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Targeting beginner, intermediate and advanced players alike, PolyCast (PC) is designed to first entertain and second inform Civ strategy in an audio format. The aim in so doing is to be energetic and interactive in equal measures. Daniel "DanQ" Quick leads Makahlua, Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and MadDjinn as its regular co-hosts. Episodes are edited by Quick and are ~60 minutes apiece. It is the elder sibling to the modding-centric ModCast, console-centric RevCast, social gaming-centric SCivCast and multiplay-centric TurnCast.

This series is marketed and distributed as a podcast. As defined on Wikipedia, podcasting is a method of distributing multimedia files over the Internet using syndication feeds (e.g. RSS for playback on mobile devices and computers). PC productions can be accessed with or without the use of RSS.

FORMAT
PolyCast is a bi-weekly, episodic production. As of its fifth season, each episode is recorded live and can be heard on its channel on the providing broadcast service. As of this time episodes are typically ~60 minutes in length; in its first through fourth seasons, each episode was pre-recorded and typically ran ~45 minutes in length. All are delivered in both MP3 and Flash formats though MP3 is the primary means of distribution. MP3 copies can be downloaded or streamed; for streaming, an active Internet connection is required. For download listening, Winamp is recommended for use on computers. Assorted portable devices work as well in varying download and streaming combinations. Both 64kbps (high-speed) and 16kbps (dial-up) qualities are available. Flash copies, meanwhile, can only be streamed and are available at 64kbps quality only.

An episode is typically made up of three or more segments including an intro and a closing. Music and sound effects used throughout in whole or in part of all seasons come from Civilization IV, Civilization V and Civilization: Beyond Earth though snippets from other sources are occasionally incorporated. PC has standing permission from Civ developer Firaxis Games to use this media in this capacity.


SEGMENTS
PolyCast structures its content through segments. News covering two weeks' worth of topical Civilization-related items, Senate debating game strategies and Forum Talk investigating hot issues raised in Civ community forums are the most frequent, followed closely by Open Mic (Mailbag in Seasons 1 through 4) engaging and addressing listener feedback and strong>Miscellaneous for that which does not fall into any other category. In alphabetical order, other segments in use are Community Focus, highlighting a specific segment of the online Civ community (introduced in Season 5); Interview speaking with key individuals in the Civ community; Research Lab exploring concepts that are not in Civ yet but may be in the future and Theatre where co-hosts share recent Civ gameplay experiences.

In Seasons 1 through 4, Open Mic was known as Mailbag and in Season 1 Forum Talk was known as Modcast. Vault, where archived segments from earlier episodes find relevance again and are released, is still used but the label was retired effective Season 5; relatedly, it was during this season that Time Machine -- looking back at key moments in Civ history -- was collapsed into the Miscellaneous segment. This action was reversed during Season 9.


REGULAR CO-HOSTS
Dan (283+ Eps.)
Maki (271+ Eps.)
Phil (196+ Eps.)
MadDjinn (125+ Eps.)


PROMOS


PRODUCTION
As of its fifth season, each episode is recorded live and follows a routine production regiment as outlined below. PC regular co-host Daniel "DanQ" Quick serves as the podcast's editor; for every 60 minutes of produced audio, it spends an average of 6-8 hours in editing.

  1. Skype (http://www.skype.com)
Co-hosts connect to and converse via VoIP.
2. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
Conversation pushed to VoIP-broadcasting service ("stream"). (Quick)
  3A. Pamela (http://www.pamela-systems.com)
Recording of stream made. (Quick)
3B. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
Backup recording of stream made. (Quick)
  4. Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net)
Stream edited and compiled. (Quick)
5. Levelator (http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator)
Audio volume is normalized. (Quick)

From its first through fourth seasons, each episode was pre-recorded and followed a routine production regiment as outlined below.

