The Tauren & The Goblin – Warcraft Story & Lore

The Tauren & The Goblin – Warcraft Story & Lore

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Warcraft Story and Lore.


#96: On Loremaster feat. Frazley, Loremaster of Guests
Jun 3 • 71 min
Frazley joins us to talk about D&D, leveling alts, getting loremaster, and imagining Sylvanas as a gnome.
#95: On N’Zoth
May 20 • 81 min
Nick and Katie discuss the history of N’Zoth and consider his actions. Also, Nick hates helms with horns.
#94: On the Old Gods and Black Empire
May 6 • 65 min
Nick and Katie talk about the Old Gods and the Black Empire and their relationship to death and Earthen Ring and Cuttlefish.
#93: Just the Tauren IV: Spoilers and FFVII
Apr 22 • 47 min
Nick talks about the problems with spoilers and then spoils some of the Final Fantasy VII Remake to compare it to Warcraft lore.
#92: On Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker (For Real This TIme!)
Apr 9 • 67 min
Nick and Katie are back to talk about the history of Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
On Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
Apr 1 • 61 min
Nick and Katie take a special look at Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
#91: On Torghast, Dreadlords, and Shadowlands (feat. Ali)
Mar 25 • 83 min
Ali from Dungeon Fables and All Things Azeroth is here to talk about the history of Torghast and its relationship to Icecrown Citadel and speculate on Shadowlands!
#90: On the Council of Tirisfal
Mar 11 • 74 min
Nick and Katie get a little silly going over the early history of the Council of Tirisfal, from the poor decisions around their creation, up until Aegwynn went rogue and birthed Medivh.
#89: On Dead, Traumatized, Purple, Villainous Women
Feb 26 • 72 min
Nick and Katie look at a recent article on Vice that claims the similarities in Kerrigan, Sylvanas, and Widowmaker mean that Blizzard can’t write women.
#88: On Ny’alotha and BfA’s Finale
Feb 13 • 74 min
Nick and Katie look at the Ny’alotha finale cinematic and try to determine how it could have been better.
#87: On 8.3 and Old God Optometry
Jan 29 • 71 min
Nick and Katie talk about their experiences in 8.3 and begin to evaluate Battle for Azeroth now that it is completed.
#86: Best Wishes for 2020 - Part III
Jan 16 • 61 min
We conclude our Best Wishes for 2020 series with talk about Tyrande, Malfurion, Azshara, Zek’han, Xal’atath, Gallywix, Flynn Fairwind, Queen Talanji, Vol’jin, Bwonsamdi, Rastakhan, Saurfang, & more!
#85: Best Wishes for 2020 - Part II
Jan 8 • 68 min
We continue our Best Wishes for 2020 by talking about Taelia, Calia, Lillian Voss, Thrall, Baine, Mayla, Lor’themar, Thalyssra, Gazlowe, Wrathion, the Dragon Aspects, Azeroth, Magni, and Khadgar!
#84: Best Wishes for 2020 - Part I
Dec 31, 2019 • 65 min
We begin a three part marathon of best wishes for 2020! This week: The Windrunner Sisters, Turalyon, Anduin, Genn, Velen, Jaina and Derek Proudmoore, Mekkatorque, and Bolvar!
#83: On the Clash of Story and Mechanics
Dec 18, 2019 • 65 min
This week we look at where mechanics and story clash and how Blizzard’s improvement as storytellers has helped to mitigate that, especially regarding death.
#82: On Blizzcon & Shadowlands
Dec 4, 2019 • 70 min
Nick and Katie are back after their hiatus! Katie went to Blizzcon! And they can’t help but talk about all things Shadowlands!
#81: Vol’jin: From Cataclysm to Legion
Nov 19, 2019 • 66 min
We look at Vol’jin’s past from his opposition to Garrosh to his death in Legion.
The Mash Those Buttons Show SE: Blizzcon 2019 Recap: Not Suitable for Younger Viewers
Nov 5, 2019 • 108 min
Jarret joins the WoW! Talk! gang to discuss Blizzcon 2019! When will Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 release? Which cinematics were best? Will ESPN report on our leaked content? Check it out!
