Welcome back to another installment of our Top 100 D&D Podcast series! Last time, we covered podcasts 11- 20, which you should read first before proceeding with this blog. In this post, we’re moving right along with podcasts 21-30!
We still have a long journey ahead of us, so let’s get back into it!
21. Sneak Attack
If you’re in desperate need of a binge-worthy actual play D&D podcast, you should definitely give Sneak Attack a listen! First introduced in 2015, Sneak Attack has struck a chord with listeners and players who share the same passion for D&D. Featuring a stellar cast and an intriguing presentation/campaign that has taken listeners to magical worlds and even outer space, this pod is truly everything but ordinary.
The cast is made up of five friends who seem to have found solace playing through their campaign in an attic-like setting. Together, the Sneak Attack crew has developed their storyline, characters, and abilities to create a full-scale adventure that has kept listeners interested and tuned-in for the last five years straight. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper D&D pod without the occasional knee-slapping jokes and hysterical dialogue between the cast. You can catch Danny, Kelsey, Josh, Mike, and Reid (the DM) once every month, usually on Thursdays. The pod can be found on Stitcher, Podbay FM, Pod.casts, Apple Podcasts, and more!
Great characters, creativity, and camaraderie. This is how most fans would describe the New Crits on the Block pod. This actual play D&D podcast invites listeners to take part in an outrageously funny campaign spearheaded by 6 cast members and close friends with a knack for making every moment entertaining. Seeking fame in their travels across the vast D&D landscape that they’ve created, Ben, Matt, Brian, Kristy, and Joe have a chemistry that makes every listener feel like they’ve been part of the gang for years.
And it wouldn’t be a real D&D pod without their DM Jake, who is tasked with keeping the cast on point with the plot...unsuccessfully I might add. Overall, this pod is 60+ minutes of non-stop fun that takes comedy and D&D gameplay to a whole other level. So, if you’re looking for a great pod to listen to while you’re working or sitting in traffic, give New Crits on the Block a listen
You can get in on the fun by tuning into this pod every Monday on platforms like Google Podcasts, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Player FM, iHeart Radio, and more!
Featuring the cast of the comedy web series of the same name, Board with Life Adventures is an award-winning pod that presents listeners with outrageously funny D&D gameplay. Join Donald, Niki, Adam, Andrew, Chris, and Kellen as they clumsily navigate through their campaign and work to prevent it from going to pieces. What listeners like most about this pod is the fact that it feels more like an actual home game that players can relate to.
Packed with comical, bumbling humor, occasional quirky tangents, and the constant failure to ever make or stick to a plan, BWLA is one of the funniest and most genuine pods out there. Additionally, the solid, professional editing coupled with a great soundtrack really brings this pod together.
In a nutshell, this pod is guaranteed to leave you with a laugh and smile after each episode. Heck, you can even use it as an ideas bank if you’re looking to give your campaign some fresh, comical content. You can listen to BWLA on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Player FM, Patreon, and Google Podcasts five times a month.
This hilarious actual-play D&D podcast is just what you need if you’re looking for something to help you fight the boredom of real life. Featuring a fabulous cast and a great magic school setting/storyline, T&T has given D&D fans something to look forward to every Wednesday. Although it does a good job of sticking to the primary plot, there’s plenty of room for occasional tangents and off the cuff action/dialogue, which makes the session more enjoyable for the players and audience.
It seems that what listeners really enjoy in this pod is the character interactions/banter and how the cast keeps listeners engaged during every minute of action. With such memorable characters and a story that’s funny, educational, thrilling, intriguing and heartwarming all in the same breath, it’s easy to see why listeners can’t seem to get enough of this pod.
You can listen to T&T’s live podcasts on their website, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Podbay FM, Player FM, Podtail, and many more!
If you enjoy listening to a group of nerdy adults discuss and debate over the mythical history of D&D, then Dungeonpedia should be on your list of pods as well. Unlike most of the pods we’ve covered in this list, which are actual play, Dungeonpedia is what I call an actual interaction pod (I just made that up). It focuses more so on smart exchanges and discussions between players who wish to explore the lore behind D&D. I know, I know, it sounds boring and rather subjective (everything I stand against in pods), but it appears that a solid amount of listeners have really taken a shine to this podcast.
