Greg and Shelly open up the show with D&D News and in particular get into the details behind some fun stuff inside Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Later, we are welcome D&D Narrative Designer Ari Levitch back to the show for another edition of Lore You Should Know. This week, and Greg discuss the Brigganock. Our special interview this week is with 24 year television writing veteran, Joe Wiseman who drops in to discuss his D&D themed episode of “Ghosts”, airing this week on CBS and much, much more!

For general inquiries or show messages, please email dragontalk@sirensound.coDragon Talk is executively produced by Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble & Wizards of The Coast. Show production by Lisa Carr & Ryan Marth of Siren Sound. Podcast recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Ryan Marth & Siren Sound.

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Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: D&D news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

8:26: Lore You Should Know

21:02: Interview

1:19:16: Outro


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Podcast Guests

JOE WISEMAN

Over the last twenty-four years Joe Wiseman (he/him) has written (with his writing partner Joe Port) on such shows such as Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, New Girl, The Office, Just Shoot Me and a ton of shows you’ve probably never heard of. Most recently Joe and his partner adapted the BBC series Ghosts for an American audience. Ghosts is the number one new comedy on network television this season, and has met with critical and rating success. It was recently picked up for a full season. Wiseman was born and raised in Denver, CO. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids and a stubborn but loving golden retriever. He is also a former world record holder for Tecmo Super Bowl on the Nintendo NES. His incredibly inactive twitter account is @notnotjwiseman.

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Greg Tito

Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back.

Shelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.