60 episodes

One half variety show, one half roleplaying campaign, Daft Monks is a modern pop culture podcast for gamers and sadists alike. Join us every other Friday for funny anecdotes, useless trivia, and the latest installment of our real play Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Formerly known as Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, season two features everyone’s favorite deviants, the notorious Abraham Van Helsing and Trevor Belmont. Support the show at www.daftmonks.com or by sharing your favorite episode on social media.

Daft Monks Nat1 Presents

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

One half variety show, one half roleplaying campaign, Daft Monks is a modern pop culture podcast for gamers and sadists alike. Join us every other Friday for funny anecdotes, useless trivia, and the latest installment of our real play Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Formerly known as Nat1 Presents: The Podcast, season two features everyone’s favorite deviants, the notorious Abraham Van Helsing and Trevor Belmont. Support the show at www.daftmonks.com or by sharing your favorite episode on social media.

    S2E01 | A Fate Worse Than McDeath

    S2E01 | A Fate Worse Than McDeath

    On the season 2 premiere of Daft Monks, the Nates are back, remotely, with updates about their new year.

    Intro & Activity | Nate readies a move, while other Nate embraces tattoos, traffic school, and embracing a life of crime. They discuss the upcoming Monsters of the Multiverse sourcebook and speculate on the next iteration of Dungeons and Dragons. The Nates workshop the plots of major 2022 blockbuster movies, from Greta Thunberg's appearance in Aquaman 2, to the sad, tragic tale of the Penguin villain in The Batman.

    Campaign | After months of retirement from the monster hunter business, Van Helsing heads into town to look for a job to help with the duo's increasingly restrictive financial situation. After a suspicious amount of time, Belmont decides to check in and clean up the mess his partner seems to have created. No playground is safe in this new adventure of Daft Monks: Legend of the D Hunters.

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    The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in Daft Monks are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    S2E02 | Leave It to Beaverlon

    S2E02 | Leave It to Beaverlon

    On this episode of Daft Monks, Nate talks about the gift that keeps giving. We give Wordle a once-over, review Vox Machina on Amazon Prime, and the Daft Monks take a trip down cannibal lane.

    Intro & Activity | Nate discusses his second go-around with Covid-19 and discusses the growing popularity of the game "Wordle." Nate gives a skeptical review of Critical Role's new animated show, Vox Machina. The Nates improv Bruce Wayne (based on Pete Holmes' web series) on a 70s style dating show with criminal masterminds. Bane attempts to audition for the reality show "Chopped."

    Campaign | After a quick resupply at their home, the Daft Monks say goodbye to their quaint village and seek out Blade's contact along the way. Their path brings them to a curious town overrun with starved orphans and a mysterious oracle.

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    The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in Daft Monks are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S2E03 | Nun Other Than Sister Brother

    S2E03 | Nun Other Than Sister Brother

    On this episode of Daft Monks, the Nates talk about the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the return of Futurama to Hulu, the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons movie, and more. The Daft Monks arrive at the Vatican of the East to meet with Blade's contact.

    Intro & Activity | Scandal at the winter Olympics, what the Chernobyl Olympic Games would look like, the Director of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and more.  With Valentine's Day this month, Nate takes a stab at guessing some of the most iconic TV couples of all time.

    Campaign | After arriving at Herron Vinyard, a religious headquarters for Dracula slayers, Van Helsing disguises himself in an attempt to avoid making a scene. The daft monks meet with Blade's contact, and a dire situation is revealed.

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    The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in Daft Monks are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S2E04 | Juan Life Gives You Moon T*****s

    S2E04 | Juan Life Gives You Moon T*****s

    On this episode of Daft Monks, the Nates talk bowling, Debra Ann Wolf's upcoming Twitch D&D  show, and more. The Daft Monks awaken to a murder most foul in the Herron Vineyard church.

    Intro & Activity | Nate discovers he was his team's handicap on his teenage bowling team and they both discuss the fairy tale setting of Children of Earte coming to Twitch.  In anticipation of Robert Patterson's Batman movie, the Nates both take a BuzzFeed quiz to determine which Gotham supervillains they emulate.

    Campaign | Just before sneaking out in the cover of night from the Herron Vineyard church, the Daft Monks stumble into a murder mystery with four mysterious culprits. Belmont conducts an investigation while Van Helsing's bizarre nutcracker obsession comes to light.

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    The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in Daft Monks are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    RECAP | Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

    RECAP | Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

    On this special episode of Daft Monks, the Nates take a break from the campaign to recap their experience at the 2022 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention in Tucson, Arizona.

    Featured in this episode:
    @wildwestcon
    @madame_perry
    @phoenix_de_la_rosa
    @absinthemindedaz
    @slipstreamabsinthe
    @islanderbobaz

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    The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in Daft Monks are fictitious (or at least wildly exaggerated). No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

    • 48 min
    Season 2 Trailer | Introducing the Daft Monks

    Season 2 Trailer | Introducing the Daft Monks

    Daft Monks makes RPG games and discussions accessible to audiences who are not familiar with the rules of Dungeons and Dragons or the nuances characteristic of the player community. Hosted by both a blue-collar conservative and a white-collar, LGBT liberal, we joke about our differences and come together to entertain and share our favorite pastime. The combines the fantasy subject matter of Critical Role with the hilarity of Dungeons and Daddies.

    Season two features everyone’s favorite deviants, the notorious Abraham Van Helsing and Trevor Belmont, as they struggle to do anything right and uncover the revival of their old nemesis Dracula.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Marc Sandin ,

Fresh, Hilarious Alchemy

There’s really no better way to say it: Nate and Nate have CHEMISTRY. The pair of Nates creates role-playing GOLD with their comedic timing and storytelling style as they present campaign after campaign of hilarious perspectives that appeal to role playing veterans and beginners alike. Their production value is high, the content is original and fresh, and their spot-on improv skills really guild the lily. If you need a laugh or want to revive your love for RPGs with a healthy dose of pop-culture references, this is definitely a podcast you want to check out and share with your friends.

Bruce Chamoff ,

Entertaining show for our podcast network!

Nate and Nate are entertaining and know their D&D well. It is nice to see a podcast that caters to D&D fans everywhere and these guys know how to give their audience a good time. A very welcome podcast on our network!

"The Fantabulous" ZJ Styles ,

These guys are great!

There's so much going on here, and all of it is a ton of fun. Especially a fan of the improv they do. Check it out. It's worth your time!

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