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Sidequesting

28 EpisodesProduced by Tal MinearWebsite

Sidequesting is a fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot. It follows Rion, an adventurer who’s willing to help just about anyone out - as long as they’re not being asked to deal with the scary wizard everyone keeps talking about.

28 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Introducing: The Ordinary Epic

August 1st, 2021

21:55

I want to share an episode of a show I think you might like - The Ordinary Epic! This episode is titled The Group. Transcript: https://www.theordinaryepic.com/transcript-for-the…

Introducing: Windfall

July 18th, 2021

25:15

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes adult language and depictions of physical violence.

I want to share an episode of a show I think you might …

Introducing: Forgive Me!

May 16th, 2021

23:59

I want to share an episode of a show I think you might like - Forgive Me! This episode is titled The Simple Joy Of It. The transcript can be found here.

Here's a little bit about the show: Father Ben left his …

2.10: Orion's Nebula

January 24th, 2021

Rion goes on an adventure of celestial proportions.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear (they/them). Neil was voiced by Samy Souissi (he/him), Phoenix …

2.9: The Next Best Thing

December 27th, 2020

22:38

Rion tries to figure out the best way to stop deer from ruining a town's garden.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Wizard Seeking Wizard is a podcast for wizards looking for relationships. This show is …

2.8: Sidekick for a Day

November 22nd, 2020

23:57

Rion helps a friend with some very heroic quests (like fixing a door and returning a library book).

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Hit The Bricks is a musical radio play about the land of Oz. Find …

Strangers In Strange Places

October 17th, 2020

2:48

I don't have a full episode for you this month! It's coming next month! Here's something to tide you over in the meantime. This episode is a 5 part …

2.7: Trial By Fire

September 11th, 2020

14:17

Rion and Castor meet a mysterious stranger. Content Warning: Fire.

This episode is a crossover with Inn Between! It gets a little bit more tense than Sidequesting episodes usually go, but I promise everything will be …

2.6: Into The Cavern

August 30th, 2020

16:54

Staying the night in a cave, Rion finds an unexpected companion.

Because this episode takes place in a cave, it has more echo than normal. The transcript can be found here.

Diary of a Space Archivist is a sci-fi comedy …

2.5: Equivalent Exchange

July 19th, 2020

20:09

Rion makes a trade. The transcript for this episode can be found here.

The Beacon is a fantasy audio drama about magic powers, giant monsters, and the importance of friendship. Find out more about the show here and …

2.4: What Goes Around Comes Around

June 28th, 2020

17:17

Rion helps a friend run an errand, but they both get a little carried away visiting the neighborhood.

Because this episode takes place on a rainy day, it has more background noise than usual. The transcript for this …

2.3: Shining Armor

May 10th, 2020

15:49

Rion meets a knight on a quest of his own.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

The voice of Sir Blaise was Sawyer Green (he/him), and the voice of Leah was Ali Cataltepe (she/her). The unicorn was voiced …

2.2: Building Bridges

April 26th, 2020

13:31

While escorting a merchant, Rion runs into some trouble crossing a river.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Cam was voiced by Beth Crane (she/her). Argyle was voiced by Eddy Yeung (he/him). The voice …

An Update and a Distraction

March 16th, 2020

3:30

An update about episode 12 (it'll be late), and a distraction from our current situation.

Transcript:

Hey all. It’s Tal. Things are pretty rough right now. Episode 12 is going to be postponed for an extra few weeks, so …

2.1: Honor Among Thieves

March 14th, 2020

19:27

Welcome to the first episode of season two! In this one, Rion gets a crash course in heisting.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

1.10: NPC

February 2nd, 2020

21:40

What has Rion gotten themself into?

The transcript for this episode can be found here. This episode is our SEASON ONE FINALE! We're taking a little break to fund raise for season 2, but episode 11 will be here on March …

1.9: You Didn't See Anything

January 19th, 2020

18:44

A terrified town asks Rion for help, but there's more to their situation than meets the eye.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. The voice of Eli was …

Theme Music Bonus

January 5th, 2020

5:02

This bonus episode is the full version of the song I've picked as the Sidequesting theme music! You hear it at the beginning and end of each episode. …

1.8: Ghost Story

December 22nd, 2019

15:22

A night of stargazing becomes something more when Rion meets a ghost.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Scarlet was voiced by Ace Corsaira (she/her) and Thea was voiced by Amani (she/her). The voice …

1.7: Cupid's Aro

December 8th, 2019

17:19

Rion catches up with an old friend, and they both learn something new about each other.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Sam was …

1.6: Starshade

November 24th, 2019

14:57

Rion receives a mysterious letter and seeks a mysterious flower.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Iris was voiced by Erin B. Lillis (she/her) and Margery was voiced by Sheila Morris (she/her). The …

1.5: The Princess and the Plan

November 10th, 2019

18:26

Rion does not want to fight the dragon. But in order to save the princess, they'll have to get closer to it than anticipated.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Princess Clara was voiced by Lucille …

Patron Exclusive Episode Teaser

October 27th, 2019

2:23

This is a teaser for the Patron Exclusive Episode titled Over Me and Through Me. You can access the whole 15 minute episode by becoming a patron at …

1.4: Basket Case

October 13th, 2019

13:30

A basket of precious apples goes missing during the harvest, and Rion takes on the case!

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Oliver was voiced by Reggie Gacad (he/him). Alden was voiced by Bret M-W …

1.3: Lost and Found

September 29th, 2019

9:57

Rion searches for a lost cat, and finds a new friend.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. The voice of Rowan was Falyn (they/he). The family member was voiced by Fox Cooper (they/them). The voice of …

1.2: Travel Buddy

September 15th, 2019

11:07

Rion has a surprise encounter on the road.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. The voice of Scout was Sterling Rae (she/they). The lord was voiced by Brandon Jenkins (he/they). The guard was voiced by …

1.1: Hero Knight

September 1st, 2019

9:26

Rion tries to scare some tourists away with the help of their friend Willow... and a few pigs.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. The voice of Willow was Sena Bryer (she/her). The townspeople were …

Trailer

July 28th, 2019

3:07

Sidequesting is a new fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot and doing sidequests instead. It’s told from the point of view of Rion, who goes …

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