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Talks Machina was a weekly talk show hosted by Brian Wayne Foster, where the events of Critical Role are discussed. Each week there were several guests who answered questions sent in by fans. The guests were usually some of the regular cast members of Critical Role, but there have also been guest players such as Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Will Friedle, several of the crew members from Geek & Sundry, and fans such as Andrew from @CritRoleStats.

The episodes could be watched live on Critical Role's Twitch channel. The first four episodes, the Critmas 2016 episode, and the live WonderCon episode were uploaded to the Geek & Sundry website, with episodes through "Talks Machina #100: 'Xhorhas'" (TMx100) available on a playlist in roughly reverse chronological order. "Talks Machina #101: 'Feral Business'" (TMx101) and later were posted to the Critical Role website the Thursday after they aired.

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Photograph of Brian W. Foster, by Ray Kachatorian from "The World of Critical Role".[art 1]

In January 2017, Talks Machina added Talks Machina: After Dark on Project Alpha, which included 15–20 minutes of extra cast questions pulled from Alpha viewers.[1] This ended when Project Alpha closed down on March 31, 2019.[2]

As well as questions for the cast, fans submitted their fan art and cosplay photos (which replaced the Gif of the Week). The winners were featured in the Fan Art of the Week and Cosplay of the Week segments, respectively, and received Critical Role or Wyrmwood Gaming merchandise.

Starting with "Talks Machina #101: 'Feral Business'" (TMx101), Talks Machina was also available contemporaneously as a podcast, aligning with when Critical Role started their own channel in February 2019. The earlier episodes were eventually added to the Nerdist Industries Podcast Network through "Talks Machina #66: 'Whispers of War'" (TMx66). Episodes subsequent to that are now available through the Critical Role podcast network.

Talks Machina originally aired on Tuesdays at 7pm PST/PDT (Los Angeles time). The show ceased production temporarily during the COVID-19 Hiatus, from March through September of 2020. From 15 September 2020 to May 2021, it returned in a new, bi-weekly, pre-recorded and socially distant format. Questions were generated by members of the production team rather than gathered via social media from Critters.

On 16 August 2021, during the hiatus between Campaigns Two and Three, both Critical Role and Brian Foster's Twitter accounts announced that Brian would be moving on from the company to focus on personal projects.[3][4] Critical Role's third campaign premiered on 21 October 2021 without a post-game discussion show. Almost six months later, on 5 April 2022, 4-Sided Dive began, a semi-monthly show featuring four cast members discussing previous events in the campaign.

As of July 2023, the show is no longer available on the Critical Role YouTube channel.[5]

List of Episodes[]

Episodes 1 to 50
No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
1 "Talks Machina #1: 'Where the Cards Fall'" (TMx01) 2016-11-15 VOD 54:17
Laura, Matt, and Travis discuss "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75).
2 "Talks Machina #2: 'Brawl in the Arches'" (TMx02) 2016-11-22 VOD 1:11:34
Marisha, Matt, Sam, and Ashley discuss "Brawl in the Arches" (1x76).
3 "Talks Machina #3" (TMx03) 2016-11-29 VOD 1:13:40
Laura, Liam, Marisha and Taliesin have a general Q&A due to Critical Role not airing the previous week.
4 "Talks Machina #4: 'Clash at Daxio'" (TMx04) 2016-12-06 VOD 1:22:34
Liam, Marisha, and Matt discuss "Clash at Daxio" (1x77). Special Guests: The Geek & Sundry Pit Crew.
5 "Talks Machina #5: 'The Siege of Emon'" (TMx05) 2016-12-13 VOD 1:15:34
Laura and Taliesin discuss "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) with special guests Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Will Friedle.
6 "Talks Machina #6: December 2016 Critmas" (TMx06) 2016-12-20 VOD 1:33:09
December 2016 Critmas. (Prerecorded)
7 "Talks Machina #7: 'Thordak'" (TMx07) 2017-01-03 VOD 1:29:17
Liam, Matt, and Travis discuss "Thordak" (1x79).
8 "Talks Machina #8: 'Raishan'" (TMx08) 2017-01-10 VOD 1:26:40
Laura, Marisha, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Raishan" (1x80).
9 "Talks Machina #9: 'What Lies Beneath the Surface'" (TMx09) 2017-01-17 VOD 1:20:04
Laura, Liam, and Sam discuss "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) with special guest Andrew from CritRoleStats.
