As of the writing of this article, the podcast, Drunks and Dragons, has 154 episodes under its belt. With such a large back catalogue, one of the most common questions we get from new listeners is: with which episode should they start, the assumption being that there are too many episodes to ever catch up, and maybe it is ok to skip 70 or 80 of them.
The only good answer to this question is Episode 1. Skipping episodes means missing the origins of inside jokes, the building and layering of plot and story, and the world-building of our beloved Drunkeros. But answering with “Episode 1” can also turn away new listeners, daunted by such a huge time commitment.
Our solution is to abridge as much of our back catalogue as possible. We are taking our one to two hour episodes and boiling them down to 10 to 20 minutes. The priority is to keep the story intact, while not losing our favorite goofs. It turns out that when you condense the episodes down, they turn into concentrated madness…but in a good way. The abridged episodes will be a great way for new listeners to get caught up, and also a really fun trip down memory lane for the veteran slabbers!
We will release three abridged episodes every week on their own podcast feed until we go through the first 30 episodes. If things go well, and people like the little episodes, we will continue on and release as many as possible. So let us know what you think!
With that in mind, please enjoy the revamped Episode 1. Editing help this week comes from Kieran Bennet (@mrk_bennett).
The new feed is available on iTunes at this address: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abridged-drunks-dragons/id1082209915
You can subscribe manually on iTunes or any other podcasting app with this RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AbridgedDnD