Best Video Game Music Podcasts (2017)
Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated March 2017; image)
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
A podcast which shares, discusses and analyzes the best in video game music from all different generations. Topics of discussion include: composition, melody, harmony, chords and rhythm, as well as technical aspects, such as hardware limitations and production. Enjoy a new episode every Monday!
 
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Top Score
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Some of the scores for video games are incredibly intricate and deserve recognition, which is why we've created Top Score: a series of podcasts dedicated to the music that accompanies soldiers through battle, sorcerers through forests and aliens through space.
 
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Battle Bards
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A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise every other week, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
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KNGI Network Podcast Master Feed
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The KNGI Network is the home of radio shows and podcasts dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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Train Station at 8: A Video Game Music Podcast
 
 
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Past Episodes – Touhou Tuesday – KNGI Network
 
KNGI podcasts are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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High Scores
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A weekly show about Video Game music where we cover all the bases. From retro 8-bit tunes to orchestral medleys, covers and even remixes, along with weekly discussion from your three hosts, Jackson, Mateo and Miqueas.
 
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Music Respawn with Kate Remington
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WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there’s lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!
 
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This week the guys talk about Super Mario Run finally having a release date for android, the new Pokemon game in development for the Nintendo Switch, and the mixed reviews for Mass Effect Andromeda. They play music from games such as Final Fantasy IX, SimCity 3000, and World of Warcraft.Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/ ...…
 
The critically-acclaimed revival Blaster Master Zero has hit Nintendo consoles, so GameFuel delves deep into remixes from the classic NES version! PLAYLIST: 1. Viking Guitar Live – Legion – My Sweet SOPHIA (Blaster Master [NES] :: Bandcamp) 2. Ryan8bit – Radioactive Waste In My Backyard (Blaster Master [NES] :: Dwelling of Duels) 3. MegaDriver ...…
 
Outlast, from Red Barrels Studio , is a different kind of horror game, with a protagonist whose only weapon is a video camera. It was so successful, a sequel is planned for release on April 25th. At GDG, I talked with composer Samuel Laflamme about how he created a special blend of tense music for both games, including a cymbal that sounds like ...…
 
Ian and Kyle are joined by their latest guest-via-Patreon, Harlan P.! Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook Follow @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb on Twitter Original music in thi ...…
 
Rob and Pernell throw out their comfortable themed podcast format, and dive into the dangerous world of zero-theme for a second time. But this time, it’s personal. Track list: Ternary Game – Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors – Nintendo DS – Shinji Hosoe The Selection – Rolling Thunder 2 – Mega Drive – Ayako Saso Collapse – Jump Ultimate Star ...…
 
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This week, the guys check back in with the world of Modern Chiptunes! There is some incredible music being created in this passionate community, and this episode showcases some of the very best of it. WARNING: Extremely funky music lies ahead...By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
I was about halfway into doing another cyberpunk special tonight, having finally gotten my Snatcher double LP from Ship to Shore & Yetee a few days prior, but it turned into a giant J-fusion playlist instead. It’s just as well since One Night in Neo-Kobe is one of my favorite songs ever and the likes of T-Square and Casiopea’s music sit well ri ...…
 
This week is the 1 year anniversary of the show, and the guys talk about Shadow of War, Rocket League Dropshot, and the Switch sales. They play music from games such as NieR: Automata, Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, and Minecraft.Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/41139/Mar.15,2017…
 
Do you find the German language to be inherently terrifying? Then you're going to love the soundtrack to this German MMORPG! Actually, it's quite lovely and a diamond in the rough, at least according to some of the Battle Bards. Today's episode ventures into territory marked by a drakensang -- a "dragon's song" -- and emerges refreshed and rene ...…
 
