Coin Concede: A Hearthstone Podcast
By RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa
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Coin Concede is a podcast about Hearthstone. Hosts RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa cover everything Hearthstone related from Hearthstone News to laddering in ranked play; all while making the competitive side of the game more accessible to you. While integrating their personal experience playing Hearthstone, they converse over news topics, decks, meta shifts, tournaments, and emails. If you’re a casual player just starting out, or a competitive legendary player, there are many things to enjoy about this podcast.
||Clean179 - Coin Concede “The Mammoth in the Mirror”||On episode 179, Spoiler season is on the horizon, because Rise of Shadows has been announced! The news this week covers the new set announcement ands well as a first impressions from a few spoiled cards, topped off with some insights from Peter Whalen..||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “B7: We Need You, Knight”||In this seventh installment of discord discussions, Hat, Botticus, and Appa respond to listeners’ questions. Discussions range from client limitations to what a format between wild and standard would look like and there is plenty to talk about here.||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean178 - Coin Concede “Macro and Cheese”||On episode 178, It’s big picture week at Coin Concede as HCT Worlds brought us great examples of macro game planning - Hat covers the tournament in detail as usual and Appa leads the Decksplanations discussion that analyzes what it takes to make a hig||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean177 - Coin Concede “Lightning Slow”||On episode 177, The Year of the Dragon has been introduced! Botticus, Hat, and Appa dive deep into the announcement and discuss the Hall of Fame rotation. Botticus goes over the news for the week and the cast cover the changes to single player content .||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean176 - Coin Concede “Welcome to Hearthstone Masters!”||On episode 176, Blizzard finally reveals their esports program for 2019, and there's a lot to dig into - a new structure called Hearthstone Masters and a new format called Specialist. Edelweiss returns and the four hosts take a deep dive into all aspec.||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean175 - Coin Concede “Appa Lineup Lessons”||On episode 175, Botticus is back this week and he goes into his experience OTK-ing people in the most recent Tavern Brawl. Hat, Appa, and Botticus touch on the recent Blizzard layoffs in the news section. Hat breaks down the BAWOH NA playoffs as well a.||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean174 - Coin Concede “Press F for Face”||Edelweiss rejoins us for episode 174, and while there's no Botticus, there's plenty of trash talk towards poor innocent Mana Wyrm. The hosts talk about the latest news in the HS universe, including the new live legend ladder,||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean173 - Coin Concede “Flametongue No-tem”||On episode 173, there's quite a bit to dig through - and on top of everyone's minds is the obvious question of 'how does Botticus like his pizza'... oh, and also 'why did Team 5 nerf cards again'? Appa discusses his amazing top 100 finish on the wild l.||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “B5: Power Rankings”||In this edition of Discord Discussions the crew answer more listener questions! They go into what a potential tournament system would look like in-game as well as how the go about choosing a deck for ladder. They also talk about rising game times,||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean172 - Coin Concede “Two Anchors? No Planks”||On episode 172, On this week's episode, RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa discuss recent news like APXVoid's disqualification from playoffs and Botticus' skepticism over the productivity offered in the Hearthstone PUPdate.||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean171 - Coin Concede “Coinder Concede”||On episode 171 CC adds a little bit of flavor both familiar and new this week with guest spots from CinderAscendant and DannyDonuts to fill in for Hat's week off! As you might expect, we get to know Danny more and talk about Wild quite a bit.||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean170 - Coin Concede “If Rexxar was a place, he’d be the DMV”||On episode 170, Ridiculous Hat, Botticus, and Appa discuss the DMV, life, and ladder. The crew touches on a variety of news topics ranging from the Wild Ladder Playoffs to Arena balance. RidiculousHat breaks down the Master's Monthly Cup where Seiko to.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean169 - Coin Concede “Cora’s Cloning Gallery”||On episode 169, Cora returns to where it all began years ago on episode 169 of Coin Concede, where we start the show with a candid reflection on her journey from esports hopeful to major Hearthstone personality - not to mention talk of her recent retur.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean168 - Coin Concede: “Coin Concedelweiss”||On episode 168, The crew has Edelweiss back after her success at WSOE. After an interview with her to get her thoughts on the event itself as well as women's presence in the tournament scene, they do a review of the the unique WSOE format and a couple .||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “B4: Bananas Mean Family”||December’s Bonus episode is here! RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa had some discord questions to cover as well as an email relating to the Jared Tendler interview they has recently recorded.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean167 - Coin Concede: “Nerf Concede”||On episode 167, Hearthstone has been shaken up by a nerf patch that was announced and implemented in less than 24 hours, but RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa were ready to help you understand and predict where the meta is headed.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean166 - Coin Concede: “The Mental Game (w/Jared Tendler)”||On episode 166, RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa are joined by a very special guest Jared Tendler! The crew was incredibly excited to have him on the show and they hope that you enjoy the interview as much as they did.