In D&D news, Greg and Shelly go behind the scenes on all of our upcoming releases! Later, we’ve got another edition of How To DM as Shelly is joined by Jeremy Cobb, co-host of the podcast Three Black Halflings. For this installment, Jeremy goes into depth on how to home brew games. In this week’s interview, we are joined once again by two very special guests Jim Zub and Jody Houser who give us all the details on their brand new Stranger Things and D&D comic book series!

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

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

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

11:15: How to DM with Jeremy Cobb

42:37: Interview with Celeste Conowitch and Ashley Warren

1:29:35: Outro


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About the Guest:

Jim Zub

Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai-Namco.

He juggles his time between being a freelance comic writer and a professor teaching drawing and storytelling courses in Seneca College’s award-winning Animation program.

You can find him on Twitter.

Jody Houser

Jody Houser is a New York Times best-selling comics writer who has worked on such series as Stranger Things, Critical Role, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Spider-Man. She is the co-writer of Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, launching this fall.

You can find her on Twitter.


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.