Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated July 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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Video Game Music Podcast with Rob and Pernell
 
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KNGI Network Podcast Master Feed
 
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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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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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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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’s show was ultra mega chill. Lots of relaxing synthwave, chiptunes, and jazz for the whole show. I also wanna give a shoutout to Fearofdark for putting out another fantastic album, Exit Plan (Bandcamp, £5+) and I highly recommend listening to the whole thing. Definitely one of my favorite chiptune artists currently making music. I als ...…
 
This week the power goes out at the studio, leaving Jackson to hold down the fort from the comfort of his own home! Some of the tracks played this week are from games like Catherine, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and The Swapper!Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42829/ July.25,2017…
 
How do you write music for a game that doesn't exist? That was the challenge Marty O'Donnell took on by writing a musical prequel to Highwire Games' Golem . After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Marty drew on his expertise writing music for Halo and Destiny to create a completely new world in Echoes of the First Dreamer . Golem is being deve ...…
 
Ian and Kyle dive into an in-depth review of the latest and greatest Spider-Man flick. SPOILERS AHEAD! 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 ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
No, this isn’t the last episode of the podcast, but with all these ending themes you just might not be so sure. This episode features songs with real emotion, sadness, and even humor. No really, stick around for the bonus round, it gets real funny real fast! Track list: Ending – Mega Man 2 – NES – Takashi Tateishi Ending – Capcom no Quiz Tonosa ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this special episode, Karl & Will revisit some of the VGM they hold most dear-- that of the Genesis Sonic games! Join the guys as they walk down memory lane with some of the most timeless and fun melodies ever composed for video games!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
As a member of the team that composed music for the God of War series, Gerard Marino knows a thing or two about the video game music business. For one thing, it's important to be nice to people! Gerard was a speaker at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival in Sao Paulo in June, where he gave a frank talk on how to get started in the industry ...…
 
Part 2 to last week's episode, Miqueas continues his journey through the history of video game music playing music from the GameCube era all the way up to the current generation of gaming! Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42761/ July.19,2017
 
As the Battle Bards cruise into their second hundred episodes, it's time to cover a very long-lived fantasy MMO from 2002, Ragnarok Online. The game has an... interesting soundtrack and a devoted following in some circles, but as the crew discovered on today's show, the score is not without its criticisms. It's time to kick summer vacation to t ...…
 
We’ve got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we’re joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy. We talk about Dwayne ‘The ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
For the Season 12 Premiere, the guys explore living legends of video game music! These are just some of the amazing composers that had pioneering beginnings and are still composing great music to this day! Enjoy a celebration of these VGM legends!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Oops I forgot to check my volume levels this week so I’m basically inaudible. I made it easier on everyone and just cut my speaking parts out entirely but I have a pretty damn good playlist full of groovy tunes. Read on for the full playlist: Giant Claw vs Guerilla Toss – Dollface on the Calico Highway Kinuko Ohmori – There’s A Hurricane Tonigh ...…
 
It's been ten years since Chance Thomas first brought Middle Earth to life with his music for Lord of the Rings Online! There's lots to celebrate: Chance has compiled his favorite tracks from LOTRO in a special album , and is in the process of creating music for the just-announced expansion, which takes us to Mordor. In our conversation, he exp ...…
 
Miqueas returns as solo host this week to bring you some nice beats in this music packed episode! Music is played from games such as Final Fantasy V, Streets of Rage, Gran Turismo 2 and more!Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42673/July.12,2017
 
Only the highest quality game music rips have been hand-picked for this edition of Nitro Game Injection. This Patreon’s Choice playlist suggestion comes courtesy of Nick C.! PLAYLIST: 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: SoundCloud) 2. Prince uf Darkness – Hot For Rock Shuffles (Sonic Adventure [DC], Twisted Metal [PS1], Unir ...…
 
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On this episode Kyle and Ian talk about the weird and wonderful world of cosplay! 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 ...…
 
I don’t think anyone would OBJECT to hearing more great music from the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series! This is our second dive into the music from the series, which makes it part 2: this time, it’s personal. Joining us on the show are the Rhythm and Pixels Bonus Round all-stars, Steel Samurai! They listen in on the tracks and bring their ow ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
Featuring an Exclusive Interview! For the Season 11 Finale, the guys explore the music of video game composer Yousuke Yasui! Known for the delightful scores to Mamoru Has Been Cursed, Eschatos, and many more. Enjoy a spotlight on this incredibly talented and unique composer!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
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Music Respawn with Kate Remington
 
