#1 Posted by ceruelantransience (27 posts) -

How would y'all feel about an 'end of year' podcast where they were to throw away typical format?

They done it in the past for "All Emails" editions and such but haven't in quite some time. I always thought they were fun.

How about all Off-topic Bombcast where game discussion was not required. Or a music edition of the podcast where each member could showcase some of their favorite game music... or... something?

#2 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I'd enjoy another All-Emails podcast towards the end of the year. I think that'll be more effective than an off-topic bombcast, though, 'cause Jeff is the only one who really feels comfortable diving into his extensive knowledge completely unprovoked.

But I don't need one now, too many new games out that the boys still need to play.

#3 Posted by zombie2011 (4969 posts) -

they do the GOTY podcasts are at the end of year and those are like 15 hours long, i don't think they would want to do anymore podcasts after recording those.

#4 Posted by Sgtpierceface (613 posts) -

Honestly, about an hour of every bombcast is completely off-topic, so I don't need more of it.

#5 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -

I'd prefer if the Tested guys and the Bombcast guys got together and did a one-time Star Trek cast.

Whiskey Media guys loved Star Trek, and when the Tested guys get talking Trek, they go.

#6 Posted by ceruelantransience (27 posts) -

@Sgtpierceface:

what you say may be true but just think of the hijinks that could be had in J,R, and V being free to delve deep into their pasts as videogame enthusiasts and beguiling us with tales of yore. So maybe an episode where they are not required to talk just about recent games but their favorite game experiences of all time or whatever.

#7 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

I'd like more friday call-in video podcasts as their more interesting to me. The reason I listen to the bombcast is for the personalities and small talk. There are millions of other gaming podcasts so I'd love to have a separate one that doesn't have to talk about games. The friday video call-ins does this.

#8 Posted by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -

Usually the first 45 minutes of the Bombcast has them bullshitting already. I can't imagine enough good emails come in to full an entire Bombcast. If you want a music podcast, I'm sure there are options out there.

#9 Posted by ceruelantransience (27 posts) -

@Phatmac:

Mmm... I agree with the small talk but call-ins are always so awkward.

#10 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11501 posts) -

I wouldn't mind another all-emails Bombcast. Don't think we need a fully off-topic one though, since all bombcasts are by definition off-topic for at least an hour.

#11 Posted by BBAlpert (1387 posts) -

Alternate idea: "A Very Special" Bombcast, where the Bomb Squad tackles some issue like gang violence or teen pregnancy, in an uncharacteristically serious manner.

PS: I don't actually want them to do that.

#12 Posted by BisonHero (6248 posts) -
@Sgtpierceface
Honestly, about an hour of every bombcast is completely off-topic, so I don't need more of it.
Yeah, that's pretty much where I stand on this issue as well.
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#13 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

@ceruelantransience: Surprisingly they aren't during the call-ins. At least not most of the time.

#14 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

PS: I don't actually want them to do that.

I do.

#15 Posted by LikeaSsur (1497 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

Alternate idea: "A Very Special" Bombcast, where the Bomb Squad tackles some issue like gang violence or teen pregnancy, in an uncharacteristically serious manner.

PS: I don't actually want them to do that.

I do, because eventually somebody would cash in a dark joke, and it would all downhill from there.

#16 Posted by The_Nubster (2054 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

Alternate idea: "A Very Special" Bombcast, where the Bomb Squad tackles some issue like gang violence or teen pregnancy, in an uncharacteristically serious manner.

PS: I don't actually want them to do that.

And accompanying videos where they workshop the letters that they intend to write and send to the local governing power about these issues.

#17 Posted by MechaKirby (187 posts) -

I like it when Jeff hosts the podcast because they go off topic for most of the show and that's when Bombcast is at its funniest, when they're off topic. Like the last one he did was during Vinny's ham radio phase and he jut played that boat horn randomly throughout the podcast, I laughed every time and they talked more about ham radio than video games

They should just do a weekly offtopic podcast hosted by Jeff

#18 Posted by ceruelantransience (27 posts) -

@EpicSteve: There are. Or rather there have been in shows like Retronauts. But the Bombcrew seem to hold many opinions in contrast to the standard fare that I think a music episode could be very interesting.

#19 Posted by BisonHero (6248 posts) -

@MechaKirby said:

I like it when Jeff hosts the podcast because they go off topic for most of the show and that's when Bombcast is at its funniest, when they're off topic. Like the last one he did was during Vinny's ham radio phase and he jut played that boat horn randomly throughout the podcast, I laughed every time and they talked more about ham radio than video games

They should just do a weekly offtopic podcast hosted by Jeff

That really was one of the best podcasts in a long time. It wasn't a boat horn, it was a (Russian?) numbers station.

