Bonfireside Chat
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"An undead favorite!"

Bonfireside Chat is a "book club style" podcast hosted by Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross. It is similar in format to the network's flagship podcast Watch Out For Fireballs! but significantly more zoomed in and dedicated entirely to the Souls series of games. Starting with Dark Souls, Gary and Kole take a journey through the areas of the game and comment on lore, gameplay, bossfights…everything. The main episodes are released bi-weekly and are followed in the off weeks by 'Appendix' episodes which include Gary and Kole responding to listener feedback on the areas being covered as well as "deleted scenes" from their main recording sessions. Praise the Sun!


Episode List

Season 1: Dark Souls

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
1 Basics, Asylum, and Firelink Jan 13, 2013 None
2 The Undead Burg Jan 27, 2013 Zack Johnson
2a The Undead Burg - Appendix Feb 03, 2013 None
3 Undead Parish and Lower Undead Burg Feb 10, 2013 Tyler Crumrine
3a Undead Parish and Lower Undead Burg - Appendix Feb 17, 2013 Tyler Crumrine
4 Darkroot Garden and The Depths Feb 24, 2013 Russ Frushtick
4a Darkroot Garden and The Depths - Appendix Mar 03, 2013 None
5 Blighttown Mar 10, 2013 Nick Glauber
5a Blighttown - Appendix Mar 17, 2013 Nick Glauber
6 Sen's Fortress Mar 24, 2013 Levi Curran
6a Sen;s Fortress - Appendix Mar 31, 2013 Levi Curran
7 Anor Londo Apr 07, 2013 Bob Mackey
7a Anor Londo - Appendix Apr 14, 2013 Bob Mackey
8 Undead Asylum Return and The Painted World of Ariamis Apr 21, 2013 Murph Murphy
8a Undead Asylum Return and The Painted World of Ariamis - Appendix Apr 28, 2013 Murph Murphy
9 Darkroot Basin and the New Londo Ruins May 05, 2013 Brayton Cameron
9a Darkroot Basin and the New Londo Ruins - Appendix May 13, 2013 Brayton Cameron
S1 Special - Dark Souls PVP 101 May 12, 2013 Jeremy Greer
10 The Duke's Archives and Crystal Cave May 19, 2013 Dennis Furia
10a The Duke's Archives and Crystal Cave - Appendix May 26, 2013 Dennis Furia
11 Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith Jun 02, 2013 Vivienne
11a Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith - Appendix Jun 09, 2013 Vivienne
12 Catacombs and the Tomb of the Giants Jun 16, 2013 Will Owens
12a Catacombs and the Tomb of the Giants - Appendix Jun 23, 2013 Will Owens
13 Artorias of the Abyss DLC Jun 30, 2013 Jon Wolff
13a Artorias of the Abyss DLC - Appendix Jul 07, 2013 Jon Wolff
S2 Special - Dark Souls Speed Running 101 Jul 14, 2013 ubergoose
S3 Special - Dark Souls PVP 201 Jul 21, 2013 Jeremy Greer
14 Great Hollow, Ash Lake, and the Kiln of the First Flame Jul 28, 2013 None
14a Great Hollow, Ash Lake, and the Kiln of the First Flame - Appendix Aug 04, 2013 None