  1. Skype (http://www.skype.com)
Co-hosts connect to and converse via VoIP.
2A. Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net)
Co-hosts record their own voice ("feed").
  2B. Pamela (http://www.pamela-systems.com)
Backup recording of feeds made. (Quick)
3. FileZilla (http://filezilla.sourceforge.net)
Co-hosts upload their feed.
  4. Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net)
Feeds combined, edited and compiled. (Quick)
5. Levelator (http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator)
Combined audio volume is normalized. (Quick)

During this time PC regular co-host Daniel "DanQ" Quick was also this podcast's editor. For every 45 minutes of produced audio, it spent an average of 8-10 hours in editing.

GUESTS
Having one or more guest co-hosts per episode is standard practice on PolyCast as it is on sibling shows ModCast, RevCast and SCivCast. Several guests have also made appearances on special productions under the PC banner. The most frequent guest to date is Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk with fifteen appearances; Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder is second with nine, Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith in third at eight and in fourth Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland with seven.

  EPISODES (SEASON 11)
Episode 290: Brian "bite" MacNamara and Lotfi "ZTZaorish" Kerzabi
Episode 289: Kyle "ixnay" Stadler and Mike "MikeDoubleU"
Episode 288: Brian "Drusain", Jonah Falcon and Chris "TheChrisD"
Episode 287: Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui
Episode 286: David "Browd" Brown
Episode 285: "NewEarthRelic" and T.J. Denzer
Episode 284: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder
Episode 283: Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade
Episode 282: Hannah "Codex"
Episode 281: David "Hans Lemurson" Skold
Episode 280: "Monthar"
Episode 279: Ayla "kalleina" Radies
Episode 278: Steve "WarningU2" Warner and Anthony "ztaesek" Seekatz
Episode 277: Nick "dino_yoshi13" Boeckman
Episode 276: Jett "TPangolin"
Episode 275: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk
Episode 274: "CanusAlbinus"

EPISODES (SEASON 10)
Episode 270: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Daniel "zaldar" Cole
Episode 269: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade
Episode 267: Martin "Martin Alvito" Alvito and "stormtrooper412"
Episode 266: Brian "Drusain", Rubin "Rubin" Datalinks and Lotfi "ZTZaorish" Kerzabi
Episode 265: Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl and Derek "Kael" Paxton
Episode 264: "Bibor" and "Eag"
Episode 263: Nick "dino_yoshi13" Boeckman and "rastak"
Episode 262: Christopher "blauerfackel" Ryder
Episode 261: Kyle "AlchemicalDream" David and Chris "TheChrisD"

Episode 259: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Jonah Falcon
Episode 258: Trevor "Talcove" Alcove
Episode 257: Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade
Episode 256: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk
Episode 255: Ernie "DarkestOnion"
Episode 254: Chris "Anzleon" and Raymond "fyar"
Episode 253: Lisa "qnl" Bang and Brandon "bcaiko" Keith Hallmark
Episode 252: "CanusAlbinus" and Matthew "MattZed"
Episode 251: Josh "zosh127"
Episode 250: Connor "cpm4001"

Episode 249: "Lord Parkin"
Episode 248: Mike "MikeDoubleU"
Episode 247: Matthieu "GrimVek"

EPISODES (SEASON 9)
Episode 243: Rubin "Rubin"
Episode 242: Brian "Drusain"
Episode 241: "Sedwick"

Episode 239: Ernie "DarkestOnion" and "Galgus"
Episode 238: "stormtrooper412"
Episode 237: Lotfi "ZTZaorish" Kerzabi
Episode 236: Chris "TheChrisD"
Episode 235: Markus "GAGA Extrem" Grebe
Episode 234: Tom "dojoboy" Herring
Episode 233: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk, Andrew "fuzzyfractal42" and Chris "TheChrisD"
Episode 231: Morgan "KingMorgan" and Stephen "WarningU2" Warner
Episode 230: Carl "Carl5872" Blankschaen