Agreed that Jeff being host of basically anything makes it more entertaining. I guess Ryan must be the one guy in the office who legitimately volunteers to host things, given that he is the MC for the Bombcast, TNT, and the Whiskey Media Happy Hours, but I really don't like his style of hosting. He just feels like a used car salesman sometimes, in that he tries to smooth things over too much and tries to keep things moving, and he chimes in even when he has nothing of value to say. Sure, things are a semi-trainwreck when other people host TNT, but that honestly makes the whole thing more entertaining.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but to be completely honest, more than any other staff member, I don't really even mind when Ryan is absent from a Bombcast or video feature.

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#20 Posted by LTSmash (604 posts) -

There should be a second full three-hour Bombcast every Thursday. Make it happen.

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36110 posts) -

I thought this was going to be a Bombcast formatted like a 90s sitcom after school special.

#22 Posted by LikeaSsur (1497 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@MechaKirby said:

I like it when Jeff hosts the podcast because they go off topic for most of the show and that's when Bombcast is at its funniest, when they're off topic. Like the last one he did was during Vinny's ham radio phase and he jut played that boat horn randomly throughout the podcast, I laughed every time and they talked more about ham radio than video games

They should just do a weekly offtopic podcast hosted by Jeff

That really was one of the best podcasts in a long time. It wasn't a boat horn, it was a (Russian?) numbers station.

Agreed that Jeff being host of basically anything makes it more entertaining. I guess Ryan must be the one guy in the office who legitimately volunteers to host things, given that he is the MC for the Bombcast, TNT, and the Whiskey Media Happy Hours, but I really don't like his style of hosting. He just feels like a used car salesman sometimes, in that he tries to smooth things over too much and tries to keep things moving, and he chimes in even when he has nothing of value to say. Sure, things are a semi-trainwreck when other people host TNT, but that honestly makes the whole thing more entertaining.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but to be completely honest, more than any other staff member, I don't really even mind when Ryan is absent from a Bombcast or video feature.

They still have a purpose to fulfill. If every Bombcast were "off topic," it wouldn't really be fitting for a video game podcast, would it? Ryan keeps the show going, as it's supposed to. If it was Jeff or *insert other duder here* every week, and they went off topic every week, nothing of value would be said, and I'm willing to bet that would get really old really quick, especially since (I'm repeating for emphasis) they run a video game website.

#23 Posted by ShaggE (6349 posts) -

I'm still waiting (watitng) for Ryan to hambone the Bombcast theme. After that, they can worry about special episodes. Important things first, gentlemen.

#24 Posted by Chop (1995 posts) -

I was really disappointed they didn't do an emails only bombcast last xmas. I guess maybe they didn't get enough submissions or something...either way, I demand it returns this year. If not, I'll express my disappointment on the forums!

#25 Posted by Sless (64 posts) -

okay guys I'll start sending in hundreds of emails so they have plenty of questions for an all email cast.

As for an off-topic cast, as much as I love the off-topic hour on the bombcast, I'm not exactly dying for a full off topic podcast... though I bet I'd listen to it and enjoy it anyway.

#26 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3069 posts) -

I would not think twice about paying them something to the tune of $150 a year for an extra, regular-length "special" Bombcast each week. Works out to $3 per episode (that's $150/52 weeks for you math dudes), which is fine by me.

#27 Posted by cthomer5000 (750 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@MechaKirby said:

I like it when Jeff hosts the podcast because they go off topic for most of the show and that's when Bombcast is at its funniest, when they're off topic. Like the last one he did was during Vinny's ham radio phase and he jut played that boat horn randomly throughout the podcast, I laughed every time and they talked more about ham radio than video games

They should just do a weekly offtopic podcast hosted by Jeff

That really was one of the best podcasts in a long time. It wasn't a boat horn, it was a (Russian?) numbers station.

Agreed that Jeff being host of basically anything makes it more entertaining. I guess Ryan must be the one guy in the office who legitimately volunteers to host things, given that he is the MC for the Bombcast, TNT, and the Whiskey Media Happy Hours, but I really don't like his style of hosting. He just feels like a used car salesman sometimes, in that he tries to smooth things over too much and tries to keep things moving, and he chimes in even when he has nothing of value to say. Sure, things are a semi-trainwreck when other people host TNT, but that honestly makes the whole thing more entertaining.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but to be completely honest, more than any other staff member, I don't really even mind when Ryan is absent from a Bombcast or video feature.

I enjoy the Jeff hosted podcasts a lot because they aren't the norm. Ryan is, by far, the best host on the crew. It's a vital and under-appreciated role and definitely necessary on a regular basis.