For most podcast recordings, NinJaSistah and Pandalicious are not in the same room. Ninja is typically bundled up on the cold second floor of her house, while Panda is sitting in her den, usually with her cat, trying to keep it from making a ruckus during the show.
Both of them are usually very civil during the procedings, but when Panda's ire is raised, Ninja can feel it 10 miles away over the Skype connection.
And you should feel fortunate to be able to participate in such a moment during this week's show. The Sistahs are back from a weekend at PAX East, and Ninja, in the meantime, has spent a few days in sunny Miami, instead of digging out in cold, dreary Boston.
And, rather than dwelling on what they saw at PAX East, Ninja has just begun playing the new Mass Effect Andromeda game, which takes up the larger part of this week's podcast. And, by telling the story of Andromeda, she and Panda discuss, at length, two previous games: Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.
In advertently, Ninja pays homage to the late, great Chuck Berry. Listen closely and see if you can figure it out for yourself.
While you're at it, listen to the rest of the show as well. We think you'll like ESH Cast #528: I can feel your anger through the Internet.