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What to Listen to this Weekend: The 5 Best RPG Podcasts

For the week ending June 8, 2018

There is a glut of great RPG podcasts out there for nerds. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to begin! But we’ve got you. These four podcasts are the best of the bunch, and should be at the top of your weekend listening list.

Then we have a rotating 5th slot where we’ll highlight a podcast that had a particularly great episode on something related to one of our favorite RPG systems. It could be news, reviews, DM tips, or it could just be a particularly good episode.

Tune in to hear what you’re missing!

What to Listen to this Weekend

1 The Glass Cannon Podcast

The Glass Cannon Podcast

What is the Glass Cannon Podcast? Well, in the spirit of old school Dungeons and Dragons, a collection of five super-nerds (Joe O’Brien, Grant Berger, Matthew Capodicasa, Skid Maher, and Game Master Troy Lavallee) emerge blinking from their parents’ basements to engage in an Actual Play campaign of Paizo’s epic new Pathfinder adventure path, Giantslayer!

This week’s synopsis:

With the battle won, the heroes turn their attention to a missing half-orc, countless innocent casualties and a potential new ally.

Here’s the link: Episode 158 – Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Monk.

2 Androids and Aliens

Androids and Aliens

The aforementioned GCP crew take to the stars in an all new campaign in Paizo’s newest system: Starfinder. As a direct result of the Patreon support for Glass Cannon, they’re working through the Dead Suns AP in an all new podcast, and they’ve brought along a new cast member, Ellinor Dilorenzo!

This week’s synopsis:

Before the Starfinders can make their way off Absalom Station to investigate the Acreon and the Drift Rock, yet another group reaches out to enlighten the party to their cause.

AnA continues to deliver excellence in Episode 9 – Hungry Hungry Hippocampus.

3 Nerds on Earth

Nerds on Earth

With Sneak Attack! being on a brief hiatus between Seasons 1 and 2, we’ll take this opportunity to highlight our own podcast “Nerdy Jobs.”

Nerdy Jobs is a sporadic release date, as it is positioned to take advantage of opportunities to interview the creators of the nerdy things we love. As a result, it features a variety of voices, from comic book writer Jim Zub, to fantasy author Howard Jones, to board game designer Chris O’Neal of Brotherwise Games.

This week’s synopsis:

Erik Mona, head honcho at Paizo, talks to Nerds on Earth about the upcoming release of Pathfinder 2nd Edition and what that means for the RPG world of Golarion.

Here is it: Nerdy Jobs, an Interview with Erik Mona of Paizo.

(Don’t worry, Sneak Attack! be back soon with a brand new season 2!)

 

4 The Called Shot Podcast

The Called Shot Podcast

The Called Shot Podcast is playing through the official Skull and Shackles Adventure Path from Paizo. Called Shot includes all the gloriously dense Pathfinder RPG rules but presents them in a swashbuckling pirate adventure!

This week’s synopsis:

It’s a little something different this week, then back to the regular crew. Join the Iron Swarm as they have Rickety for dinner!

So much fun I’m sure we’re in violation of some maritime laws…here is Episode 44 – Dinner at Rickety’s!

5 Know Direction

Know Direction

Being the Pathfinder RPG fans that we are, we’d be remiss not to include the Pathfinder news podcast: Know Direction.

Know Direction recently attended PaizoCon–the annual convention for all things Pathfinder and Starfinder that is hosted by Paizo itself–and they recorded every single panel interview and presentation that Paizo offered.

If you are looking for a deep dive into the world of Pathfinder or Starfinder, the slate of podcasts from Know Direction is your best source.

Know Direction: Pathfinder News, Reviews, and Interviews.

Here is the Know Direction website.

Happy listening!