 • 74 min
MJ and Matt Shepard head over to Feros where something hinky is going on with Zhu’s Hope colonists. This episode has it all! Geth, Geth, and more Geth, as well as a mind controlling plant with cloning abilities! Also MJ shares the work of…
Special Episode - N7 Day 2018 w/ John Lestrange
Nov 7, 2018 • 36 min
Happy N7 Day! In this special bonus episode, MJ sits down with academic and historian Professor John Lestrange to discuss Mass Effect in a broader scope. With special messages from friends of the pod Colin Parker (The Scavengers Network), Jeff Richardson…
#1.05: Noveria - Shepard Extermination Co.
Nov 1, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode MJ and Matt Shepard are confronted with some difficult moral quandaries. They also find out that if this Spectre thing goes south, they could make a decent living as space exterminators. Fandom Corner this month was dedicated to Variations…
#4: Finding Liara - Social Justice Warriors in SPAAAAACE
Oct 18, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode MJ and Matt Shepard are each treated to a lesson in being a good ally from an unlikely teacher. MJ makes an apology to some beloved characters and Matt realizes his feelings about his usual romance may have changed. Special thanks to David…
#1.03: The Citadel - We Should Go
Oct 4, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode MJ and Matt compare notes about their experiences exploring the Citadel and meeting some new aliens. MJ has a lot to say about how women are treated and Matt tried to complete a side quest a little differently with surprising consequences.…
#1.02: Prologue - Obvious Villain is Obvious
Sep 20, 2018 • 58 min
This is the second episode of Reignite where Matt and MJ take a 10-year old video game way too seriously. In this episode, Matt and MJ go through the prologue and compare their experiences and start to figure out where this project is going. Special…
#1.01: Introduction - All Matt’s Fault
Sep 6, 2018 • 32 min
This is the first episode of Reignite, a podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! In this episode, Matt and MJ recount their experiences with Mass Effect and lay everything out on the table while setting up the…