Recommend me some gaming podcasts.
We’ve had informal bunch of podcast referendums recently, but in several different threads, and I want a one-stop-shop place to get new gaming podcast recommendations. I will start another thread in EE soon about non-gaming podcasts, so save your This American Life love for that thread.
GFW Radio is my current favorite. They’re funny, smart, well-informed, and usually completely off topic. Best of all they get a big kick out of hanging out with each other and yakking, so you really get the sense of a bunch of buddies hanging out and jawing about shit they like.
Gamers With Jobs is great, too. It’s more ‘mature’ in the sense that they usually don’t stray into talking about sex fetishes and childhood pranks, but they’re still a cool group of guys with some good info and well-defined opinions on the news of the day. There’s a bit more PC gaming represented here, which I like, being more of a PC gamer than a console kid.
1up Yours is the industry standard podcast, I think, and is regularly great. They’ve got a good mix of perspectives, and though Garnett tends to get drunk too often it’s a great listen every week.
One Life Left is a great British podcast that KieronGillen turned me onto about 9 months ago, I think partly because they regularly mention him on it. It’s funny, regularly off-topic, and has a great way of not taking the gaming industry and hobby very seriously.
The PCGamer podcast and EGM Live are okay in a pinch, but tend to bug me, and the recent Giant BombCast from Giant Bomb was almost unlistenable. They talked about energy drinks and cars, and my brain almost jumped out of my body and ran into traffic.