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Podcast Recommendations

Octopus Prime

I've got some! You've got some! Let's share these recommendations for ALL AND SUNDRY to see! Here's what I gave at least an 8/10 to!

Beef & Dairy Network presents a world where the goings-on of the beef and dairy industry is the ONLY part of society that anybody cares about; it starts at Surreal and just gradually goes further and further afield as it goes on.

Bonanas for Bonanza a Bonanza rewatch podcast starring recurring Comedy Bang Bang guest, Cowboy poet and Monster Hunter, Dalton Wilcox (and also Matt Gourley and Maria Bamford)

Comedy Bang Bang long running improv comedy show with the trappings of a talk show, Scott veres wildly between being the straight man and the least professional talk show host possible

Dungeons & Daddies is one of several Actual Play DnD podcasts I listen to, and what I would deem... Third Best (more of praise for the other two than judgement of this one); it's about a team of Dads from our world accidentally pulled into the Forgotten Realms to track down their missing kids; like a reverse on the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. The DM is the guy who wrote Borderlands 2.

Goosebuds is a review and summary of every book in the Goosebumps library; has some real Flophouse energy, just without anyone casually bullying any of the hosts. Has a lot of Special Episodes where they instead review other Scholastic Book series, or do a Live Reading of a Choose Your Own Adventure book

Hello from the Magic Tavern is another pretty popular one I don't feel I need to summarize, a guy form Chicago winds up accidentally sent to the magical land of Foon, where he befriends a talking badger and a wizard and is tasked with defeating the Dark Lord, a goal nobody has ever made any particular leeway with in 5 years.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! is one of the shows I'm always downright excited to see pop up with a new episode; kind of hard to summarize... "Interview Show" doesn't feel completely disingenuous to say, so we'll go with that. It's buoyed more than anything by the fact that Jordan and Jesse have a natural chemistry together that few other podcasts can match; even actual married couples don't seem to enjoy spending time together on mike as much as them.

Mission to Zyxx I've spoken about at length on the Old Forum, and is easily one of my favorite podcasts ever; it's not completely dissimilar to Magic Tavern, just with a sci-fi bend, a much broader cast, actual plot advancement, and*unbelievable* sound editing (there have been multiple episodes where my jaw fell open in astonishment at what Shane O'Connel manages to do).

My Brother, My Brother and Me is the reason I started listening to Podcasts with regularity.

Not Another D&D Podcast, despite the title, is pretty similar to most DnD pocasts I've listened to. Being a story about a new generation of heroes who step in after the last bunch kiiiinda flubbed saving the world isn't super common, I'll grant you. but it's carried on how good the cast is. Takes a little while to find its footing, but after that it's all smooth sailing and a lot of fun.

Qwerpline is one of several examples of Radio Show From A Weird Town that I listen to, and while it's the one that updates the least, it's also the one I like the most. Also, unlike the other ones I subscribe to, it never tries to dip its toes into Horror or Drama, it's just A Weird Town and the radio hosts are over it.

Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast where hosts Allie Goertz and Julia Presscot talk to people who worked on the Simpsons about everything *else* they did.

Rude Tales of Magic is far and away my favorite of the DnD podcasts I listen to; Branson Reese injects absolutely everything with an infectious lunatic energy that is *completely* impossible to predict from moment to moment, and the rest of the party is just expected to match if not exceed him in it. Show is just Raw Enthusiasm pouring into your ears; like a bunch of puppies with D20s

Story Break is a fun one; three Actual TV and Movie Writers give themselves one hour to make a pitch for a movie, based on prompts from listeners or else just whatever dumb thing popped into their mind at the time. Worth it if only for when Freddie goes off on a weird tangent and makes his own movie independent of whatever everyone else is talking about.

The Flophouse is another long-runner that I don't need to explain. It's possibly the original Bad Movie podcast.

