Now You Know – New Schedule

Every week, director of operations Ryan Costello shares his thoughts on the state of the network, recaps the Know Direction content of the past week, and previews the Know Direction content of the week to come.

Sometimes I editorialize before the Network Update, sometimes the Network Update takes up all my editorial space.

Network Update

As announced last week, Know Direction and Legend Lore are back! The new episode of Legend Lore is already available. Meanwhile, the new episode of Know Direction released early for our Patrons, and releases in its regularly scheduled time slot this Wednesday.

Speaking of schedules, this influx of returning content brought me back to the spreadsheet to get our dates and times back in line. For those who might not know, Know Direction releases content in a two-block rotation. Every pod has its day, as they say. We’re shuffling some items around to try to get an equal amount of podcast content out each week.

Block 1

Monday – Intrepid Heroes: A Starfinder actual play podcast with regular appearances from Paizo staff and Adventure Path module authors as guest GMs. Currently playing through the Devastation Ark Adventure Path. Returning soon!

Tuesday – Game Design Unboxed: Danielle Reynolds interviews tabletop game designers about the games they’ve made, tracking how the game went from inspiration to publication.

Wednesday – Know Direction: Esther Wallace and Navaar Jackson host the Know Direction network’s flagship podcast, the premier source of Pathfinder 2e news, reviews, and interviews.

Thursday – Digital Divination: John Godek and Jason Keeley’s Starfinder talk show, deep diving into difference topics related to a game they know and love, which John has been writing on for years and Jason was a developer for at Paizo.

Friday – TBA: One of two new actual plays in development.

Block 2

Monday – Valiant: Luis Loza’s original Pathfinder 2e campaign, currently sunsetting. Luis recorded the last episode and intends to release it. Until that episode releases, or Luis says otherwise, Valiant has a slot in the schedule.

Tuesday – TBA: The second of the two new actual plays in development. This one is closer to launch.

Wednesday – Presenting: John Godek interviews creators of tabletop RPGs, usually Pathfinder and Starfinder, but sometimes others.

Thursday – Legend Lore: Loren Sieg and Jessica Redekop’s Pathfinder 2e talk show, deep diving into difference topics related to a game they know and love, which Jessica has over a dozen credits writing on.

Friday – Upshift:  My and Jason Keeley’s Essence20 talk show, deep diving into difference topics related to a game we know and love, which I helped design and Jason develops for at Renegade.

With the schedule out of the way, here’s a recap of the Know Direction Network podcasts and articles that released last week:

Recap of March 13th to March 17th

What happened last week on and

Monday, March 13th


Now You Know – Back In More Ways Than One

We now return to your regularly scheduled Know Direction Network content.

Tuesday, March 14th


Legend Lore 050 – Going From 5e To 2e

Loren and Jess get right into the content, introducing themselves to new listeners by way of putting their Pathfinder 2e knowledge on display.

I was so excited that Legend Lore was back, I accidentally released it two days early.

Wednesday, March 15th


Presenting – John Godek

For the 100th episode of Presenting, Ron Lundeen interviews his good friend and regular Presenting host, John Godek.

Thursday, March 16th


Investing In: Firebrands
By Rob Pontious

I may be on record saying Firebrands is the 2023 Pathfinder 2e sourcebook I’m most excited about. That said, I don’t hold a candle to Rob’s level of excitement.

Preview of March 20th to March 24th

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, March 20th


Now You Know – New Schedule
By Ryan Costello

I’ve been teasing this new content for too long. It’s exciting to see plans coming to fruition.

Tuesday, March 21st


Game Design Unboxed 59: Paint the Roses

Danielle talks with Ben Goldman, designer of Northstar Games’ co-op Alice in Wonderland game, Paint the Roses.

Wednesday, March 22nd


Know Direction 285 Introducing Esther and Navaar

Esther Wallace and Navaar Jackson share the Pathfinder 2e enthusiasm and podcasting experience that earned them the co-hosting chairs on the longest running Pathfinder podcast.


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

Veteran Game Master Ryan Costello talks with his fellow GMs on their side of the GM screen.

Thursday, March 23rd


Digital Divination 79

John and Jason talk Starfinder.


Now you know,

Ryan Costello

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: