GWJ Conference Call Episode 100

Conference Call

Mercenaries 2, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Special Guest Ken Levine!, A Mystery Song ... , Fun, Frivolity, Your Emails and more!

Triple digits, baby! This week we celebrate our 100th episode with friend of the show and PAX keynote speaker Ken Levine! What else could we possibly have in store for you? Well, I'd hate to spoil the surprises. Big thanks to Podunk as usual for his rocking tunes and Slumberland for ... well, you'll find out.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro "GWJ CC More Cowbell" - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Mystery song - Slumberland - http://www.luckyghost.com - 1:11:35

Comments

rabbit wrote:

My experience us that Elliott adjusts to his room he was voice of reason on 1up yours. I've asked him to join us several times and we just haven't gotten the schedules lined up. We will though.

Awesome. I really like the dude and now that he has his goofy side more under control in Brodeo's and other 1up podcasts (1up yours) he makes very good points without doing the Shane Betanhousen, aka don't let anyone else talk.

wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I grok we should have a drink.

Certis wrote:
Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

How did you know?!

Investigative journalism! In this case, I investigated this week's episode of GFW Radio, where he mentions his upcoming GWJ appearance about five times.

Nijhazer wrote:
Certis wrote:
Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

How did you know?!

Investigative journalism! In this case, I investigated this week's episode of GFW Radio, where he mentions his upcoming GWJ appearance about five times.

Cheater.

Nijhazer wrote:
Certis wrote:
Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

How did you know?!

Investigative journalism! In this case, I investigated this week's episode of GFW Radio, where he mentions his upcoming GWJ appearance about five times.

You win this round.

I'd like to see Jeff Green and Shawn Elliott come on the show. Green, of course, is a great guest - but I'd love to see the Goodjer Crew versus the unbuckled craziness that is Elliott.

wordsmythe wrote:
bnpederson wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I am too but some scenes felt like Heinlein was working out his feelings about a recent class on historical philosophy.

But wasn't the book in large part about a man taking a fresh look at, and trying to come terms with, human notions of ethics and philosophy?

I pretty much thought he was trying to work out a philosophy that allowed him to have sex with anyone he wanted.

Brennil wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
bnpederson wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I am too but some scenes felt like Heinlein was working out his feelings about a recent class on historical philosophy.

But wasn't the book in large part about a man taking a fresh look at, and trying to come terms with, human notions of ethics and philosophy?

I pretty much thought he was trying to work out a philosophy that allowed him to have sex with anyone he wanted.

Feminist pwn ftw.

Hooray! Hooray for 100!

Mystery Song made me laugh. It also made me cry at the same time. There may have also been some drooling and other involuntary bodily functions.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Hooray! Hooray for 100!

Mystery Song made me laugh. It also made me cry at the same time. There may have also been some drooling and other involuntary bodily functions.

My dog gives me very concerned looks as I dance my way through house singing it aloud.

Brennil wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
bnpederson wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I am too but some scenes felt like Heinlein was working out his feelings about a recent class on historical philosophy.

But wasn't the book in large part about a man taking a fresh look at, and trying to come terms with, human notions of ethics and philosophy?

I pretty much thought he was trying to work out a philosophy that allowed him to have sex with anyone he wanted.

No no, that's called "reconciliation of former and host philosophies." It's anthropology.

KingMob wrote:

I'd like to see Jeff Green and Shawn Elliott come on the show. Green, of course, is a great guest - but I'd love to see the Goodjer Crew versus the unbuckled craziness that is Elliott.

For all the goofy, fratboyish crap that Elliott engages in (through his griefing and trolling), once you get past that part of him and listen to him speak and formulate arguments, you realize that he's really effing bright. He gets to some really compelling and thought-provoking arguments in his podcasts, and his approaches are often pretty novel.

Plus, his Merchants of Cool mockucast was fantastic.
"On a scale of 1 to 20, how excited are you for paying full retail price for this [imaginary game]"
"uhhhh..... 18 I guess."

Nijhazer wrote:
Certis wrote:
Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

How did you know?!

Investigative journalism! In this case, I investigated this week's episode of GFW Radio, where he mentions his upcoming GWJ appearance about five times.

...wait, wha!?

Just finished listening to the show: excellent 100th episode! Consistently one of the most entertaining and intelligent podcasts on gaming, and I think Ken hit the nail right on the head as to what makes the show so special: it really feels as if a few friends get together to talk about gaming in all its different forms and I'm lucky enough to be in on the conversation. For that, I thank you.

And I must thank Rob as well for briefly sending a shout out to me in regards to the music I've submitted for the show. I'd be lying if I'd say I didn't feel a small thrill every time I hear one of my tunes in the show, and it's been my great pleasure (and honor) to help out in the regard. For that, I thank you again!

Excellent podcast, guys. Don't listen to that humility crap, it's hard work doing 100 shows, and you deserve to pat yourself on the back for it. Besides, all of you are funnier with your egos motivating your replies, and funny always trumps humble.

Favorite books: I heard Ender's Game in there from Ken, but you left out RR Martin. Reading Thomas Covenant was like pulling teeth, but Donaldson did a two book series with similar themes that I love, "The Mirror of her Dreams." Antiheroes that make you want to throw the book at the wall are fun. Stranger in a Strange Land always drove me nuts. All that hippie free-love era nonsense usually makes me want to poke people in the eye for bringing it up. But I still use the word grok with great pride.

First Video Game: I played most of them, but Star Castle was my first true addiction. Between that, Battlezone, and Sinistar, I threw my quarters away with gusto. I always hated Pac Man, but I loved Wizard of Wor, Robotron, and Missile Command. The first game I played completely through was Black Tiger, and getting through on one quarter was a personal victory of mine in early college.

Again, you guys did a great job. I really respect your show, even if the hosts are jerks..

When are we scheduling the CP Host / GWJ Host rematch?

Great job on the podcast and gratz on the 100th episode.

wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

My favourite book, by a long way, is 'Rendezvous with Rama.' I haven't read 'Stranger.' I'll have to give it a go.

Looking forward to Jeff Green's appearance

Grats on the the 100th show guys and thanks for making my Wednesday work days go by much quicker than normal.

Slumberland FTW

So who's the WoW author?

Late to the party, but congrats on 100 episodes. Also: WHOA! Certis mentioned the Malazan Book of the Fallen series! I've been trying to pimp that to anyone who will listen; I read Gardens of the Moon years ago when it first came out and was totally blown away by it. As you said, it's Epic (with a capital E, no less).

Good show as always, guys, keep up the good work. And the Mystery Song sent shivers down my spine...

Just to let you know, when you were listing GWJ Podcast-isms, you missed out "grab some bench".

I just figured it out! The associate producer Levine mentions about 10 or 11 minutes in is Shawn Elliot from 1up! Curse you Levine. You are the hidden hand that pulled the plug on the Brodeo! With every fiber of my being, I curse your name!

P.S. Please give me a job so I can work with Shawn Elliot.