The Neighborhood Listen is an extremely charming show that kind of exists as a weird intersection between MBMBaM and one of those Radio From A Weird Town shows; Paul F Thompkins and Nicole Parker read and react to actual postings from the Neighborhood App (called Neighborhapp, so nobody gets sued), in the context of them living in the same town that they all come from. Quite probably my favorite show on Earwolf

Troubled Waters is perhaps best described as a podcast version of Whose Line is it Anyway, where comedians and writers have to compete against one another in contests Dave Holmes and his writing staff makes up for the coveted Rite to Be Right in any opinion they have.

We Got This I've heard described before as Dad Reddit, and it works well as a description; Mark and Hal debate Which is Best of subjects listeners submit to them. They frequently focus on subjects I care little or nothing for, but even still, I keep listening as they are perhaps the only hosts of anything that can outperform Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn in terms of on-air chemistry.

Welcome to Nightvale is another long-runner, and possibly the originator of the Weird Town News show; I love it when it tries to be funny, I'm bored silly when it tries to be spooky, and the less it tries to be Dramatic, the better

Wolf 359 is kind of a reverse Nightvale, in that it's really good at Spooky and Dramatic, and not so much at comedy. I binged season 1 and have just started season 2.

Wonderful has Griffin and Rachel McElroy talking about Thigns They Like, and what they've learned about Things They Like; also they're both tlaking really low so as not to wake their child so the show has a very soft and gentle vibe.


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Friends at the Table can be a heavier listen than a lot of Actual Play podcasts, but it's my very favorite one for the thought and care that goes into it. They live up to every part of their motto: "smart characterization, critical worldbuilding, and fun interactions between good friends." (That last part means it can also be an extremely funny show.)

Emojidrome is a rating of emojis. Not which one is the best, but which version of each emoji between the many, many different renditions offered by various services and providers is the best. Follow along at home and discover the most tragic emoji you never knew existed.

Eidolon is a fun Actual Play 'cast: it's hosted by the developers of a Persona/Jojo-styled PbtA game. Eidolon Rock leans heavier on the Jojo angle with a Vegas heist story, while Eidolon Pop takes more after Persona, except set on a college campus like everybody wishes the actual games were. The design of the game gets refined and worked out through these playtests, and the Patreon for the series also includes a development diary where the designers discuss what is and isn't working from the current episodes and what they can do to fix it.

Journal Updated is a monthly games criticism podcast that offers deep-dive alternative views on (so far) SOMA, Mass Effect, and Dishonored


(He, Him)
Retronauts: still my favorite pod after all these years

What a cartoon: depends on the subject matter but I'm usually down to listen to a Bob and Henry deep dive.

Doug Loves Movies: Stoner playing movie themed games with a few other folks, usually comedians but he can often pull in a few folks associated with recent movie releases. Institution at this point. The quarantine ones haven't been as fun, as it is usually a show with a live audience.

Rude tales of magic: Octo summarized it eloquently. Start from the beginning if at all possible but the one-off live show "Married to the Sea" is non-canon and an excellent introduction to these idiots

Freakanomics / Energy Gang: The only non-silly podcasts I subscribe to. Entertaining econ and clean energy discussions.

Treks and the City: Two comedians kind of talking about TNG episodes. I only tune-in when Paul F. Thompkins is their guest.

U Talking Talking Heads 2 My Talking Head?: Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott talking about the Talking Heads. It was originally called something else and about the Red Hot Chili Peppers but they ran out of stuff to talk about 5 minutes into the second episode. Reasonably entertaining if you like Aukerman's schtick and want something other than Comedy Bang Bang.


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A serious and often not-so-fun one: I Don't Speak German, an antifascist podcast about Nazis and other far right people. One of the hosts has been listening to far right podcasts for years and years, as well as researching them for an eventual book, and the other host asks him about them. They try to keep it as light as they can but obviously it gets dark sometimes. Still, they do make fun of the shitheads, so there are some laughs here and there.
In Our Time is a podcast from BBC Radio 4 that covers science, culture, religion, history... a little bit of everything at about a first year university comprehension level. Two to four experts are brought on and moderated by the [IMO] charming host, Melvin Bragg.

