Challenger Approaching show

Challenger Approaching

Summary: Host Ben Bertoli takes a look at the history behind every series featured on the Smash Bros. roster. With special guests and juicy trivia, it's the ultimate Smash Bros. podcast!


 Introducing Memory Card | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:00

A new gaming history podcast is coming soon! Check out Memory Card on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify.

 It's On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:15

Make sure the door to the banana hoard is locked and take a seat. It’s time for the history of Nintendo's greatest villain turned hero. Featuring special guest, DK64 and Mario + Rabbids composer Grant Kirkhope.

 One Tough Cream Puff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:10

Stock your lunch box with Maximum Tomatoes and hop the nearest warp star to Dream Land. It’s time for the history of Nintendo's unbearably cute pink puff. Featuring special guest Eliza of Kirby Informer.

 EXCELLENT! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:20

Grab some air freshener, because we’re diving into a world of gold, garlic, and gastrointestinal attacks. Featuring special guest, writer and Source Gaming founder PushDustin

 Garden of Hope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:20

For our fifth episode we’ll be digging deep into a beautiful miniature world of strategic retrievals and intense brigade battles. They’re cute, they’re colorful, and their adorable cries of death will haunt your dreams. Special guest, Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo.

 2560 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:39

We’ll be looking under the hood of one of the most challenging and mind-meltingly fast racing series to ever grace a gaming console. Fire up your hover machine and brace for impact! Featuring special guest, games writer and historian Liam Robertson.

 Welcome to Town | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:45

The history behind the unbelievably adorable life sim known for its furry neighbors, endless fishing, and the looming shadow of crippling mortgage payments. Featuring special guest, freelance games writer Narelle Ho Sang.

 Now You're Playing with the Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:31

Despite their brief popularity, both of these characters left a strange lasting impression on players and collectors the world over. Special guest Frank Cifaldi, founder of the Video Game History Foundation.

 What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:34

Ben dives into the history of the ghastly ghouls and haunted halls featured in one of gaming’s most macabre and monster-filled series. Steve Bowling, US Editor at Nintendo Life, stops by as a special guest.

 Challenger Approaching is… Approaching! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:05

Just a quick hello before Challenger Approaching officially kicks off.


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