Episode 229: Derek Paxton
Episode 228: Brad "Draginol" Wardell
Episode 227: "Peng Qi"
Episode 226: "OneCrazyCanadia"
Episode 225: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Nick "dino_yoshi13" Boeckman
Episode 224: "NewEarthRelic"
Episode 223: Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade, Trevor "Talcove" Alcove and "SemperFi2382"
Episode 222: Yan-Jie "Lord Tirian" Schnellbach
Episode 221: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Andrew "fuzzyfractal42"
Episode 220: "CanusAlbinus"

EPISODES (SEASON 8)
Episode 216: Ernie "DarkestOnion"
Episode 215: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Steven "Magma_Dragoon" Bethea
Episode 214: Matthieu "Teproc" Corpet
Episode 213: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk, Daniel "dacole" Cole, Ernie "DarkestOnion", Andrew "fuzzyfractal42" and Michael "ixias" Kopp
Episode 212: Stuart "GoStu"
Episode 211: Chris "Anzleon" and JM "Memoryjar" Bardet
Episode 210: Ernie "DarkestOnion" and "Eag"

Episode 209: "hobbsyoyo" and Germán "Lord Shadow" Jakob
Episode 208: Kyle "TheGrumpyBuddha"
Episode 207: Fabio "Fabio1701" Luelmo
Episode 206: Michael "UberMarklar" Bryant
Episode 205: "Hammer Rabbi"
Episode 204: Bruno "brunopradosantos" Prado
Episode 202: Joe "reddishrecue" Mobly

Episode 199: Chris "TheChrisD"
Episode 198: Michael "ixias" Kopp and Stephen "WarningU2" Warner
Episode 197: Izzy "Izmir Stinger" and "adwtca"
Episode 196: Sal "Thorburne" Serio and Trevor "Talcove" Alcove
Episode 195: Chazz "chazzycat"
Episode 194: Morgan "KingMorgan"
Episode 193: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "Reyzant"
Episode 192: Jett "TPangolin"
Episode 191: Sandy "nerdysandy"
Episode 190: "SilentKnight13"

EPISODES (SEASON 7)
Episode 188: "CanusAlbinus"
Episode 187: "Camikaze"
Episode 186: Jonah Falcon
Episode 185: "MasterMishi"
Episode 184: Ben "Ozbenno" Collins and "Peng Qi"
Episode 183: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "ekat2468"
Episode 182: Dustin "Methos"

Episode 178: Ed Beach, Dennis Shirk, Joel "colonelmustard" Myers and Rob "flitcraftrz" Zacny
Episode 176: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder, Brad "Draginol" Wardell, Adam "Peachrocks" Ferguson and Travis "TravisATWA"
Episode 175: Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade
Episode 174: Sal "Thorburne" Serio
Episode 173: "Kaia", Jason "loonyboi" Bergman and Travis "WildWeazel" Christian
Episode 172: Stewart "MMC" Rice
Episode 171: Alex "GaelicWarrior"
Episode 170: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Troy Goodfellow

Episode 169: Izzy "Izmir Stinger" and "Monthar"
Episode 168: Andrew "fuzzyfractal42"
Episode 167: Robert "The Observer"
Episode 166: Christopher "blauerfackel" Ryder
Episode 165: Chris "TheChrisD"
Episode 164: "SilentKnight13"

EPISODES (SEASON 6)
Episode 163: Adam "smallfish"
Episode 161: Derek "Kael" Paxton
Episode 160: "Monthar"

Episode 159: "Kaia"
Episode 158: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Paul "vexing" Grimes
Episode 157: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Ricardo "r_rolo1" Rolo
Episode 156: Ben "Ozbenno" Collins and "Peng Qi"
Episode 155: John "LzPrst" Ftonnessen and Jay "QuantumTarantino" Bond
Episode 154: Martin "Martin Alvito" Alvito
Episode 153: Travis "TravisATWA"
Episode 152: Mell "NullMaster" Green and Brian "t4zzik" Spencer
Episode 150: Jim "AriochIV" Francis