10 "Talks Machina #10: 'Deadly Echoes'" (TMx10) 2017-01-24 VOD 1:31:09
Marisha, Matt, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Deadly Echoes" (1x82).
11 "Talks Machina #11: 'The Deceiver's Stand'" (TMx11) 2017-01-31 VOD 1:27:24
Laura, Marisha, Taliesin, and Ashley discuss "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83).
12 "Talks Machina #12: 'Loose Ends'" (TMx12) 2017-02-07 VOD 1:27:43
Liam, Matt, Sam, and Travis discuss "Loose Ends" (1x84).
13 "Talks Machina #13: 'A Bard's Lament' and 'Daring Days'" (TMx13) 2017-02-21 VOD 1:31:25
Laura, Liam, Marisha, Matt, Sam, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) and "Daring Days" (1x86).
14 "Talks Machina #14: 'Onward to Vesrah'" (TMx14) 2017-02-28 VOD 1:30:58
Liam, Marisha, and Taliesin discuss "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87). Special Guest: Kit Buss.
15 "Talks Machina #15: 'Tangled Depths'" (TMx15) 2017-03-07 VOD 1:34:17
Marisha, Matt, Travis, and Ashley discuss "Tangled Depths" (1x88) with special guest Gil Ramirez.
16 "Talks Machina #16: 'Curious Tides'" (TMx16) 2017-03-14 VOD 1:21:28
Laura, Liam, and Travis discuss "Curious Tides" (1x89).
17 "Talks Machina #17: 'Voice of the Tempest'" (TMx17) 2017-03-21 VOD 1:22:15
Liam, Marisha, and Sam discuss "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90).
18 "Talks Machina #18: 'Vox Machina Go to Hell'" (TMx18) 2017-03-28 VOD 1:38:08
Marisha and Matt discuss "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) with special guests Fan Friction Films.
19 "Talks Machina Answers Your Questions Live at WonderCon" (TMx19) 2017-04-01 VOD 56:29
Recorded live at WonderCon 2017. The regular cast of Critical Role discuss "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) and answer questions from the audience.
20 "Talks Machina #20: 'Bats Out of Hell'" (TMx20) 2017-04-11 VOD 1:23:53
Sam, Liam, and Travis discuss "Bats Out of Hell" (1x93) with special guest ND Stevenson.
21 "Talks Machina #21: 'Jugs and Rods'" (TMx21) 2017-04-18 VOD 1:14:17
Laura, Taliesin, and Ashley discuss "Jugs and Rods" (1x94).
22 "Talks Machina #22: 'Liam's Quest'" (TMx22) 2017-04-25 VOD 1:22:51
Liam, Ashley, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Liam's Quest: Full Circle" (Sx16).
23 "Talks Machina #23: 'One Year Later...' and 'Family Matters'" (TMx23) 2017-05-09 VOD 1:24:52
Ashley, Laura, and Travis discuss "One Year Later..." (1x95) and "Family Matters" (1x96).
24 "Talks Machina #24: 'Taryon, My Wayward Son'" (TMx24) 2017-05-16 VOD 1:30:51
Taliesin, Sam, and Matt discuss "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97).
25 "Talks Machina #25: 'The Mines of the Many'" (TMx25) 2017-05-23 VOD 1:25:21
Laura, Liam, and Marisha discuss "The Mines of the Many" (1x98).
26 "Talks Machina #26: 'Level 17 Battle Royale'" (TMx26) 2017-05-30 VOD 1:32:00
Taliesin, Matt, and Marisha discuss "Critical Role – Level 17 Battle Royale!" (Sx19).
27 "Talks Machina #27: 'Masquerade'" (TMx27) 2017-06-06 VOD 1:27:02
Sam, Ashley, and Laura discuss "Masquerade" (1x99).
28 "Talks Machina #28: 'Unfinished Business'" (TMx28) 2017-06-13 VOD 1:26:20
Ashley, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Unfinished Business" (1x100).
29 "Talks Machina #29: 'Thar Amphala'" (TMx29) 2017-06-20 VOD 1:28:22
Liam, Ashley, and Taliesin discuss "Thar Amphala" (1x101).
30 "Talks Machina #30: 'Race to the Tower'" (TMx30) 2017-06-27 VOD 1:10:26
Ashley, Matt, Marisha, and Travis discuss "Race to the Tower" (1x102).
