The Spiral Radio101 Podcast

Ravenwood Radio Episode 1 Encore Presentation

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Stephen and Christina talk all that's new in Wizard101, Pirate101, KingsIsle gaming and games beyond the Spiral!

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Stephen and Christina take a look at Wizard101 and Pirate101 as they wrap up 2016 before we get into our Top 5 games of 2016!

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Stephen and Christina dig into the Holidays in the Spiral! We've got the 12 days of the Spiral with great freebies and some fantastic deals from KI, as well as one of the coolest mounts ever to be released. Then we do an exclusive interview with Icywiz about the history of her Holiday House, and how someone might get started with their own!

Be sure to join us Wednesday, December 21 at 8:45pm Central on the Vampire Realm for our yearly holiday party!

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Stephen and Christina (finally?) return to visit the Wizard101 test realm of Mirage! Plenty of Arabian Nights-style adventure to be had in the new, soon-to-be-released Wizard101 world. We're also talking Blizzcon, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, and Crowfall outside of the Spiral, and possibly the coolest pack ever available right now in Pirate101. We've also got AN AWESOME contest right about the 32 minute mark, so BE SURE to check that out!

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Stephen and Christina take a hard look at the Wizard101 Test Realm, including the highly controversial Level 50 Boost Elixir! We cast a wistful (and very hopeful eye) at Pirate101, and a quick peek at video games and MMORPGs beyond the Spiral!

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With Christina away, John Lifeglen sits in! It's (almost) all Pokémon GO chatter today, with some news about Wizard101 releases and a (quick) plea to KI to keep the good Pirate101 content rolling!

Be sure to check out the contest and enter ASAP! Deadline is 12:01AM on July 20.

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Stephen and Christina look back at the huge Wizard101 graduation party and look forward to more action in Pirate101, future content in both KingsIsle games, and take a look at gaming beyond the Spiral.

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Spiral Radio101 - #58 - 'Vroom-Vroom-Putt-Putt-Putt'

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Spiral Radio101 - #57 - 'Can I have your game controller?'

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Christina is back and SR101 is recording live! Today we talk all about the Wizard101 update as well as patches and DLC outside of the Spiral, as well as a look at updates past to Pirate101. All that and Ditto begins his adventures in Khrysalis!

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With Christina out of town, Stephen, Jeff, and John take over the podcasting airwaves for Wizard101 news, lots of chatter about gaming outside of the Spiral.

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Stephen and Christina dig up the latest on news and opinion from Wizard101 and Pirate101 before the release of The Friendly Necromancer's new hit 'Y U So Mean?'! All that and contest results, a new contest, and Ditto's Adventures in Take-Out food!

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In this episode of Spiral Radio101, Stephen and Christina touch on the Wizard101 and Pirate101 news of the day before getting into the Games of the Year from the SR101 cast and crew. We've got 'Remember-That-Time-When' and a brand new contest - enjoy the show!

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In this episode, Christina and Stephen return from a long November break! We go back over the high notes of November in Wizard101 and Pirate101: Polaris, the Explorer's Bundle, Extra Life, and take a peek at the holidays in the Spiral. We also examine the world outside of KI with a discussion on Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, DC Universe Online, and Elite Dangerous.

We wrap things up with a new contest! Enjoy the show!

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Apologies for the lateness on this episode, everyone! Stephen and Christina are back at it, discussing the world of video gaming in Wizard101, Pirate101, and beyond the KI Spiral.

Recorded October 22, 2015

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Stephen and Christina take a look at Halloween in Wizard101 and Pirate101, and welcome the forthcoming world of Ski-doo! (Which everyone else calls Polaris). Outside the Spiral it's DLC in Elder Scrolls Online and Rocket League with BIG game updates rolling out for SW:tOR and Wildstar. Stories from 'Remember That Time When', contest results and a new contest right before the Daring Adventures of Ditto in Avalon!

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Stephen and Christina take a look at Polaris teasing in Wizard101 and the new fall releases in both Wizard and Pirate101. We also bat around Pokemon Go, Skyforge, and the new Minecraft Story game!

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Stephen and Christina break down the latest news in Wizard101, Pirate101, and video games beyond the Spiral.

