17 episodes

Listen to the UK’s first and original Squid Game podcast from Quite The Thing Media - with episodes released weekly.

Player 456 is an unofficial podcast about Netflix's South Korean mega-hit TV series: Squid Game, made by two Scottish fans of the show. Hosts Jack and Colin take a deep dive into the nine episode series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk. They will discuss their love for the show, why they think it has taken over television, grabbed millions of people’s attention and engage with the listeners in their trademarked “Questions. Queries. Theories” section of the show.

*WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS*

Seong Gi-hun (Player 456) is a degenerate and in masses of debt. He is offered the chance to win a huge cash prize - all he needs to do is compete alongside 455 other players in some children's games. Some of these games will bring back memories of the games you might have enjoyed in the playground at school. There are shades of Battle Royale, The Hunger Games and The Running Man and it is, quite simply: brilliant.

Like the show, our Squid Game podcast covers mature themes such as: extreme violence, murder, self-harm, suicide, sex and strong language. This might not be one for the children and, obviously, we recommend watching the show on Netflix before listening to this.

Player 456: A Squid Game Podcast Quite The Thing Media

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

Listen to the UK’s first and original Squid Game podcast from Quite The Thing Media - with episodes released weekly.

Player 456 is an unofficial podcast about Netflix's South Korean mega-hit TV series: Squid Game, made by two Scottish fans of the show. Hosts Jack and Colin take a deep dive into the nine episode series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk. They will discuss their love for the show, why they think it has taken over television, grabbed millions of people’s attention and engage with the listeners in their trademarked “Questions. Queries. Theories” section of the show.

*WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS*

Seong Gi-hun (Player 456) is a degenerate and in masses of debt. He is offered the chance to win a huge cash prize - all he needs to do is compete alongside 455 other players in some children's games. Some of these games will bring back memories of the games you might have enjoyed in the playground at school. There are shades of Battle Royale, The Hunger Games and The Running Man and it is, quite simply: brilliant.

Like the show, our Squid Game podcast covers mature themes such as: extreme violence, murder, self-harm, suicide, sex and strong language. This might not be one for the children and, obviously, we recommend watching the show on Netflix before listening to this.

    VIPS: Squid Game episode 7

    VIPS: Squid Game episode 7

    Episode seven of Squid Game is “VIPS”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the seventh episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    VIPs overall purpose: an introduction to the horrible, wealthy men this organized homicidal tournament is meant to entertain.
    The Front Man juggles searching for Jun-ho and greeting the VIPs while the players get one potato for their dinner today.
    Sang-woo starts to reveals a certain logical brutality and becomes the ultimate heel after the last six episodes have been leading to this.
    The fifth game involves a glass stepping-stone bridge and is the first solo game since the honeycomb candy. The circus setting is different again but highlights how much of a game and how much fun these VIPs find these games – also, it is somewhere you only go as a child, or with children.
    VIPs is a clear try at satire - does it work? You better listen to hear Jack and Colin's thoughts.
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-17/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 54 min
    Gganbu: Squid Game episode 6

    Gganbu: Squid Game episode 6

    Episode six of Squid Game is “Gganbu”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the sixth episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    Squid Game has largely eschewed tugging on the heartstrings - until now…
    Apart from a short scene in which Jun-ho overhears the Front Man taking a telephone call about the arrival of the games’ VIPs, the action is focused on the players and their next game - marbles.
    Player 101 vs Player 278:
    Player 101 winds up winning after petitioning his guard to change the game they’d been playing (and at which he’d been losing badly).
    Player 067 vs Player 240:
    Neither Sae-byeok nor her partner 240 know how to play marbles - 240 dismisses the game as the province of “boomers”.
    Player 218 vs Player 199:
    Sang-woo and Ali begin by guessing whether their opponent is holding either an even or odd number of marbles in his hand. Sang-woo gets mad when Ali takes a big lead, accusing him of cheating, then begging for his life, and finally devising an alternate plan.
    Player 456 vs Player 001:
    Gi-hun and Player 001 also play the guessing game, though it takes some doing to get there, as the dementia-addled old man believes the fake street to be the street where he grew up.
    One of the best things about Squid Game is that, for all its brutality, it does not seem to share the games’ sadism itself. The scenarios are awful to contemplate, but the awfulness is the point.
    Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk values the interpersonal connections he’s creating, even as he destroys them. It’s an exploration of violence, not an exploitation of violence.
    Dong-hyuk makes sure that when he kills people you care about, you know their names.
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-16/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 3