31 "Talks Machina #31: 'The Fate-Touched' and 'Elysium'" (TMx31) 2017-07-11 VOD 1:24:42
Laura, Liam, Marisha, and Sam discuss "The Fate-Touched" (1x103) and "Elysium" (1x104).
32 "Talks Machina #32: 'The Fear of Isolation'" (TMx32) 2017-07-18 VOD 1:23:47
Taliesin and Travis discuss "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) with special guest Darin De Paul.
33 "Talks Machina #33: 'The Endless Atheneum'" (TMx33) 2017-08-01 VOD 1:42:15
Matt and Marisha discuss "The Endless Atheneum" (1x106) with special guest Darin De Paul.
34 "Talks Machina #34: 'Scaldseat' and 'The Core Anvil'" (TMx34) 2017-08-15 VOD 1:18:32
Liam, Sam, and Travis discuss "Scaldseat" (1x107) and "The Core Anvil" (1x108).
35 "Talks Machina #35: 'The Ominous March'" (TMx35) 2017-08-22 VOD 1:35:54
Liam, Marisha, and Taliesin discuss "The Ominous March" (1x109).
36 "Talks Machina #36: Free-For-All" (TMx36) 2017-08-29 VOD 1:21:04
Ashley, Brian, Liam, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Steve Blum and Wendy Sullivan Green have a free-for-all while everyone else is at Burning Man.
37 "Talks Machina #37: 'Bar Room Blitz'" (TMx37) 2017-09-05 VOD 1:23:38
Ashly Burch, Brian, Liam, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Sam discuss "Critical Role: Bar Room Blitz" (Sx21).
38 "Talks Machina #38: 'The Climb Within'" (TMx38) 2017-09-12 VOD 1:22:04
Laura, Travis, and Taliesin discuss "The Climb Within" (1x110).
39 "Talks Machina #39: 'Shadows of Thomara'" (TMx39) 2017-09-19 VOD 1:19:34
Liam and Matt discuss "Shadows of Thomara" (1x111).
40 "Talks Machina #40: 'Dark Dealings'" (TMx40) 2017-09-26 VOD 1:00:21
Laura and Travis discuss "Dark Dealings" (1x112).
41 "Talks Machina #41: 'The Final Ascent'" (TMx41) 2017-10-03 VOD 1:28:01
Marisha and Matt discuss "The Final Ascent" (1x113) with special guest Joe Manganiello.
42 "Talks Machina #42: 'Vecna, the Ascended'" (TMx42) 2017-10-10 VOD 1:27:44
Liam and Marisha discuss "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114).
43 "Talks Machina #43: 'The Chapter Closes'" (TMx43) 2017-10-17 VOD 1:19:10
Liam, Matt, Sam, and Taliesin discuss "The Chapter Closes" (1x115).
44 "Talks Machina #44: 'Thursday by Night'" (TMx44) 2017-10-24 VOD 1:32:09
Sam, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Thursday by Night" (Sx24).
45 "Talks Machina #45: 'Grog's Game Night: Bunions & Flagons'" (TMx45) 2017-11-07 VOD 1:13:18
Liam, Sam, and Taliesin discuss "Critical Role: Grog's One-Shot" (Sx26).
46 "Talks Machina #46: 'Trinket's Honey Heist'" (TMx46) 2017-11-14 VOD 1:25:44
Liam, Marisha, Matt, and Taliesin discuss "Trinket's Honey Heist" (Sx27).
47 "Talks Machina #47: 'Sam's One-Shot: Once Upon a Cruise'" (TMx47) 2017-11-28 VOD 1:21:45
Yuri Lowenthal, ND Stevenson, Molly Ostertag, and Sam discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Once Upon a Fairytale Cruise" (Sx28).
48 "Talks Machina #48: 'Lvl 20 Battle Royale'" (TMx48) 2017-12-12 VOD 1:11:44
Liam, Taliesin, and Travis discuss "Critical Role One-Shot: Epic Level Battle Royale" (Sx30).
49 "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49) 2018-01-16 VOD 1:20:32
Laura, Liam, Taliesin and Travis discuss "Curious Beginnings" (2x01).
50 "Talks Machina #50: 'A Show of Scrutiny'" (TMx50) 2018-01-23 VOD 1:28:27
Marisha, Taliesin and Sam discuss "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02).
Episodes 51 to 100
No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
51 "Talks Machina #51: 'The Midnight Chase'" (TMx51) 2018-01-30 VOD 1:21:49
Laura, Liam and Travis discuss "The Midnight Chase" (2x03).
