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Sockscast Episode 135

Run Time: 2:27:55

April 4th, 2021

Another fresh hot serving of Sockscast for your special pretty and very important face comin' right up! In this bursting with spring energy edition, John's keeping things Simpe and Clean, Polly's once again doused herself in blood, and Rhete's putting a cap on Operation: Northern Cross.

Sockscast Episode 134

Run Time: 2:14:28

March 15th, 2021

This episode starts off with quite the banger of a discussion. You're just gonna have to trust me on this one. Once things have calmed down and we're recovered however, John's gonna catch your heart with a little bit of Precure, Rhete's on a mission to find out of war ever truly changes, and Polly's experiences in witchcraft may have ended up a bit uneven. After all that, Rhete and John have a completely non-spoilery discusson about OMORI starting at 1:44:43 lasting through the remainder of the show. Again, there's no spoilers, but in case you still wanna go in completely blind, we got you covered.

Sockscast Episode 133

Run Time: 2:50:59

February 28th, 2021

If you're looking for an episode of the show that's packed full of JRPG goodness, look no further because we got a lot of Ys IX up front as well as John Thyer's Very Own Xenogears Spoilercast (from 41:07 - 1:33:45 if you're looking to stay blind to that game.) From there, Polly's going to hack the planet, and Rhete's on the receiving end of Bowser's Fury.

Sockscast Episode 132

Run Time: 2:54:58

February 9th, 2021

We have jam packed this three hours with as much as we possibly can. It's just bursting with the seams with John's back from his vacation in Duckburg and he's got some interesting stories for us, Rhete's letting his inner monster out, and Polly's got some more ninja'ing to do, but first she'll have to pry herself away from her Alchemy Pot.

Sockscast Episode 131

Run Time: 3:25:19

January 25th, 2021

Holy wow, do we have a chonker of an episode this time around, so get yourself comfy and enjoy our tales of heroism... By which I mean playing videogames. This episode, Rhete's got some bunny ears and dodging bullets, John's Rance saga continues finding the stupidest of highs, and Polly just can't get enough of hunting for items that facilitate progression toward the next area. Also, cloacas.

Sockscast Episode 130

Run Time: 2:52:27

January 10th, 2021

The Sockscast lands safely in the new year, and we're back all up in your grill with a whole load of things we got up to during the holidays. Highlights include John sinking to the depths of Hell itself, Rhete being completely puzzled by numbers, and Polly's meeting with a bunch of weirdo cultists. All that and a whole bunch of shmup talk! We love shmups!

Sockscast Game of the Year Day Two!

Run Time: 3:00:13

December 25th 2020

Did you know that only 1% of each of your farts is the part that actually smells? It's true! What I mean, of course, is that it's time to unveil your Sockspals' top five games of 2020 along with the back half of our truckload of listener contributed lists! So, get that cocoa ready, get yourself a nice warm blanket, and let us regale you with the absolute best this year in gaming had to offer!

Taylor & Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2020 Day Two!

Run Time: 1:19:48

December 24th, 2020

And the great tunes just keep on-a-comin' as Polly and Taylor round out 2020 with the top five albums released in 2020. Spoilers: WE ARE CHAOS is not among them! Surprising, I know...

Sockscast Game of the Year Day One!

Run Time: 2:07:02

December 23rd, 2020

This year may have been full of trials and overwhelming anxiety, but if one thing's for certain, it's that videogames were there to help take up a bit of the load when we all needed them the most, and it's with maybe even a little more zeal than usual that we present to you day one of our Game of the Year extravaganza for 2020! Today we're talking entries 10 through 6, and if that wasn't exciting enough, this year brings us our HUGEST pile of listener lists for Game of the Year ever, so sit right back, kick up your feet, and turn the sound up high. And if you want the full effects go eat a pizza pie!

Taylor & Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2020 Day One!

Run Time: 1:32:32

December 22nd, 2020

And here we are once again at the end of the year with your good pals Taylor and Polly (who possess ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC taste in music) to help kick off the SMPS end of the year festivities! We might still be recovering from the back half of that whole God is in the Podcast thing, but that doesn't mean music in 2020 didn't come to help bail us out of that muck. Today, we'll be going over our Album of the Year lists' entries 10 through 6!

Sockscast Episode 128

Run Time: 3:00:16

December 7th, 2020

The final regularly scheduled podcast before our end of the year festivities has you covered if you're in need of a nice big fat three-hour diversion from all the holiday stuff that may be going on near you. Polly has reached the end of not one, but TWO incredible journies, Rhete gone into Overdrive mode with a glut of games and anime to talk about, and two years of excitement flowed endlessly from John into the podcast.

Sockscast Game of the Year Reminder!

Run Time: 2:46

November 28th, 2020

We don't have a Sockscast this weekend (we're returning next weekend) but just in case you haven't heard, we're doing our Game of the Year shtick again, and we want YOUR listener lists. So, if you missed the main site and announcement on the previous episode, here's a quick rundown on how you can be a part of it!

Sockscast Episode 127

Run Time: 2:22:00

November 16th, 2020

This that new Sockscast flavor you ABSOLUTELY GOTTA HEAR! In this episode, Polly's taking to the skies of the post-World War III future, Rhete's Japanese Mafia Man With A Heart adventures continue, and John's gonna take us on a crash course into the world of Rance, which probably isn't suitable for all audiences! Listener discrection is advised.

Sockscast Episode 126

Run Time: 2:07:38

November 3rd, 2020

The latest Sockscast sneaks in just before election time (SO GO VOTE, DANGIT) and we've got a whole lotta visual novel love going around as John wraps up Higurashi and Planetarian, Rhete's bending the hell out of our minds in Manifold Garden, and Polly....well Polly was up to some stuff, lemme tell ya what.

God is in the Podcast Episode XII: WE ARE CHAOS

Run Time: 1:37:15

October 26th, 2020

And here it is, the temporary series finale for God is in the Podcast! This time, our special guest Pat joins to help us dig through the mess that Shooter Jennings and Marilyn Manson have created on the artist's latest offering, WE ARE CHAOS.

Sockscast Episode 125

Run Time: 2:39:11

October 19th, 2020

The Sockscast is back at like a crack addict with another fresh dose of podcasting goodness for your earholes! In this episode John's vampire slaying and curse killing antics continue, Rhete rediscovers the magic of floating through the galaxy, and Polly shifting her way through time to fight kaiju!

God is in the Podcast Episode XI: Heaven Upside Down

Run Time: 1:34:23

October 6th, 2020

For this completely inverted and upside down episode of God is in the Podcast, we welcome aboard Twitch streamer CommuniTea to bat the ol ball around Marilyn Manson's 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down!

Higurashi Answer Arcs Speculation/Spoilercast Part 1!

Run Time: 4:04:47

October 3rd, 2020

"It's just two arcs," Polly foolishly said to herself. "This one'll be shorter than the first one." Well, despite the fact that we're only talking Meakashi-hen and Tsumihoroboshi-hen this episode, we ended up an hour longer than last time! Sayara, Rayven, and Jetstorm4 join Polly once more to tear into the guts of the Hinamizawa mystery before all are revealed by the final two arcs.

Sockscast Episode 124

Run Time: 2:58:40

September 28th, 2020

The coming of autumn in the states also brings tidings of a fresh and breezy new episode of the Sockscast! On this episode, Rhete's goin' deeper than he's ever gone before, Polly's finally playing the Rena game, and John's back on the Symphogear wagon, but he also brought his own special segment of the podcast to share with all of us!

Sockscast Episode 123

Run Time: 2:12:24

September 14th, 2020

It's hard to believe we crammed so much stuff into this episode given that it's barely over two hours, but we did and it's all here for you! This time, John has gone on an absolute tear of games and he's giving us the best of them, Rhete's managing idols and saving the world at the exact same time, and it'll be hard to find a game more metal than the game Polly's brought to the party!

God is in the Podcast Episode X: The Pale Emperor

Run Time: 1:14:34

September 9th, 2020

Today we're joined by fellow Sockscast Host Rhete as we begin to dive into the more solo singer/songwritery portion of Marilyn Manson's modern catalogue with 2015's The Pale Emperor!

God is in the Podcast Episode IX: Born Villain

Run Time: 2:01:56

September 2nd, 2020

World's most famous speedrunner and all around super rad person LRock617 joins us to take a look at the second act of Marilyn Manson attempting the act of climing outside of his own ass to release another collection of songs that make strides toward becoming artistically relevant once more.

Sockscast Episode 122

Run Time: 2:30:12

August 30th, 2020

It's 2020. That's about all we can really say about this episode of the Sockscast! This time around, Rhete ACTUALLY DID NOT WATCH ANY ANIME (yes, I am still VERY SHOCKED), but he did find some time for the Xenoblade 2 expansion, Polly's gone completely off the deep end and we're not even sure what the hell's up with the things she's doing, and John embarked on and finished a three-year quest in a month!

Sockscast Episode 121

Run Time: 2:18:58

August 17th, 2020

Get in, loser, we're goin' on another Sockscast adventure! In this freewheeling episode, Rhete continues to consume dangerous amounts of anime, ant at some point we're sure we're gonna need him to talk to someone about it, John's going ABSOLUTELY bananas on an adventure out in the country, and Polly's once again on the hunt.

Higurashi Question Arcs Speculation/Spoilercast!

Run Time: 3:10:54

August 13th, 2020

Polly is joined by longtime Sockspal RayvenTheGM, elf girl connoisseur Jetstorm4, and Sockscast Art Maestro Sayara to pull out a big ol billhook cleaver and dissect the first four arcs of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel series! Though the opening arcs leave us with more questions than answers, it's sure to be a bloody good time!

Game of the Decade FINALE!

Run Time: 6:14:39

July 27th, 2020 certainly took us long enough, but I think we made up it with this mammoth of an episode! We spend just over six hours revealing, celebrating, and discussing the top 99 games of the decade as voted by the Sliders n Socks forums and Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net community. You'll laugh, you'll hurl, you'll cry, but you'll also hopefully discover some new favorites of your own to love as well!

Interview With Trickssi, International Cosplayer

Run Time: 2:57:52

July 22nd, 2020

Technical Note: Polly's mic is blown out in this episode a bit because of a recent Windows Update. Our guest's audio is perfectly fine however. There are also spoilers for AI: The Somnium Files beginning at around 2:18, running through 2:25. We got a very special and big ol chunky one-on-one episode of The Sockscast for ya today as Polly welcomes international cosplayer, formal ball hostess, and owner of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network, Trickssi. In this almost three hours of complecte awesomeness they cover everything from a whole slew of facets relating to cosplay to the responsibilities conventions should take to keep their attendees safe and so, so, soooooo much more! This interview/chat was an absolute delight and we hope you enjoy it as well.

