Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call
The official podcast of, the GWJCC is our way of providing a podcast that feels like you are hanging out with friends after a long day in the office. We strive for smart, in-depth discussions about the latest games and gaming-related news, as well as light, playful tangents. We're always thrilled to talk about the new hotness, explore fun and strange indie gems, and revisit games old and new.

2020 GWJ Game of the Year Interview Series: Glendon, Amanda, and Shawn. 

Each 2020 GWJ Game of the Year Interview episode contains a few one-on-one interviews with some of our favorite regular and guest hosts. After the last episode airs on January 6th, there will be a front-page post on with everyone’s lists and a link to their episode.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_12_30_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am CST

2020 GWJ Game of the Year Interview Series: Lara and Sean.

Each 2020 GWJ Game of the Year Interview episode contains a few one-on-one interviews with some of our favorite regular and guest hosts. After the last episode airs on January 6th, there will be a front-page post on with everyone’s lists and a link to their episode.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_12_23_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am CST

Amanda, Rich, and Glendon discuss navigating problematic content and creators. 

Games: Demon's Souls (PS5), 10,000,000 (Mobile) You Must Build a Boat (Mobile), Vermintide 2 (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_12_16_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53am CST

Amanda, Shawn, Julian, and Rich talk about their gaming Queen's Gambits.

Games: Demon's Souls, Immortals Fenyx Rising, AC: Valhalla, Twin Mirror, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_12_09_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am CST

Amanda, Glendon, and Rich dip into the mailbag and read some listener emails.

Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PC), World of Warcraft (PC),  NES classic games (Switch), Grim Valor (iOS), Black Legend (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_12_02_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm CST

Amanda, Allen, Aaron, and Rich talk about games they associate with major life changes.

Games: Fuser, Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Ps5), Bugsnax (PS4), Star Wars: Tales From Galaxy’s Edge (Oculus Quest 2).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_11_25_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36am CST

Amanda, Rich, and Glendon talk about some of their favorite things: Items in Games.

Games: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Teardown, Xbox Series S, The Outer Wilds.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_11_18_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm CST

Amanda, Glendon, Rich, and Aaron talk about what games they'd leave with their fellow cohosts on a deserted island.

Games: Ghostrunner (PC), Watch Dogs: Legion (Aaron - Ps4), Pixel Puzzle Makeout League (PC), Best Friend Forever (Switch), Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown (PC)

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_11_11_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm CST

Amanda, Shawn, Rich, and Glendon talk about their favorite starting zones in games.

Games: Watch Dogs: Legion (PC), Solitaire Conspiracy (PC), Half-Life Alyx (VR), Pistol Whip (VR), 9th Dawn III (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_11_04_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22am CST

Amanda, Allen, Cory, and Rich talk about what makes modern multiplayer games scary. 

Games: Deep Rock Galactic Update, Partisans 1941, VR: Quest 2, I Expect You to Die, Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, Baldur's Gate 3, Solasta: Crown of the Magister.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_10_28_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am CST

Amanda, Julian, Aaron, and Karla are joined by Rob Daviau to talk about Pandemic Legacy Zero.

Games: Phasmophobia (PC), Dead by Daylight (PC), Hades (PC), Avengers (Ps4), Star Wars: Squadrons (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_10_21_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am CST

Amanda and Rich are joined by Amanda Gardner from The Deep End Games to talk about the Kickstarter for Romancelvania: The BATchelor's Curse!

Games: Baldur's Gate 3 (PC), Genshin Impact (PC), Hades (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_10_14_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am CST

Amanda and Rich are joined by Shawn Andrich to catch up and talk about the GWJ Donation Drive.

Games: Wasteland 3, Genshin Impact, Root, The Last of Us 2, Star Wars: Squadrons.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_10_06_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am CST

Amanda, Rich, and Glendon talk about Spiritual Successors in gaming.

