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Monstercat: Call of the Wild is a live-streamed radio show that plays and mixes Monstercat songs. A normal episode lasts approximately one hour, but can reach up to three hours (see episode 300) or be less than an hour (see episode 006 to 010). The podcast/show has a number of different segments that occur during episodes:

  • Monstercat Spotlight: a song that had recently been released at the time of the podcast/episode; these are usually songs that have been released after the previous podcast/episode. Today, the spotlight includes Uncaged, Instinct, and Silk songs since the launch of these brands.
  • Monstercat Exclusive: a section of a song that would be released in full within a week or so after the podcast/episode.
  • Mystery Track / ID Track: a section of a song without a given title and artist. It is usually released between a few weeks to three months.
  • Monstercat Throwback / Community Pick: a song released on the label at least a couple years before the podcast/episode. These are voted by fans each week via a Twitch poll during the live airing.
  • Monstercat B2B: a song that was not released on the label, but usually produced by an artist who has appeared on the label. This, however, is not a requirement, as some B2Bs have been from non-Monstercat artists.
  • Takeover: a section, as low as five songs, or an entire podcast/episode where a Monstercat artist will choose the selection of songs, and often provides commentary.
  • EP/LP Takeover / Artist Commentary / Remix Mini Mix: Similar to a takeover, an EP/LP Takeover is simply a full EP/LP mix hosted by an artist that has released the EP/LP around the time of the podcast. A Remix Mini Mix is the same except for a remix album. Episodes titled Artist Commentary have artists commentating on their EP, LP or remix album.
  • Album Special / (Compilation Name) Edition: a 2-hour special episode for celebrating release of each Monstercat compilation, containing one or two album mixes and exclusive tracks. It usually has its own title, but some of them just look like normal episodes (see Ep. 060 and 087). The album special episode existed until Uncaged Vol. 4 Special.

Jayeson Andel was a host on "Pathfinder Series" on Call of the Wild instead of hosting the Monstercat Silk Showcase episodes.


History[]

Before an official announcement, Monstercat said Dan Scarcelli joined the team as a "podcast manager" [1] in an AMA, which implied the start of Monstercat Podcast. On March 2014, Monstercat released the teaser to make an announcement that Monstercat Podcast would be launched. On March 20, 2014, the first ever episode of the podcast was released.
The podcast was originally named the Monstercat Podcast. It was aired on Tuesday (on Thursday before Episode 029) and uploaded to SoundCloud and YouTube on Thursday. The show was usually hosted by Dan Scarcelli (Podcast Director); however, between Episode 072 and Episode 181, it was hosted by Angela Way.
At the middle of Uncaged Vol. 1 Special, the switch to the name Call of the Wild was announced. Dan explained that Monstercat decided the name change so as not to be limited by the word 'podcast' and to be a catalyst in exploring new horizons, new journeys and new stories together.
After Episode 175, Monstercat stopped uploading COTW episodes on YouTube. The episodes are available on other streaming platforms.
On January 17, 2018, the podcast's day of the week was changed from Tuesdays to Wednesdays due to the re-scheduling of weekly Monstercat releases. Also, the show was no longer hosted by Angela Way. Dan explained where Angela went as he said "...she moved on" after fans started questioning what happened to her.
On February 2021, Monstercat Silk Showcase was added on the label due to acquisition of Silk Music, which became the third brand of Monstercat. Because of this, the show played three spotlights a week: one for Uncaged, one for Instinct, and one for Silk.
Monstercat Silk Showcase originally started after the airing of Call of the Wild, however after MSS600 (which aired for four hours before COTW354), the Silk Showcase was moved to an hour before the airing of Call of the Wild.
On August 30, 2023, Dan Scarcelli announced on Monstercat Call of the Wild Episode 468 that he would be having Josh aka Rocketman permanently take over hosting Call of the Wild so that Dan could "continue to grow this amazing show and Monstercat's live programming projects. The extra time each week will allow me to work closer with our team and really help me to create bigger and more exciting projects for us all."
On December 13, 2023, Monstercat announced that they would stop streaming their 24/7 music player as well as COTW and MSS episodes on Twitch after December 27th. Their reason was to remove the video aspect of the episodes and continue releasing episodes on audio streaming platforms only. Monstercat also announced testing episode listening parties on their Discord server starting January 3, 2024.

