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 366: Spacetimeshare

    April 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about Magic: The Gathering Arena, Hades, and we ask you which game villain lair you would most want to live in.

  • Episode 365: Infra Penny

    April 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 59 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Outriders, Pummel Party, and we ask you to pitch game characters pitching things.

  • Bonus Level: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

    March 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Jala and Kole continue their informal visual novel discussion series with a classic in the genre.

  • Episode 364: Square the Sphere

    March 26th, 2021  |  2 hrs 10 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Loop Hero, Magic: Legends, and we do a Free Play Multiplayer.

  • Episode 363: Chickens Took My Boat

    March 12th, 2021  |  2 hrs 5 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Valheim, Gnosia, and we ask you about easy games that are still fun.

  • Episode 362: Pope Joe Doin' Your Shine Job

    March 5th, 2021  |  2 hrs 2 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about Perception, Among Us mods, and we ask you to pitch some video game restaurants.

  • Episode 361: A Box With a Wizard In It

    February 26th, 2021  |  2 hrs 4 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Bowser’s Fury, FUSER, and we ask you to pitch some game mashups.

  • Episode 360: I Do Hikes

    February 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Dyson Sphere Program, Concrete Genie, and we ask you what microtransactions you feel good about.

  • Episode 359: Wydde

    February 5th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Ori and the Will of the Wisp, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, and we ask you which games you like the idea of, but don’t like actually playing.

  • Episode 358: 80% Bathroom by Volume

    January 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Resident Evil Maiden demo, the GameStop short squeeze phenomenon, and we ask you which side character should get their own game.

  • Episode 357: Does... (Sigh)

    January 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 59 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about Pokemon Sword, Satisfactory, and we ask you about bad lines of video game dialogue.

  • Episode 356: SatisFaustory

    January 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 36 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Glass Staircase, Trackmania 2020, and we announce the 2020 Title of the Year winners.

  • Episode 355: The Waffle's Getting in There

    January 8th, 2021  |  2 hrs 27 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Maneater, Rust, and we ask you about game design bummers.

  • Episode 354: Don't Gatekeep Gaming

    December 25th, 2020  |  2 hrs 20 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Among Us, Trackmania 2020, and we ask you about song and game memories that are linked.

  • Episode 353: Demon Blood is a Good Moisturizer

    December 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Cyberpunk 2077, Myst VR, and we ask you about hard-hitting moments in games.

  • Episode 352: Congratulations, Dennis and Jen

    December 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about We the Revolution, Rock Band 4, and we ask you about important games and important moments.