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Back in the office after a "day off" yesterday. So the week's already feeling like it's going to be going by quick (not a complaint), but to continue to help it along, here's the regular set of podcasts that've posted new shows.

This week we have: Primecast Episode 44; The Cardboard Herald Episode 29: The Purge with Jack and John; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 211: Test of Honour Review; Singled Out: Bonus Time Episode 2: Make Ox Great Again; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 107: Creating Games With Daryl Andrews; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 62: Phil Plays Guild Ball; Episode 20 (Part 3) : Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 3; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 119: 13 Days – Cuban Missile Crisis and Pax Unplugged Interview; Lords of the Dungeon 4: Uncomfortable Situations; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 99: Aeon’s End; News of the North - 2017-05-30; All Us Geeks Episode 77: Sorting Through The Dresden Files; Tales of Malifaux 56; and Saga Thorsday Episode 39: Bretons Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2.

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While it's good to be back in the office and once more in my regular routine, after last week's ordeal with my apartment, I'm still looking forward to the weekend. For those of us here in the US, it's even (potentially) a long weekend, what with Monday being Memorial Day. So I'm ready for that to get here as soon as possible. To help it along, I like to listen to some gaming podcasts as I work.

This week we have: News of the North - 2017-05-23; Geeks of the North Episode 39: Chaosludik and Figurines Québec wrap-up; The Secret Cabal Episode 135: Watson & Holmes, Star Wars Rebellion and Playing to Your Potential; The Cardboard Herald Episode 28: Scott Almes - Tiny Epic Designer; The D6 Generation Episode 213: Ronnie & Mantic Games Origin Story plus Terrain then and Now; The Rolistes Episode 20 (Part 2) : Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob; Singled Out Episode 34: Vengeance 2017 Round Up; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Bonus Episode 1: Board Game Backstories; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 106: CMON Expo; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 25: The UK Games Expo Preview; Forgot My Dice Episode 11 (18) : It’s Moments Like This Where I Want This to be a Solo Show; 40K Radio Episode 15: 8th Edition Preview Roundup Part 1; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 14: In the Not Too Distant Future; Nerdherders Episode 105: Star Wars by the Numbers; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 210: Glenbrook Games Painting Services; Plaid Hat Games Podcast: Out of the Box Edge of the Empire Part 2; and Game Classy 138: Sigmar Skirmish!

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But, but but... it's Wednesday!
I know. I know. But this has been a strange week. Got home from the Expo the other day and spent the first part of Monday at the mechanic to get my car checked out. Then got home and found that, due to a crack in my tub underneath my bathmat, water had been leaking into my bedroom closet. Apparently, it's been doing it for a while, since the carpet and several boxes were moldy (I lost a whole box of 3.5 and a couple 4.0 D&D books). Then there was the server migration and... yeah, I am ready for the weekend. So, as I sit, waiting for the repairmen to come over to resurface my bathtub, I'm going to pop on some gaming podcasts. Yes, it's a day late, but better late than never.

Today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 209: Vexillia Card Games; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 24: Dark Souls, Farsight, Petrichor, Ravage and Exit; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 105: Crossfire Road with Emerson; Gamers Lounge Episode 137: A bit of a mystery; Mantic Radio Episode 9; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 118: 2017 Summer Movie Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 27: Reiner Knizia, designer of ALL THE GAMES; Lords of the Dungeon 3: On Rails vs Sandbox Campaigns; Singled Out Episode 33: Talking Season 3 Brewers with Sherwin; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 98: Yokohama; Tales of Malifaux 55; and News of the North - 2017-05-16.

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A new work week, and a new month is underway. The first day's over with, so let's keep the train rolling. To help it all go by quickly, here's some gaming podcasts to listen to.

This week we have: Primecast Episode 43; Man Battlestations Episode 18; The Drift Podcast Episode 1: An Interview with Rob McCreary; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 23 part 2: Questions from the Mail Bag; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 13.5: Marie-Claude Bourbonnais and Benson Green Interviews; Cheated Fates Radio Episode 4: ITC US Team B; 40K Radio Episode 14; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 206: Salute 2017: The Interviews; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 207: Salute 2017 Debrief + Snakes & Lattes (yup, they were busy this week) ; Epic Gaming Nite Podcast Episode 103: The stories board games create!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 97: Viticulture and When to Kickstart; Singled Out Episode 31: Talking Theron and Hunters Fluff with Sherwin; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Podcast Episode 117: Ethnos, Unfair, and The Captain is Dead; The Cardboard Herald Episode 25: Chris Bryan of Board With Life; The D6 Generation Episode 212: The Expanse Board Game Preview & Assault of the Giants Review; The Secret Cabal Express 25: The Three Amigos play ’The This or That Game’; and News of the North - 2016-05-02.

