Recently I have been listening to Errant Adventures, which is a soloplay of the Ironsworn Starforged RPG. It's a great show - intelligent, well edited and the host has a natural sense of storytelling. It's not unlike Me, Myself & Die but in audio, so it's no wonder I dig it (btw, if you have not yet discovered Me, Myself & Die... boy are you in for a treat).
Got me thinking: here's yet another rpg podcast that appeals to me (I find it really hard to find the right tone) that is, coincidentally, a soloplay. I'm not being facetious here. I really don't care if a pod is solo or group. Actually, I'd prefer a group pod. Just seems the ones I enjoy most are solo. So... why?
Jose of RPGTips and I talked this over recently. Seems that if, like me, you like your fantasy to be 'serious', then the chance of finding a group pod is very slim. It's hard to not goof and joke in a social setting. If you make a pod, and you goof and joke, the feeling must be that more jokes = better. Eventually, it's not even D&D (TAZ, Dungeons & Daddies - both amazing shows, but, not really DnD).
So what's in my ears these days?
The Iron Realm
Dungeons & Daddies (not serious at all, but funny, smart, incredibly good)
Ask the Oracle
Dr. Gameshow (not rpg related)
Strong Songs (not rpg related)
The Ongoing History of New Music (not rpg related)
Tales of Mystara
The Cast Perilous
The Old Ways
Those are just a few (yeah, I pretty much permanently have earbuds in)
What are you listening to? Any great recs you can share? I'd love to discover more great pods!