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Rahdo Talks Through

By Richard Ham
A podcast all about boardgames, hosted by Richard "Rahdo" Ham
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Rahdo Rounds Up►►► March 2021

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(RPP) Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 88
•••[2:26] Games Q&A►►► Shadowrun Crossfire advice? Joining the channel? YouTube thumbs down? Rahdo's executive privilege? Least fave mechanism? Changing tastes? Former top100s I dislike now? Fave thing to do on the channel? Fave boardgame reviewer? Short vs long games? What's missing in civ games? Podcast question deadline? Troyes not cutthroat? What should I have covered? Biggest letdown of 2022? Fave marvel champion villains? Design a marvel champions hero? Randomness in the LOOP? What does Jen hate about co-ops? 1 game 10 expansions, or 10 games, no expansions? Fave boardgame convention memories? Top 3 of 2022 so far? What games do we disagree on?  •••[1:46:36] Personal Q&A►►► Top 3 fictional villains? Sam Harris? Spider-Man No Way Home? Wood endeavors? She-Hulk CGI? What will make us move back to EU? Pitch meeting? Jen's WoW? Doggos! Political compass test! •••Send your questions to
September 24, 2022
Hey everybody, episode 88 of the podcast will be coming this weekend after some more editing, but in the meantime, here's the bonus content that took place "around" the live recording of 88... some unboxing, some chitchat and some Q&A. NOTE: the actual podcast content is snipped out, so this is just all the extras! :)
September 23, 2022
Go behind the scenes during from the live broadcast to get some more boardgame content, some pop culture content, and see the FULL story of the practical joke played on us during the show! :)
September 16, 2022
The R&R Show #50 - Top 10 Roll & Writes
Ruel and I talk one of our favourite genres and get a bit of a practical joke played on us in our 50th episode! :)
September 16, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #7
Hey folks, it's the show where I talk about games that are ending their campaigns instead of starting them! 11 games to blaze through this week :)
September 13, 2022
Ruel and I went deep on some hot button topics in this extended episode, plus updates on how we're doing plumbing and podiatry-wise :)
September 07, 2022
The R&R Show #49 - Top 10 Racing Games
Hopefully you'll find some fun surprises in this audio version of Ruel's and my most recent top10 list! :)
September 07, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games in August 2022
Grant Lyon is back listing his favourite five games of the last month, and I had no idea he played so many games... way more than us!!!
September 03, 2022
August 2022 Round Up
27 games talked about this month in the roundup, and here's the audio version! Lots of good stuff, including some top10 of the year candidates! :)
September 01, 2022
Crowd Sorcery Episode 6
Here's the audio version of the bi-weekly show where i tell you about all of the coolest crowdfunding games, ending soon. Some are ending VERY SOON this month, do don't delay! :)
August 31, 2022
In addition to the regular show, we dove deep into ruel's recent plumbing problems, as well as my podiatry problems! Plus a new Ruel Ranks, top3 and a lot of Q&A catchup!
August 31, 2022
The R&R Show #48
It's a ding & dent big savings-centric episode this month for the games we'd buy right now! :)
August 31, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Ep87, Part II
•••Personal Q&A►►► Beagles (continued)? Staying positive? 80's nostalgia? Stranger Things? Where do we get news? Jen's Words of Wisdom? Spoilers for Star Trek Brave New Worlds? Spoilers for Pandemic Legacy 1, 2 and 0? •••Send your questions to
August 21, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Ep87, Part I
This episode sponsored by •••[3:47] Games Q&A►►► Changing game rankings? Oathsworn? Plunderous? Rahdo merch update? Dominion expansions? Adding new folks to the channel? Identifying what makes a game special? Crowd Sorcery? Channel growth? Carnegie? Free Radicals? Marvel Champions expansions? Positive player interaction? Time in games? Playing with neice & nephew? Audience metric for podcast? Bad teaching experiences? Dreaming about board games? Marvel Champions verisimilitude? MC vs other LCGs? MC soloing? MC ranking? MC theme change? Expansions effect on rankings? Masking objectionable themes?  •••[1:40:24] Personal Q&A►►► Killing Eve? Forward Party? Vaccines? Yang? Exotic animals? SCUBA diving experiences? Kevin Smith? Penn Jillette? Atheism? Roadtripper! Podcast future? Beagles? Abrupt ending? •••Send your questions to
