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The logo for Talks Machina.

Talks Machina is a weekly talk show hosted by Brian Wayne Foster, where the events of Critical Role are discussed. Each week there are several guests who answer questions sent in by fans. The guests are usually some of the regular cast members of Critical Role, but there have also been guest players such as Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Will Friedle, several of the crew members from Geek & Sundry, and fans such as Andrew from @CritRoleStats.

Talks Machina airs on Tuesdays at 7pm PST/PDT (Los Angeles time). The episodes can be watched live on either Geek & Sundry's Twitch channel or on Alpha. The first four episodes, the Critmas 2016 episode, and the live WonderCon episode have been uploaded to the Geek & Sundry website, but all other episodes are only available as VODs on Twitch or Alpha.

The Alpha version has an extended Q&A session after the Twitch stream has ended, which has been dubbed "Talks Machina: After Dark".

As well as questions for the cast, fans submit their gifs and fan art. The winners are featured in the Gif of the Week and Fan Art of the Week segments, respectively, and receive Critical Role or Wyrmwood Gaming merchandise.

List of Episodes Edit

No. Episode Airdate Link Runtime
1 "Talks Machina #1: 'Where the Cards Fall'" (TMx01) 2016-11-15 19:00 PST VOD 0:54:17
Laura, Matt, and Travis discuss "Where the Cards Fall" (6x06).
2 "Talks Machina #2: 'Brawl in the Arches'" (TMx02) 2016-11-22 19:00 PST VOD 1:11:34
Marisha, Matt, Sam, and Ashley discuss "Brawl in the Arches" (6x07).
3 "Talks Machina #3" (TMx03) 2016-11-29 19:00 PST VOD 1:13:40
Laura, Liam, Marisha and Taliesin have a general Q&A due to Critical Role not airing the previous week.
4 "Talks Machina #4: 'Clash at Daxio'" (TMx04) 2016-12-06 19:00 PST VOD 1:22:34
Liam, Marisha, and Matt discuss "Clash at Daxio" (6x08). Special Guests: The Geek & Sundry Pit Crew.
5 "Talks Machina #5: 'The Siege of Emon'" (TMx05) 2016-12-13 19:00 PST Twitch VOD
Alpha VOD
1:22:32
1:15:34
Laura and Taliesin discuss "The Siege of Emon" (6x09) with special guests Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Will Friedle.
6 "Talks Machina #6: December 2016 Critmas" (TMx06) 2016-12-20 19:00 PST VOD 1:33:09
December 2016 Critmas. (Prerecorded)
7 "Talks Machina #7: 'Thordak'" (TMx07) 2017-01-03 19:00 PST Twitch VOD
Alpha VOD
1:02:53
1:29:17
Liam, Matt, and Travis discuss "Thordak" (6x10).
8 "Talks Machina #8: 'Raishan'" (TMx08) 2017-01-10 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:30:45
Laura, Marisha, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Raishan" (6x11).
9 "Talks Machina #9: 'What Lies Beneath the Surface'" (TMx09) 2017-01-17 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:28:15
Laura, Liam, and Sam discuss "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (6x12) with special guest Andrew from CritRoleStats.
10 "Talks Machina #10: 'Deadly Echoes'" (TMx10) 2017-01-24 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:35:41
Marisha, Matt, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Deadly Echoes" (6x13).
11 "Talks Machina #11: 'The Deceiver's Stand'" (TMx11) 2017-01-31 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:33:22
Laura, Marisha, Taliesin, and Ashley discuss "The Deceiver's Stand" (6x14).
12 "Talks Machina #12: 'Loose Ends'" (TMx12) 2017-02-07 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:32:27
Liam, Matt, Sam, and Travis discuss "Loose Ends" (6x15).
13 "Talks Machina #13: 'A Bard's Lament' and 'Daring Days'" (TMx13) 2017-02-21 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:57:20
Laura, Liam, Marisha, Matt, Sam, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "A Bard's Lament" (7x01) and "Daring Days" (7x02).
14 "Talks Machina #14: 'Onward to Vesrah'" (TMx14) 2017-02-28 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:26:19
Liam, Marisha, and Taliesin discuss "Onward to Vesrah" (7x03). Special Guest: Kit Buss.
15 "Talks Machina #15: 'Tangled Depths'" (TMx15) 2017-03-07 19:00 PST VOD (Twitch) 1:36:51
Marisha, Matt, Travis, and Ashley discuss "Tangled Depths" (7x04) with special guest Gil Ramirez.
16 "Talks Machina #16: 'Curious Tides'" (TMx16) 2017-03-14 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:27:12
Laura, Liam, and Travis discuss "Curious Tides" (7x05).
17 "Talks Machina #17: 'Voice of the Tempest'" (TMx17) 2017-03-21 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:38:55
Liam, Marisha, and Sam discuss "Voice of the Tempest" (7x06).
18 "Talks Machina #18: 'Vox Machina Go to Hell'" (TMx18) 2017-03-28 19:00 PDT VOD: 1, 2 (Twitch) 1:38:10
Marisha and Matt discuss "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (7x07) with special guests Fan Friction Films.
19 "Talks Machina Answers Your Questions Live at WonderCon" (TMx19) 2017-04-01 14:00 PDT VOD (G&S) 0:56:29
Recorded live at WonderCon 2017. The regular cast of Critical Role discuss "Deals in the Dark" (7x08) and answer questions from the audience.
20 "Talks Machina #20: 'Bats out of Hell'" (TMx20) 2017-04-11 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:27:33
Sam, Liam, and Travis discuss "Bats out of Hell" (7x09) with special guest Noelle Stevenson.
21 "Talks Machina #21: 'Jugs and Rods'" (TMx21) 2017-04-18 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:28:49
Laura, Taliesin, and Ashley discuss "Jugs and Rods" (7x10).
