Benel Germosen (Talking Smark podcast, Harlem Comedy Festival) and Lawson Leong (Nice to Meet You comedy special) have a hypothesis. Naruto is simultaneously the best and worst anime of all time. To test their theory, they have submitted to watch every episode of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto in chronological order. What you're listening to is an exploration into the world to Naruto and anime from the point of view of two New York comedians. So sit back, relax, practice your ninjutsu and scream "Dattebayo!" at the top of your lungs cos' we're Talking Naruto.
Episode 243-245: Lawson's man-feels with special guest Alex Ptak
55:31We're out of the fillers and into some hard canon episode with our special guest Alex Ptak. Also we get into Lawson's man-emotions on this one! Get ready to jerk some tears, you tear jerkers! Note: There's some audio issues in this episode, so if things sound a little echoy, we did what we could to fix it. Please don't be too mad at us. C'mon. Eat some food with us.
Episode 241 - 242: End of the Fillers
55:47Benel and Lawson are at the end of the fillers and they go out with a bang! This ep they talk about micropenises, Naruto's cycle of violence and Kakashi gets vented
Episode 239 - 240: Loading Up the Tangent Machine
1:11:05Can Benel and Lawson focus for a goddamn second? There are filler episodes to get through. First episode is a Ino-Shika-Cho focused episode. Second episode is a Kiba episode. The boys try to get through it without going off the rails, but this episode starts off the rails and gets lost in the wilderness! Enjoy!
Episode 237 - 238: How Tenten Should Be Booked
48:12Two new filler episodes! First ep is a surprisingly great Ten-Ten episode, second ep is a down the plate Sai episode. Also the boys play Naruto...What If?
Episode 235-236: Shino gets that ass
42:27Two more fillers for the week! Episode 235 has Naruto battling kunoichis for marriage rites and Shino gets all up in that ass against a bandit!
Episode 233 - 234: Fine Fillers, I guess
27:46Not much to talk about here so we talk about other stuff! More fillers. First one has Naruto's identity stolen by a bandit. Second is a Konohamaru story where he jobs to Temari! Nothing of value is learned or gained!
Episode 231 - 232: Girls Night Out!
51:59Two solid filler eps sliding down the plate. The first is a Shikamaru-focus mystery ep where the Leaf must survive the perilous Mozuku Bay and the second is a Hinata-focused story where the ladies go out for some much needed R&R. Plus, Benel and Lawson discuss the term "Latinx" and come up with a brand new (and possibly most offensive) X-Men ever!
Episode 229 - 230: I'm Mr. Shadowclone, Look At Me!
39:24We got two big eps as we slowly make our way through the fillers. Episode 229 has the Leaf ship starving over some mushrooms and Episode 230 has us fearing Shadow clone existential dread! Two horrifying episodes for the price of one!
Episode 227 - 228: Fillers That Also Suck
42:50Benel and Lawson watch two quick nothing fillers this week. First one is about a monster island. Second one is about drunken Rock Lee. None of them matter! Enjoy
Episode 224 - 226: Fillers Like the One Piece
43:04Three episodes of filler consisting of harvesting, skateboards, ghost ships and the hunt for the dread one piece! Plus insane tangents.