Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-14 13:18:27
What are some gaming related podcasts you listen to? Right now, Judd Karlmann's Daydreaming with Dragons is probably the only one I'm listening to on a regular basis. I also listened through all the episodes of Michael "ChicagoWiz" Shorten's Dungeon Master’s Handbook. I've tried a few others but either their episodes are too long and rambling, or they are full of call-ins which are only interesting if you're in the community and following them all but I'm not... As for podcasts in general, this is what I currently listen to: - 99% Invisible is about design, architecture and the like - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History is about history, with very rare episodes, but each episode is about 4h long - Daydreaming about Dragons is the only RPG podcast I listen to on a regular basis - History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps - History of the Crusades - In Our Time is about History, Science and Philosophy - Revolutions (he did the History of Rome before that and I listened to it all) - The British History Podcast - The China History Podcast - The Dungeon Master's Handbook Podcast (sadly discontinued) - The History of Byzantium (picked up where the History of Rome left off) - Thinking Allowed is about sociology - What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law is about politics Podcasts I've fallen helplessly behind include: - The Ancient World - The History of WWII Podcast (the ads in the middle of the show started to annoy me and then I sort of stopped listening even though I really liked it) There are some more podcasts on my app, some subscribed and some not, but I no longer listen to them, to be honest. So perhaps they'll come back, perhaps they won't. All of this sponsored by my own podcast, of course! New episode out today: https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2019-04-14_Episode_23
Paolo Greco @ 2019-04-14 14:21:21
I'm a sucker for: This American Life Roguelike Radio Magic the Gathering: drive to work (retrospectives about mtg, game design, psychographics) Futility Closet (it's just random weird stuff that you nerds will love) Carlin podcast is great but he somehow suffers from Protestant Supremacism.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-14 14:51:06
I listened to many, many episodes of This American Life. But then they had an episode about people being caught, kidnapped and tortured in the Sinai and I had tears running down my eyes, left the tram, forgot my work laptop, and then I decided that perhaps I should stop listening to it. Roguelike Radio and Futility Closet both sound like something I might enjoy! I'll add them to my list, thanks.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-04-14 15:01:14
Not listening to any podcast currently, but have enjoyed Hardcore History and In Our Time in the past. From them, I learned about crazy historical events like the Munster Rebellion and the Taiping Rebellion. Wrath of the Khans is probably my favourite Hardcore History sequence. Prophets of Doom my favourite oneshot.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-04-14 15:19:01
@Pablo Futility Closet definitely looks nerdtastic.
David Perry @ 2019-04-14 15:41:46
Blogs on Tape - Seminal OSR blog posts read aloud. Fear of a Black Dragon - Unarguably the best OSR podcast, which is by arguably non-OSR folks. "Misdirected Mark Productions", and "Hobbs & Friends" - Does good interviews with various OSR folks. I thought it went on hiatus, but recently found that they changed names and created a new feed for some reason. Monster Man - Researched background on every entry in the AD&D Monster Manual. +1 Forward - Chats with game designers of virtually every PbtA game. Behold Her - Women on their experiences in RPGs; worth it just for the read at the end of the first episode. APs: gg no re: - Iffy audio quality but has some APs of some OSR modules I haven't seen elsewhere (DCO, MotBM, etc) Murder Snackers - Bonkers OSR AP with audio editing that is simultaneously impeccable and hectic. 3T TPG Podcast - Their "Foreign Beggars" campaign is a bunch of DCC modules strung together with two players, great voices and audio editing. More performative than AP really, but fun listening.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-14 17:36:05
Allright, new things for the podcasting app! Thanks for the suggestions.
Brian Ashford @ 2019-04-14 20:28:48
I've just listened through all of The Grognard Files. A few old codgers from Bolton discuss UK gaming in the eighties. Good production values, natural and engaging chat. I am currently listening through Dice For Brains which is mostly an actual play of Star Wars: Force & Destiny. It's good, they take it seriously and it's well edited.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-04-14 20:40:59
+1 for Fear of a Black Dragon, story gamers doing a great job of evaluating OSR modules.
Brian Ashford @ 2019-04-15 09:42:01
I really enjoy listening to Fear of a Black dragon but I wish they would actually run then in a more OSR style and using an OSR rule set. I mean, their analysis is good but what works for a short World of Dungeons game with all the most interesting encounters placed right in the players' path, might not work so well for sandbox labyrinth Lord or whatever.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-15 12:48:54
Do they only do reviews? As I’m not buying any of the old modules that would make it less I testing to me u less the review is but a framing device to talk about other things.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-04-15 12:51:34
@Alex, they do reviews, but they cover the newer OSR modules. They have reviewed newer stuff like Yoon-Suin, the Ultraviolet Grasslands and Dead Planet.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-15 12:58:25
Ah, nice. I’ve been enjoying the +1 Forward podcast episodes I listened to this morning on my commute.
Handy Haversack @ 2019-04-15 13:20:18
I can't figure out a time to listen to podcasts.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-15 15:38:03
Commuting and household chores, that’s where I can listen to people talking: the body is busy but the mind is not.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-04-15 16:13:38
+1 household chores, most of my podcast listening happens in the kitchen!
Handy Haversack @ 2019-04-15 16:30:36
I get a great deal of my reading done while commuting since I walk/ride the subway, so I need to protect that. Chores . . . are a possibility!
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-04-15 18:53:38
Ah, I think the need for glasses and social media and podcasts all came together to eat my book reading... 😢
David Perry @ 2019-04-15 20:37:22
FoaBD is definitely worth listening to beyond the reviews; the last half/third is GM advice themed around the module (and leaning storygamey) but definitely more widely applicable. They should really include those themes in the episode titles.
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