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With over 3M subscribers, and up to 1M daily views on Youtube, over 2M followers on facebook, an OTT app and a the first ever Youtube-first Bafta under its belt, Real Stories is the online home of amazing, award-winning documentaries that shine a light on incredible stories from around the world. The Real Stories Podcast will go behind the curtain speaking to people behind, and in front of, the camera about their experiences, the challenges, and what happened next. So, if you’re an obsessive ...
 
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Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner review a huge pile of new releases. They look at the best spooky games to play for Halloween, plus Alex Rhodes fights a zombie horde with his wit, charm... and a baseball bat with nails. For Jedi-enthusiasts there's the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Squadrons". Plus a game where you create your own species of animal, …
 
Listen in to a special interview all about the Naked Gaming Podcast.Gene "Bean" Baxter from Podcast Radio (and Radio Hall of Famer!) chats to Leigh Milner and Chris Berrow about what its like being married to each other, and recording our gaming podcast.Topics include: how coronavirus has affected the gaming industry, what the best simulator of all…
 
More simulated fun, with Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. This month, we play Flight Simulator, Shark Simulator and evil superhero villain dating simulator "Lovingly Evil". Nice. For balance, we play as heroes in Marvel's Avengers. Check out the latest episode of our "Fortnite Drama" coming to Netflix... never. And Retro Revival is skateboarding simu…
 
Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner have the latest on the Fortnite drama that's rocking the world. There aren't meny new releases because games companies are waiting until Christmas, but we check out Fall Guys. Ring Fit Adventure is the "fitness simulator", and Alex Rhodes plays Super Mario Run, and thinks it's far too easy (it is). Plus, can games be u…
 
Get the latest on Xbox's new console, including the big games announcements. As Formula 1 returns for the season, Chris tries to win the Silverstone Grand Prix, and Leigh mispronounces Prix. The latest releases include Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario: The Origami King. As for Retro Revival, it's a Spongebob game with the world's longest title. An…
 
How the gaming industry responded to the #BlackLivesMatter protests, the amazing story of one granddad who met a friend online and visited him in California earlier this year. Also, the biggest release of the year is out: The Last of Us Part II. We also review Desperados III and Minecraft Dungeons. Plus, for Retro Revival, it's Burnout Paradise for…
 
Join Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner for a retro special... with the new Streets of Rage 4, the classic card game Catan, and even a virtual university campus. Plus our Simulator of the Month is Parkour Simulator 3D, with our new fitness instruction Alex Rhodes. *May not actually be useful for fitness. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting t…
 
Join Chris Milner-Berrow and Leigh Milner-Berrow for fun and games. Leigh trains to become a hairdresser using BarberShopHaircut, and then genuinely cuts Chris's hair. It doesn't go well. We discuss Pope Simulator, and a coffee and talking simulator called... Coffee Talk. New releases include Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Animal Crossing: New Horiz…
 
The coronavirus pandemic means that people are turning to video games in huge numbers. So what should you play? We hear from one person who is using self-isolation to catch up on her gaming backlog! We look at the Gaming BAFTA nominations, as well as Retro Revival, which this month is the Final Fantasy VII Remake. And can Alex Rhodes plan a wedding…
 
In the year’s last episode, Jake Wiafe welcomes Leon McCarron, presenter, adventurer, and writer, starring in the Real Stories Original, “How to Save a Tribe” - a documentary about the small and ancient Samaritan community residing on mount Gerizim in Palestine, the Middle East. This small religious tribe is on the verge of extinction as no one tra…
 
Our host Jake Wiafe is in this episode guested by award-winning documentary filmmaker Christy Garland from Toronto, Canada - the director of the documentary feature film What Walaa Wants, which was nominated for 9 awards and won the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Shot over five years, Christy Garland…
 
Siobhan McDonnell, founder and director of HeteroDocs, take us through her highlights and takeaways from IDFA, the world's largest documentary film festival held annually since 1988 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With a growing focus on VR and immersive technologies, Siobhan and Jake discuss some of the most cutting-edge immersive experiences of ID…
 
“Just be you - and just be fabulous!” These are the wise words of Leo Noakes, a 13-year old boy who likes to dance, wear colourful dresses, wigs, and makeup - being one of the youngest drag queens in the UK. In this episode, our host Jake Wiafe meets Leo Noakes aka Violet Vixen together with Leanne Rogers, the director of this remarkable Real Stori…
 
The day of this podcast episode release, 27th November, marks the 24th anniversary for Ruth Wilson’s disappearance from Box Hill, Surrey in England. Our host, Jake Wiafe, speaks with journalist Martin Bright, who features in the investigative documentary about Ruth Wilson’s case: Vanished: The Surrey Schoolgirl. They discuss the mysterious events t…
 