[Brad & Will Made a] Tech Pod is a technology podcast focusing on the end user experience of software and hardware. They pick a topic and cover it for an hour or so. The selling point is they go into complicated levels of use. Oh, and they're really damn charming to a lot of people. Will is from the old Tested.com site, Max PC magazine, and many others. Brad is a Giant Bomb founder and done the games journalism thing for years. They got a nice discord too via Patreon support.

Waypoint Radio is a gaming podcast hosted by Austin Walker who somehow managed to pull off a mainstream progressive video gaming podcast. Their coverage of social commentary alongside the games, and how the games prompt such a thing is pretty striking.

Insert Credit is another gaming podcast but by three seemingly honest to goodness friends that are genuinely funny and informative. They've all done the journalism thing and now largely cover development and preservation. Frank Cifaldi is prolly the most notable to our community, as a former 1up person.

Three Moves Ahead is about strategy and tactics games, with an emphasis on wargames of both digital and tabletop form. Their tone is slower paced and almost academic in how they often approach games. Rob Zachny of Waypoint is the usual host.

Designer Notes is hosted by Soren Johnson, the lead designer of Civilization IV and other renown. Its a longform [2-5 hour long] interview show with game designers. He covers just about everything with them.

FUN with Kevin Gifford and His Pretend Pals. This is purely an honorary mention because its a long ended and short podcast of only six episodes from 2013, but this silly mix of game music, commentary, and just random anecdotes from Mr. Gifford was really charming. I still listen to it about once a year and laugh - then continue the process of hunting down the remaining music recommendations I haven't followed through yet.

Casual Magic with Shivam Bhatt is about the collectible card game Magic the Gathering by a creator we might just know about here. Its a real joy of a listen through Shivam's genuine love and enthusiasm of the game. It also covers the section of casual players he smartly addresses here that is otherwise ignored by lots of media associated with the community. I broke out my old cards because of this show.
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Johnny Unusual

How Did This Get Made? - I enjoyed the Flophouse but to me this is the best bad movie podcast. I feel it helps that the Flophouse, while funny, largely seemed to pick ANY bad movie but I find HDTGM is much more of a deep dive show in terms of figuring out and analyzing the films they watch. I really like the chemistry and different comedic approaches of Paul, June and Jason and the movies chosen for the show tend to be just right rather than whatever gets a bad tomameter score. I will say the mini-episodes are mixed bags: I like Paul Scheer but finding him vamping with no one to bounce off of doesn't work. But in them he also tries to give genuine advice and we get some movie facts in the corrections and omission section.

Unspooled - The HDTGM sister podcast where Paul and Amy Nicholson watch every movie from the AFI top 100 list. Now in their new season they are just doing movies they think could be considered for the next list by doing a bunch in a row by theme. There's a 400 Blows episode coming up and I can't wait for them to discuss that beautiful but incredibly bummer film.

Battleship Pretension - This is one of the first podcasts I started listening to. Its a movie podcast where each episode is usually about a theme or a concept. They occasionally have guests (recently, they managed to get Atom Egoyan) but mostly its movie talk. Sometimes the hosts can be a bit much but overall I like the show.

Judge John Hodgman - This one basically has the title humourist settling disputes between friends and family. Its a comedy show but John genuinely tries to settle disputes in fair and intelligent ways, hoping the results will make all parties happier.

Threedom - This is just Scott Aukerman, Paul F Tompkins and Lauren Lapkiss shooting the shit. The initial idea was for them to have conversation free of format and improve and it somewhat is but they also have listener suggested games near the end of the show that allow them to do that stuff. One of my favourites and love it when episodes come out from behind the paywall.

