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 55: The Cradle of My Bailiwick

    March 8th, 2014  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Occulus Rift aquisition, we ask you which game you wish you could play for the first time again, and then we avoid talking about any video games whatsoever.

  • Episode 53: Not a Cynical Episode at All

    March 7th, 2014  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Batman: Arkham Knight announcement, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and we ask you what games you anticipated most.

  • Episode 52: My Fair Share of Anxiety Attacks

    February 28th, 2014  |  2 hrs 9 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the closure of Irrational, Calculords, and we ask you about your most-desired genre mashups.

  • Episode 51: Vestigial Crown

    February 14th, 2014  |  2 hrs 7 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Flappy Bird fiasco, Jazz Punk, and we do a free-play multiplayer segment.

  • Episode 50: Alpacallama Furia

    February 7th, 2014  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about an announcement that will ruin the podcast forever, Octodad, and we ask you about your favorite unique control schemes.

  • Episode 49: Don't Fry My Steez

    January 31st, 2014  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Angry Birds NSA controversy, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and we ask you about your favorite video game music.

  • Episode 48: Cave Legs

    January 24th, 2014  |  2 hrs 28 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about whether or not we want to change our name to Candy Level Saga, Risk of Rain, and we ask what you wish you could play but can't.

  • Episode 47: You Do Need Corpses to Some Extent

    January 17th, 2014  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Sim City's offline mode, Knock Knock, and we ask you how you find time to play games.

  • Episode 46: Popov's Dog

    January 10th, 2014  |  1 hr 1 min

    Ben Merkel, Kole Ross, David Moneysmith, and Dennis Furia talk about PlayStation Now, X-COM: Enemy Within, and how incapacitated Kole is.

  • Episode 45: Very Thirsty

    January 3rd, 2014  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, and David Moneysmith talk about the games we played over break, we ask you how you did on your 2013 gaming resolutions, and encourage you to stick around after the credits for a discussion about Dishonored.

  • Episode 44: Forget it Jake, It's Just a Turtle

    December 21st, 2013  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Starbound, Walking Dead Season 2, and ask you to name your favorite games of 2013.

  • Episode 43: The Sands Within

    December 6th, 2013  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about the Metal Gear Solid 5 delay, a bunch of old games, and ask you what your favorite new IP is (and what that even means).

  • Episode 42: Now Nobody Gets a Title

    November 16th, 2013  |  2 hrs 19 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about this disappointing new next gen era, the Dark Souls II beta, and ask you about Easter Eggs.

  • Episode 41: A Tramp Stamp for Humanity

    November 8th, 2013  |  2 hrs 16 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about being on the eve of the next console generation, Batman: Arkham Origins, and the state of games journalism.

  • Episode 40: Dark Sherpa

    November 1st, 2013  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Walking Dead Season 2 announcement, Sir, You Are Being Hunted, and we ask you about spooky games.

  • Episode 39: There Will Be Pigs

    October 25th, 2013  |  1 hr 53 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Dark Matter controversy, continue their discussion of Grand Theft Auto V, and ask you which heroes suck.