The Kotaku Australia Podcast: Every Single Episode In One Place

The Kotaku Australia Podcast: Every Single Episode In One Place

If you’ve been looking for back episodes of The Kotaku Australia Podcast, look no further. Here, you’ll find every single episode of our show, arranged in chronological order for your listening pleasure. Don’t forget: if you’d prefer a video version of this podcast, you can find every single episode over on our YouTube channel right here.

The Kotaku Australia Podcast is a weekly video game podcast with hosts David Smith and Emily Spindler. It’s a laid-back, friendly, funny, approachable show about games and why we love them. Every week, we discuss the games we’ve been playing and the ones arriving in the week ahead that we think you should know about. Each episode is typically around 30 minutes long, though sometimes we do go longer when we’ve got something we really want to talk about.

The Kotaku Australia Podcast is uploaded at 12 PM AEST every Friday, so you can wind down the week with us. We’ll update this page each week to include the latest episode.

The show is a companion piece to our column This Week In Games Australia, which goes up every Monday morning. In a way, The Kotaku Australia Podcast becomes a sneak peek at what’s to come in Monday’s column!

Episode 26 – Anime Corner With Courtney Borrett

Running time: 54:51

Games discussed: Baldur’s Gate 3, MANY anime shows you might like!

  • Joining us for this week’s episode is freelance games writer and senior Kotaku Australia anime correspondent Courtney Borrett!
  • We chat through some of 2023’s newest and greatest shows, and why you should check them out.
  • Then we get into some unmissable anime for anyone that’s never dipped a toe into the hobby!
  • David, who hasn’t watched anime consistently in many years, learns a lot.
  • Emily’s camera cuts out during the record! Sorry about that, video podcast enjoyers!

Episode 25 – Baldur’s Gate 3 And Our Favourite Tabletop RPGs

Running time: 58:13

Games discussed: Baldur’s Gate 3, Hello Kitty: Island Adventure, many tabletop RPGs!


This week, we’re talking about Baldur’s Gate 3 and the tabletop RPGs we’ve loved over the years. Join Emily and I as we recount some of our favourite campaigns and RPG systems, as well as a few light-lift RPG systems you can try with friends who might be a bit leery of all the rules learning involved.

Episode 24 – Monkey Island, Lakeburg Legacies, And Barbenheimer

Running time: 1:14:50

Games discussed: Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island, Lakeburg Legacies


  • David is alive! And back on the show! He’s been playing Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island!
  • Emily’s been cheating on her digital spouse in Lakeburg Legacies and living out her horse girl fantasies in The Sims 4: Horse Ranch expansion
  • We also went to the movies! Barbenheimer chat!

Episode 23 – Pikmin 4, Viewfinder, And A Special Guest

Running time: 1:03:24

Games discussed: Pikmin 4, Viewfinder, Diablo IV, Tavern Master, Dave the Diver, Lakeburg Legacies,


  • We promised a long episode after we took last week off, and NOW YOU’VE GOT IT. A whole hour of chaos just for you.
  • No David because the flu has taken his voice like a thief in the night
  • Joining us to fill in is Zachariah Kelly from our sister site Gizmodo Australia
  • Zac has been playing Tavern Master and Diablo IV, and enjoying the former much more than the latter
  • Emily’s been getting into Dave the Diver in a big way, and is very excited about Lakeburg Legacies
  • Both Zac and Emily are very keen to play Viewfinder
  • and yes, we’re gonna talk about Pikmin 4

Episode 22 – The World Ends With David (Oh No)

Running time: 28:23

Games discussed: Humanity, Neo The World Ends With You


  • Turns out last week was super busy and we, uh, didn’t get to play that many games. 
  • We did get to play SOME though
  • David briefly checked out Humanity, and finally played a little of The World Ends With You after years of lusting after it
  • and Emily drops a jumpscare, revealing herself to be our resident Overwatch 2 enjoyer

Episode 21 – Oh To Be A Little Rover Delivering Packages On Mars

Running time: 27:42

Games discussed: Mars First Logistics, Final Fantasy XVI, Jumplight Odyssey


  • David’s been playing the Melbourne-made Mars First Logistics and having a grand old time
  • Resident super-fan Emily has finally gotten her paws on Final Fantasy XVI and has a LOT to talk about
  • And we run through our favourite games from Steam Next Fest, including Wood & WeatherJumplight Odyssey and more!

Episode 20: Emily Spindler, Bog Witch And Final Fantasy Enjoyer

Running time: 26:55

Games discussed: Final Fantasy XVI, Crime O’Clock


  • A new host! A new friend! Our new reporter Emily Spindler joins the show, and we’re so lucky to have her.
  • We discuss my time with Final Fantasy XVI at great length because it turns out Emily is an FF superfan and had questions for me

And then we chat through some of next week’s games, like AEW Fight ForeverA Long Journey to an Uncertain End and Crime O’Clock.