Trivia[]

Podcast Intro[]

Ep. 001 to 113[]

Ep. 114 to Uncaged Vol. 1 Special[]

Ep. 152 to 259[]

  • Because of the name change, the introduction of the podcast was changed.
  • The songs are the same as the intro used in Ep. 114 to Uncaged Vol. 1 Special.

Ep. 260 to 468[]

Ep. 469 to present[]

Cover Art[]

  • Starting with Episode 114, the cover art format changed to a picture of artists with the number below.
  • As of Episode 182, the art covers changed to having a blue hue.
  • Starting with Episode 200, the logo for Call of the Wild changed to a signature-triangle art.
  • As of Episode 260, the artwork for the episodes changed to a blue-toned landscape with shrubs around the border, giving a "wild" feel to the show.
  • Starting with Episode 450, the artwork changed to a red and blue toned image of jungle plants, with a blue and green toned version used for special episodes.

Special Info[]

Streaming Services[]

  • From Episode 135 to 144, the YouTube videos had a preview before the podcast started, containing some of the tracks from the episodes.

YouTube & Twitch Uploads[]

Note: This list only contains episodes which are not regular uploads. Hence, numbered episodes from Ep. 001 to Ep. 175 are not included.

Episode Link Notes
027 Cataclysm Edition (2 Hour Special) [Part 1] Twitch
027 Cataclysm Edition (2 Hour Special) [Part 2] Twitch
274 (Hosted by Half an Orange) Twitch
276 (Back to the Wild) Twitch
292 (Monsterdog) Twitch
295 (Back to the Wild - Earth Day Special) Twitch
299 Twitch
300 Twitch
301 Twitch
304 Twitch
308 Twitch
309 Twitch
310 (Ellis - Artist Commentary) Twitch
311 Twitch
312 (enVISION x Ali Bruce) Twitch
315 (MUZZ - Artist Commentary) Twitch
316 (Half an Orange starring in EDMZ) Twitch
317 Twitch
322 (Halloween Special) Twitch
329 (Staff Picks 2020) Twitch
345 (Back to the Wild - Earch Day Special) Twitch
355 (10 Year Anniversary Special - Artist Takeover) Twitch
YouTube
356 (10 Year Anniversary Special - Community Takeover) Twitch
YouTube
372 (Halloween Special) Twitch
376 (Community Picks Pt. 1 Hosted by Dylan Todd) Twitch
376 (Community Picks Pt. 2 Wild Cats Takeover) Twitch
377 (Pet Picks) Twitch
379 (Staff Picks 2021) Twitch
380 (Wild Cats Takeover Pt. 1) Twitch
381 (Wild Cats Takeover Pt. 2) Twitch
397 (Back to the Wild - Earth Day Special) Twitch
400 Twitch
YouTube
422 (Leah Culver Takeover) Twitch
424 (Halloween Special) Twitch
430 (Staff Picks 2022) Twitch
443 (Genre Lock: Trap) Twitch
446 (Carisen & Vital Mode Takeover) Twitch
469 (COTW: Dubstep) Twitch
470 (COTW: Dance Pop) Twitch
471 (COTW: Drum & Bass) Twitch

Episodes Which Do Not Have Their Own Page[]

This is the list of episodes which exist, but don't have pages on the Wiki due to a lack of a tracklist and information.

  • Monstercat Podcast - Teaser
  • Monstercat Podcast - 019 Endeavour Edition

B2B Tracks Featured on the Podcast[]

References[]

  1. Monstercat (November 17, 2013). "We are Monstercat, an indie Electronic record label that recently broke 1 million subscribers. AMA!". Reddit. u/MonstercatMedia. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  2. (January 21, 2015). "I found where monstercat got the "that's a bad kitty" sample in the podcast (0:31)". Reddit. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
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