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Introducing “The Official The Last of Us” podcast series

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Introducing “The Official The Last of Us” podcast series

Episode 4 is now live.

Hey everyone, I’m Christian Spicer– a writer, podcaster, stand-up comedian, and a huge fan of The Last of Us. Like so many of you, when I first played The Last of Us in 2013, it left a lasting impact on me and I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of The Last of Us Part II on June 19. You can imagine my excitement when last year, I was approached to work with Naughty Dog, PlayStation, and Sony Music to host a new podcast that would reflect upon the game with the developers, cast, and collaborators that brought it to life and take a look ahead at the sequel. After hours of recording and captivating discussions over the last several months, today I’m proud to announce The Official The Last of Us Podcast and the launch of our very first episode. 

Available today, episode 1 starts from the beginning, as we discuss the unforgettable first few hours of The Last of Us with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann and Anthony Newman, as well as cast members Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. You can stream or download it from your favorite audio source right here.

We’ll be dropping new episodes of this limited series every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. Each episode, I’ll be joined by an evolving lineup of guests, including various members of the development team, composer Gustavo Santaolalla, other notable fans of the game, and cast members, such as Jeffrey Pierce, Laura Bailey, Shannon Woodward, and Ian Alexander.

In the lead-up to The Last of Us Part II’s launch, we’ll be diving deep into the making of the first game, but on July 7, once everyone’s had a chance to play, we’ll be turning our focus to the The Last of Us Part II and unpacking the story, gameplay, and development process. You’re going to want to make sure you tune in for that.

On behalf of everyone that helped make this podcast possible, thank you so much for listening! We hope you enjoy it.

  • Episode 1 – June 9, 2020
    • Host Christian Spicer walks through Summer Part 1 of The Last of Us with writer/creative director Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson and melee and combat designer Anthony Newman.
  • Episode 2 – June 16, 2020
    • Host Christian Spicer walks through Summer Part 2 of The Last of Us with writer/creative director Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson and art director Erick Pangilinan.
  • Episode 3 – June 23, 2020
    • Host Christian Spicer walks through Fall and Left Behind of The Last of Us with writer/creative director Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson and UI designer Alexandria Neonakis.
  • Episode 4 – June 30, 2020
    • Host Christian Spicer walks through Winter and Spring of The Last of Us with writer/creative director Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, animator Almudena Soria and composer Gustavo Santaolalla.
  • Episode 5 – July 7, 2020
  • Episode 6 – July 14, 2020
  • Episode 7 – July 21, 2020
  • Episode 8 – July 28, 2020

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  • Will this be in french or we being f*** again ?

  • #LetWombatCoHost

    • Ha! What I am hearing is that you wan an Uninformed Opinions episode about The Last of Us Part II when it comes out? I’m game if Wombat is! :)

  • The Last of Us Part II looks phenomenal.

  • Super stoked for TLOU2 and this podcast!

  • That hour passed by in a flash jeez

    I’m so inpatient for this game to drop it’ll seem like this last week will last an eternity

    7 year long wait is almost over :’)

    • So very close! I’m glad you enjoyed the first episode of the podcast too! There’s a lot of really great stuff to come as well! :)

  • EXCELLENT first episode, great production value, and really getting me psyched for the new game.

    Looking forward to the next episode!

    • Yay! Glad you loved episode 1 as much as I did. Can’t wait for everyone to hear all the awesome stuff we recorded for this!

  • If any of you could describe TLoU as a whole in one word, what would you pick??

    Personally, I think the best fitted term (off the top of my head) would be ‘astonishing’, and the reason being how open-minded and controversial this series is and not shying away for any of it. The team at Naughty Dog has constructed this beautifully played out story, and it’s so real and honest for the fact that it does tackle ‘difficult’ subjects. I love The Last of Us because of how much its willing to ask players tough questions (like what would you do it someone you loved became Infected), and it really makes you dig down deep and ask yourself what is ‘morally’ right, and morals are different w/ everyone. I don’t know, these characters and their world has really helped me discover myself on a whole other level. I guess that’s what I find so ‘astonishing’ about The Last of Us.

  • NOT GOOD

  • Amazin podcast, thanks for the great work

  • The most recent episode was amazing, especially hearing Gustavo talking about his music in the game.

  • What’s the song that plays at the beginning and end of the episodes? Is that the theme for this podcast only or is it on TLOU2? Is it on Spotify?

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