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Daft Monks

61 EpisodesProduced by Nat1 PresentsWebsite

One half variety show, one half roleplaying campaign, Daft Monks is a modern pop culture podcast for gamers and sadists alike. Join us every other Friday for funny anecdotes, useless trivia, and the latest installment of our real play Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Formerly known as Nat1 Presents: … read more

61 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Roleplay For One | The Delivery

December 5th, 2020


In this Call of Cthulhu TTRPG set for one player, the Nat1 guys find themselves delivering a package. A simple task that takes a turn for the worse …

D&D Deathmatch | Trevor Belmont Vs Van Helsing

December 10th, 2020


Who would win in a fight, Trevor Belmont or Van Helsing? This episode of Nat1 presents brings you back to the deathmatch arena, where two …

PTSD&D | Keeping Up With The Kool-Aid Man

December 13th, 2020


The doctor is in! Join the Nates this week as they roleplay some of the lesser-known characters from your most beloved series. They may come from …

Roleplay Rapids | The Siren Of Stoma Island

December 14th, 2020


The Nate's hop into more bizarre, unscripted roleplay scenarios, including The Siren of Stoma Island, The Queen and I, and Easy Intern. Enjoy the …

I Call Shenanigans | How Dare You

January 1st, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nate's call shenanigans on various topics in movies and television, and even tackle the hard questions like the Oxford Comma. Enjoy the show? Consider becoming a Patron for as …

D&D Deathmatch | Beastmaster Vs Ring Master

January 5th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates return to the Deathmatch arena to pit two unlikely masters together: Beastmaster versus.... ringmaster? Find out who has the better animal handling score, and what Corporation …

Roleplay Rapids | The Miranda-Lorian

January 12th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates dive into more random roleplay bits. We check in on Trevor Belmont and Van Helsing. A Mandalorian warrior …

Class Closeup | When and How to Play a Druid

January 19th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates break down how to play a Druid in D&D 5E. We'll discuss the various subclasses, the core stats, interesting backstories and angles, and what else we'd like to see of the …

PTSD&D | Ms. Frizzle's Fieldtrips

January 26th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates are back at therapy with some new bits. This week: a student who is concerned about Ms. Frizzle's field trips; a goblin who is fed up with being beaten up for experience by …

Roleplay for One | The Discovery

February 2nd, 2021


Mentioned in this episode: Business RPG, a pod where the host interviews nerdy entrepreneurs.

The Nates are back with a new installment of Roleplay …

I Call Shenanigans | Viking Funeral

February 9th, 2021


In this episode of I Call Shenanigans, Nate is joined by a special guest host, Steph. They explore the mystery of missing arcades, the demise of cable television, one-on-one combat in movies, and more, including Nate's …

Nate Versus Nate | Who's the Bigger Nerd

February 16th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, the Nates attempt to determine who the bigger nerd is by pitting their nerdiest achievements against each other. Nate shares childhood memories, cosplays, and video game …

Closeup | Dungeon Master Do's and Don'ts

February 23rd, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, Nate is joined by special guest Chris to discuss memorable moments from their experiences as Dungeon Masters. Join us to learn how to deal with challenging players, how to …

Roleplay for One | The Terror Exhibit

March 2nd, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, we return to Call of Cthulhu for another one-shot adventure surrounding "the box." Rusty Grimes, a retiring …

PTSD&D | Linka to the Past

March 9th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates return to the PTSD&D office for more outrageous improv therapy. A spaceman from Among Us experiences trust issues; Wheeler from the planeteers has a breakthrough; and a …

All Things | 25 Years of Pokémon

March 16th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, Nate takes a quick reprieve from Nate's crazy antics and is joined by recurring contributor Chris to talk about the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. We talk about the various games, anime, …

D Hunters | Dracula Castle Crashers

March 23rd, 2021


Mentioned in this episode: One Shot Dungeons, an ongoing D&D campaign that incorporates alcohol and various guests each week.

In this brand new …

D&D Deathmatch | Sub-Zero vs Kung... Lou?