Thanks to Taylor, Travis, and Llewyn’s witty interactions, intelligent talks, and knee-slapping humor, this pod has gained a good amount of steam among avid D&D players. It’s also great for those who may be new to the game. Overall, the cast of Dungeonpedia does a fine job of keeping audiences entertained and informed, which is the blueprint of every good podcast.
You can listen to Dungeonpedia every week, usually Fridays, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbay FM, and Stitcher.
This is another great D&D discussion pod that introduces audiences to fun and intriguing conversations focused on game analysis. Through these conversations/analysis, listeners/players have walked away with more inspiration and encounter ideas than they arrived with. Hosts Jarred, Kevin and Will share such great chemistry and knowledge about the game, which makes this pod both fun and informative.
The interactions, structure, and creative content of this podcast has given listeners/players a unique, refreshing view of the game. So, if you’ve been searching for a pod that can revamp your passion and energy for D&D, Monsters & Multiclass should be on your calendar. You can catch the M&M crew every other Thursday on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podtail, and more.
Who says DMs get no respect? Dungeon Master’s Block is a pod that makes the DM the focal point of their content. Packed with great guests and even greater ideas, this podcast gives listeners a better perspective on all that goes into DMing and storytelling. If you’ve never been the DM of a game, but one day plan to be, you should give this pod a listen first and use it as a sort of playbook for your do’s and don’ts.
Hosts Mitch, Neal, and Celeste do an excellent job of facilitating this pod and keeping the audience engaged for the duration. It’s also ideal for both beginner and pro players who wish to learn more about the game and the art of DMing. In all, this pod is rich with brilliant ideas, great personalities, and knowledge that has proven to be a great resource for aspiring Dungeon Masters. You can listen to the show live every other week, usually on Mondays, via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Podbay FM, Podbean, Stitcher, and more!
It’s rare that you find a podcast that makes you feel like you’re sitting right there at the table with the hosts. Thanks to its great format, passionate hosts, and quirky humor, Tabletop Champions is one of those podcasts. Those of you looking to become better D&D players MUST listen to Tabletop Champions. The hosts share a wonderful chemistry, friendship, and knowledge for the game, which only enhances the overall quality of the pod.
Together, these guys and gals have created a podcast that takes listeners on an adventure like no other. Add in the fact that this pod is a laugh a minute and you’ve found a podcast that’s sure to keep you listening from start to finish. If you want to give the Tabletop Champs a listen, you can find them on Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Podbay FM, and more once per week.
29. Venture Maidens
This is an actual play D&D podcast that players/listeners of all levels of experience have become absolutely obsessed with. The cast makes their storyline easy to follow and understand, which is what most listeners are looking for in their favorite D&D pods. With Arrnodel, Kara, Celeste, Brittany and Sawyeh at the helm, Venture Maidens has become one of the most popular female-driven pods in the D&D realm.
Prepare to be amazed and amused by a campaign that’s filled with action, adventure, and even a few laughs here and there. If you choose to go searching for the Venture Maidens, you can find them broadcasting live twice per month, usually on the weekends, via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbay FM and Podbean.
30. D20 Dames
This another excellent actual play pod that features five gals leading the charge against monsters, goblins, and every other threatening creature that crosses their path as they navigate the broad D&D landscape they’ve created. The group appears to be really in sync with one another, which makes their campaign even more intriguing and entertaining as a whole. This is a well run pod/campaign where every action has both meaning and purpose, even the outlandish ones.
Jen, Kat, Jess, Meris, and Brittini have a knack for delivering great content and unique ideas every episode. Each player/character brings a certain energy and ability to the table that seems to have resonated with audiences. And that’s why this podcast has developed such a loyal following over the years. You can find the D20 Dames doing their thing every other Tuesday on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and Stitcher.
And that wraps up another 10 picks in our top 100 series. I hope you’re enjoying yourself so far. We have 70 podcasts to go and pretty soon we’ll already be halfway through. Again, be sure to sound off your thoughts and suggestions for future podcasts in the comments below. Also, let me what you think of the pods listed in this post and whether you’ve listened to them yourself.
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Until we meet again,
Vince the Prince