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Rooster Teeth Podcast, commonly written shorthand as RT Podcast, and previously known as the Drunk Tank Podcast, is a weekly podcast. Each episode is typically hosted by Rooster Teeth Productions veterans Gus Sorola and Burnie Burns, with regular appearances by Gavin Free, and Barbara Dunkelman. It is live-streamed and taped every Monday on the Rooster Teeth website. It was named Best Gaming Podcast by the Podcast Awards in 2012 and 2013.[1]

In September 2011, the title was changed from "The Drunk Tank" to "Rooster Teeth Podcast" starting with episode 133. This was because sponsors would not support a production with "Drunk" in the title.

Set Design[]

Currently, the podcast is filmed on a specially made set in the Rooster Teeth Productions building at Stage 5.

Previously, the set was located at the former Rooster Teeth address in the Annex, the building adjacent from the main building. Its original location for the podcast was taped in the company's own conference room.

During special occasions, the podcast is recorded in different locations. For the RTX convention, it is filmed on location at the RT Podcast panel.

Set Gallery[]


On December 9, 2008, after temporarily reviving a feature on their website from their previous website, '' [x], Rooster Teeth released their first audio podcast, The Drunk Tank, available for download through iTunes, Zune Marketplace, and their website. It soon became one of the most popular features of the site, at one point becoming the #1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes, as well as a featured podcast in the iTunes Store.[citation needed] New episodes have regularly been released every Wednesday since April 10, 2009, with occasional special episodes or multiple releases in one week. In 2009 they began uploading podcast themed "let's play" style videos on Rooster Teeth's YouTube channel. They later moved these videos to their own Let's Play channel in 2013. On June 23, 2010, the podcast changed to a .m4a "enhanced" format which allows listeners to use an interactive "link dump" to be able to view more information on the topics of the week's podcast.

On September 28, 2011, Sorola announced The Drunk Tank was to be re-christened The Rooster Teeth Podcast to create a more unified public image for the company.[2] On August 18, 2010, the podcast was officially implemented into the Rooster Teeth website. To celebrate their 100th episode on February 9, 2011, they released their first ever video podcast which featured Gus Sorola, Geoff Ramsey, Burnie Burns, and Griffon Ramsey.[3] On January 18, 2012, the podcast gained its first sponsor,[4] On September 26, 2016, Sorola unveiled the new set along with the new logo, replacing the one that had been in use since 2011.[5]

A weekly series called Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures features short stories told from the podcast in the form of animation.[6]


Since its inception, the podcast has usually featured three or four of the Rooster Teeth staff members as well as the occasional guest such as Zachary Levi or friends or family of the staff members. The main staff members of the podcast are Gus Sorola, Burnie Burns, Barbara Dunkelman, and Gavin Free, with other staff members filling in when any of the main four are absent. Geoff Ramsey and Griffon Ramsey were regulars early on before Griffon Ramsey departed from the company and Geoff Ramsey switched his focus onto Achievement Hunter projects. The podcast is largely a comedic commentary on the popular culture of the week, including video games, recent news, website features, sports and upcoming projects as well as occasionally highlighting fan-made projects.

Episode list[]

See main article: Rooster Teeth Podcast/episode list.