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 274: Improvised Murder Opportunities

    February 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Sunless Skies, Astroneer, and we ask you about your favorite game manuals.

  • Episode 273: Hey Shut Up and Eat Your Soup

    February 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about the release of Apex Legends, Frost Punk, and we ask you what your longest gaming session was.

  • Episode 272: Technically Not a Door

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Dennis, and David talk about the Steam/Epic/Metro controversy, Resident Evil 2, and we ask you about your favorite video game black sheep.

  • Episode 271: ... Monkeys.

    January 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Hbomberguy’s fantastic streaming event, Desolate, and we ask you which game you thought you’d hate, but ended up loving.

  • Episode 270: Pro-No

    January 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Kole, Jala, and David talk about the Resident Evil 2 demo, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and we do a free play multiplayer.

  • Episode 269: Picross, Mitochondria, and Despair

    January 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 53 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Jala talk about Tetris Effect, Stellaris, and we ask you what was the worst game you ever beat.

  • Episode 268: Criming Things

    December 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 58 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Gravity Rush 2, the Kingdom Hearts 3 leak, and we ask you what your personal game of the year was.

  • Episode 267: Popular Music Man is Wrong

    December 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Kole, Jala, and David talk about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Game Awards trailer reveals, and we ask you which single player game you’ve put the most time into.

  • Episode 266: As You Apparently Do

    December 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Bethesda’s bag controversy, Penumbra: Requiem, and we ask you which games deserve a sequel (or a better sequel).

  • Episode 265: I Made Six Quarts of Meal

    November 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala and David talk about the Golden Joystick award winners, The Company, and we do a Free Play Multiplayer.

  • Episode 264: The Streets Were Paved With Children

    November 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 52 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about the Detective Pikachu trailer, Goetia, and we ask you to write personal ads for game characters.

  • Episode 263: Just Like Pandas

    November 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about Red Dead Redemption, the Diablo: Immortal backlash, and we ask you about your favorite game dialogue.

  • Episode 262: Live Every Phase Like It's Blast Phase

    October 29th, 2018  |  2 hrs 13 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the PlayStation Classic lineup reveal, Super Mario Party, and we ask you about the dumbest ways you’ve died in video games.

  • Episode 261: Nip Those Dreams in the Bud

    October 19th, 2018  |  2 hrs 5 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about the Rockstar labor controversy, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and we ask you about your favorite open world games.

  • Episode 260: Axe-tra Large

    October 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Kole, Jala, and David talk about Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the strange Telltale saga, and we do a Free Play Multiplayer.

  • Episode 259: That's a Shame That That's Too Bad

    October 5th, 2018  |  2 hrs 2 mins

    Kole, Ben, Jala, and David talk about Hand of Fate 2, Bowsette, and we ask you what retro game you’d like to see a modern remake for.