Sockscast Episode 120

Run Time: 2:45:02

July 20th, 2020

Hey you! It's been a while! Sorry we didn't stop by more often but we were busy being responsible and making sure the podcast feed remained virus-free! You understand, right? Anyway, we're back and swinging harder than ever as Polly returns to the world of Fata Morgana, Rhete finally lands himself a job defending all of Crossbell, and John just....really ends this episode on a fucking note, lemme tell ya, holy shit...

God is in the Podcast Episode VIII: The High End of Low

Run Time: 1:35:23

July 1st, 2020

After swimming through the muck of what can easily be considered Manson's most dreadful work last episode, good pal and Sockscast regular Beepner joins us to stupidly dive head first into what I'll call a first attempt at a comeback album with The High End of Low.

Sockscast Episode 119

Run Time: 2:05:58

June 21st, 2020

Summer finally finds us and it's actually starting to feel like it, so crack out your favorite cold beverage and get yourself comfy. This time on the show, John's got an to scratch and he's got a selection of games that might work for that, Rhete's Wonderful 101 journey ends on an unexpected note, and Polly might just believe in the song in her heart.

Sockscast Episode 118

Run Time: 2:50:52

June 8th, 2020

Better late than never, yeah? Even though we missed the holiday festivities this year due to illness and searing awful mouth pain, that doesn't mean 2019 wasn't a year worth talking about music-wise, and that's why Taylor and Polly got ya covered once again, breaking down their top ten releases starting with entries ten to five today!

God is in the Podcast Episode VII: Eat Me, Drink Me

Run Time: 1:26:03

May 29th, 2020

This is where it starts, but this isn't where it will end. John Thyer joins us on the latest episode of our Marilyn Manson discography hopping romp to have the most intelligent criticism one can have of what could be considered Brian Warner's solo debut, the goth-rock inspired Eat Me, Drink Me.

Sockscast Episode 117

Run Time: 2:20:17

May 25th, 2020

Your Sockspals are keepin' it both easy and breezy as the summer begins to heat things up! This time around, Polly's bringin' Beepner along to take it to the streets after some time with some sexy demon ladies between the sheets, Rhete's Celcetan adventure might just cure his amnesia, and John's here to help you tidy up your messy, unkempt life.

Sockscast Episode 116

Run Time: 2:38:48

May 11th, 2020

It's time once again to have a nice, chill hang sesh with your pals at The Sockscast, where this time around Rhete's enlisted in the Chimera Squad to put a hurtin' on some alien slimeballs, John's emerged victorious in his Jedi adventures and is positively brimming with excitement, and Polly's fed up with the future and decided to ride the Lifestream back to 1997.

God is in the Podcast Episode VI: The Golden Age of Grotesque

Run Time: 1:24:47

April 27th, 2020

Are you motherfuckers ready for the new shit? Guns n Roses and Faith No More die-hard Pauncho Smith joins in on the grotesk burlesk fun, as we enter a bold new era of Marilyn Manson releases with The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Sockscast Episode 115

Run Time: 2:50:31

April 20th, 2020

HAPPY FOUR-TWENTY from your pals at The Sockscast! We certainly hope you're enjoying the day in the most relaxing way you can (whatever way that may be!) while we serve up our latest batch of hot Sockscast content with Rhete returning to Midgar after a 23 year vacation from the ol place, Polly's out here hunting all the dinosaurs, and John's Tales of Vesperia journey finally comes to a satisfying end.

God is in the Podcast Episode V: Holy Wood

Run Time: 1:34:40

April 13th, 2020

Do you love your guns, god, and government? Well then have we got the podcast for you! In this episode of God is in the Podcast, we're joined by Mellie to discuss Manson's post-Columbine release, Holy Wood (In The Shadow of the Valley of Death) and the ways in which its messages are still vital and relevant nearly twenty years later.

Sockscast Episode 114

Run Time: 3:47:10

April 6th, 2020

Socks pal and game creator Jetstorm4 joins your pals at Sockscast Quarantine Central to hash out the last couple weeks of comings and goings. John's decided to strap on some boxing gloves and take on the entirety of the WVBA even if it kills him, Polly's only got OneShot to save the world, Rhete's not giving up until he sees the end of the Impossible Lair, and Thom decided to play a game whose name currently describes all our situations, Forever Home! Be sure to stick around for the end of the episode where Jetstorm4 gives us a bit of a post-mortem on the creation of his latest release, Silus!

God is in the Podcast Episode IV: Mechanical Animals

Run Time: 1:31:17

March 25th, 2020

Socksmakepeoplesexy pal, Jetstorm4 joins myself and Taylor today as we take on Marilyn Manson's most direct and straightforward jump into the mainstream, Mechanical Animals. The band traded in their dirty and dingy industrial rock aesthetic and sonics for a more slick and over-produced 90's take on 70's glam rock and today we're gonna discuss how we think that turned out.

Sockscast Episode 113

Run Time: 1:59:52

March 23rd, 2020

Live from Quarantine HQ in Sockscastville, it's your good pals at the Sockscast with a new episode to help maybe take away a bit of the ol' quarantine blues! This time, John's been swept away by a changing of seasons to the land of Holodrum, Rhete's all of a sudden become the internet police (so hide dem porn folders), and Polly's out here bustin' ghosts!

Sockscast Anime of the Decade Day Two!

Run Time: 2:21:57

March 17th, 2020

Guys, it's okay. I think we're finally out of the "everyone's having FEEEEEEEEEELS talking about their favorite Japanese Cartoons" woods. Or are we? Find out in today's shocking conclusion to the Sockscast Anime of the Decade also featuring more listener lists!

Sockscast Anime of the Decade Day One!

Run Time: 1:23:38

March 16th, 2020

Better late than never, yeah? Even though we missed the holiday festivities this year due to illness and searing awful mouth pain, that doesn't mean 2019 wasn't a year worth talking about music-wise, and that's why Taylor and Polly got ya covered once again, breaking down their top ten releases starting with entries ten to five today!

Sockscast Episode 112

Run Time: 2:46:50

March 2nd, 2020

We got you all sorted with a hot new episode of The Sockscast! This time around, John's indulging in a Suikoden visual novel, but it's apparently got a cute vampire girl that's tired, so we think it's rad, Rhete's Fire Emblem journey comes end of some sort, and Polly's exploring the remnants of a dead civilization and doesn't mind staying because she likes what they've done with the place. There's also a weird air or revisiting the past this episode that was completely unplanned!

Sockscast Episode 111

Run Time: 3:22:51

February 10th, 2020

Ohhhhh yeah, baby, the three-hour Sockscast train is back on the tracks, so get yourself comfy and ready to enjoy! In today's episode, John's shmup journeys take him deeper into Konami territory, Polly experiences the end of the world through two of the cutest little anime girls you ever did see, and Rhete's going to take us on a strategy game journey, the likes of which we weren't sure we were ready for!

Sockscast Episode 110

Run Time: 2:32:07

January 20th, 2020

Winter has officially hit Pollyland, at least for a few days, so this episode Polly decided to get a little snug with an anime all about being left out in the cold, and although he's trapped in Perpetual Anime Watching Land right now, Rhete's giving us his sloppy ol' leftovers from four months ago with a unique and comedic VR experience, and something is positively draining all the Life Force right out of John Thyer! What ever could it be?

God is in the Podcast Episode III: Antichrist Superstar

Run Time: 1:47:16

January 15th, 2020

The world's most famous videogame streamer in the world, After5, joins Polly and Taylor as we dig into what could very well be considered Marilyn Manson's magnum opus. The iconic 1996 release Antichrist Superstar takes center stage this episode. It's an album that's surely on Polly and Taylors personal top 10 albums of all-time lists, but how does it land 24 years later for a complete Marilyn Manson newbie?

Sockscast Episode 109

Run Time: 2:09:42

January 6th, 2020

And thus, did the Sockscast say, "Yes, it can finally be 2020," as we're back providing that good, good podcasting content to kick off another hot 366 of consuming media and meeting every couple weeks or so to talk about it! We get things started off with John taking us on a journey into the world of western-developed RPGs, Polly's taking a trip to River City to rescue her boyfriend, and Rhete's gotta solve the mystery of how 60 people died!

Taylor and Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2019 Day Two!

Run Time: 2:09:26

January 5th, 2020

We ain't playin' now. It's the real deal as Polly and Taylor break down the top five albums released in 2019 and show a little love to a few that maybe didn't make the list!

Taylor and Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2019 Day One!

Run Time: 1:30:47

January 4th, 2020

Better late than never, yeah? Even though we missed the holiday festivities this year due to illness and searing awful mouth pain, that doesn't mean 2019 wasn't a year worth talking about music-wise, and that's why Taylor and Polly got ya covered once again, breaking down their top ten releases starting with entries ten to five today!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2019 Day Two!

Run Time: 3:19:51

December 25th, 2019

And we wind down not only 2019, but the entire decade with the top five games that the three of us played this year along with the final salvo of listener lists to keep things nice and cozy for the holidays!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2019 Day One!

Run Time: 2:18:25

December 24th, 2019

We're here, we're queer, and it's time to reflect upon the year! That's right, it's time once again for the Sockscast end of the year Game of the Year double-episode spectacular! On today's episode, we'll be going over our own personal favorites from the last 365 ranked 10 to 6 as well as a huge glut of listener lists, so settle in and get comfy!

Sockscast Episode 107

Run Time: 3:00:46

December 9th, 2019

Hard to believe, but here we are. The final "normal episode" of the Sockscast of 2019 before we cruise into end of the year shenanigans, and also the final regular episode of the DECADE! So, we decided to drag our good pal Samurai Karasu out of podcast retirement to join us once again, and he's on all sorts of wacky adventures, but specifically catching some -mons. Polly's embarked once again on the S.S. Idea Factory (which can only go well), Rhete's feelin' pretty awful this episode but that won't stop him from laying waste to any wicked hellspawn that threaten our world, and John's still on his PS1 RPG kick with the absolutely delightful Legend of Mana!

Sockscast Episode 106

Run Time: 2:45:11

November 25th, 2019

We were all in love with castin', we were drinkin' from a fountain, that was pourin' like an avalanche comin' down the mountain. This time around on ye olde Sockscast, Polly's been banished to fairytale jail for a dungeon crawling adventure, John's got some complicated feelings he needs to work out about the Suikoden series, and Rhete's anime viewing habits are the only thing that can keep this episode from being a total downer.

Polly & After5 Interview Sean Chiplock

Run Time: 1:32:14

November 18th, 2019

On this special edition of The Sockscast, Polly is joined by Sockscast Pal After5 as we welcome aboard Professional Voice Actor, Sir Sean Chiplock for an extended interview. Best get your best set of ears on and pay attention because Sean takes us through the ins and outs of being a professional voice actor with an eye-opening amount of honesty and an entire truck load of humor!

