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Our flagship podcast, Know Direction, is the number one source for Pathfinder news, reviews, and interviews, as well as convention coverage! Always stay informed with the latest Pathfinder info. Recorded LIVE twice monthly on our YouTube channel.

Know Direction: Beyond takes coverage to the future, bringing you the best of Starfinder news, reviews, and interviews, released twice monthly both as audio, and video on our YouTube channel.

The Private Sanctuary focuses on game topics, going in depth on the rules, classes, flavour, and the running of the game.

Geek Together is where we get our nerd on. From TV shows, movies, comics, and cartoons old and new, tune in weekly to enjoy our shared geek culture.

And of course we have original articles and content posted regularly for your reading pleasure!


Ryan Costello

Ryan started 3.5 Private Sanctuary as a proud 3.5 loyalist who wanted to build a community for other fans of the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game, but his passion quickly converted to Pathfinder enthusiasm as soon as Paizo released 3.5’s successor. Now he hosts the premier Pathfinder podcast, Know Direction, and the general geekery podcast Geek Together. Additionally, Ryan has written Pathfinder game material for third party publishers, as well as Paizo, contributing to such titles as Ultimate Campaign and Ultimate Equipment.

Jefferson Jay Thacker a.k.a. Perram

Before Perram joined Know Direction as the show’s first full time co-host, the podcast could have best been describe as a bunch of Pathfinder RPG stuff. Perram brings a knowledge of and love for Golarion to Know Direction, something any Pathfinder podcast is lacking without. On top of being a man on the pulse of the Pathfinder campaign setting, Perram is the founder of the superlative site for Pathfinder spellcasters, Perram’s Spellbook, a free web application that creates customized spell cards.

Cathy Dolan

Cathy Dolan joined The Private Sanctuary with episode 222, helping to relaunch 3.5 Private Sanctuary with a new voice and perspective, heavily focused on the social aspects of the hobby and the role playing aspects of character building. A dyed-in-the-wool geek, Cathy is the primary occupant of the second chair on Geek Together. She goes in depth about what makes her a geek in her Geek Together Episode 0.


  1. mark welch Reply to mark

    I’m at Gencon. Would love to say hi in person. Hanging out anywhere?

  2. Your podcast feed is broken. It keeps redownloading played episodes and I have had to delete it from my subscriptions because its clogging out my entire ipod with episodes I’ve already listened to. Love the shows and the con coverage, just hoping it can be fixed soon.

    • Know Direction Reply to Know

      Hey Nathan!

      What feed link are you using, and what pod catcher are you using? I’ll try and get things fixed best I can, but the more info you can give me the better.

      • Know Direction Reply to Know

        We think we may have fixed it. Our old Feedburner URL wasn’t working correctly. I’ve tested it and it should work. As a consequence though, we had to reduce the number of episodes in the feed from infinite to 30. Though all episodes will still be available here on the site.

  3. Stefan Radermacher Reply to Stefan

    Would it be possible to offer an RSS feed with Alex Augunas’ articles? Or maybe a full feed that includes these articles? I can’t seem to find one.

  4. Alex Augunas Reply to Alex

    Hey guys! As of this post, the Know Direction forums are still unavailable, so I’d like to redirect any questions you have either to the Know Direction Facebook page or the Private Sanctuary Podcast Facebook page. Posts to either of those pages are MUCH more visible to us then they are here.

    Know Direction FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/KnowDirection

    Private Sanctuary FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/35-Private-Sanctuary/31214769556

  5. I’m watching the know direction video where you guys discus game stores and I appreciate the discussion. I’d like to know your opinion on how gaming glut affects stores as a whole?

    let me explain what I mean.
    My friends and I picked up our red box way back in 1986 and then shortly moved to 1e. Back in the 1e days there were maybe 10 hard cover books, half of which I still don’t know if they were ever useful and the rest of the material was soft cover modules.

    Now, I don’t know the first thing about production costs for these books or profit margins for companies in the industry, but I do know the basics of retail being…buy for a nickel and sell for a dollar. now to the meat of my angle…does the current trend of 1 hard cover full color glossy book a month inherently suffocate the industry? Especially if I can buy that $40 book online for $25. to go one step further, for every person who buys a book, how many pirate it?

    Isn’t the industry killing itself? Especially with self publishing and kickstarter etc. I could ramble on and on with this topic, but I’m curious what you think about my point of view.

    You guys provide the community a great service by the way…keep up the good work.

  6. Michael Lee Reply to Michael

    From a group that seems so dedicated to political correctness I was annoyed by the Back Woods Game Store reference.

    Just because you were going after people who may well be despicable does not mean that referring to the apocryphal BWGS was not bigotry.

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  8. On #113 is says the recording will be posted soon regarding “Strange Aeons: Next Pathfinder Adventure Path Announced”.

    Where do I find that recording?

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