It's another Simulator Special, this time featuring The Sims, PC Building Simulator and Bee Simulator! Alex Rhodes plays Red Dead Redemption 2 as a cowboy simulator, and hear the story of the man who was so good at Football Manager that he ended up being a football analyst! New releases include Pokemon Sword & Shield, Death Stranding, and Call of D…
 
The documentary In Your Face features three heavily inked people that have their tattoos covered as part of a social experiment investigating our prejudices against face and neck tattoos. In this episode, our host, Jake Wiafe, meets the director & producer Simon Goodman from Showem Entertainment and contributor Jason Brookes, who became a local cel…
 
In this episode, our host Jake Wiafe meets the documentary producers Rachel Forbes and Paul Woolf to discuss the newly released true-crime series, Searching For. The documentary series investigates the mysterious disappearances of Akia Eggleston, Jenna Van Gelderen, and Nancy Moyer, whose cases all remain unsolved to this day. They discuss the proc…
 
The Rugby World Cup is taking place in Japan, and FIFA 20 has just been released, so this month it's a sport special! Including Virtual Reality Go Karting... yes really. And we meet the author who was inspired to write poetry by playing Super Mario! New reviews include Mario Kart Tour, Trine 4 and Untitled Goose Game. For Retro Revival it's Darksid…
 
As university beckons for students, we hear about a new eSports degree. And hear from the UK's most successful Fortnite player Wolfiez, as he goes back to school as a millionaire! New reviews include Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and Control. Plus for Retro Revival we're looking at World of Warcraft Classic, and the latest Tamagotchis. With Chris B…
 
A special episode dedicated to simulator games - why do people play them, and what are some of the best? As for new releases, Sky: Children of the Light is out now and it's one of the most beautiful mobile games ever made, and we review Effie, which involves a viking who skateboards on his magic shield. In Retro Revival our "roller coaster reporter…
 
We hear from a gamer who has been struggling with gaming addiction for years, and a treatment centre that helps people. The author Dr. Pete Etchells found that gaming helped him cope with the loss of his father. In other news, as Borderlands 3 announce an incense-holder version of their main baddy The Rampager (yes really) we look at the worst gami…
 
You come at the king? You best not miss. So said Omar Little in David Simon's legendary HBO drama The Wire. So when we got the chance to speak to our very own CEO, Andy Taylor, we were very excited, and we're pleased to say we feel it's a hit. This episode you'll hear some of the background of Real Stories, and Little Dot Studios (that's us, the co…
 
We hear from the lead pastor of the world's first VR Church. Also we'll have the latest announcements from E3. Leigh tries to keep an old-school Tamagotchi alive for more than a day in "Retro Revival" before new-style Tamagotchis are released next month. As for new releases, we review Dauntless and DayZ. Plus Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner celebrate…
 
In Episode 2 Jake speaks to Joya and Lucy Jane, the surfing film makers responsible for Real Stories original Surf Girls Jamaica. Surf girls Jamaica explores the oft over looked black female surf culture in Jamaica through the eyes of some of it's most active and vocal proponents. You can watch the full film here on YouTube from anywhere in the wor…
 
Scientists discover a specific region of the brain that reacts to Pokemon! But is your brain really like a Pokedex? Plus hear from the gamer whose character died in Minecraft after 5 years, losing everything. Leigh looks ahead at breaking news around a discless Xbox. As for new releases - we review RAGE 2 and Days Gone. And we're going old school w…
 
Welcome to the first ever Real Stories Podcast. In this first episode Jake speaks to Real Stories Commissioner Adam Gee, and the Director of one of our Real Stories Originals 'Missed Call', Victoria Mapplebeck, about: getting a Bafta nomination; shooting a documentary entirely on an iPhone; putting your personal life (and that of your son) on scree…
 
Prince Harry says that Fortnite should be banned, saying the game was "created to addict". So how addictive is gaming? And can you get treatment for it? Plus, as Game of Thrones returns for its final season, we hear from a fan of the living card game. Alex looks ahead at the nominees for the gaming BAFTAs, including a special mention for friends of…
 
How much can players influence the direction a game take? We'll hear from the Developers of RuneScape about how they keep their fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game feeling fresh, even though it has been out for years. And the team behind Bastion has released a new game called Hades in early access, which is a new move for the com…
 
This month: eSports is on the rise, so we're looking at the history of competitive gaming. Plus, what do you have to do to make it as a professional gamer? Hear from the manager of Northampton Town FC eSports team. But it's not just playing games: what happens if you want to become a gaming commentator or "caster"? L0rinda of Hearthstone fame tells…
 
A brand new podcast looking at gaming news and the latest releases, with Chris Berrow and Georgia Mills. The highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out, but there were comments that some of the team worked 100 hour weeks in the days before it was finished - so how do game cycles actually work? We'll hear from the developers of The Room…
 
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