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Dropping Spicy

Dropping Spicy aims to look deeper into the development process and life cycle of Apex Legends, compared to other titles in the Battle Royale genre, with special emphasis on dissecting business decisions, patch and balance changes, and our own take on the development roadmap based on our experience with the gaming industry that you won’t find in other Apex podcasts. Pepper that with bits of low level strategy, and a focus on community feedback and content, and you’ve got an Apex Legends podcast unlike any other currently on the web.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Producer
Josh Kinder
Associate Producer
Cory Treadway
Writer
Cory Treadway
Music
Apex Legends Drop Theme (Hip Hop /Trap REMIX)
Rifti Beats

Hosts

Josh Kinder

9 year podcast veteran, former host on The SOGOpod, Fragging Out, and Watchpoint Radio. Kinder has been gaming since before he could walk, and specializes in gaming industry insight, development commentary, and toilet humor!

Cory Treadway

Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.

Mathew Crowell

Started at Math Blaster and now we're here. He's been glued to his games since 1997. A proud Octane main, he likes to jump in head first. I play and stream a slew of games from Pokemon to GTA and everything in-between.

More Episodes

#160: The Meta is STILL Not Gospel
August 25th, 2022

The bois discuss the latest changes to Apex, including a surprising and seemingly unexplainable shift in the legend meta.

#158: Season 14: Hunted is LIVE!
August 11th, 2022

This episode, we discuss how busted new legend Vantage is, and the absolute litany of changes in Apex Season 14: Hunted!

#155: Annie-May, is that you?
July 20th, 2022

This week the Spicy Bois get excited about the new anime skins, the return of Armed and Dangerous and Gaming for Love.

#149: New Stats, Who Dis?
June 1st, 2022

This week, we talk data, including Apex's Twitch numbers, top level legend pick rate, and more!

#145: Best Gun in the Game
May 4th, 2022

Atombomb, fresh off the wildly successful Crash Landing Tournament, joins the cast to talk about upcoming Apex changes!

#144: Newcastle, who dis?
April 27th, 2022

Longtime community member Agent10132 joins the cast to talk about the brand new Saviors launch trailer!

#140: Warriors Rise Up!
March 30th, 2022

This week the Spicy Bois cover the warrior collection event. They talk about Crypto's heirloom and the Control mode LTM.

#139: Calm Before the Storm
March 24th, 2022

With the current season well underway, we speculate about things to come, during the "calm before the storm" in Apex!

#138: Nerf the Kraber
March 22nd, 2022

This time the boys have a chill discussion about quite a few fast topics whether or not the Kraber deserves a nerf!

#136: Losing Control
February 23rd, 2022

Matt is BACK, and finally gets to say his piece on the new Control LTM, and the potential future of the beloved LTM!

#133: Judgement Day
January 26th, 2022

This week the Spicy Bois talk about the new legend Mad Maggie, the incoming game mode Control and the third anniversary.

#129: A Year in Review
December 22nd, 2021

This week the bois talked about the highlights of this year, from Fuse all the way to Storm Point!

#128: Return of the Kura
December 16th, 2021

Kurabara returns, ready and rested, on this episode as we catch up on what's been going on this week in Apex!

#125: The Prowler Controversy
November 17th, 2021

This spicy duo break down the stats from the trios tournament and talk about our community's feelings on prowlers.

#123: Season 11: Escape
November 3rd, 2021

The new season of Apex is out, along with Ash, Storm Point, the CAR SMG, and a litany of balance changes!

#122: Storm Point
October 27th, 2021

On this episode, we get to address the absolute truckload of features on the newly announced map, Storm Point!

#120: Monsters Within
October 15th, 2021

This episode, we change up the format a little, and start with our week in Apex, followed by a heaping helping of news!

#119: Valkyrie on the Rise
October 6th, 2021

This week the boys talk about the rising popularity of Valk and reasons that Ash is going to be the new Apex Legend.

#118: Old Ways, New Dawn
September 29th, 2021

This week the spicy bois talk about the Apex Arenas Meeting tournament with Hertel3k, and the Old Ways, New Dawn event.

#116: Rampart Town Takeover?
September 8th, 2021

The bois get excited about the upcoming Rampart Town Takeover and discuss massive streamers coming to Apex Legends.

#115: Tap Strafe Blues
September 1st, 2021

This time, the boys get the opinion of the commuinity, and a few pros, on Respawn's decision to remove tap strafing

#111: Season 10 Power Creep
August 4th, 2021

Season 10, Emergence is LIVE! will "power creep" be a problem in Apex? Find out this week on Dropping Spicy!