Games: Hades (PC), Embracelet (Switch), Horizon Zero Dawn (PC), Democratic Socialism Simulator (PC), Superhot VR (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_09_30_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am CST

A few episodes back, we were generously gifted three codes for Crusader Kings III to give away! Due to the sudden and sometimes hazardous events that can happen in CK3, We asked our listeners to send in their most memorable gut-punches and games-gone-sideways. Here are our readings of the winning entries. 

Warning: Spoiler territory. 

Direct download: Minisode_CK3_Winning_Entries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24am CST

Amanda, Julian, and Rich to talk about some of our favorite cheat codes, mods, and hacks for game accessibility. 

Games: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (PS4, PC), Spelunky 2 (PS4), Hades (PC), Among Us (PC), Blaseball (Web).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_09_23_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm CST

Amanda and Rich are joined by guests Lara and Karla to discuss shipping in video games and media.

Games: Crusader Kings 3 (PC), Wasteland 3 (PC), Board Game Arena (PC), Paradise Killer (Switch), Paper Mario (Switch), The Last Campfire (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_09_16_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11am CST

Amanda, Glendon, Rich, and Aaron talk about Surprise Gut Punches in games.

Games: Marvel's Avengers (PS4), The Room VR: A Dark Matter (Oculus, Steam, PSVR), Wasteland 3 (PC), Tell Me Why (PC), Tony Hawk Pro-Skater 1 & 2 (PS4), Crusader Kings 3 (PC), Nvidia Geforce NOW (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_09_09_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm CST

Amanda, Glendon, Rich, and Aaron talk about which directors they'd like to see take on particular video game franchises.

Games: Wasteland 3, Manifold Garden, Othercide, Necrobarista.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_09_02_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm CST

Amanda, Cory, Glendon, and Julian are joined by special guest Eugene Huo from The Magic Hour Show Podcast to talk about The role of simulation in society and its function in the modern world.

Games: PGA 2K21 (Stadia), Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 (PC), The Librarian (PC), The Beatles: Rockband (Wii), Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_08_26_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am CST

Amanda, Rich, and Aaron are joined by partners Paige and Liz to discuss Emotional Intimacy in Gaming.

Games: Fast & The Furious: Crossroads (PS4), One Night Stand (PS4), An Outcry (PC), Total War: Troy (PC), and a smattering of multi-player games.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_08_19_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

Amanda and Rich talk about games that make you fill in the blanks.

Games: Griftlands Early Access (PC), Ring Fit Adventure (Switch), No Man’s Sky (PC), Fall Guys (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_08_12_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

Amanda and Rich are joined by guest Lara Crigger to talk about games that "grew the beard."

Games: Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4), Final Fantasy 7: Original (Switch), Final Fantasy 8 (Switch), Paper Mario the Origami King (Switch), Fight Crab (PC), Blaseball (Web).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_08_05_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

Aaron, Allen, Amanda, and Rich talk about the recently announced PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles and games.

Games: Carrion (PC), Paper Mario the Origami King (Switch), Mortal Shell (PC), Hardspace Shipbreaker (PC), Ghost of Tsushima (PS4), Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 (PC), Subterfuge (Android).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_07_29_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm CST

Amanda, Glendon, Greg and Rich talk about Dogs in Video Games.

Games: Ghost of Tsushima (PS4), Valve Index (PC), Gorn (PC), Avocuddle (Switch), Bloodborne (PS4), Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_07_22_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm CST

Amanda, Glendon, Greg, Rich, and Aaron talk Video Game Blind Dates.

Games: Max Gentleman Sexy Business! (PC), Wildermyth (PC), Signs of the Sojourner (PC), Neoverse (PC), Thief Simulator (Switch), (PC) Black Mesa (PC).

*Show should be dated for July 15th, 2020.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_07_15_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CST

Amanda, Sean, Karla, and Michael are joined by guests Fred Keiper and David Bauer to talk about The Next Big Sting: A GWJ Honey Heist RPG!

Games: Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), Satisfactory (PC), Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC), Children of Morta (PC), Hades (PC), Mass Effect: Andromeda (with mods, PC), Desperados III (PC), Monster Train (PC), Trackmania (PC), My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_07_08_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm CST

Amanda and Karla are joined by guest GWJ Twitch Streamer Josh (SeuGWJ) to talk about creating and experiencing LGBTQIA+ content in gaming.

