Staying In

Staying In

United Kingdom

Listen in on our experiences with the very best of popular culture - board games, video games, comic books, movies, music, and more.

Episodes

Star Realms, No Man’s Sky, and Doctor Who - Staying In Episode 31  

Like everyone else at the moment, we’re talking about American Gods in this episode, celebrating the return of “appointment to view” television with Neil Gaiman’s wonderful new work. There’s also chat about how TV can be accessible to new audiences by following the examples of “adventure of the week” stories such as those found in Red Dwarf and Doctor Who.

Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Kris (@DigitalStrider) both get to talking about Batman: The Telltale Series as well as Breakfast Games™, whi [...]

Subterfuge, One Handed Games, and the Dandy Cock - Staying In Episode 30  

For our landmark 30th episode we kick things off with a round of The Ikea Game™. Then we discuss how Android, iPhone, and iPad strategy and democracy game Subterfuge made us trust each other much much less.

Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Kris (@DigitalStrider) recount their journey through an actual real life plague town to Alix (@EruditeWolf) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero), as well as touching upon a host of new board games.

Then one of us learns a valuable lesson on how to talk to children, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) receives some top advice about his life-changing news.

For [...]

Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Sugar & Dice, and Crowtel Renovations - Staying In Episode 29  

It’s Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) hosting Episode 29 of the show so - shock! horror! - there’s plenty of chat about intricate card games and curious indie video games.

The pair discuss their first impressions of Fantasy Flight’s excellent RPG and LCG hybrid Arkham Horror: The Card Game, examining how it avoids ludonarrative dissonance through smart use of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos.

Sam’s visited Sugar & Dice, a superb board game cafe in Liverpool. This then makes for a good excuse to talk about why venues like this are so positive for fans of dice and meeples.

Meanwhile, Peter [...]

Obama Llama, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Go Cuckoo, and a geeky day of games in Bristol - Staying In Episode 28  

It’s a bit of a Bristol special this episode, as Alix Briskham (@EruditeWolf), Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), and Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero) talk about their ultra geeky day out in the South West. They take in all the best geek haunts in the city, including Excelsior, 8Bit Planet, Forbidden Planet, and Chance & Counters.

Naturally, tons of board games got played, including Go Cuckoo!, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Sheriff of Notti [...]

Dirk Gently, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Battle of Polytopia and 7 Wonders Duel - Staying In Episode 27  

The gang’s all here for more chat about the very best geek stuff. Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero) convinces everyone to play The Battle of Polytopia, Dan Frost (@ThisDanFrost) & Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) dissect Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) recounts a ridiculous story about giving Jon Snow his lunch tokens.

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Dirk Gently, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Battle of Polytopia and 7 Wonders Duel - Staying In Episode 27  

The gang’s all here for more chat about the very best geek stuff. Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero) convinces everyone to play The Battle of Polytopia, Dan Frost (@ThisDanFrost) & Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) dissect Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) recounts a ridiculous story about giving Jon Snow his lunch tokens.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Disc Jam, Fable: The Lost Chapters, and a Parisian Toilet - Staying In Episode 26  

Immediately there’s a run-in with a mundane genie, then we ask a very important question about super powers, and Alix (@EruditeWolf) gets her glasses all rose-tinted after playing Fable: The Lost Chapters. Peter (@XeroXeroXero) can’t grasp what tennis is but does know he loves Disc Jam, Sam (@MrSamTurner) meanwhile waxes nostalgic about PlayStation Move, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) gets arty with a new graphics tablet and pen. Plus one of us has a highly embarrassing incident in a public toilet.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Disc Jam, Fable: The Lost Chapters, and a Parisian Toilet - Staying In Episode 26  

Immediately there’s a run-in with a mundane genie, then we ask a very important question about super powers, and Alix (@EruditeWolf) gets her glasses all rose-tinted after playing Fable: The Lost Chapters. Peter (@XeroXeroXero) can’t grasp what tennis is but does know he loves Disc Jam, Sam (@MrSamTurner) meanwhile waxes nostalgic about PlayStation Move, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) gets arty with a new graphics tablet and pen. Plus one of us has a highly embarrassing incident in a public toilet.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Yakuza 0, Fallout 4, S. Ship of Theseus, and an X-rated chicken pasty - Staying In Episode 25  

