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 21: A Little Too Loud When It's Quiet

    May 24th, 2013  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the X-Box One reveal, Thomas Was Alone, and Super Stickman Golf 2.

  • Bonus Level 6: Heavy Rain

    May 17th, 2013  |  43 mins 9 secs

    We revisit an old episode of Stand Under the Don't Tree and Riddle Me This to talk about Heavy Rain. We'll be back next week with a new episode of The Level.

  • Bonus Level 5: Spec Ops: The Line

    May 3rd, 2013  |  2 hrs 35 mins

    This is a very special bonus level where we give the game club treatment to Spec Ops: The Line.

  • Episode 20: Spit Blunk

    April 27th, 2013  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the recent Nintendo announcements, X-COM enemy unknown, and we ask you what games you keep coming back to.

  • Episode 19: Tennis Furia

    April 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Castle of Illusion remake, Improbable Island, and your favorite mods.

  • Episode 18: Gerund's Lair

    April 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Kole, Dennis, David, and (eventually) Ben talk about the always-online Xbox controversy, the Dark Souls 2 reveal, and ask you about your emotional responses to games.

  • Episode 17: I Shot Him With My Car Gun

    April 5th, 2013  |  59 mins 47 secs

    Kole, Dennis Bot, Ben, and David talk about the Metal Gear Solid 5, Bioshock Infinite, and Organ Trail.

  • Episode 16: Blue Car on Fire Syndrome

    April 1st, 2013  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Duck Tales Remastered announcement, Little Inferno, and Tomb Raider. Welcome to the 16th level.

  • Bonus Level 4: Hype to Quality Differential

    March 22nd, 2013  |  45 mins 18 secs

    Dennis, Ben, and David talk about expectations and disappointment.

  • Episode 15: Every Spider Looks Like a Nail

    March 15th, 2013  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Kole, Dennis, and David talk about the God of War trophy debacle, the pricing on the Steam Box, and Sleeping Dogs.

  • Episode 14: Kill All Animals and Take Their Outsides

    March 8th, 2013  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Sim City woes, what "next gen" means, and we ask you who your favorite developers are.

  • 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.