The Beer and Pretzel Podcast

One-shot actual play podcast that covers a new ”beer and pretzel” RPG each time. We play it, review it, and interview the game‘s writer in this podcast that introduces new RPGs. A part of the Butwhytho and Podfix network.

Episodes out Tuesdays and most Fridays at 10 am

Episodes Date

In this week's newest episode, Austen and Travis finish playing the two-player rpg Partners by Steve Dee.  Welcome to "Miami Knights", the tv's newest and grooviest buddy cop show about a retired dete...
May 17, 2022
In this week's newest episode, Austen and Travis play the two-player rpg Partners by Steve Dee.  Welcome to "Miami Knights", the tv's newest and grooviest buddy cop show about a retired detective turn...
May 13, 2022
Austen plays Blurred Lines, the Giallo film inspired solo rpg by Guilherme Gontijo. Austen plays a photographer who is being stalked by a leather-gloved killer whose schtick is plucking out his victim...
May 10, 2022
Before Austen and Travis sit down to play the police procedural rpg Partners together, listen as its creator discusses what went into its creation and more.  Partners and others game by Steve can be f...
May 6, 2022
Ben Bisogno runs his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana for the group as they role-play as Jewish Hobbits in Middle Earth in our latest episode. Brad takes on the role of Saruman, Austen, and Becky two hobbits,...
April 29, 2022
Ben Bisogno runs his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana for the group as they role-play as Jewish Hobbits in Middle Earth in our latest episode. Brad takes on the role of Saruman, Austen, and Becky two hobbits,...
April 26, 2022
Austen and Travis review the first three episodes of Disney's latest Moon Knight show.  We also talk about Bruce Willis's retirement, the Will Smith slap, and The Batman deleted scene with Joker.  At ...
April 22, 2022
Austen and Ben Bisogno discuss his new Kickstarter for his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana.  The Kickstarter can be found at: https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/manishtanarpg/ma-nishtana-why-is-this-night-dif...
April 15, 2022
Travis and Austen have a couple of drinks and debate the latest Batman movie.  What did you think about 2022's The Batman? 
March 22, 2022
Austen and his fiance Lia finish playing Star Crossed by Alex Roberts.  Using a Jenga tower, they tell a story of Mr. Wounded Needles, a venus fly trap, and Normal Dixon the 399th, a fly who is attrac...
March 15, 2022
Austen talks to Luke aka Limithron, the creator of Pirate Borg, the most recent Mork Borg spin-off. They discuss all sorts of questions relating to what makes Pirate Borg stand out not just as an rpg,...
March 8, 2022
Austen and Travis review Peacemaker on HBO Max and Boba Fett season one which is found on Disney+. One good and one bad.  Game of the week: Hitman 3 At the movies: Austen recommendations: Pam & To...
March 4, 2022
"He's like the Jered Leto of dogs".  A group of human writers led by the canine lead writer/star of the show Hero Dog attempt to create the best tv episode ever in our latest episode.  Will Hero Dog a...
March 1, 2022
Austen interviews Alex Roberts about Star Crossed, RPG creation, and other games that she has worked on.  You can find more of her games at: https://www.helloalexroberts.com/ You can also join her Pat...
February 22, 2022
In this special Valentine's Day episode, Austen and his fiance Lia play Star Crossed by Bully Pulpit Games.  Using a Jenga tower, they tell a story of Mr. Wounded Needles, a venus fly trap, and Normal...
February 18, 2022
Austen and Travis discuss a bunch of different tv shows and movies they have been checking out recently.    Comic of the week: The Wake.  Game of the week: Gang Beasts. 
February 4, 2022
Austen plays the one-player dating simulator rpg The Date in this week's Forever a Gnome episode.  Listen as Austen stumbles through a coffee shop date as Batman enjoys his special evening with Shrek....
February 1, 2022
The group plays the adventure Action Castle for the game Parsley In this week's group actual play episode. Listen as the group plays a parser game (old text-based computer games) inspired rpg by Jared...
January 28, 2022
Austen plays Tickles, the murder-hungry cyborg unicorn in the land of the Toxic Wasteland in this week's solo rpg actual play recording episode.  Group games to return this Friday!  You can buy Neon L...
January 25, 2022
Austen interviews Brian Shutter about his ttrpg Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland. Solo and group actual play of his game out soon(ish)! You can get this game for yourself at: https://www.drivethrurpg...
January 18, 2022
Austen plays the solo murder mystery rpg A Weekend in the Country by Lari Assmuth in our latest solo rpg podcast episode.  You can buy A Weekend in the Country and 100 other solo RPGs for only 10$ for...
January 11, 2022
Austen and Travis review season one of Hawkeye, Don't Look Up on Netflix, and Matrix 4 which is streaming on HBO Max in this week's Trashed Talk Podcast episode.  Game of the week: Carrion.  At the Mo...
January 7, 2022
A continuation of our summer-themed adventure of Tales from the Loop, the bad boy club of bad kids is back, and this time their parents have disappeared! Robots, smelly janitors, and mind-wiped adults...
January 4, 2022
A continuation of our summer-themed adventure of Tales from the Loop, the bad boy club of bad kids is back, and this time their parents have disappeared! Robots, smelly janitors, and mind-wiped adults...
December 28, 2021
We review the biggest movie of the year while having a couple of drinks. Oh and we review Ghostbusters Afterlife and Nightmare Alley too. 
December 24, 2021
A continuation of our summer-themed adventure of Tales from the Loop, the bad boy club of bad kids is back, and this time their parents have disappeared! Robots, smelly janitors, and mind-wiped adults...
December 21, 2021
Austen plays the solo rules for The Long Haul 1983 by Sean Patrick Cain. Playing as a truck driver on the road from a mysterious threat, this solo game is about being alone in a world where everyone ...
December 14, 2021
We didn't get around to seeing Eternals, so instead listen to our latest Trashed Talk Podcast episode where Austen lists a bunch of interesting Marvel movies that were green-lit, but for some reason d...
December 10, 2021
Austen talks with Gavriel Quiroga about his two published games Neurocity and Warpland, and his new Kickstarter for Hell Night the RPG.  You can find the Kickstarter for Hell Night at:  https://www.ki...
December 7, 2021
"I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I'm all out of bubblegum".  Many sticks of gum are chewed in our latest podcast episode. Carina recruits Travis and Becky to help her find her missing cat...
November 30, 2021

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