A podcast featuring word games, trivia, classic board games, and even a few reimagined classic game shows from years gone by. We rotate through several different games, with different hosts, from episode to episode. What they all have in common is chat, humor, and fun.


Unexpected Batman

Random Pursuit

In our first ever genre editions-only episode of Random Pursuit, we discover Kathy and Antony are trivia twins…mostly. Also, when in doubt, answer 18.

Random Pursuit Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky with Antony Johnston, Kathy Campbell, Joy Piedmont, Kim Rogers and Kirsten Goruk

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Great For Baseball

Friendly Competition

It’s time for more Friendly Competition, the podcast where friends compete against each other in ridiculous contests of skill, luck, and speed. Beatles songs, poetry, and plenty of wackiness all ensue!

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Adal Rifai, Monty Ashley, Jason Snell, Erika Ensign and John Moltz


Do the Toilets Pay You?

Random Pursuit

Hope you’re ready to yell answers at your listening device again because Random Pursuit is back — with a new development! Erika finally admitted she needed help and convinced Steven to come on board to keep score (and occasionally read Wikipedia to us). How many mounties does it take to make a podcast episode? Listen and find out!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky with Annette Wierstra, Scott McNulty, Jean MacDonald, Glenn Fleishman and Deborah Stanish



Welcome back to “Are You The Spy?” Panelists must name clues that point to potential topics like the Joker, vampire slayers, or The Bachelor. One spy doesn’t know the topic they’re trying to discuss, and must figure it out before the rest of the group figures them out. In this episode, players put their knowledge (or lack thereof) of Batman villains, reality tv shows, fictional jobs, and musicals to good use.

If you would like to play along as a civilian and know the topic words that the spies are trying to guess, click here to see the answers. If you would like to play along as the spy, just start listening!

Quinn Rose with Jean MacDonald, Mois├ęs Chiullan, Antony Johnston, Annette Wierstra and Shelly Brisbin


Bring Your Own Backstory

Parsely (Action Castle)

The Parsely Action Castle trilogy continues with ACTION CASTLE IV. All your favorite nerds are here to pepper Tony with commands as they seek to discover the meaning of Actions and Castles! Go north and ride west to find daggers, rope, crossbows, and haircuts!

Tony Sindelar with Glenn Fleishman, Monty Ashley, Shelly Brisbin, Kathy Campbell, James Thomson, Brian Hamilton, Allison Truj and Dan Moren


Quinoa Car

Friendly Competition

Lex welcomes new scorekeeper Dan Moren and five new players for exciting competitions spanning delightful audio, coin flip predictions, Googlewhacks, and word guessing. Hilarity ensues.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Brian Hamilton, Glenn Fleishman, Jean MacDonald, Kathy Campbell and Tony Sindelar


British Ghosts

Random Pursuit

This special episode of Random Pursuit sees Erika pulling players from around the Commonwealth to answer trivia questions that are largely American-based. Will the lone Canadian have an advantage? Will there be Lizzing? Will the Lizzing be confined to Liz? And just what do they have in Canadian shopping malls? All this, plus a whole lot of whispering on this episode.

And yes. Erika knows she accidentally awarded Liz a point she didn’t earn. Blame the ghost.

Erika Ensign with Paul Cornell, James Thomson, Annette Wierstra, Lizbeth Myles and Antony Johnston


I Really Should Have Studied My Dans


Welcome to “Danconceivable!”, a rogue version of the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

For this special episode, Lex Friedman takes over the hosting reins with the help of scorekeeper Jason Snell and tries our panelists at their knowledge of Dans, where certain fictional terms are from, and, of course, mashed-up works of art.

Lex Friedman and Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Steve Lutz, Kathy Campbell, Erika Ensign, James Thomson and Tony Sindelar


Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

Game Night

Trust us, we’re doctors! Okay, not really. We simply played the delightful card game Trust Me, I’m a Doctor from Half-Monster Games. It’s available on Tabletopia if you’d like to try your hand at medical (mal)practice.

Tony Sindelar with Dan Moren, Erika Ensign, Jane Ritt and Aleen Simms


No One Picked Me

Friendly Competition

In this inaugural episode of the Friendly Competition game show, host Lex Friedman forces guests Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Kathy Campbell, Monty Ashley, and Tony Sindelar to compete in a series of increasingly silly rapid-fire contests. Lex decides who earns points, and his decisions are final. Bragging rights are on the line!

Lex Friedman with Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Kathy Campbell, Monty Ashley and Tony Sindelar


Did You Play Music, Dr. Boogie?

Trivial Retreat

Welcome to Trivial Retreat! In this new spin on an old classic, players get answers from the back of a Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition card and then try to guess the questions—or invent better ones.

Jason Snell with Shelly Brisbin, Monty Ashley, Kelly Guimont, Dan Moren, Kathy Campbell and Steve Lutz

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