About the Show
We're a video game podcast with hosts from all over the world. Started by Londoner Cliff Goldsmith in 2015, he quickly recruited VaderVanOdin from New Zealand to be his co-host, with Jeremy Greer (US) and Josh Crowe (UK) after that(also I'm here now! -Bwade). Each week we bring you a different line up of people, views, topics, and feedback from our listeners.
Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 80: Shadow of Wardor
Podcast Episode | October 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 49 mins
It is time for another episode of Dark Insight. This time, we are joined by Cameron Swarbrick and we go on roughly one million tangents. I hope that you like this, the episode of Dark Insight I am presenting you with today.
Episode 79: Max Frame the War Payne
October 1st, 2017
2 hrs 20 mins
assassins creed origins, cuphead, dragon’s dogma, warframe, wolfenstein the new order
Tenno, your mission is to download this podcast, then sneak into your listening device of choice and connect the provided headphones to your ears. Then, using your incredible range of weaponry, you must survive through the delightful chat between Josh, Jeremy, and TWO special guests: Michael, the walking Warframe encyclopedia, and CoffeeJezus, one half of Twin Humanities and a delightful human being. First, you'll have to win against weather chat, a discussion of Assassin's Creed tourist mode, and some game chat: Dragon's Dogma, Wolfenstein, and Cuphead. Then, it's the main event. A full hour of Warframe chat, including: Michael's detailed explanations, Josh and Jeremy's first time with the game, and CJ's effervescent love for the game. Once completed, you'll be rewarded with a number of crafting materials, a new frame, and a pleasant day. Be sure to check out the links below!
Episode 78: Goldfish and Hand Grenades
Podcast Episode | September 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
This week on Dark Insight: Bryan, Jeremy, and Vader talk about the games you can never stop playing. Diablo 3, Warframe, Destiny 2...and....Octopath Traveler? That's what the notes are telling me, anyway, it's been a good 48 hours since we I recorded and I've completely forgotten anything we talked about. We also talk about TGS, the weather, and the Vader's deep musical knowledge. GET IN FOLKS.
Episode 77: Not Everybody's Golf
Podcast Episode | September 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 49 mins
Welcome to another episode of Dark Insight! This week Jeremy and Vader are joined by Dylan, who you might know by his electronic musician project: bansheebeat. They talk about gross movies, weird fetishes caused by Pixar movies, sexy golf games, and of course, the weather. Thanks to Dylan for guesting, and be sure to go check out his music on the guest page.
Episode 76: A Knack for Frames
Podcast Episode | September 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 52 mins
Welcome back to another episode of Dark Insight! This week, join a solo hosting Vader and special guest Dave from the Monster Dear Monster and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Podcast shows! I didn't listen to this episode but based on the cover art and show notes it looks like they talked about Destiny 2, Knack 2, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Whatever, Warframe, and Jeremy as Gambit. I hope to enjoy this episode along with all of you!
Episode 75: Dark Insight vs the Whoniverse
September 2nd, 2017
2 hrs 4 mins
absolver, cultist simulator, get even, hellblade, mcpixel, observer, overwatch, persona 5, pyre, rainbow six siege, sniper ghost warrior 3, the dark souls board game
Hello and welcome to the biggest Dark Insight ever. Not in terms of length, but in terms of girth. We have FIVE people on this week's podcast. Jeremy hosts this week along with podcast regulars Josh and Bryan, along with two special guests: Rachel and Alex from the Rachel and Alex vs the Whoniverse podcast! We all sit down for a long chat about video games and movies. Just a taste: Overwatch, Observer, Persona 5, Cultist Simulator, Hellblade, Get Even, Rainbow Six Siege, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Absolver, the Dark Souls Board Game, McPixel, and Pyre. On top of all those games, we also talk about It Follows, Death Note (the new one), and Baby Driver! Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 74: Odin: The Interview
Podcast Episode | August 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
Hurricanes, road trips, new jobs, old jobs...lots of things conspired to keeping most of the Dark Insight hosts off the podcast this week. Luckily, Vader stepped up with a great idea: he would record himself interviewing his son, Odin! The result is an absolute delight of an episode. Vader and Odin talks about the weather, the news, and the games they've been playing before sli-sli-sli-slipping into the DMs to answer some listener questions. Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode 73: Guilty Nier Bromance
August 20th, 2017
1 hr 53 mins
beta, crackdown 3, get even, guilty gear xrd rev 2, horizon zero dawn, nier automata, ninja assault, ps4, sonic mania, the simpsons arcade
We're back with another action packed episode! This week, Josh and Vader are joined by debut guest, and podcast enthusiast, John Gamble. John is an absolute delight to talk to, and if you take away just one thing from this episode, it'll most certainly be that John LOVES fighting games, which is cool!