#80: August Predictions
Oct 22, 2019 • 70 min
Back in August, Nick and Katie got hyped with some 8.2.5 datamining and tried to predict how things would be in October. Also, they compare BfA’s narrative to other expansions.
#79: What If Wrathion Was Corrupted (Part II)?
Oct 7, 2019 • 59 min
We’re back talking further about what Azeroth looks like with a corrupted Wrathion. Are the differences more surprising, or is it what’s the same???
SE: On the War Campaign Finale
Sep 26, 2019 • 75 min
Nick and Katie couldn’t wait to speculate on Sylvanas’ powers, a death faction, and the new Warchief(s?). Its an special episode on the end of the War Campaign!
#78: What If Wrathion Was Corrupted (Part 1)?
Sep 25, 2019 • 64 min
In part 1 of a What If focusing on Wrathion as we wonder how things would be if he had been born corrupted. We look at his history and consider his roles in Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria.
#77: Alisaunder’s Mailbag II (feat. Alisaunder)
Sep 10, 2019 • 80 min
Alisaunder joins Nick & Katie to talk about forgotten races, dreadlords, & more!
#76: On Classic Servers II (feat. AJ9Livess)
Aug 31, 2019 • 68 min
WoW runs back WoW Classic, and we run back our Classic talk with AJ9Livess.
SE: Hunters! (and Some Lore)
Aug 31, 2019 • 68 min
Look back at the stealth pilot for Tauren & Goblin when Nick & Katie go deep on hunters before Legion and then lose their minds over the Chronicle Vol. I preview and that magic chart!
#75: Favorite Quests with Special Guests
Aug 13, 2019 • 62 min
We celebrate 75 episodes with several friends of the show sharing their favorite quests from their time playing World of Warcraft!
#74: Is BfA MoP 2.0? (feat. Toshmifune and Prof. Taliep)
Jul 30, 2019 • 85 min
Toshmifune and Taliep from the Halfhill Report join us to answer “Is BfA MoP 2?”
#73: On Mechagon, Azshara, N’Zoth, and Crossroads
Jul 16, 2019 • 76 min
So much story! Mechagon! Azshara! N’Zoth! Thrall! Jaina! We get to it all!
#72: What if Gul’dan was Lich King? (Part 2)
Jul 3, 2019 • 56 min
Lich King Illidan in the West! Fel Arthas in the East! Who will stand and fight?
#71: What if Gul’dan was Lich King? (Part 1)
Jun 18, 2019 • 47 min
Gul’dan was evil, but at least he was never part of the Lich King…
#70: Darkspear Never Die!!!
Jun 5, 2019 • 71 min
Thoughts on Allied Races, the history of the Darkspear, & Vol’jin’s bastard son!
#69: On Safe Haven
May 22, 2019 • 91 min
This week’s The Tauren & the Goblin should be called The Thrall & the Saurfang!
#68: Just the Tauren III
May 10, 2019 • 48 min
Nick is alone to talk about Patch 8.2 and Avengers: Endgame. SPOILERS ahead!
#67: On the Horde War Campaign (Part II)
Apr 23, 2019 • 63 min
We continue reviewing the Horde War Campaign. Also, landsharks in Stormsong?
#66: On the Horde War Campaign (Part I)
Apr 10, 2019 • 65 min
A Bwonsamdi theory and we look at the Horde War Campaign events in patch 8.0.
#65: Mailbag: Vol’jin, Baine, and Bolvar’s Shampoo
Mar 26, 2019 • 82 min
We discuss Vol’jin, Horde comments about Baine, and consider a player Lich King.
#64: Endgame
Mar 12, 2019 • 63 min
Nick and Katie discuss Blizzard’s changing narrative style. Also druids!!!
#63: On Vol’dun, Home of the Goldtusk Gang!
Feb 27, 2019 • 74 min
We look at Vol’dun, home of the Sethrak, Mythrax, and the Goldtusk Gang!
#62: What If the Orcs Never Came to Azeroth?
Feb 12, 2019 • 66 min
Nick and Kaite ponder an Azeroth without Orcs. Things are bad to say the least.
#61: THE MOTHERLODE!! (feat. Aliandras)
Jan 31, 2019 • 67 min
Ali from Dungeon Fables is here to talk THE MOTHERLODE!! Also, Sylvanas!