Episode 19: Taking The Idiot Savant Perk

Running time: 36:32

Games discussed: Summer Game Fest, Starfield, Fable, Alan Wake 2


  • Ben Veress is here! If you’ve ever scored a deal from one of our bargain guides on Kotaku Australia, you have Ben and his team of deals warlocks to thank for it.
  • We chat about Summer Game Fest and our highlights from an intense week of showcases and trailers, including Starfield, Fable, Alan Wake 2 and more!

And we chat through next week’s biggest release: Final Fantasy XVI. Ben is very excited about it.

Episode 18: More Annoying Cat Games Please

Running time: 24:05

Games discussed: Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Diablo IV


  • Lauren Rouse is our special guest! You can find her writing every day on Lifehacker Australia and her own gaming podcast Controller Club!
  • We chat about Lauren’s time with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and the fun one can have dressing Cal up
  • David talks for WAY too long about Diablo IV

And we chat through next week’s biggest releases, including F1 23, Heist Kitty, Dad By The SwordPark BeyondFall of Porcupine and more!

Episode 17: Goodbye, Ruby

Running time: 47:02

Games discussed: Diablo IV, Street Fighter 6System Shock


  • David can FINALLY take us on a long tour of all the games he’s been playing under embargo, including Street Fighter 6, System Shock and Diablo IV
  • Ruby demands that arcades — real ones, with more games than ticket prize machines — make a comeback
  • and we take a moment to bid our favourite goblin girl farewell as she heads off on her next great adventure

We also chat through next week’s biggest releases, including Diablo IV, Amnesia: The Bunker, MotoGP 23, Loop8: Summer of Gods, Bandit Brawler and more!

Episode 16: We (David And Ruby) Love Katamari

Running time: 37:50

Games Discussed: Lego 2K DriveFaking It


  • Ruby tells us about Faking It, a game about being an alien pretending to the President of the United States
  • David’s been playing a lot of Lego 2K Drive
  • We both go insane for several minutes about We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie
  • And Ruby has a bit of important news to share

Then, we chat through next week’s biggest releases, including Street Fighter 6, System Shock, Decarnation, Homebody and more!

Episode 15: The One Where We Talk About Zelda

Running time: 31:59

Games discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


  • Like the rest of the world, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is all we’ve been playing.
  • We chat through our experiences with the game so far, and what we’ve come to love about it so far
  • We also discuss the game’s open-ended nature, from exploration to construction, and the way no two playthroughs will ever be the same

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases (and stuff we think you might like), including The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Planet of Lana, Warhammer 40K: Boltgun, After Us, Hello Goodboy and more!

Episode 14: Redfall, Cars With Legs, And A Joe Biden Dating Sim

Running time: 33:17

Games discussed: Redfall, What The Car, Love Love Joe Biden: The Joe Biden Dating Simulator


  • Ruby’s daily allocation of one (1) banana gets upgraded for good behaviour
  • Ruby tells us about how good and weird What The Car is, and why you should play it
  • David takes exactly zero pleasure in tearing Redfall a new one

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases (and stuff we think you might like), including Lego 2K Drive, Humanity, Wresltequest, Tin Hearts, and (checks notes) Love Love Joe Biden: The Joe Biden Dating Simulator.

Episode 13: Better Living Through Lightsabers

Running time: 34:51

Games discussed: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Honkai Star Rail


  • Ruby becomes the new Queen of Hyrule
  • David tells us about the time he saw Klee at the airport
  • Ruby tells us why Honkai Star Rail is taking over her life (and receives an unexpected guest)
  • David’s been playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and very much enjoying himself

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases (and stuff we think you might like), including Darkest Dungeon 2, Local News with Cliff Rockside, and, yes, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Episode 12: You’ve Got A Rat Sword, Don’t You?

Running time: 47:00

Games discussed: Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, Trinity Trigger


  • Ruby is BACK and none of you are safe
  • Ruby’s been playing Trinity Trigger
  • A spirited impression of the characters in Trinity Trigger
  • David’s been hopelessly addicted to Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp
  • Ruby gets very excited about Bare Butt Boxing

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases (and stuff we think you might like), including Redfall, Showgunners, Killbug, Magic Toenail and many more!

Episode 11: Ruby’s Are Asleep, Post David (And Galaxy!)

Running time: 31:00

Games discussed: Minecraft Legends, Dead Island 2

Special Guest: Stephanie August aka Galaxy


  • Ruby is GONE. She is MISSING, presumed DEAD (she is on holiday, I’m being dramatic)
  • Stephanie August aka Galaxy is our guest! – Galaxy’s been playing Farthest Frontier while travelling for work, and it’s been devouring her entire life
  • David’s been busy with review titles this week, diving into both Minecraft Legends and Dead Island 2!
  • We discover a startling secret about Galaxy and her incredibly impressive degree.

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Re:Fresh, Roots of Pacha and many more!

