Podcasts/Multimedia

Once upon a time, I was the host and editor of a D&D podcast. Thankfully, that show is long-deceased, because I legitimately cannot think back on my absolute lowest point of alcoholism and abuse without cringing for an hour or so.

Unfortunately for me, I have a real itch to just get into that space every so often, and so this page is a compilation of my own shows, now that I’m hosting some again, and the times I’ve guested on friends’ shows or paid upsetting amounts to show up on a more popular program.

SHOWS I HOST/EDIT:

Kingdom Hearts: re:Corded

This is what happens when three nerds all decide they want to podcast regularly again and are foolish enough to try and break down a series that people say is way more complex than it really is. I’m host and generally editor on this one.

Boku no Stop!

Not entirely my show, but again, this is usually me as editor. An anime rewatch podcast which has gone through a few series now, with my appearing on the Neon Genesis Evangelion and Space Runaway Ideon seasons. Part of the Pitch Drop network of shows.

Lightning Strikes Thrice

I can’t stop podcasting about all these JRPGs! I’m a rotating host from season to season on this show that began about revisiting the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy, and has since gone on to become a weird games club about random JRPGs (and maybe just video game RPGs in time…?). Check your local listings1 to see if I’m on an episode or not. On the Pitch Drop network of shows.

GUEST SPOTS:

Going Digital

A show about Digimon, and the podcast I’ve been banned from the most times. Current status: unbanned for the fourth time.

  • Episode 25: In which a Digimon podcast turns into Aerosmith jokes.
  • Episode 42: In which I am banned from the show for the first time.
  • Episodes 65 and 66: In which I am unbanned and brought on as a guest because nobody else was willing to discuss 16-bit JRPGs for hours on end, and because they thought I couldn’t be filthy about those.
  • Episode 67: In which my wife and I steal the show for April Fool’s day, pose as the hosts, and soft-launch an entire podcast network with said hosts.
  • Episode 70: In which we discuss probably the best thing Digimon has ever done: the time they turned a gacha RPG game into a lovable protagonist with a backstory you felt sorry for.
  • Episode 89: In which a discussion about body horror breaks out and we reminisce about the good old days of cable news.
  • Episode 95: In which the haunted month of October begins with ghosts, daddies, and Danny DeVito.
  • Episode 96: In which I am banned from the show for the second time.
  • Episode 103: In which Garrett lets slip why I keep getting unbanned (“Because I’ll edit these episodes on 24 hours’ notice?”)
  • Episode 106: In which I am banned from the show for the third time.
  • Episode 114: In which a friend and I cover almost all of the world of Digimon video games.
  • Episode 116: In which nobody believes me that Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows was a real video game that existed and was released.
  • Episode 117: In which there is a prison break and we actually stay on topic quite a bit.
  • Episode 119: In which it’s April Fool’s again, so a friend and I stole the show and talked about the insane Mega Man Battle Network anime. I got banned from the show for a fourth time here but…
  • Episode 120: In which I begin journeying into the world of fanfiction and get unbanned again because a host was in the hospital.
  • Episode 123: In which I make up a lot of numbers and have fun bullshitting with a single card’s worth of notes.
  • Episodes 125 and 126: In which Garrett, Fiona and I all swap convention horror stories, and then talk about the final Wonderswan RPG to wrap up 02 and the story of Ryo.

Journey Through the Decacast

A show about Kamen Rider, and the sister series to Going Digital. Possibly the most high-concept podcast I have ever appeared on, where the main episodes involve host Garrett introducing two series neophytes to it via anniversary show Kamen Rider Decade, and then, every time the character meets a prior Rider, putting that on hold to watch all of the show that character premiered in, for context.

But I just show up for the side episodes, where they’re watching and commenting on Decade’s spiritual successor, Zi-O, who’s the anniversary hero capping off the Heisei2 era of shows.

  • Shard 03: As the first person save Garrett to appear on the show with any Rider history, we go off topic a lot and discuss series we had fun with.
  • Shards 09 and 10: A two-parter focusing on the excellent character Dan Kuroto, from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, which Garrett and I loved. So we get really, really salty when he’s written like a manic jackass.
  • A Kamen Rider Christmas: True story: this episode and Going Digital 106 happened because Garrett asked if I could create a single fill-in episode for the feed on both shows since he would be out of town for Christmas and New Year’s. I proceeded to dig up old TV reviews for the original Kamen Rider Christmas episode and discuss fascist wolfmen, and get banned from Going Digital all over again because he gave me a week’s notice to create chaos as opposed to my usual 48 hour rule.
  • Splinter 01: My episodes start getting their own subcategory because we’re all just going to stop pretending I’m not the shadow producer of the network’s content.
  • Splinter 02: It’s an April Fool’s episode, which goes over KR Amazon/Amazons briefly because of their premiering on April 1.
  • Shard 15: Discussion of production of tokusatsu shows and the end of the Heisei era.
  • Splinter 03: A bunch of introductory material about tokusatsu and Kamen Rider which we somehow never mentioned on any of the episodes of this show before the 38th podcast.

Megaten Marathon

A show that is trying to force itself through every single Megami Tensei game in no particular order, and has shed 2 hosts and counting in the process so far. I bother them from time to time with notes or assistance on titles nobody else wants to play.

  • SMT: Deep Strange Journey: Regular host Allisa and I dive into the 3DS remake of the excellent DS title, and she approaches it like a sane human being (playing through it once) while I shotgun the game 7 times to see all the new content and fight the superbosses because Strange Journey is one of my favorite JRPGs of all time.

Abject Suffering

A show about terrible(?)3 video games that allows for listener submissions. As a result, easily the show that has told me to go fuck myself the most on the internet, because I know about some real horseshit and have both hosts’ Steam emails to bombard them with titles.

  • X-Men: Destiny: The only time I have been allowed to appear on the show, in which I can tell you very firmly what the best port of this now-illegal game is.

BONUSES:

58 Frames

Not quite a podcast, but my buddy Dave and I do the Let’s Play thing by bullshitting around with whatever games strike our fancy which we figure we can do more than twenty minutes of without killing one another. The channel is right here, and it’s the best thing two idiots record at 2AM after their late-night shifts end but neither can get to sleep.

  1. read: each season has hosts listed
  2. Long-running Japanese media tends to be broken down by the emperor of the country at the time. Original Rider was the Showa era, and until April 2019, the series was under Heisei era.
  3. When I am on, they are guaranteed to be terrible.