In our introductions and news, Greg and Shelly get you up to speed with the latest Eberron box set from Beadle & Grimm's Pandemonium Warehouse, Monster Madness, Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit, and Baldur's Gate 3. Afterwards, Adam Lee joins us for a Lore You Should Know on the Anauroch desert. You'll know our special guest this week from such TV shows as The Dragon Prince, Avatar, Clone Wars, and King Of The Hill. Please enjoy animation director, writer and producer Giancarlo Volpe!

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

14:46: Lore You Should Know with Adam Lee

42:07: Interview with Giancarlo Volpe

1:44:14: Outro

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About the Guest:


Giancarlo Volpe

Giancarlo Volpe is an animation director, writer and producer who has worked in the animation industry for over twenty years. His directing credits include Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Disney's Star Vs. The Forces of Evil. Giancarlo also served as showrunner on Green Lantern the Animated Series as well as Netflix's The Dragon Prince.

But most importantly, Giancarlo is an avid fan of Dungeons & Dragons and has been playing nearly his entire life! He has played all editions of the game (including 3.0 and 3.5) and has done more than his share of Dungeon Mastering, once infamously building a breakaway mountain/dragon's lair in his garage.

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.