A question? Visit our contact page

In the vast, sprawling universe of Dungeons and Dragons, storytelling is an art, and every podcast is a unique canvas painted with the vivid colors of imagination, strategy, and camaraderie. As we journey through the realms of the best D&D podcasts of 2024, we invite you to immerse yourself in epic narratives, belly-laugh-worthy banter, and heart-pounding adventures. From the whimsical to the dark, the strategic to the utterly unpredictable, each podcast offers a doorway to new worlds. And as we unveil these auditory treasures, we'll introduce you to DND404, a rising star in the podcasting sky, whose unique flair stands out even in this illustrious company.

NADDPOD (Not Another D&D Podcast)

Episode Catalog: 5/5
  • NADDPOD has one of the biggest collections for you to binge with over 180 episodes!
Release Schedule: 5/5
  • They release an episode almost every week!
Story: 4/5
  • Murph has taken great efforts to create his own world in later seasons of the show. It is fun to listen to him grow as a DM and develop the story from humble beginnings.
Characters: 5/5
  • Arguably the best part of this podcast, these College Humor Dropouts have created strong bonds and buckets of laughter. This is all thanks to the mega-talented cast; Brian Murphy, Emily Axford, Jake Hurwitz, and Caldwell Tanner.
Production Value: 4/5
  • Though there may be a lack of sfx, Emily Axford writes a lot of the music herself to help bring this podcast to life.
Overall: 4.6
  • Through Headgum (Owned by Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld), NADDPOD has been regarded as one of the best D&D podcasts of all time.
Why it is a must-listen: "NADDPOD" brings together humor, adventure, and camaraderie, creating an infectious blend that's hard to resist. With a vast episode catalog, fans have plenty to binge-listen. The release schedule is consistent, with new episodes eagerly anticipated by the community. The storytelling is a mix of epic quests and hilarious antics, with characters that feel like old friends. While the production value is good, it's the chemistry between the players and the storytelling that truly makes "NADDPOD" shine.
 

Dimension 20

Episode Catalog: 3/5
  • There are only around 40 episodes available for free through their RSS Feed.
Release Schedule: 3/5
  • You often have to wait a few months before a new season releases due to the hefty production and then indefinitely for audio-only releases. If you are happy to pay for a Dropout.TV subscription, the wait is well worth it when episodes are released.
Story: 5/5
  • Brennan Lee Mulligan has already cemented himself as a prolific improv storyteller, making player characters' stories come to life in magical ways.
Characters: 5/5
  • Hard to beat this quirky band of misfits. You will not stop laughing (or crying).
Production Value: 5/5
  • On the video side, this is the highest production value one could ask for and it bleeds well into the audio-only versions.
Overall: 4.2
  • Keep in mind, this is from a podcast perspective. Many would argue the video version is a masterpiece.
Why it is a must-listen: We bet you didn’t know you could listen to "Dimension 20" through platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more. The bulk of their library remains behind a paywall, but if you prefer the audio-only experience, The Unsleeping City, Fantasy High, and Escape From The Bloodkeep are all available for free. The podcast has a healthy episode catalog and though you have to wait a while between seasons, it is easily bingeable upon release through Dropout.TV. The stories are original and engaging, often blending humor with heartfelt moments. Characters are diverse, with each player bringing their unique flair to the table, supported by solid production quality. This star studded cast includes College Humor Alumni; Brennan Lee Mulligan, Siobhan Thompson, Lou Wilson, Emily Axford, Zac Oyama, Ally Beardsley, Brian Murphy and a mix of other amazing actors throughout their ever changing seasons and genres.
 

GIRLS WHO DON’T DND

Episode Catalog: 3/5
  • Girls Who Don't DnD are only on episode 29, so it isn’t extremely bingeable (YET).
Release Schedule: 2/5
  • They release an episode once every month, so you'll have to be patient, but stay consistent to their schedule
Story: 5/5
  • Cory has skillfully woven a whimsical tale of madness and delight, guided by the endearing journey of this delightful ensemble of first-time lady D&D adventurers.
Characters: 5/5
  • With a pinch of comedy and a dash of drama, these three girls embrace their new challenge of tabletop gaming and let their own personalities breathe through their characters.
Production Value: 5/5
  • The reason it takes so long for each episode to release is because Cory puts an immense amount of time and effort into the editing of each episode.
Overall: 4
  • With a wide array of fan voice-overs, original characters, and crazy plot twists, this is a must for D&D fanatics of any level.

Why it is a must-listen: This podcast is a vibrant celebration of diversity and inclusivity in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. "Girls Who Don't D&D" challenges the status quo by showcasing that D&D isn't just for a niche audience. The podcast is known for its engaging storytelling, dynamic characters, and the way it embraces the perspectives of women in a genre where they've been historically underrepresented. The hosts bring a fresh, comedic, and insightful approach to their campaigns, making it a beacon for new players and seasoned veterans looking for something different.
 

