Podcasts are the Internet equivalent of radio shows and are a great way to keep up to date with your favorite topics & interests. They are audio files which can be downloaded to portable media player so that you can listen to them on the train, in the car, or even in work if you’re lucky! A quick Google search shows there are a selection of podcasts available for fans of Warhammer 40k from Games Workshop, so how do you know which one do you choose?
Today’s review focuses on one of these podcasts from a gaming club in Dagenham, England known as The Overlords. The podcast can be downloaded from their website at: http://www.theoverlords.co.uk/ and is updated weekly on Tuesdays. As with most Warhammer themed podcasts, this one aims to keep you up to date with current gaming news and tips, inspire you with ideas for your army & generally have fun talking about the hobby.
The Overlords Podcast does all of the above and somehow manages to make you feel like you’re part of the show. The podcast is very light hearted and filled with fun jingles, jokes & lots of laughter. It definitely has a defined structure, with regular segments but its all recorded in such a fun & relaxed way that it feels almost like its your friends in the room having chat about your favorite hobby. Each podcast lasts around 3 hours or so and as long as that sounds, it flies by! We’d say they have got the time about right, its long enough so you feel like you are getting a substantial hobby fix, yet not long enough that your attention will wander.
Alongside the podcast, listeners can visit The Overlords Forum and become part of the community even if they don’t live close enough to visit the physical club. The forum is available at http://theoverlordsforum.freeforums.org/ and after joining, we found it a very friendly & encouraging place to spend some time.
There’s not much to complain about with this podcast, although some of the jingles are a bit on the long side!
All in all this is a great podcast and its relaxed and fun atmosphere makes it Graven Games current favorite Warhammer 40k Podcast!