August 19, 2022
August Podcast Outtakes
On Aug 16th, I live streamed recording a portion of the latest Rahdo Talks Through podcast and a new episode of crowd sorcery. But in addition to that I did a big game unboxing and a fair bit of chitchat with the crowd, and this audio file is all of that extra chitchat! :)
August 17, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #5
Only 5 new games to talk about closing in the next few weeks on crowdfunding platforms, which is ironic as this is episode 5 of Crowd Sorcery, the audio edition! :)
August 17, 2022
RvR Outtakes August (Q&A, chitchat, Gencon report)
Hey everybody, this week Ruel and I had some fun live streaming Citytrip Brugge for an hour, but we also spent an hour or so chatting, talking Gencon, behind the scenes stuff, etc. So I figured I'd take just those bits (not the runthrough and final thoughts) and post them on the podcast channel! :)
August 11, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games in July 2022
Okay, a new video (the first episode of a new series for the channel) just went up on Youtube, so here it is in audio form! Take it away Grant! :)
August 08, 2022
July 2022 Roundup
hey everybody, over 26 games are talked about in this month's roundup, and here's the audio file! :)
August 04, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #4
9 Games coming to a close on crowdfunding platforms in the next 2 weeks that I think are of note, and here's the audio file where I talk about 'em! :)
August 04, 2022
Top 10 Gencon "Must Have" Games
Just a quick little top10 (and then a second top10) to call out the best of the best at Genon 2022 :)
July 29, 2022
RTT 86 Extras
Hey everybody, here's an extra hour or so of chatchat that was recorded while I was streaming the podcast recording for RTT episode 86 :)
July 29, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 86
This episode sponsored by  (booth 2569 at Gencon!) •••[3:56] Games Q&A►►► Revive? Pandemic next step? Podcast archive? Game expansion storage? Reddit and lurking? Fave designers trying something new? Fave game with theme I don't like? Agricola draft variant? Rahdo merch update? Memory in games? Card game versions vs original? Marvel Champions base game? Next step for Marvel Champions? Adam in Wales? What happens to my collection if i quit boardgaming? Can't find specific game runthrough? Our best games performance? Jen's feelings about podcast? Dealing with worst parts of multiplayer gaming? Meta-gaming?   •••[1:10:00] Personal Q&A►►► Chicken update! Kauai? What's next for women's rights? Democrats culpability? Vaccine efficacy? Mom. Aging parents? Alaska trip? Jen's glass game pieces? Jen's words of wisdom. DOGGOs! Spoilers for Kenobi. •••Send your questions to
July 29, 2022
In addition to the top10 list, we have (for me) a very surprising double ruel ranks and a very fun this-or-that, and I tell a tale of hymenoptera horror!
July 27, 2022
The R&R Show #47
I love ruel's picks in this month's R&R... i went cult-of-the-new, and he picks some "should be" modern classics! :)
July 27, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #3
Okay, if you couldn't make it for the live stream today on Twitch, no worries! Here's the Crowd Sorcery ep I filmed live (9 cool games whose campaigns end in the next two weeks), and soon we'll have the latest Rahdo Talks Through podcast ep as well! :)
July 19, 2022
In addition to talking about our most anticipated games, we also spend a fair bit of time talking about the Alaska trip in this extended episode, answer some Q's, and do a new top3! :)
July 13, 2022
The R&R Show #46 - Most Anticipated Games of the 2nd Half of 2022
Hurrah, I didn't accidentally delete the latest episode of the R&R Show, and I also had a great time digging through games to find the ones I'm most excited about for the rest of the year! :)  
July 13, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #2
We're still on the road in Alaska for one more day, and this morning I filmed a fast [b]ep #2 for Crowd Sorcery[/b], where I talk about the 7 best games ending their crowdfunding runs over the next 2 weeks (sorry for the audio at the end, d'oh!) 
July 06, 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► June 2022
We only played 10 new games this month, but they were 10 fantastic games! And with all the contributors we're actually talking about more than 20 in this episode :-)
July 01, 2022
The R&R Show #45 | Top 10 Games We'd Buy RIGHT NOW!!
Ooops, forgot to post the "rahdo patreon podcast" version of this week's R&R the other day! just one more mistake in a series of unfortunate events related to this episode!  
