Dark Insight



We're a video game podcast with hosts from all over the world. Started by Londoner Cliff Goldsmith in 2015, he quickly recruited VaderVanOdin from New Zealand to be his co-host, with Jeremy Greer (US) we then brought on josh Crow. Jg and Crowe have now left the team but we have bwade, Kassandra and Matt now as part of the full time line up. Each week we bring you a different line up of people, views, topics, and feedback from our listeners.


  • The winners are...

    01/01/2020 Duração: 02h15min

    It's the end of the year and the decade and this week we look back at our highlights of both with a few surprises along the way. Plus we reach out to YOU the community and you add your favourites into the mix as well as not only reading out some listeners lists we also have a chat live with some of you as well. From Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to Pokémon and everything in-between no matter if it a indie darling or AAA smashes we truly feast on all the gaming action of the lasr 12 months. Special Guests: Chris Mosher, K, and Stephen Veilleux.

  • Episode 114: The Nominees are....

    10/12/2019 Duração: 02h32min

    In the latest episode the boys run the rule over the latest and hottest rumours from the gaming mill as well as chat about updates, updates and more updates. They also chat about what they have been sinking time into this month with chat on Star War Jedi: Falling Order, Terminator: Resistance, Remnant: From the Ashes, My Friend Pedro, Cat quest 2 Pokemon Sword and of course Deaths Stranding. Before having a really good look at the runners and riders in this year's Game Award and really chewing over if the list is actually any good as well as highlighting the games that didn't make the cut that their think really should have.

  • Episode 113: Untitled Episode

    12/11/2019 Duração: 02h12min

    It's been a long time coming but this month the boys dive head first into sharing their views on the first few hours of Hideo Kojima long awaited Death Stranding. And discuss all areas of the games first few hours from story to gameplay and most important if the wait has been worth it. A way from the new shiny delight chat there's plenty more gaming goodness to be had with talk about NFS Heat, Call of Duty Modern Warfare campaign, Luigi’s Mansion 3,Nioh 2 demo and Desktop Rugby As well as chat about the latest news in the world of gaming from Blizzcon to China limiting gamers play time plus we have our finally round up of the action from the 2019 Rugby World Cup too.

  • Episode 112: Cod & Ships

    26/10/2019 Duração: 01h39min

    In this week's show the boys have a sack full of gaming goodness to chat and mill over from blast bad guys in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to exploring far off world's in Fallout inspired Outer Worlds. They also talk about Horizon Zero Dawn, Door Kickers: Action Squad, Medievil, Concrete Genie and Zombieland Double Tap: Road trip. Before chew over some for the latest goings on in the world of gaming too. And then they put the controllers down and going outside to get hands on with the new Japanese craze Hado. As well as heading to London to see what this year EGX expo has on show spoiler lots of games

  • Episode 110: Richard Cranium Simulator 2019

    23/09/2019 Duração: 01h44min

    Welcome back to the madhouse as the inmates have rule this months episode with the guys kicking things off talking about grown men chasing an egg ball. Before they share they're fears on Death Stranding after the 48+min trailer at the Tokyo Game Show showed everything from ladder building to blood bullets and they also ask the ultimate questions what's the game really about ? Before moving one to chatting about what they have been playing in the past few weeks from Gears 5 to Stranger Things on the mobile. Then they deep dive into two of the hottest titles this month The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Borderlands 3 with one being a smash and the other a crash in more than one way. There also chat on River City Girls a possible Streets of Rage killer and Dickhead Simulator 2019 aka Untitled Goose Game honkhonk*

  • Episode 109: A Very Erotic Floor Plan

    02/09/2019 Duração: 01h38min

    In this episode the boys are just about on the edge of control as they take a in depth look at Remedy's newest title Control as well as wonder just how erotic a floor plan can truly be? They also catch up on the hottest news from this year's Gamescom event in Germany plus take a look at some good old analogue gameing fun with Tiny Epic Zombies. There's also tonnes of chat about Radiant Historia, Destiny, Gears POP, Bloodstain, Man of Medan as well as maybe the fastest review of Vigor ever! And if that's not enough fun our old friend OG Pikachu drops by to say hello too all of this and much much more in this bumper episode of the Dark Insight podcast

  • Episode 108: Bakingstein: Newblood

    11/08/2019 Duração: 01h52min

    We are back with more pointless talk about video games and what we have been playing. But before we kick off the gaming chat, Vader discribes his advetures into the sweet world of desserts. The games discussed this episode are: Wolfenstein: Youngblood Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot Redeemer: Enhanced Edition We Happy Few Lightbearer DLC A plague Tale: Innocence Ni no Kuni 2 Detroit Borderlands the pre Sequel

  • Episode 107: Bryan Is Breathtaking!