52 "Talks Machina #52: 'Disparate Pieces'" (TMx52) 2018-02-06 VOD 1:17:20
Liam, Marisha and Sam discuss "Disparate Pieces" (2x04).
53 "Talks Machina #53: 'The Open Road'" (TMx53) 2018-02-13 VOD 1:28:28
Matthew, and Travis discuss "The Open Road" (2x05).
54 "Talks Machina #54: 'The Howling Mines'" (TMx54) 2018-02-20 VOD 1:23:14
Taliesin discuss "The Howling Mines" (2x06).
55 "Talks Machina #55: 'Hush'" (TMx55) 2018-02-27 VOD 1:21:06
Liam and Marisha discuss "Hush" (2x07).
56 "Talks Machina #56: 'The Gates of Zadash'" (TMx56) 2018-03-06 VOD 1:21:25
Laura and Sam discuss "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08).
57 "Talks Machina #57: 'Steam and Conversation'" (TMx57) 2018-03-13 VOD 1:22:42
Ashley and Travis discuss "Steam and Conversation" (2x09).
58 "Talks Machina #58: 'Waste and Webs'" (TMx58) 2018-03-20 VOD 1:20:16
Liam and Taliesin discuss "Waste and Webs" (2x10).
59 "Talks Machina: Live from WonderCon 2018" (TMx59) 2018-03-27 VOD 59:57
Brian, Laura, Liam, Marisha, Matthew, Sam, Taliesin and Travis discuss "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) live at WonderCon 2018.
60 "Talks Machina #60: 'Midnight Espionage'" (TMx60) 2018-04-03 VOD 1:22:03
Marisha and Matthew discuss "Midnight Espionage" (2x12).
61 "Talks Machina #61: 'Lost & Found'" (TMx61) 2018-04-10 VOD 1:23:04
Liam and Sam discuss "Lost & Found" (2x13).
62 "Talks Machina #62: 'Fleeting Memories'" (TMx62) 2018-04-17 VOD 1:16:47
Taliesin and Travis discuss "Fleeting Memories" (2x14).
63 "Talks Machina #63: 'Where The River Goes'" (TMx63) 2018-04-24 VOD 1:19:08
Liam and Marisha discuss "Where The River Goes" (2x15).
64 "Talks Machina #64: 'A Favor in Kind'" (TMx64) 2018-05-01 VOD 1:22:13
Ashley and Laura discuss "A Favor in Kind" (2x16).
65 "Talks Machina #65: 'Harvest Close'" (TMx65) 2018-05-08 VOD 1:20:49
Ashley and Marisha discuss "Harvest Close" (2x17).
66 "Talks Machina #66: 'Whispers of War'" (TMx66) 2018-05-15 VOD 1:21:44
Liam and Sam discuss "Whispers of War" (2x18).
67 "Talks Machina #67: 'The Gentleman's Path'" (TMx67) 2018-05-22 VOD 1:21:29
Travis and Matt discuss "The Gentleman's Path" (2x19).
68 "Talks Machina #68: 'Labenda Awaits'" (TMx68) 2018-05-29 VOD 1:19:08
Ashley and Taliesin discuss "Labenda Awaits" (2x20).
69 "Talks Machina #69: 'Stalker in the Swamp'" (TMx69) 2018-06-05 VOD 1:22:02
Liam and Marisha discuss "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21).
70 "Talks Machina #70: 'Lost Treasures'" (TMx70) 2018-06-12 VOD 1:20:16
Laura and Travis discuss "Lost Treasures" (2x22).
71 "Talks Machina #71: 'Have Bird, Will Travel'" (TMx71) 2018-06-19 VOD 1:21:10
Matt and Sam discuss "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23).
72 "Talks Machina #72: 'The Hour of Honor'" (TMx72) 2018-06-26 VOD 1:15:59
Marisha and Taliesin discuss "The Hour of Honor" (2x24).
73 "Talks Machina #73: 'Divergent Paths'" (TMx73) 2018-07-10 VOD 1:18:55
Ashley and Sam discuss "Divergent Paths" (2x25).
74 "Talks Machina #74: 'Found & Lost'" (TMx74) 2018-07-17 VOD 1:23:42
Ashly, Matt, and Taliesin discuss "Found & Lost" (2x26).
75 "Talks Machina Live from San Diego Comic-Con 2018!" (TMx75) 2018-07-24 VOD 1:02:38
Recorded live at San Diego Comic-Con. Taliesin, Matt, Liam, Marisha, and Sam discuss "Converging Fury" (2x27).