Dark Dice

Episode Catalog: 3/5
  • There are only about 60 episodes, but each one will send shivers down your spine.
Release Schedule: 2/5
  • They release an episode once every month, so you'll have to be patient.
Story: 5/5
  • Travis Vengroff twists macabre tales of shadow and death utilizing a unique format, bouncing back and forth between characters and post-recorded narration.
Characters: 5/5
  • Various cultures and languages bleed through the heroes and villains whose lives and fates are shaped by fragile threads.
Production Value: 5/5
  • Music, sound effects, and narration blend together well in a cocktail of terror and tension.
Overall: 4
  • This can be a difficult one to get into for non horror fans, but well worth it for those who brave the journey.

Why it is a must-listen: "Dark Dice" creates an atmospheric and immersive listening experience, with a focus on horror and suspense within the D&D genre. The production value is top-notch, with soundscapes that elevate the tension and drama of the narrative. The story and characters are where "Dark Dice" truly shines, offering complex and intriguing plots alongside deep, multifaceted characters. While the episode catalog is more limited and the release schedule less frequent, the quality of each episode makes it a standout. Give it up for the cast; Travis Vengroff, Hem Cleveland, Eyþór Viðarsson, Peter Joseph Lewis, David Ault, Kaitlin Statz, and Kessir Riliniki. Other shows include talented actors such as Jeff Goldblum, Lily Pichu, andEric Nelsen.
 

DND404: Your Next Adventure

Episode Catalog: 4/5
  • There are already almost 100 episodes available to binge.
Release Schedule: 5/5
  • DND404 releases almost every Tuesday, making it easy to add to your schedule.
Story: 4/5
  • Tony weaves an eccentric tale of slap-stick style comedy and heavy metal carnage that feeds off of the players’ first-ever-characters.
Characters: 4/5
  • The entire cast is new to D&D, so you will enjoy listening to them grow in their characters and voices.
Production Value: 5/5
  • Tony and Dan take great attention to detail when mixing together sound effects, music, and vocals to create the most immersive listening experience possible.
Overall: 4.4 
  • One of the fastest growing podcasts right now, you’ll definitely want to check it out!
Why it is a must-listen: "DND404" may be the newcomer on the block, but it's quickly making a name for itself with its unique approach and growing community. Tony, Jared, Dan, and Alec use years of streaming experience to create an exciting, make-each-other laugh kind of atmosphere. While its episode catalog is still expanding, the podcast offers a fresh perspective on D&D gameplay. The stories are engaging, with room to grow in complexity and depth. Characters are starting to develop their identities, promising more intriguing dynamics in future episodes. The production value is some of the best around and will have you jamming out to the original composition and sound design.
As we wrap up this epic quest through the best D&D podcasts of 2024, we hope you're inspired to don your headphones and embark on these auditory adventures.

Latest Stories

View all

Tony Plays - A Dog's Dinner | DND404

Tony plays as Regna, a reformed Dragonborn Paladin joined by his friend Aelion, played by Jared, a half-elf Wizard from out of town. These two have just joined the Hulbeck Humanitarians and are off to save Poochykins from perils that...

Read more

Ep. 102 - Parley

Bloodshard Bandits face off with Captain Skerrow and his crew! A clash of steel and elaborate magical schemes is abound! This Episode is sponsored by Patreon Supporter Troy Skerrow! Merch!   - https://dnd404.com/ Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/DND404 Discord! - https://discord.gg/hSrsU492RP P.O. Box!...

Read more

Ep. 101 - Hijacked

In this episode of DND404, the Bloodshard Bandits cross paths with a pirate ship while sailing across the Evertone Sea... Merch!   - https://dnd404.com/ Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/DND404 Discord! - https://discord.gg/hSrsU492RP P.O. Box! - 663 N. 132nd St. Box 122 Omaha, NE...

Read more

Ep. 100 - The Trip Back Home

The Bloodshard Bandits are sailing from the Kambuki Isles through the Evertonne sea toward South Tryllis! Heading for The Chapel of Skoreaus. Our heroes are currently in the midst of there five day journey! With the trip almost coming to...

Read more

Ep. 99.5 - Arc 6 Recap

This is a long one... the Bloodshard Bandits have come a long way and battled many monsters in their longest Arc to date! Armos, Drell, and Minnis will never be the same... Merch!   - https://dnd404.com/ Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/DND404 Discord! -...

Read more

Ep. 99 - Arcane Moment

A Battle rages on within the battered walls of Sanlow! The Bloodshard Bandits go toe to toe with Cultist intruders Merch!   - https://dnd404.com/ Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/DND404 Discord! - https://discord.gg/dnd404 P.O. Box! - 663 N. 132nd St. Box 122 Omaha, NE...

Read more