July 01, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #1
Hey everybody, I tried out filming a new show format today while I was live on Twitch, and posted it today! Let me know what you think... it's been awhile since I rolled out something new! :)
June 23, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 85
This episode sponsored by •••[3:56] Games Q&A►►► Games the audience didn't get? Rahdo Merch? Unranked games added to Caper Europe? The Spiel Foundation? Board game libraries? My leaving boardgame Reddit? Rahdo voter stats? Best BGG features? Low vote games? Fave cthulhu game? Game turnoffs? Preferred RPG classes? •••[1:10:00] Personal Q&A►►► Chicken egg laying? State of the pandemic? DvH? Immortal marriage? Climate change in travel? Fave pantheon? Useless skills? DNRs, wills, etc.? Jens WoW? DOGGOS! •••Send your questions to
June 17, 2022
In addition to the grande finale of the top100, this episode also marks a big change for the show as well, and we go into detail in the extended episode!  
June 08, 2022
The R&R Show #44 - Top 10 Games of All Time! :)
It's taken almost half a year, but @ruelgaviola and I have finally finished the R&R top 100 with this week's 10 greatest games of all time R&R episode! #phew!  
June 08, 2022
Oh my did things go off the rails during the filming of this month's Roundup, and you can experience it all here with over an hour of extra stuff!
June 02, 2022
May 2022 Roundup
So many games to talk about I lost track of them! 27? 28? and then two bonus ones from Kimberly as well, so 30 in the end! Yowza!
June 02, 2022
The R&R Show #43 - Best Crowdfunding of June '22
Hey everybody, this week we're trying a new approach to Crowdfunding reporting, and ended up talking about 35 games for the month of June! YIKES! :)
June 01, 2022
In addition to the crowdfunding stuff (35 GAMES TALKED ABOUT) we also did some show maintenance, a tough top 3, and some fun ThisOrThat this week! :)  
June 01, 2022
The R&R Show #42 - Top 10 Games We'd Buy RIGHT NOW! (May 2022)
I was especially pleased with some of the choices we made in this episode... might be our strongest "buy right now" list yet!
May 25, 2022
We mixed things up this week, starting with long Q&A, and the after the show doing some top3s and a this-or-that!
May 25, 2022
RTT #84 Extras
Hey everybody, here's an extra almost 2 hours of jibber jabber I recorded before and after episode 84 of the regular podcast. Bear in mind, the podcast episode content is not in this audio file... this is all of the extra "cutting room floor" stuff for folks who like such stuff... chit chat with the audience, a lot more Q&A, show prep, and an unboxing of Dice Realms (and more conversation about that game!) :)
May 23, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 84
This episode sponsored by •••[3:12] Games Q&A►►► Should pubs put out digital versions? Should pubs put out PnPs? Cards in cards? RRT YouTube shownotes? ? Secret word contests? Final thoughts? Ranking ? Responding to questions? Narrative in euros? ThinkerThemer's recent VW video? Lifestyle games? Downtime mitigation? Games we're best at?    •••[1:24:15] Personal Q&A►►► Star Wars strengths? Fear? Krystal & Saagar? Twitter? Why is Last Jedi the best star war? Bluetooth speaker? Frugality problems? Alpha dogs? Dr. Strange & Moonknight? Star Trek show rankings? Dire Straits? Jens WoW? DOGGOS!    •••Send your questions to
May 23, 2022
Okay after last weeks pop culture diversion, this week we're focusing more on games in the extended edition of the show, with a few ranks, some board game art talk, and more! :)
May 17, 2022
The R&R Show #41 - Top 100 Games (20-11)
Ruel and I get together for another 10 games in our t100 countdown, and oh man are these games great! (no surprise considering where we are on the list). My biggest surprise was that Ruel snagged some of my faves for himself!
May 17, 2022
Top 10 of 2021 Revisited EXTENDED EDITION
Here's the final top10 for 2021, plus a bunch of extra stuff streamed live on may 11th by yours truly. Enjoy! :)
May 12, 2022
Top 10 Games of 2021, Revisited!
Okay everybody, it's time for the yearly "top10 of the previous year, this time for sure" revisit video, and 4 new games have stepped in to take their spot as the best of the best, imo. Plus we did some Q&A afterwards! :)
May 12, 2022
Okay, in the preshow today we went pretty heavy into pop culture stuff, plus an update on my medical status of course! :)
May 10, 2022
The R&R Show #40 - Top 100 Games of All Time (30-21)
Hey everybody, we're getting closer and closer to the end of the top100 games of all time. what will we do then?!?!?
