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Civ Cast was a weekly Civilization-themed podcast by Kyle Dempster Studios. The first episode was published on September 17, 2016 and the show ran until June 2018. The podcast was hosted by Kyle Dempster, Dan MacDonald, and Wouter. The show focused entirely on Civilization VI and received a total of 63 episodes.

How to listen[edit | edit source]

The podcast is available in a few different services, listed below. Note that new episodes may appear to different services in somewhat different times, so if you cannot see it in, say, Google Play yet, check out Stitcher instead, etc.

Civ Cast is also on Twitter and Reddit.

Civ Cast Challenge[edit | edit source]

Monthly Civilization VI challenges[edit | edit source]

Each month, the the Civ Cast hosts put together the Civ Cast Challenge for listeners to compete in. The challenge runs from the first weekend of the month to the last weekend. Previous challenges can be found on the Civ Cast subReddit.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Date Title Length Description
1 Sep 17, 2016 Welcome 53:50
  • 02:25: Kyle and Mike introduce themselves. Kyle describes himself as a casual player with some 500 hours of Civ5, whereas Mike says he's more of a "min-maxer" with some 1300 hours of Civ5.
  • 05:45: Breakdown of the newest published civs: Kongo, Norway and Greece
  • 07:25: Mike and Kyle reveal the civs they are the most excited about. Mike picks China and Aztecs (after his compulsory first game as America), Kyle's first choice will be England
  • 09:35: City-states briefly discussed
  • 11:45: Religion and the religion video are discussed
  • 14:00: Kyle and Mike select their dark horse (possibly unexpectedly good) and "light horse" (underwhelming) civs. Kyle's dark horse is Germany and his light horse is the Scythian civ. Mike's underwhelming light horse is Norway and his dark horse is India.
  • 22:10: Lengthy discussion about the map, Districts, and Tile improvements, as well as how information is displayed in Civ6 vs. in Civ5, where lots of data was "hidden" in sub-menus of sub-menus.
  • 35:55: City-states and Envoys discussed again in the context of bonuses they provide to Districts and your civilization
  • 42:15: Discussion about specialized cities and tile adjacency bonuses to Districts
  • 46:40: Final thoughts and closing notes
2 Sep 25, 2016 Let's talk Rome 45:15
  • 03:35: Minimum system requirements discussed
  • 05:15: Rome discussed
  • 06:35: Tech tree and Civics tree
  • 12:15: Rome again
  • 23:50: War
  • 34:55: Housing and amenities
  • 38:00: Modding
3 Oct 1, 2016 When in doubt, drop a nuke 45:33
  • 02:45 Sumeria discussed. Neither Kyle nor Mike is too impressed with it, but they remark it might be a good civ in multiplayer, continuing the discussion around the theme of multiplayer and joint war.
  • 11:35: Arabia is discussed: Kyle is not big on Religion so he's not excited about it at all, while Mike thinks Arabia is awesome and pitches it to Kyle.
  • 17:15: Game of "pitch this civ": Mike throws Germany to Kyle and asks him to pitch the civ in one minute as if it was the best civ ever. Kyle then asks Mike to pitch Norway.
  • 24:45: Arumba's Let's Play Civilization VI Rome videos discussed.
  • 29:00: Nukes and IGN's nuke video discussed.
4 Oct 8, 2016 Let's play a game 50:05
5 Oct 15, 2016 Greece has multiplied 53:00
  • 02:00: Gorgo and the concept of multiple leaders discussed
  • 09:00: Discussion: will you select random civs into your first game, or will you pick your enemies?