Spontaneanation - This one is over but it was 75% a good show. Let me explain: the show was one half interview show and one half improv where the improv is inspired by various things discussed in the interview. But while the improv is often fine (and occasionally great), the interview section is almost always my favourite.
Eight posts in, and you all have collectively reproduced 95% of my PocketCasts feed list. I mostly have a few deep cut Earwolf picks left to recommend.

I wish I had heard of the insert credit podcast sooner; I spent most of the 00's on their forums, and have really appreciated most projects Brandon Sheffield and Frank Cifaldi have been involved in since then, so I'm looking forward to dropping in on this one.

Stay F Homekins - Paul F. and Janie Haddad Tompkins share an hour every weekend of freeform discussion about their careers, the TV shows they're watching, current events, and married life under quarantine. I came into this with high enough expectations as a big fan of Threedom and the conversational segments of Spontaneanation and Pod F Tompkast, but was pleasantly surprised to enjoy Janie's charming storytelling and quick banter just as much as PFT's lightning quick commentary and bits.

Hit Parade - I've been listening to a half dozen Slate podcasts for over a decade, and would recommend checking out a lot of their politics and culture shows, but this is probably the one I enjoy most consistently. Pop chart analyst and historian Chris Molanphy does a biweekly academic deep dive into a particular artist or group's story and how it intersected with the music industry and fan culture of their era. On off weeks, he hosts a shorter trivia-focused show that quizzes a subscriber on last week's show while setting up the topic for the following week.

Off Book - CBB favorite Jess McKenna, fellow UCB alum Zach Reino, and a talented group of musicians and producers improvise a broadway-style musical with a different guest every week. Like most improv, some episodes are weaker than others, but it's among the funniest and most impressive shows I've ever heard on weeks where they're firing on all cylinders. This show's production has been hurt more than most by social distancing, due to the difficulty of adapting live musical performance to even tiny amounts of latency, but they keep iteratively improving their technical capacity to recreate their previous studio magic over the internet, while occasionally putting out unreleased live shows from the before times. It's doubly unfortunate that their episodes currently fall behind the Stitcher Premium paywall after six months, so their best pre-quarantine work may no longer be freely available to sample outside of youtube clips.

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend - Conan never fully stops inhabiting the character you love or hate from his long running late night TV shows, but the conversational format of podcasting creates a lot more opportunities for genuine and earnest interactions with both his celebrity guests and his cohosts, longtime/long-suffering assistant Sona Movsesian and producer Matt Gourley. I've lost track of his TBS talk show for years, but really reconnected with this and his more recent TV travel specials.

Newcomers - Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer have both clung tenaciously to their ignorance of Star Wars lore throughout their careers, while constantly surrounded by comedy dudes who could scarcely comprehend such a pop culture blind spot, so it was an instant must-listen when I learned they were ripping the band-aid off with a complete franchise watchthrough podcast, discussing it in front of guests (and a listening audience) who have never had occasion to examine their fandom through fresh eyes before. They just started a newly branded second season repeating the premise with Lord of the Rings, but the Star Wars episodes should still be in the same feed.

We Have To Stop Talkin' TMNT On CBB - For any Comedy Bang Bang listener who isn't tired of the running TMNT jokes in 2020 yet, Shaun Diston has created a Patreon podcast for Scott Aukerman to quarantine the topic into. Despite having been an avid fan of Miller's Daredevil run, New Teen Titans, and the X-Men in the mid-80s, Scott missed the original run of TMNT comics and found the subsequent adaptations too juvenile to pay attention to, so Diston and a rotating cast of CBB regulars watch through the various TMNT films with him, while trying to drill all the pertinent franchise details into him through repetition of the 1987 Chuck Lorre theme song, a la "Hollywood Facts".


Goosebuds is a review and summary of every book in the Goosebumps library; has some real Flophouse energy, just without anyone casually bullying any of the hosts. Has a lot of Special Episodes where they instead review other Scholastic Book series, or do a Live Reading of a Choose Your Own Adventure book

That sound interesting. I loved the books and the show back then, and even had one books with stories that I found actually scary. I will give this one a listen.