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I don't know about you, but my Monday went by in a flash. It seemed I'd just clocked in when it was already almost time to go. But having a very busy day will do that. And that means this whole week is going to rush by, since I'm certainly busy. And while I work on these various proofing and writing projects, I've got some gaming podcasts to listen to.

This week we have: Game Classy Episode 136: Look Who’s Back; Plan of ATK! Episode 1; The Secret Cabal Episode 133: 51st State, Mombasa and So Many Favorites; The D6 Generation Episode 211: Guerrilla Miniature Games & Miniature Agnostic Games; The Cardboard Herald Episode 24: Kevin "QXC" Riley, pro-Starcraft player turned game designer; The Rolistes Podcast Episode 20 (Part 2) : Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob; Gamers Lounge Episode 136: Drowned Earth; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 102: Planning & Strategy; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 23 part 1: Mars, Tsuro and Planetarium; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 205: The EPIC Show; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 2; Forgot My Dice Episode 9 (16) : Retroactive Spoiler Alert; Nerdherders Episode 104: Adepticon 2017 Recap; Altar of War Episode 3; and News of the North – 2017-04-25.

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We've made it past Monday. The work-week is well underway. Most of us are at our jobs, looking to get through the day. To help them go along faster, I've found that gaming podcasts help. Hopefully they help you, too.

Today in the Roundup we've got: The Cardboard Herald Episode 22: Sebastian Koziner: designer, artist, and Argentinian publisher; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 60: Last Time on Guild Ball; Singled Out Episode 29: Off The Season 3 Scrapheap; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 203: Pig Iron Productions; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 100: 100!!!!; Forgot My Dice Episode 8(15) : Hey Dawg I Heard You Like Landmines; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 13: Austin, We Have a Problem – Adepticon Live Show; Plaid Hat Games Podcast: The House on Carver Hill, Parts 3 and 4; Adeptus Infernus Episode 039; The Secret Cabal Episode 132: Anachrony, Nippon and A Short Topic Extravaganza; and News of the North – 2017-04-11.

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It's Valentine's Day.
I'm single.
Moving on...
If you're looking to help today and the rest of the week go by a bit faster, I would recommend listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Touring Metal Band Fiasco 02; Game Classy 132: We’re back baby; The Cardboard Herald Episode 14: Bruno Cathala: Prolific Designer Extraordinaire; Episode 18 (Part 4 – The Final One) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 56: We Get Email; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 91: Mix & Match; Cheated Fates Radio Episode 3; TireKicker Episode 7: Dragon Thrones; Forgot My Dice Episode 4 (11); Meeples & Miniatures Episode 195: Panzer Mech; and News of the North – 2017-02-14.

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We're once more into Tuesday. The work week is well underway. Now, we just need to keep the productivity train rolling and before we know it, we'll be back at the weekend. I know something that helps me through is some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Podcast Touring Rock Band: Part 1; News of the North: 2017-02-07; Man Battlestations Episode 15; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 11: XXX Marks the Spot; The Cardboard Herald Episode 13: Jesper Myrfors: Artist & Original Art Director for Magic: The Gathering; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 111: The Castles of Burgundy The Card Game, Flying Squirrels and Our Awesome Wives; The Hub Systems Episode 30: 2017 Musings; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 91: Board Games & Chill; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 18: New Angeles, Santorini and Games We're Looking Forward to in 2017; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 194: Oathsworn Miniatures; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 91: The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire.

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And we're back in the office after a long weekend. You know, when it comes to long weekends, I prefer having Monday off as opposed to Friday. Reason being is you've got a long weekend and then a short week. Gets you back to the weekend that much quicker. What can also help the week go by quicker is listening to some gaming podcasts while you work.

