"A Life Well Wasted" (Robert Ashley's Podcast)

Another one off? Haven't looked it up yet, but enjoyed the format and voice of the old ones. Except the penis show.

It's back.

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Ghostship wrote:

Another one off? Haven't looked it up yet, but enjoyed the format and voice of the old ones. Except the penis show.

Yah, I found that show remarkably offensive. Especially in comparison to the excellence of the other shows.

Thanks for the tip on this being back!

My expectations are pretty ridiculous at this point. Very happy he's back on this! Likely only giving it a listen on my flight to GDC on Monday, though.

I love this podcast! I can't believe it's still alive this many years later. I hope this episode has less talk about giant penises.

Giant penises playing video games maybe.
This and brainy gamer suddenly reappearing has made me a happy
Camper:)

I loved that episode. Nothing puts a spring in your step like knowing a guy with a giant penis is actually the saddest man alive.

kuddles wrote:

I loved that episode. Nothing puts a spring in your step like knowing a guy with a giant penis is actually the saddest man alive.

insecurities <-/-> penis size

Just to keep this thread on topic, I did not mind the penis show at all. They've all been great.

I doubt this show is ever coming back. Do you think video game podcasting or podcasting in general has surpassed ALWW? Or does it still stand out in some way? Also, anyone know what Ashley does for money these days? Judging from his Twitter, he just makes music, rarely releases it, cooks at home, and lives that Georgia life. I think at some point he did freelance non-games writing. I'd be curious to read that. (He never mentions anything about that.)

carrotpanic wrote:

I doubt this show is ever coming back. Do you think video game podcasting or podcasting in general has surpassed ALWW? Or does it still stand out in some way?

An edited show like that takes a looooot of work. I can't think of any others that have done the same. Top score comes close I guess, but even then, that's interviews with artists rather than a multi-source story on a central thesis.

I tried to link Top Score and I couldn't even find a page for it that isn't dead. Huh.

Oddly enough, I feel like ALWW could really, really do well in the current Patreon/Kickstarter climate. It's definitely a product of the Great EGM Diaspora, but I feel like maybe the allure of games content wore off after the second year outside of the machine.

carrotpanic wrote:

Do you think video game podcasting or podcasting in general has surpassed ALWW?

Speaking strictly about video game podcasting: not even close. Nearly every podcast out there still goes for a "people shooting the sh*t about a topic" model, with a couple of exceptions that aim for industry interviews. There still isn't anything like this show out there.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

There still isn't anything like this show out there.

This.
Robert replied to a fanmail I sent in back in ye day.
Nice duder.

Just started listening to this having seen this thread pop up. Oh man, this is good. I want more.

I still have some of the Olly Moss prints for this up on my wall. They're so good as both video game art and as just straight-up art.

bnpederson wrote:

I still have some of the Olly Moss prints for this up on my wall. They're so good as both video game art and as just straight-up art.

This.