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''The Other Side'' is a (usually) weekly podcast hosted by Cody "Lord Shmeckie" Baier. It has run since December 2011 on Anime 3000 and is currently consistently among their most watched and downloaded. Most episodes deal with certain aspects of the Japanese entertainment culture and lambasting them, while still retaining the things they enjoy about anime, manga and Japanese video games.

The Other Side is named as such as it provides an alternative perspective of the anime fandom than most other anime podcasts, or as Cody would put it "The anime podcast for people with lives".

The first season starred Alex Barry as co-host, also known as the creator of the anti-fanfiction site [[http://www.projectafter.com Project A.F.T.E.R.]], lending discussions a straight man to Baier's rather exaggerated style. Because of real life issues, however, Barry then left the show and was replaced with Max-Vader for the second season after occasional guest appearances in the first one. The third and current season introduced a second co-host by the name of Andrew Erickson.

Find their episodes [[http://www.anime3000.com/the-other-side here]].

!!This podcast provides examples of:

* AllGermansAreNazis: Subverted with Max-Vader, though it has been mentioned several times that his grandfather was a SS officer.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Occasionally, the podcast will focus on subjects irrelevant to the anime fandom, such as crazy people on the internet, the brony fandom or the social justice movement. Or this very website.
** And then there was the time Cody invited two people diagnosed with autism to talk about just that
** "The Hideaki Anno Interview" broke from the format entirely.
* AscendedExtra: The Nurse from [[KatawaShoujo Katawa Shoujo]].
* BerserkButton: Do not mention lolicon in a positive light or, to an only slighty lesser extent, incest. Also, in a meta example, some people see the podcast itself as this.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Sort of. At the beginning of the Incest episode, Cody makes fun of the pre-roll ads that were airing before Anime 3000's podcasts at the time, followed by Max saying that they would have to leave Anime 3000. This is actually a reference to the circumstances of another podcast's departure from the website.
* BrutalHonesty: The podcast pretty much ''lives'' by this trope.
* ButtMonkey: A recent podcast revealed that a couple people had been buying joke gifts on Steam for Andrew, which (so far) includes GoGoNippon and RecordOfAgarestWar. Eventually, an entire episode was devoted to the many crappy games fans had sent to him.
* CatchPhrase: Among other things, "x show for x people", with x usually being either "loser" or "sad", for Cody and "The Other Side: (insert something related to the topic)" for Max.
* CausticCritic: If they don't like something, they'll be sure to remind you.
* CensoredTitle: The episodes "Fullmetal Dead [Censored] Magician" and "S#@!fest!".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bonglorio, one of the guest hosts.
* ClusterFBomb: Happens a few times, especially when the hosts get worked up while discussing something they find particularly odious. Cody even admitted to use the word "fuck" as much as other people use "uhm".
* CycleOfRevenge: Parts of Season 3 are this. After being tricked by Cody to watch ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', Max-Vader got his revenge by forcing his co-hosts to watch ''Astarotte's Toy'' (see below). Then Andrew tried to get his revenge ''for'' Max's revenge by making him watch ''Anime/HaiyoreNyarkoSan''... which backfired due to Max's shortage of time.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Cody notes this during {{Lolicon}} Discussion 2 since Max-Vader made him watch ''Astarotte's Toy'' for making him watch ''Project A-Ko'' knowing he would hate it. Max even admits that he made everyone watch it solely for Cody tricking him.
* EldritchAbomination: Boku no Pico.
* TheFaceless: Alex Barry.
* GermanicDepressive: Inverted with Max-Vader, who'll be willing to crack jokes and have a laugh all day long.
* HeroicBSOD: Cody Baier after discussing incest. A notable example occurs when discussing ''Anime/KissXSis''; at one point, Vader tells Cody that an explicit scene depicting one of the characters is not from a hentai spoof, but from an official manga, causing Cody to short-circuit for a good two minutes.
** And again, for well over the half of an entire podcast, to the point that it's even titled "The Many Breakdowns of Cody Baier". Reasons for the breakdowns include Issei Sagawa, Funimation's decision to localize ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' and the marketing behind it as well as the description of an adult woman making out with a ten year old boy, the last of which caused Cody to leave the podcast for a good five minutes while Max and Andrew were listening to him talking with a plush and playing Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch... with nobody else on the server.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every rundown of the upcoming anime season has a title that involves the death of Anime (i.e Anime Might Be Dead, Anime is Undead, Cast Revive on Anime)
* InsultComic: Alex Barry turns into the embodiment of this trope whenever David Sirlin's name comes up.
** RuleOfThree: The first one while discussing the fighting fandom, the second as a reaction to the responses they've gotten for it, and the third as a farewell note/post credit scene in his last episode.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cody Baier. (As well as most of the co-hosts, with varying jerk-to-golden-heart ratios.)
* PatrioticFervor: The last several minutes of the second part of "Oh, Japan!" features Cody delivering a speech about how great America is with the National Anthem blaring.
* PunBasedTitle: Numerous episodes.
* ShockJock: Cody, again. He's even classified as such on his Anime 3000 profile.
* ShoutOut: One episode "{{Lolicon}} Discussion 2" had Cody speaking the Hate Speech from IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream nearly word for word.
** The opening to the first part of "Hit a Man with Glasses" is a recreation of "Public Service Announcement 2000" from {{Eminem}}
* SidetrackedByTheGoldenSaucer: What was supposed to be a examination of MMO anime turned into a 2-part roast of SwordArtOnline, complete with a DramaticReading of the 16.5 {{Lemon}} chapter. HilarityEnsued
* StraightMan: Most of Cody's co-hosts have filled this role. Comparatively, at least.
* TakeThat: Every episode has at least one, but the first major one was in "Feel The Love", in which the entire first half is devoted to taking the piss out of a podcast that tried to call Cody out.
** Then taken one level further with "Schrecklichen Nachrichten-Netzwerk".
* ThematicThemeTune: Besides echoing the title of the podcast, the lyrics of "The Other Side" by Music/{{Pendulum}} nicely fit both the tone and theme of the show.
* VillainousBreakdown: Andrew after finding out Max had not subjected himself to all of ''Haiyore! Nyaruko-San''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In an early episode, Cody brings up an idea for an episode which involved creating a profile on a nonspecified anime dating website and talking about the responses they'd get. How far the plans have gotten is unknown.
* WomenAreDelicate: Subverted in the episode The Wimmins of Anime.
* XanatosGambit: For the episode about ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', Cody expected Max to hate it and used it to make the episode about it as entertaining as possible, to the point he made a list about the things he expected him to hate about it - and got most of them right.