Category Archives: Entertainment

Podcast Stuff: Recording the Round Table, Addicted to 7th Son

Last night Mick Bradley, Max Massey, Chris Miller and I recorded episode 2-4 of The Round Table podcast, with special guest host J.C. Hutchins. I expect the episode will be available for download in the next day or two.

J.C. Hutchins is the author of the podiobook 7th Son: Descent, a tale of assassination, conspiracy and cloning. Given the subject of my 2004 NaNoWriMo novel, Bubba, I suspected that this might be right up my alley, so I subscribed to 7th Son: Descent at Podiobooks.com. I’m three chapters into the book and it has not disappointed in the slightest. The story opens with the assassination of the President of the United States by a four-year-old boy and launches directly into the abduction of seven men from all walks of life who all turn out to be clones of an eighth man. How are the assassination and a top secret cloning project related? I have no idea, but J.C. Hutchins has got me right every author wants their audience: I am hooked and I want to find out what the hell is going on.

After we finished recording the show, Chris and I recorded some new bumpers for Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing podcast and one for Dragon’s Landing that I really hope Chuck and Lonnie play in their next episode. We had a blast recording the thing, and I think it turned out really well.

Chris and I also began work on a little side project we’ve codenamed Free Eggroll. I’ll release details as we declassify them.

Podcast: Misfit Brew Episode 9

Head on over and download the latest draught of Misfit Brew, featuring essays by game designer Sam Chupp, unquiet desperado Chris Miller, master misfit Mick Bradley and a song from musical misfit Rae Lamond.

What is Misfit Brew? Well, in Mick’s words, it’s “[a] podcast from a misfit, distilled in the basement of the House of the Harping Monkey…” It’s a stout, hearty, geeky concoction with no bitter aftertaste. In episode nine, Mick rants about dysfunctional gaming, Chris wishes he could get his game on, Sam extolls the virtues of the misfit, and Rae brings “a magic far beyond all we do here.”

Oh, and if you have to ask, this is John Wick.

Podcast: Coverville

If you haven’t checked out Coverville — and you’re a video game geek — Tuesday’s episode (#181) may be right up your alley. Coverville, hosted by Brian Ibbott and released three times a week, is a podcast devoted solely to covers, songs by popular artists performed by … someone else. Episode 181 is the Video Game Cover Show and features music from the Sonic, Super Mario and Zelda video game series as performed by Martin Jeung, the Minibosses, the Video Game Cover Band and more.

Check it out!

Pimpage: Planet Retcon

There’s a new link in the Blogroll, and if you like your science fiction with a twist of comedy (or vice versa), head over to Planet Retcon and download the first installment of Wesley Clifford’s new podcast, featuring the pilot episode of Stargate Cafe.

Wesley is responsible for (among other things) introducing me to NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, and this year he bowed out of the challenge in order to get Planet Retcon up and running. The result of his hard work is a Stargate Cafe, and I’m thoroughly impressed with how good it sounds.

Another reason I want to pimp Planet Retcon (and Stargate Cafe) is that it features the voice talent of the one and only blob, frequent commentor on the KJToo blog and contributor to the general madness that is the KJToo forums. Oh, and that Wesley Clifford fellow? He’s also known by his Intarweb nom de guerre (or nom de plume, if you must), Yotto. If that name doesn’t ring any bells, you probably don’t make a habit of visiting the aforementioned KJToo forums.

Go. Download. Listen. Enjoy.