  • 12:40: Firaxis Civ6 AI Battle Royale (Oct. 19 on Twitch) discussed
  • 17:25: Listener feedback is read, and Kyle and Mike reveal their Steam handles: kyledempster7 and Themariners10 respectively
  • 22:05: Kyle and Mike discuss their hours in game and how many years they've actually been playing Civ
  • 26:20: Christopher Tin and the new theme song, and the music in general, discussed
  • 33:05: Self reflection: Civ Cast and podcasting in general are discussed
  • 35:00: What is the one thing that you are most excited about in Civ6? Kyle picks the Civics tree, Mike picks the government system.
  • 38:45: Mike says he despises the new movement system, Kyle does not judge it yet. Movement and city combat discussed.
6 Oct 22, 2016 The British are coming 33 min
7 Oct 30, 2016 Drinking with Peter 55 min
8 Nov 6, 2016 Pin that Map! 60 min
9 Nov 13, 2016 Don't nuke my border 59 min
10 Nov 20, 2016 Let there be patch notes! 70 min
11 Nov 27, 2016 Let's Reddit 63 min
12 Dec 3, 2016 Min/Maxing with Innocentius69 62 min
13 Dec 11, 2016 German Industrial Tea Complex 69 min
14 Dec 18, 2016 I pronounce it Ngao Mbeba 58 min
Dec 13, 2016 Dan's Historical Extra: Philip II 31 min
15 Dec 24, 2016 “Home is where the heart is” - Montezuma 71 min
16 Jan 1, 2017 Brick, Mortar and People 59 min
17 Jan 8, 2017 Moving Cities! 76 min
18 Jan 15, 2017 The show must go on 59 min
19 Jan 29, 2017 Take a walk 58 min
20 Feb 5, 2017 Power to the kakistocracy! 65 min
21 Feb 12, 2017 Corporate Happy Meals 50 min
22 Feb 19, 2017 Free Market Communism 56 min
23 Feb 26, 2017 DIGGAH (Australian Summer Recap) 58 min
24 Mar 5, 2017 Don't touch my envoy! 62 min
25 Mar 12, 2017 Trade Agreements with England 60 min
26 Mar 19, 2017 A Civilization Education 58 min
27 Mar 26, 2017 Killer of Cyrus 71 min
28 Apr 2, 2017 Apa-BORING 61 min
29 Apr 9, 2017 Gandhi Nukes All 56 min
30 Apr 23, 2017 That's one sick Dutchman! 59 min
31 Apr 30, 2017 Stroopwafels, stroopwafels for everyone! 52 min
32 May 7, 2017 Digital bang for your digital buck! 60 min
33 May 14, 2017 Catherine, greatest mother of all? 60 min
34 May 21, 2017 You want lists, we've got lists! 54 min
35 May 28, 2017 We'll Do It Live! 59 min
36 Jun 4, 2017 Everyone is a unique unit 53 min
37 Jun 11, 2017 When Dan is away... 67 min
38 Jun 18, 2017 Y n0 n3w leaderz? 59 min
39 Jun 25, 2017 Let's Talk Civ 5! 63 min
40 Jul 2, 2017 Let's talk Civ 5! Part 2 60 min
41 Jul 9, 2017 Send me all your trade routes! 58 min
42 Jul 16, 2017 Let's Talk Combat 64 min
43 Jul 30, 2017 Nubia & Patch Notes have arrived 62 min
44 Aug 6, 2017 Unleash the Navy! 56 min
44.5 Aug 13, 2017 A very solo Civ Cast 14 min
45 Aug 20, 2017 Nubia & Patch Thus Far... 62 min
46 Aug 27, 2017 But what district do I place? 66 min
47 Sep 3, 2017 It belongs in a museum! 59 min
48 Sep 17, 2017 Trade Routes and What's to Come! 59 min
49 Sep 24, 2017 Tutorial taught you what?! 63 min
50 Oct 8, 2017 Which wonder is right for you? 50 min
51 Oct 22, 2017 Fall 2017 Patch Notes pt 1 62 min
52 Jan 28, 2018 The Return 44 min
53 Feb 3, 2018 Alliances and Emergencies 54 min
54 Feb 10, 2018 New leaders! 57 min
55 Feb 17, 2018 Patch Notes 59 min
56 Feb 24, 2018 Golden Ages 54 min
Mar 4, 2018 Feb Civ Cast Challenge Recap 20 min
57 Apr 18, 2018 Rise and Rise 59 min
58 Apr 26, 2018 GG Nub(ia) 61 min
59 May 3, 2018 Holy Righteous King Wouter 60 min
60 May 11, 2018 You Can Ngao Your Own Way 56 min
61 May 16, 2018 Making Domination Helle-easy 65 min
62 May 25, 2018 Shaka It Off 60 min
63 June 17, 2018 A Rough Ride 67 min
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