Ryan Costello

What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game grew into a podcast network. Ryan founded what would become the Know Direction Podcast network with Jason "Jay" Dubsky, his friend and fellow 3.5 enthusiast. They and their game group moved on to Pathfinder, and the Know Direction podcast network was born. Now married and a father, Ryan continues to serve the network as the director of logistics and co-host of Upshift podcast, dedicated to the Essence20 RPG system he writes for and helped design. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting: http://knowdirectionpodcast.com/2021/01/presenting-ryan-costello/


  1. I’m listening to this podcast, and as a parent, I have to say that Flintstone Vitamins are STILL AROUND! The Flintstones may no longer be on television, but my children take their vitamins (or they would if we bought the name brand).

  2. Wait, is there an off-brand Flintstones vitamin? What is it, Stone Era?

  3. Dax Thura Reply to Dax

    I, too, remember and am a fan of C.O.P.S. Though I think Ryan is a bigger fan than I.
    My daughters, ages 15 to 22, like the Addams Family movies and have watched several of the episodes on DVD. I don’t think they exactly represent the community at large, but some of those old shows have a following with the young.
    In line with this podcast, a few months ago I realized that I had not actually seen much Monty Python, but I knew many of the most popular punch lines. When they are brought up I’ll laugh as though I know what’s being spoken about even though I really don’t, but I’ve been exposed to them so much I feel like I do. It shames me to admit and I will be taking two days off work so I can have a Monty Python marathon to correct this egregious oversight.

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