25 Best Video Games History Podcasts
Video Games History Podcasts
Here are 25 Best Video Games History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100 arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.
Play⋅ 13.3K⋅ 5K ⋅1 episode / month Get Email Contact
2. The History Respawned Podcast
The History Respawned Podcast is a podcast where professional historians consider historical video games and games culture. The podcast includes audio versions of History Respawned's YouTube interviews with scholars. In addition, the podcast includes discussion episodes featuring series creator Bob Whitaker and Associate Editor John Harney talking about the general links between historical study and the games we play.
Play⋅ 1.2K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 56 min Get Email Contact
The original classic gaming podcasts continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!
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Play⋅ 4.9K⋅ 18.7K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 84 min ⋅ Jul 2013 Get Email Contact
4. The Top 100 Games Podcast
Counting down the top 100 video games of all time! Host Jared Petty and a series of guests travel through the history of classic gaming and take a close look at the most important contributions to electronic entertainment over the last 50 years.
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Play⋅ 47.6K ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact
5. Still Loading Podcast
A show about video games, video game culture and video game history.
Play⋅ 96⋅ 14.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 87 min Get Email Contact
6. The History of Video Games
A chronological play-through of video games. Hosted by Wes.
Play⋅ 9 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min Get Email Contact
7. Codex History of Video Games with Mike Coletta and Tyler Ostby
Seattle, Washington, US
Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta dive into the history of video games from the beginning. From pinball to PlayStation, Tyler and Mike cover it all! Check out new episodes every Monday!
Play⋅ 1.5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min Get Email Contact
8. Scandalous Games
Scandalous Games is a video game history podcast that takes a closer look at video game-related controversies. Every episode, historian Kevin Impellizeri shares a story about a scandalous event from gaming's past to his friends who offer commentary on moral panics, ill-advised advertising campaigns, unusual figures, and any and all topics related to video game scandals and how they shaped the medium.
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Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 77 min Get Email Contact
9. The Kojima Frequency
A show dedicated to deep dives into the world of Hideo Kojima by a group of experts that explores his work from Metal Gear Solid to Death Stranding, the history and future of video games, and everything in-between. Hosted by Nitroid, F1NG3RS, & DazeAhead.
Play⋅ 2.5K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 89 min Get Email Contact
10. Secret Levels
Goobz & Toby pick one retro video game for each episode to play. They discuss the history, story, gameplay, music, fun facts, then rate it at the end from 1-10. The goal is to see which old games hold up today and maybe see if some of our favorites are only good due to nostalgia.
Play 1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 79 min Get Email Contact
11. Retro Blissed
Two gamers with a love for the history of video games play and discuss the best and worst titles in existence. Blow out your NES cartridge, check the batteries in your remote, and memorize your Game Genie codes It's time to get RETRO!
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12. Go Back and Play
A very silly self-guided tour through the history of video games, from Advance Wars to Zork. Except chronologically. So it would be the other way around.Join Nate, Sebastian, and Ryan as they play a new game every other week and attempt to distill that game's essence.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 85 min Get Email Contact
13. RetroActive Podcast
A podcast examining the culture of retro video games. Each episode provides an in depth analysis on a specific title, developer, series, or topic and examines the influences on the history of gaming. As a variety show, additional mini sections are dedicated to topics like hardware, modifications, or other interesting factors of contemporary retro gaming. Hosted by Fred Rojas of gaminghistory101.com and featuring guest co-hosts, it's a new look at an old topic.
Play⋅ 568 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 97 min Get Email Contact
14. A Gamer Looks At Forty
A year long exploration of the history of video games told through the stories of the every day people who lived it. Join me along with a rotating cast of friends, family, gaming journalists, and industry types as we share personal recollections from the last thirty years of gaming, one story at a time.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 72 min Get Email Contact
15. Retro Game Guys
The Retro Game Guys discuss retro gaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the '80s and '90s! Listen and win a game! The Retro Game Guys podcast is a Retro Gaming Podcast that dives deep into game history, interest facts, and memories of playing classic video games.
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16. Procedurally Generated
Procedurally Generated is a journey through the history of video games. However, in this show, our destiny isn't in our own hands as every game we discuss has been chosen at random! This means we will be diving into games running the gamut from revered and respected to forgotten and overlooked entirely.
Play⋅ 321 ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 120 min Get Email Contact
17. The Video Game Timeline Show
With the video game industry now being the most popular and profitable form of entertainment, it comes with a long history! Join Jack and Evan on their journey to uncover the entire history of video games, from the very early starts within basements and bedrooms to now-massive organizations and businesses that span the entire world.
Play⋅ 103⋅ 119 ⋅13 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 40 min Get Email Contact
18. Level Zero
The video game podcast for you! Whether you are a big fan of video games or new to the hobby, there is something for everyone in this scripted, lovingly edited podcast. It covers video game history, gives helpful insight, answers listeners' questions, and is a whole lot of fun!
Play⋅ 45⋅ 245 ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 64 min Get Email Contact
Hexagonal is a podcast dedicated to the history of French video games and their respective developers. Born from an unexplainable urge from the author to chronicle that strange and unique part of our beloved hobby, this podcast is published every fortnight, usually on Mondays if the stars are right. The subjects tackled vary a lot from one another but all revolve around France and it's beautiful but oh so chaotic game companies and industry.
Play⋅ 163 ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 54 min Get Email Contact
20. Gamers' Garden Retro
A retro gaming podcast from the Gamers' Garden Retro YouTube channel. Join Seb and Kaile as they slowly, inaccurately and uninformed...ably go through a potted history of video games beginning in 1987, up until they run out of patience. Each episode covers about 6 games, contains 90's Esque trashy segments, and is a barrel of laughs. The intro and outro music is either made or remixed by Chris Dunne.
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Friends n' Flannels present: Game-Oversry! This podcast celebrates video game anniversaries of the month. We'll cover the games history, reception, and fun fact trivia! We'll also include our own personal thoughts and jokes.
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22. Load Save
Kris, Michael, and Bri take a journey through video game history, traveling back in time to engage with some of the most notable games released each year. After a conversation about the goings-on in the video game universe one year at a time, you can follow along as we stream our gameplay of a select few games from each year that we cover. Then come back to listen as we discuss our experiences in more detail the following week.
Play⋅ 16 ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 74 min Get Email Contact
Video Games History Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta||codexhistoryofvideogames.libsyn.com||99|
|Still Loading Podcast||stillloading.libsyn.com||98|
|Go Back and Play||gobackandplay.tumblr.com||71|
|Bad Secret Media||badsecretmedia.com||71|
|The Kojima Frequency||kojimafreq.podbean.com||70|
Video Games History Podcast Topics
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