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Make the Holidays Your Favored Terrain With These Critical Role Podcasts
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Make the Holidays Your Favored Terrain With These Critical Role Podcasts

Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show, featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch them every Thursday night at 7:00 PM PT on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha.

“Vacations are my favored terrain.” – Taryon Darrington

It’s that time of the year again, where we find ourselves sitting for hours inside a cramped car or jammed into an airplane seat to get home for the holidays. But it doesn’t have to be a miserable time, thanks to the familiar, soothing voices of some of your favorite voice actors.

Whether it’s the official podcast so you can catch up on those episodes you missed or fan podcasts you haven’t had a chance to listen to yet, these Critical Role podcasts can help pass the time and make your holiday travel a little more bearable. Or, once you get where you’re going, give you something to listen to when you escape your chatty family and curl up in a quiet corner for a while.

Mild spoilers for Critical Role follow.

Official Critical Role Podcast

Did you join the party late and miss some adventures? You’ve probably downloaded and enjoyed the official Critical Role podcast by now, but if not, there’s no better time. Catch up on episodes you missed or listen to your old favorites while you’re on the road. Vox Machina and friends make any drive or flight more enjoyable.

Episodes are also available on iTunes and Google Play.

Fan Podcasts

Although most of the shows on this list have taken a hiatus now that Vox Machina’s adventures have ended, these fan-produced podcasts can easily be paired with the episodes you’re catching up on over the holiday break.

  • Arcana Philosophical – Self-described as “the Critical Role Insight-check podcast,” Arcana Philosophical host Reuben Bresler weighs in regularly on Vox Machina’s thoughts and motivations.
  • Critical Re-Roll – While the podcast is currently on hiatus, you can listen to episode breakdowns and thoughts from a rotating group of hosts and guest hosts in past installments.
  • Critical Thinking – “Three writers, gamers, and film/TV buffs take the time to re-watch and discuss” Critical Role, says this podcast’s description, making them the perfect companions for your own return to Vox Machina’s adventures.
  • Gilmore’s Glorious Gossip – This YouTube-based podcast may not be downloadable, but it’s fun listening to the Critical Role analysis once you’ve reached a destination with wifi. You’ll also see fan art you might have missed.

The Cast Stops By Other Podcasts

Dragon Talk
Did you plow through all those podcasts and forget to save something for the trip home? We’ve got you covered! As a bonus, here are three podcasts featuring some of the cast from Critical Role. They stop by Wizards of the Coast and Speakin’ Geek to chat about the show, their careers as voice actors, and more.

What are your favorite Critical Role podcasts? Tell us in the comments!


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Photo: Kelly Knox, Dragon Talk Image: Wizards of the Coast

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