Sockscast Episode 105

Run Time: 2:43:54

November 11th, 2019

Got a hot new Sockscast that's just bursting at the seams with content as Polly completes the journey through Trails of Cold Steel III, John's choice in games continues to demonstrate just how much of a big ol brain he is after devils make him cry, and Rhete finds himself immersed in the burgeoning "Portal, but boring" genre.

Sockscast Episode 104

Run Time: 2:36:34

October 28th, 2019

If it came down to your one true love or The Sockscast, we know we'd be in good shape, because they're one in the same! This time around, Rhete's over here using videogames to get S-W-O-L-E, John becomes a demon-slaying bishie-boy, and Polly's long-awaited re-enrollment at Thors Military Academy has finally come to be! And let's not forget the bloodbath Rhete and John engage in over Symphogear...

Sockscast Episode 103

Run Time: 3:03:11

October 14th, 2019

The Sockscast welcomes Jetstorm4 back to the show after five years of having not been on an episode, and he's gonna help us navigate through all the feelings we have about these danged RPGs. After that, we're gonna check to see if John's alliances are still alive, find out if Polly opinions on a certain game are divisive, and Rhete's going to cry us through the end of the Symphogear saga!

Sockscast Episode 102

Run Time: 2:41:06

September 23rd, 2019

Just because the summer's winding down into autumn doesn't mean your pals at the Sockscast are winding down with it! In this episode, Rhete's finally done the one thing no human being has ever managed to do, John's in shmup land and may have found the next Sockscast-Approved game, and Polly is here to make your dreams her personal playground! Also, this episode, Sockspal FreezingInferno joins us to talk the new Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening remake!

God is in the Podcast Episode II: Smells Like Children

Run Time: 50:19

September 15th, 2019

And now we take a turn for the weird... Which is a strange thing to say given the artist we're talking about is Marilyn Manson, but as you'll see with today's episode of the podcast things definitely can get stranger. Today, we examine the band's breakthrough remix EP Smells Like Children, which finds the band experimenting as much with digital sound as they were drugs at the time!

Sockscast Episode 101

Run Time: 3:13:18

September 9th, 2019

Welcome to a post-Sockscast Episode 100 world where almost literally nothing has changed! Or has it... On today's episode, Rhete's got a feels trip coming on at the end of Trails in the Sky The 3rd, Polly's diggin' through the ditches and burning through the witches and she brought her nun's habit for extra holiness points, and John's really feeling some kind of way about Chantelise!

God is in the Podcast Episode I: Portrait of an American Family

Run Time: 1:36:27

September 1st, 2019

Welcome to the beginning of a new podcast series hosted by your pals Taylor and Polly! God is in The Podcast is a new podcast series where we group review each of shock-rocker Marilyn Manson's mainline album releases! The catch is that Taylor and Polly are fans, and that our guest for each episode will feature someone a little less familiar with Brian Hugh Warner's musical output to hopefully create interesting and fun perspectives. We're going to start with the group's first commercial outing Portrait of an American Family released in 1994, and joining us on that adventure is long-time Sockspal lieronet who has stayed largely blind to Mr. Manson's discography. We'll be circling around to stuff prior to this album's release at some point in the future, but for now, this felt like a good logical starting point.

Sockscast Episode 100

Run Time: 4:02:54

August 24th, 2019

The Sockscast celebrates 100 Episodes with some special guest call-ins, listener emails and voice messages, and even a musical number or two! This is truly a Sockscast for the ages that you simply won't want to miss!

Sockscast Episode 99

Run Time: 2:51:46

August 12th, 2019

The Sockscast broadcasts its final episode as a double-digit wonder, and we're leaving our double digits in style this time around with an episode that ended up strangely packed full of Japanese Cartoons! John's back on his Nasuverse kick checking out Garden of Sinners, Rhete's watching some weird show about magical girls who are also idols but also Eva pilots, and we round out the last hour of the episode with a timely spoilercast for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion!

Sockscast Episode 98

Run Time: 3:07:51

July 29th, 2019

Midsummer madness strikes the Sockscast and we've come loaded with three massive hours of conversation to help you stay cool wherever you may be! In this episode, Polly attempts to understand what Ibuki meant when she said the world of girls' love is "slippery when wet," John has completely given up but not enough that he can't appreciate Mega Man 11, and Rhete still has his hard hat and hammer out in Mario Maker world, but has enough time to render judgement on other videogames as well.

Sockscast Episode 97

Run Time: 2:16:37

July 8th, 2019

Can you believe that in this post-Independence Day edition of the Sockscast that there aren't any neighbors with leftover fireworks on hand to interfere with things? That means you'll get to hear us gush for 17 hours straight about Mario Maker 2! And if that's not enogh, John's out here watching weird and creepy movies, Rhete's attacking titans, and Polly has some very important and correct opinions to share about Dragon Quest XI!

Sockscast Episode 96

Run Time: 2:44:44

June 17th, 2019

We're COMPLETELY out of control this episode! The future is John Thyer's to command, as is this episode of the Sockscast, so of course you can bet he's gonna take us on a wild ride through the world of SaGa and maybe even change a few hearts and minds along the way. After that, Rhete's reaching the depths of the sea only to find himself washed ashore on a deserted island where he runs into Polly who's mysteriously taken up bartending as a side-job to her usual alien-blasting activities. Oh, and I guess some big games reveal thing happened, too? We might talk about it.

Sockscast Episode 95

Run Time: 2:59:06

May 27th, 2019

What better way to once again celebrate our triumph over nature, collectively dropkicking the winter season into the sun to welcome some warmer summer vibes than a hot new Sockscast for your ear holes? In this episode John's ready to take on all alien forces that would threaten our world's livelihood from any corner of space, Polly's embarked on a grand, maybe Dragon Slaying adventure, and Rhete kicks off a Falcom/Trails in the Sky love-fest in which we successfully manage to avoid spoiling anything at all!

Sockscast Episode 94

Run Time: 1:54:37

May 13th, 2019

Gotta hot new Sockscast ready, fresh out of the oven for your listening pleasure! In this episode, Rhete's donned his finest maid uniform and stashed a few thousand daggers up under it for maximum lethality, John's still in search of his moon princess, and Polly is here to sell you on the raw potato agenda!

Sockscast Episode 93

Run Time: 2:45:03

April 29th, 2019

Okay, we've been gone for almost a month, but real life keeps folks busy like that sometimes. That just means there's plenty of stuff to talk about, like John's foray into interacting with media that's not aggressively bad (at least for a while), Rhete's still playing Saykeeroh but he's also on a lightning round of about a hundred other things too, and Polly's taking Rhete's lead from last episode and getting lost in the Scramble as well!

Sockscast Episode 92

Run Time: 2:53:33

April 1st, 2019

Nope, it's not April Fool's. It's just us, your friendly neighborhood Sockscast crew getting together without any kinda special shenanigans. Today, we're joined by Sockscast Artist Sayara who'll be going over his recent trip to the world of Japanland. All that and we still have time for John to finally experience an existence lacking any sort of Fate-related content ever and Rhete finds himself lost in the Scramble!

Sockscast Episode 91

Run Time: 2:29:57

March 18th, 2019

As winter takes its last gasps (THANK GOD) here in the states, your pals at the Sockscast are still keeping the fires of "good conversation" going with Rhete blazing trails through the skies AND space, John is probably talking about some more Fate stuff or something, and Polly seeing a surprising end to her recent run of the survival horror genre. I can see you're almost as excited as I am to download this one!

Sockscast Episode 90

Run Time: 3:02:02

February 25th, 2019

Hot diggity dang, we're back with another jam-packed episode of The Sockscast and we've even brought our official fourth, Beepner, along just to make sure there's loads of things worth talking about! Beepner kicks things off by telling us about his adventures as princess in the Mushroom Kingdom, Rhete has fallen in love with the only TRUE Battle Royale experience worth having, Polly's lost inside another gosh dang scary mansion, and John wants to be enlightened on the true nature of music criticism.

Sockscast Episode 89

Run Time: 2:44:21

February 11th, 2019

Don't feel lonley, your pals at The Sockscast will be your Valentine this coming Valentine's Day! All you have to do is sit back and listen to them blabber on and on about all the things they've been up to lately. Rhete spent his time being freaked out by zombies and being chased around by DMX, Polly took a trip to Crossbell and, of course, tears were shed, and John's making sure he never forgets anything again with his shiny new chain of memories!

Sockscast Episode 88

Run Time: 1:50:35

January 28th, 2019

And we're back with 2019 in full gear, and your pals at the Sockscast have certainly been up to quite a bit since the last episode! On the docket today, Polly's taken a trip to a cursed mansion, Rhete now knows the difficult life of being sentient space suit, and John's...ya know...Fate stuff again...

Sockscast Episode 87

Run Time: 2:33:28

January 14th, 2019

Your favorite talking head internet pals return with the first Sockscast of 2019, jam-packed with all sorts of topics that have just been building up and building up over the course of the holidays. Rhete's got himself some videogames to talk about as well as some anime ABOUT videogames, Polly has found the perfect game that exemplifies everything that is John Thyer, and John's gonna get all touchy and feely with more ways than one!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2018 Day Two!

Run Time: 2:42:08

December 27th, 2018

Another year with your pals at the Sockscast draws to a close as we put the big red stamp on 2018 by counting down our individual top five games played over the last year. Lots of great games in store and a completely bonkers surprise or two!

Polly and Taylor's Top 10 Albums of 2018 Day Two!

Run Time: 1:45:41

December 26th, 2018

Yo, you wanna get your earholes jam packed and full of the absolute best tunes that 2018 had to offer? Well, Taylor and Polly got ya covered as they wind down the Top 10 Albums of 2018 with entries 5-1, which may feature a crazy coincidence or two and maybe a surprise here and there. Regardless, those seeking the best tuneage, report here.

Sockscast Game of the Year 2018 Day One!

Run Time: 1:41:42

December 25th, 2018

2018 almost feels like a bit of a blur games-wise, but that doesn't mean your pals at the Sockscast don't still have things on lockdown as they dive head first into their own personal top 10 Games of 2018 lists, and try to figure out if people who sent in contributed lists are "users" or "listeners." Today, we'll be having a look at entries 10 through 6.

Polly and Taylor's Top 10 Albums of 2018 Day One!

Run Time: 1:36:20

December 24th, 2018

2018 may have started off as a bit of a sleeper year for the music scene, but that doesn't mean that it eventually got itself in gear and provided some of the best music Polly and Taylor have heard in a good long while. Today, they'll be counting down their number 10 through 6 picks for the best ten albums of 2018!

Sockscast Episode 85

Run Time: 2:37:51

November 26th, 2018

Welcome to the last regularly scheduled Sockscast until the Game of the Year 'casts taking place at the end of the year! In this episode, John is positively overhwlemed, Rhete joins forces with anthropomorphic animals to avenge the death of Sonic The Hedgehog, and Polly is left a little unimpressed by her duties as an Underhero.