Mike Raznick says writing the music for AWAY: The Survival Adventure VR game in development by the studio Breaking Walls gave him the chance to combine his love of writing music for nature documentaries and games. He was hooked the moment he put on the headset and jumped off the cliff as a soaring bird! Mike says one of the challenges in writin ...…
 
What happens when one of the podcast hosts has a life? You get another Andrew solo show! 7:42 – I explain why I stopped playing Life Is Strange after five minutes 20:18 – I share my mixed thoughts on the first couple hours of Resident Evil 6 36:54 – Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill ...…
 
Returning as solo host, Jackson brings you some dope beats once again in another installment of High Scores' ALL MUSIC episodes! Some of the tracks played this week are from games such as Castle Crashers, Oblivion, and Lethal League! Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42584/ July. 5,2017…
 
Syp returns to the 8-bit era as he counts down his top 10 favorite Gameboy tunes. It's a harder task than you think, considering how long the system was out and how many great games and soundtracks were created for it! Chances are he'll ignore your favorite, but it'll be a fun show nevertheless with lots of cheery and catchy tracks. What's your ...…
 
Exactly 100 episodes later, Kyle revisits the world of acoustic remixes on this episode of Nitro Game Injection! PLAYLIST: 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: SoundCloud) 2. Little V Mills – FANG’s Theme (Street Fighter V [PC/PS4] :: YouTube) 3. Mariachi Entertainment System, The OneUps – Vega Theme Cover (Street Fighter II ...…
 
Too damn hot. Read on for the full playlist: Haruomi Hosono – Peking Duck (live) Toshiki Kadomatsu – Midsummer Drivin’ Casiopea – Domino Line SoundTeMP – Can’t Go Home Again, Baby T-Square – No End Run buzzG – 赤い雨 The Dukes Of Stratosphear – Vanishing Girl 豚乙女 – ティラミス・カウボーイ Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Absolute Ego Dance / アブソリュート・エゴ・ダンス Buff ...…
 
So I discovered a reverb button on my new mixer. Good timing too, since I had some COOL 3D WORLD to play. If you haven’t seen the Cool 3D World videos, go to Youtube right now and do a search. I played a lot of the soundtrack in this show, which you can hear on the new Cool 3D World Bandcamp [Bandcamp, PWYW]. Also definitely worth mentioning is ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
What a weekend! Rob and Pernell present the show to a live audience at Too Many Games! Too Many Games is a 3 day long classic video game convention featuring panels, concerts, and a huge arcade. Enjoy the fun! Track list: Boss Theme – Lufia 2 – SNES – Yaunori Shiono Theme of Snatcher – Snatcher – PC88 – Konami Kukeiha Club Ending – Shadow of Th ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros! You can find all of their original music at: https://supermarcatobros.bandcamp.com/…
 
By request, we’ve kept our pre-show banter in the video version of the podcast (linked below). You can skip ahead to the start of the show proper (or another topic) with the timestamps below. In the show’s final half hour, Andrew and Zachary discuss the future of AR games the cost of living in San Diego. 28:20 – Atari is introducing new gaming ...…
 
This week the guys are missing Miqueas, but Jackson and Jagan talk about recent news of the SNES classic and the controversial decisions of Take-Two/Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto mods! They bring you songs from Earthbound, PLAYUNKNOWN's Battlegrounds, Super Mario Odyssey, and more! Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/sho ...…
 
It’s time for another Source Tune Spectrum Endurance episode, as voted by our awesome patrons! This week, Kyle exclusively spotlights a variety of remixes of ‘Aquatic Ambiance’ from the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country! 01. ToxicxEternity – Aquatic Shrediance (Donkey Kong Country [SNES] :: OverClocked ReMix) 02. Kadmium – A Different Kind ...…
 
Marcin Przybylowicz had no idea when he started writing the music for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt that he'd be creating one of the most beloved soundtracks of all time! He collaborated with Mikolai Stroinski and brought in the folk band Percival to add what Marcin describes as the "secret ingredient" to the music that captures the world of The Witc ...…
 
