Welcome back! Last time we did this, we highlighted The Top 10 Best D&D Podcasts currently on the air. If you haven’t already, I suggest you go back and read through that blog first. Those of you who did read that blog may remember that I made a joke in passing about doing a top 100 D&D list. Well, that joke captured the imagination and interest of several D&D enthusiasts on Team Inked. That’s why I’ve decided to expand our list and transform it into a top 100 series.
Of course, we’ll be covering these pods 10 at a time for my fingers’ - and sanity’s - sake. Just like the original post, this listicle will briefly highlight the next 10 best D&D podcasts. We’ll rank these pods 11-20 and go from there, until we reach the magic number of 100!
We have a long way to go, so let’s get started!
#11. D&D is For Nerds
If you’re on a quest for an actual play D&D podcast that’s packed with laughs and a host of wonderful characters, then this is the pod for you! With DM Adam Carnevale at the helm, this pod creates an engaging and entertaining world for its audience. The method behind the madness stems from the diverse group of guys and gals who seem to have a knack for making every episode a delight for listeners. By mixing lively content and fun gameplay with witty personalities and hilarious dialogue, D&D is For Nerds has all the makings of a top-quality podcast. Its friendly format is great for those who may be new to the D&D realm as well. You can catch this pod twice a month, usually Saturdays, via Spotify, Apple Podcasts or RSS Feed.
This seems to be a fan favorite among passionate D&D players. This is a real-play pod that has just the right amount of creativity and knee-slapping humor to keep listeners engaged from start to finish. It also has a way of making you feel every victory and loss, which takes a strong amount of energy and emotion to convey. Join DM Brian Murphy and his crew of comical co-hosts as they explore the D&D world with a cast of great characters and moving storylines. In fact, this crew does such a great job bringing their characters to life, that listeners actually find themselves caring for and relating to them by the end of the campaign. Now, that’s saying something. Check out NADDPOD once per week, usually Fridays and Saturdays, on Spotify, RSS Feed, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts. You can listen to past episodes on their website as well.
#13. High Rollers DnD
Are you looking for a pod that features exceptional storytelling, detailed character development, and great accents? Give High Rollers DnD a listen whenever you have the chance! Based out of the UK, this is a live-play podcast that introduces listeners to DM Mark Hulmes and his crew of fellow players as they play through an intriguing D&D campaign. The healthy amount of humor, satire, and passionate emotions swirling this pod seems to captivate listeners enough to keep them coming back every week. Add in the fact that it presents a great storyline and fun format for audiences to follow, and this is a pod that should be on everyone’s calendar. All in all, High RollersDnD is a pod that will make you laugh and cry, all while enjoying some good old fashioned D&D gameplay! You can hear HRDnD on Google Podcasts, Twitch, Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. All episodes go live on Mondays and Thursdays and can be enjoyed live every Sunday at 5 pm UK time. Be there!
#14. Nerd Poker
Heart, humor, dice and jokes. These are the elements that make up a great D&D podcast. And that's what Nerd Poker offers all those who tune in every week. This is another real-play D&D pod that features host/comedian Brian Posehn as he leads his friends and fellow warriors through a series of riveting D&D campaigns. Great gameplay, amusing characters and a never-ending arsenal of jokes make this pod an absolute delight to listen to. Even if you've never played D&D before, Nerd Poker’s comedic and entertaining content creates a fun atmosphere that will have anyone laughing within five minutes. So, I definitely recommend that you give this pod a listen. Find Nerd Poker on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Earwolf every Monday!
#15. Roll Like a Girl
As you may have guessed from the name, this is an all-girl, actual-play pod that presents listeners with a fun, heartfelt gaming experience. From smart conversation to engaging gameplay and funny character interactions, RLAG has an inviting format and nature that’s suited for all kinds of listeners, whether they’re familiar with D&D or not. And with a great storyline as the backdrop for each session, this pod seems to come together quite nicely in every aspect. What began as a quest to find a wagon has since evolved into a full-scale mission to save the planet! Overall, this podcast has been a breath of fresh air for many D&D players and enthusiasts looking for something new to listen to. You can tune in to episodes of RLAG once a month on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on their website.
