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The Inspirational Quarterly

The Inspirational Quarterly

By Cara Ellison and Davey Wreden
An ongoing read, review, and discussion of the 2006 novel Starcraft: Ghost: Nova
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56. Five Years at the Theater
In which we outline a few of our ideas for a theatrical performance of Starcraft: Ghost: Nova.
01:10:46
May 16, 2022
55. Mailbag Spectacular
In which we respond to all of our listenership's most burning thoughts and questions.
01:25:37
May 09, 2022
54. The McAllister/McClane Theory
In which science helps us understand why some people are better than others at kung fu.
01:03:23
April 26, 2022
53. The Mystery of the Moron Factory
In which our favorite detective uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess whether his plan to find Nova could have been improved in any way.
01:20:51
April 19, 2022
52. Shitty Billy
In which the world's stupidest man falls back on his tremendously good looks to get by in life.
01:09:48
April 15, 2022
51. Fifteen-Thousand First Dates
In which we explore the farthest reaches Starcraft: Ghost: Nova Cinematic Universe.
01:01:23
March 28, 2022
50. Beer Bong
In which the secrets of Mengsk's commanding leadership are fully revealed.
01:08:14
March 20, 2022
49. Mister Emperor
In which someone finally asks the question we've all been thinking: "What about Nova?"
01:10:51
March 14, 2022
48. The Bill Murray of Vengeance
In which we hand Britney Spears an easy "get out of jail free" card.
01:05:09
March 07, 2022
47. Chocolate Sauce
In which love can bloom even on a battlefield
01:00:39
February 14, 2022
46. Prepare for Insertion
In which Esmerelda displays her immense tactical understanding of architectural physics.
01:04:48
February 07, 2022
45. The Hero We Received
In which we fully decode the True American Dream
01:13:17
January 23, 2022
44. Buttle This Episode
In which respond to emails from listeners and also introduce a new segment to the podcast.
01:05:02
January 16, 2022
43. Christmas Special
In which we take a break from the show to hold a very special holiday episode.
01:02:44
December 25, 2021
42. Tiny Mustache
In which Malcom, for the very first time in the entirety of our knowing him, does something.
01:06:53
December 19, 2021
41. The Season 10 of Family Guy of Podcasts
In which, for the first time in the history of the podcast, we get a little bit sidetracked.
52:36
December 06, 2021
40. Lorenography
In which Fagin orchestrates the strategic elimination of multiple highly dangerous and well armed political enemies.
01:07:39
November 29, 2021
39. WELCOME TO TARSONIS AND YOU
In which two cops do the literal bare minimum amount of cop-work to technically be considered cops.
01:05:33
November 22, 2021
38. The Plot Gets Started
In which our heroes finally begin doing something, and the source of Fagin's baldness is revealed.
01:05:06
November 18, 2021
37. Stupid The Wire
In which Davey's microphone quality is really bad for some reason, sorry about that.
01:01:51
November 11, 2021
36. Breeding The Queen
In which we take a little detour to explore other fascinating corners of the Starcraft universe.
01:10:03
November 01, 2021
35. A Cautionary McDonalds Tale
In which we discuss the lethal capabilities of some everyday workplace tools. 
01:12:45
October 24, 2021
34. The Kardashian Update Hour
In which we take a break from projecting false narratives onto fictional people to instead project false narratives onto real people.
01:13:18
October 11, 2021
33. A Nasty Boy
In which Fagin is so mean, just so so bad, the baddest little boy who ever was.
01:01:05
October 03, 2021
32. Protoss Reproductive Methods
In which we gain privileged insight into the greater Starcraft lore.
01:13:04
September 30, 2021
31. Hawki vs. Psi-Ragnarok
In which a conflict of artistic styles produces the greatest rivalry in the history of the internet.
01:08:13
September 23, 2021
30. Frobeet's Wiki Entry
In which we apply closer scrutiny to that bastion of all human knowledge: the Starcraft Wiki
01:11:50
September 06, 2021
29. Wielding Steven
In which the two types of Game of Thrones fans are discussed.
