Did you know that the Retronauts podcast has been around for more than three years? And what a horrible, rocky three years it’s been. It’s only been in the past few months that I seem to have developed a sense of confidence about podcasting — I’m not entirely certain, but I think seeing a room full of strangers actually enjoy what we were saying, in real-time, back at PAX made the difference. Whatever the cause in all of this, I’ve definitely become a lot more active in 1UP’s podcasting sphere of late, and I feel like the shows I’ve been involved with have been great. Not really because of anything I’ve done, though, but because we’ve had such informative guests.
Like, for last week’s Retronauts, I pretty much just shut up and let BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk talk about the company’s history for an hour. He’s a smart, funny guy, and he made for an interesting show. Likewise for Jeff Green, who was the guest of honor on last week’s Friday podcast; it seems like it would be difficult to create a bad show where Jeff is involved. But over and above that, David Ellis has leapt in feet-first to become a really great host. I’m impressed!
There’s also the new RPG podcast, Active-Time Babble, which is still finding its voice. I guess this week’s episode will be the acid test for that, since it’s the first show in a month or so that hasn’t had a guest participant to keep things spicy. It’s all on us, I fear.
We’re also doing a little more video-oriented things lately; nothing on the level of The 1UP Show, I fear, but random little things like a video version of last week’s Retronauts:
This is, of course, just my little corner of the site. The rest of 1UP has been shaping up into greatness as well. I know a lot of people gave up on the site after the 1UPocalypse at the beginning of the year, and it was pretty rocky for a while. But we’re back on our feet. Give the site a look, why don’t ya. I’m pretty proud of what the kids have whipped up over there.