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “B3: The Lost Bonus”||The October bonus episode has been found and is finally here! This episode occurred right before the giggling inventor nerf and right after the HGG Chinese Taipei was disqualified from HGG.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean165 - Coin Concede: “Don’t Make Me a Speed Bump”||On episode 165, Rastakhan’s Rumble is live and the crew is excited to talk about what they have been playing. BemmieEsports joins the cast to talk about the 2019 HCT announcements in the news section. Hat recaps DreamHack Winter,||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean164 - Coin Concede: “Zihi or Not Zihi?”||On episode 164, Appa is back, and just in time for the full set reveal! Without any tournaments to cover the crew briefly talks about some of the amazing card reveals. But don’t worry because that just means they had a lot of time to go in depth abo||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean163 - Coin Concede: “Planksgiving Special!”||On episode 163, DragonRider joins the cast to talk about her experience at DreamHack Atlanta. After getting to know more about her the crew goes into the news section which covers the NetEase leak regarding the future of competitive Hearthstone.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean162 - Coin Concede: “Eternium No-ver”||On episode 162, With Appa gone for the week RidiculousHat and Botticus are joined by the 2 time Listener League champion Rebobson! After catching up with everything Rebobson has been up to the News section covers the reveal schedule, pre-releases,||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean161 - Coin Concede: “Larry's Wild Ride”||On episode 161, the gang is back from Blizzcon with stories and opinions as you would expect. Bott goes over the news, celebrating both the new set announcement for Rastakhan's Rumble and Hearthstone's achievement of hitting 100 million players!||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “RastaCon’s Grumbles (Live from Blizzcon)”||The Blizzcon bonus episode is here! Hosts RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa are joined by DrEvel and FlyThatKite for a live episode of Coin Concede at Blizzcon 2018. Listen in as the crew digests all of the Blizzard news just hours after the announcem.||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCon Before the Storm 2018||Chris Chan (moderator), Adam, Daniel “Stormraige” Shelden, RidiculousHat, Andrew Brown, Kevin Ellis, Espo break down Hearthstone and what to expect at Blizzcon 2018||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean160 - Coin Concede: “Calm Before the Con”||On episode 160, Blizzcon is in just a couple days at the time of the recording and the crew can barely contain their excitement. News covers the Blizzcon schedule, Hat recaps HCT Orange County in the tournament section and Appa lays out how to build y.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean159 - Coin Concede: “Please Brush Your Teeth”||On episode 159, Our Hat is missing, but the show must go on so Botticus and Appa are joined by Dr. Evel for a fun interview and to discuss this week in Hearthstone. News covers the Vicious Syndicate early impressions article,||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean158 - Coin Concede: “Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye!”||On episode 158, Emotions are high this week but don’t worry because RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa are here to digest and react to the nerf announcement as well as an interview talking about the cancellation of tournament mode.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean157 - Coin Concede: “No Pun In Ten Did”||On episode 157, More drama surfaces in the Hearthstone scene as the Chinese Taipei team was disqualified from HGG and the crew goes over some of their thoughts on the situation. RidiculousHat recaps HCT Singapore in the tournament section with two exc.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean156 - Coin Concede: “Archbishop Bottidictus”||On episode 156, The new patch is live and gets covered extensively in the news section. Hat recaps HCT Oslo, China vs EU and the HGG elimination rounds before blizzcon. Decksplanations is about finding a style that works for you and using it to your .||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “B2: The Degregating”||The long awaited episode 2 of the Coin Concede bonus episodes is here! RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa settle in for some conversation about various topics and questions discussed in Discord. This episode was recorded before the article “In the Work||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean155 - Coin Concede: “The Scorp-o-meta”||On episode 155, Botticus is excited about the tavern brawl this week. Hat covers the HGG Elimination stages, ESL Premiership and EU vs CN. And in the decksplanations segment Appa covers multiple archetypes of his favorite class: Shaman.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean154 - Coin Concede: “The Works”||On episode 154, The whole Hearthstone community is talking about the “In the Works” article so the crew spends a good portion of the show digesting the article and how it affects their relationship with the game.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean153 - Coin Concede: “~Totem Golem Noise~”||On episode 153, Major tournaments continue to be a big topic on the show including a controversial decision made by Blizzard in a match that decided who moved on to the Season 2 Champs. Hat recaps HCT APAC,||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean152 - Coin Concede: “SEQUENTIAL TAUNTS”||On episode 152, It was a busy week of tournaments but thankfully we have RidiculousHat to recap EU Playoffs, the Geico showdown and HGG. Appa has a great decksplanations about the pressure giggling inventor and spreading plague are putting on the meta.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean151 - Coin Concede: “Swinging for the Fences”||On episode 151, It’s a light news week but RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa are excited to talk about Iksar’s appearance on Thijs’ stream at gamecom 2018 as well as their hits and misses from the Pre-Expansion card predictions.