01:15:40
August 29, 2021
28. Song of The Pitcher
In which a man consumes a very moderate amount of drugs, to hone his senses into perfect clarity.
01:16:32
August 22, 2021
27. Thanks Keith
In which we acquire a new mantra for the podcast.
01:19:01
August 15, 2021
26. The Joker King of Denny's
In which we once again turn to the most celebrated works of contemporary literature in order to better understand Starcraft: Ghost: Nova.
01:15:45
August 08, 2021
25. The Party Bus: Thrilled or Killed
In which we find ourselves coming back to that age-old wisdom: "Shut up and bus!!"
01:21:24
August 01, 2021
24. The Assistant Security System
In which a locked door is no match for Tarsonis's greatest detective.
01:13:14
July 18, 2021
23. Rocket Launcher
In which Nova's personality becomes enriched and expanded with considerable nuance.
01:11:39
July 11, 2021
22. I AM DONNA
In which DONNA.
01:14:60
July 07, 2021
21. Don't wear white to a dirt party
In which Nova develops a complicated relationship with her shoes.
01:08:50
June 27, 2021
20. The Magnet Conundrum
In which Mal succinctly deciphers an age-old mystery.
01:14:54
June 20, 2021
19. You can kill with your brain, okay?
In which a feisty crew of underworld rapscallions throw the Gutter's hottest talent show.
01:07:26
June 13, 2021
18. Speed Columbo
In which our favorite detective looks for a way to solve this case as quickly as possible.
01:21:40
June 07, 2021
17. The Bodyguard Years
In which USA Today bestselling author Keith R.A. DeCandido gets into fine dining.
01:16:25
May 30, 2021
16. Forcefield Saw Trap
In which a major celebrity makes an unexpected guest appearance on the podcast.
01:16:57
May 23, 2021
15. Do sharks only have sex with other sharks
In which we ensure the relevance of British culture for centuries to come.
01:19:30
May 16, 2021
14. The Short-Lived Adventures of Geoffrey
In which a team of criminals set aside their wildly different motivations in order to rally around their common interest in murder.
01:11:53
May 09, 2021
13. Psychic Junkie Batman
In which a spinoff series to Everybody Knows Jack is proposed, and a detective shows radical disregard for "evidence."
01:11:54
April 25, 2021
12. Everybody Knows Jack
In which a character gets his own hit TV series, and learns a few things about life along the way.
01:10:06
April 18, 2021
11. The Toilet Paper Force
In which a variety of new characters demonstrate a variety of different approaches to law enforcement.
01:05:53
April 11, 2021
10. Valley Girl
In which Nova is, like, totally having the worst day everrrrrrr.
01:13:41
April 04, 2021
9. Secret Robot Redux
In which the Secret Robot Theory and the discussion of sports both dramatically return to the stage.
01:15:05
March 28, 2021
8. Horny Padball
In which we discuss sports.
01:17:28
March 21, 2021
7. Interdimensional Spraying
In which our author invents a new fruit entirely from the rich depths of his own imagination.
01:13:36
March 14, 2021
6. "Mildly" Radioactive
In which one man is exonerated of his crimes, but new criminals appear from the shadows.
01:14:35
March 06, 2021
5. Secret Robot
In which the specific effects of eating Antigan buffalo meat are revealed, and perhaps someone is not as human as we'd once thought.
01:12:50
February 27, 2021
4. 428 Hoverbikes
In which a vehicle becomes a rare collector's item, and a series of predictions are fulfilled almost immediately.
01:10:03
February 20, 2021
3. Garth Duke
In which a member of the family is allowed to perpetuate behavior that somebody really should have stopped a long time ago.
01:19:35
February 13, 2021
2. Birthday
In which a birthday party is ruined, once again, just like always.
01:07:36
February 06, 2021
1. Prologue
In which we meet our protagonist, and an academy's motives are called into question.
01:11:51
February 02, 2021