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

  • Bonus Level 3: Decisions, Decisions

    March 1st, 2013  |  16 mins 45 secs

    Kole, Dennis, and David talk about the toughest decisions in games.

  • Bonus Level 2: We Are the Walking Dead

    February 22nd, 2013  |  2 hrs 16 mins

    Kole and Ben talk about The Walking Dead (the Telltale adventure game) in its entirety.

  • Episode 13: Going to Have Been Knowing This

    February 22nd, 2013  |  2 hrs 16 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about out-of-date PlayStation 4 predictions, more Kentucky Route Zero, and we ask you which games are more fun to watch than play.

  • Episode 12: Solar Boy's Adventures in Moon Town

    February 15th, 2013  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the rumored new Arkham game, Spaceteam, and how to make time for games.

  • Episode 11: General Puzzles

    February 8th, 2013  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about further game industry financial woes, The Cave, and we answer some of your questions.

  • Episode 10: Three Hams Will Kill Him

    February 2nd, 2013  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the aftermath of the THQ liquidation, the Binding of Isaac, and ask you why we continue to play games we don't like.

  • Episode 9: Cake Movers

    January 25th, 2013  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about arcades, Kentucky Route Zero, and Cart Life.

  • Bonus Level 1: Quickly, Now

    January 18th, 2013  |  1 min 32 secs

    Dennis and Ben recorded an episode of the Level while Kole was away, traveling for work. You just might enjoy the result.

  • Episode 8: One Wrestle DVD

    January 11th, 2013  |  2 hrs 9 mins

    Kole Ross, Dennis Furia, and Tyler Crumrine talk about the Pokemon X and Y announcement, Far Cry 3, and speedrunning against cancer.

  • Episode 7: The Banana Slice Secret

    January 4th, 2013  |  2 hrs 7 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Journey's grammy nomination, Hotline: Miami, and the Perfect Banana Slicer.

  • Episode 6: Shameless and Awesome

    December 21st, 2012  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about video game cease fires, games that can't decide if they're bad or good, and our games of the year.

  • Episode 5: The Drunk Conductor

    December 14th, 2012  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Dark Souls 2 announcement, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and dead franchises.

  • Episode 4: The Butterfield Bump

    December 7th, 2012  |  2 hrs 39 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Gary talk about the Binding of Isaac remake, political issues in games!, and whether or not loot is a good thing.

  • Episode 3: Abraham FranklinBible

    November 30th, 2012  |  1 hr 57 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Wii Mini, gender in video games, and Mystcraft, and Gravity Rush.

  • Episode 2: Wacky Nerd Fellas

    November 23rd, 2012  |  2 hrs 5 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Wii U launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, and Planetside 2. Welcome to the second level.

  • Episode 1: Video Games Should Factor In Somehow

    November 16th, 2012  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about Wreck It Ralph, PlayStation Plus on the Vita, and X-Com.