22 "Talks Machina #22: 'Liam's Quest'" (TMx22) 2017-04-25 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:38:33
Liam, Ashley, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Liam's Quest: Full Circle" (Sx16).
23 "Talks Machina #23: 'One Year Later...' and 'Family Matters'" (TMx23) 2017-05-09 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:34:16
Ashley, Laura, and Travis discuss "One Year Later..." (7x11) and "Family Matters" (7x12).
24 "Talks Machina #24: 'Taryon, My Wayward Son'" (TMx24) 2017-05-16 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:30:51
Taliesin, Sam, and Matt discuss "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (7x13).
25 "Talks Machina #25: 'The Mines of the Many'" (TMx25) 2017-05-23 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:42:29
Laura, Liam, and Marisha discuss "The Mines of the Many" (7x14).
26 "Talks Machina #26: 'Level 17 Battle Royale'" (TMx26) 2017-05-30 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:39:46
Taliesin, Matt, and Marisha discuss "Critical Role – Level 17 Battle Royale!" (Sx19).
27 "Talks Machina #27: 'Masquerade'" (TMx27) 2017-06-06 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:19:36
Sam, Ashley, and Laura discuss "Masquerade" (7x15).
28 "Talks Machina #28: 'Unfinished Business'" (TMx28) 2017-06-13 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:35:48
Ashley, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Unfinished Business" (8x01).
29 "Talks Machina #29: 'Thar Amphala'" (TMx29) 2017-06-20 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:32:14
Liam, Ashley, and Taliesin discuss "Thar Amphala" (8x02).
30 "Talks Machina #30: 'Race to the Tower'" (TMx30) 2017-06-27 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:33:48
Ashley, Matt, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Race to the Tower" (8x03).
31 "Talks Machina #31: 'The Fate-Touched' and 'Elysium'" (TMx31) 2017-07-11 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:19:32
Laura, Liam, Marisha, and Sam discuss "The Fate-Touched" (8x04) and "Elysium" (8x05).
32 "Talks Machina #32: 'The Fear of Isolation'" (TMx32) 2017-07-18 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:28:20
Taliesin and Travis discuss "The Fear of Isolation" (8x06) with special guest Darin De Paul.
33 "Talks Machina #33: 'The Endless Atheneeum'" (TMx33) 2017-08-01 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:42:12
Matt and Marisha discuss "The Endless Atheneeum" (8x07) with special guest Darin De Paul.
34 "Talks Machina #34: 'Scaldseat' and 'The Core Anvil'" (TMx34) 2017-08-15 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:32:36
Liam, Sam, and Travis discuss "Scaldseat" (8x08) and "The Core Anvil" (8x09).
35 "Talks Machina #35: 'The Ominous March'" (TMx35) 2017-08-22 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 40:27
Liam, Marisha, and Taliesin discuss "The Ominous March" (8x10).
36 "Talks Machina #36: Free-For-All" (TMx36) 2017-08-29 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:25:54
37 "Talks Machina #37: 'Bar Room Blitz'" (TMx37) 2017-09-05 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:20:32
Ashly Burch, Brian, Liam, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Sam discuss "Critical Role: Bar Room Blitz" (Sx21).
38 "Talks Machina #38: 'The Climb Within'" (TMx38) 2017-09-12 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:24:10
Laura, Travis, and Taliesin discuss "The Climb Within" (8x11).
39 "Talks Machina #39: 'Shadows of Thomara'" (TMx39) 2017-09-19 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:28:27
Liam and Matt discuss "Shadows of Thomara" (8x12).
40 "Talks Machina #40: 'Dark Dealings'" (TMx40) 2017-09-26 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:11:32
Laura and Travis discuss "Dark Dealings" (8x13).
41 "Talks Machina #41: 'The Final Ascent'" (TMx41) 2017-10-03 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:33:27
Marisha and Matt discuss "The Final Ascent" (8x14) with special guest Joe Manganiello.
42 "Talks Machina #42" (TMx42) 2017-10-10 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:31:18
Liam and Marisha discuss "Vecna, the Ascended" (8x15).
43 "Talks Machina #43" (TMx43) 2017-10-17 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:33:16
Liam, Matt, Sam, and Taliesin discuss "The Chapter Closes" (8x16).
44 "Talks Machina #44" (TMx44) 2017-10-24 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:12:18
Sam, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Thursday by Night" (Sx24).
45 "Talks Machina #45" (TMx45) 2017-11-07 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:20:26
Liam, Sam, and Taliesin discuss "Critical Role: Grog's One-Shot" (Sx26).
46 "Talks Machina #46" (TMx46) 2017-11-14 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:31:55
Brian, Liam, Marisha, Matt, and Taliesin discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Trinket's Honey Heist" (Sx27).
47 "Talks Machina #47" (TMx47) 2017-11-28 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:20:58
Yuri Lowenthal, Noelle Stevenson, Molly Ostertag, and Sam discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Once Upon a Fairytale Cruise" (Sx28)
48 "Talks Machina #48" (TMx48) 2017-12-12 19:00 PDT VOD (Twitch) 1:26:09
Taliesin, Liam, and Travis discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Epic Level Battle Royale" (Sx30)

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