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September 21, 2008

Thoughts on a Lost Podcast

Filed under: Blurbs — Joseph Mastantuono @ 8:48 pm

We didn’t lose a podcast: our shows about All-Star Superman and The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard will be up later this week.

However, this week was the last episode of GFW Radio, also known to listeners as “The Brodeo 97.5”. Shawn Elliot was the heart of the show, and with his departure the 1up staff has made the decision to lay the show to rest. Why am I bemoaning the loss of a podcast about video games on a comic book podcasting site? When I initially went to Pedro to talk about the idea of a comic book podcast in early 2007, it’s these guys that put the idea of producing a podcast in my head.

Their combination of humor and insightful critique made it one of my favorite shows, yet it was such a natural performance that I thought we would be able to emulate it easily. It took us about a year and a half, but with the help of Chris, Jamaal, Pedro and all or guests (I’m looking at everyone who has been in my apartment these last two years) I feel like we’re only now approaching a good show, all of our own.

GFW Radio would even occasionally talk comics, and disparaged Jeph Loeb in passing. I only mention this because Shawn’s taste, critique and thoughts about video games have stayed with me, long past the the hour or two that their shows would run. The departure of their show made me think of how instrumental they were in the creation of our show, so I’m pouring out a virtual forty for the members of the Brodeo, and wish them well on their future endeavors.

Here’s one of my favorite rap’s from the “Whiskey Nerd” persona that Shawn Elliot would occasionally summon forth, and debut on their podcast.

2 Comments »

  1. I first got into podcasts via 1up’s stuff. Before that, I had just written it off as too damn dull, and the few I’d tried beforehand really never convinced me otherwise… although I tend to be picky about them, I know now. I honestly wonder how many people like me are going to miss out on getting into this sort of thing, or finding something they really enjoy, just because of one less excellent crew at work like they were.

    Comment by Syrg — September 22, 2008 @ 12:56 am

  2. Such a weird intersection between two of my favorite podcasts, but I loved the tribute. I wonder if you listen to mondomovie, too.

    Comment by ATOM HOTEP — September 24, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

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