Have You Heard? is a series where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently heard from Dan, Scott, Ross, Colin, James and Drummond, the actors and voices behind the Pathfinder actual play podcast, The Danger Club…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
We’re a bunch of actors from London who wanted to relive the days we spent playing Dungeons and Dragons, so we grabbed our dice, built a studio and started recording. It’s an improvised story about 5 heroes who would otherwise be lost that find each other and make one hell of a team on a quest to save the world. But it’s also a real story about six mates doing weird voices and having fun.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
The Ricky Gervais podcast, and the Frongpants Network back in the mid 00s. Scott Johnson was doing stuff in terms of niche shows but with professional production that was ahead of its time back then.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
We started playing D&D after gigs in pubs around London, after a while friends started asking to come and listen, then strangers started asking too. We decided that it had an audience, and people liked hearing what we did, so here we are!
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
It tends to be non-gaming podcasts more than anything. In terms of style we try to be our own thing. Anything where there’s laughter and drama and there’s been some love put into making it.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
We had Jessica Fostekew on the show and that was so much fun. She’s an old mate from the comedy circuit and Hoovering is one of our favourite podcasts so we’d been trying for years to get her on the DCP. It worked out great, her character had a fight with a pencil, there was an evil calzone, we had fun.
What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned so far as podcasters?
Remembering the fun of it, and persevering. It can be easy for it to feel like it’s just a job when you’ve got editing, social media, booking guests etc. But then we sit down to record and it’s just six best friends having fun telling stories and all the stress melts away. If you can hold on to that then you can do anything.
What episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
Episode 21, Carpe DM. It’s the end of the first story arc and pure danger club fun, taking us into a very good string of episodes after. You can absolutely start from episode 1 though. It’s all one story. Also in episode 33 we fight a post office!
Where can Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
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