Season 2: Demon's Souls

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
15 Basics, Tutorial, Nexus Aug 11, 2013 None
15a Basics, Tutorial, Nexus - Appendix Aug 18, 2013 None
16 Boletarian Palace 1-1 and 1-2 Aug 25, 2013 Jason Killingsworth
16a Boletarian Palace 1-1 and 1-2 - Appendix Sep 01, 2013 None
17 Stonefang Tunnel 2-1 Sep 08, 2013 Jon Wolff
17a Stonefang Tunnel 2-1 - Appendix Sep 15, 2013 Jon Wolff
18 Stonefang Tunnel 2-2 and 2-3 Sep 22, 2013 CoffeeJezus
18a Stonefang Tunnel 2-2 and 2-3 - Appendix Sep 29, 2013 CoffeeJezus
19 Tower of Latria 3-1 Oct 06, 2013 Jeremy Greer
19a Tower of Latria 3-1 - Appendix Oct 13, 2013 Jeremy Greer
20 Tower of Latria 3-2 and 3-3 Oct 20, 2013 Murph Murphy
20a Tower of Latria 3-2 and 3-3 - Appendix Oct 27, 2013 Murph Murphy
21 Shrine of Storms 4-1 Nov 03, 2013 videogametalkinghead
21a Shrine of Storms 4-1 - Appendix Nov 10, 2013 videogametalkinghead
22 Shrine of Storms 4-2 and 4-3 Nov 17, 2013 Bob Mackey
22a Shrine of Storms 4-2 and 4-3 - Appendix Nov 24, 2013 None
23 Valley of Defilement 5-1 Dec 01, 2013 Dennis Furia
23a Valley of Defilement 5-1 - Appendix Dec 08, 2013 Dennis Furia
24 Valley of Defilement 5-2 and 5-3 Dec 15, 2013 Vivienne
24a Valley of Defilement 5-2 and 5-3 - Appendix Dec 22, 2013 Vivienne
25 Boletarian Palace 1-3 and 1-4 Dec 29, 2013 Will Owens
25a Boletarian Palace 1-3 and 1-4 - Appendix Jan 05, 2014 Will Owens
26 Endgame Jan 12, 2014 None
26a Endgame - Appendix Jan 19, 2014 None

Season 3: Influences

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
27 Berserk Manga (Part 1) Jan 26, 2014 None
28 Berserk Manga (Part 2) Feb 02, 2014 None
29 Berserk in Other Media and Dark Souls Design Works Book Feb 09, 2014 None
30 King's Field IV - The Ancient City (Part 1) Feb 16, 2014 None
31 King's Field IV - The Ancient City (Part 2) Feb 23, 2014 None
32 King's Field IV - The Ancient City (Part 3) Mar 03, 2014 None
33 King's Field IV - The Ancient City (Part 4) Mar 09, 2014 None

Season 4: Dark Souls II

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
34 Dark Souls II - First Impressions Mar 16, 2014 None
35 Basics, Things Betwixt, and Majula Mar 23, 2014 None
35a Basics, Things Betwixt, and Majula - Appendix Mar 30, 2014 None
36 Forest of Fallen Giants Apr 06, 2014 C.J.
36a Forest of Fallen Giants - Appendix Apr 13, 2014 C.J.
37 Heide's Tower of Flame and the Cathedral of Blue Apr 20, 2014 Lobos Jr.
37a Heide's Tower of Flame and the Cathedral of Blue - Appendix Apr 27, 2014 Lobos Jr.