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean150 - Coin Concede: “Tracked and Revealed”||On episode 150, Nickolias joins RidiculousHat and Botticus to talk about his experience at high legend. News this week covers the new and exciting single player content Puzzle Lab as well as a discussion on combo in the meta.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean149 - Coin Concede: “The Elephant in the Boom”||On episode 149, RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa are trying to figure out the Boomsday meta but it keeps evolving every few days. Listen to them recount the decks they have played, seen and recommend moving forward.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoin Concede: “Bonus Episode #1”||On episode 1 of the Coin Concede bonus episodes, RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa settle in for some conversation about various topics and questions discussed in Discord. Topics range from tournament lineup ideas to thoughts on card changes from the p.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean148 - Coin Concede: “Botticus the Mermaid”||On episode 148, Boomsday is here and RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa can’t decide whether they are more excited to record the podcast or play with the new cards. New covers the Boomsday release and the banning of Wizbang from HCT Events.||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean147 - Coin Concede: “Boomwhispers”||On episode 147, Boomsday is just around the corner and all of the cards have been revealed. RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa discuss some of the highlights in this week’s news including the hot button topic about the BMing that happened in the HCT T||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean146 - Coin Concede: “Sound Bytes! (Feat Bytes)”||On episode 146, Bytes joins RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa to promote a special Hearthstone Charity event called The Innkeeper’s Quest happening on July 28th. Hat recaps the Hearthstone Global Games and ESL Premiership in the tournament section and||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean145 - Coin Concede: “Mecha-Lekka-Hi-Mecha-Jaraxxus-Ho! (Feat. Mike Lowe)”||On episode 145, RidiculousHat, Botticus and Appa are joined by MLStreams to talk about all things Boomsday. After an interview with Mike, news covers Pre-Release parties and Boomsday articles and videos. Hat recaps HCT Oakland in the tournament sectio.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean144 - Coin Concede: “Boom Concede!”||On episode 144, prepare yourselves for the new set - The Boomsday Project has been announced! RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa talk at length about the exciting new set and dig into quadrant theory in Decksplanations to learn how to evaluate the new c.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean143 - Coin Concede: “Mo Hemet, Mo Problems (Feat. NotRob”||On episode 143, NotRob from Velen’s Chosen joins RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa to talk about HCT Summer Championships and staying connected with Hearthstone. News includes minion type adjustments and an article about the veteran player experience.||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean142 - Coin Concede: “Listener Lightning Round!”||On episode 142, Ridiculoushat, Botticus and Appa are excited to have an episode where we get to answer a bunch of listener questions! The News section contains mostly articles relating to the upcoming HCT Championship and Hat covers all of the decks in.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean141 - Coin Concede: “Lap Frogs, All of You!”||On episode 141, Appa is back from vacation with some exciting news! Botticus covers some of the hot button issues around the Hearthstone scene including gaming addiction and the legend ladder issued. Ridiculoushat recaps Dreamhack Summer as well as the.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean140 - Coin Concede: “Bill-Rebob Thornton (Feat Rebobson and Midgame)”||On episode 140, It’s an international edition of Coin Concede! RidiculousHat and Botticus are joined by the winner of the EU bracket of the Listener League as well as the League’s Commissioner Midgame. News covers the impact of patch 11.||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean139 - Coin Concede: “Inconsistent Poofs (Feat Nickolias)”||On episode 139, The Coin Concede Listener league is over so RidiculousHat and Botticus are joined by the winner and returning guest Nickolias! Patch 11.2 came out without any notice so there was a lot to talk about in the news section.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean138 - Coin Concede: “Grandmasta Blasta! (feat LoremasterEve)”||Stay a while and listen to the Loremaster herself! On episode 138, Eve joins us from the Velen’s Chosen podcast to chat about life, storytelling, and Hearthstone… along with a healthy dose of WoW references.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Best HS podcast for players at any level
These guys are amazing. Join the Discord if you are looking for a relaxed but very knowledgeable community that is always willing to help.
Wonderful podcast by wonderful podcast, highly recommend for anyone who wants to follow Hearthstone competetivive scene or just the game's news in general.
Great analysis, friendly hosts, timely information (review updated 3/7/2019)
Been listening to and enjoying Coin Concede since episode 36, but the recent additions of Appa and Hat have prompted the 5 star review.
Great analysis (episode 79 was spot-on), friendly hosts (keep up the positive vibes), and timely information make for a great listen.
Edit 3/7/2019: Downgrading my rating from 5 to 3 stars. Over the past several months, with the exception of a few great episodes (e.g. episode 166), the quality of the content has declined, the episodes have gotten “meme-y” (the puns aren’t even pun-y anymore), and the rotation of guests/hosts has gotten worse (is Edelweiss the best you can do?).
The tournament section has become bloated, and the show overall seems to emphasize quantity over quality. I come away from each episode wondering what, if anything, I learned, and the answer is usually “not much.” I typically wind up skipping entire sections or episodes altogether.
Overall, there are better hearthstone podcasts out there. Coin Concede still has potential, and for new listeners there might be something worth checking out, but for me, I’ll stick to Walk to Work or The Angry Chicken.