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. Support the show directly at https://patreon.com/dontgiveupskeleton
Episode 78: Grace
July 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 15 secs
You probably remember episode 69 (nice), right? Where 4 extremely gay ladies came on to talk about their love for Lady Maria? Well, today's guest is one of those ladies: Grace! Her and I sit down to talk about our mutual love for the Souls games, and man, it's just so much fun to talk to someone who is genuinely enthusiastic about these games! You can just tell she loves them a whole bunch. Enjoy the episode, and remember to check out Don't Give Up, Skeleton for all the links to the show you could possibly want.
Episode 77: Alex K.
July 5th, 2017 | 55 mins 44 secs
Today's guest is Alex K! Alex and I sit down and talk about his initial difficulty with the Souls games, and how quickly he went from "this is too hard" to "I must play all of these games immediately." In fact, he tells me finished all five within six months, something I've heard a few times on this podcast but still don't believe is actually possible.
Thanks for the listening everyone!
Episode 76: John G.
June 28th, 2017 | 58 mins 24 secs
This week's guest is John G. John got in touch with me awhile back and said he freakin' loved the Souls games, and he was NOT kidding. You can hear the intensity come out in the conversation. John is a cool guy and I think y'all will like this episode.
Episode 75: Silver
June 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week's guest is Silver, a friend of a friend I met that loves the Souls games, and plays them in a very intense way. Silver and I walk through their history of the games, and get into Silver's opinion on why Dark Souls 2 failed to live up to Dark Souls 1. It's a fun conversation, as it generally is every episode, and I think you'll dig it. Make sure to check the links and help save the red pandas, which Silver has been doing for a long, long time.
Episode 74: Zach, from Lordran and Beyond
June 14th, 2017 | 57 mins 49 secs
If your'e a Souls fan that's spent any sort of time on Tumblr, you've probably heard of Lordran and Beyond. A Dark Souls fanart blog and webcomic, it's pretty much THE blog for all your Dark Souls needs. I sat down with Zach to chat about his history with the series, how and why he started the blog, and why he thinks Resident Evil Souls is the future of the series. No, I'm not kidding. It's a great conversation, so enjoy!
Episode 73: Jake Lionheart
June 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 28 mins
Don't worry folks, that song you're hearing doesn't mean you accidentally downloaded the wrong podcast. It's just this week's guest, Jake Lionheart! Jake is an indie rapper that likes to rap about something he loves: video games! Here's a twist though: his songs are actually good! Honestly, most people rapping about video games are pretty terrible, but Jake's songs walk the fine line between taking something seriously and also having fun with it. We talk about his experience with the Souls games, and the songs he's written based on them. Jake's new Bloodborne album comes out TODAY, so go check it out.
Episode 72: Open Mike Eagle
May 31st, 2017 | 58 mins 17 secs
I'm very excited to say that this week's guest is Open Mike Eagle. I've been a fan of his for a few years now, and was (as you'll hear in the episode) completely surprised when he followed me on twitter. I was floored when he said he was a Dark Souls fan, so of course I had to get him on the podcast. We talk about his journey through the Souls series, touching on all the games one way or another. It's a very fun episode! If you aren't familiar with him, go check out his music, it's GREAT.
Episode 71: Alex G.
May 24th, 2017 | 54 mins 53 secs
You know what you shouldn't be when you play Dark Souls for the first time? Drunk. Unfortunately, that was Alex's experience. He arrived at a friend's house to find them playing Dark Souls 2 and doing Drunk Souls: take a shot or drink every time you die. Needless to say, it didn't go well. Fortunately, it didn't ruin the series forever for him. We talk about the rest of his journey in this episode of Don't Give Up, Skeleton. Enjoy!
Episode 70: Heath
May 17th, 2017 | 59 mins 28 secs
This week’s episode is all about one thing: authenticity. Heath has found lots of things in search for authenticity, so we go through a variety of topics this week. If you had told me I’d be talking about mixed martial arts and how it can be compared to Dark Souls, I would have called you crazy. But here we are.See the links below to find Heath on the internet.
Episode 69: Nice
May 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 17 mins
Time for something completely different, listeners. Our old friend Niki from episode 36 sent me the following DM a few months back: "hey, do you have any plans for episode 69?" Some of y'all probably know that I record these pretty far in advance, so while I had something for episode 69, I immediately told Niki I didn't and asked her what she was thinking. Her idea was to have her three gay friends come on the show, and have a sort of hour long chat about how great Lady Maria is. That seemed like it could be a super interesting and hilarious podcast, so I agreed, and I was right: it IS a super interesting and hilarious podcast. As someone who doesn't get into shipping or even developing crushes on fictional characters, I was interested in getting an opportunity to ask about this stuff. So, the episode you're hearing is exactly that. Four ladies gushing over Lady Maria and various other Dark Souls women, and trying to explain what they see in these characters to me.
Episode 68: Richard Pilbeam
May 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Hello Skeletons! If you're here, you've probably heard of Richard Pilbeam, aka Jerk Sans Frontiers, who does the series of lore videos called Bloodborne Up Close. If you haven't, check the links below and make sure you go do that. Richard has a special kind of insight into the Souls series, and it was a delight getting to sit down and talk to him about it. We sort of go all over place, as you might expect, but it's a fun conversation nonetheless. Enjoy!
Episode 67: Ario
April 26th, 2017 | 54 mins 8 secs
This week we sit down with Ario, who created the Tumblr Brick by Brick. Stop right now, click on the link below, and go check out his series CRT Souls. I’ll wait.
Ok, back? Isn’t that cool?! Ario talks about his love of architecture, his unique view of the Souls games, and his disappointment with the music of the series. This isn’t your typical episode, but I think you will enjoy it that much more. Stay tuned for some of Ario's music at the end of the episode.
Episode 66: Jorge
April 19th, 2017 | 54 mins 43 secs
This week’s guest is Jorge, a games writer who has somehow managed to play all of the Souls games in under a year. He talks about how he came to the series, his discovery of PVP and fight clubs, and what it’s like role playing a pacifist character in an extremely hostile PVP environment. Enjoy!
Episode 65: Nick C.
April 12th, 2017 | 58 mins 40 secs
This week’s guest started the conversation in an interesting fashion: by telling me he looked up Estus in one of the Dark Souls wikis and got extremely confused. It’s a good conversation, and we get to chat about all of the games, which is fun. Find Nick on twitter at the link below!
Episode 64: Syrg
April 5th, 2017 | 56 mins 32 secs
What’s it like when someone doesn’t particularly care about the Souls series, but is surrounded by people that do? That’s the question we answer on this week’s DGUS. I know syrg from the Duckfeed Slack, and when I put a call out for people that don’t hate the Souls series, but have tried it and failed to bond with it, he answered. We talk about Demon’s, DS1, and Scholar, as well as a surprisingly in-depth look into Lords of the Fallen. Enjoy!