The regularly irregular Bungie Podcast is a fireside chat with Brian Jarrard, Luke Smith and members of the motley crew of fortune seekers that make up Bungie. Learn more about Bungie, the personalities that make up the studio and occasionally new information on current and upcoming Bungie projects.

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Bungie Podcast: 12/21/10

Marcus Lehto, Joseph Tung, Lee Wilson, and Chris Carney stop by the recording booth for the second podcast in as many weeks to drop some dirty bombs about Halo: Reach's development process in another adults only version of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 122110 (0:48:05) [46 MB]


Bungie Podcast: 12/02/10

Derek Carroll, Sam Jones, and Jason Sussman weigh in on life, love, and the pursuit of crafting perfect Noble Map Pack play spaces in this truncated, adults only version of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 120210 (0:33:35) [32 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 06/03/10

Lukems bails, leaving Sketch and Urk in the lurch with designers Christoper P, Carney, Josh Hamrick, and Bungie.net Ultra Overlord, Chris Gossett. Talkin' 'bout all the Halo: Reach Beta Postgame Carnage.

Bungie Podcast 060310 (1:17:58) [73 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 04/19/10

Derek Carroll talks about the rules that run the game, Dave Candland interfaces with his fans, and Luke "Froman" Timmins answers all the right questions about Reach's under-the-hood upgrades.

Bungie Podcast 041910 (1:29:49) [82 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 03/29/10

Multiplayer designer Chris Carney settles into our studio to cough up all the details about Reach’s multiplayer direction and Sandbox Lead Sage Merrill has a sit in our hot seat to tackle twenty questions designed to dig into Reach's deadly upgrades.

Bungie Podcast 032910 (1:16:38) [70 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 03/09/10

Bungie’s Audio Lead, Jay Weinland drops in on the Podcast to talk about the audio improvements for Reach and the process of bringing real and hyper real audio to life. Oh, and we whine and moan about the selection of drinks on offer in the Bungie kitchen. Because we're babies.

Bungie Podcast 030910 (0:46:52) [45 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 01/27/10

Executive Producer Joseph Tung and Sandbox Specialist Sage Merrill step into the recording booth to sound off on Halo: Reach's development process, weapon loadout, and gameplay sandbox. Also up for discussion: blazers, beards, and Luke's busy weekends.

Bungie Podcast 012710 (0:55:51) [53 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 12/18/09

Halo: Reach Creative Director Marcus Lehto drops the development and historical knowledge, Marty sounds off on the music, and Sketch, Luke, and Urk ask half a dozen Bungie dudes to review their 2009.  It's big, it's long, it's the last Bungie Podcast in 2009.  Warning: Explicit Lyrics.  Get out your ID before steeping up to the door.

Bungie Podcast 121809 (2:02:57) [112 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 9/03/09

Curtis Creamer and a near endless parade of Bungie all star artists and designers stop in to answer a round of questions about all things Halo 3: ODST and wax philosophical about flatulent metaphors. Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Mature audiences only.

Bungie Podcast 090309 (1:02:36) [59 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 7/07/09

It's Bungie Day! Nathan Fillion drops into the podcast booth with Marty, Joe, and Brian and the Wolf stops in for the first time to talk some Bungie Pro Video shop. Oh, and there's some new Halo 3: ODST music.

Bungie Podcast 070709 (1:14:24) [70 MB]

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Bungie Podcast: 6/24/09

The Bungie E3 away team gets cozy and discusses the E3 2009 Post Conference Carnage and Playlist Maestro Shishka drops in to unveil some of our Bungie Day plans for Matchmaking.

Bungie Podcast 062409 (1:17:44) [77 MB]


Bungie Podcast: 6/02/09

Prepared to drop just in time for E3 week, Joe Staten, Paul Bertone, Lars Bakken, and Dan Miller stop by to provide an intelligence briefing on Halo 3: ODST and the all new Firefight.

Bungie Podcast 060209 (1:03:26) [60 MB]


Bungie Podcast: 4/01/09

Concept Artist Dorje Bellbrook graces the Bungie Podcast for the first time to talk about artful skyboxes and artistic inspirations, and Dan Miller drops in to talk about life, love, and the Mythic Map Pack. Shishka stops by to close out the show with some Matchmaking love.

Bungie Podcast 040109 (1:18:27) [72 MB]


Bungie Podcast: 1/09/09

A  Year in Review, the Bungie Way. We bring back a bunch of folks who appeared on the Bungie Podcast during the oh-eight. It's a revolving door full of men on this episode of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 010909 (1:49:37) [100 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 10/31/08

It's a Recon-focused double dip. The first show looks at the Halo 3: Recon trailers with the director, Jim McQuillan and the writer (and podcast regularish) Joseph Staten. Marty O'Donnell joins later to talk about the brand new Prepare to Drop song and more about the possibilities for music in Halo 3: Recon. Extra special thanks to Claude and Smallbits for hosting this episode of the Podcast.

