Radio Free Nintendo
Episode 505: Switchmas Presents
January 13, 2017
The day of the big Switch reveal is finally at hand, and we went live at its conclusion to discuss everything.
Episode 504: A Burst of Jonesty
January 8, 2017
Today, we all learn where Jon goes when he's not on the show.
Episode 503: Is This Five O Three?
January 2, 2017
Why are they talking about Devil's Third?
Episode 502: Have You Heard the Gospel of Excitebots
December 17, 2016
Brothers and Sisters, the day of the nice sandwich is at hand!
Episode 501: Faint Praise
December 11, 2016
A listener's letter reveals a dark truth: We, you and I, are our own jailors in the prison that is Radio Free Nintendo.
Special: NWR Book Interview with Steven Rodriguez
December 7, 2016
Hear the full story of how trivia guru "WindyMan" went from answering a competitor's mailbag to becoming Nintendo World Report's leader during Wii launch mania and a prolonged website redesign.
Episode 500: Wouldn't It Be an Auditory Rash?
December 4, 2016
After 500 episodes, the WHO has finally traced the cause of the Internet's ninth-most pervasive malady.
Episode 499: Nintendo Hard Girls
November 27, 2016
When Nintendo 64 walks into a room, all of Super Famicom's friends leave.
NWR Chat Season 1, Episode 2: The Fire-Type Strikes Back
November 20, 2016
Jon's reign of terror continues as we talk Pokemon Sun/Moon, Excitebike 64, and more. You may want to wash your face afterwards.
NWR Chat Episode 1, Season 1: A New Hope
November 13, 2016
James does it right and leaves the country before the heir to his throne screws everything up.
Episode 498: The Travails of Nintendo of Canada Press Events
November 6, 2016
The only thing rushing to get stars in this joint are the Luigi cookies.
Episode 497: 8 Minifigure Heads in a Duffel Bag
October 30, 2016
LEGO Radio Free Nintendo the Video Game, coming 2019 to Switch.
Episode 496: Mighty Switch Facts!
October 20, 2016
We've finally seen the Nintendo Switch, so we finally get to Nintendo bitch. Strap yourself in...this is happening.
Episode 495: Introducing CladPrincess7
October 9, 2016
An alias is the most liberating thing. It frees you from your old sins, disassociates you from new ones, and lets you register for a Maestro card.
Episode 494: A Totally Satisfactory Podcast
October 2, 2016
If RFN came in a box, this is the box quote we'll have earned.
Episode 493: A Worthy Entry to Your Nintendo Pinball Collection
September 18, 2016
All games should be pinball games.
Episode 492: I Can Do a Lot of Things with One Hand
September 11, 2016
Unlike alternate Zelda titles, please don't email us examples.
Special: NWR Book Interview with Rob Stevens, a.k.a. Rick Powers
September 4, 2016
It's time to peel back the pseudonym and talk candidly with an essential leader of Planet GameCube.
Episode 491: Apocalypse Direct
September 1, 2016
The Four Horsemen themselves dissect the latest 3DS Nintendo Direct.
Episode 490: Puzzling in Progress
August 28, 2016
Why do we discount the value of puzzle games? That's a riddle, please answer it.
Episode 489: Mario Party 9-alism
August 21, 2016
Let's just remove any artifice here; everyone gets a million stars and none of it matters.
RFN Special: Calling Dr. Metts
August 14, 2016
While the cat's away, the doctor will…talk on a podcast, obviously.
Episode 488: I Need the Good Rocks, and I Don't Mean Geodude
August 6, 2016
I'm just a man, walking around, with a pipe but no rocks.
Episode 487: NX and the Little Capitalist That Could
July 31, 2016
We have the foremost coverage of the biggest Nintendo news this week, Level-5 Vision.
Episode 486: Rejecting Other Green Dinosaurs
July 24, 2016
Greg is not a man willing to negotiate on the purity of his Yoshi experience.
