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 25: Paolo
September 28th, 2016 | 1 hr 20 secs
A new episode, skeletons! Cast yourselves back to the week of E3 2016. Myself and Paolo, this week’s guest, jump on a microphone and start talking. The first thing I learn is that he’s a graphic programmer for Sony Santa Monica, and that he’s working on God of War. The second thing I learn is that he worked on Firewatch as well. The third thing I learned is that he LOVES the Souls series. We’ve had some enthusiastic guests on before, but Paolo is on a whole new level. This is one you’ll enjoy.
Episode 24: Liam
September 20th, 2016 | 1 hr 13 mins
We’re back skeletons! This week we are joined by Liam, a delightful Australian who loves music and Dark Souls. We immediately get off topic into some music talk, but bring it around back to Souls quickly enough. I need to toss an all caps WARNING into the notes for this one, since Liam talks about some pretty dark times in his life. If you are sensitive to talk about alcohol abuse, you might want to skip this episode.
Episode 23: Gav Weir
September 12th, 2016 | 58 mins 53 secs
That’s right, this week’s guest is the second founder of YouDied.co.uk, Gav Weir! We talk about everything Souls, as usual, starting with the lack of a thorough Dark Souls wiki. I promise, it’s explained in the episode. Be warned, Gav and I apparently suffered some major memory loss during this episode, as neither of us were able to remember some pretty common names. It happens, folks.
Episode 22: Gav Russell
September 12th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
Skeletons! Today’s guest is Gav Russell, one of the two people behind YouDied.co.uk. Gav and I share a very hungover conversation that is none-the-less chock full of jokes and chat about Dark Souls, and probably a bunch of other stuff too (look, I said I was hungover, give me a break over here).
Episode 21: Suvesh
September 6th, 2016 | 54 mins 37 secs
Welcome back, skeletons! The guest for episode 21 is Suvesh. He doesn’t have a lot of history with games, but when he came across the Souls series for the first time he was hooked. He went on to play all five games so far within a year. A year! That’s crazy. Enjoy the episode!
Episode 20: Fiona
August 30th, 2016 | 1 hr 9 mins
Hello skeletons! This week’s guest is Fiona, a name you probably aren’t familiar with. Despite playing FROM software games with her brother since the PS1 days, she hasn’t really had a presence in the Souls community. I have a feeling that’s about to change, though. Fiona and I chat Souls for awhile, and then she starts laying down some serious lore.
Episode 19: Layne
August 23rd, 2016 | 54 mins 7 secs
Hello again skeletons! We’re back with another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton. This week’s guest is my good friend Layne, who I met on (you guessed it) on the Duckfeed Slack. We talk about all sorts of Souls, being a dad, and probably some other stuff as well.
Episode 18: Adam B
August 16th, 2016 | 52 mins 2 secs
Welcome to another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week we are joined by Adam, a relatively new Souls player. Adam was given a copy of Dark Souls 1 by Emily B (remember episode 8 with Emily?) and has been hooked ever since. Enjoy the episode!
Episode 17: Rosie
August 8th, 2016 | 52 mins 34 secs
Hello Skeletons! This week’s guest is Rosie, a wo…
Episode 16: Leonard AKA DrFaustIsDead
August 3rd, 2016 | 58 mins 16 secs
Hello again Skeletons! This week's guest is Leonard, aka DrFaustIsDead. Leonard is a great guy that I met via the Duckfeed group, and has started his own series of "lore plays" videos for Dark Souls 3. See the link below to catch them. Leonard and I had a delightful conversation about all things Souls, so sit back, relax, and let the podcast roll.
Episode 15: NeoLoki
July 23rd, 2016 | 52 mins 20 secs
NeoLoki makes incredible YouTube videos based on the Souls series. They have a very unique and creepy aesthetic that you just don't normally see. This conversation was recorded a few days before Dark Souls III was released. We talked about marketing the game, NeoLoki's history of making videos, how he came to the Souls series, and all sorts of things in between. His personal connection to the stories of Dark Souls II will change the way you think about that game, and can change the way you think about how games in general.
Episode 14: Paddy Stardust
July 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
What?! That’s right, this week there are TWO episodes of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton for your ears to enjoy. I decided to make this a Twin Humanities themed week and post Paddy’s episode the same day as CJ’s. This one was recorded after we had both finished Dark Souls 3, so expect lots and lots of spoilers. Also, Paddy confesses his favorite game of all time is Lords of the Fallen! :o If you’d like to come onto the podcast and chat, send me an email to email@example.com with your Souls story, and we’ll see about making it happen.
Episode 13: CoffeeJezus
July 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 14 mins
Welcome to Don’t Give Up, Skeleton Episode 13, featuring CoffeeJesus! CJ is one half of the Twin Humanities podcast, and one of the most genuinely funny guys I know. This episode was recorded in the long long ago, before Dark Souls 3 was released, so enjoy a look into what CJ and I were thinking DS3 was going to be. We didn’t even know we should complain about the lack of poise yet! If you’d like to come onto the podcast and chat, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Souls story, and we’ll see about making it happen.
Episode 12: Ali
July 12th, 2016 | 56 mins 59 secs
Welcome back to Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! Today’s guest is Ali, a man who has more hours in Souls games than anyone I’ve ever heard of. He’s also one of the most earnest people I’ve ever talked to for this podcast. It was a blast to record with him, and hopefully he’ll get to come over to the US and do his Blues Pilgrimage. That’s right, this dude lives in Kuwait but plays the Blues like a man who’s been working on the Mississippi river all his life. Stay tuned after the episode for a taste.
Episode 11: Stephen
July 5th, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
Episode 11 is here! Stephen is another guest from the Duckfeed community, and was a blast to sit down and talk with. There are lots of spoilers in this one, so watch out if you haven't finished DS3 or the Bloodborne DLC. Be sure to listen for some amazing Bloodborne music that was performed live.