GameFuel made it to 200 episodes! What better time to pull out the ol’ gimmick of putting Winamp on shuffle and letting it go crazy? PLAYLIST: CoLD SToRAGE – Cairodrome (Wipeout [PS1] :: Bandcamp) ol753 – Boss Battle Music [14 Guitars] (Final Fantasy VII [PS1] :: VGMix Archive) MTK2 – Ending (Dragon Spirit [ARC] :: VGMdb) Machinae Supremacy – N ...…
 
We have a gameplan this week but that doesn’t stop us from spending the last 45 minutes of the podcast yammering about movies, anime, comics, video games, super heroes and other stuff. We can’t help ourselves! 24:23 – The Nintendo Switch’s myriad hardware issues 42:35 – Game companies don’t want anyone fixing their hardware but them 51:23 – Nin ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
Rob and Pernell mine the depths of the Sega Saturn and come out with some solid gold hits! You’ll hear some funky bass-lines, wicked drum-fills, and some on-the-spot lyrics! Rhythm and Pixels are blasting off agaaiiiiinnnn!!!! Also! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for future Bonus Beats live streams every Thursday night Chiptunes and remix ...…
 
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It's Show & Tell time! In this long-overdue installment, Karl, Will & Marty each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the others haven't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy some amazing VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Two posts in one day! I’m now no longer behind with posting the shows, and that’s always good! This week I played a pretty eclectic mix, that I’m proud to say was formed almost entirely of going onto Facebook and asking people to link me their music. I got a lot of pretty great albums from that post, check out this list: Luiza 177 – The First S ...…
 
OK I’m… just a bit late with posting this! Sorry about the wait, but my life’s been kinda crazy lately. Finally been able to tear myself away from Zelda too. This show was pretty heavily focused on the chip scene, with a good half of the show being chiptune or amiga mods. I played the new Data Airlines comp ST-FM (Bandcamp, $10+, available on c ...…
 
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It's already been a fantastic year for composer John Robert Matz ! At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, his score for Fossil Echo was awarded "Best Interactive Score" by the Game Audio Network Guild, beating out scores from such triple-A games as Uncharted 4. John was also a co-recipient of the "Rookie of the Year" award, given t ...…
 
This week Jagan Brar joins us to talk about their experiences with the Nintendo Switch and first impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Featuring music from Portal 2, Destiny, Pikmin, and more!Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/41021/Mar.8,2017
 
In the spirit of the Nintendo Switch launch weekend, this episode features music from launch games for major consoles released from 1985 to 1996! PLAYLIST: 1.insaneintherainmusic – Main Theme (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [SWI] :: YouTube) 2.xoc – Medley [remixed&remastered] (Donkey Kong Jr. [NES] :: Bandcamp) 3.SwigglesRP – Prog-Rock Me ...…
 
What happens when we record the podcast without deciding beforehand what to talk about? Well, we spend the first hour talking about the Nintendo Switch and the second talking about anime. Fun! If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of t ...…
 
On this episode, Ian and Kyle discuss what games they’d like to see in a proper SEGA answer to the Nintendo NES Classic Mini. Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook Follow @ ...…
 
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Get those reflexes ready, welcome to Bullet-Hell’s Kitchen! This week we dig into the soaring, energetic, and often manic tunes of arcade shoot’em-ups! We look at the old and new, horizontal and vertical, and the cute and insane! We also create a shooter based on Pernell, and Rob becomes an old man battling against impossible odds. Get your twi ...…
 
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In time to celebrate the launch of the Switch, and a brand new Zelda game, the guys spotlight on the series' previous console entry- Skyward Sword! This beautiful but controversial score was the first in the series to feature a real recorded orchestra. Enjoy some wonderful music and discussion!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
This week the guys switch it up a bit by skipping the news segment and talking more in depth about their weekly picks. They also play music from games such as Shantae, Halo Wars 2, and Bioshock Infinite. Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/40945/Mar.1,2017
 
Zachary makes his triumphant return and many important topics are discussed. Does Zachary have a tattoo? Has Andrew ever fainted? All this and more! 5:10 – We get back to Kicking the Bucket List 25:44 – The Castlevania Netflix show debuts a poster 29:35 – Bethesda “can’t say” if next fall’s Switch release of Skyrim will be the special edition 3 ...…
 