76 "Talks Machina #76: 'Converging Fury' and 'Within the Nest'" (TMx76) 2018-07-31 VOD 1:19:29
Taliesin and Sumalee Montano discuss "Converging Fury" (2x27) and "Within the Nest" (2x28).
77 "Talks Machina #77: 'The Stalking Nightmare'" (TMx77) 2018-08-07 VOD 1:17:07
Marisha and Liam discuss "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29).
78 "Talks Machina #78: 'The Journey Home'" (TMx78) 2018-08-14 VOD 1:15:53
Laura and Travis discuss "The Journey Home" (2x30).
79 "Talks Machina #79: 'Commerce & Chaos'" (TMx79) 2018-08-21 VOD 1:25:14
Marisha and Matt discuss "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31).
80 "Talks Machina #80: 'Beyond the Boundaries'" (TMx80) 2018-08-28 VOD 1:18:33
Liam and Sam discuss "Beyond the Boundaries" (2x32).
81 "Talks Machina #81: 'The Ruby and the Sapphire'" (TMx81) 2018-09-11 VOD 1:17:17
Liam and Taliesin discuss "The Ruby and the Sapphire" (2x33).
82 "Talks Machina #82: 'Encroaching Waters'" (TMx82) 2018-09-18 VOD 1:18:17
Laura and Matt discuss "Encroaching Waters" (2x34).
83 "Talks Machina #83: 'Dockside Diplomacy'" (TMx83) 2018-09-25 VOD 1:21:49
Liam and Marisha discuss "Dockside Diplomacy" (2x35).
84 "Talks Machina #84: 'O Captain, Who's Captain?'" (TMx84) 2018-10-02 VOD 1:17:06
Matt and Travis discuss "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36).
85 "Talks Machina #85: 'Dangerous Liaisons'" (TMx85) 2018-10-09 VOD 1:22:50
Travis discusses "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37).
86 "Talks Machina #86: 'Welcome to the Jungle'" (TMx86) 2018-10-16 VOD 1:15:09
Sam and Taliesin discuss "Welcome to the Jungle" (2x38).
87 "Talks Machina #87: 'Temple of the False Serpent'" (TMx87) 2018-10-23 VOD 1:16:55
Liam and Taliesin discuss "Temple of the False Serpent" (2x39).
88 "Talks Machina #88: 'Critical Role and the Club of Misfits'" (TMx88) 2018-10-30 VOD 1:17:49
Laura and Travis discuss "Critical Role and the Club of Misfits" (Sx38).
89 "Talks Machina #89: 'Dubious Pursuits'" (TMx89) 2018-11-06 VOD 1:17:01
Matt and Marisha discuss "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40).
90 "Talks Machina #90: 'A Pirate's Life for Me'" (TMx90) 2018-11-13 VOD 1:16:28
Liam and Taliesin discuss "A Pirate's Life for Me" (2x41) with host Dani Carr.
91 "Talks Machina #91: 'A Hole In a Plan'" (TMx91) 2018-11-20 VOD 1:15:52
Laura and Marisha discuss "A Hole In the Plan" (2x42).
92 "Talks Machina #92: 'In Hot Water'" (TMx92) 2018-12-04 VOD 1:18:03
Marisha and Travis discuss "In Hot Water" (2x43).
93 "Talks Machina #93: 'The Diver's Grave'" (TMx93) 2018-12-11 VOD 1:18:06
Liam and Taliesin discuss "The Diver's Grave" (2x44).
94 "Talks Machina #94: 'The Stowaway'" (TMx94) 2018-12-18 VOD 1:16:51
Matt and Sam discuss "The Stowaway" (2x45).
95 "Talks Machina #95: Discussing Campaign 2 So Far" (TMx95) 2019-01-08 VOD 1:26:40
The cast discuss the campaign so far.
96 "Talks Machina #96: 'The Second Seal'" (TMx96) 2019-01-15 VOD 1:17:02
Taliesin and Travis discuss "The Second Seal" (2x47).
97 "Talks Machina #97: 'Homeward Bound'" (TMx97) 2019-01-22 VOD 1:13:07
Matt and Marisha discuss "Homeward Bound" (2x48)}.
98 "Talks Machina #98: 'A Game of Names'" (TMx98) 2019-01-29 VOD 1:19:15
Liam and Sam discuss "A Game of Names" (2x49).