Episode 10: Atreus, Monkey Boy And Tax Payer

Running time: 48:45

Games discussed: God of War 2018, Apple Arcade


  • David is BACK and Ruby is ALSO HERE (and furious).
  • David has been mostly playing mobile games because he’s been on holiday, and tells us about Castle Crumble and his long-time obsession with Mini Motorways.
  • Ruby becomes the last person on earth to realise that God of War 2018 rocks, actually

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Dead Island 2, Minecraft Legends, Tin Hearts, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Coffee Talk 2, Horizon: Forbidden West – Burning Shores,  The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story, and devote several minutes to HAELE 3D Feet Poser Lite, whether you want to hear about that or not.

Episode 9: David’s Are Asleep, Post Ruby

Running time: 46:09

Games discussed: Resident Evil 4 Remake, Metroid Prime Remake, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, PowerWash Simulator

Special guests: Joel Duscher and Jackson Baly, the sweet gamer boyfriends of Thumb Cramps!


David is GONE but Ruby is STILL HERE and we are joined by Joel Duscher and Jackson Baly, the sweet gamer boyfriends of Thumb Cramps! Joel is playing Resident Evil 4 Remake and Metroid Prime Remake, Jackson is “replaying” Breath of the Wild, and Ruby is playing Powerwash Simulator!

Episode 8: Little Billy Is Stuck In The Well

Running time: 38:32

Games discussed: Dredge, Wylde Flowers


  • David gushes about one of his potential GOTY’s, indie horror game Dredge from New Zealand studio Black Salt Games
  • Ruby has fallen madly in love with a werewolf, which exist in a game she has fallen madly in love with: Wylde Flowers by Studio Drydock.

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Crab Champions, Meet Your Maker, Moviehouse: The Film Studio Tycoon, Across the Valley VR, and more!

Episode 7: The Padlock Gubbin Belongs In Jail

Running time: 40:58

Games discussed: Diablo IV, Gubbins


  • David reports in on the Diablo IV early access beta and his feelings on how its feeling so far.
  • Ruby is in the grip of a crippling obsession with Gubbins, a new word game on iOS by Australian legends Studio Folly.

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Dredge9 Years of ShadowsTerra NilThe Last Worker. All this, and a tiny little game no one’s ever heard of called The Last of Us arrives on the PC at long last.

Episode 6: Ruby’s Wilding Out

Running time: 34:07

Games discussed: Resident Evil 4 Remake, Sea of Thieves, Wild Hearts final review


  • David’s been loving the Resident Evil 4 remake demo, and is extremely hype for Sea of Thieves’ new quality-of-life update
  • Ruby’s been wilding out in both the chill Aussie farming RPG Wydle Flowers and Wild Hearts

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Resident Evil 4, Tchia, Storyteller, Deceive Inc, Omen of Sorrow, Mr Saitou and more!

Episode 5: The True Meaning Of Hootnanny

Running time: 37:26

Games discussed: Destiny 2: Lightfall, Paranormasight

Special guests: Aunty Donna


  • Ruby’s been playing Paranormasight
  • David takes us through his experience with Destiny 2: Lightfall.

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Bayonetta Origins, Anno 1800: Console Edition, Backbeat, Forest Cathedral, The Dark Pictures: Switchback and more!

Also: More special guests! This week, the boys from Aunty Donna take a break from promoting the new Dungeons & Dragons movie to talk about their favourite games.

Episode 4: Get In The EVA, Kirby

Running time: 28:59

Games discussed: Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe, PSVR 2 launch titles

Special Guest: AEW legend and one half of The Acclaimed, Anthony Bowens


  • Ruby’s been playing Kirby’s Return To Dreamland Deluxe
  • David gives us an update on the PSVR 2 games he’s enjoyed the most so far

Then, we chat through the coming week’s biggest releases, including Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, and why Melon Journey, despite its title, is not a f**k game.

Also: a special guest! AEW wrestler Anthony Bowens drops in to chat about his favourite games!

Episode 3: I Met God And He Sold Me These Pokemon Cards

Running time: 26:23

Games discussed: Like A Dragon: Ishin!!, Slime Rancher 2


  • David’s been obsessed with Like A Dragon: Ishin, an instant classic the Yakuza/Like A Dragon series
  • Ruby tell us why you should play Slime Rancher 2

Episode 2: David And Ruby Reflect On Their Mistakes

Running time: 22:12

Games discussed: Wild Hearts, Metroid Prime Remastered


  • Ruby’s been loving Wild Hearts
  • David’s been going insane over Metroid Prime Remastered

Plus, what we’re excited for in the week ahead!

Episode 1: David, What Is A Video Game?

Running time: 21:57

Games discussed: The Sims 4, Ghost of Tsushima


  • David and Ruby have been playing older games in lieu of the new titles they’re supposed to be reviewing.
  • Ruby’s back on her Sims 4 BS
  • David’s been running amok in Ghost of Tsushima

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