Tangle x Cast 1: Origin Stories

Our podcast is back with a new format, new hosts, and a new name! We’re proud to introduce to you Tangle x Cast, the latest version of the Beneath the Tangles podcast! Tyler, Mike, and Paris are the hosts, and they’re excited to talk to you more specifically about the crossover between anime (and other Japanese properties) and faith than we have in previous iterations of this podcast.

In today’s introductory episode, our hosts each give their “origin story,” explaining how they found anime, manga, and/or cosplay, as well as providing their personal testimonies. So sit back, listen, subscribe, and start learning about our new team!

We’d also love to hear your feedback! Besides saying hi to our new hosts, we’d enjoy hearing your response to this question: What’s your anime origin story? Let us know how you became an anime fan!

0:00 Introduction and announcements
2:04 Origin StoryIntroduction
2:21 Discussion—Mike’s origin story
9:46 Discussion—Tyler’s origin story
19:57 Discussion—Paris’ origin story and testimony
28:32 Discussion—mental health and anime
33:23 Discussion—Mike’s and Tyler’s testimonies
43:45 Closing

Podcast Links:

  • Mike referenced the next Text x Context series featuring the Haruhi Suzumiya novels. We changed things up on him and actually launched last week, with part two of that conversation dropping this coming Monday!
  • Yes, that’s Shikimori herself in that opening bite! Thanks, Macy, for contributing to the podcast!
  • Macy’s an old friend to the blog—we’ve interviewed her and she joined our last team as a special cohost, and even taught them some voice acting.
  • Searching for that Lifehouse “Everything” skit that Paris mentioned? Here you go!
  • Mike’s album, “Geekiness & Godliness,” can be found on Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, and other platforms.
  • Check out all the other things that Mike, Paris, Tyler, and Dennis (our editor and the fourth member of the Tangle x Cast team) are doing!

You can subscribe and listen to us on a variety of platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and others. Please subscribe and leave us a review!

Featuring music by Celotron (all rights reserved) and edited by Dennis.

3 thoughts on “Tangle x Cast 1: Origin Stories

  1. Congrats on the podcast. I pray it continues to go well!
    I wonder if you guys have dealt with other Christians being concerned about your enjoyment of anime? I know I’ve had to explain to some concerned parents at church. XD

    1. I’m not one of the podcasters, but just my 2 cents. That does happen, and I think a good way is to explain why you enjoy it and show them some toned down shows. I wouldn’t show a newbie to anime a show that has too much violence, fan service, etc. or if it’s an odd one because that might push them more away from the media.

  2. Enjoying the new podcast and crew! Great job guys and gal, keep making more episodes. Was great getting to know you and some of your backgrounds.

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