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It is a new era for Dungeons and Diapers as we refresh the show with a topic for discussion every week. This week? How to set and meet your personal goals while balancing everything else in your crazy life. But it is not all different as Ryan is back to talking about his favourite book series and Crofton still can’t finish God of War Ragnarok. All …
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Crofton officially goes on strike from work, leading to a series of escalating events and interesting stories that culminate with him appearing on the national news. Also, Ryan gets a bicycle. In the Dungeons, Ryan continues his journey into reading with the latest Richard Osman mystery while Crofton continues his journey to Asgard in God of War Ra…
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Today, the boys discuss… finances! WAIT COME BACK! Let’s ease into this: Crofton and Ryan swap Easter stories while also going over some recent games (Crofton – Midnight Suns complete and final thoughts!) and movies (Ryan – Super Mario Movie with the kids). They also realize that they have neglected talking about finances and have a quick discussio…
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It is spring breeeeeeeak! Crofton and Ryan handle it in different ways. One jets off for Mexico and brings back tales of the land down under (sorry Australia) while the other returns to his traditional hunting grounds of the Toronto Zoo. Both of them saw lots of animals! None of which impressed Crofton as much as his new arcade machine. He has almo…
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Ryan and Crofton share fitness tips (?) as they do their best to better themselves. Ryan’s journey through literature continues with his first non-Halo book in years and Crofton checks in with the first-ever BookWatch2023 segment. Beyond that, Crofton and Ryan do a role reversal with God of War Ragnarok (note the time stamps for spoilers) and Elden…
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Crofton and Ryan are back to share parenting battle stories as the winter season means lots of future planning. The only thing they want to plan is to play games like God of War Ragnarok (Crofton) and watch TV like Shrinking or The Last of Us (Ryan). All of this and Crofton finally excavates Hob’s Barrow. Come listen! Discussion Start – Crofton Sid…
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It is a new year so Crofton tries to better himself through exercise (not going well) and reading (going much better). He reflects on the Thursday Murder Club, a cozy whodunit, and on Avatar 2, a big budget James Cameron done it. Kayden finally let’s Ryan visit LEGO Land and Crofton cameos on the Inn of Gamers. All that and date night discourse! Co…
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Ryan and Crofton ring in the New Year and share war stories of their family Christmases. They talk about their new toys, including Mario and Rabbids teaming up and Deathloop doing its death looping. Also, Crofton got a Steam Deck! Huzzah! And Ryan will help him set it up for success. Huzzah! All of this, and some feedback on the Daddies. Come liste…
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Roll out the red carpet and put on your best attire, it is time for the Dungeons and Diapers awards. Who will take home the hardware? What is the Best Movie Ryan Saw This Year? What was the Best TV show he saw? And who will win some of the more prestigious awards like Best Game That Crofton Played? There is only one way to find out. Press play on t…
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On the last regular episode of 2022 – before the Daddies (don’t Google that) – Ryan and Crofton regroup to talk about what they are up to. Ryan explains how much Spider-Man is in Marvel’s Midnight Suns while Crofton goes full “art house” finishing Pentiment before moving on to Disco Elysium. All this and holiday prep is in full swing! Don’t forget …
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Strap in folks. While sickness has ravaged their respective households, Crofton and Ryan have had plenty of time for shows, movies and video games. Ryan breaks down the latest blockbuster in God of War: Ragnarok, while Crofton gushes over art house darling Pentiment. They talk about Netflix's Arcane, preparing for Christmas, and when your daughter …
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Ryan and Crofton exchange Halloween 2022 war stories on this episode of Dungeons and Diapers. Did they survive? What was their cut of candy? How much do they permit their progeny to partake in at once? The Dungeons are full of Disney this week with Crofton gushing about Andor while Ryan talks She-Hulk and Reboot. Not to be confused with rebooting S…
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Crofton had to step out of the co-host chair this week, but luckily Travis was able to stop by! We chat about his Extra Life journey through Elden Ring and Bloodborne, while we look forward to the big AvenDaDs event on Friday, October 21st. Moving into the Diapers section, we chat about the prep for Halloween, with costumes and parties. All that an…
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Your Dream Daddy Duo are back for a new episode. One of them is feeling sick. Let's see if you can guess which one. Here's a hint: it is the one that sounds like death warmed over. Hey that would make a good episode title! This episode, the boys talk Monkey Island - both returning to and the secret of. They also re-introduce the AvenDaDs for Extra …
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Ryan and Crofton are going back to school... well at least their kids are! It is the first week back and your hosts exchange notes. Both Ryan and Crofton have been playing through JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and share impressions thus far. Will they make it to the end? Crofton introduces a new segment as he deep dives into an old gaming favourite. …
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Vacations draw to a close in this late summer edition of DaD. Crofton and Ryan exchange notes on their respective road trips including an in-depth discussion of arcades and video game tourism. Did Crofton buy Xenoblade Chronicles 3? Has Ryan ever watched sitcom classic Cheers? All that and Izzy goes to her first wedding and parties all night. Oh, a…
