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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

JOHN AND ANNA HAVE TAKEN OVER THE PODCAST AGAIN AND I AM NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS!

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 Bpwner'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. Bpwner 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 Bpwner'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 Bpwner'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 twitch.tv/eriksjoystick 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, Bpwner 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

Bpwner, 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 twitch.tv 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 Bpwner and mine, Bpwner! 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 Bpwner," 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

Bpwner 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, Bpwner 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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