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Rahdo Talks Through

By Richard Ham

A podcast all about boardgames, hosted by Richard "Rahdo" Ham
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November Roundup Extras
November Roundup Extras
Hey everybody, here's a podcast episode for all of the non-roundup stuff that was streamed live the other day while I was recording the November roundup :)
01:23:53
December 01, 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► November 2022 (26 games in 69 minutes!)
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► November 2022 (26 games in 69 minutes!)
Hey everybody, this roundup has two firsts, both of which I'm super happy & excited about! (plus a lot of game to talk about and rank as well!)
01:14:37
December 01, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games of October 2022
Grant's Greatest Games of October 2022
OOPS, sorry folks, someone just told me that i've been forgetting to upload audio podcast files for Grants's monthly show, and since the first two episode got basically the same # of listens as the monthly roundup, I guess I should caught up! So here's October's episode! :)
16:06
November 23, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games of September 2022
Grant's Greatest Games of September 2022
OOPS, sorry folks, someone just told me that i've been forgetting to upload audio podcast files for Grants's monthly show, and since the first two episode got basically the same # of listens as the monthly roundup, I guess I should caught up! So here's September's episode! :)
16:34
November 23, 2022
The R&R Show #54
The R&R Show #54
Well, I didn't expect the waterworks to turn on so strong when we set out to do our "top10 games we're most thankful for", but I guess it was inevitable! :)
51:08
November 23, 2022
The R&R Show #54 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #54 EXTENDED EDITION
In addition to our weepy top10, this extended edition has a bunch of Q&A, a stumped games sommelier and I think the longest Ruel Ranks to date! :)
02:17:52
November 23, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #12
Crowd Sorcery #12
It's not too surprising that so many cool Kickstarter games are ending soon, as publishers are trying to grab eyeballs before the holidays. Here's my top picks of the ones closing down in November! :)
22:40
November 22, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 90
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 90
This episode sponsored by http://paradox.rahdo.com :) •••[2:35] Games Q&A►►► Orleans vs Altiplano? Marrakesh? Sequel sales? Marvel Snap? Oathsworn? Top 5 mechanisms for one genre? Egizia? Endgame in final thoughts? Crowd Sorcery overlooking games? Bohnanza-style hand management? Podcast ads? Rahdo & Turczi? Post retirement gaming? Gamer glass? Flat game endings?    •••[1:28:25] Personal Q&A►►► Vanlife in USA vs EU? She-Hulk audience? Political compass part II? Eggs? Funniest word? Jen's words of wisdom? Doggos! Spoilers for Rings of Power, Andor & House of the Dragon?    •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com
02:03:33
November 20, 2022
The R&R Show #53
The R&R Show #53
Ruel has good news and we've got some super deals on some on sale games in this month's R&R show :)
34:60
November 16, 2022
The R&R Show #53 EXTENDED GAMEPLAY
The R&R Show #53 EXTENDED GAMEPLAY
Big news for Ruel and me, plus some very fun segments as we play catchup, and of course recording the latest R&R show :)
02:05:33
November 16, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #11
Crowd Sorcery #11
Okay folks, going to quickly talk about 12 games in this episode with a suprising amount of expansions! :)
16:27
November 09, 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► October 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► October 2022
Oh my this was the biggest roundup in awhile, so sit back and get comfortable as we rank over 30 games for you (plus clue you in on a great offer on Jen's gamer glass in the month of November) :)
01:25:30
November 02, 2022
October Round Up EXTRAS
October Round Up EXTRAS
Hey folks, here's an additional hour of content that was recorded live in the pre- and post-show segments that were streamed around this episode. Note, the roundup episode itself is not in this file! :)
01:14:05
November 02, 2022
The R&R Show #52 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #52 EXTENDED EDITION
Okay folks, in this episode i give a full breakdown of Jen's and my first of hopefully man RV trips in the Bravo, and we do our first game sommelier segment, and some Q&A and another fun top10 list. JAM PACKED! :)
01:59:55
October 26, 2022
The R&R Show #52
The R&R Show #52
Hey everybody, ruel and I are back making another top10 list, but the real action this month is in the extended edition! :)
30:56
October 26, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #10
Crowd Sorcery #10
It's been two weeks, so it's time for more CROWD SORCERY, where I'm running down my favourite 7 game campaigns that are ending their runs soon - plus a bonus 4 more! What a deal! :)
23:02
October 25, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 89
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 89
•••[2:12] Games Q&A►►► Fedex freightbox overseas? Top 5 if no expansions? Fave expansion of all time? Mediocre games fixed by expansions? New games vs expansions? Games that need expansions? Deckbuilders vs bagbuilders? How to improve least fave mechanisms? Sundry? World series of bardgaming? Star Wars Pandemic? Podcast thumbnails? Mandatory house rules? Jen’s view of Marvel Champions? Why no roll & writes in top 30? Star Trek Super Skill Pinball? Beer & Bread? Village Rails? Most wanted game from Spiel? After Us? Agricola to Caverns vs Brass Lancashire to Birmingham? Jen teaching games? Game teaching tips? •••[1:05:29] Personal Q&A►►► RV trip? Rado watches? Crying common? Fave spooky movies? How’d Jen become a glass artist? RV plans? Sam Neill? Jen’s words of wisdom? Doggos? SPOILER: Spider-Man: No Way Home? •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com
01:34:44
October 19, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #9
Crowd Sorcery #9
Jen and I are on the road again, which means episode 9 of Crowd Sorcery is a little late, but hopefully worth the wait as there's some very cool stuff out there right now! :)
20:08
October 12, 2022
Top 10+10 Games for Essen Spiel :)
Top 10+10 Games for Essen Spiel :)
Hey everybody, here's me talking about 20 games that I think are the most must have of the show! And I'm just getting started... :)
55:58
October 02, 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► September 2022 - 24 Games in 59 minutes!