99 "Talks Machina #99: 'The Endless Burrows'" (TMx99) 2019-02-05 VOD 1:19:31
Taliesin and Matt discuss "The Endless Burrows" (2x50).
100 "Talks Machina #100: 'Xhorhas'" (TMx100) 2019-02-19 VOD 1:23:39
The cast discuss "Xhorhas" (2x51).
Episodes 101 to 150[6]
No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
101 "Talks Machina #101: 'Feral Business'" (TMx101) 2019-02-25 VOD 1:12:21
Laura and Liam discuss "Feral Business" (2x52).
102 "Talks Machina #102: 'Cornered'" (TMx102) 2019-03-05 VOD 1:03:55
Sam and Matt discuss "Cornered" (2x53).
103 "Talks Machina #103: 'Well Beneath'" (TMx103) 2019-03-12 VOD 1:10:23
Marisha and Travis discuss "Well Beneath" (2x54).
104 "Talks Machina #104: 'Duplicity'" (TMx104) 2019-03-19 VOD 1:03:00
Laura and Taliesin discuss "Duplicity" (2x55).
105 "Talks Machina #105: 'The Favor'" (TMx105) 2019-03-26 VOD 1:01:01
Liam and Marisha discuss "The Favor" (2x56).
106 "Talks Machina #106: 'In Love and War'" (TMx106) 2019-04-09 VOD 1:00:50
Sam and Matt discuss "In Love and War" (2x57).
107 "Talks Machina #107: 'Wood and Steel'" (TMx107) 2019-04-16 VOD 56:34
Liam and Taliesin discuss "Wood and Steel" (2x58).
108 "Talks Machina #108: 'Perspective'" (TMx108) 2019-04-23 VOD 1:02:17
Ashley and Taliesin discuss "Perspective" (2x59).
109 "Talks Machina #109: 'A Turtle By Any Other Name'" (TMx109) 2019-04-30 VOD 59:58
Ashley and Travis discuss "A Turtle By Any Other Name" (2x60).
110 "Talks Machina #110: 'Agreements'" (TMx110) 2019-05-07 VOD 59:32
Marisha and Travis discuss "Agreements" (2x61).
111 "Talks Machina #111: 'Domestic Respite'" (TMx111) 2019-05-14 VOD 55:05
Ashley and Laura discuss "Domestic Respite" (2x62).
112 "Talks Machina #112: 'Intervention'" (TMx112) 2019-05-21 VOD 1:11:17
Liam and Sam discuss "Intervention" (2x63).
113 "Talks Machina #113: 'A Dangerous Chase'" (TMx113) 2019-05-28 VOD 1:00:05
Taliesin and Matt discuss "A Dangerous Chase" (2x64).
114 "Talks Machina #114: 'Chases and Trees'" (TMx114) 2019-06-04 VOD 1:05:10
Travis and Marisha discuss "Chases and Trees" (2x65).
115 "Talks Machina #115: 'Beneath Bazzoxan'" (TMx115) 2019-06-11 VOD 1:00:01
Liam and Sam discuss "Beneath Bazzoxan" (2x66).
116 "Talks Machina #116: 'Beyond the Eyes of Angels'" (TMx116) 2019-06-18 VOD 59:30
Marisha and Laura discuss "Beyond the Eyes of Angels" (2x67).
117 "Talks Machina #117: 'Reflections'" (TMx117) 2019-06-25 VOD 59:30
Liam and Ashley discuss "Reflections" (2x68).
118 "Talks Machina #118: 'The King's Cage'" (TMx118) 2019-07-09 VOD 1:02:19
Matthew and Travis discuss "The King's Cage" (2x69).
119 "Talks Machina #119: 'Causatum'" (TMx119) 2019-07-16 VOD 1:01:13
Taliesin and Liam discuss "Causatum" (2x70).
120 "Talks Machina #120: 'SDCC 2019 Panel'" (TMx120) 2019-07-24 VOD 59:14
Brian W. Foster is joined by the cast of Critical Role on San Diego Comic Con Panel 2019, featuring a live table read of the first few pages of Vox Machina: Origins II #2 and a Q&A.
121 "Talks Machina #121: 'Clay and Dust'" (TMx121) 2019-07-30 VOD 59:13
Taliesin and Travis discuss "Clay and Dust" (2x72).
122 "Talks Machina #122: 'Uthodurn'" (TMx122) 2019-08-06 VOD 1:03:58
Laura and Sam discuss "Uthodurn" (2x73).
