Fire Escape Cast

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 Aug 30, 2022
Three friends just hanging out. I don't think I've laughed harder at a podcast. Five stars, don't come for me Mike

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Dan Ryckert, Mary Kish, and Mike Mahardy can’t shut down bars while talking about video games like they used to, so they created Fire Escape to keep those chats going from across the country. Support this podcast:

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Fire Escape Cast #42
The Fire Escape trio lays plans for the GOTY 2022 Extravaganza. Also, Dan may like Sonic Frontiers more than God of War Ragnarok.
Nov 21, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #41
The trio is back from their respective adventures to talk about God of War Ragnarok, beer trips, AAA game fatigue, and recording the remainder of a podcast by candlelight.
Nov 08, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #40
Minn Max's Ben Hanson joins the Fire Escape crew in Mary's absence to talk about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, reminisce about the early days of Game Informer's video work, and argue about the definition of a condiment.
Oct 24, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #39
Mike talks about his weird musical fantasies, Mary is super into wedding cakes, and Dan is pissed about the whole war thing.
Oct 10, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #38
Mary has a license to scoot, Dan lays bare his bathroom strategies, and Mike confronts a childhood fear.
Sep 26, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #37
Mary is back from PAX, Dan had a blast with Tinykin, and Mike has thoughts about Immortality. Also, the gang designs their ideal baby warrior.
Sep 12, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #36
Dan played (or at least, tried to play) Saints Row, Mary finished Cult of the Lamb, and Mike still won't shut up about Total War: Warhammer 3.
Aug 29, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #35
The gang has been playing Cult of the Lamb and Fortnite (of course). Also, they get some strange emails this week.
Aug 15, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #34
Mary's back from overseas so it's time to break out the space biscuits and get to the bottom of World War II. Also, we talk about Rollerdrome, Live A Live, Bear and Breakfast, Stray, and more!
Aug 01, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #33
Mary is in Amsterdam this week, so the gang invited YouTuber and MinnMax cohort Leo Vader on to talk about Hitman.
Jul 18, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #32
The gang FEUSes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, discusses their greatest fears, and chats about a whole bunch of video games.
Jul 04, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #31
Paul Ryckert is in town for Dan's birthday and Father's Day. Hold onto your butts.
Jun 20, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #30
Diablo Immortal released early on phones and Sniper Elite games are good, it turns out. Also, Mike was a c-section, Dan has questions about yeast, and Mary is an expert on bread.
Jun 06, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #29
The trio is back with a beer sponsorship. Mike likes a dice-based adventure game. Dan is excited for nut shots. Mary leaves the guys unsupervised.
May 23, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #28
The trio has more to say about Rogue Legacy 2 and Risk of Rain 2. Dan has finally been to the bone zone. Mary has to explain to Mike how simulators work.
May 09, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #27
Mary is back on the West Coast, and Dan is furious about the motion smoothing on Mike's living room TV. Also, the gang is just starting to dig into the roguelites that are leaving early access in 2022.
Apr 25, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #26
Mary is on her way to the East Coast and Dan has finally played Vampire Survivors. Also, Mike is fairly certain he could take Abraham Lincoln in a fight.
Apr 11, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #25
The gang is still thoroughly enamored with Tunic (spoiler warning below), Mary is planning an East Coast trip, and Mike won't shut up about Borderlands. Also, Dan's reign as the quiz show champion is tested.

Tunic spoilers between 35:40 - 1:08:00
Mar 28, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #24
The games are still coming and the trio is trying to keep up. Also, Tunic is good enough that the gang decided to postpone the episode so they could talk about it.
Mar 16, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #23
Dan is back, Elden Ring is out, Mike likes Pokémon again, and Mary makes one of the best puns humanity has ever known.
Feb 28, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #22
It's Dan's first episode away, so the gang called in their friend Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me to talk about Horizon: Forbidden West, Sifu, Vampire Survivors, Total War: Warhammer 3, Triangle Strategy, Dying Light 2, and Grapple Dog. There really just aren't many games to talk about.
Feb 14, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #21
It's 2016 again and the gang is playing Uncharted 4. Also, friend of the podcast Alex Boniello sends in a carefully recorded and meticulously worded voice memo to address the trio's disparaging opinion about musical theater.
Jan 31, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #20
This episode doesn't go off the rails at all. Dan learns about jars, Mary schools everyone on pickling, and Mike recounts his love for Fireballs. Also, the trio chats extensively about Nobody Saves the World, Sea Man, Samba de Amigo, and the sensation that's sweeping the world, Wordle.
Jan 17, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #19
It's a new year and the Fire Escapees are ready to ring it in. Mary dove deeper into Loop Hero, Dan is playing something called Seaman, and Mike is back on his Warframe bullshit. Also, the gang is ready to talk about MacGruber again.
Jan 03, 2022
Fire Escape Cast #18: Game of the Year 2021
For the final episode of 2021, the Fire Escape trio comes together to debate, re-debate, and soberly argue about the best video games of 2021, as well as the winners of several handcrafted categories.
Dec 20, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #17
On this episode, Mike talks about his time with Halo Infinite's campaign, Dan and Mary talk about the highs and lows of Solar Ash, and Mary finally has a PS5.
Dec 06, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #16
Mike is back, Mary is on the road, and Dan has a soundboard now. Also, a secret corner of the internet is unearthed, much to one particular cast member's chagrin.
Nov 22, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #15
Vinny Caravella steps in for Mike this week, but he might regret it considering Dan really wants to talk about Death Stranding again. Join us as we discuss Inscryption, Rider's Republic, salamanders, oysters, and all the homeowner questions Dan and Mary can think of.
Nov 08, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #14
It's time for the Fire Escape trio to dig into their thoughts on Metroid Dread, Back 4 Blood, and Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye. Also, brace yourself for some of the best dad jokes you've ever heard in your life. Also, SEE BELOW FOR SPOILER TIMESTAMPS!!!