Bungie Podcast Two for One in a Zip File (Several Hours) [150 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 08/21/08


Bungie's Paul Russel, one of the Environment Artists responsible for shaping a key component of Halo's aesthetic - Forerunner structures - joins the cast of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 082108 (1:20:49) [93 MB]

Bungie Podcast: 07/07/08


Celebrate Bungie day with the sounds of babes. Well, not really babes, but how about enjoying the sweet sweet sounds of a whole mess of special guests on the return of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 070708 (1:30:31) [104MB]



Bungie Podcast: 04/11/08

Designer Lars Bakken joins Sketch, Luke and Frankie for the first segment to talk about the Legendary DLC and new hire/old friend Shishka joins the troublemakers for the second segment

Bungie Podcast 041108 (58:11) [54 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 3/21/08


Forward thinking Engineering Lead Chris Butcher joins Frank, Luke and Brian on this futuristic episode of the Bungie Podcast. After a fake commercial break, Microsoft's Major Nelson takes his place in the line of Luke's barrage of question gunfire.

Bungie Podcast 031908 (1:32:37) [85 MB]


Bungie Podcast: 2/19/08

The "other" (and by "other," I mean the older, smarter and better at Halo version of) Luke sits in for a raucous and rated-M for Mature version of the Bungie Podcast. Luke Timmins, an engineer at Bungie (specifically, he works on Networking code), talks about his seedy past, how he fought the law (and the law won) and how to get a job as an Engineer at Bungie.

Bungie Podcast 021908 (55:46) [66 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 2/04/08


Christian Allen, a recently hired Lead Designer at Bungie, gets in bed with the threesome for a memory-filled jaunt through his path into the game industry.

Bungie Podcast (44:35) [51.1MB]




Bungie Podcast: 1/18/08

Bungie's equivalent of Xerxes, Studio Manager Harold Ryan, joins Sketch, Frank and Luke on this episode of the Bungie Podcast. He talks about his lengthy career in games, all manners of games he likes (he's a recovering EQ addict) and what may or may not be in store for Halo 3's future.

Bungie Podcast (57:12) [65.5MB]




Bungie Podcast: 12/12/07


Without Sketch's wit and inquiring mind, the Podcast ship stayed afloat thanks to water wings and the smooth sonic tones of Bungie Audio Lead Marty O'Donnell. Marty talks a bit about his own Bungie origin story in addition to providing some detailed memories about Bungie in the Windy City.

Bungie Podcast 121207 (1:05:34) [75MB]




Bungie Podcast: 12/04/07


Long has it been, friends! Vacations have come and went (for Brian and Frankie) and the crew finally reconvened with special guest Christopher Barrett to talk about Halo 3's Heroic Map Pack, how he started at Bungie, what he's worked on and what's been canned.

Bungie Podcast 120407 (50:55) [58 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 10/23/07


This episode of the Bungie Studios Podcast includes a mountain of guests, and by mountain we mean 2. It's the last pre-Sketch and Frankie on vacation show, and the two of them go out with a long one. Environment Artist Lead Dave Dunn joins the crew and spins a whole mess of tales from some of Bungie's history. Podcast semi-regular Paul Bertone joins the fellas in the show waning moments to talk football and talk about beating me into a pulp in Campaign Scoring.

Bungie Podcast 102307 (1:16:57) [88 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 10/08/07

What makes a good producer? What does being a producer entail? Frank obviously has his take on it, but when we ask veteran producer and one of Bungie's leaders, Jonty Barnes he has a different take than our Scottish treat. With Paul Bertone off the grid in meetings, Jonty fills in (sort of) in a very special, and ne'er to be repeated version of the NFL Minute.

Special note: This show was recorded well before the announcement regarding Bungie Studios and our relationship with Microsoft. We'll talk about that on an upcoming show!
Bungie Podcast 108007 (53:19) [73 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 09/20/07


While we don't acknowledge it on the show, this Podcast is actually the year anniversary of the Bungie Podcast. To unknowingly commemorate that feat, Marty O'Donnell, Joe Staten and Web Dev Lead Chris Gossett take a turn on the mic. Chris talks extensively about the new Bungie.net and its robust featureset. Marty talks about the Halo 3 Soundtrack and Joe Staten catches us up on his book "Contact Harvest" and what he was doing in New Zealand last week.

Because it's the last show before Halo 3 launches, we made it super long, nearly two hours of chatter this week -- just think, that's two hours closer to actually buying Halo 3.

Bungie Podcast 092007 (1:47:39) [123 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 09/11/07

The travel-delayed eighth episode of the Bungie Studios Podcast is finally available for download. This week's show, in addition to a faux-hawk bet involving the National Football League, welcomes the long-awaited appearance of Campaign Mission Design Lead, Paul Bertone.

Bungie Podcast 091107 (58:08) [67 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 08/27/07

This week's (we fudged the "weekly release" a little bit) episode of the Bungie Studios Podcast has Lars Bakken and Tyson Green join Frankie and Luke in the studio for a frank discussion on Forge, Halo 3's multiplayer customization tool.

