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

For the week ending June 15, 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 freed slaves safely on their way to Skelt, the heroes turn their attention to an as of yet unexplored area of the camp.

Here’s the link: Episode 159 – Blood from a Stone Shape.

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:

As the party makes their way to the quarantine site aboard the Hippocampus, they are intercepted by another starship looking to cut their mission short!

Tune in to Episode 10 – Battle of the Hexes.

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.”  In fact, we interviewed Ried (the DM) and Josh (Greaek) of Sneak Attack! for one of our episodes.  So in the absence of some actual play content with the crew of that podcast, tune in and get some behind the scenes content from some of its creators.

This week’s synopsis:

This episode of Nerdy Jobs features an interview with Reid and Josh from the Sneak Attack! podcast, a fan-favorite D&D podcast.

Here is it: Nerdy Jobs:  An Interview with Reid and Josh from Sneak Attack!

(Don’t worry, Sneak Attack! will 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:

Enjoy this week’s episode as we pick up with the regular, lovable, pirating crew of the Fortune’s Revenge.

Hard to port and right into Episode 45 – Works Every Time!

5 On the Shoulders of Dwarves

On the Shoulders of Dwarves

This week’s featured podcast is On the Shoulders of Dwarves:  A weekly podcast about roleplaying games and the people who game them.  I particularly dug the episode highlighted below that asks the question:  What are the responsibilities of the GM, and do they really NEED to be her responsibility?

In the episode they cover:

  • Scheduling the game sessions
  • Organizing food
  • Recaps
  • Rules
  • Book keeping
  • And more!

If you’re currently DMing/GMing, give ’em a listen!  This episode’s synopsis:

The GM doesn’t have to wear all the hats.

Click here to listen to Sharing GM Responsibilities.

Happy listening!