Metroid Dread spoilers: 00:53:16 - 1:36:30
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye: 1:58:32 - 2:16:28
Oct 25, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #13
The Fire Escape trio is approaching spooky season, which means it's time to talk about Midnight Mass and Squid Game (duh). Also, there are approximately 138857 new video games to play, so the gang does its best to cover them all.
Oct 11, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #12
It's about that time, dear listeners, for Mike to wax poetic about his now infamous reversal on Death Stranding. Also, Mary is super into TOEM, and Dan is loving Cruis'n Blast. Lastly, the gang discusses their favorite Norm Macdonald bits.
Sep 27, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #11
In the second-ever double-digit episode of the greatest podcast ever created, the Fire Escape trio talks about their time with Deathloop, discusses their favorite Zelda dungeons, and once again puts the FEUS scale to good use.
Sep 13, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #10
The Fire Escapees have an embarrassment of riches in video game form to talk about, from the intricate time loop mystery of The Forgotten City, to the less intricate time loop mystery of 12 Minutes. Also, the gang makes history with the creation of the FEUS (Fire Escape Universal Scale). They rate everything from cheese to the bible.

SPOILER ALERT: The trio goes into detail regarding 12 Minutes, so if you're interested in playing the game, or haven't finished yet, skip past the following time stamps: 59:29-1:27:35 AND 2:02:46 - 2:03:33)
Aug 30, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #9
This week on the sexiest podcast ever created, the gang talks about their time with The Ascent, Axiom Verge 2, and returning to The Simpsons. Dan botches a game's nomenclature in a truly horrific way. Mary argues for the value of dogs over cats. Mike can't shut up about Wildermyth.
Aug 16, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #8
Death's Door has captured the hearts and minds of the Fire Escape trio, and Mike rants about the procedural storytelling of Wildermyth. Also: Dan and Mary compiled a list of 30 Simpsons episodes for Mike to peruse at his leisure. He might like the show. He might hate it. He might finally understand all of Mary's references. Time will tell.
Aug 02, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Fire Escape/Nextlander PAX Takeover Extravaganza
No, your eyes and ears are not deceiving you. It's a Fire Escape Cast off-week, but we're here anyway. On July 15, 2021, history was made: The intrepid trio from the Fire Escape Cast collided with the thriving threesome from Nextlander to host an anything-goes panel at the rescheduled PAX East. In this fiery team-up you'll bear witness to house maintenance, Dan's love of chemicals, and a look back at the changing tides of games coverage over the group's collective run.
Jul 26, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #7
It's the dog days of summer as Mary, Dan, and Mike get together to talk about charity stream marathons, lawn games, and their new Patreon. Also: Dan's interest in Banjo-Tooie is waning. Mary sells the guys on Skul: The Hero Slayer. Mike finally goes off about his love for (and frustrations with) Warframe.
Jul 19, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #6
It's another holiday weekend in the U.S. and the Fire Escapees are up to their usual shenanigans. Dan bought a pressure washer and things totally went as planned. Mary rode out the Pacific Northwest heat wave with a return to Sea of Thieves. Mike is pretty sure he's a Red Dead Online Guy (TM) now.


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Jul 05, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #5
It’s a holiday weekend as the gang calls in from New York, Portland, and Paul Ryckert’s baseball card bunker to talk about E3 announcements and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Also, Paul joins the gang to defend his monthly donation generosity.


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Jun 21, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #4
Dan, Mary, and Mike weigh in on what constitutes the quintessential American road trip, and spend a not insignificant amount of time talking about their own personal "life hacks." Also: Dan is obsessed with a game about power washing, Mary helped a bunch of tigers make sushi, and Mike likes Shin Megami Tensei all of a sudden.   


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Jun 07, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #3
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out in the wild, and the Fire Escape crew has differing thoughts on the sci-fi classic. Also: Dan recounts the fights he's almost started, Mary is consumed by the hottest sport on the internet, and Mike discusses his love for trees.


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May 24, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #2
It's been a busy few weeks for video games and their ilk, and the Fire Escape trio is here with early thoughts on Resident Evil 8, resounding diatribes about Returnal, and even a few early opinions regarding Mass Effect. Also: a mosquito sneaks into Dan's house; Mary declares her stance on the whole "knife vs. bat" thing; Mike offers his most controversial Resident Evil take ever.


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May 10, 2021
Fire Escape Cast #1
Dan, Mary, and Mike kick off the inaugural installment of the Fire Escape Cast with their takes on 2021's biggest games so far, along with games that haven't come out recently that Mike is still playing for some reason. The crew also sets the tone for the ongoing reader mailbag segment with topics ranging from sawdust pizza, to uprooting their lives, to literal fire escapes. 


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Apr 26, 2021
Fire Escape Cast Trailer
Introducing the Fire Escape Cast, a show about video games with Dan Ryckert, Mary Kish, and Mike Mahardy. The trio used to shut down bars while talking about video games, so they created Fire Escape to keep those nights going from across the country. This trailer will tell you everything you need to know about the show, and plenty of things you don't need to know. You be the judge of that. See if they care.


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Apr 12, 2021