Sockscast Episode 84

Run Time: 3:27:21

November 18th, 2018

Sockscast Episode 84 is a tale of two podcasts! Polly was deathly ill for the first half, but two weeks later returned to life and was able to recount her journey through the end of both Persona 5 and Steins;Gate 0. After that, John played himself a whole crapton of JRPGs, and Rhete's (surprise, surprise) been watching himself a whole lotta Japanese Cartoons. And after all that's done, we have ourselves a little half-hour discussion about Toby Fox's DELTARUNE and everything that entails.

Sockscast Episode 83

Run Time: 2:24:21

October 8th, 2018

Well, here we are again to do what the Sockscast do what with all the mouth flapping and opinion having. Today on the show, John's experiencing one of the greatest works of science fiction ever, Rhete is playing a game that's a much better .hack//, and Polly's on the grind toward the end of Persona 5.

Sockscast Episode 82

Run Time: 3:11:36

September 24th, 2018

Special Guest After5 joins the Sockscast today to take us on a massive journey that will span the entire episode though his aptly titled Falcom Frenzy. All manner of things Ys and Trails will be discussed, and on top of all that, Rhete's back on his Yakuza thing again and being a contrarian, John's got a bit of a curiosity bug about trading card games, and Polly reached the top of the mountain, but was it worth it? And Bowsette...for some reason...

Sockscast Episode 81

Run Time: 3:14:57

September 3rd, 2018

We hope you're having a fantastic Labor Day and that we here at the Sockscast can swoop on in to make it EVEN BETTER! In this episode, John's still got something against magical girls and can't quit shooting bullets at them, Polly's become a bit of a mad scientist, and Rhete's slipped into a whole new dimension...

Sockscast Episode 80

Run Time: 3:05:59

July 23rd, 2018

This episode of the Sockscast features just a little bit of everything to keep those ears nice and tuned in to the three great big blabbering mouths from which words are falling! John's once again in search of those Trails in the Sky, Rhete's going absolutely bananas, and Polly got straight up murdered. And to top it all off, an episode of The Album Listening Club accidentally happened to close the show out!

Sockscast Episode 79

Run Time: 2:48:47

July 9th, 2018

Just be cause it's the dead-ass middle of summer, doesn't mean your pals at the Sockscast are too beat down by the heat to bring you a hot...or maybe cool new episode to beat the heat with. Today's expansive episode finds Rhete Switching on his Nintendo for what feels like the first time in ages, John going on a tear through all of Disneyland with all his favorite Final Fantasy pals, and Polly making sure the summer temperatures aren't any big deal with some Cold Steel.

Sockscast Episode 78

Run Time: 2:19:56

May 28th, 2018

Your pals at the Sockscast have quite the triple header in store to make sure your Memorial Day weekend has your recommended weekly dose of of dumb people talking into microphones about videogames for about two and a half hours! Up first, John finally got around to playing Hollow Knight so it's time to see if the trend continues. Up next, Polly joined Adol Cristin on his latest adventure in Ys VIII. And we cap off the episode with a fairly spoiler-heavy discussion of Rhete's recent playthrough of the Zero Escape series!

Sockscast Episode 77

Run Time: 2:10:56

April 16th, 2018

The Sockscast is back and for the first time in about 800,000,000 years, we've got ourselves a special guest host in the form of amazingly cool dude and good as all heck speedrunner, LRock617. Together, we get into a deep dive on upcoming speedrunning events and the art of speedrunning as a whole! After that Rhete has played ALL of the action games and these are his results, and John's trailing through the sky!

Sockscast Episode 76

Run Time: 2:54:52

March 26th, 2018

If you placed a hot bet on a hot new Sockscast droppin' today, then congratulations! You just won your very own unique download for a hot new episode of The Sockscast! LUCKY YOU! Maximum media consumption mode has been activated with John opening wide and inhaling all the hotness that can devoured, Rhete managed to watch like 115 new anime and movies on top of that, and Polly managed to lose her way despite the song telling her not to. On top of that some spirited discussion of Final Fantasy and Cuphead all waiting just for you!

Sockscast Episode 75

Run Time: 1:43:25

March 12th, 2018

The dark energies have brought forth your three podcast hosts once again, and with them, each has brought one prediction which shall foreshadow the coming apocalypse. Or...ya know, they're just gonna stick to the script and do that thing where they talk about a thing or two they've been up to. In this episode, John takes us all off to fantasy land, Rhete just can't stop beating the crap out of his Yakuza rivals, and Polly probably wishes she'd never started sneakin'.

Sockscast Episode 74

Run Time: 3:20:06

February 25th, 2018

Oh hey! I know, it's been a while, but I can promise you we're definitely not dead, as this three-hour and twenty minute episode of the Sockscast can attest! This episode is a lot of catching up with everyone with John dabbling in some alchemy and checking out that hot new Zelder game, Rhete is back to watching every anime in existence and playing literally every single videogame, and something's bugging Polly, but we can't quite figure out what.

Sockscast Game of the Year 2017 Day Two!

Run Time: 1:50:34

December 29th, 2017

And here we are, the end of the road for 2017! We'd firstly like to thank you all for sticking with us for another year of our special brand of stupidity and hope we can continue to entertain you for yet another! And now, here you are! The top 5 games of 2017 as brought to you by the only voices in gaming podcasts that matter, and we got a whole 'nother glut of listener lists too!

Taylor and Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2017 Day Two!

Run Time: 1:34:30

December 28th, 2017

And here we are! The awesomest audio, the smoothest sounds, the jammiest jams of the year that was 2017 are all right here for your delicate little ears to enjoy! Taylor and Polly count down the top 5 albums of the year. You will not wanna miss any of the tunes in this one...well maybe Taylor's number 5...I KID, I KID!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2017 Day One!

Run Time: 1:20:45

December 27th, 2017

And awaaaaaaaaaay we go on our collective gaming journey that was the year 2017. Join Polly, John, and Rhete as they look back at part one of the year that was the best games they played this year, and as always we got a whole heaping load of listener lists with some hotness you won't wanna miss!

Taylor and Polly's Top 10 Albums of 2017 Day One!

Run Time: 1:40:35

December 26th, 2017

Time to get yourself nice and comfy, but not too comfy else you won't be able to tune in and rock out to these expertly chosen tunes that mattered this year. Today, we're catching Albums of 2017 entries 10 through 6.

Sockscast Episode 72

Run Time: 1:54:01

November 14th, 2017

The dog days of summer are well past us at this point, which means it's the time of the year when we're all forced inside to become media consuming madfolk! In this episode, John gets extra weepy and plays every single Dragon Quest game known to man while Rhete and Polly find themselves as the culprits in a nonsensical killing game...AGAIN!

The Sonic Mania Roundtable Discussion!

Run Time: 2:20:40

October 3rd, 2017

Well, it finally happened! The Sonic Episode that John's been hoping that would happen for the entirety of our three-year run has finally come to pass, riding in on the coattails of the recently released Sonic Mania. Join us for a two-hour discussion of not only the latest 2D Sonic hontness but a ton of extra Sonic lore as well. Don't worry, I'm sure it'll go by real fast. Eh? Eh?

The Sockscast Third Anniversary Live Show!

Run Time: 3:29:41

August 28th, 2017

If you didn't have the good fortune of being able to be there for the live shindig, we got you covered with a nice audio archive of the festivities. Polly, Rhete, and John do the do, talkin' about a lot of cool things and are joined at various points by our pals Beepner, Sayara, and Taylor who also talked about a lot of cool things! If you're the kinda person that's into cool things, you'll probably like this cool thing!

Sockscast Update and our Third Anniversary Live Show

Run Time: 7:03

July 19th, 2017

If you didn't catch the mainpage update, here's what's gonna be goin' down with the Sockscast for the next few months as well as an announcement for our third anniversary live show!

Sockscast Episode 71

Run Time: 2:01:32

July 3rd, 2017

Sweet Jesus is it hot out, so it's a good thing you got a nice, breezy Sockscast to help you beat the heat! In this refreshing new episode, Polly's beating up all the dudes, Rhete's still-a-witchin', and John's doing just a little bit of everything from being a cute bullet barfing little girl to being lost in caves for hours!

Her Lullaby Post-Mortem and Spoilercast

Run Time: 3:15:15

June 26th, 2017

You may remember back in February that Polly, John, and a few other super creative folks dropped their psychological horror-themed visual novel Her Lullaby. Well now, Polly, John, Carmichael Micaalus, Taylor, and Andrea Ritsu have all gotten together and we're all here to give you the ins and outs of Her Lullaby's creation as well as run through the plot in the most spoileriffic manner possible!

Sockscast Episode 70

Run Time: 2:41:12

June 20th, 2017

Get your summer started off right with the hot new spew from the Sockscast crew. Eww... In this episode, John's gone and released another game... Christ that's like nineteen this year or something, isn't it? Rhete's also hangin' around and he's got some witchin' to do, and Polly's got her own talking bike! Well, actually she borrowed it from Chelsea. Oh and some kinda trade show happened last week or something? We talk a bit about that too!

Sockscast Episode 69

Run Time: 2:38:11

May 29th, 2017

Don't you worry, we brought some hot and fresh Sockscast to the pre-summer cookout, and it's a meal that's sure to keep you nice and satisfied! I mean... If you eat gaming podcasts. First up, we're all gonna sit down and play along as John journeys through Ocarina of Time, then Rhete's got aliens and space literally freaking everywhere, and Polly takes a trip to a castle full of illusion!

Sockscast Episode 68

Run Time: 2:44:24

May 15th, 2017

SOCKSCAST ALERT! SOCKSCAST ALERT! Your favorite sometimes-videogames, sometimes-not-videogames podcast is back and running at fully-operational capacity as we tune in to find that John has a deep and dark secret about all this "reading" they're doing, Rhete gets Triggered by a new Japanese Cartoon that's apparently really up his alley, and Polly plays way too many RPGs!

Sockscast Episode 67

Run Time: 1:35:12

May 1st, 2017

John kept insisting that this episode be named "The Rhohncast," but Rhete and I would have none of it, and cooler, smarter heads prevailed in this situation. You're all very welcome. This time, we got a Rhete and John only special and it finds John following up his dive into horror games after completing his Amnesia: The Dark Descent playthrough with some SOMA and tossing some Resident Evil on top of it for good measure. Rhete's still not able to get over his Phantasy Star Online 2 kick and he REALLY wants to get Inside you, and we also get a healthy discussion about the recently released flick Get Out.

The JannaCast Episode 2

Run Time: 1:10:20

April 21st, 2017


Polly Interviews Let's Player Ballerscuba

Run Time: 52:39

April 8th, 2017

Another hot bonus episode of the Sockscast for y'all! This time, Polly got a chance to have a chat with one of her favorite Let's Players Ballerscuba for a conversation about Let's Playing, maintaining a consistent update schedule, a whole load of Final Fantasy talk, and what it's like to be a YouTube bajillionaire!