#60: A Cabin in Azshara
Jan 15, 2019 • 57 min
We make wishes for what 2019 will bring to Azshara, Xal’atath, Saurfang, & more!
#59: Best Wishes for 2019 (Part 1)
Jan 2, 2019 • 70 min
It’s our first end of the year spectacular! We talk about ghosts of patches past, present, and future. Happy holidays everyone!
#58: On Nazmir
Dec 19, 2018 • 82 min
Nick and Katie discuss Nazmir and consider Gallywix as well as turtle wizards!
#57: Lost Honor, Terror of Darkshore, and the Wrathgate Wrevisted
Dec 4, 2018 • 76 min
We’re back with a look at the Blizzcon cinematics and the Wrathgate!
#56: On Zuldazar
Nov 20, 2018 • 69 min
We review Zuldazar and ask why trolls are so vulnerable to backstabs?
Blizzcon 2018: Out of Season April Fool’s Spectacular
Nov 6, 2018 • 103 min
As we expected, Blizzcon 2018 was a bit of an off year.
#55: Talking Worgen (Feat. Worgen’s Howl)
Oct 30, 2018 • 75 min
Kaz & Frostee of The Worgen’s Howl join us to chat about Worgen, Cosplay & more!
SE: Pre-Blizzcon 2018 Hype!
Oct 30, 2018 • 107 min
Jarret from WPR joins the WoW! Talk! gang to discuss expectations for Blizzcon!
#54: Farewell Morhaime, Hello Brewfest (feat. The Training Dummies)
Oct 9, 2018 • 85 min
Rob & Darryl of the Training Dummies drink with us for Brewfest & Mike Morhaime.
#53: On Rastakhan and Katie’s Trip
Sep 25, 2018 • 70 min
This week the lads peruse over the newly released Developer Blog on Weapons for #TheDivision to and discuss briefly why 1.8.3 didn’t fix the meta.
#52: Azshara and the Faction Redraft
Sep 11, 2018 • 80 min
Nick & Katie redraft the Horde & Alliance. Also, Azshara Warbringers!
#51: On the Horde Intro to Zandalar
Aug 29, 2018 • 74 min
Nick and Katie are back to talk about the Horde introduction to Zandalar!
SE: All the Lore (feat. Kavo, AJ, & Gooch)
Aug 15, 2018 • 94 min
Kavo, AJ, & Gooch return to discuss Old Soldier, Lordaeron, Teldrassil, and more!
#50: Sylvanas Surprise! (feat. Kavo, AJ, and Gooch)
Aug 8, 2018 • 95 min
Celebrate Episode 50 early as Kavo, AJ, and Gooch join us to look at Sylvanas.
#49: On Jaina, Legion, and War of the Thorns.
Jul 31, 2018 • 84 min
Emery joins us as we drift from War of the Thorns to Jaina to Legion and back.
#48: A Major Episode on Mages
Jul 17, 2018 • 74 min
Nick & Katie dive deep into Dalaran and the Kirin Tor, with the usual detours.
#47: Heroes of and Before the Storm
Jul 3, 2018 • 45 min
Nick & Katie talk about Heroes of the Storm and lightly look at Before the Storm.
SE: Azeroth Book Club Episode #1: Dawn of the Aspects
Jun 25, 2018 • 89 min
Here is the first episode of the Azeroth Book Club, hosted by Britzza from Geeks of Azeroth, with Nick & Katie from the Tauren & the Goblin, as they talk about Richard Knaak’s Dawn of the Aspects.
#46: Before the Storm and the Storytelling Panel
Jun 19, 2018 • 69 min
Nick & Katie look at Before the Storm & the E3 Story Panel. (mild spoilers)
#45: Reunion & The Speaker
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
Jaina may be a divisive character, but Magni is a unifying force.
#44: The Battle for Lordaeron (BFA Spoilers!)
May 22, 2018 • 82 min
A spoilery look at the Battle for Lordaron after a chat about waste management.
#43: What if Metzen was in Warcraft III?
May 9, 2018 • 67 min
Nick & Katie consider what would happen if Metzen found himself in Warcraft III.
#42: Chronicle Vol 3, Hearthstone, and Malfurion vs Saurfang
Apr 26, 2018 • 84 min
Nick and Katie detour to Chronicle Vol 3 through Hearthstone and BfA lore.
