The Level

A podcast for people who love video games.

About the show

The Level is a podcast for people who love video games. It's a weekly roundtable hosted by friends and industry outsiders Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, David Moneysmith, and Jala Prendes. Every Friday, we discuss video game news, the games we've been playing, and listener mail.

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Episodes

  • Episode 307: It's All Horrible

    December 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Jala talk about Death Mark, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, and we ask you about twists and reveals in games.

  • Episode 306: Better than Hew

    November 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 52 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and david talk about Control, Overland, and we ask you what current design trends will feel like fads in the future.

  • Episode 305: REDRUMER

    November 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Grindstone, Far Cry: New Eden, and We Were Here Together.

  • Episode 304: Video Edging on the Stars

    November 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Outer Worlds, and we ask you about your favorite boss fights.

  • Episode 303: Clam Salve

    November 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about The Outer Worlds, Jackbox Party Pack 6, and we ask you about gaming while sick.

  • Episode 302: Sexy Capitalism

    October 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 57 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Untitled Goose Game, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and how Blizzard chose money over democracy.

  • Episode 301: Terminator Terminator

    October 4th, 2019  |  2 hrs 7 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Code Vein, Man of Medan, and we do a free play multiplayer.

  • Episode 300: This is a Stupid Show, You Guys

    September 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, Jala, and David talk about Link’s Awakening, World of Warcraft Classic, and we celebrate episode 300.

  • The Road to 300

    September 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Welcome to our star-studded preview event, where we build hype for the massive milestone we're about to hit: Episode 300.

  • Episode 299: RE:pressed

    September 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Remnant: From the Ashes, Gris, and we ask you what games you love but will never play again.

  • Episode 298: Where Are You Getting This Jelly?

    August 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about Final Fantasy XII Remastered, one police department’s attempts to prevent SWATting, and we ask you which game mechanics you hated, but learned to love.

  • Episode 297: Nomansky

    August 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about No Man’s Sky: Beyond, the Apex Legends PR fiasco, and we ask you about your favorite post-launch game reinventions.

  • Episode 296: Untitled

    August 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Jala talk about Helltown, the return of the Dune board game, and we ask you to make new games by slightly altering the titles of existing games.

  • Episode 295: Piss and Invinegarate

    August 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Forager, do a free play multiplayer, and we get into the bullshit resurrection of the violent video game myth.

  • Episode 294: Hall and Oates Stealth

    August 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 42 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Autochess, reflect on which tabletop games are popular in Roll20, and ask you which game elements have the best game-feel.

  • Episode 293: Seven Different Fetish Mines

    July 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David dip into that dark energy and talk about some usual suspects, some irritating news stories, and we ask you which game villain you’d hench for.