So, here's some ways to make your week go by faster: The Cardboard Herald Episode 10: John Weddleton of Bosco's, Jack's hometown FLGS; The Rolistes Episode 18 (Part 2) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 54: The Show Must Go On; Gamers Lounge Episode 135: Star Wars Destiny & Netrunner; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 88: The Avery Attack!; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 17: DOOM, Mech vs. Minions and Timeline; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 191: The Veteran Wargamer + Commands & Colors Review; Forgot My Dice Episode 2 (9) : So Shatnery; Plaid Hat Games Podcast Winter Break - Part 2; Game Classy Episode 131: Hard Sci-Fi; and News of the North – 2017-01-17.

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We're making our way through the week and through the final couple days of the year, even. At this point of the year, I'm sure you're probably tired of hearing those jingling bells and about how grandma got run over by those reindeer. So maybe grab your headphones and get your ears full of gaming podcasts, instead.

This week we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 108: Star Wars Destiny, Paris Connection in the 4th Anniversary Show; News of the North – 2016-12-20; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 52: I Heart Parmos; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 188: Dr Harry Sidebottom; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 88: Tikal and The Lists; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 84: Top 10 games of 2016; Cheated Fates Radio Episode 1; Masters of the Forge: Altar of War: Episode 1; Primecast Episode 39; and Game Classy Episode 129: Doom.

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Since it's after Thanksgiving, we've got Christmas music playing here in the office. But you can only hear Jimmy Durante sing about Frosty so many times. As such, we'll switch out to gaming podcasts so as to not get grandma run over by those reindeer again.

This week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 35: Reapercon and painting on the go with guest host Mocha, Primecast Episode 38, Game Classy 128: Game Classy 1.5, Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 13, News of the North – 2016-12-06, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 21: Its good to try new things, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 107: The Fog of War interview with Geoff Engelstein and BGG Con Recap, Singled Out Episode 20: Guild Changes In Season 3, The Kick Off Episode 22: A Untimely One, Gamers Lounge Episode 132: Star Wars: Rebellion, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 186: Spartan Games Dystopian World Expansion, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 87: Haspelknecht, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 82: Long Games, TireKicker Podcast Episode 5: Codename: Colossus, and 40K Radio Episode 8.

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It's time once again to get you some gaming podcasts to listen to. Helps to get through the day when you can't actually do any gaming, but you still have gaming on the mind.

This week we have: Singled Out Episode 19: Changes In Season 3 With Jamie Perkins, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 50: Just 5 Hours on Season 3 (part 1), Guild Ball Tonight Episode 51: Just 5 Hours on Season 3 (part 2), Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 81: Hype!, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 15: Knightmare Live, Legends Untold, and Mansions of Madness, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 185: Banter from the Bunker: Mid-November 2016, After Ullanor Episode 0, After Ullanor Episode 1, 40K Radio Episode 7: The Graham Files, and News of the North – 2016-11-29.

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It's Election Day here in the US.
... ... ...
Ok, so here's some gaming podcasts so you can plug your ears and go, "LALALALAAA! Anything else to listen to!" and hopefully avoid all the nonsense going on with the government. I do hope you go out and vote (I did a week or so ago) and do your part, but geeze... I'm gonna be glad when it's all over.

Today in the Roundup we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 223: Community, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 182: Gripping Beast & Swordpoint, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 85- Mystic Vale and Capstone Games Hot Seat, Guild Ball Tonight Podcast Episode 48: If Pintpot Picked a Pickled Pint, Who Cares Who Wins Podcast Episode 20: Are they a T---, Singled Out Podcast Episode 17: Talking Alchemists with Maria Wieland, The Kick Off Episode 21: A Short One, Gamers Lounge Ep 130: Kingdom Death Monster Review, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 78: Board Gamer Wives, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13: AireCon, Mysterium, Two Rooms and a Boom, Mantic Radio Episode 7, Anonymous Tabletop Episode 8: Everyday is Halloween?, and News of the North – 2016-11-08.

