Reality Escape Pod

Show Notes

The show notes include the the episode summary, links to resources mentioned in the episode, the guest’s bio, and of course, the link to listen.

Season 6

Pre-Season for Season 6

Season 5

Pre-Season for Season 5

Season 4

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1


Welcome to The Reality Escape Pod, your lifeline when you need a getaway from the real world.

With this Podcast, your hosts David Spira & Peih-Gee Law explore immersive gaming from all angles, alongside guests with incredible experience in this realm.

Our guests have made awesome stuff: ARGs, puzzle hunts, tabletop games, and of course, escape rooms… to name a few. Our aim is to bring together different segments of the gaming world and share ideas between them.

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The Reality Escape Pod is brought to you by co-hosts David Spira and Peih-Gee Law.

Room Escape Artist readers already know David. He’s one half of the driving force behind REA. They likely know Peih-Gee as well. She started writing for REA as a Hivemind reviewer early in 2020, and she hosted the Q&A sessions for RECON ‘20 Global.

David and Peih-Gee met, appropriately enough, when they both appeared as guests on No Proscenium’s podcast to discuss immersive gaming and Survivor (which Peih-Gee considers the world’s greatest immersive game). Peih-Gee is a former two-time contestant on Survivor and also an enthusiastic ambassador for the immersive gaming community.

In the course of working together on REA and RECON, David and Peih-Gee enjoyed countless conversations about the escape room industry, trading war stories and opinions on everything escape room related. And then it clicked… these conversations were the foundation of the podcast David had been eyeing.


The Reality Escape Pod is produced as a season of episodes. Each podcast is a structured 45-75 minute interview with a knowledgeable guest.

While in-season, episodes are released once a week for free wherever you listen to podcasts.

Bonus companion episodes (for each weekly episode!) are available exclusively for REA Patreon backers.

Sponsors & Supporters

The Reality Escape Pod is brought to you by:


Morty is a free app for discovering, planning, tracking, and reviewing your escape rooms and other immersive social outings.

Morty News:

  • Morty now features haunt attractions!
  • Morty for Android is here.

Special Badge for REPOD listeners:

You can learn more at to sign up and get a special badge for our listeners. (This works for existing users too!)

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Buzzshot is Escape Room Software, Powering Business Growth, Player Marketing, and improving the Customer Experience. They offer an assortment of pre and post game features including robust waiver management, branded team photos, and streamlined review management for Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, and Morty. Buzzshot now has integration with the other REPOD sponsors: Morty and COGS.

Special Offer for REPOD Listeners:

REPOD listeners get an extended 21-day free trial plus 20% off your first 3 months, with no set-up fees or hidden charges. Visit to learn more about this exclusive offer.

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COGS by Clockwork Dog is an easy to use software/ hardware platform for running interactive events, including escape rooms, and other immersive experiences. They have plug & play hardware that seamlessly integrates with their software so you can create a show with lighting and sound cues without having to write a single line of code. Map all kinds of inputs to outputs by building up simple logic steps which determine what you want to happen and when.

Special Offer for REPOD Listeners:

REPOD listeners can get the COGS Starter Set for only $130 + free shipping to the USA. This bundle is usually valued at $257. You can learn more and purchase your Starter Set at Use code REPOD at checkout.

We are also supported by our listeners, many of whom back us on Patreon. We are so thankful for the support from our Patreon community. Please consider joining.

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