Episode 485: Pokémon Journalism
July 17, 2016
Is Pokémon Go causing Global Warming? Should you feel bad for enjoying the game narcoleptics can't? Will this headline get on the Google News front page? One can only hope.
Episode 484: Jon Lindemann's Tubtime PokéStop
July 10, 2016
Is that a Rayquaza in your bath or do I need to call my therapist?
Episode 483: Professionalism
July 3, 2016
As Season 5 approaches its first anniversary, we've redoubled our efforts to take the mantle of World's Most Important Nintendo Podcast seriously.
E3 2016 Away Team Podcast
June 29, 2016
The E3 team pulls up to talk about Nintendo's games at E3. So by that, we mean Zelda, Nintendo's game at E3.
Episode 482: The Legend of Zelda: Olivia Wilde
June 26, 2016
I thought Nintendo was above making licensed games.
Episode 481: E3 of the Wild
June 17, 2016
We recorded our E3 reactions in front of a live studio audience. How did the Breath of the Wild move us?
Episode 480: Measuring Kirby's Schwarzschild Radius
June 12, 2016
With an event horizon at 20 centimeters, Kirby's mass would have to be many times that of the Earth. But gravitational distortions don't get to ride a mech.
Special: NWR Book Interview with Max Lake
June 11, 2016
Things get real on the latest interview in this special podcast mini-series.
Episode 479: Extended Crab Leg Metaphor
June 5, 2016
I promise that this non-nonsensical title ties directly to Rondo of Blood.
Episode 478: The Word You're Looking for Is Abomination
May 29, 2016
This is not especially observant; it's always a word worth finding.
Episode 477: This Particular Breed of Funk
May 22, 2016
Funk Taxonomy is more than just my music crew.
Episode 476: Why Is This in Audio Form?
May 15, 2016
Ten years on, Radio Free Nintendo has never answered our very first listener question.
Episode 475: Super Dimensional Fortress Great Fox
May 8, 2016
It's a small wonder Great Fox doesn't transform into a robot, a tank, or some kind of robot-tank hybrid.
Episode 474: The Day the Music Was Abandoned
May 1, 2016
Nintendo's uninspiring financial briefing didn't deter half of team RFN from their responsibilities.
Episode 473: The Woody Allen Star Fox
April 24, 2016
Despite showing up in this title, Falco Lombardi's child with Mata Hari is only recognized as side-canon.
Episode 472: Epic Closet Octopus
April 17, 2016
We brought in an eShop developer to advise RFN as we launch our hot new banger.
Episode 471: Blatterhouse
April 10, 2016
Don't worry; my safe deposit box has climate control.
Episode 470: Identifying Your Daddy
April 3, 2016
Jon has found his soulmate, an impersonal robotic voice that repeats his every thought.
Special: NWR Book Interview with Justin Nation
March 31, 2016
Jonny is recording long-form interviews with staff members from the past 17 years of this website, and you can listen to them as a preview for his upcoming book. This one features N64 hot shot, website designer, and super-dad Justin Nation!
Episode 469: Sneaking into Danny Bivens' Room
March 27, 2016
I just want to see his diary!
Episode 468: Oops! All Memes
March 20, 2016
How do you judge the value of a man who lazily uses memes to make a joke about memes while they themselves are overusing a meme? Harshly.
Episode 467: Cake Boss
March 13, 2016
I'll just say it: the "Bravely" series is weird.
Special: NWR Book Interview with Michael Cole
March 9, 2016
Jonny is recording long-form interviews with staff members from the past 17 years of this website, and you can listen to them as a preview for his upcoming book. Check out the very first one, featuring super-veteran TYP!
Episode 466 Part 2: A Lot More than We Could Manage
March 6, 2016
The long awaited Xenoblade Chronicles X episode is finally here.
Episode 466 Part 1: A Well-Crafted Direct, Clearly Made by Professionals
March 3, 2016
Nobody can wait for Pocket Card Jockey or Radio Free Nintendo.