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SR101 Staff member John Lifeglen sits in for Chris with a smattering of Wizard101 bundle news and a brief recap of what's what with the Pirate101 update. The Diggy-Diggy-Hole report talks about Minecraft 1.9, and we talk expansion/DLC news with Rocket League and Sims 4.

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This week Stephen and Christina talk hybrid pets in Wizard101, and how you might hatch yourself a dragonfly. We spend a little time talking about the greatness of Pysonix's Rocket League, as well as the...uniqueness of Telltale's Minecraft: The Story, and wrap up with a performance of John Lifeglen's 'Thoughts on Skyforge'. Then it's on the the main event! The Pirate101 Test Realm! Ranked PvP, Nautical Gauntlets, New Trainers, New Abilities - it's pirate time!

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Recorded dead on July 15 with no studio audience, Stephen and Christina talk about the Ultra Summer update to Wizard101, gaming beyond the Spiral, and FINALLY a very REAL hint that something is right around the corner in Pirate101.

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Christina and Steve talk bundles and packs in Wizard101, as well as news around the rest of the video game world like Fallout 4, Sims 4, the Steam sale, and that evil game Stephen is playing about stealing cars. The hosts answer some questions and give away prizes from our last episode's contest!

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Stephen and Christina discuss the two Wizard101 bundles in the news, the Evergreen Bundle and the Aztecan Builders Bundle, and Gamestop's bungling with both of them! Stephen discusses two possible substitutes for scratching that sailing itch between Pirate101 content, and Chris shares a firsthand account of how awesome our community really is.

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Stephen is joined by SR101 staff member Jeff, and the lads dig deep to find what tidbits of news there are in Wizard101 and Pirate101 as May rolls in. We take a look at gaming beyond the Spiral and examine the top 10 games on YouTube.

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Stephen and Christina return from Wizard World Las Vegas to talk news and updates in Wizard101 and Pirate101 including some new giveaways! John Lifeglen sounds off on Skyforge, Christina and Stephen bat around Star Wars: the Old Republic, and Ditto Returns...again?

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Stephen and Christina take a look at the latest palooza, Mount-A-Palooza in Wizard101 and Pirate101 before going on to examine the gaming world outside of the Spiral. Don't forget about Fansite Festival this weekend - check for details.

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Stephen and Christina take a look at the Wizard101 test realm! Lava fish and jewel sockets and team-up kiosks and more! Then it's a look at pillow fighting in Pirate101, a quick peek outside the Spiral with a surprise announcement!

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Stephen and Christina take a quick peek at St. Patrick's day in Wizard101 and Pirate101 before casting an eye at video gaming and MMORPGs beyond the Spiral.

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Christina records solo. It's like a train wreck for the can't stop listening. Luckily there's an episode of Doctor Ditto at the end.

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Stephen and Christina theorycraft and predict in Wizard101 and Pirate101, as well as report on news in video games beyond the Spiral on this episode of Spiral Radio101.

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In this episode, Stephen and Christina dig into the latest Wizard101 and Pirate101 news including the return of the Winterbane Bundle, Pack-a-Palooza, and the Pirate101 PillowFight! Outside the Spiral we take a look at MMORPGs and other games like Guild Wars 2, Borderlands, The Sims, and Torchlight 2.

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Stephen and Christina cover the big news in Wizard101 - member benefits and bundles for sale at, as well as Pirate101 bundles for sale at!

There's plenty of news from Beyond the Spiral as well in Crowfall, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Sims 4, World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and Guild Wars 2!

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Stephen and Christina break down SR101's year in Wizard101, Pirate101, and gaming outside the Spiral, as well as put in their wishes for KingsIsle's year to come. We talk about J. Todd Coleman's new project, Shadowbane, release a new, PODCAST LISTENER ONLY contest, and announce a new member to the Spiral Radio101 family!

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Stephen and Christina talk holiday news from the Wizard101 and Pirate101 Spiral and into the world of extra-Spiral video games! We've got info on the Steam sale and just how you can not break the bank during one of Steam's infamous blowouts. All that and holiday'ing in the Spiral and the Skyways on Spiral Radio101!

We won't (or rather didn't) have a show on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, but will be recording a studio show shortly after the new year.