It's taken this long, but the Battle Bards have gone completely and irreversibly insane in the membrane! Today the team cracks open the door of the MMO music funhouse to see what off-kilter, crazy, and manic tunes may be found. WARNING: Once you've entered the asylum, you might find yourself a resident... for life! Episode 93 show notes Intro ( ...…
 
The year is 20XX. The world is recovering from a war against an authoritarian corporate regime, instigated by an unexplained event that has unlocked humanity’s full potential, resulting in latent genetic metahuman abilities manifesting in much of the populace. Aiding in the recovery is an organization of this new empowered generation of humanit ...…
 
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You thought you could have it all. You bet it all, went all in. AND NOW YOU’RE BUSTED! This week on the show, it’s music themes from games where you are flat broke! Or just flattened, or something like that. Rob had a really hard time with this one haha! Enjoy the show! Track list: Torture Sanctuary – Moryou Senki Madara 2 – Super Famicom – Tap ...…
 
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In this highly-anticipated episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the incredible soundtrack to Gravity Rush 2! The previous game's score was one of the guys' recent favorites, and this follow-up, composed again by Kohei Tanaka, surely does not disappoint!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
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Music Respawn with Kate Remington
 
After performing on many game and film soundtracks, cellist Tina Guo has just released her own collection of iconic game themes: Game On ! In our conversation, Tina told me what she loves about game music, and about her first experiences as a new kid in America, including playing a video game for the first time! Tina uses both her 19th century ...…
 
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This week the guys talk about updates to Pokemon GO (again), and the low price for the Nintendo Switch developer kit. They play music from games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Portal 2, and Umineko When They Cry.Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/40820/Feb.22,2017…
 
Zachary and the Mrs. are busy moving their brood to the side of the fence where the grass is greener but that doesn’t mean Andrew is all by his lonesome. Nope! Youtuber and Nintendo commentator Super Metal Dave 64 joins the show to talk all things Switch! 6:55 – Mega Man MUSCLE figures shown off at Toy Fair 2017 8:13 – Suda51 apologizes to tran ...…
 
On this episode of the BumbleKast, Ian and Kyle geek out over the majesty that is the DCAU. And yes, that includes Lego Batman. Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook Follow ...…
 
DO DOD DOODDOODODODO DAYTONAAAA!!!! Boy do we have a great show for you this week! We take a look at music composed for Sega arcade games throughout the years. We’re talking all things Virtua and Golden Axey! Joining us to help tackle this massive topic is Michael Bridgewater from the fantastic Forever Sound Version Podcast! Track list: Final R ...…
 
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In this episode, Karl & Will focus on the gorgeous and under-appreciated music of the Albert Odyssey games! These three games for the Super Famicom and Saturn had some of the most well-composed scores anywhere. Sunsoft legend Naoki Kodaka masterfully combined elements of classical, film, and pop into something quite timeless. Enjoy!…
 
This week the guys talk about E3 opening to the public, Hot Wheels coming to Rocket League, and the moral compass in the upcoming Mass Effect game. They play music from games such as Katawa Shoujo, Viewtiful Joe, and Morrowind.Check out the setlist at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/40741/Feb.15,2017…
 
There's a special skill involved in writing music for trailers: create a mood, but don't give away too much! Michael A. Levine 's horrifying version of the folk song "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" in the trailer for Resident Evil 7 has stirred up all kinds of theories about hidden messages. We get to the bottom of (some of) them in our conversation. Alth ...…
 
Another week, another show where Zachary and Andrew go over an hour because they get caught up reminiscing about the cartoons of their youth. Incorrigible, the both of them! Zachary is off next week but we may have a special guest filling in for him. See you Saturday! 12:49 – Steam is replacing Steam Greenlight with Steam Direct 25:50 – Will we ...…
 
