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 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.

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    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about out-of-date PlayStation 4 predictions, more Kentucky Route Zero, and we ask you which games are more fun to watch than play.

  • 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 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.