38 No-Man's Wharf May 04, 2014 Riff Conner
38a No-Man's Wharf - Appendix May 11, 2014 Riff Conner
39 Lost Bastille and Belfry Luna May 18, 2014 Phil Kollar
S4 Press Release - The "Shadowgate" Apology May 20, 2014 None
39a Lost Bastille and Belfry Luna - Appendix May 25, 2014 None
40 Huntsman's Copse and Undead Purgatory Jun 01, 2014 Murph Murphy
40a Huntsman's Copse and Undead Purgatory - Appendix Jun 08, 2014 Murph Murphy
41 Sinner's Rise and the Grave of the Saints Jun 15, 2014 Dave Klein
41a Sinner's Rise and the Grave of the Saints - Appendix Jun 22, 2014 Dave Klein
42 The Gutter and Black Gulch Jun 29, 2014 Vivienne
42a The Gutter and Black Gulch - Appendix Jul 06, 2014 Vivienne
43 The Shaded Woods Jul 13, 2014 J. Kartje
43a The Shaded Woods - Appendix Jul 20, 2014 None
44 Doors of Pharros and Brightstone Cove Tseldora Jul 27, 2014 Laura Rich
44a Doors of Pharros and Brightstone Cove Tseldora - Appendix Aug 03, 2014 None
45 Harvest Valley and the Earthen Peak Aug 10, 2014 videogametalkinghead
45a Harvest Valley and the Earthen Peak - Appendix Aug 17, 2014 videogametalkinghead
46 Iron Keep and Belfry Sol Aug 24, 2014 Bob Mackey
46a Iron Keep and Belfry Sol - Appendix Aug 31, 2014 None
47 Drangleic Castle Sep 07, 2014 Jeremy Greer
47a Drangleic Castle - Appendix Sep 14, 2014 Jeremy Greer
S5 Special - Data Mining Sep 21, 2014 Illusory Wall
48 Shire of Amana and Undead Crypt Sep 28, 2014 Davin Pavlas
48a Shire of Amana and Undead Crypt - Appendix Oct 05, 2014 None
49 Aldia's Keep, Dragon Aerie, and Dragon Shrine Oct 12, 2014 Alex Eich
49a Aldia's Keep, Dragon Aerie, and Dragon Shrine - Appendix Oct 19, 2014 Alex Eich
S6 Special - Dark Souls II PVP Oct 26, 2014 MrIwont4get
50 Dark Chasm of Old and Giant Memories Nov 02, 2014 Nick Glauber
50a Dark Chasm of Old and Giant Memories - Appendix Nov 09, 2014 Nick Glauber
S7 Special - Dark Souls II Speed Running Nov 16, 2014 Lobos Jr.
51 Crown of the Sunken King Nov 23, 2014 Angelica Norgren
51a Crown of the Sunken King - Appendix Nov 30, 2014 None
52 Crown of the Old Iron King Dec 07, 2014 Jason Killingsworth
52a Crown of the Old Iron King - Appendix Dec 14, 2014 Jason Killingsworth
53 Crown of the Ivory King Dec 21, 2014 Alex Briggs
53a Crown of the Ivory King - Appendix Dec 28, 2014 Alex Briggs
54 Throne of Want Jan 04, 2015 None
54a Throne of Want - Appendix Jan 11, 2015 None
S8 Special - Dark Souls II New Game + Jan 18, 2015 None