April 6th, 2021


Mentioned in this episode: The Jock and Nerd Podcast, a pod for comic book and superhero TV and movie news and more, and The Wrong Heroes, an ongoing …

All Things | Justice League

April 13th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, Nate and Chris give a detailed review of Zack Snyder's rerelease cut of Justice League. We also talk about the animated and cinematic history of the Justice League and …

All Things | Collectors Edition

April 20th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, special guest Steph returns to school Nate on the current state of Pokémon card collecting, and …

Roleplay for One | The Freakshow

April 27th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates return from the dead for some more Roleplay for One and the mystery of the box. Detective Ezra arrives …

D Hunters | No Way Nosferatu

May 4th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, Belmont and Van Helsing flee Transylvania after the incident at Dracula's castle (the one where they pushed him …

Class Closeup | How and When to Play a Ranger

May 11th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates and Chris discuss the unloved Ranger class. We talk about disadvantages, subclasses, and ways we think …

PTSD&D | Mortal Korporate

May 18th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, we learn about the challenges of being the head of PR for a tournament where contestants regularly die gruesome …

Roleplay for One | The Retirement

May 25th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates and Chris return to the world of Roleplay for One and Call of Cthulhu with some new and old faces. Rusty, …

Nate Versus Nate | Mortal Kombat Trivia

June 1st, 2021


The Nat1 Presents hosts are back with a new Nate Versus Nate episode. This week's challenge? Mortal Kombat trivia. Join the Nates as they try to stump each other with obscure Mortal Kombat facts and misconceptions. Nate …

Nate Versus Nate | '80s Movie Pitches

June 8th, 2021


On this episode of Nate Versus Nate, the hosts face off once again to see who can pitch a bizarro '80s movie premise and stump the other on the title. We talk horrible parents, truckers, tournaments, dancing, and even …

All Things | Highlander

June 15th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, the Nates continue on their '80s nostalgia high and break down their modern take on the first Highlander film. Filled with epic tracks and not-so-epic fight choreographies, the Nates …

All Things | E3 2021

June 22nd, 2021


The hosts of Nat1 Presents are back with Chris as they discuss a recap of the 2021 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). We talk about games we're excited about, huge flops, and even not-so-heart-warming stories from our …

Whatcha Playin | Sea of Thieves, Stranger of Paradise and More

June 29th, 2021


In this segment titled "Whatcha Playin", Chris joins Nate to discuss the games and trailers we've been following post-E3. We discuss the joy of chaos …

Whatcha Watchin | The Wretched, The Soul Collector and The Tree House

July 6th, 2021


On this episode of Whatcha Watchin, our expert horror enthusiast Nate gives his top four all-time worst horror movie endings.  We also talk about his family vacation and throw in an all-time favorite horror movie as …

PTSD&D | Arkham Asylum

July 13th, 2021


In this episode of PTSD&D, Batman is called in as a subject matter expert to discuss some of the patients at Arkham Asylum, where he offers bizarrely unique insights for various patients including Bane, Poison Ivy, …

Roleplay for One | The Cabin

July 20th, 2021


In this climactic conclusion to the Rusty arc of Roleplay for One, Rusty, Harry and Bruce take a relaxing excursion to a cabin by a lake to teach …

Nate Versus Nate | '90s Movie Pitches

July 22nd, 2021


In this episode of Nate Versus Nate, the hosts and Chris go head to head trying to stump each other with '90s movie premises. We mourn the loss of …

All Things | Final Fantasy

August 3rd, 2021


In this episode of All Things, Nate and Chris talk Tokyo Olympics, the Blizzard Activision lawsuit, and all things Final Fantasy. We cover the Pixel Remasters, our favorite entries in the series and more. Meanwhile, …

Nate Nominations | Modern Olympic Games

August 10th, 2021


On this episode of Nat1 Presents, our hosts nomi-nate (pun intended) what the next generation of Olympic games should look like. Platinum medals? …

Roleplay for One | The Heist

August 17th, 2021


In this episode of Roleplay for One, the Nates pull off a 1920s heist at the Arkham City National bank. Nate assembles a crew of oddballs and …

Super Natural | SK Pierce House & The Mizpah Hotel

August 24th, 2021


In this new episode format of Nat1 Presents, we talk supernatural with none other than Nate's mom! We discuss the SK Pierce House, the Mizpah Hotel, the Clown Motel, and so much more. We talk about what Nate is afraid …

All Things | Board Games & Game Night

August 31st, 2021


In this episode of All Things, the Nates talk board games and buying a vehicle. We cover the gambit, from household staples like Monopoly and Risk to …

All Things | Childhood Toys & Collectibles

September 13th, 2021


In this episode of All Things, the Nates break down their favorite childhood toys, from action figures and Tamagotchis to Nerf guns and more. Enjoy …

