Don't Give Up Skeleton: A Dark Souls 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 55: Nicholas
February 1st, 2017 | 55 mins 51 secs
This week’s guest is Nicholas, aka StrenuousOrb on Twitter. Nicolas and I have long been twitter buds, so it was nice to sit down and talk about some Souls games. Check out his YT links for his challenge runs, which are great and I could also defeat the end boss of the DS3 DLC at SL1, just like him. Totally. I mean it.
Episode 54: Tim
January 25th, 2017 | 51 mins 1 sec
This week’s guest is from (take a drink) the Duckfeed community. I was able to meet Tim in person when Watch Out For Fireballs did live a show in Austin, TX. We’ve been in touch since, and I’m glad we were able to sit down and talk about his Souls experience. Tim talks about turning to Souls when his father passes away, and how he might just be a little bit tired of the games after the last five years.
Episode 53: Trey
January 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 49 secs
This week’s guest is Trey, a friend of mind from the Duckfeed.tv community (take a drink!). Trey and I got to meet in person during a live Watch Out For Fireballs in Austin, TX. Him and I sat down a bit after that and recorded this episode, in which we talk about his backwards journey through the Souls series. We go all over the place in this one, folks. Be sure to stay tuned after the credits to hear some of Trey’s band, Handsome Ransom.
Episode 52: James Carter
January 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
This week’s guest is James Carter from the Cane & Rinse podcast. James is one of those people (like myself) that can’t stop talking about the Souls games once he gets started. James and I go through all of the games, but sort of bounce all around instead of going straight through them. It’s a fun cast, and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Episode 51: Josh Garrity
January 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
I’m very happy to have Josh Garrity on the podcast this week! Josh is a host on the incredible Cane & Rinse podcast. Josh and I spend a good 20-25 minutes talking about games in general before getting into the Souls games, but I think y’all will enjoy it anyway.
Episode 50: Dylan
January 11th, 2017 | 56 mins 14 secs
As one quarter of the Chomp Chain Podcast, Dylan knows games. We sit down and talk about his history with the Souls games, and I think you’ll enjoy the story. We also get into other games like Skyrim, Metal Gear Solid, and Portal. Dylan is also a musician, so stay tuned after the show to hear one of his songs. It’s really good!
Episode 49: Chris Mosher
January 11th, 2017 | 53 mins 47 secs
Today’s guest is Chris Mosher, a friend from Twitter and podcast buddy. Chris is a BIG Dark Souls fan, and we get into just about everything you’d want out of your typical DGUS episode (except for The Old Hunters, which he hasn’t played, so I kicked him off the cast). Chris is a blast to talk to, and his enthusiasm for the Souls games is infectious. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he inspires a few people to go back to DS1 after this comes out.
Episode 48: Vader
January 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
We’re back! This week’s guest is VaderVanOdin, my podcast buddy from Dark Insight. We get all into Vader’s Souls history, including his brother being a bit of a back seat driver on Demon’s Souls. It’s always a blast sitting down and talking to Vader; he’s literally the nicest man in podcasting.
Episode 47: Cliff
January 4th, 2017 | 56 mins 17 secs
Cliff is the founding member of Dark Insight, an international gaming podcast. I’m also on Dark Insight, which made this whole thing really easy to book. Cliff talks about his backwards journey through the Souls games, and overall it’s just a fun convo about the Series. Enjoy!
Episode 46: Joan
December 26th, 2016 | 49 mins 11 secs
It’s that time again, y’all: another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton is here! This week’s guest is Joan, who I met during the 2016 Duckstream event. She helped me with some Darkest Dungeon advice, and then started hanging out in the Duckfeed Slack, and before I knew it we were chatting bout Souls games on the mic. Joan and I talk about most of the Souls games, and have eerily similar starting builds for some of the games.
Episode 45: Dave Klein
December 24th, 2016 | 59 mins
When I started Don’t Give Up, Skeleton, I did so with the aim of finding people that don’t have a voice in the community already. I wanted to get to people that didn’t already have YouTube channels or podcasts, but I’d be lying if I didn’t hope doing the show would give me the opportunity to interview some of the people that were popular in the community. So when the opportunity came up to chat with Dave Klein, I jumped at it.
Episode 44: Revatar
December 23rd, 2016 | 1 hr 21 mins
Yer a wizard, Richard! Nah, not really. Richard is from the We’re Not Wizards podcast, a delightful show about board games and the people who play them. He and I have become good friends over 2016, and I am very happy to for him to finally guest on this show. Unfortunately, he spends most of his time insulting me and raving about Lords of the Fallen.
Episode 43: Michael A. Cunningham
December 22nd, 2016 | 59 mins 50 secs
We’re baaaaacckkk! Another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton is here to feed your addiction to Souls chat. This week’s guest is Michael A. Cunningham, the editor in chief of RPGamer.com. Michael and I talk about all the Souls games, and he’s unique in that he didn’t particularly care for Dark Souls 1 after playing Demon’s Souls. Weird! Not really, people have all sorts of opinions.
Episode 42: Gibbed
December 21st, 2016 | 53 mins 2 secs
It’s another entry into one of my favorite genres of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton: the technical episodes! You have probably heard of Gibbed before now, but if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. Not only is he one of the nicest guys in the Souls community, he’s also one of the smartest. He’s got his on Demon’s Souls server setup, he’s broken into the 5th arch stone and brought us back hilarious gifs, and he hacks/mods a ton of other games besides. Seriously, I think this is a great episode.
Episode 41: Alex
December 20th, 2016 | 1 hr 22 mins
That’s right, we’re back with another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton. This week’s guest is Alex, a very charming dude that I heard on BSC a year or two back and had to get on the show. Alex and I have a lot of laughs about the Souls games, Friends, life in general, and everything in between. Spoiler alert: we finally have a show where the guest LOVES Dark Souls 2 and doesn’t particularly care for Bloodborne. Opinions! People have them.