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Lore Watch

Every week the Lore Watch podcast explores the story and lore of Blizzard titles including World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an in-depth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love.
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Nov 18, 2020


This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the softer side of Nathanos Blightcaller, the role of Frostmourne in the Lich King's hands, and the connection between Elune and the Naaru.

Nov 11, 2020

This week on Lore Watch, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how lore can inform your transmog choices, if Death Knights have warm skin, and the viability of Dragons as a playable race.

Nov 4, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore where Void and Fel energy fall on the spectrum of evil, the likelihood of Shandris Feathermoon as the next leader of the Night Elves, and the ramifications of Death Knights using Frostmourne to heal Azeroth in Legion.

Oct 28, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore more possibilities surrounding Sylvanas and her motives including her deal with Helya for the lantern, why she broke the Helm of Domination instead of wearing it, and what Shadowlands realm she would have landed in had she not been killed by Frostmourne.

Oct 21, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore Gul'dan's prophetic last words in Legion, the fate of Gallywix at the end of Battle for Azeroth, and the clues about the true motive of Sylvanas Windrunner in WoW Shadowlands.

Also note, the Lore Watch as well as the Blizzard Watch weekly podcasts are now available on Spotify.

Oct 14, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the many theories on the true nature of The Maw in WoW: Shadowlands.

Oct 7, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the storyline so far for Uther, what Sylvanas asked of Helya, and the future of the former Horde Warchief Vol'jin.

Sep 30, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore ramifications of the recent interview with Blizzard Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser focusing on death, afterlife, and the souls of alternate universe characters in Azeroth.

Sep 23, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the last WoW Afterlives short focused on Revendreth, their evolving opinion of the Shadowlands expansion, and how death works in the afterlife.

Sep 16, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore implications of the Ardenweald Afterlives short as well as the datamined information about the dreadlords possible string-pulling behind the scenes.

Sep 9, 2020

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore implications behind the Bastion and Maldraxxus Afterlives shorts. Plus, the massive ramifications of the revelation that Dreadlords might be WoW's version of The Illuminati.

Aug 26, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the ties between the Elemental Plane and the Shadowlands, if the dragon you're riding is a transformed humanoid, and the nature of Nathanos Blightcaller's undeath.

Aug 19, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the hidden parts of Azeroth, the true motives of the Jailer, and which major lore figure in WoW is next to betray everything they stand for to embrace the darkness within.

Aug 12, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the implications of Anduin's encounter with shadow power in the latest WoW novel, the future of the retired Thrall, and the possible identity of The Jailer.

Aug 5, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the Infinite Dragonflight's Tailoring directive, what lost continents may still exist in Azeroth, and speculation on the unique delicacies of the races of WoW.

Jul 29, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the ties between Bwonsamdi and the Maw, the true origins of the Tauren, and the cologne of choice for Nathanos to keep his enemies guessing.

Jul 22, 2020

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the WoW Shadowlands story we've been given so far and speculate on where it may be going as the expansion progresses. Plus, digging into the motives of Bwonsamdi in the new Shadows Rising novel.

Jul 15, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the Jailer's position in the hierarchy of Azeroth's pantheon of cosmic beings, the actions of Sylvanas in the new Shadows Rising novel, and if Bolvar has a long term plan that explains why he was so easily defeated in the WoW Shadowlands cinematic.

Jul 7, 2020

In a very special Lore Watch Podcast this week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dig into the lore questions behind the new WoW Shadowlands novel, Shadows Rising, with author Madeleine Roux.

Jul 1, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore if the Forsaken should accept Calia Menethil as their leader, the history of Dire Maul, and who among the major lore figures of Azeroth should ascend the throne in Stormwind next to Anduin.

Jun 24, 2020

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore behind the Night Elf wisp form, the tangled story behind the Warlords of Draenor expansion, and what new race/class combinations Blizzard could consider next.

Jun 18, 2020

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lack of mothers in Azeroth, why the Panderans stick with the Horde, and if we have truly misjudged Sylvanas.

Jun 10, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the recent short story released by Blizzard focusing on the relationship between Lor'themar and Thalyssra. What does it mean? And, more importantly, who should be next?

Jun 3, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their exploration of the idea of a third faction in WoW consisting of many of the NPC races of Azeroth.

May 27, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore if Maeiv is losing support from the Night Elves, if N'Zoth really holds his knaifu Xal'atath close to his corrupted heart, and the idea of the lesser races of Azeroth (Gnolls, Kobolds, Quillboar, etc) uniting to form a third faction.

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