13 episodes

In their first podcast together, Josh Wigler and Ken Hoang wax poetic about their own experiences with Final Fantasy VII, a spoiler-light summary of the storyline, and some expectations of what to expect from the remake. In the next few podcasts, they’ll dig deeper into the remake specifically, and even look past that scope and into the broader possibilities of the Final Fantasy adaptation.

Final Fantasy VII: The Post Show Reca‪p‬ Josh Wigler and Ken Hoang

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

In their first podcast together, Josh Wigler and Ken Hoang wax poetic about their own experiences with Final Fantasy VII, a spoiler-light summary of the storyline, and some expectations of what to expect from the remake. In the next few podcasts, they’ll dig deeper into the remake specifically, and even look past that scope and into the broader possibilities of the Final Fantasy adaptation.

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 9 | The Gold Chocobo (and Other Sidequests)

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 9 | The Gold Chocobo (and Other Sidequests)

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 9 | The Gold Chocobo (and Other Sidequests)

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.

    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.



    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed embark on all the game’s additional bells and whistles. It’s the sidequests podcast! Zed takes on more sidequests than you can shake an Ultima Weapon at all, and walks both Josh and the listener through their experience. This is all in service of what’s coming next week: the final push through “Final Fantasy VII.”



    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.



    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.



    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 8 | Land, Sea and Aeris

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 7 | Cloud Strife Strikes Back

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII,

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 8 | Land, Sea and Aeris

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 8 | Land, Sea and Aeris

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 8 | Land, Sea and Aeris

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.

    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.



    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed travel by land, sea, air and even Aeris as they ride through the remainder of disc two. They search for the Huge Materia, blaze a trail to the stars, honor Aeris’ legacy and return to Midgar all in an effort to stop Sephiroth.



    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.



    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.



    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 7 | Cloud Strife Strikes Back

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 2 | Keep Kalm and Go To Junon

    Final Fantasy VII | A First Trip to Midgar

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 7 | Cloud Strife Strikes Back

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 7 | Cloud Strife Strikes Back

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 7 | Cloud Strife Strikes Back

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.

    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.



    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed wander around the world in search of Cloud Strife. It’s good timing, too, as Cloud’s also searching for himself. Get on the hunt for Huge Materia and much more as Josh and Zed fly from Junon to Mideel and far beyond.



    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.



    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.



    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 2 | Keep Kalm and Go To Junon

    Final Fantasy VII | A First Trip to Midgar

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 6 | Reunion

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.





    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.



    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed move on from the City of the Ancients and into the northern snowfields. There: danger — literal, physical danger and even more existential dread, as Sephiroth and Cloud’s relationship both clarifies and becomes murkier at the same time.



    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.



    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.













    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 2 | Keep Kalm and Go To Junon

    Final Fantasy VII | A First Trip to Midgar

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 5 | Ancient Voices

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.

    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.

    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed follow Cloud to the Temple of the Ancients, and beyond, ending with the final events of disc one. Consider this an additional spoiler warning: very important story points from “Final Fantasy VII” are on their way. If the podcast has led you to someday play the game, consider this a point of no return; once you hear about certain developments in this chapter, you’ll never unhear them. 

    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.

    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.

    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 2 | Keep Kalm and Go To Junon

    Final Fantasy VII | A First Trip to Midgar

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 4 | Mole Patrol

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and his “Mole Patrol” co-host Brooklyn Zed (@hardrockhope), aka Zed XIII, get together to talk about the seminal video game “Final Fantasy VII.” There’s just one catch: Josh has played “Final Fantasy VII” dozens of times; this is Zed’s first trip to Midgar.

    It’s a podcast designed for longtime “Final Fantasy” fans and newcomers alike — in fact, it’s for people who have always wanted to know the story of “Final Fantasy VII,” but have no interest or ability to play the game itself. If that describes you, you’re in luck. As Zed makes their way through their first playthrough of “Final Fantasy VII,” they will be stopping by this very podcast spot with Wigler to talk through the storyline, the game mechanics, and much more as tremendous shenanigans ensue.

    For the uninitiated: “Final Fantasy VII” was a groundbreaking 1997 Japanese role-playing game that defined the video game medium, let alone the RPG genre and the “Final Fantasy” franchise writ large. It centers on Cloud Strife, a sword-wielding mercenary with a troubled past, as he joins up with members of a resistance group called AVALANCHE set on toppling a nefarious power-hungry corporation called Shinra. Many friends and enemies are made in the process, as Cloud and his allies uncover the truth about Shinra’s intentions and even more chilling details about old magic permeating the planet.

    In this week’s podcast, Josh and Zed resume an old favorite activity: MOLE PATROL! One of Cloud’s friends isn’t who they say they are. Making matters worse, one of Cloud’s friends is also just kind of terrible. Maybe that’s two of Cloud’s friends … hrm. A few terrible happenings in this week’s episode as Zed recruits the final two members of their party, loses all their materia, and returns to the Gold Saucer to come face-to-face with a spy.

    If you want to play along while you listen to the podcast journey, “Final Fantasy VII” is available on various platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and even the original PSX version, assuming you, like Zed, still have an old-school system.

    Of course, there’s also “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” the next gen spin on the classic game which was released in 2020. Wigler and Ken Hoang hosted podcasts about that game; find them here.

    Looking for more Final Fantasy VII? 

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 3 | From Gold Saucer Through Cosmo Canyon

    Final Fantasy VII, Recap Part 2 | Keep Kalm and Go To Junon

    Final Fantasy VII | A First Trip to Midgar

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

GreenScreens ,

Memories

This pod brings back so many wonderful memories. Thanks for bringing this game back to my life!

Paranormal Molotov ,

Wish there were more episodes!

I am so glad this podcasts exists. I am so sad that there are only five episodes. Fantastic podcast for FF7 fans.

Top Podcasts In TV & Film