    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 3

    Episode five of Squid Game is “A Fair World”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the fifth episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    **Sorry we're late - Jack forgot to upload the file**
    Back in the main room, Gi-hun notices there’s something wrong with 001 and realizes that he has a fever. He helps the old man lie down, and Sae-byeok gives him a bottle of water to help lower the fever.
    Jack and Colin discuss some more of their favourite things - synchronisation and numerology - as well as trying to figure out the Front Man's timeline and how long the Squid Games have been going - it's at least 35 years by all accounts!
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-15/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 33 min
    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 2

    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 2

    Episode five of Squid Game is “A Fair World”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the fifth episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    At the control room, a square guard watches as the doctor and a triangle guard move through the colourful maze of staircases, Just like last time he erases the footage afterwards.
    Jack and Colin discuss the theme of luck (or bad luck) again, alongside more brilliant and key backstory building - everyone has a story and grey areas from their past. Gi-hun uses some mind tricks to get the upper hand over Player 101 and they work to perfection!
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-14/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 22 min
    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 1

    A Fair World: Squid Game episode 5 part 1

    Episode five of Squid Game is “A Fair World”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the fifth episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    Squid Game episode 4 ended with a big cliff-hanger, episode 5 begins with people falling off that cliff. Sang-woo comes up with a last-minute plan and his team wins the tug of war. Somehow he convinced everyone to take three steps forward to force the other team to the ground.
    Jack and Colin discuss the use of silence to create atmosphere and also add to the realisation of what the players have just had to do during the tug of war. Again, the use of colours are key (BLACKPINK) and there are some nods and references to Hollywood films e.g. The Matrix.
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-13/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 34 min
    Stick to the Team: Squid Game episode 4 part 3

    Stick to the Team: Squid Game episode 4 part 3

    Episode four of Squid Game is “Stick to the Team”. Join Player 456’s hosts Jack and Colin as they deep dive into the fourth episode of Netflix’s most popular show of all time. They offer their insight, thoughts and appreciation, and also cover your questions, queries and theories.
    Before the third full game begins, the players are told that they will be playing as a team. They have ten minutes to split into groups of ten. Between Gi-hun, Sang-woo, Ali, Sae-byeok, and Player 001, they still need five more people.
    Jack and Colin discuss Ali’s gesture (it is, of course, lovely), the impact of being forced to kill another human and how alien that is for nearly everyone still involved in the Squid Game. There are more subtle details during the tug of war game that the guys notice and they share their thoughts on the episode’s cliff-hanger.
    A https://quitethethingmedia.com/squid-game-podcast-12/ (Quite The Thing Media) production
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/player456pod (@player456pod)
    Email: player456pod@gmail.com
    Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan
    Jack and Colin also host https://bit.ly/WTMhome (Wrong Term Memory) - a weekly podcast with episodes out every Monday.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

BergKatse ,

Squid Game is pure dead mental, by the way n ahh that

I love these guys take on Squid Game. As the podcasts progress, they’ve also started to investigate more the Korean cultural oddities, like honourifics, that are missed in the English dubs/subs. Most of all their accents make me feel really homesick for Scotland. I haven’t heard the word “jobbie” in 30 years. If you love Squid Game give these neds (jk) a listen it’s a well researched pod.

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