The Crafting Podcast

Learning the craft behind the game of writing


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Susan Arendt


Susan Arendt is the Managing Editor of Joystiq, the former Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist, and a remarkably talented editor. In this episode we spoke about how to make sure your writing is up to scratch, what not to do on social media, and even a little Sherlock Holmes! Read the rest of this entry »

Russ Pitts

Russ Pitts has been writing in the games industry for a long time, but he has a much deeper and more interesting history. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Kuchera


Ben Kuchera has spent nearly 10 years in games media, first at Ars Technica and now running the Penny Arcade Report. As far as experience goes, Ben has a lot to share.  Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Crecente


Brian Crecente doesn’t need much of an introduction. He was a reporter at several newspapers before beginning his role as editor of Kotaku. He’s also the co-founder and news editor of Polygon. Read the rest of this entry »

Laura Parker


I’m a big fan of Laura Parker’s work, so it was a great treat to have her on the latest edition on the Crafting Podcast. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirk Hamilton



Join me and Kirk Hamilton for a discussion about his work history, education, musical ability and why EDGE’s Jason Killingsworth is so good at iOS games. (Seriously). Read the rest of this entry »

The very first episode, and an introduction – Simon Parkin


With so many gaming podcasts available online, it becomes almost ludicrous to suggest you should even listen to another one. Most of what could be discussed has already been covered. What’s the point? Read the rest of this entry »