Hardcore History - People interested in History probably know about this, but it's always worth a mention. Dan Carlin goes into great detail about different topics, like the Fall of the Roman Republic or WW I, over multiple 4-5 hour long episodes.

History of Rome - A classic, and probably the reason why there are now a lot of History podcasts out there. Covers the whole History of the western part of the Roman Empire, from the founding through Romulus up to it's fall through "the barbarians" under Romulus Augustulus. Absolutely worth a listen.

History of Byzantium - Basically History of Rome, part 2. Another host picks up, sort of where History of Rome stopped, only with a focus on the eastern half. It's still ongoing, but has a ton of material. The structure is exactly like HoR, except for some additions like century summaries/recaps. If you like HoR, you should like HoB.

Still Pretty - A Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, that covers the show episode by episode. The two female hosts (Kelly Jones and Lani Diane Rich) give it a strong feminist bend, and talk a lot about how the show is still informed by the patriarchy and hetero-normativity, but they also go really into detail and often go off-topic. Like talking about how stories work and how important they are, or how Buffy helped create the modern mythological creature Slender Man. If you don't mind these off-topic discussions and like Buffy, it's well worth a listen. It's also fully spoiled, so only listen to it if you have seen the whole show. Still going, and at the moment one episode away from the season 5 finale, with weekly updates.

Still Dead - Another Lani Diane Rich (this time with co-host Noelle LaCroix) podcast, about Buffy spinoff Angel. The structure is the same as the one from Still Pretty, with similar tangents. Except that it is spoiler-free, with a spoiler section after the end of the episode. It is also already completed.

Axe of the Blood God - An RPG podcast by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford (both former TT members). They talk about new RPGs, a topic of the week, an RPG song of the week and answer listener mails. Kat seems a bit overprotective of the term RPG, but it's generally an interesting and fun podcast to listen to.

Retrograde Amnesia - A Xenogears podcast. The hosts play through the game and talk about it, chapter by chapter (you know, the chapter titles appear when you save the game). They are fun to listen to and bring up interesting stuff, like information from Perfect Works, or references the game makes. They are nearing the end now, but at the moment, it's still ongoing.

Radio Morpork - A Discworld podcast, which discusses the books, one at a time. I can't think of anything to say about it, but it's fun and the hosts are entertaining and nice. If you like the books, give it a listen.

Octopus Prime

One I've started listening to, but haven't heard enough yet to give an unqualified recommendation is Mortal Podkast, in which, each episode is a deep-dive on one single Mortal Kombat character. And, okay, that's *fine* on its own (series has a lot of fun lore), but what's really noteworthy about it is the guest-list is ridiculous. To pick some names at random; Kumail Nanjiani, Mara Wilson, Griffin Newman, April Wolfe, John Tobias, Jonah Ray, Ify Nwadiwe and Ron Funches all showed up on the show at some point or another.
I think it is helpful to preface these lists with the podcast's general category, it'd be nice if that was a convention.

Health and wellness:
The Peter Attia Drive
Episode topics cover diet, exercise, aging, chronic diseases, mental health, sleep, etc. The selling point is the quality of the host and the interviewees. It feels like a very valuable show even though it sometimes gets very "nerdy" and sucked into technical details and medical research levels of terminology.

The MinnMax show
A weekly gaming podcast format: news, game discussion, and fun community interactions by a nice Minnesota-based crew. Can't recommend it enough! One of the themes of the MinnMax community is "getting better", which manifests itself in some of the community emails as well as the separate, monthly youtube podcast "Better Quest".

Seconding FelixSH's rec of Hardcore History. It doesn't come out often but it is such a great podcast.