Sockscast Episode 66

Run Time: 2:50:10

April 2nd, 2017

Your faithful, regularly scheduled, nothing at all different Sockscast returns as always and this time we're joined by Sockscast Theme/Her Lullaby composer and host of the Album Listening Club Taylor! In this episode, freakin' EVERYONE'S got a big ol' boner for NieR:Automata, the brand-new Power Rangers movie, and thanks to Taylor's presence, more music talk that's ever appeared before on a Sockscast!

Polly Interviews Speedrunner angrylanks

Run Time: 40:37

March 27th, 2017

Polly got the chance to sit down with one of her favorite speedrunners and Contra senpai, angrylanks for a fun discussion about speedrunning, drumming, and Polly gets schooled on the for-really-reals uses of the fish-eye lens. Gotta go fast, y'all!

Sockscast Episode 65

Run Time: 2:57:16

March 19th, 2017

What up, you lovely rays of sunshine? Hope you got them pretty little ears of yours all perked up for another hot batch of Sockscast goodness! This time on the show, Rhete STILL watches all the Japanese Cartoons he can in any given period of time, John's tired of all these damn dams, and Polly is a sexy sword-slinging android, but you already knew that part. Also, there may be a Sega love-fest somewhere in this episode. See if you can find it!

Sockscast Episode 64

Run Time: 2:33:38

March 5th, 2017

I guess a lot's been goin' down the last few days in the ol' gaming sphere, but you just go ahead and push all that junk right out of your brain and listen to your ol' pals at the Sockscast regale you with uplifting tales of cannibalism, the brutal, yet gleeful murders of your sisters, and what it's like being a bug in a world that's dead. You won't have room in your grey matter for much else!

The Sockscast Interviews Kira Buckland

Run Time: 55:18

February 26th, 2017

Polly got a chance to sit down with professional voice actress, fellow David Bowie nerd, and all around Super-Rad Person(tm), Kira Buckland for a nice lengthy chat. Kira takes some time to school Polly on the ins and outs of the current voice acting world as well as share her journey from her start at voice acting in Newgrounds projects all the way up to where she is now. Her's is an awesome and inspiring story and we're happy to be able to share a bit of it with you. You can also catch her as the leading lady 2B in the upcoming western release of Nier: Automata.

Sockscast Episode 63

Run Time: 3:03:34

February 19th, 2017

Are you ready for the calmest, chillest Sockscast in the history of Sockscast? Welp, BAD NEWS! But don't worry, there's just enough calm in this storm for Rhete to sacrifice all his friends and Neps to alien invasions while John gets himself ready to release ANOTHER game, and Polly to go on an adventure that seems...just a bit familiar.

SnS Album Listening Club: Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway

Run Time: 1:59:32

February 7th, 2017

Hey hey! I told you we'd be back after the first of the year, and we get things started this year with a nice roundtable about Beepner's choice, Red Hot Chili Peppers' surprising and weird 2016 release, The Getaway. Some fun trivia: We were on a time limit for this one. Byron was on the verge of DEATH POOPS happening because he had to take a laxative beforehand. Just figured you'd all wanna know that.

Sockscast Episode 62

Run Time: 2:57:40

February 5th, 2017

If you liked any one of the past sixty-one episodes of the Sockscast, you're sure to at least moderately enjoy this one! This Sockscast starts things out with a VERY special announcement from Polly and John, then we move onto John only playing Castlevania games for the entirety of two weeks, and Rhete only watching Japanese Cartoons. What's not to love?

The Top 202 Generation Six Games by the SnS Community

Run Time: 1:53:50

February 3rd, 2017

In case you missed it, the Gen Six list finally happened and is now live on the ol' SMPS website! All ya gotta do is truck on over there and have a look. The even better news is that we've provided a podcast finale, as Rhete, John, and Polly conversate about the top 76 entries, and we'll be reading YOUR personal number one picks if you happened to vote, so isn't that exciting?

Interview With Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller of JoyMasher

Run Time: 47:36

January 24th, 2017

Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller of JoyMasher, makers of fun retro throwbacks Oniken, Odallus: The Dark Call, and the upcoming Blazing Chrome took some time out of their busy schedules to sit down and have a chat with Polly about game design, the creation of their games, and what we can look forward to in the future from them!

Sockscast Episode 61

Run Time: 2:23:56

January 22nd, 2017

Your pals at the Sockscast knew you might need a little somethin-somethin' to get a few laughs going what with recent happenings, and we're here to deliver with Rhete finally getting around to playing a game Polly's been telling him to for five years, John maybe or maybe not turning stripper, and Polly leading the charge on Nintendo's new whatever the hell.

Sockscast Episode 60

Run Time: 3:19:49

January 8th, 2017

A new year, a new Sockscast! Well...I mean it's a new episode, not that we're necessarily doing anything new. That said, we start the year off by welcoming back our good pal and Power Rangers blogger (no, seriously!) Samurai Karasu. This episode is jam packed with lots of fun discussion about console flashcarts, robots, genies, pretty boys on road trips, and the precious cinnamon rolls of Danganronpa. We may also figure out what NES game is worth still paying $50 for!

[RIFFTRACK] WWF Royal Rumble 2001

Run Time: 1:08:41

December 26th, 2016

Sooooo...This is a bit of an oddball thing, but follow me here. During the Christmas break, Sockspals Rainiac and Styles Rockman (wrasslin' fans) conned myself and Maple (NOT wrasslin' fans) into watching a dumb wrasslin' match while we chatted on Discord. Unbeknownst to them, I decided to have a little fun and record the entire thing and what we ended up with was a pretty weird and extremely dumb rifftrack that I'm releasing here. For this to fully work, you're gonna wanna have access to video of the 2001 Royal Rumble match (this isn't hard to find) and then you'll need to cue the video up to the audio. Don't worry, I make sure to give a countdown for when to start so that they're in sync. Sooo...enjoy? I dunno. This was a pretty dumb off-the-cuff thing to throw out there, but I'm sure there's SOMEONE out there that'll have a use for this, yeah?

Sockscast Game of the Year 2016 Day Two!

Run Time: 2:30:51

December 22nd, 2016

Alright, here we are, folks. The final countdown! It's time to get yourself a face full of the absolute best that games had to offer your pals at the Sockscast. On top of that we've got the final truckload of listener lists to plow through as well, so grab yourself some hot chocolate and get comfy! A huge thanks to all the Sockspals that made it another awesome year for podcasting. Your support is awesome and we love you all! We'll be right back at ya in 2017!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2016 Day One!

Run Time: 1:34:17

December 21st, 2016

Alright, let's face it. 2016 gulped down a big ol glass mug of donkey butt, but your pals at the ol' Sockscast aren't gonna go down without a fight...or at least...ya know...letting you know what the top games they played in 2016 were! Today, we take you from entries 10 to 6 and read the first ton of listener contributated lists! Tune in tomorrow for another dumptruck of listener lists and the final list of games that actually matter.

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2016 Day Two

Run Time: 1:55:58

December 20th, 2016

The amazing year of music that has been 2016 comes to an end as Taylor and Polly drop the top of the crop right on top of your head with their five to one best albums of the year. Beepner also has some super phat tracks to share with you with his top three albums of the year! Thanks for listening and we'll be back next year with our ALWAYS timely and regularly-scheduled roundtable discussions.

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2016 Day One

Run Time: 1:47:33

December 19th, 2016

It has been another amazing year for music, with solid releases seemingly just falling out of the sky every week. The Album Listening Club's Polly and Taylor gather once again to run down their favorite releases from ten to six. Byron Hulcher's top three albums of the year are also shared. So much good music! How are you gonna hold onto it all? Tune in tomorrow for Taylor and Polly's top five and Beepner's very own top three!

Sockscast Episode 58

Run Time: 3:26:40

December 2nd, 2016

Our final regular, shoot the bull Sockscast of the year is here, and we've brought with us a very special surprise. Everybody's favorite fish-food connoisseur, Ashley has returned and she wants to talk a lot about how much she loves Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. After that, Polly looks toward Danganronpa's "Future," John's making ALL THE GAMES, and Rhete is playing No Man's Sky agai---wait..what?

SnS Album Listening Club: The Bronzed Chorus - Summering

Run Time: 1:17:28

November 26th, 2016

Your good pals at the Album Listening Club are back and even in a somewhat timely manner with a pick from PC Music enthusiast Byron Hulcher. You have been warned... This time we're checking out post-rock instrumentalist outfit The Bronzed Chorus' newest offering Summering. Has Byron redeemed himself, or is this strike two? Tune in to find out!

Sockscast Episode 57

Run Time: 3:22:48

November 20th, 2016

You might not have asked for it, but that doesn't mean you're not gonna get this very energetic fifty-seventh episode of The Sockscast! This time around, John's TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU, Rhete's busy slaying the dragons and the dogma, and Polly's back in the class courtroom and ready to solve the mysteries of a tropical island.

Sockscast Episode 56

Run Time: 3:01:23

November 6th, 2016

Aaaaaaaaand we're back! Didja miss us? After a nice long break away from the perils, trials, and tribulations of hosting a bi-weekly videogame-related podcast, the batteries are nice and fresh and we're ready to roll again. This episode, Rhete's Yakuza adventures reach their only logical climactic conclusion, John just can't stop shooting things, and Polly has to increase her forward momentum quickly.

The...What Now?

Run Time: 42:19

October 30th, 2016

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled Sockscast for... Wait...what's going on again?

Sockscast Nepisode 55.2: The Meganep VII Spoilercast

Run Time: 3:00:28

October 9th, 2016

The spoilercast that's been over a year and a half in the making. All these months your Sexy Sock Companions have spent talking about the Hyperdimension Neptunia series culminates with this Vert-sized spoilercast for Megadimension Neptunia VII with our good pal Carmichael Micaalus!

Sockscast Episode 55.1

Run Time: 2:18:41

October 2nd, 2016

A rare, brisk episode of the Sockscast rolls into the station this time with Rhete going on his very own Rhetro game playing odyssey, John finally finding his way out of last episode's Mysterious Castle, and Polly chimes in with the shortest segment in Sockscast history!

SnS Album Listening Club: Boris - Pink

Run Time: 1:28:02

September 23rd, 2016

Your pals at the Album Listening Club have returned after only a week, following our previous episode, and this time around we're chewin' the fat and gettin' our ears blown the hell out with Boris' 2005 release Pink.

Sockscast Episode 54

Run Time: 4:09:39

September 18th, 2016

Sockscast! It can really move! Sockscast! It's got an attitude! Sockscast! It's the best podcast ALIIIIIEEEYIIIIEEEYIIIIIIIVE! And to prove it, we're jam-packed with lots of discussion for your earholes this time around as Polly explores THE ENTIRE WORLD, John plays the cutest little RPG this side of Undertale, and Rhete's gettin' to work cleaning out that Steam backlog, so get comfy, he's got a lot to talk about. After the news and questions segment, stick around for a special spoilercast portion of the show on Davey Wreden's The Beginner's Guide.