Strap in for a fiery ride across the skies in today's episode of Battle Bards! While Dragon's Prophet was not fated to last long -- at least in North America -- it did leave behind a treasure trove of music that we've only started to dig into. The bards get a little dragonish themselves for this show, perhaps of a different opinion of what cons ...…
 
GameFuel makes a timely revisit to the Dark Knight with tons of arrangements from Dwelling of Duels, as well as a smattering from OverClocked ReMix, Bandcamp, and more! PLAYLIST: 1.Chris Holland – Batman 1989 Theme (Batman [Film] :: Bandcamp) 2.Midee – Cleaning Out Axis (Batman [NES] :: OverClocked ReMix) 3.Affection State, SJ Van Damme – Dream ...…
 
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Ah February, a time for romance and freezing your butt-off. This week on the show, Rob plays beautiful romantic songs from the Super Nintendo/Famicom. And on the other side of things, Pernell plays tragic and sad tracks to bring us all back to reality. Get close with the one you love, put on the show, and have a beautiful February 14th Track li ...…
 
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In this very groovy episode, the guys focus on the phenomenal music of the Shantae series! This shouldn't come as a surprise, since these scores were composed by Jake Kaufman. Enjoy some masterful video game music that will make you want to get up and dance!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
This week’s show continues the trend of me slowly getting back into the chip scene with another good half a show’s worth of chip. I’ve been kinda busy with personal stuff so I haven’t had time to hunt for new music, however I did get Chibi-tech’s new 2 track release, The Mutual Promise (Bandcamp, $1 or more) which is short but sweet with one of ...…
 
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This week the guys talk about the GameStop controversy, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. They play music from games such as FTL, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.Check out the set list at:www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/40648/Feb.8,2017
 
When Takeshi Furukawa realized that the music he had submitted for an as-yet-unnamed game turned out to be The Last Guardian , the long-awaited epic from Fumito Ueda, he was thrilled! As a fan of Ueda's previous games, Takeshi was eager to continue the legacy of creating a simple yet powerful soundtrack to accompany the moving story and beautif ...…
 
GameFuel celebrates the storied past of Namco in musical form this week, in honor of founder Masaya Nakamura, who passed away on January 22nd. This episode also features a look at doujin legends Magical Trick Society and an exploration of music from more than 35 years of Namco games! PLAYLIST: 1.Sixto Sounds – Chaotic Heart (Tales of Symphonia ...…
 
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Ian gives his hands-on impressions on the Nintendo Switch hardware. Be sure to check out his opinions on the games over at the BumbleKast Patreon page! Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & ...…
 
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Rob and Pernell welcome you to podcast World 7 with the richest of video game tracks! We spared no expense in selecting the finest tunes related to money and luxury. Enjoy! Track list: Sasha’s Theme – Advance Wars Dual Strike – Nintendo DS – Yoshito Hirano, Taishi Senda Sunken Ship – McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure – Genesis – Katsuhiko Suzu ...…
 
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Featuring an Exclusive Interview! In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on the incredible music of remixer and composer Andrew Aversa, a.k.a Zircon! In addition to a wonderful, extensive conversation with Andrew, the guys also present and discuss a handful of his best tracks. Enjoy this spotlight on a true VGM talent!…
 
As the lead composer for Dead Rising 4 , Oleksa Lozowchuk was responsible for writing the soundtrack that fleshed out the town of Willamette, Colorado, site of a massive zombie outbreak, just as the Christmas season begins. Altogether, Oleksa estimates he and the team wrote over 12 hours of music, including the diagetic music for the story, as ...…
 
Oh lucky day~ I had two new albums to play. So not only did Nanode’s new album Paradise (Bandcamp, $1USD or more) release today, but we also have a brand new release from Makeup and Vanity Set, Chrome (Bandcamp, $9USD, $15 Vinyl). I decided to play both in their entirety tonight: MaVS dark, edgy, pulsing synthwave style is showcased here marvel ...…