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► September 2022 - 24 Games in 59 minutes!
Hey everybody, in case you're wondering what we got up to last month, here's the latest channel roundup (24 games in under an hour!) :)
01:04:26
October 01, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #8
Crowd Sorcery #8
Episode 8 is up with 11 games to talk about ending their run in the next two weeks, including something ending today! So don't delay! :)
18:39
September 29, 2022
The R&R Show #51 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #51 EXTENDED EDITION
Ruel and I talk about RVs (Jen and I just bought one!), rank some games, do some trivia, a this-or-that, some Q&A... oh, and let's not forget episode 51 of the R&R show :)
02:05:49
September 27, 2022
The R&R Show episode 51
The R&R Show episode 51
Ruel and I are back doing another top 10 games we'd buy right now :)
30:09
September 27, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 88
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 questions@rahdo.com
03:03:05
September 24, 2022
RTT 88 BONUS CONTENT
RTT 88 BONUS CONTENT
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! :)
56:07
September 23, 2022
The R&R Show #50 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #50 EXTENDED EDITION
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! :)
02:13:29
September 16, 2022
The R&R Show #50 - Top 10 Roll & Writes
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! :)
44:28
September 16, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #7
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 :)
13:37
September 13, 2022
The R&R Show #49 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #49 EXTENDED EDITION
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 :)
02:08:08
September 07, 2022
The R&R Show #49 - Top 10 Racing Games
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! :)
35:15
September 07, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games in August 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!!!
14:03
September 03, 2022
August 2022 Round Up
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! :)
01:06:21
September 01, 2022
Crowd Sorcery Episode 6
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! :)
15:16
August 31, 2022
The R&R Show #48 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #48 EXTENDED EDITION
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!
02:02:39
August 31, 2022
The R&R Show #48
The R&R Show #48
It's a ding & dent big savings-centric episode this month for the games we'd buy right now! :)
37:07
August 31, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Ep87, Part II
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 questions@rahdo.com
53:15
August 21, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Ep87, Part I
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Ep87, Part I
This episode sponsored by https://elfcreekgames.com •••[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 questions@rahdo.com
03:17:24
August 19, 2022
August Podcast Outtakes
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! :)
55:18
August 17, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #5
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! :)
11:29
August 17, 2022
RvR Outtakes August (Q&A, chitchat, Gencon report)
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! :)
59:18
August 11, 2022
Grant's Greatest Games in July 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! :)
10:19
August 08, 2022
 July 2022 Roundup
July 2022 Roundup
hey everybody, over 26 games are talked about in this month's roundup, and here's the audio file! :)
01:16:08
August 04, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #4
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! :)
14:35
August 04, 2022
Top 10 Gencon "Must Have" Games
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 :)
24:22
July 29, 2022
RTT 86 Extras
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 :)
53:40
July 29, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 86
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 86
This episode sponsored by https://elfcreekgames.com  (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 questions@rahdo.com
02:24:51
July 29, 2022
The R&R #47 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R #47 EXTENDED EDITION
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!
02:02:17
July 27, 2022
The R&R Show #47
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! :)
39:07
July 27, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #3
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! :)
19:21
July 19, 2022
The R&R Show #46 EXTENDED EDITION
The R&R Show #46 EXTENDED EDITION
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! :)
02:05:01
July 13, 2022
The R&R Show #46 - Most Anticipated Games of the 2nd Half of 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! :)  
36:23
July 13, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #2
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!) 
21:31
July 06, 2022
Rahdo Rounds Up►►► June 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 :-)
01:00:24
July 01, 2022
The R&R Show #45 | Top 10 Games We'd Buy RIGHT NOW!!
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!  
27:56
July 01, 2022
Crowd Sorcery #1
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! :)
14:36
June 23, 2022
Rahdo Talks Through►►► Episode 85