Episode 149: Ryan "OhmWrecker"
Episode 148: Steve "steveg700" Gale
Episode 147: "MadDjinn" and "Peng Qi"
Episode 146: Danny "snarzberry" Steele
Episode 145: Brandon "bcaiko" Keith Hallmark
Episode 144: John "LzPrst" Ftonnessen
Episode 143: Rob "AwesoMe" Keller and Corben "Hawk"
EPISODES (SEASON 6)
Episode 142: Joey "jdog5000"
Episode 141: Jonah Falcon
Episode 140: Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade
Episode 138: Izzy "Izmir Stinger"

EPISODES (SEASON 5)
Episode 136: Ben "Ozbenno" Collins, Jay "QuantumTarantino" Bond and "Thalassicus"
Episode 135: Wouter "Locutus" Snijders and Jacob "xienwolf" Turner
Episode 134: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith and Wouter "Locutus" Snijders
Episode 132: Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney
Episode 130: Kelly "KMadCandy"

Episode 129: Kelly "KMadCandy" and Michael "Sulla" Soracoe
Episode 128: Kelly "KMadCandy" and "the man of doom"
Episode 127: Martin "Martin Alvito" Alvito and Alexander "nthexwn" Johnson
Episode 126: Alexander "Alexander" Strub and Eddy "CivBattle"
Episode 125: Kelly "KMadCandy" and Paul "vexing" Grimes
Episode 124: Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney and "MadDjinn"
Episode 122: Sal "Thorburne" Serio
Episode 120: Ricardo "r_rolo1" Rolo, John "LzPrst" Ftonnessen and Rob "flitcraftrz" Zacny

Episode 119: Keith "CivCube" Block
Episode 118: Jonah Falcon
Episode 117: "Onandoga"
Episode 115: "MadDjinn"
Episode 114: "Bibor"
Episode 113: Gil "kossin" and Brian "Pinstar" Dyke
Episode 112: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder, Peter "Emperor Peter", Gloria "condor223" Carson and Douglas "Rusty Edge" Smith
Episode 111: J.B. "RRRaskolnikov" Ferron
Episode 110: David "Hans Lemurson" Skold

EPISODES (SEASON 4)
Episode 108: Carl "God-Emperor" Perkins and Matt "elthrasher" Morgan
Episode 107: "MadDjinn" and John "Quagmire" Ftonnessen
Episode 106: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk, Daniel "dacole" Cole, and James Robertson
Episode 105: Bruce "Beta" Hynes and Dustin "Methos"
Episode 104: Alexander "Alexander" Strub, Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney, Kelly "KMadCandy" and Stewart "MMC" Rice
Episode 102: John "bt_oz" Archer and "Solver"

Episode 99: "obsolete" and Sal "Thorburne" Serio
Episode 98: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith, Peter "Emperor Peter" and Wouter "Locutus" Snijders
Episode 97: Nick "[KRT]Penny" Barber, Jaycee "TheDS" Adams and David "White Elk" Undisclosed
Episode 96: Kieren "ParadigmShifter" Gracie and David "White Elk" Undisclosed
Episode 95: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Troy Goodfellow
Episode 94: Joel "colonelmustard" Myers and Morgan "KingMorgan"
Episode 93: Daniel "dacole" Cole and William "Wodan" Wible
Episode 92: Gloria "condor223"/"Nolan" Carson and Jim "TheDS" Adams
Episode 91: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith and Douglas "Rusty Edge" Smith
Episode 90: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk, Mark "Metaliturtle" Andersen, David "Hans Lemurson" Skold, Izzy "Izmir Stinger" and "Jet"

Episode 89: Joel "colonelmustard" Myers and Peter "Emperor Peter"
Episode 88: Carl "God-Emperor" Perkins and Timothy "Steiner-Davion" Seifert
Episode 87: Ian "frunobulax" Stonehouse and Gil "kossin"
Episode 86: Ian "frunobulax" Stonehouse and Gil "kossin"
Episode 85: Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui

EPISODES (SEASON 3)
Episode 83: Camikaze, Samo "Heraclitus" Burja, Stewart "MMC" Rice, Adam "Peachrocks" Ferguson" and Lisa "qnl" Bang
Episode 82: Pol "Lars_Domus" Kjorsdalen and Ricardo "r_rolo1" Rolo
Episode 81: Neal "Neal" and "PieceofMind"
Episode 80: "Lord Parkin" and Charlie "pi-r8" Pye