Games: Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), Animal Crossing (Switch), Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_06_30_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am CST

Amanda, Glendon, Julian, and Rich talk about Gaming Outside the Game.

Games: Beyond Blue (PC), Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), F1 stuff, Greedfall (PC), The Waylanders (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_06_24_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03am CST

Julian, Sean, and Cory sit down and talk about their ideal media cocktails of books, movies, music, games, and more.

Games: Europa Universalis IV: Dharma (PC), Slay the Spire on iOS, Monster Train (PC), Divinity Original Sin 2 (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_06_17_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm CST

Amanda and Rich are joined by special guests Sarah Elmaleh and Graham Rowat to talk about voice over in video games, life, and more!

Games: Animal Crossing, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Disco Elysium, Bundle for Racial Equality and Justice, Online improv and online RPGs, COD Modern Warfare, Codenames and Jackbox Games via Zoom.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_06_10_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am CST

Amanda, Rich, and Glendon are Joined by guest Aaron Amendola to catch up on listener emails! 

Games: Minecraft Dungeons (PC), Maneater (PS4), Destiny 2 (PS4), Apex Legends (PS4), Predator: Hunting Grounds: Arnold DLC (PS4), Disco Elysium (PC), Black Book: Prologue (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_06_03_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm CST

Amanda, Rich, and Glendon talk Surprise Rabbit Holes: Games That Came Out of Nowhere.

Games: Deep Rock Galactic (PC), Maneater (PC), Spirit of the North (PC), Super Mega Baseball 3 (PC), Disco Elysium (PC), Breath of the Wild (Switch).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_05_27_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm CST

Amanda, Julian, and Rich are joined by returning guest host Jason aka ThatGuy42 to talk about the Joy of Playing Through the Pile.

Games: Titanfall 2 (PC), PlanetSide 2 (PC), Deep Rock Galactic (PC), Breath of the Wild (Switch), Star Trek Online (PC), Deliver Us the Moon (PC), Hunt a Killer (Mail-in Mystery Game).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_05_20_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Amanda, Julian, Rich, Greg, and Glendon talk about Learning Machines: Games that teach us how to play them.

Games: Planetside 2 (PC), Octopath Traveller (Switch), Black Book: Prologue (PC), Deliver Us the Moon (PC),
Contra Rogue Corps (Switch), Rogue Bit (Switch), Chimera Squad (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_05_13_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm CST

Amanda, Sean, and Rich are joined by guests Soren and Leyla Johnson from Mohawk Games to discuss the early access release of OldWorld.

Games:  Gears Tactics (PC), Offworld Trading Company (PC), Raft (PC), Cloudpunk (PC), Control (PC), Horizon’s Gate (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_05_06_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm CST

Amanda, Cory, Glendon, and special guest Aaron Amendola talk about the spaces we play in.

Games: Resident Evil 3 Remake (PS4), Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4), XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC), MB Bannerlord (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_04_29_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

Amanda, Greg, Julian, and Rich talk about Sense Memories in Gaming.

Games: VALORANT beta (PC), Butter Royale (Apple Arcade), Control (PC), Magic: The Gathering Arena (PC), Minecraft RTX(PC), Round Guard (Apple Arcade), Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_04_22_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am CST

Amanda, Cory, Rich, and Glendon discuss their current gaming Alpha and Omega: First game remembered vs last game played.

Games: Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4), Stellaris: Federations DLC (PC), Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord (PC), Animal Crossing (Switch), Doom Eternal (PC), Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (Board Game).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_04_15_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am CST

Amanda, Julian, Rich, and returning guest McChuck talk about Fitness Gaming and Playing to Stay Active.

Games: Eve Online (PC), Moonlighter (Switch), Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4), Armello (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seasonal Events (Switch), Jackbox games (PC), Dreamscaper (PC), RingFit Adventure (Swith), Just Dance 2020 (Switch), Fitness Boxing (Switch).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_04_08_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

Amanda, Julian, Rich, and Glendon talk Max Chillaxing: Games That Relax Us. Games that can calm vs games that aren't inherently relaxing, but help us unwind and process the world around us.

