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The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast!

The Starting Zone is The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players! Hosted by Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas, it includes content for players of all skill and experience levels. So whether you enjoy World of Warcraft raiding, PvP, or are rolling a toon for the very first time, we think you’ll really enjoy The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast! The show started in 2009 with co-hosts Jesse Kobayashi and Mick Montgomery sharing helpful tips on how to play World of Warcraft. The show was very popular in its first year cracking the top 20 iTunes podcasts for World of Warcraft while also being featured in the New and Notable section upon its debut! Currently The Starting Zone is the top World of Warcraft podcasts on iTunes and enjoying its largest subscription rate to date!
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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 29, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Winterveil, SoD, Council of Dreams and Larodar Guides, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #611: The Ducks Are Coming!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Dec 21, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Winterveil, 2024 Roadmaps, Hero Talent Preview, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #610: 2024 WoW Roadmaps!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Dec 15, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Volcoross Strategies, Season of Discovery PVP Event Changes, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #609: Volcross'ing through the snow!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Dec 6, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season of Discovery Launch, Class and Raid Tuning Pass, Legendary Bad Luck Protection, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #608: Season of Discover is Here!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Nov 29, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season of Discovery Servers, Class Tuning Coming, Raid Boss Guides, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #607: Discovery, Balance and Bosses!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 23, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season 3 Mythic+, 19th Anniversary Event, PTR is Live, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #606: Season 3's Weekly Loop!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 17, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Guardians of the Dream update, BlizzCon Q&A, WoW Variety Show, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #605: Season 3 Has Begun!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Nov 11, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss BlizzCon, Season of Discovery, WoW Expansions,  Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #604: Back from BlizzCon!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Oct 30, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas are joined by special guest Multizord talking BlizzCon Predictions, Expectations and Hype!
Episode #603: BlizzCon Pre-Show with Multi!
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Oct 27, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Hallow's End, Guardians of the Dream, Upgrade track improvements,  Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #602: 10.2 GotD Launches Nov. 7th!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Oct 17, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas are joined by special guest Josh Allen talking how he got started in gaming, found World of Warcraft and his time at Blizzard!
Episode #601: Why I WoW with Josh Allen!
You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Oct 12, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas celebrate 600 Episodes! They are joined by special guest Terran Gregory while they talk World of Warcraft!
Episode #600: Celebrating 600 with Terran Gregory!
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Oct 4, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the October Trading Post, BlizzCon Overview, Guild Clash, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #599: Rumble Before BlizzCon!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Sep 27, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss New Brewfest Additons, Turbulent Timeways return, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #598: Ram Ride Responsibly!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Sep 19, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Pirates Day, Brewfest, Harvest Festival, Augment Runes, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #597: Augment Runes!

 

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - World Quest Bonus Event
  • 10.1 World Boss - The Zaqali Elders
    • 415 ilvl Loot
  • World Boss - Basrikron, the Shale Wing Earth Proto-Dragon in Waking Shores
    • 395 ilvl Loot
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • Mythic + Affixes
    • Fortified
    • Volcanic
    • Spiteful
  • Darkmoon Faire September 3rd to 9th
  • Secrets of Azeroth - All Clues Available!
  • Pirate’s Day - TODAY!
  • Brewfest - September 20th through October 6th
  • Harvest Festival - September 25th to October 2nd
  • Prepare to Face the Lich King in Patch 3.4.3
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Sep 14, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss 10.2 PTR changes, Class Tuning, Secrets of Azeroth, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #596: 10.2 PTR is Live!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Sep 7, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss 10.1.7 Release, 10.2 Announced, Trading Post, Secrets of Azeroth, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #595: Guardians of the Dream Announced!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Aug 30, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Kalimdor Cup extension, Trading Post, Secrets of Azeroth, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #594: Velen's Prophecy!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Aug 24, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Kalimdor Cup, Fortified Push Week, Hardcore Classic Launch, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #593: Dreaming of Fury!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Aug 15, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Kalimdor Cup, Tyrannical Push Week, Hardcore Classic, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #592: Kalimdor Cup!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Aug 8, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Nerfs, 10.1.7 Update, Hardcore Classic, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #591: Fury Arriving September 5th!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Aug 2, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Tender for Sale, Trial of Style, Trading Post Tier, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #590: Tender Topics!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Aug 1, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down with Sloot for a bonus Why I WoW Episode, we cover his early beginnings in video games all the way to his recent retirement from World of Warcraft!
Episode #589: Why I WoW with Sloot!

 

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
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Jul 27, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Class Tuning, Challenge Courses, PTR Updates, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #588: Augmented Holidays!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - Legion Timewalking
  • Weekly Event - Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • 10.1 World Boss - The Zaqali Elders
    • 415 ilvl Loot
  • World Boss - Basrikron, the Shale Wing, Earth Proto-Dragon in Waking Shores
    • 395 ilvl Loot
  • Mythic + Affixes
    • Fortified
    • Entangling
    • Bolstering
  • PvP Brawl - Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
  • PvP Quests - Epic BGs, Rated BGs
  • Upcoming: Trial of Style - August 1st to 7th
  • The Great Push 2023 Starts This Weekend!
  • Hotfixes
  • PTR Development Notes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!
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Jul 18, 2023

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 10.1.5 release, currency overload, catching up on gear, PTR Updates, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #587: Fury Incarnate is coming!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone
Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!
We’ve got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!

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