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Show Me Your News is a gaming podcast started in July of 2007 by Peter Spezia, also known as Youko.

Originally a weekly weekend podcast recapping the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the show has since branched out into a general gaming scene. In the earliest episodes, the show consisted of Youko alone in the "Rundown", but eventually he added a conversational segment called the Roundtable with special bi-weekly guest, SamuraiPanda. Due to overwhelming popular response, the Rundown was dropped completely, the the Roundtable became the main focus of the show.

After Brawl's release, the show turned to a monthly format. Each episode would have Youko and SamuraiPanda note  with a Guest of the Week, such as the likes of Egoraptor, Gimpyfish62, LittleKuriboh, Megami33, and some other notable figures.

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The show can be found at its website. There's also a Twitter page and a YouTube page.


Show Me Your News provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: The the switch to a video format.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The two week "Pandacast" for SamuraiPanda.
    • More recently, the two "Fancasts," one of which Youko was absent for.
  • Arc Fatigue: By February 2008, everyone was sick of waiting for Brawl.
  • Archive Panic: It would take five straight days to listen to every episode so far.
  • Ascended Extra: SamuraiPanda first appeared on the show giving a Brawl Viewpoint in one episode.
  • Broken Base: First the shift from the Rundown to the Roundtable, then the end of the weekly Brawl coverage, then the short lived video podcast attempt...
  • CanonDiscontinuity: The episodes in the video format do not affect the numbering of the episodes.
  • Companion Cube: Bowser for Gimpyfish. peo and Dark.
  • Creator Breakdown: Part of the reason the Rundown was dropped was because of how stressful and difficult it was for Youko to write.
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  • Crossover: With End of the Week Podcast and Read the Manual.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: TheBuzzSaw was brought on the show to debate against SamuraiPanda's Conspiracy Theoracy. As soon as Panda finished his opening statement, Buzz conceded.
  • Dork Age: Again, the short-lived video podcast attempt.
  • Double Entendre: Everything, according to SamuraiPanda.
  • Drinking Game: In one episode, they proposed applying this to Super Smash Bros. Tournament Play.
    How drunk are you?
    I'm sober.
    Get Out!. Just get out.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Several, but most notably TheBuzzSaw who was originally going to only be on one episode, but due to his popularity has been on more episodes than anyone else besides Youko and SamuraiPanda.
  • Franchise Zombie: The show was originally going to end after Brawl's December 3rd release in 2007. Then the game was pushed back to February. Then March. Then they decided to just keep going.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Episode 48 in respect to Rina-Chan
  • Heroic Second Wind: When the series was thought to be dead, it came back with a vengeance.
  • Long Speech Tea Time: The numerous tangents, which are frequently Lampshaded by the hosts when a tangent is finished.
  • Malaproper: How many they made turned into a Running Joke.
  • Memetic Mutation: JUMP OVER THE SWITCH ! Dubsteping, Robo Super, Spider Man in Hiroshima.
  • Old Shame: Youko considers the Egoraptor episode the single lowest point in the series.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: The "President of SMYN" thread in the forums.
  • Power Perversion Potential: "If you were Gimpyfish, would you use your power for good, or for evil?"
  • Put on a Bus: SamuraiPanda disappeared from the show when he started medical school.
    • Buzz disappeared not long before the hundredth episode.
  • Sarcasm Mode: An entire episode of it.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Darkurai, the sole administrator at the SMYN Forums, made a thread asking people not to swear. In his title, he included an F-Bomb.


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