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I can already tell this week is going to be a long one. Not that Monday was bad, by any real stretch, but it just seemingly took forever. Even as I'm typing this now, it feels like I should be a lot closer to the end of the day than I am. But I'm sure we'll all make it through. Something that'll certainly help is listening to some gaming podcasts. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 220: Language, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 104: Mansions of Madness, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Qwixx, Karibou Camp and Rant, The Kick Off Episode 20: Back to Batreps, Epic Gaming Night Episode 75: Brew the best with Brian Beyke, Singled Out Episode 16: Talking Engineers with Pash, Ice Cream For Everyone: Celebrating The Rolistes Gaming Podcast’s One Year Anniversary with Kalum, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Interview: Richard Denning talks Nine Worlds and UK Games Expo, Nerdherders – Episode 8 (98): Class Is In Session, News of the North – 2016-10-18, and Primecast Episode 37.

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Monday is over and we're now working our way through Tuesday. Hopefully the start of your week went by pretty smoothly. As we enter the middle three days of the week, let's keep the time rolling on by with some gaming podcasts. So, without further ado...

Today we have: Guild Ball Tonight Episode 46: Bill Champions Aesthetics, The Kick Off – Episode 19 – We are Gentlemens, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 180 – Combat Patrol, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 73 Board Game Revews with Dan King, D6 Generation: Lost Chapters Found – Episode 1, 40K Radio – Episode 6: The Adeptisode, Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 218: Debate, Man Battlestations Episode 11, and Geeks of the North Episode 33 – Miniature materials.

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Monday is over. Tuesday is half-done, itself. We're working our way through the work week just fine, headed towards the joy of another weekend. To help the time go along, let's listen in to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Primecast Episode 36, Game Classy 123: Kill Teamz, News of the North – 2016-09-27, Singled Out Episode 14 – Cambridge Autumn Showdown, The Independent Characters: Unbound – Episode 2, Nerdherders Episode 7 (97): Super Dudes and Super Duds, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 178 – An Apology to Rob Burman, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 179 – Aurelian, Freejumper and…? (yup, two shows this week), and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 82- Scythe and Board Game Cafes.

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Monday's gone and we're making our way through Tuesday. I'm hoping things are going well for you this week. I know a good podcast can help time go by before we get back to the weekend. And I've got a whole list of gaming podcasts for you today (as is tradition for Tuesdays). Remember, if you know of a podcast you'd like added to the roundup, send it in to news@tabletopgamingnews.com and we can add it to the list.

In this batch we have: News of the North – 2016-09-20, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 45: No Obuluses, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 19 – Lox joins us to talk season 5 (cos he says nowt about season 3), Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 71 Becoming the Betrayer, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 11: Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games Split, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 178 – Hobby News Special, and The Kick Off – Episode 18 – Getting the Stride TIGHT.

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Tuesday already? Seems it was just Monday yesterday.
Oh... yeah, I guess it being Tuesday makes sense, then. Carry on.
And while you're carrying on (my wayward son or not), you should give a listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: The Hub Systems Episode 26: The Icarus Project, Game Classy 122: Steve’s predictions blow up in his face, The Kick Off – Episode 17 – What We Did this Summer, Singled Out Episode 13 – Newbie Mistakes Part 2, 40k Radio Episode 5: What’s the Deal with Deathwatch?, Nerdherders – Episode 96: GenCon 2016 Road Trip, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 81- Inis, Renegade Game Studio Contest, and Geek Out Volume 2, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 70 Plaid Hat Games with Colby, and News of the North – 2016-09-13.

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Welcome back to the work week, for those of you that had yesterday off. For those of us that were working, well, good on us. We've made it through the first day of the week. Just gotta keep up the pace and we'll make it back to the weekend sooner than we think. Something that always helps me is listening to gaming podcasts. Let's see what ones we'll be hearing this week.

Today we have: Mantic Radio – Episode 5, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 44: So Long Summer, The Hub Systems Podcast Episode 25: Firestorm Armada Tactica: Relthoza, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 69: Dudes on a Map, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 10: Chronicles of Aerthe and Dungeons & Dragons, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 177 – Imperial Skies, Man Battlestations Episode 10, and News of the North – 2016-09-06.

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Monday seemed to fly by, if you ask me. That's not a complaint, mind you. I'm sure most of us would agree that "wow, Monday went by in a flash" is to be seen as a good thing. The work week's gotten underway and we can settle in for the next couple days. To help the rest go by as quick as possible, it's good to listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 214: Potential, Game Classy 121: Gen Con ’16 Part 2, 40K Radio – Episode 4, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 80 - Cry Havoc and Our Still Gotta’ Get/Play List, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 68 Out to pasture, and News of the North – 2016-08-30.