Episode 465: Pump Down the Jams
February 28, 2016
Finally, we have found the true reason Nintendo's "voice chat system" is not workable.
Episode 464: Viewtiful Jokes
February 21, 2016
More fun than a sack full of Soul Nuts.
Episode 463: Feel the Magic User
February 14, 2016
My boy Hector once axed 40 guys in a single day; do you really think he's going to be shy about me touching his face?
Episode 462: The Full Monty Punch
February 7, 2016
Getting hit by a dragon's spear is always a bad time.
Episode 461: A Unique Boutique Experience
January 31, 2016
All inventory will be accompanied with a unique boutique price.
Episode 460: Asleep at the RPG Switch
January 24, 2016
Nintendo of Europe wont even talk to you unless you're putting out a JRPG in February.
Episode 459: The Wii U Is a Bit Sad
January 17, 2016
It does a good job of keeping the emotions bottled up; but that's really not healthy.
Episode 458: Auguratio Ex Japonicum
January 10, 2016
The end leads back to the beginning. Predictions become beloved games, or comedic failures.
Episode 457: Define Winning to the Persistently Non-Competitive
December 20, 2015
Not everyone can be a winner; thankfully the host of the show gets to define all terms to his advantage
Episode 456: The Editor in the High Castle
December 13, 2015
Philip K. Dick didn't live to see the Game Gear, but if he did this would be his most harrowing alternate history
Episode 455: Winds of Thunder Round
November 29, 2015
Even the Lords of Thunder take off for the holidays.
Episode 454: Mobile Sidejob
November 22, 2015
This is a very serious conversation about "microtransactions."
Episode 453: Even the Podcast Leaked Early
November 14, 2015
I guess this makes Jon the show's Cloud Strife? I'm not comfortable with this analogy.
Episode 452: You Are a Jerk, Bollocks-Head
November 8, 2015
It turns out it's actually a butt; our mistake.
Episode 451: Just Add an H
November 1, 2015
Who would have thought finding a guest would be as easy as throwing around a letter.
Episode 450: Tone Down Your Exorcising
October 25, 2015
It's fine to be enthusiastic about your work, but stop shooting the walls.
Episode 449: Can't Outshine the Sun
October 18, 2015
There is a new king at Royal Tennis Academy. Long live the King!
Episode 448: Accurate Portrayals of Baboons in the Media
October 11, 2015
Don't believe Nintendo, baboons are horrifying.
Episode 447: Who Is Cobra Commander?
October 4, 2015
This isn't a rhetorical question; I need to know.
Episode 446: Black Hatred in Vague Human Shape
September 27, 2015
The Super Mario Maker circle is complete and we reveal the winner of our Mario Maker-inspired RetroActive poll.
Episode 445: I Made a Stage with Boos in It
September 20, 2015
I'm always looking to maximize the number of Yoshi kills my stages feature.
Episode 444: Toys-to-Afterlife
September 13, 2015
Disney may have Infinity, but Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer provides the truest look into the unlimited expanse of oblivion.
Episode 443: Autumn of Too Many Leaves
September 6, 2015
If Nintendo puts out some games we won't have to keep finding names for this.
Episode 442: You Got to Have a Fall Guy
August 30, 2015
Jon Lindemann's got to know we're going to get him out.
Episode 441: The Model of Efficency
August 23, 2015
The Thunder Round has gained some new Lords.
Episode 440: Indefatigable Podcast
August 16, 2015
Season 5's got a fresh new look, with the same great RFN taste.
Episode 439: Grapple Dem Tears
August 9, 2015
The sun may set in the west, but the hover tank rises in the east.
Episode 438: Spiritual Predecessor
August 2, 2015
Online games and news from Japan take the spotlight in this three-dude episode.
Episode 437: Yoshi the Harbinger
July 26, 2015
New Yoshi games don't always require his return, as far as he knows.
