25 episodes

Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks are huge fans of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves, and their incredible journey. But what would it be like to experience that journey at the same pace as the Phantom Thieves do? So the duo is diving into Persona 5 Royal (which only Tom has played through before) in real-time, playing an in-game week for every week that passes in the real world. Follow along as these two Persona 5 fans, plus guests, take their time as they dive into P5R's massive world and story.

Take Your Time - A Persona 5 in Real Time Podcast Take Your Time

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks are huge fans of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves, and their incredible journey. But what would it be like to experience that journey at the same pace as the Phantom Thieves do? So the duo is diving into Persona 5 Royal (which only Tom has played through before) in real-time, playing an in-game week for every week that passes in the real world. Follow along as these two Persona 5 fans, plus guests, take their time as they dive into P5R's massive world and story.

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 24: Sept 13 - 19

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 24: Sept 13 - 19

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 24 as we pick up with the personal lives of the Phantom Thieves for the week of September 13 - 19.  

    We dive into the week's events, as we officially hit the mission start of the Okumura's Palace's section of Persona 5 Royal. This includes the introduction of Persona 5 Royal's latest Phantom Thief, Haru aka the Beauty Thief, as Morgana and the rest of Persona 5's Phantom Thieves face a split in the group. Can the team reconcile and reform as Persona 5 Royal's story continues, and how are the Phantom Thieves handling their surging popularity around the world? We take a look at that, and more as we learn about why Okumura is a worthy target and why we've got a new member of the team.  

    Plus, our Persona 5 podcast offers another Pop Quiz question, and answer some questions about the length of Persona 5 Royal, save states in Persona 5 and JRPGs in general, and a lot more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 23: Sept 6 - 12

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 23: Sept 6 - 12

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 23 as we pick up with the personal lives of the Phantom Thieves for the week of September 6 - 12.  It's time to take a trip! Well, at least in game, as Jonathon and Tom cover the Phantom Thieves' trip to Hawaii. 

    The duo discusses the events of the week, the endearing character moments, and the ways in which the seemingly innocuous school trip has bigger ramifications for Persona 5 Royal's story. Speaking of, we also discuss some of the Royal specific changes to the week, dive a bit into Kasumi's Confidant line (at the end of the episode), and much more.  

    Plus, we offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 22: August 30 - Sept 5

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 22: August 30 - Sept 5

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 22 as we pick up with the personal lives of the Phantom Thieves for the week of August 30 - September 5.  While the Phantom Thieves continue to figure out who their next target is, we dive into another week's events of the personal lives of the Phantom Thieves. 

    With a Hawaii trip on the horizon, we look at what the restart of school means for the gang, the rising prominence of their deeds, Morgana's continued frustrations, and much more. Plus, we take a look at what we did in our free time, including a new Confidant being unlocked, some long-awaited Confidant returns for Jonathon, and a few more seeds of Persona 5 Royal-specific content.  

    Plus, we offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 21: August 23 - 29

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 21: August 23 - 29

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 21 as we pick up with the personal lives of the Phantom Thieves for the week of August 23 - 29.  

    We discuss the week following the end of Futaba's palace deadline, as the gang wants to help Futaba be better at interaction with people. These lessons take up the bulk of the week, with each day offering a new scenario for the Phantom Thieves to discover Futaba... is pretty good at being a person. We also discuss what we do in all our free evenings, including Confidant rank ups, some hangouts with the Velvet Room twins, and much more.  

    Plus, we offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 20: August 16 - 22

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 20: August 16 - 22

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom and Jonathon for episode 20 as we wrap up the Futaba's palace section of the game for the week of August 16 - 22.  We discuss how we spent the rest of our free time in this arc of Persona 5 Royal, as we've both completed Futaba's Palace and are just waiting for the deadline to come. 

    We dive into how we surprisingly spent some days doing exactly the same thing, Tom's latest Mementos trip, and how Jonathon is still discovering so many new things about a game he loves. Then, we discuss the events of the palace deadline, including whether Futaba stops Medjed, the resulting fallout, and what teases are introduced for our next chapter.  

    Then we discuss the full Yoshida Confidant storyline, including our feelings on his story and how it connects to Joker, our criteria for ranking Confidants going forward, and more!  

    Plus, we offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more. Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 19: August 9 - 15

    Take Your Time: Persona 5 Royal Podcast Episode 19: August 9 - 15

    Welcome to Take Your Time, a podcast by Jonathon Dornbush and Tom Marks where the duo will be playing Persona 5 Royal in real time, playing along with P5R's in-game calendar. Join Tom, Jonathon, and special guest Barrett Courtney from Kinda Funny for episode 19 as we continue the fourth palace's section of the game for the week of August 9 - 15.

    We discuss the full extent of Futaba's Palace, including the layout, Will Seeds, boss battle, and more. Barrett joins us to discuss his love of the palace, why we think it works so well on a gameplay level, and how strongly it ties into Futaba's storyline. We explore the new revelations about the cognitive world, Futaba's relationship with her palace, and the truth of her backstory as we explore the palace Pyramid floor by floor. Breaking down what does and doesn't work mechanically, we also discuss how we feel this palace works on a difficulty level, whether its puzzles are better than past palaces, and how it feels to be rattled.

    Of course, we don't ignore the rest of the week, so we discuss what we did in our free time throughout this span of the game, and Barrett even clues us in on how his week was back when he last played P5R.

    Plus, we offer another Persona Pseudonym and Pop Quiz question, and more.  Be sure to write in with your thoughts to dornology@gmail.com, or tweet at Jonathon (@jmdornbush) and Tom (@tomrmarks).

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Joshing you 62 ,

Can’t get enough

This is one of my new favorite podcasts. The two hosts are adorable. Persona 5 Royal is one of my favorite games and this show helps me enjoy it all the more. I am beginning the show and can’t get enough of it. I do not know what I’ll do when I catch up and have to wait a week for each episode. I am looking forward to enjoying the run of this show through the rest of the year and into the next, and I’m hoping the two host do more podcast when they’re finished (persona 5 strikers please?). If you’re a fan of the game, you’ll love this show.

WobblyPc ,

Very asterous

Scratching my p5 itch while I’m too busy to replay again.

Lad, the theif ,

What’s bonkin lads?

There’s nothing bad I can say about this show. It’s Excellently paced and funny, earnest and thoughtful conversations about the more controversial elements of the game, and expertly researched. My one hope is that when they do have guests, they invite people on that are, were, or have family that are from Japan. Please give it alisten, it’s well worth it. And if these are soy boys; I aspire to be one.

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