Games: Stellaris: Federations DLC (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch), Doom Eternal (PC), Doom 64 (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_04_01_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

Allen, Amanda, Julian, and Rich are joined by the site admin Jeff 'Doogiemac' Beeman to discuss updates and Online Distance Gaming.

Games: Doom Eternal (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC), Murder by Numbers (Switch) , FF7 Remake demo (PS4), Wasteland 3 Beta (PC), Black Mesa (PC), Death Crown (PC), Circle Empires (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_03_25_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

Amanda, Greg, and Rich talk about which video game characters they'd like to have with them for a Final Boss Fight!


Games: The Longing (PC), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX (Switch), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_03_18_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm CST

Amanda, Glendon, and guest Aaron Amendola take a 20/20 look back at each hundred-level episode and discuss some milestones made for gaming and GWJ.

Games: Outer Wilds (PC), Division 2: Warlords of New York (PC), Spellbreak Closed Beta (PC), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order (Switch), Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_03_11_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

Amanda, Julian, and Rich get into the games they're most looking forward to in 2020!

Games: Device Six (iOS), Kentucky Route Zero (PC) , Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (PC), Forgone (PC), Disco Elysium (PC), In Other Waters (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_03_04_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

Amanda, Rich, Greg, and Glendon discuss Channeling Your Inner Protagonist. 

Games: World Of Horror (PC), Them’s Fightin’ Herds (PC), Satisfactory (PC), Crypt of the NecroDancer (Nintendo Switch).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_02_26_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

Amanda, Karla, and Michael Zenke are joined by Chris O'Reagan from Cane & Rinse to talk about tabletop gaming and how to get into groups.

Games: Vader Immortal (Oculus VR), Luna: The Shadow Dust (PC),  Sundered: Eldritch Edition (PC), Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (PC), There’s This Girl (Android).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_02_19_20_V3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27am CST

Allen, Amanda, and Rich talk about motivation to play, it's importance in our lives, and why you should make some time for that thing you've been meaning to play.

Coffee Talk (Switch), Thief Town (Switch), Operencia: The Stolen Sun (PC), Kentucky Route Zero (PC), The Pedestrian (PC) Ironsworn (TTRPG).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_02_12_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm CST

Amanda, Rich, Greg, and special guest Glendon announce a few site updates for GWJ and talk about some of their favorite games you may not heard of before.

Video Games: The Outer Wilds (PC), The Cycle(PC), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch), Through the Darkest of Times (PC), Speaking Simulator (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_02_05_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

This week Amanda is joined by Karla Andrich and Lara Crigger to discuss Narrative Crossovers and games.

Video Games: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (PC), Return of the Obra Dinn (PC), Kitsune Kitchen (PC), Kitty Love - Way to look for love (Switch), Frostpunk: The Last Autumn DLC Beta (PC), Kentucky Route Zero (PC).

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_01_29_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm CST

This week Julian Murdoch and Allen Cook are joined by David Heron from The Game Design Roundtable Podcast to talk about board games they played at Winter Rabbitcon 2020.

Board Games: Wavelength, Dune (1979), Just One, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Hanamikoji, Raccoon Tycoon, ShipShape.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_01_22_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

Greg Decker and Rich Lovejoy join host Amanda Knowlton this week as they dive into the mailbag backlog and answer your emails and more!

Games: Death Stranding, Dragon's Dogma, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Gato Roboto, Consider It, Sayonara Wild Hearts. 

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_01_15_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm CST

Julian and Amanda are joined by special guest Rob Daviau from Restoration Games to talk about Return to Dark Tower!

Games: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Slay the Spire, and Wattam.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_01_08_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

Another full house with Sean, Allen, Julian, Cory, and Amanda! The crew finishes off their favorite games list from the last decade.

Direct download: GWJ_Conference_Call_01_01_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm CST