Season 5: Imitations and Followers

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
55 3D dot Game Heroes Jan 25, 2015 None
55a 3D dot Game Heroes - Appendix Feb 01, 2015 None
56 Shovel Knight Feb 08, 2015 None
56a Shovel Knight - Appendix Feb 15, 2015 None
57 Lords of the Fallen (Part 1) Feb 22, 2015 None
58 Lords of the Fallen (Part 2) Mar 01, 2015 None
59 Lords of the Fallen (Part 3) Mar 08, 2015 None
59a Lords of the Fallen - Appendix Mar 15, 2015 None
60 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin (Patch) Mar 22, 2015 None
61 Bloodborne - First Impressions Mar 29, 2015 None
62 Dark Souls II - Into the Light Apr 05, 2015 None

Season 6: Bloodborne

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
63 Intro and Hunter's Dream Apr 12, 2015 None
63a Intro and Hunter's Dream - Appendix Apr 19, 2015 None
64 Central Yharnam (Part 1) Apr 26, 2015 VaatiVidya
64a Central Yharnam (Part 1) - Appendix May 03, 2015 None
65 Central Yharnam (Part 2) May 10, 2015 C.J. and Paddy
65a Central Yharnam (Part 2) - Appendix May 17, 2015 C.J. and Paddy
66 Old Yharnam May 24, 2015 Matt Lees
66a Old Yharnam - Appendix May 31, 2015 None
67 Cathedral Ward Jun 07, 2015 Dave Klein
67a Cathedral Ward - Appendix Jun 14, 2015 None
S9 Special - Dark Souls and Bloodborne Fan Art Jun 21, 2015 Allison Baker, Sohlol, Peter Nordstrom
68 Hemwick Charnel Lane Jun 28, 2015 Illusory Wall
68a Hemwick Charnel Lane - Appendix Jul 05, 2015 None
69 Chalice Dungeons (Part 1) Jul 12, 2015 Jeremy Greer
69a Chalice Dungeons (Part 1) - Appendix Jul 19, 2015 Jeremy Greer
70 Forbidden Woods Jul 26, 2015 Bob Mackey
70a Forbidden Woods - Appendix Aug 02, 2015 None
71 Hypogean Gaol, Abandoned Old Workshop, and Byrgenwerth Aug 09, 2015 Danielle Riendeau
71a Hypogean Gaol, Abandoned Old Workshop, and Byrgenwerth - Appendix Aug 16, 2015 None
72 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin (Part 1) Aug 23, 2015 None
73 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin (Part 2) Aug 30, 2015 None
73a Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin - Appendix Sep 06, 2015 None
74 Forsaken Castle Cainhurst Sep 13, 2015 Cory Banks
74a Forsaken Castle Cainhurst - Appendix Sep 20, 2015 None
75 The Nightmare Frontier Sep 27, 2015 Sean Wagoner
75a The Nightmare Frontier - Appendix Oct 04, 2015 Sean Wagoner
76 The Unseen Village Oct 11, 2015 Steve Gaynor
76a The Unseen Village - Appendix Oct 18, 2015 None
S10 Special - H.P. Lovecraft Oct 25, 2015 None
77 Nightmare of Mensis and Mergo's Loft Nov 01, 2015 Davin Pavlas and Scott Benson
77a Nightmare of Mensis and Mergo's Loft - Appendix Nov 08, 2015 None
78 Upper Cathedral Ward Nov 15, 2015 Allison Baker
78a Upper Cathedral Ward - Appendix Nov 22, 2015 None
S11 Special - Lessons from Lordran (Live Show) Nov 29, 2015 None
S12 Special - Brotherhood of the Wolf Dec 03, 2015 None
79 Chalice Dungeons (Part 2) Dec 13, 2015 None
79a Chalice Dungeons (Part 2) - Appendix Dec 20, 2015 None
80 Bloodborne Endgame Dec 27, 2015 None
80a Bloodborne Endgame - Appendix Jan 03, 2016 None
81 The Hunter's Nightmare Jan 10, 2016 Richard Pilbeam
82 Research Hall Jan 17, 2016 Joshua Garrity
83 Fishing Hamlet Jan 24, 2016 Lobos Jr.
83a The Old Hunters - Appendix Jan 31, 2016 None

Season 7: Filler nobody cares about (Dark Fishness aka Multistage Parachute from Bloodborne back into thinking about Dark Souls)

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
S13 Shadow Over Innsmouth / Uzumaki Feb 07, 2016 None
84 Shadow Tower Part 1 Feb 14, 2016 None
85 Shadow Tower Part 2 Feb 21, 2016 None
85a Shadow Tower - Appendix Feb 28, 2016 None
S14 At the Mountains of Madness / The Thing Mar 06, 2016 None
86 Titan Souls Mar 13, 2016]]] None
S15 Souls of Darkness / Labyrinth Mar 20, 2016 Nick Daniel
87 Shadow Tower - Abyss Part 1 Mar 27, 2016 None
88 Shadow Tower - Abyss Part 2 Apr 03, 2016 None
88a Shadow Tower - Abyss - Appendix Apr 10, 2016 None

