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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.

Sidequesting Tal Minear

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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.

    Orion's Nebula

    Orion's Nebula

    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 was voiced by Erin Kyan (he/him), Alioth was voiced by Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Khara was voiced by Sarah Rhea Werner (she/they), Bianca was voiced by Sena Bryer (she/her), and Eraldo was voiced by David Orión Pena (he/him). The voice of Rion and Captain Orion was Tal Minear. Music in this episode was by Monplasir.

    This is the season two finale! We'll be taking a hiatus of unspecified length, but we'll be back with season three before you know it. If you're hungry for more content, consider joining the Patreon for four bonus episodes!

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    The Next Best Thing

    The Next Best Thing

    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 a delightful collection of ads placed by Wizards looking for a partner, be it for romance or rivalry or something else. Find out more about the show here and follow them on twitter @wiz4wiz.

    This episode was written by Ather Ahmed (he/him) and edited by Tal Minear (they/them). It was produced by Tal Minear. Iniya was voiced by Rashika Rao (she/her), Seneca was voiced by Khalila Marie (she/they), and Hamza was voiced by Tau Zaman (they/them). The voice of Rion was Tal Minear.

    Music used in this episode was from Komiku's It Time for Adventure album. Komiku can be found in the same place as Monplaisir, who also made our theme.

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    • 22 min
    Sidekick for a Day

    Sidekick for a Day

    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 out more about the show here and follow them on twitter @HitTheBricksPod.

    This episode was written by Brayden Chapman (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them), and was produced by Tal Minear. Noeck was voiced by Trace Callahan (she/they), Tariq was voiced by Becca Marcus (she/her), and Yvaine was voiced by Chijioke Williams (she/her). The voice of Rion was Tal Minear.

    Music used in this episode was Prelude in C, The Best Days, and Leaf Song by Louie Zong, as well as Soundtrack, Champ de Tournesol, and Robotic Faith by Komiku. Listen to and buy Louie Zong's music on bandcamp here, and find him on twitter @everydaylouie. Komiku can be found in the same place as Monplaisir, who also made our theme.

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    • 23 min
    Strangers In Strange Places

    Strangers In Strange Places

    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 special for Listen Rinse Repeat - a podcast consisting of 20 second minisodes for folks to wash their hands too. It's geared a little more towards kids than usual episodes of Sidequesting, but I promise it's still a fun listen for adults.

    Credits:
    This episode was written and produced by Tal Minear. Rion was voiced by Tal Minear (they/them). Basil was voiced by Sable Smith (they/them). The Wizard was voiced by David Hanna (he/him). The Student was voiced by Brad Colbroock (they/them).

    Transcript:
    TAL: Hi everyone! I don’t have a full episode of Sidequesting for you this month, due to life and the general state of the world. Episode 18 will be here next month, and episode 19 the month after that. Instead, here is the minisode I made for Listen Rinse Repeat, titled Strangers in Strange Place. It’s a two minute, very silly, particularly kid friendly episode. I hope you enjoy it.

    BASIL: Thank you for coming, Rion! I’m missing my favorite scarf again, and I can’t find it anywhere.

    RION: It’s no problem at all, Basil. It’s not the scarf you’re wearing right now, is it?

    BASIL: Oh no, this is my backup scarf.

    RION: I should have known. Oh, it’s also not the one on your cat?

    BASIL: [confused] There it is!! But… I don’t have a cat.

    [SFX: Cat meow]

    [SFX: Cat shapeshifts into a person.]

    WIZARD: I’m sorry for borrowing your scarf, I get really cold when I’m a cat, for some reason.

    RION: But, why were you a cat? And why were you in Basil’s house?

    WIZARD: Well, I’m a wizard. My specialty is transformation, you see. I’m here because one of my students accidentally got turned into a rat.

    RION: Okay I have some more questions.

    BASIL: How did one of your students turn into a rat??

    WIZARD: I was teaching magic and a spell went haywire. Students know these things happen, but it’s hard to stay calm when you’re suddenly a rat, you know?

    BASIL: I suppose they scampered in here and you followed them?

    WIZARD: Yep, I turned myself into a cat to keep up with them. I didn’t catch them, but I did see where they went. Can I search your pantry?

    BASIL: Uh, sure?

    [SFX: Pantry door opens, rat squeaks]

    WIZARD: There you are… Basil, could you hold them in place? Great, thank you. Here we go!

    [SFX: Rat turns into a human]

    STUDENT: WHAT IN THE NAME OF MERLIN JUST HAPPENED?

    RION: Uh, you were a rat?

    STUDENT: WHY WAS I A RAT?

    RION: I think it was a mis-aimed spell by your classmate?

    STUDENT: This does NOT answer my question?! Who turned me into a rat? Was it Callum???

    WIZARD: You know I can’t tell you-

    STUDENT: [interrupting] Yep, it was Callum. [to Basil/Rion] Excuse me, I have some revenge to take.

    [SFX: Angry footsteps away]

    WIZARD: Excuse me, I have some revenge to stop. Thanks for your help, here’s something for your trouble.

    [SFX: Hurried footsteps away]

    RION: Good luck!

    BASIL: Look, the wizard gave me a crystal ball! This will help me next time I lose something!

    RION: Yeah, unless you lose the crystal ball!

    TAL: This episode of Listen, Rinse, Repeat was written and produced by Tal Minear. The Student was voiced by Brad Colbroock, the Wizard was voiced by David Hanna, Rion was voiced by Tal Minear, and Basil was voiced by Sable Smith.

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    • 2 min
    Trial By Fire

    Trial By Fire

    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 fine.

    The transcript for this episode can be found here.

    This episode was written by Tal Minear (they/them) and Hannah Wright (she/her). It was directed by Hannah and sound designed by Tal. The voice of Rion is Tal. The voice of Castor is Caleb Del Rio (he/him). The voice of Yeenog Herozu is James Oliva (he/him). Inn Between theme is by Eli McIlveen (he/him). Sidequesting theme is “Everyone is so alive” by Monplaisir (they/them). The transcript for this episode was made by Ria Couoh (ae/they/she).

    Find out more about Inn Between at www.thegoblinshead.com.

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    • 14 min
    Into The Cavern

    Into The Cavern

    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 audio drama about friendship, chocolate, and space. Find out more about the show here and follow them on twitter @SpaceArchivePod.

    This episode, Into The Cavern was written by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he) and produced by Tal Minear (they/them). Cene was voiced by Alex Welch (shey/they) and Rion was voiced by Tal Minear.

    Music used in this episode was interstellar railway and Nimbostratus by Louie Zong, and Fight the apocalypse, but before a quick nap and You, yourself and the main character by Komiku. Listen to and buy Louie Zong's music on bandcamp here, and find him on twitter @everydaylouie. Komiku can be found in the same place as Monplaisir, who also made our theme.

    Visit our website, follow us on Twitter @sidquestingpod, Instagram @sidequesting, and Tumblr at sidquestingpod, or support us on Patreon.

    • 16 min

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