Don't Give Up Skeleton: A Dark Souls and Bloodborne Podcast

Don't Give Up Skeleton: A Dark Souls and Bloodborne Podcast

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Everyone has their own story about Dark Souls. What’s yours?
84: Wiegraf
Aug 16 • 59 min
This week's guest is one of my friends from the Duckfeed Slack: Wiegraf! Wiegraf is an interesting dude with an interesting approach to the Souls games, as you'll hear on the episode. We also discuss Armored Core and Nier Automata (don't worry, no…
83: Nick
Aug 9 • 59 min
Hello! This is part two of the double release week with the gents from Dingus Boys Gaming. This is Nick, who tells me all about his experiences with the Souls series, including the craziest challenge runs and trying to get his girlfriend to play Souls…
82: Andrew
Aug 9 • 52 min
This week we have two episodes for you to get down on. First up is Andrew, who is one have of the Dingus Boys. I met Andrew and Nick when Fiona (whom you might remember from episode 20) asked me if I wanted to participate in their charity stream. They…
81: Cara
Aug 2 • 58 min
It's another episode! This week's guest is Cara, who is maybe the nicest Souls player I've talked to so far, which I make a point it tell her throughout the episode. Anyone willing to volunteer their time to help people through 5-2 in Demon's Souls is…
80: Ben H.
Jul 26 • 56 min
Hello! This week's guest is Ben, a big Souls fan with some interesting stories about the games. He talks about bouncing off of Demon's Souls, his first "cheated" playthrough of Dark Souls 1, and how Dark Souls brought him and his son together. I also…
79: Aegon of Astora
Jul 19 • 79 min
Hello skeletons! This week's guest is Aegon of Astora, a name you probably recognize if you've spent any time on YouTube watching lore videos. I caught up with Aegon on the day The Ringed City DLC came out for Dark Souls 3, and both of us took a break…
78: Grace
Jul 12 • 60 min
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,…
77: Alex K.
Jul 5 • 55 min
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…
76: John G.
Jun 28 • 58 min
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.…
75: Silver
Jun 21 • 62 min
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…
74: Zach, from Lordran and Beyond
Jun 14 • 57 min
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…
73: Jake Lionheart
Jun 7 • 88 min
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:…
72: Open Mike Eagle
May 31 • 58 min
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,…
71: Alex G.
May 24 • 54 min
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.…
70: Heath
May 17 • 59 min
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…
69: Nice
May 10 • 77 min
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…
68: Richard Pilbeam
May 3 • 66 min
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…
67: Ario
Apr 26 • 54 min
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. Stay tuned for some of Ario's music at the end of the episode.…
66: Jorge
Apr 19 • 54 min
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…
65: Nick C.
Apr 12 • 58 min
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…
64: Syrg
Apr 5 • 56 min
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…
63: bansheebeat
Mar 29 • 72 min
Dylan, aka bansheebeat is an extremely talented musician with a love of the Souls series, so he’s a perfect fit for the show. We sit down and talk about what he does and does like about the games, his disappointment with the music, and his dream Souls…
62: Monk
Mar 22 • 64 min
Monk is an old buddy of mine I met during the heyday of Dark Souls 1 PVP. He and I used to get together with the other Something Awful thread regulars to do fight clubs and dumb gimmick builds. He’s played the Souls games a LOT, like hundreds and hundreds…
61: Chris M.
Mar 15 • 77 min
This week’s guest is Chris, host of the Now and Again podcast. Chris discovered Dark Souls at a low point in his life, but has since come to enjoy them even in the good times. We talk about his journey through the series, his sort of ambivalence to Dark…
60: Nick A.
