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This Duckburg Life is a scripted audio miniseries podcast based on DuckTales (2017). An Affectionate Parody of This American Life, it revolves around Huey Duck hosting a podcast where he talks about strange things happening in Duckburg. Announced shortly before the series finale aired, the podcast began premiering on the Disney XD YouTube channel on March 29, 2021, and lasted seven episodes, ending on May 9, 2021. Episodes include:

  • "Adventure Calls": Huey introduces the most insane story you've ever heard completely told through Launchpad's answering machine. When Launchpad forgets to pick up Dewey and Louie from Funso's Funzone, they wind up getting kidnapped by the Beagle Boys, teleported to Tibet, and trapped in an alternate dimension!
  • "Narratron 3000": Gyro Gearloose is Duckburg's most brilliant inventor, and today he's showing off his latest invention—a mind-reading helmet called the Narratron 3000, which Gyro tests out on Mrs. Beakley, Launchpad, Glomgold, and Scrooge. But when Huey volunteers to try on the helmet himself, the Narratron turns sentient and takes over his body!
  • "Louie Sells Out": When Huey dedicates an entire episode to his study of the Duckburg Bark Beetle, Louie interrupts with endless commercials in a shameless attempt to get rich off the sponsors.
  • "Ghost Library": Five hundred years ago, Duckburg's oldest library burned to the ground. Now, every hundred years, the "ghost of the library" appears for thirteen minutes and houses books that have only ever been dreamt of. Join Scrooge as he takes the kids on a daring quest through the Ghost Library to find a map to the world's greatest treasure!
  • "The Framing of Flintheart Glomgold": When sharks are dropped on Scrooge’s water park, Flintheart Glomgold is immediately arrested for the crime. But when Huey receives a collect call from Duckburg Jail, Glomgold's unbelievable story of innocence might just be true.
  • "Out to Lunch": Launchpad McQuack's life is turned upside-down when his favorite burrito shop turns into a sushi restaurant. But who could foresee the consequences when Launchpad forms a special friendship with the Sushi Shenanigans drive-thru voice.
  • "Beagle Day": Every year the infamous crime family, the Beagle Boys, throw a Scrooge-hating festival in their junkyard called "Beagle Day." But when the Beagle Boys steal Scrooge's top hat for their Ma, Louie and Webby must sneak into "Beagle Day" to retrieve the hat, which secretly holds the deed to Duckburg!

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  • Ambiguous Situation: It is left ambiguous as to when the podcast takes place. It is clearly set after the events of season 2 as the events of "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee" are mentioned in "Louie Sells Out" but characters like Della, Lena, Violet, Penumbra, May, and June are nowhere to be seen or heard in this series and Webby continues to call Scrooge "Uncle Scrooge" meaning it is before the series finale.
  • Creative Closing Credits: In this series, Donald reads out the credits and even makes some commentary while reading the names.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being one of the main characters in the main series, Mrs. Beakley only makes a brief appearance in "Narratron 3000" in the podcast.
  • Long List: Four times in the series a character gives a long line of Punny Names.
    • The first time is Quackenbush giving a list of famous authors whose work is at the Ghost Library.
    • The second three times are the list of acts performing at Mark Beak's Feather Fest in "Beagle Day".

    "Adventure Calls" 
  • Honorary Uncle: "Adventure Calls" shows Donald has become one to Webby at some point in spite of their minimal interaction.

    "Narratron 3000" 
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Of course, Gyro's Narratron 3000 turns evil and tries to take over the world!
  • Narrating the Obvious: When the Narratron is used on Launchpad.
    Narratron: Breathe in... Breathe out... Breathe in... Breathe out. Hey, this machine is machine is reading my mind! Oh, no! I forgot to breathe!

    "Louie Sells Out" 
  • Gilligan Cut: Louie assures Huey that he didn't buy ads from villains. Up next are ads from Glomgold and the Beagle Boys.
  • The Un-Reveal: Just as Huey is about to reveal the bark beetle's most shocking secret, the time runs out on the podcast.

    "Ghost Library" 

    "The Framing of Flintheart Glomgold" 
  • Artistic License – Marine Biology: Somehow leopard sharks managed to cause panic in a water park, despite being a harmless shark species. Also, they are described as rare, when they are far from it in real life.
  • Clear Their Name: Huey looks for evidence to clear Glomgold.
  • Complexity Addiction: Glomgold's plans usually are more complex than the shark attack he was arrested for and that's what makes Huey doubt his guilt. The one true crime Glomgold planned before being arrested was to train sharks into butlers, having them work for Scrooge to earn his trust so, years later, they'd kill him.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Mark Beaks created an app that's a copy of one previously launched by Glomgold. The frame-up was a way to get rid of the competition.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Huey gets Mark Beaks to confess by asking him about the GlomGigs app. Beaks gives a rant about how he framed Glomgold and, upon realizing what he just said, asks if Huey's recording it.
  • Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: While in jail, Glomgold plays the bagpipes for his inmates to torture them.
  • Evil Is Petty: Glomgold plays the bagpipes and prepares haggis for people who hate them because they hate them.
  • Frame-Up: Mark Beaks framed Glomgold.
  • Haggis Is Horrible: Glomgold's fellow inmates hate haggis and that's why he prepares it during kitchen duty.
  • Kangaroo Court: Glomgold is quickly found guilty because his own lawyer wouldn't try to defend him. When he calls it a kangaroo court, the judge tells him it's a duck court and the kangaroo one is two doors away.
  • Never My Fault: Upon being arrested for something he really did, Glomgold blames it on the sharks.
  • Not Me This Time: Unlike what people assume, the attack on Scrooge's water park isn't Glomgold's doing.
  • Shout-Out: Upon first seeing the sharks at the water park, people ask questions like "Are those birds? Are those planes?"
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After being released from his wrongful imprisonment, Glomgold is soon arrested for training sharks to be butlers.

    "Out to Lunch" 
  • Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: Launchpad keeps putting the limo on the wrong gear.
  • Noodle Incident:
    Launchpad: What is this, some kind of prank show? I refuse to end up on one of those a third time!
  • Wrong Restaurant: The plot gets going when Launchpad goes to his favorite drive-thru, Burrito Belly, not realizing that it had switched to a Sushi Shenanigans until after he's tried to order.

    "Beagle Day" 
  • Grail in the Garbage: Louie tried to sell some of Scrooge's old stuff in a garage sale, and the Beagle Boys end up stealing one of his top hats. What Louie didn't know is that the deed to Duckburg was hidden in that hat!
  • Hurricane of Puns: The names of the performers at FeatherFest are all animal-based puns on the names of real musicians and bands.
  • Shout-Out: Mark Beaks' Feather Fest is a spoof of the infamous Fyre Festival, a failed music festival in the Bahamas.

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