Don't Give Up Skeleton: A Dark Souls and Bloodborne Podcast
About the Show
Don't Give Up, Skeleton is a podcast inspired by one simple question: how did you get into the Souls games? Every week, Jeremy Greer interviews a guest about their own personal Souls story. Guests include a wide variety of people, both well known on the internet and completely unknown. Each episode is a bit different, with guests discussing what the games mean to them, whether it be a technical look into the inner workings, how NPC quest lines mirror personal relationships, fun and exciting lore stories, or lengthy discussions about the music in the games.
Episode 95: Jessi
October 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
This week's guest is Jessi, an extremely filthy wizard and now co-host of the Salt Report podcast (seriously, go listen to the Salt Report podcast, it's extremely good and funny, and is entirely made up of former guests of this show). Jessi is an illustrator and artist who hasn't played all the games, but approaches them from a unique perspective. She agreed to sit down with me and discuss her funny names for Bloodborne bosses, why Souls handles women and gender so well, and to bring up friend-of-the-show Niki approximately 100000 times. Enjoy!
Episode 94: Stephen Rhodes
October 11th, 2017 | 49 mins 59 secs
This week's guest is Stephen Rhodes, a games writer that has definitely worked on at least one of your favorite games. He and I sat down to talk about his history with the series, starting way back when Demon's Souls came out. We talk about all of the games, how Dark Souls influenced games writing, and a bunch of stuff in between. Be sure to check the links for more of Stephen's writing. Thanks for listening!
Episode 93: Cameron
October 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
The third and final cohost from the Monster Dear Monster podcast is Cameron, and this is his episode of Don't Give Up, Skeleton. Cameron and I had a blast talking about his history with the series, why Dark Souls 2 is great, and why invasions are so scary. Be sure to go check out MDM (I would highly recommend starting with the episode on Shin Godzilla) and Cameron's twitter. Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 92: Dave
October 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 52 secs
This week we have three guests, all hosts of the Monster Dear Monster podcast. This episode's guest is Dave, who started way back with Demon's Souls but never really got hooked until Dark Souls 2. We talk about his history with the games, and why he was a little disappointed with the direction Bloodborne took. Be sure to check the links for Dave's twitter and podcasts. Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 91: NinjaBadger7
October 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 secs
Hello! We're starting this week with a bang! Three episodes, each one with a host from the Monster Dear Monster podcast. This episode's guest is NinjaBadger7, an extremely nice person who has lots of affection for the series, specifically Bloodborne. We talk about how the game's difficulty can prevent it from being accessible to "normal" gamers, and that special sense of satisfaction of killing a boss that you've been banging your head against for hours. Be sure to check out the Monster Dear Monster podcast for all of your monster needs.
Episode 90: Theomeny
September 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 40 mins
Welcome back, listeners. This week's guest is Theomony, a Souls lore enthusiast with some fascinating insights into the Souls/Bloodborne games. We've been friends on Twitter for awhile now, so it was great to sit down with her and talk about her experiences with the games. Be sure to check out her Souls streams and YouTube for some great hashtag content. Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 89: Adam F
September 20th, 2017 | 54 mins 29 secs
This week's guest is Adam, a guy who loves making lists about his favorite and least favorite things in Dark Souls. Adam and I sat down and talked about him discovering the games, his desire for a Star Wars themed Souls game, and the fact that he loves the Chalices (yes!). Enjoy the episode, everyone!
Episode 88: Sightless Pyromaniac
September 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week's guest is a friend of mine from tumblr and a big contributor to my old blog, Dark Souls Haters. Sightless and I sit down and talk about DS1, 2, and 3, because he's mostly a PC guy and skipped Demon's and Bloodborne. We talk about why everyone hates magic users in PVP, why cookie cutter builds are bad, and I get salty over Souls PVP in general. Enjoy!
Episode 87: Terese
September 6th, 2017 | 59 mins 12 secs
Well, prepare to fall in love with Terese. Teresa's son bought her Demon's Souls, but she was a bit too intimidated to start it. So she waited until a co-worker convinced her to play Dark Souls, and she's been in love ever since. She talks about her journey through the games, how she spends time doing co-op runs with her husband, and the reasons she didn't click with Bloodborne. I promise you, this is one you don't want to miss.
Episode 86: Trond
August 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
Trond is a Dark Souls fan all the way from Norway, and has a very interesting in depth look into the games. We sat down a few months ago and talked about his introduction to the series, and how he used the game's reputation for difficulty to power through the early parts of the game.
Episode 85: Sara
August 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
Sara (who goes by BellringerKat on tumblr) is a professional illustrator and part time Bloodborne lore guru. Because of the distance between us (she's in Italy), the audio quality is a bit rough this week. I promise you're going to want to listen, though, because Sara has some very interesting insight into the world of Bloodborne. She also has a different opinion to on the subject of people shipping Gherman and Lady Maria, which I think is pretty fascinating. Enjoy!
Episode 84: Wiegraf
August 16th, 2017 | 59 mins
This week's guest is one of my friends from the Duckfeed Slack: Wiegraf! Wiegraf is an interesting dude with an interesting approach to the Souls games, as you'll hear on the episode. We also discuss Armored Core and Nier Automata (don't worry, no spoilers), plus his progress on developing his own RPG based on Bloodborne. All of those links are in the show notes below, so be sure to check them out. Thanks for listening!
Episode 83: Nick
August 9th, 2017 | 59 mins
Hello! This is part two of the double release week with the gents from Dingus Boys Gaming. This is Nick, who tells me all about his experiences with the Souls series, including the craziest challenge runs and trying to get his girlfriend to play Souls games. Be sure to check the links for the charity stream Nick and Andrew did and that I guested on, and stay tuned to their Twitter for the next stream even. Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 82: Andrew
August 9th, 2017 | 52 mins 56 secs
This week we have two episodes for you to get down on. First up is Andrew, who is one have of the Dingus Boys. I met Andrew and Nick when Fiona (whom you might remember from episode 20) asked me if I wanted to participate in their charity stream. They were streaming Dark Souls 3 for 24 hours straight, so I jumped in for an hour or two and chatted with them about their Souls experiences. You can find that video below! A few months later Andrew and I sat down to talk about his entire history with the games. Enjoy.
Episode 81: Cara
August 2nd, 2017 | 58 mins 54 secs
It's another episode! This week's guest is Cara, who is maybe the nicest Souls player I've talked to so far, which I make a point it tell her throughout the episode. Anyone willing to volunteer their time to help people through 5-2 in Demon's Souls is basically a saint as far as I'm concerned. Cara started from the beginning and worked her through the series chronologically, and likes to play through these games multiple times and has hundreds of hours across all the games. We talk about all five, and I'm 100% sure you will agree with me when I saw Cara is super nice.