May 10, 2022
The mic failed a couple times of course (new cable is on the way but won't arrive until friday!) but otherwise things went fairly well in todays gonzo show where we tackled another food subject and ruel ranked a couple of great games! :)
May 04, 2022
The R&R Show #39 - Top 100 Games (40-31)
Folks, no worries about the opening where I talk about my extreme dizziness for the last few days... doc says it's BPPV and very treatable. I posted more about it at the as ruel promised, and now on with the show! :)
May 04, 2022
RTT Update
just a quick recording to let everyone know that while i accidentally took the podcast offline last night right after I uploaded the latest roundup, it's all fixed now so you can get back to listening! :)
May 03, 2022
April 2022 Roundup EXTENDED EDITION
Alright folks, last month I tried out including the extended edition of the monthly round up, where i do some additional stuff and you get more behind the scenes raw rahdo (for lack of a better term). I thought maybe this wouldn't work because one of the things I do in these extended eps is unbox stuff, which isn't great to listen to maybe? BUT it seems last month that over half of you chose the extended edition. But hey, that was the first try... you didn't know what you were getting into. Let's try again and this time you'll know what to expect, and I'll check the stats to see if you came back for more. One other thing, I had some technical difficulties at the start of this stream... mic quit again, which is why things start out a bit weird! :)
May 03, 2022
April 2022 Roundup
Okay, the 10th anniversary month is over, and here's what we played during said month! :) Also, no one commented one way or the other if they wanted to keep the extended version of the roundups in the feed, but the stats say that the majority of folks preferred the extended edition. So that's back now too! :)
May 03, 2022
In addition to talking crowdfunding games, this week we do a tough top 3, ruel reveals a never before seen side of himself, and i mess everything up on the recording schedule! :)  
April 27, 2022
The R&R Show #38 - Top 10 Upcoming Kickstarters (May 2022)
There's some really exceptional projects coming in the next few weeks, and Ruel and I are here to tell you about the best that we found! And one big final announcement for the channel for the 10th anniversary month! :)  
April 27, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode #83 (Apr 2022)
This Episode Sponsored by The Paradox Initiative Check it out at Ali's Narrative Variant Geeklist: [0:00] Intro •••[4:03] Games Q&A►►► Everdell rating? More story in euros? Remote gaming? Polyominos? Tulpenfieber? Attacking in fave games? Soloing darker themes? Gold West mancala? Deckbuilding in Agricola vs Magic? Burgundy Deluxe edition? Mainstream sponsors? Melodice? New ideas for legacy games? Board game trading? Colonization theme in board games? Catan? Top 5 classics? Alternate contest entry? Prime + Twitch? Deeper game analysis videos? Stardew Valley? Ark Nova? Killing in games? Rahdo retiring in 5? •••[1:34:43] Personal Q&A►►► Post scarcity when? Severance? Religion in a post scarcity world? Max pets? Preferred immortality length? Newlywed tips? My half sister? 2p trick takers (sorry should have been in the games section)? Breakfast food? Retirement passing the time? Blown Away? Jen’s WOW? Doggos! •••Send your questions to
April 21, 2022
The R&R Show #37 - top 10 games we'd buy right now
It's a total coincidence, but how about celebrating the 10 year anniversary off the channel by getting 10% off for a week?! :)
April 20, 2022
In addition to the normal show, this week we do a new top3, a deep love shoutout, a new ruel ranks, and some Q&A! :)
April 20, 2022
The R&R Show #36 | Top 100 Games (50-41)
This week Ruel and I crack our top 50 games of all time as the ultimate countdown continues (and ruel tries out his hand modeling skills) :)  
April 12, 2022
It's the return of the R&R-gument, some more this or that, and a bit of trivia to round up the ongoing countdown of Ruel's and my top100 games of all time! :)  
April 12, 2022
Oh my! Ruel and I had a LOT of segments to catup up with in the pre-show today, and I really enjoyed the conversation I must say! :)  
April 06, 2022
The R&R Show #35 - Top 100 Games (60-51)
The games keep getting better every week in our ongoing t100 countdown, but that's to be expected I reckon! :)
April 06, 2022
March 2022 Round Up EXTENDED EDITION
Another month, and another big bunch of games to talk about! This time, I'm also posting the full live extended episode from Twitch, so it includes additional Q&A, some unboxings, and other silliness. Let me know if you don't think this should be on the podcast and you'd prefer to stick to just the main show! :)
April 01, 2022