The DenPod [August 2021, Part 2]

After experimenting with the format, I ultimately decided not to pursue the podcast or audio article format any further. As a result, you won’t find the episode(s) discussed below, nor will any of the links work.

As promised, the DenPod is back for its second episode of the month! I just couldn’t wait to jump back into this format as I’ve been enjoying it more than I expected, so instead of my initial plan to release a single episode per month I’ve upped that to two! One episode per month seemed like a good goal to begin with, especially as I had basically no experience doing this sort of thing. I might’ve struggled with the format, with the technical side, or even just with finding enough to talk about! But having hit the ground running I’m happy to continue like this, with a couple of new episodes per month – at least for now.

I’m disappointed with the way the audio sounds in places during this episode. I think there was something wrong with the microphone gain or the way I had it set up. I’m still relatively new to all of this so unfortunately I didn’t realise until after I’d finished recording. I wasn’t willing to go back and re-record the entire episode from scratch and I definitely didn’t want to scrap it altogether, so I’ve done my best to mitigate the worst of the audio problems. However, I’m acutely aware that some are still present. Hopefully this is something that won’t be repeated in future, but just be aware that this episode may not sound great all the way through. I’m sorry about that.


Unfortunately the DenPod is still not available on Apple Podcasts, despite being up and running on other platforms for several weeks at this point. I’m not really sure what more I can do about this; Apple’s customer support (and the customer support for my podcasting app that coordinates these things) have assured me they’re “reviewing” it and will eventually get around to adding the DenPod to their lineup. I was initially told this could be a couple of weeks, but it’s clearly been a lot longer than that!

Despite Apple dragging their feet, you can listen to the DenPod on any of the following apps and websites:

  • Anchor
  • Breaker
  • Google Podcasts
  • Pocket Casts
  • RadioPublic
  • Spotify
  • and YouTube

If you do decide to listen on YouTube, I’d like to encourage you to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

Don’t forget to subscribe! And smash that like button! Etc.

Now that we’ve got all of that out of the way, here’s a taste of what you can expect on this episode of the DenPod:

  • The marketing campaign for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2,
  • A surprising Star Trek: Prodigy casting announcement,
  • A couple of big missteps for Paramount+,
  • Is PlayStation 5 indie title Abandoned “a scam?”
  • The rumoured Grand Theft Auto III trilogy remaster,
  • The Star Wars Starcruiser hotel at Walt Disney World,
  • Coverage of the upcoming Call of Duty title in the gaming press,
  • …and much more!

If that sounds like fun to you, then grab a drink and a snack and settle in! This episode clocks in at a little shy of one hour, so it’s quite a long listen.

Click or tap below to listen to the DenPod right here on the website, or follow any of the links above to find me on your favourite podcast websites and apps!

The DenPod is an unscripted podcast. All films, games, television series, and franchises discussed are the copyright of their respective studio, distributor, company, etc. The podcast contains the thoughts and opinions of one person only and is not intended to cause any offence.