Dungeons & Diapers Archives
This week’s episode of Dungeons and Diapers is full of all sorts of recommendations to keep your geeky mind distracted as the world spirals into the abyss including, but not limited to: comedy specials (Seinfeld!), podcasts (Marvels!), one-man Netflix concert spectaculars (Springsteen!), video games (The Last of Us Part Deux), and more! All of that and the competing continuing tales of Crofton’s Divinity adventures and Ryan’s backyard landscaping adventures.
2020 as a whole has been an eventful year of change, the past week has seen an inflection point with regards to police violence and discrimination against minorities, particularly Black Americans. Black Lives Matter. This week we are highlighting two podcasts that share the experiences of Black Americans, which is what we should all be open to hearing right now.
The sun rises slowly on another day in the wasteland and rugged podcasters Ryan and Crofton trudge forward, sharing their greatest dungeon and diaper-related content. This week Crofton soliloquies about Divinity Original Sin 2 and how it is bringing his DnD band back together, while Ryan feels the tender hooks of Assassin’s Creed sink back in. Crofton goes to dinner at his daughter’s Animal Crossing house to help console her on the loss of her neighbour (a blue pig named Hugh) while Ryan commits to filling in his death-trap pool and replacing it with safe and serene sod. Come listen!
This week the boys are back for a COVID-19 check-in. Ryan decided that a global pandemic wasn’t enough and added a newborn to the equation. Seeking the sweet escape of entertainment, Ryan and Crofton go deep into Final Fantasy 7 Remake (spoiler: it wasn’t the “final” fantasy) and Tiger King, where Ryan’s better angels struggle against the siren’s call of the sensationalist Netflix documentary. All this and parks are (somewhat) open too! Come listen!
A new Murphy has arrived as Ryan’s daughter Isabelle joins the fray and the man himself provides the details of how it all went down. A birth is stressful at the best of times but throw in a global pandemic and you have a story. Speaking of which, Crofton goes on a full tilt rant about the merits of Animal Crossing after the boys compare notes on pandemic living with kids but before they compare notes on Half-Life Alyx. All of that and a full mailbag too. It is a long one but a good one – come listen!
It is a brave new world and Crofton and Ryan are stepping into it… with kids! Learn how the boys are coping with the pandemic that is changing life as we know it. Nothing will ever be the same… especially for Ryan as he in the final countdown for his third child. Any day now! Better get his games in, starting with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Crofton laments the poor music of Yoshi’s Crafted World before breaking down two of his new favourite shows: Bojack Horseman and the Good Place. All of this and the countdown to Animal Crossing too! Come listen (what else are you gonna do?)!
This week Ryan and Crofton are joined by Michael Hodgins of the world famous Good, Bad, or Bullshit podcast to discuss some geeky fiction, including The Lies of Locke Lamora and Leviathan Wakes and it’s television adaptation, The Expanse. Ryan hit the movies solo to take in 1917 and explain how World War 1 was bad (very bad). Things take a turn for the serious as Mike shares a story about sleep training a young child with anxiety while Ryan talks about a slight pregnancy scare. All of this, and – for you Canadians – some Ontario school strike thoughts too!
Monster hunters! Western space adventures! Comic book tv adaptations! All of Ryan and Crofton’s entertainment dreams are coming true. This week they swap notes on Netflix’s The Witcher (spoilers start at 11:30 and end around the 30 minute mark). Crofton even tosses a coin to his old mistress the Witcher 3. Ryan gets away from the family and binges some Watchmen but gets back just in time to celebrate Kayden’s big fourth birthday. Crofton takes Gwen skiing and (Just) Dancing!
Happy New Year from Dungeons and Diapers! The boys are a bit at wits end trying to decide what to discuss after a full holiday season filled with games, gifts, skiing and more. In the end, the focus is a spoiler cast of the latest Star Wars film (spoilers end at 1:02:20). Who is Santa and who is the Grinch? Come find out! All this and a breakdown of Crofton and Ryan’s Christmases with children. Were they merry? Come throw a coin at your podcasters and listen to the latest DaD!