NOTE: UPDATED: Link in, iTunes link forthcoming. Thanks for the patience! GROWING PAINS!
Radio is in my blood. My grandfather Lawrence McDonald was a broadcaster for WGN Radio in Chicago, IL, in the mid 20th Century. I have listened to old reel-to-reel tapes of him calling boxing matches, and it is extremely cool.
Before Newsarama became a full-time gig, some of you may have heard me on FearlessRadio.com‘s “Play or Die.” The show started as a video game-focused show, then spilled out into other “Geek Culture.”
Eventually, we took the show off on our own with Shotgun Reviews as “Shots in the Dark.” The Podcast became a Vodcast, and we had a lot of fun doing it.
Then I moved to New York, one of the other members of the team got a job in the gaming industry, and it was just impossible to hang on. Since then, I’ve been aching to do more radio and get it out to the world.
Albert Ching, staff writer at Newsarama, also comes from Radio. Turns out, so does Alan Kistler, Newsarama columnist and author of the awesome Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. pieces here at Blog@. So we said to each other, well, we all want to do this, so why not just do it?
And here we are. Presenting the pilot episode of Newsarama Radio.
Why call it Newsarama Radio, you ask? Well, while this episode is only being presented in a downloadable podcast, we have big plans. Soon you’ll see a dedicated page, and we’ll be streaming the show LIVE. That means call-ins, that means interviews where you can get involved, that means you being able to tell us how utterly stupid our opinions are, right there in real time!
Newsarama Radio Episode 1: ULTIMATE UNIVERSE
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In the first episode of Newsarama Radio, we take a look at some hot news topics, from the Hulk TV show to the Green Lantern Trailer, and the strange case of the Deadpool cancellation process.
After a kick-ass song from our homey MC Lars: “Geeked Out” (which is also serving as our temporary theme song. Thanks, Lars!) we launch into our big topic for the week: The Ultimate Universe.
Hear an idea be born when we talk about the history of the Ultimate Universe, how viable it is (or isn’t?) in today’s market, and postulate a theory on what the upcoming “Death of Spider-Man” storyline could actually mean.
So listen in, and tell us what you think, what YOU want out of a Newsarama Radio show below, and then… wait a couple weeks! Of course we started this thing off right before the holiday, so our next episode won’t be recorded until next week. Have no fear, that just means it’ll be twice the awesome (but not twice the length, that would be ridiculous).