Episode 79: James Robertson, "Badtz Maru" and "Silu"
Episode 78: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith, Daniel "dacole" Cole and J.B. "RRRaskolnikov" Ferron
Episode 77: Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl and "oyzar"
Episode 76: Tim "ruff_hi" Pratt and Troy Goodfellow
Episode 75: Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland, Mark "Metaliturtle" Andersen and Lisa "qnl" Bang
Episode 74: Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk, Bruce "Beta" Hynes and Bruce "Grandpa Troll" Cronkite
Episode 73: Alexander "Alexander" Strub and "Solver"
Episode 72: Gloria "condor223"/"Nolan" Carson and Chris "Pinchak"
Episode 71: Adam "Peachrocks" Ferguson, Jim "TheDS" Adams and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew
Episode 70: "Zeiter"

Episode 69: Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Stewart "MMC" Rice
Episode 68: Ken "Carch" Baudicher and Ted "Supr49er" Webster
Episode 67: Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, Neal "Neal", and Sal "Thorburne" Serio
Episode 66: Kelly "KMadeleine"/"KMadCandy"
Episode 65: Rich "Provost Harrison" Harrison, David Troy "Wittlich" Burns, and Tom "dojoboy" Herring
Episode 64: "crescentfresh" and Pol "Lars_Domus" Kjorsdalen
Episode 63: Brian "bestbrian" Estrada and Huy Phuong "kniteowl" Quach
Episode 62: Joe "snoopy369" Matise, James Robertson and Ricardo "r_rolo1" Rolo
Episode 61: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith and Douglas "Rusty Edge" Smith
Episode 60: Tim "ruff_hi" Pratt

EPISODES (SEASON 2)
Episode 58: Marcus "Diamondeye" Hensing and Josh "General_W" Tucker
Episode 57: David Troy "Wittlich" Binns
Episode 56: Matt "Nugog" G. and Dustin "Methos"
Episode 55: Alexander "Alexander I" Strub and Stephen "conmcb25" K.
Episode 54: Wes "PimpyMicPimp" Reid
Episode 53: Ron "Sisiutil"
Episode 52: Ken "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland and Joe "joebreeves" Reeves
Episode 51: John "bt_oz" Archer
Episode 50: Sid Meier

Episode 49: Ian "AAHZ" Hodges and Derek "Kael"/"Murg" Paxton
Episode 48: Costas "Keygen" and Lance "Lancer" Gross with Ken "Carch" Baudicher
Episode 47: Solver and Anthony "Dauphin" Christmas
Episode 46: Chris "Pinchak" and Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder
Episode 45: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith and James Robertson
Episode 43: Bruce "Grandpa Troll" Cronkite
Episode 42: Bruce "Beta" Hynes
Episode 41: Robert "CyberShy" Plomp and Samo "Heraclitus" Burja
Episode 40: Dustin "Methos" and Gloria "condor223"/"Nolan" Carson

Episode 39: Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney and Alexander "Alexander I" Strub
Episode 38: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith
Episode 37: Michael "emeseles" Lucas-Smith
Episode 36: rah
Episode 35: Wouter "Locutus" Snijders

SPECIALS (MORE RECENT)
Christmas Special 2016: "We Wish You a Merry Civmas": Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Lisa "qnl" Bang

SPECIALS (LESS RECENT)
Christmas Special 2012: "Girls Playing Civ Too": Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney and Lisa "qnl" Bang

Focus Civilization: World: "Bibor" and Jacob "xienwolf" Turner

Focus Civilization V: Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl, Peter "Maniac" Steenbeke, Pete Murray and Jon Shafer

Focus Courts of Candle'Bre: Wouter "Locutus" Snijders and Chris "Velocyrix" Hartpence

Christmas Special 2009: Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, Joe "joebreeves" Reeves and Matt "elthrasher" Morgan

