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 33: Peter Cleaves
November 15th, 2016 | 51 mins 6 secs
Hello skeletons! This week’s guest is Peter Cleaves! You probably know Peter from his Twitter, where he is a delightful personality. Or you may know him from his work at Sony, where he has personally blocked the HD remake of Demon’s Souls from ever happening (I kid, I kid!). Peter was a great guest, and has an interesting origin story for the Souls series. I think you’ll like it a lot.
Episode 32: Teresa
November 6th, 2016 | 53 mins 42 secs
A new episode is here, skeletons! This week’s guest is Teresa, a delightful person that likes riding bikes, knitting, and killing people with Karmic Justice in Dark Souls PVP. She’s also unique on this podcast in that she doesn’t particularly care for Bloodborne (don’t worry, we’ll convert her to our side soon). I’ve known Teresa for a few years now, so I’m happy to have finally gotten to know her a bit more. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as well.
Episode 31: Naiyt
November 1st, 2016 | 50 mins
Hello Skeletons! This week’s guest is Naiyt. Naiyt is the current owner and operator of MugenMonkey.com, THE place to craft your Souls builds. It’s a build planning site for all of the Souls games, and is insanely useful for PVE or PVP builds. We have a fun conversation about how he approaches the game, and of course I can’t help myself but get into some nitty gritty details.
Episode 30: Aikao
October 24th, 2016 | 46 mins 54 secs
Hello again skeletons! This week we are talking with Aikao, who is a huge Souls fan. We talk about the games, of course, and also get into how to successfully moderate a reddit sub that has 100,000 members. I find another Chalice friend, proving that Chalices are the secret sauce that everyone likes despite being seeing as bad. That’s a terrible metaphor, but whatever, Chalices are GREAT. Enjoy the episode! See lots of links below:
Episode 28: Kole Ross
October 17th, 2016 | 57 mins 38 secs
That’s right, skeletons! This week is yet another TWOFER week on Don’t Give Up, Skeleton. The first episode is my interview with Kole Ross, who definitely doesn’t need an introduction. You all know who he is: Watch Out For Fireballs, Bonfireside Chat, Duckfeed.TV. Kole was nice enough to sit down with me and talk about his journey through the Souls series, and some other lesser known FROM Software games. Enjoy the episode, and Watch Out For Another Episode Soon.
Episode 29: Gary Butterfield
October 17th, 2016 | 54 mins 26 secs
As promised, here’s a whole other episode in the same week! And look who it’s with: Gary Butterfield! You might know him from Duckfeed.tv, Watch Out For Fireballs, or Bonfireside Chat. Gary and I sit down and talk about the real issues: why did it take him so long to play Dark Souls? I’ll let the rest come out in the episode. Enjoy, skeletons.
Episode 27: Misanthrobob
October 12th, 2016 | 56 mins 17 secs
Welcome back, skeletons! This week is another great Don’t Give Up, Skeleton. Robert is a podcaster and game reviewer living in England. We had a lengthy conversation about all things Souls, and even spend some time going into some older From Software games. I think you’ll like it!
Episode 26: AllisonByProxy
October 5th, 2016 | 1 hr 5 mins
Hello again, skeletons. This week’s guest is AllisonByProxy! If you’v been paying attention to the Dark Souls community for awhile, you probably have heard of Allison or seen her work. She created LegoDarkSouls, has guested on multiple episodes of Bonfireside Chat, and is an all around great person. We talk about her Souls origin stories, and just how great all of these games are. It’s a good episode, so strap in, folks.
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.