Maybe put the kids to bed before listening to this episode, as Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) get into the specifics of a rather racey incident at Greggs. On top of that there’s all sorts of chat about cutting off your finger, singing karaoke, the song “Just the Two of Us”, some dodgy 80s pop culture references, and oh-so-much more.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Yakuza 0, Fallout 4, S. Ship of Theseus, and an X-rated chicken pasty - Staying In Episode 25  

Maybe put the kids to bed before listening to this episode, as Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) get into the specifics of a rather racey incident at Greggs. On top of that there’s all sorts of chat about cutting off your finger, singing karaoke, the song “Just the Two of Us”, some dodgy 80s pop culture references, and oh-so-much more.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Adventure Capitalist, Split, and a Games Jam - Staying In Episode 24  

In this episode Kris (@DigitalStrider) recounts his experience of ice climbing, Dan (@ThisDanFrost) makes his first foray into Dungeons and Dragons and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) tries to convince the others to become financial mavericks in Adventure Capitalist. Plus: how does the Global Game Jam work? Is M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Split any good? Why is Kris’ face the best thing to keep you warm at night? Find out all this and more by Staying In.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twi [...]

Adventure Capitalist, Split, and a Games Jam - Staying In Episode 24  

In this episode Kris (@DigitalStrider) recounts his experience of ice climbing, Dan (@ThisDanFrost) makes his first foray into Dungeons and Dragons and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) tries to convince the others to become financial mavericks in Adventure Capitalist. Plus: how does the Global Game Jam work? Is M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Split any good? Why is Kris’ face the best thing to keep you warm at night? Find out all this and more by Staying In.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twi [...]

Holidays in Paris, Escaping from Aliens, and Fancy Names - Staying In Episode 23  

Sightseeing in Paris and the best ride at Disneyland, getting caught up in Escape from the Aliens from Outer Space, more Pandemic (it wouldn’t be a show without Pandemic!), a chance meeting with Sean Bean, marvelling at 7 Wonders and 7 Wonders: Duel, the uncanny Star Wars: Rogue One and the anachronistic Commodore Cinema in Aberystwyth, plus the very poshest baby names… all this and more on this episode of Staying In, featuring Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) [...]

Holidays in Paris, Escaping from Aliens, and Fancy Names - Staying In Episode 23  

Sightseeing in Paris and the best ride at Disneyland, getting caught up in Escape from the Aliens from Outer Space, more Pandemic (it wouldn’t be a show without Pandemic!), a chance meeting with Sean Bean, marvelling at 7 Wonders and 7 Wonders: Duel, the uncanny Star Wars: Rogue One and the anachronistic Commodore Cinema in Aberystwyth, plus the very poshest baby names… all this and more on this episode of Staying In, featuring Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) [...]

New Year’s Resolutions, offensive foods, and childhood nicknames - Staying In Episode 22  

Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) discuss New Year’s resolutions, offensive food, childhood nicknames and more.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

New Year’s Resolutions, offensive foods, and childhood nicknames - Staying In Episode 22  

Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) discuss New Year’s resolutions, offensive food, childhood nicknames and more.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

PlayStation Experience, Secret Santa gifts, fighting infections, and terrible Christmas presents - Staying In Episode 21  

Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), and Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) open their Secret Santa gifts, while contemplating the origin of mince pies. Then there’s chat about Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us Part 2, and Death Stranding, plus a shocking revelation about Chop Chop Master Onion.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

PlayStation Experience, Secret Santa gifts, fighting infections, and terrible Christmas presents - Staying In Episode 21  

Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), and Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) open their Secret Santa gifts, while contemplating the origin of mince pies. Then there’s chat about Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us Part 2, and Death Stranding, plus a shocking revelation about Chop Chop Master Onion.

For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/
Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Keeping Chickens, and Stella from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site - Staying In Episode 20  

Kris Darby (@digitalstrider), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) and special guest Stella (@stellalune) from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series. Topics range from the challenges of writing a walkthrough, to marathon gaming, and the joys of keeping chickens.

If people want to get involved in Extra Life they can contact Stella through her website or visit the team’s Extra Life page.

If you are interested in the 20 Years of Tom​​b Raider, which Stella contributed to, you can

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Keeping Chickens, and Stella from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site - Staying In Episode 20  

Kris Darby (@digitalstrider), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) and special guest Stella (@stellalune) from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series. Topics range from the challenges of writing a walkthrough, to marathon gaming, and the joys of keeping chickens.

If people want to get involved in Extra Life they can contact Stella through her website or visit the team’s Extra Life page.

If you are interested in the 20 Years of Tom​​b Raider, which Stella contributed to, you can

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