Episode 51- Insider Trading

Show Notes

Hosts

Alca7raz (@alca7raz_)

Nemesis (@nemesisprime1)

Quick Hits

  1. BUCK has a large number of guest announcements:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/07/buck-announces-heather-breckel-the-living-tombstone-and-more/
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/14/buck-announces-acoustic-brony-with-a-full-rock-band/
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/13/buck-announces-prince-whateverer-general-mumble-and-hmage/
  2. Terry Klassen announced for BronyCon:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/11/bronycon-announces-terry-klassen/
  3. GalaCon announced voice actors and community guests:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/17/galacon-announces-vas-and-major-fandom-names-to-its-guest-list/
  4. Musiquestria has announced two tours this year for the east and west coast of the US. Plus a chance for exclusive prizes:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/11/announcing-musiquestria-2014/
  5. My Little Investigations, the fan game, is out:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/04/13/my-little-investigations-fan-game-released/
  6. A new Friendship is Witchcraft is out, parodying Equestria Girls:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/friendship-is-witchcraft-horse-women-part-1/
  7. The Bob’s Burgers episode parodying bronies is available online:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/equestrianauts-episode-now-available.html
  8. The April 8th winner of the WeLoveFine contest was announced:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/april-8th-winner-of-we-love-fine-tee.html
  9. The Hub released an iOS app, which includes full episodes of MLP:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/the-hub-adds-ios-app.html
  10. Concept art for a Rainbow Rocks Twilight Sparkle toy showed up, there’s an Equestria Girls game in the Hasbro Arcade app, and the Rainbow Rocks book has been released:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/equestria-girls-toy-concept-art-game-and-book/
  11. Another book, titled “Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity” is out:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/rarity-and-curios-case-of-charity-out.html
  12. Several new brushable pony toys have appeared on Taobao:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/photo-finish-brushable-pops-up-on-taobao.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/new-sweetie-belle-and-scootaloo.html
  13. A new Luna blind bag mold has also appeared on Taobao:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/custom-model-luna-blindbag-appears.html
  14. Wave 10 of the MLP blind bags are hitting stores:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/wave-10-blindbags-appearing-now.html
  15. The MLP Life board game has been uncancelled and is now available for preorder:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/mlp-life-no-longer-cancelled-toy-wiz.html
  16. The MLP Micro Comic Fun Pack set 2 will be out in May:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/micro-series-comics-set-2-appear.html
  17. Another Transformers/My Little Pony crossover comic cover is coming for issue 19 of the MLP comic:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/mlp-comic-19-convention-exclusive.html
  18. iTunes has released a preview for issue 18 of the MLP comic:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-my-little-pony-issue-18/
  19. The 30th anniversary of the first airing of My Little Pony was on April 14th, the full airing is available online:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/mlp-30th-tv-special-anniversary.html
  20. A new Rainbow Rocks short, “Hamstocalypse Now,” has been released:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BniijKHywXM
  21. A music video for the Rainbow Rocks song “Shake Your Tail” was posted, and then removed:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/equestria-girls-youtube-channel-debuts-shake-your-tail-music-video/
  22. Shout Factory has put up a listing for a new MLP DVD titled “The Keys of Friendship”:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/new-dvd-the-keys-of-friendship/

  1. 2 new promos for the final few season 4 episodes have aired:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqz226Q7Iqs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob9rGnkyCkk
  2. An extended synopsis for “Inspiration Manifestation is out:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/extended-synopsis-of-inspiration-manifestation/
  3. Another extended synopsis, this time for “Equestria Games,” is out:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/extended-synopsis-of-equestria-games/
  4. A press release for the season 4 finale (plus some other stuff) has been released:
    http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/press/My_Little_Pony_S4_Finale_Release_Final_4-16-14.pdf

    http://i.imgur.com/oHEftbT.png
  5. There was some interesting information from the writers and directors panels at BABSCon:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/babscon-show-writers-panel-summary.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/babscon-show-writer-panel-day-2.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/director-panel-with-jayson-thiessen-and.html
    Be sure to check out the Ponyville Live recordings when they arrive on Youtube!

Discussion

“Trade Ya” is the newest episode, and the topic of this week’s discussion. Alca7raz and Nemesis talk about the ensemble episode, after spending a long time on the news. Things like the references they noticed, lampshade hanging, and new ponies that showed up. Oh, and Twilight actually doing princess stuff. Hooray for that! Oh, and more. Much more.

After that, they have a comic to talk about, particularly Micro-Series #4, the Twilight and Shining Armor issue. It isn’t too long, but the still point out some nice bits in the comic. Oh, and a blatant reference. So blatant that you’d have to be blind to miss it. And if you are… how are you reading the comic?