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 79: Sonic Sonnets

    October 17th, 2014  |  2 hrs 16 secs

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about some GamerGate updates, Gauntlet, and we do a Free-Play Multiplayer.

  • Episode 78: Thermonuclear Clippy

    October 10th, 2014  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Kole, Ben, David, and Jala talk about the Myst TV show, Destiny, and we ask you about clans and guilds.

  • Episode 77: Molenukes Clish and Richard Fartlick

    October 3rd, 2014  |  2 hrs 48 secs

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the new Steam experience, Neverending Nightmares, and we ask you which game's looks blew you away.

  • Episode 76: Jambormee

    September 19th, 2014  |  1 hr 54 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Mojang acquisition, Hearthstone, and we ask what's up with Twitch.

  • Episode 75: Fiddly Bits

    September 12th, 2014  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about the new 3DS, Five Nights at Freddy's, and we ask you about genre-bending games.

  • Episode 74: Resident Gear

    September 5th, 2014  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Kole, Ben, David, and Jala talk about the recent unpleasantness, Shadowgate, and video game cover art.

  • Episode 73: Volcano for Military Purposes

    August 29th, 2014  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Metrico, Amazon's Twitch acquisition, and we continue last week's Free Play Multiplayer.

  • Episode 72: Don't Rage Quit the Yawhg

    August 22nd, 2014  |  2 hrs 10 mins

    Kole, Ben, David, and Jala talk about Atari's horror reveals, The Yawhg, and we do an action-packed free-play multi-player.

  • Episode 71: Ben Smiles

    August 15th, 2014  |  1 hr 59 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Gamescom announcements, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and ask you how your name your characters in games.

  • Episode 70: Fifteen Yoink

    August 1st, 2014  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about EA's subscription service, Comic-Con announcements, and the Dark Souls 2 DLC.

  • Episode 69: David is Legion

    July 25th, 2014  |  2 hrs 37 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the EVO tournament, One Finger Death Punch, and we ask you what should get the Telltale treatment next. Stick around after the credits to hear Ben and Kole talk about The Wire.

  • Episode 68: Tell Me About the Chickens, Sherida

    July 18th, 2014  |  1 hr 42 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis interview Sherida Halatoe, the developer of Beyond Eyes. We also talk about the Wii U's Virtual Console woes and talk about Long Live the Queen.

  • Episode 67: The Portrait of Dorian Telltale

    July 11th, 2014  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Shovel Knight, what's the deal with eSports?, and we ask you about the best gaming values.

  • Bonus Level 14: Burial at Sea

    July 4th, 2014  |  40 mins 56 secs

    Kole, Dennis, David, and Gary talk about the Bioshock: Burial at Sea DLC, wrapping up all discussion of Bioshock ever in the future.

  • Bonus Level 13: Bioshock Infinite

    June 27th, 2014  |  2 hrs 47 mins

    Kole, Dennis, Ben, David, and Gary talk about Bioshock Infinite in depth (at height?). We also speak with Adrian Murphy, the Senior Producer of the game, about the process of bringing it all together.

  • Episode 66: The Duckfeed Standard

    June 20th, 2014  |  1 hr 52 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Torment: Tides of Numenera delay, WATCH_DOGS, and we ask you about choice in games.