The History of Rome, Rude Tales of Magic, and MBMBAM have been covered. The only other podcast I’ve been listening to lately is:

So Very Wrong About Games.
Two Canadian lads talk about board games they’ve played this week, a few that are coming out, and then they either review a game or discuss a board game related subject. I especially like that they include a detailed description with times that they start discussing each game to make it easy to skip around. They tend to be critical of games and mean to each other, but they’re also very smart & socially conscious.
I love to listen to comedians discuss celebrity nonsense... I've listened to Who Weekly for years. It's about c-list celebrities, mostly, and hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber. Over the past few weeks, I've also been binging two other podcasts. One, Las Culturistas, hosted by Bowen Yang (now an SNL cast member) and Matt Rogers, who wrote and produced Taylor Swift's penultimate album.

The other, Iconography is hosted by Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead. They normally discuss a specific celebrity's career, sometimes with a guest, and play a couple of great games. (buying or selling celebrity stock; creating Oscar vehicles) Ayo's been guesting on some other podcasts I listen to. One, Blank Check is about film series. The other, I couldn't listen to for much longer, but she was a great guest.


Effectively Wild is a really smart and entertaining baseball podcast, especially if you're nerdy about the stats - although they talk about a lot of other aspects of the game too.

The Next Picture Show is a movie-of-the-week podcast, where the movies are done in pairs: a recent release, and an older movie that bears some relation to it, either through style, topic, actor or director. It's a bit tough to listen to regularly, because you really want to have seen both movies, but the discussions are great and the hosts aren't afraid to disagree with each other.

Revolutions is done by the same guy who did History of Rome. It's split into series, each one focusing on a different historical revolution. It's really well done and engaging, and strikes a good balance between narrative history and the broader scope of things. I wish it engaged a bit more with the academia and historiographical debates around it's subjects, but it does go into that sometimes. And it's been especially interesting to listen to the host become more and more radicalized over the years.
I wish it engaged a bit more with the academia and historiographical debates

Have you tried Fall of Rome and Tides of History by Patrick Wyman? I think people who enjoy Mike Duncan's work should enjoy Wyman's as well. It's very similar but more likely to get into the the weeds of historiography, while Duncan tends more toward accessibility. I like both, and it's definitely a spectrum rather than a stark divide, but if you like Duncan but have that exact wish about it, you're in luck because that's what Wyman does. It had a similar trajectory as well. Fall of Rome was a successfully mini-series and then he expanded into a more broad show with Tides of History. Both hosts and friendly with each other and they've done some appearances together that you may have heard.


Lapsed Threadcromancer
Fans of Mike Duncan and/or Dan Carlin will probably enjoy the Fall of Civilizations podcast by Paul M. M. Cooper. They're long form like Carlin, narrative like Duncan, and draw constantly on primary sources. Every episode is a different civilization and each one asks these same three questions: What did they have in common, why did they fall, and what did it feel like for those who lived it?


commander damage
if you're interested in magic the gathering, you should listen to my show, Casual Magic with Shivam Bhatt


Have you tried Fall of Rome and Tides of History by Patrick Wyman? I think people who enjoy Mike Duncan's work should enjoy Wyman's as well. It's very similar but more likely to get into the the weeds of historiography, while Duncan tends more toward accessibility. I like both, and it's definitely a spectrum rather than a stark divide, but if you like Duncan but have that exact wish about it, you're in luck because that's what Wyman does. It had a similar trajectory as well. Fall of Rome was a successfully mini-series and then he expanded into a more broad show with Tides of History. Both hosts and friendly with each other and they've done some appearances together that you may have heard.

That sounds cool, I'll check it out!


Why Is This Happening? Chris Hayes podcast with incredibly thoughtful, in-depth interviews about the world today, with a good mix of terrifying, informative, and actionable.

Switchblade Sisters: Interviews with female filmmakers about their favorite genre films. Kind of my sweet spot with movie podcasts, more focused on geeking out about the "how" of movies instead of arguing over how good/bad they are.

Sustainababble: Environmental news and interviews delivered with dry British wit, which is a good chaser for extremely depressing subject matter. I've tried out a lot of climate podcasts, and this is one of the few to really thread that needle successfully.

