The Adventure Zone Podcast Review

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Adventure Zone Podcast Review

The Adventure Zone is a long-running comedy and adventure actual play podcast spanning D&D and other games. One of the best Dungeons & Dragons podcasts out there, there are plenty of reasons to love this podcast. It’s homey feel and great production make it easy to get into.

The Hosts: Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are behind the microphone for this podcast. For these three brothers, D&D has been the way they stick together since long before people started recording it. Their familiarity leads them to natural chemistry, which is easy to pick up on while listening.

The Guests: Guests on the show usually only stop by for an episode or two, and have all sorts of backgrounds. Almost all guests are friends of the brothers, but friends they’ve made from different places. They might be from childhood or fellow tabletop RPG podcasters. Recently, their father Clint has been joining the show.

Why You Have to Listen: The Adventure Zone feels just like playing D&D at home. If you find yourself missing your Dungeons & Dragons friends, this will scratch the itch. And while the brothers are good storytellers, they’re not so intimidating as the hosts of podcasts like Critical Role. Beyond their natural charisma, the stories being told are easy to get sucked into.

Listen to The Adventure Zone

Must-Listen Episodes:

The Adventure Zone: Dadlands

The Adventure Zone: Holiday Brawl in Chicago!

The Adventure Zone Presents: The Ballad of Bigfoot: An Amnesty Story

Rating: Teen+

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Eric Turner is a writer and digital marketer with a lot of ideas and no clue. Eric is obsessed with storytelling in any and all of it's forms, from high literature to abstract art to pro wrestling. Eric has been featured in The Guardian and enjoys working with people from all around the globe.


Eric studied Business Administration at the SUNY University at Albany, with intentions to enter law school. When it became apparent that law school wasn't for him, Eric had to scramble and ended up here. Eric has yet to graduate after taking some time off but intends to return to SUNY Albany to finish his degree in 2020 (or maybe 2021, all things considered.)

Work History

Eric began his career in 2016 writing narrative non-fiction for Popularium, and grew from there into writing content for businesses. He's written for many companies on many subjects, and took those skills to a career in digital marketing. Eric was the community manager of (now Lustre.AI) and marketing lead for app Mixtape. Eric continues to write, most relevantly about podcasts and other enticing audio for Vurbl.