123 "Talks Machina #123: 'Manifold Morals'" (TMx123) 2019-08-13 VOD 1:02:13
Marisha and Mica Burton discuss "Manifold Morals" (2x74).
124 "Talks Machina #124: 'Rime and Reason'" (TMx124) 2019-08-20 VOD 1:02:22
Matthew Mercer and Mica Burton discuss "Rime and Reason" (2x75).
125 "Talks Machina #125: 'Refjorged', 'Dalen's Closet' & 'A Tangled Web'" (TMx125) 2019-09-10 VOD 1:16:06
Liam and Laura discuss "Refjorged" (2x76), "A Tangled Web" (2x77), and "Dalen's Closet" (Sx47).
126 "Talks Machina #126: 'Between the Lines'" (TMx126) 2019-09-24 VOD 58:18
Marisha Ray and Travis Willingham discuss "Between the Lines" (2x78).
127 "Talks Machina #127: 'Through the Trees'" (TMx127) 2019-10-01 VOD 1:05:19
Liam and Laura discuss "Through the Trees" (2x79).
128 "Talks Machina #128: 'The Folding Halls'" (TMx128) 2019-10-15 VOD 1:05:29
Taliesin and Matt discuss "The Folding Halls" (2x80).
129 "Talks Machina #129: 'From Door to Door'" (TMx129) 2019-10-22 VOD 58:38
Travis and Marisha discuss "From Door to Door" (2x81).
130 "Talks Machina #130: 'The Beat of the Permaheart'" (TMx130) 2019-10-29 VOD 1:03:49
Taliesin and Sam discuss "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82).
131 "Talks Machina #131: 'Dark Bargains'" (TMx131) 2019-11-05 VOD 1:17:30
Liam and Matt discuss "Dark Bargains" (2x83).
132 "Talks Machina #132: 'Titles and Tattoos'" (TMx132) 2019-11-12 VOD 58:12
Laura and Travis discuss "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84).
133 "Talks Machina #133: 'The Threads Converge'" (TMx133) 2019-11-19 VOD 1:01:26
Marisha and Liam discuss "The Threads Converge" (2x85).
134 "Talks Machina #134: 'The Cathedral'" (TMx134) 2019-11-26 VOD 1:02:16
Ashley and Matt discuss "The Cathedral" (2x86).
135 "Talks Machina #135: 'Punishment and Politics'" (TMx135) 2019-12-10 VOD 1:02:17
Taliesin and Marisha discuss "Punishment and Politics" (2x87).
136 "Talks Machina #136: 'Unwanted Reunions'" (TMx136) 2019-12-17 VOD 1:04:14
Liam and Sam discuss "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88).
137 "Talks Machina #137: 'Lingering Wounds' & 'Bathhouses and Bastions'" (TMx137) 2020-01-14 VOD 1:13:09
Matt and Ashley discuss "Lingering Wounds" (2x89) and "Bathhouses and Bastions" (2x90).
138 "Talks Machina #138: 'Stone to Clay'" (TMx138) 2020-01-21 VOD 1:03:24
Sam and Travis discuss "Stone to Clay" (2x91).
139 "Talks Machina #139: 'Home is Where the Heart Is'" (TMx139) 2020-01-28 VOD 1:08:40
Marisha and Laura discuss "Home is Where the Heart Is" (2x92).
140 "Talks Machina #140: 'Misery Loves Company'" (TMx140) 2020-02-04 VOD 1:03:49
Taliesin and Ashley discuss "Misery Loves Company" (2x93).
141 "Talks Machina #141: 'With Great Power...'" (TMx141) 2020-02-11 VOD 1:05:08
Laura and Sam discuss "With Great Power..." (2x94).
142 "Talks Machina #142: 'Blessing in Disguise'" (TMx142) 2020-02-18 VOD 1:07:39
Matt discusses "Blessing in Disguise" (2x95).
143 "Talks Machina #143: 'Family Shatters'" (TMx143) 2020-02-25 VOD 1:04:56
Taliesin and Liam discuss "Family Shatters" (2x96).
144 "Talks Machina #144: 'The Fancy and the Fooled'" (TMx144) 2020-03-03 VOD 1:06:12
Sam and Marisha discuss "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97).
145 "Talks Machina #145: 'Dark Waters'" (TMx145) 2020-03-10 VOD 1:07:33
Travis and Ashley discuss "Dark Waters" (2x98).