The Greatest Generation: Two guys yuk it up about Star Trek episodes, first TNG and finishing up DS9 soon. The humor occasionally leans a bit scatological for my tastes, but the hosts are incredibly endearing and down to earth, and they often offer legit interesting observations on the technical aspects of the shows.

Heat Rocks: I listen to a lot of stuff on MaxFun. Interviews about guests' favorite albums, with a welcome emphasis on hip-hop, R&B, and Black music in general, instead of the standard Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin rock canon.


One I've started listening to, but haven't heard enough yet to give an unqualified recommendation is Mortal Podkast, in which, each episode is a deep-dive on one single Mortal Kombat character. And, okay, that's *fine* on its own (series has a lot of fun lore), but what's really noteworthy about it is the guest-list is ridiculous. To pick some names at random; Kumail Nanjiani, Mara Wilson, Griffin Newman, April Wolfe, John Tobias, Jonah Ray, Ify Nwadiwe and Ron Funches all showed up on the show at some point or another.
I've listened to the first two episodes, and while it's fun, it's definitely a Sometimes Podkast. The only problem is in order to tell the story of, say, Raiden, you have to tell the entire story of Mortal Kombat to the guest who doesn't have the encyclopedic memory of Who's from what Realm, and Who's dead at what time. And then the next guest who's on to talk about Sub-Zero (Bi-Han, not Kuai Liang) is also a non-MK Scholar, so we start at the beginning again with the One Being and Elder Gods, just to get enough backstory to talk about the rise and fall of Noob Saibot.

Maybe the later episodes treat it more like a True Crime series and expect the listener to keep up, but hearing the same Soulnado and Shang Tsung's Island jokes in just two episodes was a little much. That is Mortal Kombat in a nutshell, though, "A Little Much".


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I don't devote a lot of time to podcasts, but one I make sure to catch each week is The Weekly Planet, which features two chill, funny Australian guys talking about comic book movies and TV shows, along with other similar genre films like Christopher Nolan's work. They don't take themselves or much of anything too seriously, and while they try to avoid getting to political on the show, they both seem pretty progressive minded. It's very pleasant listening.


Can someone recommend a podcast about The Good Place? There are a lot, and I don't want to try them all. Most important are hosts that are nice (ideally also to each other, I don't like it when hosts dunk on each other all the time). I find it essential that you hear how much they enjoy the source material. There joy is my joy.

My favourite format is one, where each episode of the podcast covers an episode of the show. Talking about future episodes is fine (and favoured), just in the context of the actual episode that is covered. This is not a neccessity, though.

I'd especially like them to dive into the themes of the show, and explore that. Overthinking is fun.

Anyone got something?


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Have you listened to the official one, hosted by the guy who plays Shawn?

Octopus Prime

I've started listening to Hey Riddle Riddle, which is less about solving listener-submitted riddles as the shows premise states, and more of using those riddles as springboards for short improv scenes. It's... more delightful than I was expecting.

Also, Adal and Erin are way more likeable than Chunt and Momo the Mouse


Have you listened to the official one, hosted by the guy who plays Shawn?

I didn't even know there was an official one. Thanks, I will check it out.

And sorry for taking nearly two weeks to answer. Completely overlooked that you wrote in the thread after me.

Octopus Prime

I felt like it had to be; it seemed a bit too constructed to be improv.

Started listening to 20 Sided Stories, only two of the shows seasons are available through Apple (plus the current one) but they’re the two I was hoping to listen to, so it’s okay. Each season is a Bespoke home-brewed tabletop game with a relatively short campaign based on an existing property. The ones out presently are based on Pokémon and the MCU.

Ive listened to the first couple of Pokémon episodes and I’m really l8king it so far.

Octopus Prime

This weeks Rude Tales of Magic is a non canon episode where they play Vampire the Masquerade instead.

Its basically entirely What We Do in Shadows fan fiction


(He, Him)
Yeah, that one came out on the patreon feed a while back. My only complaint is that its in the only one they've done!