Episode 436: Federation Farce, RFN Edition
July 19, 2015
We can't talk about this subject anymore. *Similarities to other podcasts are purely "Coincidental"
Episode 435: Discovery of a Superb View
July 12, 2015
An expert guest helps us preview some new games and revisit some old ones, mostly from Japan.
Episode 434: Dr. Wario's Snake Oil
July 5, 2015
We're FINALLY back from E3 with fresh games and your Listener Mail (mostly about the show, of course).
E3 2015 Home Team Podcast: Monday - All the News That's Fit to Announce Early
June 15, 2015
James, J.P. and Donald knew with Smash Direct and the Nintendo World Championship there would be some pre-show news to talk about. Little did they know that the good ship E3 would spring so many leaks. We've got a quick catch-up for you.
Episode 433: Now E3 is Real
June 14, 2015
I am become Hype.
Episode 432: Tears of Joy/Rage
June 8, 2015
It's the least predictable time of the year, so there's no better time for our annual E3 Predictions!
Episode 431: NOT TAKE MIRROR!
June 1, 2015
The live event is over, but the recording is now one of our biggest episodes ever!
Episode 430: Dad Humor Overload
May 17, 2015
Crouching Squid, Rolling Thunder
Episode 429: Valkyrie Needs Bucket Badly
May 10, 2015
A first-time guest brings New (Leaf) Business, while we check out PuzzDra, HarmoKnight, Kerbals, and a lot of retro games. Plus: the debut of Silky MC, James's cure for your backlog, Gui's hope for Splatoon, and Kojima's future with Nintendo.
Episode 428: Ham-Fisted Villain O'Clock
May 3, 2015
RFN gets really real on the decline of Konami, Goldeneye 007 on Wii, and Geometry Wars. Plus: return of the Thunder Round!
Episode 427: In Defense of Lanky
April 26, 2015
Curtis joins the ruckus to talk about all the hottest topics of 2015: Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and Twilight Princess.
Episode 426: Connoisseur of Chaos
April 19, 2015
James is delighted by nearly everything on this episode, which features another infamous FPS and the return of the Listener Mail Lighting Round... or maybe it's better named the (Lords of) Thunder Round!
Episode 425: Korn Hits the Road
April 12, 2015
Gui plays a first-person shooter, on GameCube! Plus, your emails include the final Club Nintendo Elite rewards, Smash balloting, obscure rock band adventures, and Splatoon's voiceless online modes.
Episode 424: Don't Say Pumped
April 4, 2015
Ahh, there's too much to talk about! How did we cram it all in? With some help from Donald and our listeners' emails, as it turns out.
Episode 423: A Diaper Too Small
March 29, 2015
You are not prepared for the New Business about to go down. Plus: Elliot's Quest, Xeodrifter, NX launch games, living with a non-gamer, the mythical Nintendo phone, and haunting hanafuda music.
Episode 422: Alien Movement
March 22, 2015
Nintendo is going third-party -- on smart phones and tablets. We might have something to say about that.
Episode 421: Eat That Frog
March 15, 2015
So many Nintendo games! So much quasi-Metroid! So great Listener Mail! Such grammar!
Episode 420: Professor of Printed Pieces of Paper
March 8, 2015
We have a weird set of games for New Business, and then it's time to sling cards in RetroActive!
Episode 419: Lincoln Loggo
March 1, 2015
The foursome is back together with loads of cool games and a sprawling edition of Listener Mail!
Episode 418: By the Throat
February 22, 2015
Our friend Josh Hillyer helps induct the New 3DS XL into the RFN tradition of Things-We-Really-Like-But-Still-Complain-About.
Episode 417: Anything But Sonic
February 15, 2015
Our friend TYP drops in to helps us discuss lots of indie games, Pokemon, the D.I.C.E. awards, Virtual Handheld, and how to choose the right Smash Bros. character.