#41: Chronicle Early Impressions
Apr 10, 2018 • 62 min
Nick & Katie have only just begun Chronicle III and already they have thoughts!
#40: The Worgen & the Dwarf
Mar 27, 2018 • 70 min
Nick and Katie go Alliance to shed their Horde bias. Does it work?
#39: The Tauren & Three Goblins
Mar 13, 2018 • 60 min
Kavo and Gooch from 3 Goblins join us to talk about BfA and Vol’jin’s ashes.
#38: You No Take Candle!
Feb 27, 2018 • 63 min
We look at the Highmountain Tauren intro quest and deep-dive on Kobold lore!
#37: Catching Up
Feb 12, 2018 • 80 min
We talk about class stories, the status of Battle for Azeroth, and Allied Races.
#36: The Patch 7.3.5 Cinematics (feat. Geeks of Azeroth)
Jan 30, 2018 • 76 min
Britzza & Sleepy Gary join Nick & Katie to discuss the Patch 7.3.5 cinematics.
#35: Staying Classy with the Training Dummies
Jan 15, 2018 • 86 min
Rob & Darryl of The Training Dummies join us to talk about Class Hall lore!
#34: Best Wishes for 2018
Jan 2, 2018 • 70 min
We ring in 2018 by sharing our wishes for their favorite Warcraft characters!
#33: On the Antorus Cinematic (feat. Emery)
Dec 19, 2017 • 87 min
Emery is here to talk about Antorus and some PVP thoughts!
#32: On Classic Servers (feat AJ9Livess)
Dec 5, 2017 • 79 min
AJ9Livess is here to talk about classic servers and spoil the rogue class st
#31: The Goblins Take Blizzcon!
Nov 21, 2017 • 81 min
Kavo from Patch Day joins Katie to talk being two Goblins enjoying Blizzcon!
#30: Battle for Azeroth (feat. Alisaunder)
Nov 7, 2017 • 67 min
Katie is traveling so Alisaunder fills in to talk all things Battle for Azeroth!
Blizzcon 2017 Wrap-up
Nov 6, 2017 • 104 min
We mash up Watchpoint Radio, WoW! Talk!, and The Tauren & The Goblin to cover Blizzcon 2017!
#29: Alisaunder’s Mailbag (feat. Alisaunder)
Oct 24, 2017 • 80 min
Alisaunder joins us to talk about women in Warcraft, mounts, Old Gods, and more!
#28: On The Running of the Gnomes
Oct 10, 2017 • 58 min
Nick & Katie welcome Dravvie to talk about this weekend’s Running of the Gnomes!
SE: Old Gods, Thousand Years of War, and 7.3.2 Spoilers
Oct 3, 2017 • 79 min
This time we talk about Turalyon & Alleria and the Audio Drama! Also, Old Gods!
#27: On Magni, Talleria, and Arralyon
Sep 26, 2017 • 68 min
Katie returns to talk about mounts, Magni, and Turalyon & Alleria.
#26: Just the Tauren II
Sep 19, 2017 • 52 min
Nick hosts solo talking about Shadow, Argus, Alleria, and asks if WoW is fun.
#25: On Blizzard Cinematics and Who is Kel’Thuzad
Aug 29, 2017 • 69 min
We discuss our reactions to the Gamescom movies and then who is Kel’thuzad.
#24: The Trial of Genn Greymane
Aug 15, 2017 • 81 min
Have Nick and Katie been too hard on Genn Greymane, or is he just a jerk?
#23: On Living Planets and Frozen Thrones
Aug 1, 2017 • 68 min
Can you give a planet the Curse of Flesh? Also, Knights of the Frozen Throne!!!
#22: Patch 7.3 Spoilers
Jul 19, 2017 • 66 min
Emery joins Nick and Katie to talk about Patch 7.3. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
#21: On Warcraft Music (feat. Kavo)
Jul 4, 2017 • 72 min
Nick’s back but Katie’s gone, so Kavo from Patch Day steps in to talk WoW music!
#20: The Tauren takes a…”Holiday”
Jun 20, 2017 • 63 min
Join Alisaunder and Klanker as they chat about current events, our love for villanous figures, Anduin, and Khadgars favorite Champion.