Sockscast Episode 53

Run Time: 2:38:46

August 28th, 2016

The Sockscast celebrates its official TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY the only way they know how: Doing a regular damn episode of The Sockscast because IT'S TOO DAMN HOT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE! In this action-packed episode, Rhete's travelling the No Man's Skies, John is throwing vegetables everywhere, and Polly has a score to settle with some hellspawn! Yyyyyeeeeaahhhhhhh...

Sockscast Episode 52

Run Time: 2:52:35

August 14th, 2016

It's the hottest summer on record (probably) and that means we had no choice but to break out our hottest Sockscast of the year (not likely.) In this whiz-bang Rhete-centric episode, Rhete's literally doing all the things, John just can't seem to pry himself away from these Sonic games, and Polly's about to fire John for having the worst Sonic-related opinions.

Sockscast Episode 51

Run Time: 2:36:08

July 31st, 2016

Got a nice, breezy new episode of the ol' Sockscast here for ya this time around! This new chapter of the Sockscast Legacy gets started in probably the only fitting way as we John helps us dive deep into Sonic The Hedgehog, old and new while Rhete and Polly nerd out over the happy memories they created with Megadimension Neptunia VII and Life is Strange. Also, some anime or something, I dunno. Also, John is rude.

Sockscast Episode 50

Run Time: 4:00:50

July 17th, 2016

Well, who'd have thought we'd have made it this far? Our first big milestone! Episode 50! And to celebrate, we're...kinda just doing things the way we normally do around here. Up first, John's playing Pokemon Go because of course he is, Rhete's playing Shadows of Mordor and finally discovering "his thing," and Polly has zero time to solve this dilemma. After the news and your Twitter questions, we have ourselves a bit of a spoilercast for the Japanese Cartoon Shinsekai Yori in the second half of the show, but don't worry, there's a warning and timestamps to help you skip that if you'd like. And finally, the episode wraps up with a nearly 30-minute (though not in any way thorough or comprehensive) clip show of some of our favorite moments over the course of the show's first 50 episodes! Talk about jam packed! We earned that four-hour mark this time! (Shinsekai Yori Spoilercast Timestamps: 2:37:34 - 3:30:43)

SnS Album Listening Club 5: Coheed & Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow

Run Time: 1:42:29

July 11th, 2016

Hey! Lookit that! It's only been almost three months, but your good pals at the Album Listening Club are back in action and this time they're reviewing Coheed & Cambria's ambitious and seemingly troubled 2010 release, Year of the Black Rainbow.

Sockscast Episode 49

Run Time: 2:35:58

July 3rd, 2016

The Sockscast is back to a trio and in this episode things get maybe... a bit weirder than usual! Mighty No. 9 finally managed to eke its way out and and boy do we have opinions on that! After that Rhete has lots of experiences with the fishes, John's very, very, VERY excited to tell us all about The Game Specifically Made For Him, and Polly has a big project announcement! Things only get weirder from here...

Sockscast Episode 48

Run Time: 3:02:51

June 19th, 2016

It's that time of year again, when videogame companies trot out fake demos and trailers to illicit excitement in hopes of lots of pre-orders! We start this episode by shooting the bull about E3! And then, comin' out the bushes, you've heard her in the background of many Sockscast episodes, but she's finally decided to take center stage to make her podcast debut, it's Anna Thyer and she wants to talk some Fire Emblem! Along with that, Polly reaches out to the truth by shooting it, Rhete has finally played the most difficult game ever made, and John remains VERY calm while playing Spelunky.

Sockscast Episode 47

Run Time: 3:07:03

June 5th, 2016

Get yourselves ready for a Sockstravaganza as we welcome long-standing Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net community pal, artist, and overall great guy Carmichael Micaalus. He's gonna be sure to get you ALL caught up on his 2016 so far, which includes thrills, chills, and maybe a Fort Knox robbery. After that, Polly isn't quite sure why there's a fifth Die Hard movie, Rhete tears more into Tearaway and is reduced to tears, and John is playing all the hot new AAA releases.

Sockscast Episode 46

Run Time: 3:14:18

May 22nd, 2016

The Sockscast is joined this episode by Mirai, a super cool dude that's been chums with Polly and pals for years and he's gonna give us the lowdown on basement diving for treasure and Overwatch, among other things. After that, Polly is adrift in an ocean of stars, John's Final Fantasy consumption has reached critical levels, and Rhete's learning some hard lessons in warfare.

Sockscast Episode 45

Run Time: 3:25:02

May 8th, 2016

This episode of the Sockscast, we're giving bad people good idea as Sayara joins us to barf art all over this classless podcast. We get things kicked off the only way we can by discussing that there new Death Grips album, and then Sayara's gonna take us on a PSO2 journey with some Senran Kagura and a few other things swirled in to taste. After that, John's still got that Marvel Movie Madness, Rhete's puttin' all his best moves on Noire, and Polly is coming at you live from the new world.

Sockscast Episode 44

Run Time: 3:57:39

April 24th, 2016

NOTE: The audio quality of this episode is a little muddy due to some technical difficulties, but the issue will be resolved next episode. Apologies! The Sockscast goes worldwide and international for the second time in 2016 as SnS Forum member Gesh86 joins us all the way live from Germany Land and he wants to show us all of his martial arts moves and be REALLY salty about it! After that, Polly is 1001% better than you, Rhete needs to call Saul, and John is stuck at home.

SnS Album Listening Club 4: Killing Joke - MMXII

Run Time: 1:28:01

April 18th, 2016

What? Did you think your faithful pals at the Album Listening Club forgot about you? Well, don't worry your pretty little head, because we're back in action to discuss Beepner's choice of Killing Joke's 2012 release, MMXII!

Sockscast Episode 43

Run Time: 2:39:16

April 10th, 2016

Aww, dip, y'all are in for a treat this episode, because the world famous Erik of returns to the Sockscast and he just can't get enough Miis in his life. After that, all John ever does now is watch movies, Rhete can't keep himself out of post-apocalyptic wastelands, and Polly returns from her perilous magical girl labyrinth journey. Also...chasms...Well, just one SPECIFIC chasm...

Sockscast Episode 42

Run Time: 2:55:36

April 3rd, 2016

This episode of The Sockscast gets started off with a bang as we debut something super cool as hell from our good pal over at the Album Listening Club, Taylor, so be sure to shoot her some love when you hear it. Then, Maple The Fluffy Dog returns to our wonderful little Sockscast after almost a year and a half, and they've been up to some crazy shooty action with the incredible SUPERHOT and The Division. After that, Rhete plays the happiest RPG ever, John takes a trip to Outworld to destroy the Shao Kahn menace, and Polly gets stuck in a labyrinth with an entire harem of cute magical girls!

Sockscast Special Update (4/1/2016)

Run Time: 10:15

April 1st, 2016

You'll have to excuse the rush, but this is a special update episode of The Sockscast to report some late-breaking news that concerns a past guest we had on the show and the growing suspicions his appearance has raised. Presented here is Rainiac's confession in his own words.

Sockscast Episode 41

Run Time: 2:35:50

March 14th, 2016

The Sockscast welcomes aboard Nate, who many may recognize as Zenatoto from the LP boards at SnS, and he's here to pitch a revolutionary new game to John. After that, Polly hits the green, Rhete stars in his own retro anime series, and John has a few more box quotes he'd like to add to Secret of Mana.

Sockscast Episode 40

Run Time: 3:22:33

February 28th, 2016

Your good pal and mine, Beepner joins us for this rip-roaring episode of The Sockscast and he wants to tell us all about the cute little half-genie hero that stole his heart. After that, Polly heeds the Dark Call with JoyMasher's latest, Rhete does a whole lot of stuff that is decidedly not videogames, and John legally plays every Turbo Grafx 16 game he can get his grubby little mitts on.

Sockscast Episode 39

Run Time: 3:12:54

February 14th, 2016

In this magical episode of the Sockscast, we find out that Polly has a bigger D-Meter than you, John's been a ghost all along, and Rhete may just have a crippling addiction. Also, there's this series we're not sure you've ever heard about called Hyperdimension Neptunia, and we talk about it a little bit.

The SnS Album Listening Club 3: PC Music Vol. 1

Run Time: 1:38:16

February 7th, 2016

After a bit of life gettin' in the way, the Album Listening Club makes its triumphant return as we dig deep into Byron's pick, PC Music Vol. 1. What on Earth has Byron gotten us into? Join us as we untangle this mess of bubblegum to try and figure it all out...

Sockscast Episode 38

Run Time: 3:58:55

February 1st, 2016

Well, we just went and accidentally recorded our longest normal episode in a while, so we hope you got four hours to spare. We welcome the last surviving Brit, Rainiac to the show and he's gonna tell us all about how he parties hard and probably wrasslin' at some point. After that, Rhete's PSO2 stories only become more ridiculous, John joins Rhete and solves all the freakin' puzzles, and Polly has a pretty extensive review of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Sockscast Episode 37

Run Time: 3:28:48

January 17th, 2016

Dr.Nooooooo, infamous Rappy Bucket and all-around cool dude that Polly and Rhete have known since 2001, makes his podcasting debut in glorious Rappy Bucket Definition on this episode of the Sockscast and gives us the low-down on some Samurai Warriors and Metal Gear Solid V and so much more! After that, Rhete takes us on a journey with a bad-ass elephant, Polly spends two weeks playing games that are ten years old, and John plays games that make him feel terrified and small.

Sockscast Episode 36

Run Time: 3:17:32

January 3rd, 2016

Are you ready to kick off 2016 with the BEST PODCAST EVER? Well, too damn bad, because you're doin' it anyway, so shut your noise hole and open your hearing holes! Joining us this episode we have recently adopted SMPS baby, Raydio, who you may remember from our Anniversary cast and my stream. He's got a lot to say about The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky as well as some super secret game making talk near the end of the episode. Meanwhile, Polly's making a play to capture that Nuclear Throne, Rhete talks for 19 hours about Star Wars, and John is positively in love with Final Fantasy VIII!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2015 Day Two!

Run Time: 1:54:00

December 22nd, 2015

And here we are. The very top of the lists. The cream of the crop. Where the best battle it out in vicious Mortal Kombat to determine the Best Game Ever. No wait, that's Undertale, but how about John, Rhete, and Polly working through their 2015 Game of the Year lists with entries 5 through 1? It's all the thrills, chills, and action you could expect from one podcast as well as the final haul of listener-contributated listerinos. And with that, the Sockscast bids adieu to 2015. Thanks to everyone for listening and we hope to keep you interested and/or laughing as we cruise on into 2016! Much love, y'all.

Sockscast Game of the Year 2015 Day One!