Mar 8 • 53 min
This week’s guest is Nick! Nick and I chat about his journey though the Souls games, and we had a lot of fun. Nick started with Demon’s, and has played each game all the way through DS3. I knew I would like Nick when he told me he would do Monk invasions…
59: Anthony
Mar 1 • 87 min
This week’s guest is Anthony, an experimental musician with a great love of the Souls games. So much so that it even was a small part of his wedding (details inside). Anthony and I sit down and talk about how he found the series, how it’s changed him, and…
58: Justin
Feb 22 • 56 min
This week’s guest is Justin, who is a video game writer and podcaster. Justin and I sat down and talked about his unique first playthrough of Dark Souls 1, why he thinks Dark Souls 2 is better than DS1, and his opinions on Dark Souls 3. It was a fun…
57: Robert
Feb 15 • 60 min
Hello! This week’s guest is Robert, who is a very enthusiastic Souls fan. After almost getting abandoned during our recording time by yours truly (full details in the ep), we get into why he loves them. It’s a very fun episode (with some audio…
56: Lewis
Feb 8 • 77 min
This week’s guest is Lewis, who sent me what could almost be called on essay about, as he called it, “Dark Souls as the human condition.” How could I not bring him on after that? Lewis talks quite a bit about his history with the games, and how it…
55: Nicholas
Feb 1 • 55 min
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…
54: Tim
Jan 25 • 51 min
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…
53: Trey
Jan 25 • 60 min
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…
52: James Carter
Jan 18 • 83 min
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…
51: Josh Garrity
Jan 18 • 69 min
I’m very happy to 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…
50: Dylan
Jan 11 • 56 min
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…
49: Chris Mosher
Jan 11 • 53 min
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…
48: Vader
Jan 4 • 66 min
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…
47: Cliff
Jan 4 • 56 min
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…
46: Joan
Dec 26, 2016 • 49 min
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…
45: Dave Klein
Dec 24, 2016 • 59 min
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…
44: Revatar
Dec 23, 2016 • 81 min
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…
43: Michael A. Cunningham
Dec 22, 2016 • 59 min
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…
42: Gibbed
Dec 21, 2016 • 53 min
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,…
41: Alex
Dec 20, 2016 • 82 min
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,…
40: Garrison
Dec 19, 2016 • 62 min
It’s a new episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton, just for you. This week’s guest is Garrison, a guy I’ve known from the Something Awful Dark Souls threads. We share a love of Bloodborne, Chalice Dungeons, and kitty cats. It’s a great episode, you should…
39: Sam Bair
Dec 19, 2016 • 54 min
It’s a new episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week’s guest is Sam Bair, one of my many friends from the DuckfeedTV community. Sam has played most of the Souls games, and we ended up having a great conversation about all of them. Good times! Sam’s…
38: Eric P
Dec 18, 2016 • 31 min
It’s a special bonus episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton. This week’s guest is Eric, a friend of mine from the Duckfeed.tv network. Unfortunately, we lost half of Eric’s audio, so it’s only half of an episode, but it’s just as much fun as a normal episode.…
37: Christopher
Dec 13, 2016 • 59 min
Welcome to another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week’s is Christopher, who is a Scottish fellow that I found on Twitter. Christopher and I talk about all sorts of things in this episode: Midevil Italian Poetry, Midnight Resistance, Skyrim,…
36: Niki
Dec 6, 2016 • 96 min
It’s another episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week’s guest is a friend from tumblr, Niki. Niki started out with Dark Souls 2 and has since fallen in love with the series. She’s pretty evil when it come to PVP (worse than me, even), and has a…
35: Scott
Nov 29, 2016 • 79 min
It’s a new episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week’s guest is Scott, who is a very big Dark Souls fan. In between the time we recorded this episode and the time it’s releasing, he started his own podcast called Inside People, which you can find at…
34: Graham
Nov 20, 2016 • 57 min
It’s a new episode of Don’t Give Up, Skeleton! This week’s guest is Graham, an excellent person I met on the Duckfeed.TV Slack (take a drink). We talk about ALL of the Souls games, and yes we gush over our great Bloodborne is. Plus! Food chat! Graham’s…
33: Peter Cleaves
Nov 15, 2016 • 51 min
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…
32: Teresa
Nov 6, 2016 • 53 min
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…
31: Naiyt
Nov 1, 2016 • 50 min
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…
30: Aikao
Oct 24, 2016 • 46 min
