193 episodes

Pretending to be People is a mystery/horror role-playing podcast. Join Zach, Thomas, Luke, and Joe as they navigate a terrifying campaign filled with twists, turns, and laughs - all decided on a roll of the dice. Can the officers of the Contention Police Department unravel the mysteries suddenly plaguing their sleepy town? Will they die – or worse – in the attempt? This is an actual play utilizing the game systems of Delta Green and Pulp Cthulhu. This is Pretending to be People.

Pretending to be People Pretending to be People

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 444 Ratings

Pretending to be People is a mystery/horror role-playing podcast. Join Zach, Thomas, Luke, and Joe as they navigate a terrifying campaign filled with twists, turns, and laughs - all decided on a roll of the dice. Can the officers of the Contention Police Department unravel the mysteries suddenly plaguing their sleepy town? Will they die – or worse – in the attempt? This is an actual play utilizing the game systems of Delta Green and Pulp Cthulhu. This is Pretending to be People.

    A Crab and Corn Farm

    A Crab and Corn Farm

    The City Action News field team takes the C.A.N. Van to a crab and corn farm here in the Season Two premiere.

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    Soundtrack by Justin Sala.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 59 min
    The Marble Floors of Youth

    The Marble Floors of Youth

    The segment hits the editing bay. Cal is treated worse than prey. This one's equal parts headway and horseplay.

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    Soundtrack by Justin Sala.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 55 min
    We've Got Gold

    We've Got Gold

    From the CalZone to Kaylee Silver in Apartment 836.

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    Soundtrack by WAAAVV.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 48 min
    Printing Press (with Scott Dorward and Ellinor DiLorenzo)

    Printing Press (with Scott Dorward and Ellinor DiLorenzo)

    Guests Scott Dorward and Ellinor DiLorenzo help fill in the gaps of a hazy night.

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    Soundtrack by WAAAVV.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 54 min
    Welcome to Grover's Gorge

    Welcome to Grover's Gorge

    The City Action News field team finds a dropped pin.

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    Soundtrack by WAAAVV.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 46 min
    Evil Itself Was Extinguished

    Evil Itself Was Extinguished

    The CAN Crew takes Gottle's Gate to Grover's Gorge, interviews an eager GE, and discovers a wild wild animal.

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    Soundtrack by WAAAVV.

    Wolf played "My Life is Great and It's All My Fault" by Altar Girl.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

wyndowsyl ,

this is my favorite podcast of all time

i just finished season one of ptbp (i'm quite late, i know). when i listened to the first episode i thought "i will listen to this podcast to pass the time while i look for one i am actually interested in." then, by the end of the first episode, i was hooked. i have been explaining every episode to my husband in excruciating detail. i cannot shut up about this podcast. the humor, roleplaying, and interpersonal relationships between players and the dm are all so completely on point and entertaining. the story line is SO interesting and unique, and i am in love with every character (even the ones i just love to hate). i can feel it in my bones now that i will not know what to do with myself when i catch up to the current releases and have to start waiting between episodes. i have been an android user my entire life, but i got my first iphone JUST to write this review. if you are considering listening, i say absolutely do. you will not regret it.

Drift43 ,

Blown away by the love and dedication from a few silly humans

Found you guys because of ain’t slayed nobody and let me tell you I binged through season one in like a week then went back for more. The creativity and sometimes chaotic nature of the plot, the niche humor and love for the game and craft muah chefs kiss you guys are the shizz and wolf I tried to summon you the other to help with out podcast edge of madness pod but I just got a dial tone maybe not enough garbage juice….. furiously goes back to drawing board

iimNoodyy ,

I’ve been missing out.

Just started listening recently and wish I knew of this podcast from beginning but I’ve got so much content In front of since I’m only on ep 34. This group is so funny and even though I don’t play games like this I feel like I’d easily be friends with them. Thanks for making this mailman laugh while walking his route.

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