#110: Emergence
July 28th, 2021

This week, we discuss the confirmed changes coming to the next season: Emergence!

#109: Metamorphosis
July 21st, 2021

We catch up on the latest lore videos and comics, Season 10: #Emergence, and speculate about new Legend #Seer!

#107: Enjoying the OG Maps!
July 7th, 2021

Hear about Apex Legends being hacked on the Fourth of July and the hosts' thoughts about the OG maps.

#106: Genesis Collection Event
July 1st, 2021

The boys are back to celebrate the Genesis collection event, and more importantly, the return of OG #KingsCanyon!

#105: Old Man Gamer Problems
June 23rd, 2021

This week, we are joined by longtime community member Whiskeystixx to talk about the "calm before the storm"!

#104: New Ranked Split, Who Dis?
June 16th, 2021

The bois talk about the current state of ranked, their hopes for the future, and go into their thoughts on arenas.

#103: Public Opinion
June 10th, 2021

On this episode, the bois try not to literally die laughing at dumb jokes, and talk about our first Arenas tournament!

#100: What a Ride It's Been!
May 19th, 2021

What an incredible ride it's been! We're celebrating 100 episodes and 2 years of making your favorite Apex podcast!

#99: The Arena Meta
May 12th, 2021

On this episode, the bois discuss Arena mode after one week, where we think the meta lies, community survey and more!

#95: Valkyrie Enters the Arena!
April 21st, 2021

This week the Spicy Bois talk about the new Legend, Valkyrie, amongmany other big updates coming to Apex Legends.

#94: War Games
April 14th, 2021

This episode, the bois discuss the return of community tournaments, incoming show changes, Lifeline nerfs, leaks, & more.

#93: Prepare for Titanfall
April 7th, 2021

The bois are back together, to talk about comments made by Respawn about the upcoming season, ongoing issues, and leaks!

#92: Meet the Fudd!
March 31st, 2021

Today we are joined by the infamous ElmmerFudd! The Spicy Bois chat with him as we discuss the latest Apex news.

#91: The Kraber Conundrum
March 25th, 2021

We're joined by special guest Hertel3k, as we discuss the current pro scene meta, and if the Kraber is really too OP!

#89: Chaos Theory Collection Event
March 10th, 2021

The Chaos Theory Collection Event is LIVE!! And with it, comes Caustic's very own town takeover, a litany of patch notes, and even a Nintendo Switch Launch so big it crashed the servers!

#79: Apex Legends in 2020 and Fight Night
December 30th, 2020

This week we welcome Mathew Crowell(exomatt) as a guest host. We cover our latest challenge winners, some brief news, a review of Apex Legends in 2020, and Tales from Outlands video Fight Night

#72: Season 7 Ascension Patch Notes
November 4th, 2020

Apex Legends season 7 is almost here. But before it arrives we have the season 7 patch notes that have new legend detail, vehicle details, clubs, and game changes to guns, legends, and bugs.

#68: Cross-play, Flashpoint LTM, and Patch Notes
October 7th, 2020

Busy week in Apex legends for Dropping Spicy. This week we go over the latest patch notes, DS Community Challenge, DS Duos tournament, new Segment preview, Crossplay, and new LTM Flashpoint

#66: Execute Community Questions Episode
September 23rd, 2020

On the latest episode of dropping spicy, we go over the community Apex Legends weapons tiers, data-mined leaks, and your latest community questions.

#62: Season 6 General Impressions and 1v1 Winners
August 26th, 2020

This week we cover Apex Legends Season 6 week 1, TTK, Energy Weapons, Crypto, crafting, bugs, and community questions. Congrats to 1v1 winners. Buckshot, Seductive(John), and Ayoo_Melvo.

#58: The Dropping Spicy Tier List!
July 30th, 2020

Kinder and Edanar make a terrible decision and decide to come up with a legend tier list! Join the Spicy crew, as we get balls deep in the controversy, and prepare for ALL the hate mail!

#57: The Community Lootbin
July 23rd, 2020

Slow period in Apex legends due to the Summer. Kinder, Kurabara, and Edanar take questions from the community.

#52: Teases and Tournaments
June 17th, 2020

The 2nd Dropping Spicy Tournament is over and Geo is back to discuss the result with the Bois. We also go over newest quest, Apex teasers, EaPlay and your questions from the lootbin.

