Dungeons and Daddies: The Outstanding D&D Podcast You Need
Do you like Dungeons and Dragons? How about podcasts? What about Dads? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, then you’re in for a treat! In this article, we will be diving into Dungeons and Daddies, the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons podcast. This show is a blast, and we’ll tell you all about it!
By the time you finish reading this article you will have the answers to the following questions:
- What is Dungeons and Daddies?
- Is Dungeons and Daddies any good?
- Who are all the Dungeons and Daddies Actors?
- Who are the Dungeons and Daddies Characters?
- Is Dungeons and Daddies over?
- Where can I listen to the show?
What is Dungeons and Daddies?
Dungeons and Daddies is a popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast, which launched in January 2019.
Using the framework of the classic tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which uses dice to determine success or failure, Dungeons and Daddies is a fantasy epic about four suburban dads from our world who are thrown into the Forgotten Realms. Our adventuring party is thrusted into the quest of a lifetime, in order to recover their missing children.
Is Dungeons and Daddies any good?
Certainly this show is not for everyone. The podcast is littered with dad jokes (being a dad I love this), sexual content, tv tropes and a some body horror.
This is most certainly an R rated podcast and not intended for children.
They even say they’re “not a BDSM podcast”, but there are a few brief moments during the show where the four fathers get down and dirty with some BDSM.
With all that being said, I absolutely LOVE me some Dungeons and Daddies.
Let’s talk about the rollercoaster of emotions this podcast sent me on. I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions, so hard in fact, actual tears were streaming down my face. Only to be followed by moments where I had a heart stopping moment because something a character said or did.
I love that this podcast is about four dads who were plucked out of our reality and flung into a somewhat traditional D&D setting. I also found that this podcast gave us some of the greatest NPC’s (non player characters) ever created and I for one, am here for it.
What’s not to love?
This show has it all and is a welcomed reprieve from traditional high fantasy Dungeons and Dragons podcasts that take themselves all too seriously.
I couldn’t recommend this show enough.
Who are all the Dungeons and Daddies actors?
I’m a pretty big sports fan and something I’ve learned throughout the years is culture is everything. The cast of Dungeons and Daddies forms the perfect team and together they have created a winning culture.
Their energy is always high and there is never a drop in quality from episode to episode. I truly feel like I’m listening to friends having fun around a table together.
Here is the amazing D&D cast:
Anthony Burch is a game writer (Borderlands 2, League of Legends), comic book author (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack, Rocko’s Modern Afterlife), web series creator and television show contributor. Anthony is the “Daddie Master.”
Matt Arnold is a writer and director who co-founded RocketJump, where he works on Video Game High School, RocketJump: The Show, and Dimension 404. Matt plays Darryl Wilson in the series.
Will Campos is a television and feature film writer who has worked on Video Game High School, RocketJump: The Show, and Dimension 404 (Hulu / Lionsgate). Henry Oak is played by Will.
Beth May is a writer and actor. In 2015, she was named one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 100 Creatives, she was also a finalist for the publication’s Big Brain Award for her spoken word album (The Family Arsonist) and short story collection (Apocalips). Beth portrays Ron Stampler in this not a BDSM podcast.
Freddie Wong is the co-founder of RocketJump and co-creator of the RocketJump YouTube channel. His film work has gathered over 8 million followers and been seen over 2 billion times. He was one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in 2015 and the Webby Film & Video Person of the Year in 2014. Freddie mixes and edits the podcast while playing Glenn Close on the show.
Who are the Dungeons and Daddies characters?
The characters in Dungeons and Daddies might be my favorite adventuring party I’ve ever listened in on for a Podcast. The back and forth humor is something I’ve only ever experienced in a comedy club. It’s truly an A+ experience for the adult nerd.
Listening in on each episode, about four dads, trying to find their lost sons, is truly a favorite story of mine because of the characters we get to follow along the way.
This particular community of listeners stretches around the world, and the podcast has collected a large amount of Patreon supporters, so many people like myself, have fallen in love with this unique cast of D&D characters.
Chances are you will too.
So, who are the Doodlers? They’re a group of four dads from our world, on a journey in the Forgotten Realms trying to locate and save their missing children.
Glenn Close is a member of a Christmas rock and roll cover band and bard, played by Freddie Wong.
Ronald F. Stampler is portrayed by Beth May, he is an emotionally detached stepfather and rogue.
Henry Oak, played by Will Campos, is a nature-loving, birkenstock rocking, crunchy-munchy granola dad and druid.
Darryl Wilson is a stay-at-home sports dad who transforms into a barbarian, played by Matt Arnold.
Is Dungeons and Daddies over?
As of October 19th 2021 the first campaign had it’s finale. I got a chance to listen to all of Dungeons & Daddies, it wound up being 68 Episodes long, with a few bonus episodes sprinkled in.
Silver lining is you can listen to the entire campaign and binge through it.
You can listen to the D&D show on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple iTunes, and Acast.
Dungeons and Daddies Season 2
So yes, the first campaign has ended but now you can fall in love with an all new cast of characters. Season 2 is all about the doodlers grandkids efforts as they attempt to fix the world their grandparents screwed up.
I’m looking forward to diving head first into campaign 2 and I’ll be giving a full in-depth review, so make sure to come back and take a look once it’s up.
If you’re a fan of adult humor and listening to people role play, then this particular podcast is most certainly for you. I found It to be so refreshing and fun, I couldn’t recommend it enough. This cast of characters is easy to fall in love with and it is by far the most binge worthy D&D podcast I have ever listened to.
I love Dungeons and Daddies (not a BDSM podcast).
Let us know in the comments, have you listened to this not a BDSM podcast yet? Will you check it out? Is there any other D&D podcasts we should check out? Drop a comment below!