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The boys are on vacation! At the same time! But not together! You get what we mean right? Anyway, what is a geek vacation without a geek vacation game? Crofton goes through an existential crisis filled with anime, RPGs, and full priced Switch games in an era of Xbox Game Pass. As Ryan talks him down, he must deal with the Nicolas Cage of it all tha…
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Well COVID finally caught up to one of our intrepid hosts - find out which one and how they handled it with tons of kid content, from board games (King of Tokyo), to movies (Raya and Big Hero 6), to TV shows for adults (Abbott Elementary). Meanwhile, the non-COVID host shared his summertime scary story with impressions of horror video game The Quar…
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Crofton and Ryan are back, after a small break, to exchange notes on all the geekery that crosses their paths. This is a bit of a greatest hits episode as it includes an Obi-Wan inspired Star Wars discussion, a how to get your kid into games sidebar, and Ryan pool jokes. It is not all retreads however as Ryan brings the projectile vomit from his so…
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Ryan and Crofton take a break from the games (following Crofton's critically acclaimed visit to The Gamer's Inn) to talk about TV and movies - notably Doctor Strange and his crazy multiverse experiences (slight spoilers marked below if you're looking to avoid) and the kids of Big Mouth and their hormonal adventures. It is then story time, as Crofto…
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Ryan and Crofton have had it rough lately - for different reasons. They are here to talk about them and work through their complicated emotions. Don't worry though, here to help them is the wonderful world of Marvel Comics which they enjoyed through Spider-Man No Way Home, Moon Knight on Disney Plus, and the Guardians of the Galaxy video game. Thou…
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Crofton kicks off the show running through "Disaster Chez Crofton", while Ryan's office chair seems to have a mind of it's own. In the Dungeons section, Ryan has been watching Peacemaker while Crofton takes the Sega Genesis to task. We also revisit Apple TV+ and The Afterparty, this time with some spoiler chat, so be sure to check the time marker i…
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Crofton is back from vacations - both from out of the country with his family and from out of the podcast as he visited Ryan over on The Gamer's Inn. Highlights from that discussion include Switch vacation games Golf Story and Into the Breach, Valheim and Ryan's rundown of the new Halo show. Crofton then goes in depth on his beach vacation and tryi…
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Ryan is luckily feeling better and back to chatting with Crofton on everything and anything geek and family related. This week the boys go full spoilers on the Book of Boba Fett before talking about The After Party, Elden Ring and more. Ryan is trying to survive a March Break with three kids at home while Crofton does all the fun planning for a vac…
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Ryan is feeling under the weather and the boys postponed doing a full Dungeons and Diapers this week. That said, Crofton was SO EXCITED about Elden Ring that he coerced a totally real and not at all fake Ryan to participate in a 30 minute discussion of the first hours of Elden Ring. Again, this is a totally real conversation and we don't know why y…
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Crofton and Ryan are back to blab about the Golden Age of video game releases we are in, with Horizon: Forbidden West and Elden Ring chatter. Crofton wraps up his anime teen talk with Daganrompa and updates Gwen's journey through Dragon Quest Builders 2 while Ryan has a laugh with the Righteous Gemstones and prepares to get his hands dirty with pot…
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The ongoing occupation of his city may be pushing Crofton over the edge but not as far as those Yellowjackets that Ryan is watching on TV. Actually Ryan loves the tube this ep, with thoughts on Boba Fett and what makes "good" Star Wars (trigger warning) as well as the Wheel of Time and if it is a Lord of the Rings clone (trigger warning). Crofton h…
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It may be a New Year but it is the same old Dungeons and Diapers you love. Ryan and Crofton share holiday notes including some gifts that were hits with the kids. Ryan finally sees Spider-Man: No Way Home and Crofton plunges into the forests of Valheim. Gwen schools her dad at Catan Junior while Ryan survives school closures. All of this and the bo…
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On this, the last Dungeons and Diapers edition of the year, we start a new tradition: the Daddies - the first ever Dungeons and Diapers award show. What was Ryan's favourite film of the year? What game kept Crofton coming back for more? And what were their single biggest "Dad" moments of the year? The Academy has spoken, the awards will be handed o…
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Ryan and Crofton are back! They never left, you say? Well then they are super-back... just like the Master Chief in Halo. Listen to Ryan provide an introductory course in Halo-ology while Crofton is just a Lover in a Dangerous Spacetime. TV shows are on the docket as well with Arcane and The Wheel of Time. All of this and at least 15 minutes of ded…
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After making him wait an entire episode, Ryan finally relents and allows Crofton to detail every single nuance of Resident Evil 4 VR and what makes it great. Then the boys exchange notes on hot releases like Forza Horizon 5 and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile in the Diapers section it is literal diapers as Ryan unsuccessfully tries to g…
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Ryan and Crofton have officially run out of time... so they changed it! Find out which kids loved the time change and which did not. Crofton's adventures in Smash Bros with his daughter continue as does his enjoyment of Netflix's American Vandal series. Ryan doesn't have time for any shenanigans as he has to deal with a family emergency and explain…
