About the Podcast

Welcome to Detentions and Dragons, a podcast dedicated to introducing Dungeons and Dragons into the classroom experience! Updated every Monday.

The hosts, Josh and Matt, are highly educated, experienced, and enthusiastic American public school teachers who aim to provide tips and techniques to effectively run Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with students.

They are also confidant that new players, new Dungeon Masters, and fans of Dungeons and Dragons will find this enjoyable and informative as well!

Detentions and Dragons is a proud member of the Block Party Podcast Network!!

About the Hosts

Josh Reistad


Matt Kuehl

Matt is an American high school science teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience and currently teaches in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He earned his Master of Education in 2015 from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Matt also participated in the 2017 – 2018 IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms program and was recently recognized as National Geographic Certified Educator. Matt is passionate about education, travel, and of course, Dungeons and Dragons.

Matt started and has led his high school’s Dungeon and Dragons club for three years. The goals of this club and his podcast are similar:  make D&D accessible to all students, give students agency in their gaming experience, and creating a space for students to have fun and be the hero in their own story.

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