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

War of the Ring, Dread, and Country Dancing - Staying In Episode 35  

It’s the first ever completely “in-person” recording of the podcast, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) gathered round a table to speak into microphones about games we’ve been playing over a weekend together.

We’ve been faffing about with a Ricoh Theta S, so we discuss the practical merits of 360 images and video, as well as how that medium might translate into a horror movie.

It’s not all high technology chat, as we talk about our experiences with the massive Lord of the Rings tabletop game

Wonder Woman, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, and deconstructing sheds - Staying In Episode 34  

It’s a matter of life and death and sheds for Sam (@MrSamTurner), and a matter of taste for Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and his Rainbow Drops, in our 34th episode. It’s also a matter of fact that Kris (@DigitalStrider) thinks Wonder Woman is the best DC movie in years, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) not wanting a Nintendo Switch after E3’s game reveals should probably be a matter for the authorities.

There’s heated debate over the merits of the

Onirim, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and The Sniffer - Staying In Episode 33  

We finally get round to talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a group, as Dan (@ThisDanFrost) leads a nice chat about why we enjoyed it so much and how it’s a breath of fresh air. Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) have both been playing even more Star Realms, which is impressive considering they’ve been sinking a load of time into two other games too: namely Onirim and Yakuza 0.

We touch upon a lovely little game called

Gloom, Jalopy, and Rainbow Drops - Staying In Episode 32  

Who loves all things Gloom? Lisa Mart does! Find out why as she joins Sam (@MrSamTurner), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) to talk about everything games and geekery: from how Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the perfect way to prepare for a half marathon, to why Peter’s stressing out with the responsibility of car ownership in Jalopy.

There’s also the end of Pandemic Leg [...]

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

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