Best of the Rest | Robot Jox & Favorite Movies

September 14th, 2021


In this episode of Best of the Rest, the Nates talk about their movies, including Robot Jox, The Lighthouse, Big Trouble in Little China, and more. …

Roleplay for One | The Phantom Train (Part 1)

October 5th, 2021


In this episode of Roleplay for One, a free-spirited vagabond gets wind of a child's mysterious death by some abandoned tracks. The amethyst-wearing …

Roleplay for One | The Phantom Train (Part 2)

October 12th, 2021


In the second part of this episode of Roleplay for One, Gru boards a mysterious train and is gifted an enchanted skeleton key that seemingly allows …

PTSD&D | Wayne Manor Menagerie

October 19th, 2021


In this episode of PTSD&D, Bruce Wayne tries to do something nice for Robin by holding a special intervention dinner party, while Bane and …

Nate Versus Nate | Who's Spookier

October 26th, 2021


In this episode of Nate Versus Nate, a new challenger enters the fray. The powerful entity known only as "Chris' girlfriend" arrives to lay claim to …

D Hunters | Shroom & Doom

November 2nd, 2021


On this episode of D Hunters, the Nat1 crew checks in on their favorite ineffectual monster hunters. While camping outside a small village festival, Van Helsing ingests one too many toxic shrooms and runs off in a …

I Call Shenanigans | Green Energy

November 9th, 2021


On this episode of I Call Shenanigans, Nate has some strong feelings about renewable energy. We talk about our gripes from this year's Halloween season, and we drop some hints about Season 2. Enjoy the show? Become a …

Roleplay for One | The Investigative Journalist

November 16th, 2021


In this episode of Roleplay for One, an investigative journalist brings a surprisingly intuitive dancer on a date to an art gallery where they …

PTSD&D | Way to Go, Wheeler

November 23rd, 2021


In this episode of PTSD&D, the Nates revisit the Captain Planet universe to the moment where the Planeteers formally share their complaints about Wheeler's environmentally-unfriendly behavior. Like the show? Become …

Nate Versus Nate | Top Holiday Gifts by Year

November 30th, 2021


On this episode of Nate Versus Nate, the hosts read off clues for Nate to guess the top-grossing holiday gift from each year of the 80s and 90s. The …

Roleplay for One | The Island

December 7th, 2021


On this episode of Roleplay for One, a private investigator discovers a strange shack in the middle of Lake Arkham. Nate theorizes that robots are on …

Nate Versus Nate | Horrible Holiday Movie Pitches

December 14th, 2021


On this episode of Nate Versus Nate, the hosts try to stump each other once more with another round of movie pitches. Befitting of the season, the …

Class Closeup | How to Play a Bard in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

December 21st, 2021


On this episode of Class Closeup, the hosts take a look at one of the most popular classes in Dungeons and Dragons: the sex-laden Bard. We talk about …

D Hunters | Speed Dating

December 28th, 2021


On this episode of D Hunters, Van Helsing tries his hand at speed dating after an unfortunate accident befalls a village's entire population of …

PTSD&D | Breaking Dad

December 29th, 2021


In this episode of Nat1 Presents, Batman is introduced to his son, a member of the League of Shadows, and thwarts Mr. Freeze and his unruly electric …

Season 2 Trailer | Introducing the Daft Monks

January 21st, 2022


Daft Monks makes RPG games and discussions accessible to audiences who are not familiar with the rules of Dungeons and Dragons or the nuances …

S2E01 | A Fate Worse Than McDeath

January 28th, 2022


On the season 2 premiere of Daft Monks, the Nates are back, remotely, with updates about their new year.

Intro & Activity | Nate readies a move, …

S2E02 | Leave It to Beaverlon

February 11th, 2022


On this episode of Daft Monks, Nate talks about the gift that keeps giving. We give Wordle a once-over, review Vox Machina on Amazon Prime, and the Daft Monks take a trip down cannibal lane.

Intro & Activity | Nate …

S2E03 | Nun Other Than Sister Brother

February 25th, 2022


On this episode of Daft Monks, the Nates talk about the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the return of Futurama to Hulu, the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons

S2E04 | Juan Life Gives You Moon Titties

March 4th, 2022


On this episode of Daft Monks, the Nates talk bowling, Debra Ann Wolf's upcoming Twitch D&D  show, and more. The Daft Monks awaken to a murder …

RECAP | Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

March 17th, 2022


On this special episode of Daft Monks, the Nates take a break from the campaign to recap their experience at the 2022 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention in Tucson, Arizona.

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