    16/06/2019 Duração: 01h43min

    Bryan and Vader speak some words about what they liked about E3.

  • Episode 106: Sexy New Zealand Accent

    21/05/2019 Duração: 01h50min

    What's this? Four Dark Insight hosts talking about those video games? Get out of here! Vader talks about his sexy accent, Cliff gets watery eyes looking at the PS5 tech specs, Matt wonders when Xbox will bring their A game and Bryan drops in once his food was ready.... Also stay tuned to the end to hear what you guys think about optional difficulty on games!

  • Episode 105: Don't Thrust Daddy

    21/04/2019 Duração: 02h18min

    Hello listeners! It's me, Jeremy, returning from my retirement to host a very special episode of Dark Insight. This week me, Charles, Bryan, and Cliff (yes Cliff!) are joined by special guests Dianna and Suvesh to talk about From's latest game, Sekiro. This is a spoilercast, so we talk about late game bosses, areas, endings, and everything in between. It was a great time and I'm happy Dark Insight let me come back and hang out for awhile. Be sure to check the links so you can follow everyone! Enjoyed those dope Sekiro raps at the front and back of the cast? Well good news, that's our friend Jake Lionheart, and you can get both of those songs, and several more, RIGHT HERE (https://jakelionheart.bandcamp.com/album/sekiro-way-of-the-wolf). Share it with your friends! Special Guests: Dianna and Suvesh.

  • Episode 104: Bondage:Destiny-Sekiro:Masochism

    07/04/2019 Duração: 01h50min

    Bryan and Charles are joined this week by Cameron Swarbrick to talk about BDSM, Destiny, Sekiro, and Dwarf Fortress. Special Guest: Cameron Swarbrick.

  • Episode 103: Nothing is You

    31/03/2019 Duração: 01h50min

    Bryan and Charles are joined by the Great and Terrible Jeremy Greer to discuss Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Baba Is You, and APE OUT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htkO6wUCBT8

  • Episode 102: Harry Potter Fan Fic

    10/03/2019 Duração: 02h04min

    Hey kids, do ya like fanfiction? Then boy do we have a good one for you. Listen to Charles and Bryan discuss their Harry Potter fanfic and also some video games I guess.

  • Episode 101: Return of the Nemsy-Buddy

    02/02/2019 Duração: 02h17min

    Vader and the returning Matt share their fatherly insights on gaming and more! Look out for a lot of talk about Resident Evil 2 remake, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Fallout 76, AC Odyssey and all your lovely questions responses!

  • Game Awards 2018

    09/12/2018 Duração: 02h26min

    Special Guest: Dave Cox.

  • Episode 360: Real Unreal Engine

    26/11/2018 Duração: 02h04min

    Kassandra is back to talk to Vader and she brought her irl unreal engine buddy, Kwesi. We talk about a lot of things that aren't video games, like how many siblings Vader has and whether or not Kassandra should every understand humid impact on fondant. We also talk about things tangential to video games like the impossible ask of owning board games and the likelihood Kassandra and Kwe will split a PSVR. Folks we almost skip news completely and we talk about a lot of Pokemon and Mass Effect. Special Guest: Kwesi.

  • Episode 2months: Grown Men Talking About Harry Potter

    11/11/2018 Duração: 02h42min

    In this ep vader, bryan and the elusive cliff talk spider man, red dead 2, starlink, destiny 2 and Déraciné. we also have a little natter about harry potter, cover kassandras news corner and ask the question of the week.

  • Episode 99-2: Just The Two of Us

    14/10/2018 Duração: 01h26min

    An episode over a month in the making, prepare yourselves for a sensual, intimate evening with your favorite hosts, Bryan and Charles.

  • Episode 98: Kassandra's Sky

    13/08/2018 Duração: 01h51min

    It turns out podcasting from outer space is an easy way to curse audio but Kassandra and Vader are back at it again this week after a brief summer hiatus. Our guest is Sean, @theLoreHunter on Twitter, who talks about being a new dad (for the second time!) and raising his children in video games. We also discuss Gloomhaven becoming a video game, free DLC for Ni No Kuni II, some games we've been playing, some shows we've been watching, and myriad other things meant to keep Kassandra from shouting about No Man's Sky. But then No Man's Sky talk does happen and Kassandra is blissful. We close out with the Question of the Week which you can find along with everything else @darkinsightpod on Twitter. Our hosts can be found @vadervanodin and @weaponthane. Thanks for tuning in! Special Guest: The Lore Hunter.

  • Episode 97: Better Late Than Never

    02/07/2018 Duração: 01h56min

    we talk video games with the Great Kat the Wolf Special Guest: Kat the Wolf.

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