#16. Taking Initiative
This is another fun listen for those looking to stay active with an actual-play D&D podcast. Besides having an awesome storyline and presentation, this pod introduces listeners to a talented cast who even put on weird, funny voices to portray different characters. It may seem like a small, minute detail, but it certainly makes all the difference once you get used to it. Also, the cast ranges from veteran to amateur players, which is great for anyone that may be looking to get their first taste of D&D. While the format seems light on the surface, the story tends to go in some pretty dark, suspenseful directions every now and then. But the synergy and fun laughter between the cast seems to even everything out, which creates a nice, healthy balance for listeners looking for a bit of variety. You can listen to new episodes of Taking Initiative every other Monday via Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
#17. Party Roll
If you’re searching for a more serious, organized D&D podcast that makes it a point to stick to the script and play by the rules, this is not it. Almost had you there, didn’t I? First launched in 2014 by a group of passionate D&D enthusiasts, Pary Roll has developed into a fairly popular pod among the gaming community. The format is simple: A real-play D&D podcast that features a group of friends just having a good time. Each episode presents a comedic concept and natural chemistry that can only exist between a group of friends who’ve been gaming together for years. Inside jokes, cheap puns, and annoying the DM is only part of it. So, if you like your D&D gameplay mixed with humor and a good group dynamic, you’ll love hanging with these guys every Friday! Tune in to Party Roll on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
I have to admit, I love this name! Just like the Power Puff Girls, this is an all-women pod with a slightly comedic twist. Together, these ladies bring a fun and playful power to the mystical world of D&D, which creates a more enjoyable experience for their listeners. Between the close friendships and occasional banter, there lies a strong synergy that makes the audience feel like they’ve known the cast for years. In a nutshell, this pod is cute, funny, and super witty, which is why it makes our list. So, if you’re looking to spice up your Sunday’s with a pod that boldly goes where no other D&D player has gone before, you should definitely give DDEN a listen! You can catch Dungeons, Dice & Everything Nice on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
#19. Superquest Saga
D&D...in space!!! How can you possibly go wrong with that format?! If you’re a Dungeoncast fan, you’re going to love this pod! Even with so many great D&D podcasts out there, Superquest Saga shines bright in what seems like an infinite ocean of stars. Using charismatic characters and a unique setting as the backdrop, this pod has given D&D fans across the universe something to talk about. You may recognize a couple of familiar faces in hosts Will and Brian, as they come from DungeonCast fame. With Will serving as the DM for the pod, audiences are given a more ‘down to earth’ presentation of what seems like a complex format on the surface. Between Will’s knowledge and Brian’s hilarious humor, Superquest Saga has proven itself to be a legit podcast that stands right up there with some of the more popular D&D pods flooding the airwaves. You can catch this pod twice a month, usually on Tuesdays, via Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Google Podcasts.
#20. Dragon Friends
Looking for a real adventure to offset the bore of everyday life? Join the Dragon Friends’ D&D pod next chance you get. Featuring a cast of six Australian comedians, this podcast is packed with all the elements you crave to keep you engaged and entertained for the duration of the show. Comedy, drama, charisma, mystery, it’s all in there. And if you’re new to D&D or podcasts in general, this is certainly a great pick to get your feet wet. The hosts are downright hysterical and they do a masterful job of enforcing just enough rules to give each campaign structure, but without making it too tedious. Listeners are looking for fun and that’s just what this pod delivers, without going overboard. Make no mistake, things tend to get a little weird every now and then, but let’s just say the cast knows their limits. If you’re interested, you can listen to Dragon Friends every other Friday on Twitch, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast and more!
Stay tuned for the next listicle in our top 100 series. As you may have noticed, we’ve been churning out content at a rapid pace. So, keep a close eye on our blog page for new additions, that way you don’t miss out! And as always, let us know what your favorite D&D podcast is and we’ll have it added to the list. With 80 spots left in this 100 count series, it’s fair to say that there’s still plenty of room! Meet me in the comments section if you want to talk more about these podcasts and our upcoming D&D listicles in this series.
Until we meet again,
Vince the Prince