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Sidequesting

30 EpisodesProduced by Tal Minear | RealmWebsite

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.

30 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Introducing The Boar Knight

November 18th, 2022

18:54

This week, we would like to introduce you to The Boar Knight, a new podcast from Fool & Scholar.


Join Nathaniel the Boar Knight as he journeys …

Introducing: Almelem

November 17th, 2022

29:15

If you like Sidequesting, I think you'll like Almelem, an irreverent retelling of the rise of Christianity in first century Jerusalem. Focusing on …

3.4 Unexpected Magic

November 11th, 2022

20:32

Rion assists with scientific research, learns about Dragonwasps, and maybe gets a crush.

Transcript here.

This episode was written by DJ Sylvis (they/them) and produced by Tal Minear (they/them). Finley was voiced by …

Get Bonus Episodes of Sidequesting!

October 18th, 2022

0:40

We have bonus episodes for sale on the Apollo Podcast App! For just a few bucks you can get supporter-exclusive episodes and discover more of Rion's …

3.3 Trouble Causing Trousers

October 7th, 2022

18:28

In which Rion helps a man protect an invention and a wizard make a deal.

Transcript here.

This episode was written by Draco Aleksander and produced by …

3.2 Natural Causes

September 16th, 2022

27:26

In which Rion and Leif go to great lengths to break a curse.

Transcript here.

This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear (they/them), with original music by Ali Hylton (they/she). Leif was voiced by Felix Trench …

3.1 The Alien, The Adventurer, & The Farmer’s Daughter

August 26th, 2022

17:56

Rion solves the mystery of missing farm equipment and helps a lonely man get home.

Transcript here

The trailer at the end of this episode is from A …

2.11: Loch Pet Monster

October 10th, 2021

20:08

Hi! Did you know we've been nominated for the 2021 Audio Verse Awards? You can vote for us to make it to the finalist round at audioverseawards.net/vote

In this episode, an all-seeing Narrator turns the crystal ball’s …

2.10: Orion's Nebula

January 24th, 2021

22:44

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

24:22

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

25:44

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 …

2.7: Trial By Fire

September 11th, 2020

16:02

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

18:39

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

21:54

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

19:02

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

17:34

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

15:17

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 …

2.1: Honor Among Thieves

March 14th, 2020

21:12

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

23:25

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

20:29

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 …

1.8: Ghost Story

December 22nd, 2019

17:07

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

19:04

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

16:42

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

20:11

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 …

1.4: Basket Case

October 13th, 2019

15:15

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

11:42

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 Rion …

1.2: Travel Buddy

September 15th, 2019

12:52

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

10:05

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 …

Prequel Trailer

July 28th, 2019

2:32

Sidequesting is a fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot. It’s told from the point of view of Rion, who goes on a new sidequest each episode. …

Teaser Trailer

July 20th, 2019

1:27

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 …

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