Run Time: 1:22:55

December 21st, 2015

The year has wound down and it's time for the internet's only videogame-centric podcast to make sure you know the what's what and whoogle-ma-whizzits of the best games that have been played in 2015. In today's episode, Rhete, John, and Polly run down their lists from entries 10 to 6 and we dive into a treasure trove of your listener-submitted personal Game of the Year lists as well! Check back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2015 Day Two

Run Time: 1:24:17

December 15th, 2015

And the exhausting year of so many great tunes winds its way down with Taylor and Polly returning to count down their top five albums of the year! Join us once again for your fill of ordered lists and tasty jams!

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2015 Day One

Run Time: 1:42:15

December 14th, 2015

2015 has been an amazing year in music and that's why Taylor and Polly just couldn't help themselves and absolutely HAVE to share with you their Top 10 albums of the year! So sit back and enjoy some tasty jams from entries 10 through 6 on their lists.

Sockscast Episode 34

Run Time: 3:24:59

December 6th, 2015

We finally managed to trick Ashley into joining in on our dumb podcast shenanigans for our final episode of the year before Game of the Year stuff kicks off, and this three and a half hour thing is the result. As the year winds down it finds John having his mind blown for five hours straight by Virtue's Last Reward's True Ending and sharing some pretty popular opinions about Super Mario World, Ashley's been in the world of Nep-Neps and fighting off zombie hordes and finishing Tales of Xillia 2, Rhete's been slaying mighty foes with just his bow and dealing with his own zombie outbreak, and Polly has been reading only memories.

Sockscast Episode 33

Run Time: 2:29:26

November 22nd, 2015

We got a nice chill of a Sockscast ready for you this week as we check in on John and his insatiable need to kick and punch people, Rhete's inability to play anything other than JRPGs, and Polly stumbling onto a game that ended up being quite a neat little surprise!

Sockscast Episode 32.2 - The Undertale Spoilercast

Run Time: 5:32:39

November 16th, 2015

Our Undertale spoilercast! Knowing that this episode of the Sockscast exists fills you with DETERMINATION!

Sockscast Episode 32

Run Time: 3:03:38

November 8th, 2015

The Sockscast enters a brave new post-Bob Ross Marathon world and comes out swinging hard with John continuing his fascination with the Souls games, Rhete recounting his hilariously Japanese Cartoon adventures in Phantasy Star Online 2, and Polly being summoned back to Gamindustri once again to Nep-Nep as hard as she can. All that and a huge bag of news and listener questions that are sure to delight!

The SnS Album Listening Club 2: Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Run Time: 1:40:59

November 2nd, 2015

The Album Listening Club returns as we take a deep dive into Taylor's suggested listening material, the indie noise pop collective Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest. Upon its 2010 release, the album was met with consistently high critical praise, but does it have the same appeal for the listening club? Find out and enjoy some relaxing and somber tunes while you're at it!

Sockscast Episode 31

Run Time: 2:55:37

October 26th, 2015

Longtime SnS/8EasyBits Community member Peaches strolls into town this episode to give us the lowdown on tabletop gaming, getting lost in transit, and ignites a fiery Undertale discussion. After the fires calm, Polly gets in on this whole making Marios thing, Rhete busts out the finest selection in his wardrobe and clues us in on the mysterious connection between Undertale and BroForce, and John plays all the cool Wii U games and Demon's Souls. Also, Undertale...Probably.

The SnS Clubhouse Episode 01

Run Time: 2:28:05

October 18th, 2015

Introducing the Sliders n' Socks Clubhouse podcast! John's hosting, and he's brought along some friends (Frezno, Jetstorm, and Zeloz) to talk about everyone's favorite sockscast topic, OBSCURE OLD MAYBE-KINDA-BAD JRPGS! We've been playing through classics like Hydlide, SaGa, and Lagoon in the forum for a while now. It was after playing Defenders of Oasis for the Game Gear and King Colossus for the Sega Genesis that we finally decided to make a podcast of it! We go in-depth talking about our experiences with the two games, with a lot of delightful, lengthy digressions along the way. We hope you enjoy the podcast, and feel free to shoot John some feedback on Twitter (@Crono_Maniac)! You can even join in on the fun at the forum! Just drop by our Games section and join the conversation!

Sockscast Episode 30

Run Time: 2:24:42

October 11th, 2015

This is most definitely the episode of the Sockscast you'll wanna tune in for if you wanna hear all about how Polly's down with the clown, hear Rhete talk more about Phantasy Star Online 2 but then totally redeem himself by bringing up Saints Row 4, and John having an opinion or two about a little game you've probably never heard anybody talk about called Undertale.

Sockscast Episode 29

Run Time: 3:15:54

September 27th, 2015

The Sockscast gets off to a roaring start this episode diving into Rhete's latest masterpiece, Polly Clicker! You should all go play that now! After that, Polly put the finishing touches on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and has lots of opinions about it, Rhete turned into a big dumb and started playing Phantasy Star Online 2 again, and John and Anna just can't get enough Mario in their lives! All that and Shovel Knight makes a glorious return to the podcast! What more could you ask for?

The SnS Album Listening Club 1: Busdriver - Perfect Hair

Run Time: 1:17:54

September 20th, 2015

Beepner, Byron Hulcher, Taylor, and Polly launch an all-new music-focused podcast! The idea began originally as a forum topic, but now it's here and even better in podcast form. The idea is that someone in the group or the community suggest an album for the hosts to listen to over the course of an undetermined number of weeks and then they get together to discuss the album in-depth with some short clips from each track to give the discussion context. This first episode focuses on alternative hip-hopper Busdriver's 2014 project Perfect Hair. We hope you enjoy listening and please feel free to offer feedback and suggestions at the SnS Forum!

Sockscast Episode 28

Run Time: 3:22:15

September 13th, 2015

Get ready to laugh a lot with us as The Sockscast welcomes a man leaving a his putzy legacy all over the front lawn, SamuraiKarasu! We kick things off with some discussion on Let's Playing before diving back into The Last of Us, Ni no Kuni, and what it's like to be the world's only Power Rangers Blogger. After that, John goes two deep into the Mega Man Zero series, spends some time at a creepy summer camp, and because of course SaGa, Rhete's back to playing every single game ever made, and Polly just CAN'T stop thinking about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

Sockscast Episode 27

Run Time: 2:47:21

September 1st, 2015

A day late, but never a dollar short, the Sockscast is back and all up in your grill this episode as Polly talks Metal Gear and Phantasy Star, Rhete reminisces about the good ol days of Flash while playing around with sounds and shapes, and John just can't stop thinking or talking about Castlevania! EVER!

Sockscast Episode 26

Run Time: 3:02:47

August 16th, 2015

The Sockscast is back and grinding away as John takes us on a heart-wrenching and emotional tale of his latest cave spelunking adventures and Castlevania Goddamned Everything, Polly finally got around to playing Axiom Verge and can't wait to bore you with more of her dumb music stuff, and Rhete just can't stop sneaking around to hide all those episodes of Steven Universe he's watched in two weeks!

Sockscast Episode 25

Run Time: 3:19:02

August 2nd, 2015

All aboard the Sockscast Express as we're joined this episode by long-time SMPS community member byronhulcher. We're all yackin' about pretty much everything this episode with Byron getting all up in Dark Souls Grill and even more excited about Fallout 4! John's been away for a bit so he fills us in on his month of JRPGs, Kirby, and Castlevania, Rhete's watching ALL OF THE WORLD'S ENTIRE ANIME, and Polly digs deep into interactive fiction.

Sockscast Episode 24

Run Time: 3:14:09

July 20th, 2015

This episode of the Sockscast starts with the somber news of Satoru Iwata's passing, while at the same time looking forward to the impact he left on the industry as a whole. We're joined by Michellybells this episode, as she makes her Sockscast debut, filling us in on King's Field, a weirdly obscure Japanese-only Famicom title, and a host of other topics. Rhete's running blind through a forest and lamenting the impending doom of Flash, and Polly is a good speller! All that and a NEW Sockscast correspondent!

Sockscast Episode 23

Run Time: 3:52:39

July 4th, 2015

It's the Fourth of July weekend and the most patriotic podcast ever is celebrating with long-time Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net contributator and forumite Vanor Orion. He's gonna give us the low-down on his journey into PC gaming, Call of Duty, and of course, Monster Hunter! Lots of Monster Hunter! All the Monster Hunter! After that, Rhete's watching an anime abut cute girls doing cute things in a music club and playing "Quite possibly the greatest game ever made," Polly's been busy raiding tombs and playing the most delightful RPG ever, and John's got a bone to pick with one of your favorite games of all-time! Oh...and the ever-so-subtle lyrical genius of Till Lindemann.

Sockscast Episode 21

Run Time: 2:47:29

June 21st, 2015

The Sockscast crew is joined by the one and only other person on the podcast that cares as much about Faith No More than Polly, Pauncho Smith. In this episode we're gonna talk Faith No More, Final Fantasy VII, streaming, and a lot of Mighty Switch Force. John's fallen down another gaming-related rabbit hole with SNK's signature fighting series The King of Fighters, Polly is sneaking around and stealing everything, and Rhete's got another case of the Neptunias! And also, surprise Faith No More reviews when you least expect them! EXCITEMENT!

Sockscast Episode 22: The E3 Episode!

Run Time: 2:09:20

June 17th, 2015

Don't adjust your podcast feed or think you've downloaded the wrong episode! We're just doing things a tad out of order because the E3 excitement is JUST TOO MUCH! Our regular episode 21 will go live this Sunday, but for now, why not hang out with Polly, Rhete, and John as they talk about all the things that have them excited about the coming future of game-a-majigs!

Sockscast Episode 20

Run Time: 3:22:53

June 1st, 2015

In this episode of The Sockscast, we kick the can around with long-time Socksmakepeoplesexy contributator and community member Styles "The Hutch" Rockman, and he's gonna give us the what's what of improv theater, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III. After that, Polly's finally ascended to godhood and has a good time blowing things up, Rhete can't stop making his ball bigger and bigger and bigger, and John saw the new Mad Max film and...Pokemon. Because, of course Pokemon.

Sockscast Episode 19.2

Run Time: 2:58:14

May 17th, 2015

How would you like your Sockscast flavored with just a bit less Dark Souls than the last? Lucky for you, we've got that kinda variety too. Join us we dig into some MMO trends and banter with our good friend Mike (who is totally present for this episode!), John goes on a gluttonous media consuming frenzy, Rhete gets artsy fartsy and then decides to get all funky with his bad self...IN SPACE, and Polly puts a stop to yet another alien invasion (but not before curling into a fetal ball from the stress) and then comes to understand the true cost of war.

Sockscast Episode 19.1: The Dark Souls Episode

Run Time: 4:35:17

May 13th, 2015

So, have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I sure would like to listen to a whole bunch of interesting people talk about Dark Souls for well over four hours!" Well, boy howdy did you end up in the right place! Champion of All Videogames, dog lover, and all-around super awesome dude, Mike Foster joins the Sockscast this episode as we break down From Software's breakout hit from top to bottom, uncovering every secret and meticulously articulating what works and what doesn't.