146 "Talks Machina #146: Episodes 99 through 109" (TMx146) 2020-09-15 VOD 1:26:33
Matt and Laura discuss "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) through "Frigid Propositions" (2x109).
147 "Talks Machina #147: Discussing Up to 'New Homes and Old Friends'" (TMx147) 2020-09-29 VOD 1:40:07
Liam and Ashley discuss "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) through "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111).
148 "Talks Machina #148: Discussing up to 'New Homes and Old Friends'" (TMx148) 2020-10-13 VOD 1:37:19
Taliesin and Marisha discuss "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) through "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111).
149 "Talks Machina #149: Discussing up to C2E113 - A Heart Grown Cold" (TMx149) 2020-10-27 VOD 1:20:36
Sam and Travis discuss events through "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113).
150 "Talks Machina #150: Discussing up to C2E115 - Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends" (TMx150) 2020-11-10 VOD 1:07:59
Taliesin and Liam discuss events through "Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends" (2x115).
Episodes 151 to 161
No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
151 "Talks Machina #151: Discussing Up to C2E119 - Malice and Mystery Below" (TMx151) 2020-12-15 VOD 1:26:45
Ashley and Laura discuss events through "Malice and Mystery Below" (2x119).
152 "Talks Machina #152: Discussing Up to C2E121 - Ice and Fire" (TMx152) 2021-01-19 VOD 1:23:08
Matt and Marisha discuss events through "Ice and Fire" (2x121).
153 "Talks Machina #153: Discussing Up to C2E123 - Fair-weather Faith" (TMx153) 2021-02-02 VOD 1:15:35
Sam and Liam discuss events through "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123).
154 "Talks Machina #154: Discussing Up to C2E125 - The Neverending Day" (TMx154) 2021-02-16 VOD 58:40
Laura and Travis discuss events through "The Neverending Day" (2x125).
155 "Talks Machina #155: Discussing Up to C2E127 - Sarsaparilla, Licorice, and Red Hot" (TMx155) 2021-03-02 VOD 1:31:32
Ashley and Marisha discuss events through "Sarsaparilla, Licorice, and Red Hot" (2x127).
156 "Talks Machina #156: Discussing Up to C2E129 - Between a Ball and a Hot Place" (TMx156) 2021-03-16 VOD 1:04:48
Matt and Taliesin discuss events through "Between a Ball and a Hot Place" (2x129).
157 "Talks Machina #157: Discussing Up to C2E131 - Into the Eye" (TMx157) 2021-03-30 VOD 1:19:15
Sam and Liam discuss events through "Into the Eye" (2x131).
158 "Talks Machina #158: Discussing Up to C2E133 - Hunter and Hunted" (TMx158) 2021-04-13 VOD 1:03:12
Marisha and Travis discuss events through "Hunter and Hunted" (2x133).
159 "Talks Machina #159: Discussing Up to C2E135 - The Genesis Ward" (TMx159) 2021-04-27 VOD 59:28
Ashley and Taliesin discuss events through "The Genesis Ward" (2x135).
160 "Talks Machina #160: Discussing up to C2E137 - Welcome to Cognouza" (TMx160) 2021-05-11 VOD 53:05
Sam and Laura discuss events through "Welcome to Cognouza" (2x137).
161 "Talks Machina #161: Discussing up to C2E139 - Rebirth" (TMx161) 2021-05-25 VOD 57:08
Liam and Marisha discuss events through "Rebirth" (2x139).


  • Talks Machina was the longest airing series produced by Critical Role, with 161 episodes aired over a period of 4 and a half years.
  • The cast member with the most appearances on Talks Machina is Liam O'Brien, who appears in 68 episodes total, not counting Brian W. Foster and Dani Carr who appear in every episode.


  1. "Update: Where to watch Talks Machina"
  2. See "Legendary Is Shutting Down Alpha Streaming Service From Nerdist, Geek & Sundry" by Todd Spangler on Variety, published on March 2, 2019.
  3. See the post announcing Brian's departure.
  4. See Brian's response to the Critical Role announcement.
  5. Law, Eric (July 10, 2023). "Critical Role Removes Hundreds of Videos from YouTube". Game Rant. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  6. From episode 101 onwards, Talks Machina began also airing as a podcast, when Critical Role started their own channel.


  1. Photograph of Brian W. Foster, by Ray Kachatorian from "The World of Critical Role". This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.