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While Jocelyn is away, Crofton from Dungeons & Diapers joins Ryan on the show to unpack Metroid Dread. We keep the conversation relatively spoiler free, so don't worry if you're avoiding story spoilers outside of the intro. Moving over to the news, Nintendo unveiled the final free update for Animal Crossing New Horizons, alongside details for a DLC…
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Ryan and Crofton are back in two instalments - a before and after Ryan's kids all got sick at the same time. Come meet innocent Ryan, not knowing what fate was to befall him as he talks anime and Tales of Arise. Crofton updates on all his stuff including Sea of Thieves, Psychonauts 2, Smash Bros. and Murders in the Building. A gap follows whereas l…
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Get (close to) live reaction from Crofton and Ryan to the Mario movie casting news, starring a dude named Chris. The good vibes continue with some Ted Lasso talk before the boys go into the minds of madness with Psychonauts 2. Then it is back to school season - how are you managing? Are you a Crofton (yay all good) or a Ryan (sad sigh, blows nose)?…
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The boys are back to their regular scheduled podcasting ways this week. It is a packed dungeon with comments on the new Spider-Man trailer, Marvel's What If..., Dragon Quest XI, and more. Plus, changing diapers starts with fun birthday parties and the work they take and ends with back to school. Come listen and help find Ryan a new nickname! Oh, an…
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Crofton was on vacation this week, so Ryan welcomed Adam Huber, who draws the Bug Martini web comic, to discuss the Dungeons & Dragons Saturday Morning Cartoon from the 80's (which is all available on YouTube)! Ryan and Adam also discuss their love of Disney+ and showing their kids the classics, while also balancing some Fornite skill building duri…
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The multiverse collides as Ryan and Crofton get together for their first ever Dungeons and Diapers special presentation: a discussion of Marvel's first three Disney Plus shows: Wandavision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Spoilers ensue as the boys share thoughts on the first round of Marvel small screen content. What's good? What's bad? W…
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Ryan and Crofton are back to lament their lack of a soft drink sponsor. Fear not, however, they bring the goods with deep dungeon discussions on everything from Ryan's love of a new podcast on conning people (don't know what that says about him) to Crofton's time on the Sea of Thieves. Other bits and bobs include Netflix's Lupin, Captain Marvel, a …
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Crofton and Ryan pooled their collective energy from having a week off to deliver a super-sized episode where they cover everything from Loki to not losing your mind with your kids. Ryan goes mainstream with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart while Crofton goes art house with Backbone (it's a PC game - Google it!). All of this and a moment to reflect. Com…
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Ryan kicks off the show with a Tale of the Troublesome Threes, while Crofton struggles with work balance. Moving into the Dungeons, Crofton spins the GamePass Roulette on his Xbox Series X and lands on Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Ryan's Dungeon content involves the premiere of Loki on Disney+, which of course leads to a larger MCU conversation. Ove…
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This week marks Crofton succumbing to Ryan's peer pressure and buying an Xbox Series X. Fair warning, if you don't want the ins and outs of Xbox Game Pass and the wheeling and dealing you can do, skip ahead to the plethora of great stuff including Renaissance man Crofton's book and podcast reviews while elite gamer Ryan walks you through the nuance…
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The end is in sight for Ryan and Crofton as they exchange vaccine news. Even Ryan's daughter Abby's new infatuation with worms and dead birds couldn't throw them off! The boys were ready to hit the dungeons with TV talk on both the Handmaid's Tale and 30 Rock. Ryan buys (another) new console and almost pulls a fast one on Crofton. Diapers are also …
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Ryan and Crofton are back to explore the nuances of parenting during a pandemic and making sure their kids have a normal life while keeping them safe. It is very important to them... almost as important as discussing Marvel's latest: Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Crofton concludes his Breath of the Wild run with hot takes on everything from Yakuza…
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After a short hiatus, the boys are back! Ryan brings the goods with a fun story about calling 9-1-1 (more like 9-1-fun amirite?) before Crofton tries to one-up him with a story of his own. In the Dungeons, Ryan watches a documentary (nerd alert) about the fall of Blockbuster video while Crofton watches this year's Showcase of the Immortals ie WREST…
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Ryan welcomes Crofton from Dungeons & Diapers to chat about his "games to play when there are no games coming out" collection. Featuring the triumphant return of Uncharted 4, No Man's Sky, and Breath of the Wild. On the other hand, Ryan tests out his direction instructing skills by playing We Were Here Together. Plus, just one more loop in Loop Her…
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This week Crofton hosts Ryan in a discussion of Falcon and the Winter Soldier's first episode and the TV version of the MCU. Ryan finds out that TV shows are just podcasts with visuals thanks to the new show "Calls". Crofton is like a kid in a candy store on Xbox Game Pass while Ryan is up Schitt's Creek without a paddle. All of this and Gwen learn…
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