The SMPS 10th Anniversary Sockscast Livecast (Part 2)

Run Time: 3:16:47

April 27th, 2015

(Part Two) The Sockscast celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net with a nearly seven-hour all call-ins show, getting a chance to talk to readers and contributators from around the world! A HUGE thanks to everybody that showed up and stayed with us throughout this monster of a podcast. We love you all! (Polly's mic runs a bit hot this episode, apologies for that.)

The SMPS 10th Anniversary Sockscast Livecast (Part 1)

Run Time: 3:41:32

April 27th, 2015

(Part One) The Sockscast celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net with a nearly seven-hour all call-ins show, getting a chance to talk to readers and contributators from around the world! A HUGE thanks to everybody that showed up and stayed with us throughout this monster of a podcast. We love you all! (Polly's mic runs a bit hot this episode, apologies for that.)

Sockscast Episode 17

Run Time: 3:07:15

April 12th, 2015

The Sockscast welcomes the lovely and always a sheer joy to be around, Gremlinzrus, as she takes us on her journey through Sockscast favorite Shovel Knight, and Sockscast not-so-favorite DuckTales Remastered! Rhete's got quiiiiiiiiiiiiite a bit to say about Bloodborne, and John might actually get around to talking about the most important game he's played, but first... And Polly just wants to go to sleep.

Sockscast Episode 16

Run Time: 3:15:58

March 29th, 2015

You kids and your fancy computermajigs and phonesamawhatsits are in for a treat this Sockscast! Sayara, awesome arty person and amazingly patient forum moderator joins us to discuss more of that Hyperdimension Neptunia stuff and music games! After that, John's discovered that you can actually play videogames to have fun, Rhete's got a lot of blood on his hands, and Polly's hands are even more blood soaked after that trip to Miami. Also, Jenny Death happened!

Sockscast Episode 15.2

Run Time: 1:16:53

March 22nd, 2015

Aaaaaaaand as promised, Deven Mack returns in this episode as we discuss his career both in front of and on the directing side of the microphone from his humble beginnings on Newgrounds, to starring in nationally televised cartoons, and his work within the indie games community. It's a fun and informative listen, so check it out!

Sockscast Episode 15.1

Run Time: 2:10:09

March 18th, 2015

The world's greatest voice actor and director, Deven Mack, joins the Sockscast in part one of this two-part special podcast to talk a bit of sportsball, voice acting, and his love of the sportsball. He also loves sportsball. Elsewhere in Socksland, Polly's mitochondria are OUT OF CONTROL, John's busy enjoying the best Final Fantasy, and Penis Energy is beatin' up dudes, crying a lot, and throwing cars around! Tune in next time for Episode 15.2, where we'll have an in-depth discussion with D-Mac about his career in front of the mic and on the other side of it as well.

Sockscast Episode 14

Run Time: 3:04:14

March 1st, 2015

April showers may bring May flowers, but February Wieners bring March FreezingInfernos! That makes no sense at all, but it's at least cool knowing that The Internet's FreezingInferno joins the Sockscast this episode to discuss his love of cartoons, platformers, and says a word heinous enough to become the first person ever bleeped on a Sockscast. Meanwhile, Polly is floating through space as a gravity ghost, Rhete is using his slow-mo vision to ogle boobies, and John spirals further into the madness that is the SaGa series.

Sockscast Episode 13

Run Time: 3:03:52

February 15th, 2015

This episode of the Sockscast marks the Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net/Sockscast debut of good pal and all around fun streamer, Erik of EriksJoystick! He joins us to discuss some StarBound and Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate among other things as Polly and Rhete take a trip to a magical land with the recent release of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 to put a decisive end to the console wars and finally, John's still on a personal crusade to become a magical girl and a frog!

Sockscast Episode 12.2

Run Time: 3:01:55

February 10th, 2015

Well, hey, better late than never, right? As promised, here's your Sockscast-Flavored Spoilercast for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, featuring your favorite Beepner and mine, Beepner! If you haven't played The Last of Us, firstly, what's your deal? Secondly, don't listen to this episode if you intend to play it in the future. Don't worry, you won't hurt our feelings...too much. To all others, we hope you enjoy the three-hour long conversation and we'll catch you on Sunday for our regularly scheduled Episode 13!

Sockscast Episode 12.1

Run Time: 3:33:57

February 1st, 2015

And so, The Powers That B said, "Let there be Sockscast," and all was good in the land! Of course, we obviously mean "The Powers That Beepner," since he's gracing our podcast with his ever-so-lovely presence and sharing his love of Dark Souls and cats fishing...or fisting...we're not sure. Meanwhile, Rhete, Polly, and John demonstrate the virtues of having your own videogame-related podcast by not talking about videogames much at all and instead focus on cartoons, music, and other weird obsessions truly befitting a podcast about videogames! And don't forget to tune in next week for a big ol' The Last of Us Spoilercast!

Sockscast Episode 11

Run Time: 2:49:20

January 19th, 2015

The Sockscast train pulls into the station an eensy-weensy little bit late this week due to illness, but try as it might, illness has no concrete way of stopping the maximum amount of yappage coming from the only sorta-videogame podcast that matters! This episode Polly's headin' on down to South Park to have herself a time, John's finally achieved his dream of becoming a magical girl, and Rhete's still...doing...lots of stuff!

Sockscast Episode 10

Run Time: 3:05:59

January 4th, 2015

The Sockscast is back and ready to kick off 2015 as they get the ball-a-rollin' with a three-hour post-holiday poscast for you to get all nice and cozy to. Over the last two weeks Rhete has managed to play every single goddamn game EVER CREATED, John warps back to 1985 with gaming's most beloved franchise, and Polly has been in the same dungeon for almost twenty hours!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2014 Day Two!

Run Time: 2:33:19

December 23rd, 2014

And here we are! The final Sockscast of 2014! The Game of the Year festivities come to their logical conclusion today with Polly, Rhete, and John counting down the top 5 games they played this year, pointing out a little disappointment here and there, going over the last haul of reader lists, and hopefully spreading some generally good feelings all around! Thank you to everybody that's stuck with us and guest hosted through this silly little podcast idea getting off the ground, and we'll catch you all in 2015!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2014 Day One!

Run Time: 1:33:37

December 22nd, 2014

2014 has officially wound down for the most part and it's time for Polly, Rhete, and John to start discussing their personal favorite games of the year, starting from number 10 and working their way up to number 6 today! We also have a glut of listener-submitted lists we'll be reading throughout to keep the festivities going! Was it YOUR list we read? Or maybe YOURS! Only one way to find out!

Sockscast Episode 8

Run Time: 2:53:53

December 7th, 2014

Otherwise known as "The Accidental 3D Sonic Games Discussion Episode," as John spent the last few weeks blazing through Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Rhete painted the world of Sonic Colors, and Polly...just wants to argue with John about this whole thing! After all the Sonic talk we find time to discuss other fun games like Freedom Planet, Cloudbuilt, FarCry 2, and Monument Valley!

Sockscast Episode 7.1

Run Time: 3:44:13

November 16th, 2014

Giant Bomb forums moderator (and star of his very own Flappy Bird clone game) MooseyMcMan joins the Socks Crew this episode and brings some tall tales of the latest Call of Duty and some fun go-karting action. Meanwhile, Polly just can't seem to bring herself ot leave the basement, Rhete's fighting a war of his own, and John still can't get enough self-imposed punishment in his videogaming!

Sockscast Episode 6

Run Time: 2:55:37

November 2nd, 2014

The Sockscast gets loosey-goosey this week as Twitter's Very Own RaquelineRe joins us to find out what everybody's been up to for the last couple of weeks. Rhete seems to have lost himself down a Legend of Zelda rabbit hole, Polly's been witnessing the end of humanity as we know it, John's STILL can't get over Gone Girl, and Raquel's spent her time being utterly smashed. And lastly, will we ever get the answer to the most important question of all? Tune in and find out!

Sockscast Episode 5

Run Time: 3:54:59

October 19th, 2014

This episode of the Sockscast comes barrelling out of the gate with John crossing an important entry off his fabled "need to finish" list, Polly motorbiking cross country and wrecking any fools that get in her way, and Rhete instigating a discussion about not one, but TWO of the PS2's most fondly remembered games. Stay tuned after that to find out about John's very serious condition and, of course, YOUR EMAILS!

Sockscast Episode 4

Run Time: 5:06:06

October 5th, 2014

If you're fishing for podcasts today, then you've nabbed yourself a mighty mammoth of one!

Jetstorm4 tells us all about his JRPGs, Polly recently re-caught the Metal Gear Solid bug, Rhete's playing with puppets, and John's all about that Dragon Warrior.

After that, Rhete, John, and Thom engage in a THREE GODDAMN HOUR dissection of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. You will know every little detail about Nintendo's time-traveling adventure after today's episode!

Sockscast Episode 3-2

Run Time: 1:58:19

September 29th, 2014

Momi rejoins the Socks Crew as we brazenly dive head-first into our promised roguelikes discussion and yap on and on about the good and bad of all those fancy perma-death games everybody loves so much. Once that's out of the way, we engage in some pointless, though interesting enough to be included in a podcast banter before burying ourselves in all the email you kind folks sent us this week.

Sockscast Episode 3-1

Run Time: 2:06:55

September 22nd, 2014

Note: Due to technical difficulties, this week's episode will be split into two installments. Skype wasn't playing nice so, tune in later this week for Episode 3.2 where we'll have a knock-down drag out discussion about roguelikes!

Twitter pal Momi Momiji makes his Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net debut as we discuss the finer points of the games we've played, some actual news for once, and finally answer the question of who the REAL Sockscast sex symbol is!

Sockscast Episode 2

Run Time: 3:11:24

September 7th, 2014

Beepner join's the Socks Crew for this installment of the Sockscast as we spend another three goddamn hours yapping about them crazy videroogames!

This time, Polly finds herself planet hopping, John revisits the end of Persona 4 with some Shin Megami Tensei IV sprinkled in, Beepner still isn't bored of the Borderlands, and Rhete tells us about his friend "Big Ron." After all that excitement, we dive head first into an extended discussion of the Contra series that you all probably knew was going to happen at some point, so let's just get it out of the way now!

Sockscast Episode 1

Run Time: 2:58:58

August 24th, 2014

After what feels like a majillion years, Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net finally has its own podcast! Join your amazingly knowledgable and endlessly entertaining hosts Polly, Rhete, and John Thyer (Crono Maniac) as they explore the uncharted territory of videogame-related podcasting.

Join them as they yap for almost three hours about such hard hitting and relevant topics as Jamestown, Dragon's Crown, Majora's Mask and a whole shitload of other Zelda, and an hour-long discussion on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive's recent 25th birthday!

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