In recent years, it feels like everyone and their mother has a podcast. That means there are a lot of choices out there and probably a podcast for everything, but when it comes to something incredibly broad like gaming, sometimes feeling spoilt for choice is tough. We’ve sifted through the space and come up with a list of twenty of the best podcasts to do with gaming. These vary and can be about anything from gaming news to reminiscing about some old-school classics. Check it out below!
The 22 Best Gaming Podcasts
1. 8-4 Play
If games from Japan are your thing, then check out 8-4 Play. Interestingly, although the offices are set in Japan, the podcast is created by a western localization studio for Japanese games, which makes it a good bit more accessible than you might think. It’s hosted by Mark MacDonald, Sarah Podzorski, Justin Epperson, and John Ricciardi.
2. Axe Of The Blood God
As this podcast’s name might suggest, Axe Of The Blood God is focused on role-playing games. This is USgamer’s official cast and it covers a wide variety of games from the genre, including Japanese RPGs and beginner-friendly ones like Pokémon games as opposed to Dark Souls-esque games.
3. Castle Superbeast
The Castle Superbeast podcast is sponsored by Rooster Teeth and hosted by Woolie and Pat, who you might know from the Super Best Friends Play podcast. This is a great pick if you want to keep up with gaming news but also want to feel like you’re in the room laughing with some friends at the same time.
4. Filthy Casuals
Filthy Casuals isn’t just a funny gaming podcast. It describes itself as a comedy podcast about gaming. It’s hosted by Australian comedians Tommy Dassalo, Adam Knox, and Ben Vernel. It also covers pop culture and is a fan favorite for how much of a great, casual listen it is.
5. Game Scoop!
IGN often gets the stick for the way their reviews have gone in the last couple of years, but they have a lot of content that’s well worth checking out, with Game Scoop! falling under that category. The show focuses on news, but there are also other fun segments that keep things fresh every week.
6. Get Played
A unique twist on most gaming podcasts, Get Played (formerly How Did This Get Played?) focuses on some of the less memorable moments in gaming history. These include not just bad games… but outright weird ones. It’s not only insightful and great to listen to as a gaming enthusiast, but a fun listen.
7. Giant Bombcast
Giant Bombcast is one of the better and more well-known gaming podcasts out there. It does a lot, including but not limited to gaming news, covering recent releases, reviews, interviews, and more. Like some of the best podcasts around, the conversations often descend into chaos, which is something fans love about it.
8. Into The Aether
Hosted by Stephen Hilger and Brendon Bigley, Into The Aether describes itself as a lowkey podcast about games. Every Wednesday, the hosts reminisce about some of their best memories with gaming series and go out of their way to dive into gaming genres that they don’t typically enjoy and/or aren’t well versed with.
9. Kinda Funny Gamescast
The Kinda Funny Gamescast has a rotating cast of hosts, including Greg Miller who you might know from IGN. The podcast covers news and trending topics in the gaming space. You come for the news, but you’ll end up staying for the charismatic feel. The podcast often does great interviews too, like one from 2020 with Neil Druckmann, Ashley Johnson, and Troy Baker.
10. Play Watch Listen
Play Watch Listen is hosted by an eclectic group of people, within gaming at least. Troy Baker, Alanah Pearce, Austin Wintory, and Mike Bithell join forces as a voice actor, media member, game composer, and game director, respectively. They cover not only games but the industry of gaming with their unique insight.
As you might be able to guess from the name, Retronauts is a podcast that focuses on games from the past and what impact they had on gaming today. This can be treated as a complete history lesson for hardcore gaming fans or a nostalgia trip for them or anyone else.
12. Sacred Symbols
The sacred symbols in question here are the square, triangle, cross, and circle buttons because this podcast is about all things PlayStation. This is everything from news, exclusives, and covers not just the main generation consoles, but things like the PSP, PS Vita, and PSVR.
If you find that you love gaming, but your regular life often gets in the way, then perhaps SPAWNPOINT is the right episode for you. The show is about balancing gaming and parenting and is perfect for older gamers that are on the lookout for the best gaming podcasts that reflect their steady love for the interactive media medium.
14. The Besties
The title of this show really gives away what’s great about it. It’s about four good friends – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick – and their favorite video games. Most of the show's episodes give away what game they’re focusing on, so feel free to skip around.
15. The MinnMax Show
This show focuses on recent gaming news and headlines, but what makes it unique is that in every episode, the hosts focus on feedback from their Patrons, which gives it a real sense of community.
16. The Nextlander Podcast
Hosted by Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro, The Nextlander Podcast is focused on your standard gaming stuff like news and headlines, but it also covers interesting topics like FIFA and EA’s relationship.
17. Triple Click
If you’re familiar with Kotaku, you might already know some of the hosts of this podcast. Their background in the industry makes the discussions informed and each topic focuses on a specific topic that is dived deep into.
18. Watch Out For Fireballs!
On a weekly basis, Garry Butterfield and Kole Ross play a game from start to finish and then analyze it from top to bottom. It’s a great one to go through with them if you’re looking to enhance your gaming experience.
19. Waypoint Radio
This is Vice’s video game podcast and it covers not just your standard video game news, but real-world issues relating to video games. This means it’s not the most light-hearted listen but if you want something challenging and thought-provoking, definitely give this a try.
20. What’s Good Games
The best way of describing What’s Good Games is that it’s a positive, good vibes podcast about gaming. Hosted by Andrea Rene, Kristine Steimer, and Brittney Brombacher, it covers industry news and video games with a positive spin, which is sometimes all too hard to find in this culture.
21. Triple K.O.
Matt McMuscles, Maximilian Dood, and Justin Wong consume and adore all things fighting games. And every time they come together to chat about every topic imaginable for that amazing genre, they offer convincing evidence of their placing here on this list of the best gaming podcasts. Triple K.O. is a treasure trove of deep convos and mentions of deep cuts when it comes to the most popular and less known fighters. If you watch EVO every year and know what the term "frame data" means, then this three-man podcast is for you.
22. Weapon Wheel Podcast
For our final selection on this list of the best gaming podcasts, we gotta send a shout-out to all the OG YouTube content creators that banded together to bring this weekly gaming news roundup to life. What makes this gathering of gamers such as BrokenGamezHDR, JackmoveJohnny, and BLACKB0ND so listenable is the hilarious banter between them and the rest of the regular/guest panel. You'll be treated to heated discussions about embarrassing fanboy behavior, passionate conversations about which games are awesome and just outright suck, and hilarious banter whenever random jokes and a roast session get underway.