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…
28: Kole Ross
Oct 17, 2016 • 57 min
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,…
29: Gary Butterfield
Oct 17, 2016 • 54 min
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…
27: Misanthrobob
Oct 12, 2016 • 56 min
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…
26: AllisonByProxy
Oct 5, 2016 • 65 min
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…
25: Paolo
Sep 28, 2016 • 60 min
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…
24: Liam
Sep 20, 2016 • 73 min
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…
23: Gav Weir
Sep 12, 2016 • 58 min
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…
22: Gav Russell
Sep 12, 2016 • 66 min
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…
21: Suvesh
Sep 6, 2016 • 54 min
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…
20: Fiona
Aug 30, 2016 • 69 min
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…
19: Layne
Aug 23, 2016 • 54 min
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…
18: Adam B
Aug 16, 2016 • 52 min
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! If…
17: Rosie
Aug 8, 2016 • 52 min
Hello Skeletons! This week’s guest is Rosie, a woman I met during the hey days of Dark Souls 2. We became friends on Tumblr, and have kept up with each other over the years since. We have a long conversation about her own journey with the Souls series,…
16: Leonard AKA DrFaustIsDead
Aug 3, 2016 • 58 min
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…
15: NeoLoki
Jul 23, 2016 • 52 min
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…
14: Paddy Stardust
Jul 18, 2016 • 78 min
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…
13: CoffeeJezus
Jul 18, 2016 • 74 min
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…
12: Ali
Jul 12, 2016 • 56 min
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…
11: Stephen
Jul 5, 2016 • 61 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…
10: Bryan Wade
Jun 28, 2016 • 61 min
Episode 10 is here! This week's guest is Bryan Wade, another friend from the Duckfeed.TV network. Bryan and I have known each other as "internet friends" for a few years now, and I think that comes out on this episode. We talk all sorts of Souls games, as…
9: Thomas
Jun 21, 2016 • 39 min
Episode 09 is here! This week we sit down with Thomas, a very friendly Swedish man who shares my love for Karmic Justice, as well as Dark Souls in general. He tells the story of how a famous Japanese streamer got him into Souls, and what he's been doing…
8: Emily B
Jun 15, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode your host, Jeremy Greer, sits down with Emily B. Emily is has become a bit of a lore diver over the course of her experience with the Souls games. She tells us how she came to appreciate the lore, and shares one of her favorite stories…
7: Eltee
Jun 7, 2016 • 58 min
Hello! This week we're talking to Eltee, a friend I originally met on Something Awful, but have gotten to know closer via IRC and Twitter these last few years. We have a lot of fun talking about the Souls games, spoilers, and a ton of other things…
6: Illusory Wall
May 31, 2016 • 57 min
Episode 06 is here, and this week we're sitting down with the IllusoryWall. Those of you who get into the nuts and bolts of Souls mechanics already recognize the name, I'm sure. IllusoryWall likes to dig into the secrets of the Souls games, like testing…
5: Jon C
May 25, 2016 • 59 min
Episode 5 is here! Join your host and his friend Jon C as they talk all about Jon's first Souls game: Bloodborne! Then stay tuned for some quality audio drama as Jon talks about his first time through the Anor Londo archers. Some links of note (these will…
4: Katherine
May 18, 2016 • 52 min
Hello there! This week we are joined by Katherine, who reached out after I released the very first episode of this podcast. Up till now, I have been interviewing people that I already knew and had already spoken to. Katherine was an absolute delight to…
3: Josh Crowe
May 11, 2016 • 44 min
This week I'm sitting down with Josh Crowe, aka Morbidbeard on Twitter. Josh got his start with Souls late, and went backwards through the series. You can find Josh chatting with a bunch of Podcast People on Twitter: http://twitter.com/morbidbeard. Want…
2: The Lore Hunter
May 4, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of Don't Give Up Skeleton, your host, Jeremy Greer, sits down with Sean Wagoner, aka the Lore Hunter. We talk about how Sean got his start with the Souls series, and also…baby names? What? Contact: twitter.com/dguspodcast…
1: The Lurker Zero
Apr 27, 2016 • 35 min
TheLurkerZero is a YouTuber that mostly focuses on Halo and Destiny, but he sat down with your host, Jeremy Greer, to talk about his love for the Souls series. You can find Lurker at His YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thelurkerzero His Twitter:…
0: Jeremy Greer
Apr 20, 2016 • 11 min
In this opening episode of Don't Give Up, Skeleton, I talk about why I wanted to start the podcast, who I am, and my own Souls origin story. Contact: twitter.com/dguspodcast dguspodcast@gmail.com