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So yeah, while Monday follows the weekend, so does Tuesday follow Monday and we work our way fully into the week. Eventually we'll swing back around and get to the weekend. Personally, I'm looking to try and do some cooking this weekend. I've not really cooked anything major in a while. I need to change that. Also, Guild Ball on Friday, hopefully. So there's that.

But before we can get there, we need to finish up what we've got going on here. In this case, it's our Podcast Roundup.

Today we have: Guild Ball Tonight Episode 43: The Long Con, Singled Out Podcast Episode 12 – Designing Veterans with Jamie Perkins, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 176 – Honours of War, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 67 Board Game Blitz - Part 1, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 67 Board Game Blitz - Part 2, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 9: Gen Con 2016, Game Classy 120: Gen Con ’16 Part 1, News of the North – 2016-08-23, Lost Hemisphere Radio ep114: The Gen Con Interviews, Tales of Malifaux 37, Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 213 Gen Con Recap 2016, and Primecast Episode 35.

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We have survived through another Monday. The work week's nicely underway and we can start to focus on next weekend. For me, a friend's got a Board Game Day going on at the library they work at. So I'll be taking some stuff out there that I picked up at Gen Con and hopefully getting some games in with them. If not, I'm sure I'll be playing something good.

As for today, we've got our various podcasts, as well as some video recaps from Gen Con.

Specifically, it's: The Hub Systems Podcast Episode 24 - Firestorm Armada Tactica: Sorylians, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 79- Junk Art and GenCon 2016, CONTEST!, Nerdherders Episode 95: Now With 50% Fewer Ingredients!, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 66 Post Gencon News, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 8, The Rolistes Episode 13 – The One About Me, Me, Me, Meee… (With Awesome Feats), News of the North – 2016-08-16, Through Gamer Goggles Gen Con Coverage.

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Yesterday, to get home from Gen Con, we drove for about 13 hours. We went from Indy to Atlanta via Memphis. We had to drop off a friend at his place. We'd picked him up on the way, too, but we split the trip into 2 parts. The way back was just one long burn down the road. Fun fact: There's not really much to see driving from Atlanta to Memphis and then Memphis to Indianapolis. Whole lotta nothing right there. So having something good to listen to went a long way when conversation died down. If you've got a long drive coming up, or just a long day at the office, perhaps some gaming podcasts can help you out.

Today in our Roundup we've got: Geeks of the North Episode 32 – Cotton anniversary, World’s End Radio Episode #88 – The Rogue Traders, Adeptus Infernus 034, Through Gamer Goggles Gen Con 2016 Coverage 1: Blood and Plunder, News of the North – 2016-08-09, Who Cares Who Wins Bushido Special – with Chris and Chris (No Guild Ball), Mantic Radio – Episode 4, 40K Radio – Episode 3, and 40K Radio – Special Report – Codex: Deathwatch.

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By the time you read this, I will be gone...
Gone on my way to Indy, that is. My ride's going to be picking me up and we're headed out. Gotta make a couple stops first to pick up last-minute supplies, but other than that, it's on the road. You know what will make the long drive better? Some podcasts to listen to in the car to get us all pumped up for the show. Good thing we've got a whole bunch of them in this week's roundup.

Such as: Game Classy 119: Trek’s in the Box, Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 9, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 78- My Village and GenCon 2016 Preview, TireKicker Podcast – Episode 4, Anonymous Tabletop – Episode 6: Gotta Catch ‘Em All, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 175 – Halo Ground Command & Historicon 2016, The Rolistes Podcast Episode 12 – An Evening With Monte Cook & Other RPG Memories, Singled Out Episode 11 – The Big League, and News of the North – 2016-08-02.

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Here we find ourselves once again deposited in Tuesday. It's my first day back actually in the office in a little more than a week. While traveling is alright, it's also nice to get back to the regular routine. Nothing like doing other things for a week or so to make you appreciate the "normal" stuff.

Speaking of "normal", we "normally" have a podcast roundup on Tuesdays... and this Tuesday is no different. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 62 Cult of the New, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 173 – Miniature Wargaming: The Movie, and News of the North - 2016-07-12.

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