Some Podcast Recommendations!

The latest episode of the Make Me A Gamer podcast was delayed and won’t be coming out today. No problems with editing or anything like that this time – I was just really, really tired, and my brain was not functioning in a capacity conducive to audio editing. So the podcast will be delayed by a day, but should be out tomorrow!

In place of myself and Harvey Z’s wonderful podcast, here are a few other podcasts I listen to that amuse me and make me happy. A lot of these were the inspiration for my own podcast, so here’s me giving some suggestions for you to fill your time until the next episode of Make Me A Gamer comes out!

Make Me A Gamer – Okay, am I cheating putting my own podcast first? Sure, but just in case you got this far and somehow DIDN’T know – I host a weekly podcast with my friend HarveyZ where we talk about video games and all sorts of other random stuff that comes to mind! There may not be a new episode today, but there’s twenty-five old episodes plus some extra content just waiting for you to give them a listen!

The Dollop – A comedic American history podcast hosted by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Dave tells a story from American history that Gareth knows nothing about. They’re often very funny and very enlightening from a historical perspective. The first podcast I ever listened to.

Waypoint Radio – Waypoint is a division of Vice that focuses on a more nuanced side of gaming, taking into account politics, culture, and emotions as well as if a game is fun to play. Their podcast is very entertaining and they talk about a wide variety of topics, not just limited to video games.

What’s Good Games – The three ladies behind this gaming podcast are amazing and relentlessly positive. They sum up weekly news in the gaming industry and talk about games they’ve played and were a huge inspiration for me to start Make Me a Gamer. I highly recommend listening to them as they (and their community) are wonderful people.

What a Time to Be Alive – This podcast is three comedians counting down five of the weirdest, funniest stories that happened in general news this week. They’re hilarious and often having me laughing out loud at work as I listen to their antics. I’ve never not been in a good mood after listening to them.

Sneak Attack! – A D&D podcast done by five regular ol’ friends and the other big inspiration for Make Me A Gamer. This link takes you to their new Volume 2, but they have the completed first campaign Volume 1 available as well. Even if you don’t know D&D, everyone on this podcast is hilarious and entertaining, and the overall story leads to some great moments.

372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back – If you want a little homework to do with your podcast listening, this is the podcast for you. Conor Lastowka and Mike Nelson from Rifftrax find a really, really bad book and each week they go through a section of it and take it apart with hilarious results. It started with Ready Player One but has moved on to some really, really awful tales, but it’s worth it if you can enjoy making fun of awful writing.

Humans Who Make Games – I just started listening to this, but this is a great series done by Adam Conover where he interviews game developers about the ins and outs of video game development. Fun and informative, just like Adam Ruins Everything!

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