When a new podcast lands in my feed I always look for an episode where the hosts take some time and introduce themselves. It’s a good way to get to know the tone of the show as the hosts get comfortable with podcasting. Crowned Heathens is a new general-interest gaming podcast and their introductory/‘get to know you’ entry is their second episode—where hosts Marissa, Matt and Sacco talk about the games that made them gamers. That includes talk about Jade Empire, Crash Bandicoot, and Final Fantasy IX, among others.
Crowned Heathens works well because the banter between hosts is light, fun, and their format thus far centers around one big topic followed by a discussion of what they’re currently playing. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this crew as they really get rolling. While their podcast is new, the three hosts also have a YouTube channel where their current series has Marissa playing Dragon Age Inquisition “as” Matt, trying to predict what choice he’d make if he were playing (and he gets to judge the decisions in real-time).