#51: High Octane and Loba Viability in Apex Legends
June 10th, 2020

Bois are ready for some Apex Legends action in the latest Dropping Spicy episode, where we go over new quests, Loba viability, and answer your community questions about our desert Island legends.

#49: Our Memorial Day Weekend in Apex
May 27th, 2020

The Bois of Dropping Spicy are back with Apex Legends Spicyness where we discuss bugs, upcoming tournament, Jalapenos, our weekly apex stories, and your community questions.

#46: Goodbye Skull Town, Hello Loba
May 6th, 2020

Respawn launched a spicy new trailer for Season 5, the bois sit down to discuss the video, Loba, and answer your questions about season 5. We will also be holding a kill race event from May 8th-12th.

#42: Bloodhound Trials: The Old Ways Patch Notes
April 8th, 2020

Busy week in Apex for the bois. We go over the new town take over and patch notes. Going over blood hound trials, map rotation, unexpected changes, and meta affecting balance changes.

#41: Kinder Was Right and Hidden Apex Rules
April 1st, 2020

Kinder, Kurabara,and Edanar are here again with a special announcement, Edanar based legend, Kinder being right about prowlers, and Kurabara reading Tumblrs hidden Apex rules.

#39: Evo-shields and Gun Stats
March 18th, 2020

Edanar is back with kinder and Kurabara. They sit down to talk about some fun weeks in apex, Evo shields in ranked and regular, gun-stats compiled by reddit, and your community questions.

#38: Apex Legends vs Call of Duty: Warzone
March 11th, 2020

Edanar is out this week but luckily Jaa is ready to tag in. This week the bois go over the Coronavirus, Activisions new BR Warzone, and close things out with some possible spoiler leaks.

#37: System Override Deja Loot
March 4th, 2020

Kinder has been rehired and is back with Edanar and Kurabara to talk about the new Event, System Override as well as the changes brought with patch such as EVO shield, backpack space, and ammo stacks

#35: Fresh Perspective
February 19th, 2020

Kinder and Edanar are joined by Mash Those Buttons owner Jarret "Jaa" Redding, fresh off his first Apex win, to get a newbie perspective on how Apex has changed since release, and answer some questions.

#32: The Apex Community Bamboozled!
January 29th, 2020

This week join Edanar, Kinder, and Kurabara as we talk about a community members new legends, impression on final LTM and close out with the bait and switch of Forge and Revenant.

#31: Sexy Season 4 Leaks
January 22nd, 2020

This week we talk about our experiences with the Limited time modes, how they can be improved, as well as our excitement for the final events. Afterwards we move into some very sexy season 4 leaks and some in-game teases that have shown up.

#30: Grand Soiree
January 15th, 2020

Join Kinder and Edanar, as we discuss the spicy, interesting, and somewhat bizarre changes brought about, with the latest Apex patch notes and the new Grand Soiree anniversary event!!

#28: Pro Player Problems
January 3rd, 2020

This week, we welcome a boatload of new community members, answer some rather interesting community questions, and have a discussion about the biggest problems the pro community has with the game.

#27: Holiday Spice w/ Edanar!
December 20th, 2019

The Spice Bois and Edanar express their feeling on the Winter event, the Apex Legends Global Series, and a random ranked gun list provided by DBLTAP! Drop SPICY with us once again this week!

#26: Happy Holidoozle!
December 11th, 2019

This week, we discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of adding in map rotation, and cross platform, get some ranked tips from an Apex Legend, and close the deal with potential holiday LTM leaks!

#25: The Great Easter Egg Hunt
December 4th, 2019

Our spicy bois are at it again talking about the chaos of the easter egg hunt and the latest patch notes. Get ready we droppin spicy.

#24: Progression Changes, SBMM and Emmerlynn!
November 27th, 2019

Geo is out for the week but Emmerlynn is here to save the spicy bois. This week we go over SBMM(Skill based matchmaking, the new progression system and more!!! Whos ready to get Spicy!!

#23: "Constructive" Criticism
November 20th, 2019

Spice Bois offer "constructive" criticism on a recent twitter post from NiceWigg and reddit post from yoshidawgs named "The Respawn Fallacy". Drop with us and get our opinions on these topics!

#22: Information Boogaloo
November 13th, 2019

The Spicy Bois discuss Patch 3.1, tackle the recently datamined info regarding Revenant and multiple items that could be added to the game, and answer important community questions! DROP SPICY YAL!

#21: Double Trouble
November 5th, 2019

The Bois™ make some big announcements about the show, talk doubles meta, the latest That1MiningGuy leaks about possible new legend , Revenant, and a big announcement by EA about Steam!