Christmas Special 2008: Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl, Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland, John "bt_oz" Archer and Tim "ruff_hi" Pratt

Focus Civilization IV: Colonization: Mike Bates, Ed Piper and Jesse Smith with Kelley Gilmore; Wouter "Locutus" Snijders and Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland

Focus Civilization: Revolution #2: Jason "Jason2K" Bergman

Focus Alpha Centauri: DarkCloud, Darrell "Darsnan" Nandal, Hydro and Peter "Maniac" Steenbeke

Focus Civilization IV: War of Two Cities: Rick Reymer, Paul Neurath, Scott Kimball and Jason Rice; Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl

OTCast: A Bit Chippy: "rah", "Ming" and "notyoueither"

Focus Civilization: Revolution: Elizabeth "2K Elizabeth" Tobey; Wouter "Locutus" Snijders

Yak Civilization: Revolution: Galen "Cybexx" Ryder, Craig "Fadingbeano", Joe "joebreeves" Reeves, Steven "jsilvrs" Silvers and "UnOrthOdOx"

HISTORY
PolyCast (PC) is the strategy-centric production that launched in October 2006 as simply PolyCast; since January 2008, it has been the cornerstone of the PolyCast network. Given format and situational differences, PolyCast's first season is affectionately referred to as PolyCast Classic (PCC). Throughout its ongoing run four panelists have served as regular co-hosts; Wouter "Locutus" Snijders (28 episodes; PCC and Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui (56 episodes) were the original second and third co-hosts respectively. Other past regular co-hosts, in order of participation, are Kelly "KMadeleine"/"KMadCandy" (3 episodes), Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney (25 episodes) and Lisa "qnl" Bang (50 episodes).

PC's extended first season ran from October 2006-December 2007, comprising of 34 episodes, 3 pilots and 1 special. Afterwards, season numbers began to align fully with calendar years. Its second season (2008) consisted of 25 episodes and 10 specials, while the third season (2009) was made up of 26 episodes and a special. PC's fourth season (2010) consisted of 24 episodes and two specials while 28 episodes and three specials were produced in its fifth season (20111). In the sixth season (2012), 29 episodes and two specials were produced with the seventh season (2013) carrying 25 episodes and a special. The eighth season (2014) ran for 25 episodes and a special in length, as did the following ninth (2015) and tenth (2016) seasons -- the ongoing eleventh season (2017) is scheduled to follow this pattern.

Four spin-offs have been spawned from this show, two of which remain in production today. The modding-centric ModCast (launched January 2008) and the multiplay-centric TurnCast (launched June 2011) are also in ongoing production while console-centric RevCast (launched February 2009, suspended October 2013) and social-centric SCivCast (launched January 2012, suspended June 2013) remain dormant.

MISCELLANEOUS
More podcasting credentials for PolyCast regular and guest co-hosts alike!

PC regular co-host Daniel "DanQ" Quick was also a regular co-host on TD Gaming Podcast (TDGP) between April 2012-January 2013, beginning with Episode 258 and ending with 295; he had previously been a guest on episodes 252, 255 and 257. Quick was a guest again on 300, 325, 336, 357, 417 as well as the first Dr. Who Special of the show. Quick was also a guest on Episode 61 of Podcasters' Roundtable on audience engagement. Two recurring, and one first-time, PC guest co-hosts are presently regular co-hosts on TDGP: Jonah Falcon since episode 201, Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk since episode 401 and T.J. Denzer since episode 412. Dirk and PC regular co-host Makahlua were regular co-hosts on Thu'umcast, a Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim podcast that was in production from November 2011-June 2013. Dirk is also a regular co-host on That Pawdcast, a Fallout 4 podcast which began in November 2015. Maki, meanwhile, made six appearances (04; 06; 08; 11; 13; 23) on the now concluded That Podcast, a Fallout: New Vegas podcast, which ran from October 2010 to September 2011.

