Have you checked out all the great shows on our Twitch channel? Greg & Shelly open our show with the latest D&D news, along with mentioning some of the great shows streaming on twitch.tv/dnd right now that will both entertain and help you with your own virtual games! Later, our very own Kate Welch returns for another episode of Random Character Generator! Make sure you check out the D&D Beyond character sheet to use in your own games as well! Our special guest this week is actor and comedian Jeff Cannata!

Dragon 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


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

00:00: Intro and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

17:56: Random Character Generator with Kate Welch

50:28: Interview with Jeff Cannata

1:46:35: Outro

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About the Guests:


Jeff Cannata

Jeff Cannata is an actor and host best known for his numerous internet shows. He started one of the first video podcasts - the Totally Rad Show - with Alex Albrecht and Dan Trachtenberg back in 2007, and has created and hosted numerous geek culture programs since then, for TV and the web.

Currently, he hosts the popular video game and tabletop gaming podcast, DLC on 5by5, the long-running movie and television review show /Filmcast on slashfilm.com, and the award-winning comedy/science podcast We Have Concerns. He is also the Dungeon Master for The Dungeon Run on Caffeine, the television-quality longform D&D show hosted by an animatronic mind flayer!

You can find Jeff on Twitter

Website: jeffcannata.com

Your Podcast Hosts

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.