#19: Soapbox
October 23rd, 2019

Kinder, Kurabara, and Geo talk about the status quo of Dropping Spicy, future plans, our impressions of #FightorFright, and go on an unnecessarily long rant about the loot and cosmetics system!

#18: Fight or Fright
October 14th, 2019

Kinder and Kurabara dive into the latest dev tracker notes, the highly anticipated Fight or Fright event, and the upcoming training area. This time on Dropping Spicy!!!

#17: Crypto - The Meta of Drone
October 7th, 2019

Kinder is out sick this week but Geo and Kurabara have taken over this drop and its gonna be "Spicy" This week we discuss Cryptos impacts, new meta, and the spiciest drops in Worlds Edge.

#16: Meltdown!
October 2nd, 2019

Kinder, and Kurabara witness the return of Dropping Spicy veteran Geo! We talk about the absolute dump truck of changes that came with Season 3, and give our impressions on Crypto, and World's Edge!

#15: Let's Get Ready 2 Rumble!
September 23rd, 2019

Da bois get together, drink and chat over Apex Ranked League Series 2, the Ranked level distribution of players, incoming soft RP reset, new scoring system, assist points, and penalties!

#14: "EsPoRtS rEaDy"
September 16th, 2019

We introduce our new temporary cohost, Kurabara, discuss glitches, botched officiation, and outright cheating in the Preseason Invitational, & close things out with new datamined info about Crypto!

#13: Adult Life
September 8th, 2019

This week, Kinder and Refused talk about the woes of adult life, a host of fresh, new patch and balance notes, along with some LONG awaited fixes, and the all new Voidwalker event!

#12: Off the Rails
August 27th, 2019

We go completely off the rails, this episode, while discussing 2nd ring damage, and whether it's too much, datamined leaks about new hero Rampart, and make a very important announcement about the show

#11: Freeloading Asshats
August 19th, 2019

Kinder, Refused and Geo talk the new Iron Crown event, & a seriously big "PR no-no", involving one of the Respawn devs, community manager Jay Frechette, and the cesspool of the internet, Reddit!

#10: Ka-Chow!
August 5th, 2019

Kinder and Geo talk about the EA earnings call, some highly interesting comments by EA higher-ups in regards to Apex, developer updates, and a confirmed event, coming in the next few weeks!!

#9: Developer Gut Check
July 29th, 2019

Kinder and Refused breakdown the official Apex Dev Tracker, the 7/16 patch, and go off-the-rails talking lore, and datamining, and finish things up, discussing how much we hate training mode!

#8: No Aim, No Brain, Caustic Main
July 15th, 2019

Kinder, Geo, and Refused talk Season 2 patch highlights, detail how the ranked ladder and RP system works, and we learn how 2 Caustic, with Kinder!

#6: Here come the Bois! NWO Takeover, Outplay’d Style!
June 27th, 2019

Kinder and Geo are joined this week by F1avorous, and Rhlursen from the Outplay'd podcast! We prepare for Season 2, talk community, and mutual success for content creators, and what to do, first, when engaging the enemy!

#5: How to Train Your Flyer
June 20th, 2019

We talk about the Flyers that have invaded King's Canyon, and speculate WILDLY on what it could mean! After that, we discuss the confirmed changes to gameplay and balance, with the new season, and finish off, with Geo's Spicy Strat of the Week™ and some Spicy community responses!

#4: Here Comes a New Challenger!
June 13th, 2019

Dropping Spicy introduces the newest member of the Spicy Bois team, Refused! Join da bois, as we discuss the coming additions to Apex Legends, including Wattson, the L-Star gold weapon, ranked mode, "giant space-cows" and more!

#3: Bunny Hop Blues
June 6th, 2019

The Spicy Bois talk Apex patch 1.2, the Legendary Hunt event, and all the fun (and not so fun) changes that came along with it! Is Respawn messing up, or are they justified in making changes and fixing bugs that have become integral to the pro meta?

#2: The Meaning of Spice
May 23rd, 2019

Da bois talk performance update 1.1.3, and why Respawn deserves more credit than they've been getting, as well as the problem with Mirage, some SPICY™ strats, and some interesting community proposed solutions to problems within the game.

#1: Meet Da Bois
May 16th, 2019

Welcome to the first episode of Dropping Spicy, a Mash Those Buttons Podcast dedicated to Apex Legends, its development, and the community! On episode 1, we focus on laying out the goals of the show, talk format, and introduce you to the squad, Kinder, Geo, and Keylocke!