Returning guest co-host Troy Goodfellow was once a regular, and now a returning guest, co-host on Three Moves Ahead (website); Rob "flitcraftrz" Zacny is a regular still. Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade was a recurring co-host on the now defunct GeekFights (20; 36; 47; 79; 142).


TIMELINE
- October 03rd, 2015
Five copies of Civilization: Beyond Earth -- Rising Tide are given away to listeners of the show's live stream of Episode 240.

- June 06th, 2015
First episode with non-Civilization developer guest co-host to discuss non-Civ title.

- November 30th, 2014
Representatives from Civilization: Beyond Earth developer answer ten questions submitted to, and selected by panliets on, the show as read on Episode 215.

- July 12th, 2014
Representative from Civilization: Beyond Earth developer answers ten questions submitted to the show about the game exclusively as read on Episode 205.

- May 24th, 2014
Five copies of Civilization V: Complete are given away to listeners of the show's live stream of Episode 200 with four representatives from its developer as featured guests.

- October 01st-15th, 2013
Show is nominated in the 2013 Podcast Awards under the "Gaming" category.

- July 13th, 2013
Five copies of the CivV expansion pack Brave New World are given away to listeners of the show's live stream of Episode 178 with its Lead Producer and Lead Designer as featured guests.

- October 01st-15th, 2012
Show is nominated in the 2012 Podcast Awards under the "Best Produced" category.

- July 21st, 2012
MadDjinn becomes the fourth regular co-host effective Episode 152.

- July 07th, 2012
Lisa leaves the show, with Episode 150 being the last one she records as a regular co-host.

- January 28th, 2012
Fourth spin-off series' existence and first episode goes public; two recurring PC guests regular panelists.

- June 01st, 2011
Third spin-off series' existence and first episode goes public; Dan, Maki and Phil among regular participants.

- January 01st, 2011
It is announced that the show is switching from a pre-recorded to live format effective this, its fifth season.

- November 21st-December 06th, 2010
Show is nominated in the 2012 Podcast Awards under the "Best Produced" and "Gaming" categories.

- July 31st, 2010
To celebrate the recording of the 100th episode, it's done live, a first for the show.

- January 24th, 2010
Imran leaves the show with Lisa becoming the fourth regular co-host effective Episode 85.

- October 20th, 2009
To mark the third year since the show's launch, its third and final pilot is released.

- October 19-November 03rd, 2009
Show is nominated in the 2009 Podcast Awards under the "Gaming" category.

- August 31st, 2009
Philip becomes the fourth regular co-host effective Episode 76.

- August 16th, 2009
Annalee leaves the show; search for new fourth regular co-host already underway.

- May 01st, 2009
Now a production of Civilized Communication, not Apolyton Civilization Site. (Related press release.)

- February 11th, 2009
Second spin-off series' existence and first episode goes public; Annalee is lead co-host.

- December 13th, 2008
First composite episode of archived segments released.

- October 23rd-November 6th, 2008
Show is nominated in the 2008 Podcast Awards under the "Best Produced" and "Gaming" categories.

- August 23rd, 2008
Annalee becomes the permanent fourth regular co-host as of Episode 51.

- August 15th, 2008
CivIV: Colonization special features exclusive info and theme music from the game.

- August 09th, 2008
Landmark 50th episode released... with Sid Meier.

- April 18th, 2008
Annalee begins filling in for an absent Kelly.

- March 04th, 2008
First production with publisher guest.

- January 19th, 2008
First spin-off series' existence and first episode goes public; Wouter is lead co-host.

- January 05th, 2008
Shiny second season begins with Kelly replacing Wouter.

- December 24th, 2007
First Christmas Special features first all-female panel.

- December 14th, 2007
First season ends with thirty-fourth episode.

- September 07th-October 05th, 2007
First 4 then 5 new episodes in as many weeks.

- August 10th, 2007
First episode with developer guest co-host.

- June 30th-July 14th, 2007
First back-to-back-to-back episodes released.

- April 06th, 2007
First episode with 2+ guest co-hosts.

- December 15th, 2006
First episode with a guest co-host.

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