In this episode, Ian reviews a ton of news before he and Kyle remember the good ol’ days of money and time wasters. 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 @IanFlynnBK ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
This week you get a very excited discussion about golf games, from a very sleepy Rob and very excited Pernell. Golf game music is chill, jazzy, cheesy, so many good things! They also discuss the merits of VR, and the musical genius of Arnold Palmer. And I for one welcome our robot golfing overlords… Track list: Al Arabian Golf Club – Hot Shots ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this VERY long overdue spotlight, Karl & Will focus on the incredible soundtrack to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, for the SNES by David Wise! This is truly one of the best and most beloved video game soundtracks of all time. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Composer Stephen E. Cox says the chance to write the music for Farpoint, Impulse Gear's ambitious Virtual Reality game for Sony, was a dream come true because it's exactly the kind of science fiction world he's loved since he was a kid. As he told me, getting the right vibe for the music without relying on the usual clichés was a fun challenge. ...…
 
This week on the show we are back to our ALL-MUSIC formula with Miqueas at the helm! Pulling music from games like Pokemon, Diablo 2 and Fez, Miqueas has compiled a lengthy playlist of his favorite tracks ever! Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42413/ June.21,2017…
 
We discuss E3 2017 and hand out silly awards. 0:00 – EA 10:35 – Microsoft 40:16 – Devolver Digital 41:55 – Bethesda 48:16 – PC 52:21 – Ubisoft 1:19:10 – Sony 1:53:45 – Nintendo 2:22:02 – Silly E3 Awards If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio ver ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
The Neo Geo is not only known for beautiful 2d sprite artwork, but also amazing music. You know the Neo Geo, you’d see the big red cabinet in the arcades, 4 brightly colored buttons, and often multiple games in the same system. Let’s dig in and have some fun! Track list: New World (Ending) – The Super Spy – Neo Geo – Masahiko Hataya The Grand C ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, also known as "Hiro" was one of Sega's earliest and most prolific video game composers. He has a very unique, raw, energetic style, and his music has truly stood the test of time. Enjoy some amazing VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Olivier Derivière pushes the envelope of how music can be part of a game in his score for the psychological thriller, Get Even. Olivier grew his music organically from the in-game sounds, and as he explained after I caught up with him after his session at the Game Developer's Conference, it took lots of experimentation! Olivier worked with the ...…
 
E3 starts earlier and earlier every year. No topic timestamps this week as it’s a solo show. Andrew spends the first half an hour moaning about how boring EA’s press conference was then spends the back half about Black Panther and Wonder Woman. If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTu ...…
 
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High Scores
 
This week the boys spend most of the hour discussing this year's E3 conferences, as well as playing music from announced games such as Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gran Turismo Sport, and Moss. Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42345/ June. 14,2017
 
After four years and over 700 MMORPG music tracks, the Battle Bards have arrived at their 100th show! For this centennial spectacular, Syl, Steff, and Syp reminisce about the most notable shows, their best soundtrack discoveries, and their favorite tracks. This super-sized show gets wrapped up with a bout of listener emails and a promise of ano ...…
 
This week, NGI shines the spotlight on new remixes from KWED, OverClocked ReMix, and the Dwelling of Duels, heads down Artist Alley with a look at Blind Spot, and features a selection of remixes from Splatoon and the new Amiga synthwave/cyberpunk album Project Paula! 01. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: SoundCloud) 02. M-H – ...…
 
On this episode, Ian and Kyle discuss the latest cinematic sensation, Wonder Woman. Spoilers abound! 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 o ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, Rob and Pernell focus on games with strong female protagonists. There is lots of jazz, and argument discussion about the Final Fantasy series. We also form the first emo-jug-band, which is way cooler than it sounds. Track list: CRASH MAN – Rosenkreuzstilette – Steam – Blue Sky Lea! Go! Go! – CrossCode – ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the soundtrack to a mobile game in the Final Fantasy series that you may not have heard before. But rest assured, Brave Exvius has some of the most masterful orchestral video game music you'll hear anywhere!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this Bonus Episode, Karl shares his brand new chiptune album "Micropower" in its entirety! Enjoy an imaginative, groovy and energetic journey. Download Micropower here: https://supermarcatobros.bandcamp.com/album/micropowerBy supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Nintendo’s online service might not be as fully featured as its competition but hey, at least it will be cheaper! 15:52 – Nintendo details pricing and features of its paid online service 25:55 – Voice chat headset for Switch is overly complicated 34:24 – Valve announces the price of Steam Direct 46:20 – The ethical implications of relabeling re ...…
 
This week Jagan takes command with an jam packed music episode! Some of the songs played are from games such as Kingdom Hearts II, Sword and Sorcery, and Enter the Gungeon. Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42266/ June.7,2017
 
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