Episode 72: No Man's Fury
August 13th, 2017
1 hr 49 mins
gaming, hellblade, itch.io, mgsv, no mans sky
In this episode Cliff and Vader are joined by Davide i lovely games maker and all round cool dude. They talk about No Man's Sky latest patch, Metal Gear Solid 5 and of course Hellblade.
Episode 71: Three Tired Lads
August 6th, 2017
1 hr 45 mins
batman the telltale series, destiny 2, late shift, little nightmares, might no. 9, nintendo switch, splatoon 2, the sexy brutale, thumper
The podcast slingshot is primed and ready to fire another episode of Dark Insight at ya!
After the break last week we return for another show, where an exhausted Cliff returns and is joined by a knackered Josh and a groggy Vader (who'd only just got out of bed, like a champ) to discuss some vidya gaems.
There's a brief discussion regarding the travesty that was the Mighty No. 9 physical Kickstarter mix up, how the Switch appears to be out-doing everybody's expectations by selling a ridiculous amount of units, Josh details his trip to London Comic Con and Cliff was lucky enough to be given the first 2 episodes of the new Little Nightmares comic. There's also a quick bit of follow up regarding Jalaid and the, frankly, heart warming response to that. Thank you to each and every person who was involved, even to the most minute degree. Just a tiny amount of effort and make the world of difference.
Episode 70: Killing People, Dating Daddies
July 23rd, 2017
1 hr 33 mins
amnesia memories, behold the kickmen, destiny 2, my horse prince, plunkbat, the sims
This week your American hosts Jeremy and Bryan are joined by a special guest: Jessy Hughes! Jessy is a delightful southern lady with infinite patience. She suffers through all of Bryan and Jeremy's dumb questions about anime boy dating games, and introduces them into the extremely funny world of man faced horse dating. Check the show notes for links to all of the pics they talk about on the show. Also in this episode: weather chat, PLUNKBAT, Behold the Kickmen, The Sims, Destiny 2, and of course, more Overwatch chat. PLUS PLUS PLUS: listener responses to our question of the week. Enjoy!
Episode 69: Jala's Nice
July 16th, 2017
1 hr 56 mins
batman, eternal, get out, horizon, jalaid, nier, overwatch, plunkbat, revatar, shift work, star fox, wonder woman, zelda breath of the wild
The boss is back! Our man Cliff is here to host this episode, and is joined by Jeremy and Bryan. They sit down to talk about basically everything. We start off with some good ol' Kenny Chesney, then get into a lengthy conversation about our favorite beverages. Following that, we talk about some stuff we've been watching like that new Wonder Woman and that new Castlevania animated series. Cliff also spends some talking about his crazy journey to own a Switch! Eventually, we even talk about a game or two.
Episode 68: Done in 90 Seconds
July 9th, 2017
2 hrs 19 mins
horizon zero dawn, injustice 2, mgsv, nier automata, overwatch, shadow of the colossus, zelda breath of the wild
We're back with another Dark Insight, so pull up a chair in front of this lovely fire, grab yourself a biscuit, maybe give the lovely dog a pat on the head to reassure it that it's in good company...and relax!
This week, Josh and Vader are joined by the fantastic Matt from Monster Dear Monster! Together, the 3 of them discuss the weather, and how an 800 watt microwave is enough to shrivel the U.K. to a blubbering mess, then it's onto the news! A smattering of topics are talked about, including but not limited to the new Castlevania Netflix series, some juicy deets on Nintendo's online service proposal, and how a honeymoon ruined somebody's gamer score. I know, imagine that, digital achievements being upset by a truly wonderful event! You just couldn't write it!
Episode 67: Disconnect
June 30th, 2017
2 hrs 5 mins
black wake, diablo 3, eternal, psvr, snes mini, zelda breath of the wild
Hello everyone! This week Bryan, Jeremy, and Vader try to sit down and have a nice old fashioned talk about video games, but the internet was not cooperative. You'll hear in the show that things get downright weird, with multiple realities overlapping and people disappearing for long periods of time. So bear with us, we did the best we could on this one, but when it comes to interdimensional podcast travel, there's only so much you can do. We did manage to talk about some video games, though, including: Jeremy's new PSVR, Odin finishing Zelda Breath of the Wild before any of us, and Bryan manages to find a roguelike card game.