Bungie Podcast 082707 (42:21) [49 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 08/16/07


The “If, then” show: AI Programmer Damian Isla is welcomed aboard this week’s Bungie Podcast. On this week’s show, Damian explains how the AI in Halo 3 works, how Equipment changed his job and how Halo 3’s AI has changed from Halo 2 to Halo 3.


Bungie Podcast 081607 (1:02:34) [72 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 8/10/07

On this week's episode of the Bungie Podcast, Mission Designer Dan Miller joins Frankie and Luke in the crow's nest studio. With Sketch away on business, Dan Miller has to step it up . He does.


Bungie Podcast 081007 (1:03:19) [73 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 8/01/07


Somehow, we pried a supremely busy Jamie Evans away from overseeing the fleet of testers running Halo 3 through the ringer and tricked him into chatting with Ske7ch, Frankie and I on the latest episode of the Bungie Podcast. We take a few of your questions and talk about the latest news -- yep, that news -- on this episode of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 080107 (49:19) [69 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 7/23/07


Joseph Staten, the man of many alien voices joins Brian, Frankie and I in this week's episode of The Bungie Podcast. Joseph fields some of your questions, we drop a few informational pieces of Halo 3-related chum into the water and recap what Joseph calls "the greatest saved film ever" and I call "bug-infused BS" in grisly detail.


Bungie Podcast 072307 (1:07:40) [62 MB]




Bungie Podcast: 7/11/07

After nearly a year (who really is to blame?), the Bungie Podcast has left the nest and spread its wings. Instead of a bird, it's a fierce dragon and the below download is your seat on the fire-breathing winged beast's back. Joining me this week in the studio are podcast veterans Brian Jarrard and Frank O'Connor, with special guest star Multiplayer Designer Lars Bakken rounding out the four-part harmony. We talk about some of the studio's preparations for E3, Bungie's Technical Lead Chris Butcher stops in for a few minutes and finally, a very special guest phones in to the Bungie Teen Support Line. All of this and more on the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 071107 (35:36) [49 MB]



Bungie Podcast: 09/22/06


The very first Bungie podcast featuring news and insights into Halo 2 for Windows Vista, Halo 3 and future Halo 2 Xbox Live matchmaking updates. In addition we have an interview with Audio Lead Jay Weinland and the return of the Bungie "Whambulance" reader mail segment.

Bungie Podcast 092206 (55:00) [50 MB]


Bungie Podcast - Noble Map Pack Edition 

Posted by urk at 12/2/2010 2:01 PM PST

This is all for show.

Bungie Podcast: 12/02/10

Derek Carroll, Sam Jones, and Jason Sussman weigh in on life, love, and the pursuit of crafting perfect Noble Map Pack play spaces in this truncated, adults only version of the Bungie Podcast.

Bungie Podcast 120210 (0:33:35) [32 MB]

The Mayish Bungie Podcast! 

Posted by urk at 6/3/2010 9:52 AM PDT

Breaking down the Beta.

Yup, so we didn't quite make the May deadline we set for ourselves, but whatever...get off our backs! You'll get the podcast when it's good and ready. Like now.

"Lukems bails, leaving Sketch and Urk in the lurch with designers Christoper P. Carney, Josh Hamrick, and Bungie.net Ultra Overlord, Chris Gossett. Talkin' 'bout all the Halo: Reach Beta Postgame Carnage."

The Mayish Post-Beta Podcast

It's the Bungie Podcast! 

Posted by urk at 4/19/2010 5:28 PM PDT

Now with new theme!

Bungie Podcast: 04/19/10

Derek Carroll talks about the rules that run the game, Dave Candland interfaces with his fans, and Luke "Froman" Timmins answers all the right questions about Reach's under-the-hood upgrades.

Bungie Podcast 041910 (1:29:49) [82 MB]

iTunes, as always, coming soon-ish.

It's the Bungie Podcast! 

Posted by urk at 3/29/2010 10:33 AM PDT

Doubling up in the month of March.

Bungie Podcast: 03/29/10

Multiplayer designer Chris Carney settles into our studio to cough up all the details about Reach’s multiplayer direction and Sandbox Lead Sage Merrill has a sit in our hot seat to tackle twenty questions designed to dig into Reach's deadly upgrades.

Bungie Podcast 032910 (1:16:38) [70 MB]

That's three on the year, suckers, and we've already got the fourth in the can. Stay Tuned to Bungie.net all week for more Halo: Reach information!

The February-ish Bungie Podcast! 

Posted by urk at 3/9/2010 3:45 PM PST

Better late than never.

Bungie’s Audio Lead, Jay Weinland drops in on the Bungie Podcast to talk about the audio improvements for Reach and the process of bringing real and hyper real audio to life. Oh, and we whine and moan about the selection of drinks on offer in the Bungie kitchen. Because we're babies.

Bungie Podcast 030910 (0:46:52) [45 MB]

Like what you're hearing? Sound off in the discussion thread attached. As always, iTunes coming soon.

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