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What is Cane and Rinse?

Cane and Rinse is a videogames podcast and blog.

Our team of experienced enthusiasts takes a different game (or occasionally a series of games) each show and passionately discusses the experiences that title offers.

We try to be well-researched and thorough while doing our best to avoid hyperbole, pigeonholing or the stating of subjective opinions as though they are inarguable facts.

Since November 2011 Cane and Rinse has produced over 200 podcasts (every Sunday for 50 weeks of the year), each around two hours long.

As well as the main show we also produce irregular specials featuring industry figures. So far we have interviewed Denis Dyack, Keiichiro Toyama, Iain Angus, James Mielke, Paul Rose (aka Mr Biffo) and a number of others including several notable independent developers.

Alongside the main Cane and Rinse podcast, we also make Sound of Play, a podcast dedicated to our love of videogame music released every other Wednesday.

Why a Patreon and what will we do with it?

First of all it’s important to state that regardless of any donations, Cane and Rinse plans to continue with its current level of output.

Also, everything that we release and have released digitally – including podcasts, written content, video content (we also have a YouTube channel) and so on – will remain available for free to everyone.

There will be no paywalls erected, no tiers or financial goals set or stated. Nor will there be any exclusive subscriber-only content.

Any and all donations that we receive will be used to help us to continue make Cane and Rinse and perhaps, hopefully, enhance our output.

As well as contributing to our ongoing admin costs (hosting fees etc.), we would like improve our sound and production quality by investing in superior recording equipment and editing software.

In addition, we have been looking into hosting a UK-based live event for several years now, but we haven’t yet been able to commit to this due to concerns of not being able to make it worthwhile due to lack of resources.

As well as facilitating such an event, we also hope that your generous donations will also mean that we can continue to operate with no irritating, intrusive advertising appearing on the site or within the podcasts.

We simply ask those who can afford it, and who feel that the material we have produced and continue to produce is worth something to you in return, to pledge $1 US per month (or more if you wish).

If you feel that we deserve something, but would rather not commit to a monthly amount then feel free to donate once before cancelling any subsequent monthly payments.

If you are of the opinion that we are out of line and that your money would be better spent on a more worthwhile cause, then please consider the work of the amazing Special Effect.

Please accept the Cane and Rinse team’s genuine gratitude for any support that you are willing and able to give.

Thank you.


“This is my favourite podcast as it offers a different angle to the usual ‘what we’??ve been playing’ offerings from other podcasts.”

From ‘The World’s Best Videogame Podcasts’ by Metro GameCentral

“The show takes one video game per episode and dissects it like a science-class frog. The games chosen are usually at least a few years old in the hopes of lending some equanimity to the proceedings, after the hype or backlash that a game might have been cloaked in no longer wields any real power.”

From ‘These are the Five Video Gaming Podcasts You Need in Your Life’ by Jagger Gravning for Vice.com

“As always, the crew’s finer points are articulate and well reasoned. Arguments occasionally arise, but Cane and Rinse is more interested in analysis and discussion than fireworks, which is refreshing in a field often fueled by hyperactivity.”

Randall Colburn, A.V. Club

“I find the podcasts interesting to listen to even if I haven’t played the particular game being discussed and on one more than one occasion it has inspired me to play the discussed title.”

From ‘The World’s Best Videogame Podcasts, part 2’ by Metro GameCentral


  1. i think it’s pretty astounding the level of quality you guys manage to put out already and any ambition to improve it further is amicable!

  2. Thanks for saying so, Lokhe.

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