#19: On the Running of the Trolls
Jun 6, 2017 • 71 min
Dravvie joins Nick & Katie to talk about the Running of the Trolls and warlocks!
#18: On Mothers
May 23, 2017 • 75 min
Its a bit late for Mother’s Day but Nick and Katie discuss Moms in WoW anyway.
#17: On the Horde-Forsaken Relationship and the Riddler’s Mind-Worm
May 9, 2017 • 75 min
Nick and Katie discuss working with the Forsaken. Also, the Riddler’s Mind-Worm!
#16: Dark Mirror, Cinematics, Dadghar, and Genn’s Doghouse.
Apr 25, 2017 • 78 min
Emery is back to talk about Dark Mirror and the 7.2 and Anduin cinematics.
#15: On Un’Goro Crater
Apr 10, 2017 • 80 min
Nick & Katie welcome the new Hearthstone expansion by discussing Un’Goro Crater.
SE: Chronicle II… Two.
Apr 4, 2017 • 82 min
Nick and Katie continue their deep dive into Chronicle II.
#14: The Arrakoa & the Arrakoa (Chronicle II)
Mar 28, 2017 • 69 min
ARRAKOA. CHRONICLE VOLUME II. LET THE RAMBLING COMMENCE.
#13: On Azsuna
Mar 14, 2017 • 77 min
Nick & Katie FINALLY discuss the final Legion starting zone. Enter Azsuna!
#12: On Free Will with Alisaunder
Feb 28, 2017 • 97 min
Alisaunder joins Nick and Katie this week to discuss the rogue and priest questlines and free will for our characters.
#11: …and the Pandaren
Feb 14, 2017 • 58 min
Emery from Watchpoint Radio joins us to talk about monks and pandaren, and Katie recaps Love is in the Air.
SE: 7.2 PTR Champions
Feb 2, 2017 • 55 min
Nick and Katie are back to talk about the Class Hall Champions revealed on the PTR.
#10: Patch 7.2 Models (GALLYWIX!!!)
Jan 31, 2017 • 61 min
New models found in Patch 7.2. Nick is intrigued by Anduin, BUT HEY NEW GALLYWIX MODEL OMG KATIE HOORAY!!!!!!!!
#9: Just the Tauren
Jan 17, 2017 • 38 min
Nick tries going alone this week and talks about why he likes the lore and some of his crazier theories.
#8: Best Wishes for 2017
Jan 3, 2017 • 68 min
Nick and Katie wish Anduin, Sylvanas, Jaina, and others a Happy 2017 (but not Genn. Never Genn).
#7: On Winter’s Veil
Dec 20, 2016 • 66 min
Winter’s Veil is a time of cheer, yet it pits Tauren reverence vs. Goblin greed.
#6: Blizzcon Reactions - Mounts, Patches, and Gadgetzan
Nov 22, 2016 • 70 min
Somehow the Tauren and the Goblin start out talking about Blizzcon stuff and get to talking about the role of Warchief in the game, and Gadgetzan.
#5: Celebrating Highmountain
Nov 8, 2016 • 69 min
It shouldn’t have taken so long for a Tauren to talk about how awesome Highmountain is. New Tauren & Goblin!
Blizzcon 2016 and the Leaked Nighthold Cinematic
Nov 4, 2016 • 28 min
More Blizzcon Hype from Nick and Katie, and then a super spoilery discussion of the Nighthold cinematic!
#4: The Headless Horseman
Oct 25, 2016 • 59 min
The Tauren & the Goblin focus on the Headless Horseman! Happy Hallow’s End!
#3: The Tragedy of Val’sharrah
Oct 11, 2016 • 77 min
Nick and Katie talk about the story of Val’sharrah and the sacrifices made.
#2: On Stormheim
Sep 12, 2016 • 73 min
The Tauren and The Goblin #2 looks at Stormheim with a heavy focus on Sylvanas.
SE: More Pre-Legion Lore
Aug 29, 2016 • 75 min
Nick and Katie discuss more Legion lore in The Tauren & the Goblin #1.5!
#1: Pre-Legion Lore
Aug 28, 2016 • 64 min
Nick and Katie discuss the lore leading into Legion on The Tauren and The Goblin!