Greetings again folks,
I'm gonna keep posting. The only way to get more forum activity is to keep posting and bringing in discussions and items of interest.
I was first introduced to podcasts about 4-5 years ago, when a friend told me to check out "Happy Jack's RPG Podcast":http://www.happyjacks.org/ and I haven't been the same ever since.
I'd always thought of myself as a good gamer, but after listening to those guys' sage advice I realized I'd been a gaming douchebag for many, many years. Happy Jack's is definitely not for everyone - they're a bunch of buddies sitting around, drinking beer and talking about gaming as they crack NSFW ribald jokes and belch into microphones. But they give _really_ good advice, and they're very reminiscent of me 'n my buddies sitting around and drinking beer, cracking NSFW jokes...
Anyway, if I haven't scared you off them I give the Happy Jack's crew two very big thumbs up. I especially recommend Season 3, Episode 6 where they discuss a gaming nightmare story that has come to be known as "the Cheeseburger Incident." It's truly the stuff of gazebo-level legends.
I do listen to a few other podcasts as well:
* "Fear the Boot":http://www.feartheboot.com/ftb/ - These guys are much more scripted and edited, but they do provide a lot of good content.
* "Good Job Brain":http://www.goodjobbrain.com/ - A podcast completely devoted to trivia. Great ensemble cast, and highly entertaining.
* "We're Alive":http://www.werealive.com/ - Holy CRAP I loved this zombie-apocalypse radio drama podcast. The initial story has been completed, and they're planning to start up a new series sometime soon. Very well worth the listen.
* Escape Artists, Inc. has three short-story podcasts, all very well produced: "Pseudopod":http://pseudopod.org/ for horror stories, "PodCastle":http://podcastle.org/ for fantasy tales, and "Escape Pod":http://escapepod.org/ for science fiction stories. Between the three, they have well over 1000 free audio short stories available. Great stuff.
How 'bout you?
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