Season 8: Dark Souls 3

# Topics/Areas Covered First Posted Guest
89 Dark Souls 3 - First Impressions Apr 17, 2016 None
90 Basics, Cemetery of Ash, and Firelink Shrine Apr 24, 2016 None
90e Basics, Cemetery of Ash, and Firelink Shrine - Appendix May 1 None
91 High Wall of Lothric May 8, 2016 Jason Killingsworth
91e High Wall of Lothric - Appendix May 15, 2016 None
92 Undead Settlement May 22, 2016 Will Hughes
92e Undead Settlement - Appendix May 29, 2016 None
93 Road of Sacrifices Jun 5, 2016 Stuart Wellington
S16 Special - Gary and Allison's Top Ten Souls Areas Jun 10, 2016 Allison Baker
93e Road of Sacrifices - Appendix Jun 12, 2016 None
94 Cathedral of the Deep Jun 19, 2016 Dave Klein
94e Cathedral of the Deep - Appendix Jun 26, 2016 None
95 Farron's Keep Jul 3, 2016 Austin Walker
95e Farron's Keep - Appendix Jul 10, 2016 None
96 Catacombs of Carthus Jul 17, 2016 Steve Gaynor
96e Catacombs of Carthus - Appendix Jul 24, 2016 None
97 Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Part 1 Jul 31 2016 Bob Mackey
97a Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Part 1 - Appendix Aug 7 2016 None
98 Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Part 2 Aug 14 2016 Richard Pilbeam
98a Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Part 2 - Appendix Aug 21 2016 None
S17 Bottom 10 Areas Aug 25 2016 Jeremy Greer
99 Smouldering Lake Aug 28 2016 Sean Wagoner
99a Smouldering Lake - Appendix Sep 4 2016 None
s18 Dark Souls 3 PVP Sep 11 2016 Peeve Peeverson
s19 Dark Souls 3 PVP Stories Sep 18 2016 None
100 Irithyll Dungeon / The Profaned Capital Sep 25 2016 James Carter
100a Irithyll Dungeon / The Profaned Capital - Appendix Oct 2 2016 None
101 Untended Graves / Consumed King's Garden Oct 9 2016 Vaati
101a Untended Graves / Consumed King's Garden - Appendix Oct 16 2016 None
102 Lothric Castle Oct 23 2016 Jeremy Greer
102a Lothric Castle - Appendix Oct 30 2017 Jeremy Greer
103 The Grand Archives Nov 6 2016 Joshua Garrity
103a The Grand Archives - Appendix Nov 13 2016 None
104 Archdragon Peak Nov 20 2016 Aegon of Astora
104a Archdragon Peak - Appendix Nov 27 2016 None
105 Ashes of Ariandel Part 1 Dec 4 2016 Dave Riley
106 Ashes of Ariandel Part 2 Dec 11 2016 Dave Riley
106a Ashes of Ariandel - Appendix Dec 18 2016 None
107 Dark Souls III Endgame Dec 25 2016 None
107a Dark Souls III Endgame - Appendix Jan 1 2016 None

Season 9: Soulslikes

s20 Top 5 NPCs Jan 8 2017 Twin Humanities
108 Reverie Under the Moonlight Jan 15 2017 None
108a Reverie Under the Moonlight - Appendix Jan 22 2017 None
S21 Bottom Ten Bosses Jan 29 2017 None
109 Hyper Light Drifter Part 1 Feb 5 2017 None
110 Hyper Light Drifter Part 2 Feb 12 2017 None
110a Hyper Light Drifter - Appendix Feb 19 2017 None
111 The Breath of Andolus Feb 26 2017 None
112 Salt & Sanctuary Part 1 Mar 5 2017 None
113 Salt & Sanctuary Part 2 Mar 12 207 None
114 Salt & Sanctuary Part 3 Mar 19 2017 None
114a Salt & Sanctuary - Appendix Mar 26 2017 None
115 Darkmaus Apr 2 2017 None
115a Darkmaus - Appendix Apr 9 2047 None
S22 Top 10 Bosses Apr 16 2017 Alex Eich
116 The Ringed City Part 1 Apr 23 2017 Richard Pillbeam
117 The Ringed City Part 2 Apr 30 Richard Pillbeam
117a The Ringed City - Appendix May 7 None
118 Let It Die May 14 2017 Brad Gallaway
118a Let It Die - Appendix May 21 2017 None
119 Nioh May 28 2017 Mai Sinclair
119a Nioh - Appendix Jun 4 2017 None
120 Hollow Knigt Part 1 Jun 11 2017 Nick Daniel
121 Hollow Knight Part 2 Jun 18 2017 Nick Daniel
121a Hollow Knight - Appendix Jun 25 2017 None

Season 10: Returning to the Abyss

122 Bloodborne Revisited Jul 2 2017 Stewart McGowan
122a After Dark - Bloodborne Jul 9 2017 Stewart McGowan
123 Dark Souls II Revisited Jul 16 2017 Randy Walker
123a After Dark - Dark Souls II Jul 23 2017 Randy Walker
124 Demon's Souls Revisited Jul 30 2017 Mitch Benes
124a After Dark - Demon's Souls Aug 6 2017 Mitch Benes
125 Dark Souls Revisited Aug 13 2017 John Hurst
126 Bonfireside Chat Finale Aug 20 2017 None
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