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Spiral Radio101 LIVE Episode 24


This is an exciting episode. Many changes to Wizard101 went live ealier in the day, and the Pirate101 Test Realm opened an hour or so before we went on the air. We also talk about the poorly-executed launch of the latest expansion of World of Warcraft, and Christina reminds everyone why KingsIsle is awesome and Blizzard is lame.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ditto from joins Stephen to talk all about the Test Realm in Wizard101! News from beyond the Spiral checks out World of Warcraft, DC Universe Online, and Warmachine.


We've also got a brand new contest with some crowns and Pirate101 swag to give away!

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Spiral Radio101 LIVE Episode 22

Spiral Radio101 LIVE Episode 22

Halloween in The Spiral


In this episode, an exceptionally sleepy Christina and much put-upon Stephen discuss the Halloween activities in Wizard101 and Pirate101, as well as the B.O.X.E.S event in Wizard101. Christina is excited for the release of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth and Stephen talks about the most recent updates to WoW and gives a bit of intel on Trion's Archeage. They announced the winners of the most recent contest (what is the scariest pet in The Spiral?), read listener emails, and answer questions from the chat room. Both Stephen and Christina are readying to game it up in the Extra Life for Kids event. Thanks for listening! 

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Spiral Radio101 LIVE! Episode 21

Spiral Radio101 LIVE! Episode 21

Stephen and Christina discuss the Doctor Who themed "B.O.X.E.S." event in Wizard101, Christina's recent Pirate101 bender, and lots of other fun stuff in the world of MMOs

Special note: Mercs for Hire, an official Wizard101 fansite, has organized an event to farm the B.O.X.E.S. on Sunday, September 12th. Please click this link to find out the details. Time is running out!

This episode's topics: Pirate101, Wizard101, Doctor Who, Firefall, DCUO, Robocraft, Extra Life Fundraiser, Children's Miracle Network.

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Spiral Radio101 LIVE Episode 20

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In this episode we discuss Wizard101, Pirate101, Firefall, Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft, Sims 4, and the Spiral Radio101 Goodreads book group. We also annouce annouce contest winners for Arrrgust and our Wizard101 fishing contest. Thanks for listening!

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Stephen and Christina break down the Pirate101 test realm, talk over arcane angling in Wizard101, and explore the world of gaming Beyond the Spiral including Minecraft, DC Universe Online, Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online, the forthcoming Firefly MMO, and Firefall! We've got two contests going at, so check them out!

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Stephen and Christina tackle (get it?) magic fishing as it goes live and chat on the brand new Spiral Cup Bundle. All the Wizard101 and Pirate101 news and views you could stand, as well as a look at gaming beyond the Spiral.

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In Episode 16 Stephen and Christina break down Fishing in Wizard101 and just how Magic Angling is going to affect your Wizard in the MMORPG. We also talk over the Steam Sale, a few other MMORPGs, answer some questions, give out some prizes and kick open a brand new contest!

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With a lack of Wizard101 and Pirate101 news, Stephen and Christina chat about E3, the Steam sale, memories of the Spiral, and World Cup 2014! We've got a brand new contest giving away pets and houses - hope you enjoy the show!


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Pirate101 News! Wizard101 News! All this and a great interview with Paige Moonshade on the new Arcane Builders Bundle!

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Stephen and Christina tackle the news (what there is of it, at least) for Pirate101, Wizard101, KingsIsle Entertainment, and gaming beyond the Spiral!

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On this episode of Spiral Radio101, Corwin Mythcrafter joins Stephen to answer listener questsions about the finer points of Wizard101!

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Episode 11, 'The Bean Addcition', delves deep into the test realms of Pirate101 AND Wizard101! We've got all kinds of cool stuff coming up from KingsIsle AND a brand new episode of Spiral Wars from Ditto!

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A certain orange-furred monster sits in for Christina and we dig in for all the new changes coming up in Pirate101 and other news in KingsIsle space and beyond.

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It's the long awaited episode 9! All the news that's fit to talk about in Wizard101, Pirate101, and beyond the Spiral!

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A slightly late delivery of the premiere Wizard101, Pirate101, and General Family-Friendly(ish) gaming podcast around! We hope you enjoy the show and be sure to enter our contest!

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