Posted by kid_gloves (145 posts) -

I am not much of a blog poster, but after searching far and wide for a way to listen to old Hotspot episodes with the GB crew I found a large number of them still hosted on the gamespot CDN server after seeing this post in the forums http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion-30/im-going-to-listen-to-every-bombcast-1444811/?page=1#js-message-6757011

So with that in hand I tried to figure out all the podcast names by scouring other sources and came up with an list of still working downloads for what I believe is most if not all the episodes. Since the Gamespot archive page for the Hotspot is a redirect loop after the site update, and that I could find no other place documenting how to obtain these episodes without resorting to file sharing I thought it would be a good idea to share what I have found. Sorry they are not in any real order.

If I have missed episodes or a link doesn't work let me know!

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/GameSpot_presents_The_HotSpot_081005.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/TheHotSpot_032707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_010207.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_010406.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_010907.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_011106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_011607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_011806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_012307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_012506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_013007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_020106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_020607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_020806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_021307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_021506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_022007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_022206.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_022707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_030106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_030607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_030706.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_031307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_031406.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_032007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_032106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_032806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_040307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_040406.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_041007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_041106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_041707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_041806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_042407.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_042506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_050107.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_050206.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_050807.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_051507.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_051606.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_052207.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_052306.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_052907.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_053006.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_060507.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_060606.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_061207.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_061306.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_061907.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_062006.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_062607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_062706.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_070307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_070506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_071106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_071707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_071806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_072407.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_073107.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_080106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_080707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_081407.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_081506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_081705.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_082107.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_082206.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_082405.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_082807.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_082906.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_083105.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_090407.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_090506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_090705.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_091107.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_091206.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_091405.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_091807.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_091906.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_092105.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_092507.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_092805.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_100207.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_100306.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_100505.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_100907.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_101006.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_101205.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_101607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_101706.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_101905.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_102307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_102406.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_102605.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_103007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_103106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_110607.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_110706.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_110905.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_111307.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_111406.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_111605.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_112007.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_112106.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_112305.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_112707.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_112806.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_113005.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_120407.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_120506.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_120705.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_121405.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d4/free/podcast/hotspot_072005.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/The_HotSpot_08.03.05.mp3

http://download.gamespotcdn.com/d3/free/podcast/gamespot_thehotspot_072705.mp3

#1 Posted by Vahleticar (162 posts) -

Awesome, I will definitely have a listen thanks for the effort

#2 Posted by AndrewB (7692 posts) -

The HotCast!

Topical discussion of the Hot Coffee controversy! I'm just glad I own what is now a collectors edition San Andreas PC copy which includes all the dirties but is also pre-AO rating.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

I clicked a random link and got a Jeff/Brad/Rich/Greg podcast, the very first one after they got a Wii. Those were some great shows, man.

#4 Edited by Corevi (5762 posts) -

@andrewb: Which episode is that? Kinda interested on hearing Jeff's thoughts on that.

#5 Posted by AndrewB (7692 posts) -
#6 Posted by Roboculus92 (534 posts) -

Thanks!

#7 Posted by Splodge (2026 posts) -

If you want some of these broken down into highlights, www.thisyearcollection.org has some fantastic best of collections of the hotspot.

#8 Posted by Daiphyer (1361 posts) -

This is so awesome, thank you!

#9 Posted by Darro (647 posts) -

Words can not express how much I am grateful for this since even though the This Year collection of the Hotspot is great, I always wanted to find somewhere where I can listen to old episodes and came across this thread. I remember some of the episodes like the 21st August 07 one has the kid who kept calling in with the short stories and the rap and Alex and Tor Thorsen losing it just as the call ended.

#10 Posted by Slurpelve (621 posts) -

I totally forgot how awesome the hotspot was back in the day.

#11 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2558 posts) -

Probably my favorite Hotspot moment was when jeff's freaking out about Heat the game on one of the e3 06 podcasts.

#12 Posted by wumbo3000 (1025 posts) -

Still my favorite gaming podcast of all time. Rich, Jeff, and Bob were innovators.

#13 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1209 posts) -

There are some fantastic ones from 05 and I think really early 06 when Bob Calayco, Rich, and Jeff were the core 3 and they subbed in a different editor as a 4th every week. You should check out the ThisYear blogspot for The Hotspot best of series. The guy who makes the best ofs misses a lot of core components and the his voice and musical editing are pretty terrible but it's a good way to get yourself into The Hotspot.

I remember how weird it was on the first Arrow Pointing Down Podcast where I heard Ryan or Jeff swear at Alex, they used to not be able to swear at Gamespot.

#14 Posted by Theavy (81 posts) -

I still feel incredibly sad when I hear ryans voice, could only get 15 mins in before I didnt want to listen anymore :( just wish he was still here..

#15 Posted by Entreri10 (261 posts) -

This is pretty cool, Thanks man.

#16 Posted by crithon (3462 posts) -

I miss Rich, like I thought Vinny was a poor man Rich before he came onto Giantbomb.

#18 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6086 posts) -

Thanks a lot duder!

#19 Posted by Darro (647 posts) -

Anyone have the 8th August 2006 Hotspot since that is one of the episodes I enjoy listening to but is not on the list above. It is the last one that featured Carrie Gouskos and the first to feature Vinny.

#21 Edited by Darro (647 posts) -

@hagane: Was going to thank you but realised they are just the same one (4th December 2007). Oh and I tried just copying the links as shown but nothing is there. The 8th August 2006 is not there since I tried it myself and hence why I asked if anyone had it. Strange that most of 2006 and 2005 are there yet there are a few not like the one I mentioned.

Edit: The first one above doesn't work but I believe all the other ones do, which I will probably check out since I never listened to the Hotspot really again after Jeff got fired and only went back to Alex and Ryan's last ones a while back.

#22 Edited by mrfizzy (1558 posts) -

Oh god that music plus Jeff's "Live from San Francisco" intro. All the memories!!!

#23 Edited by fetchfox (1377 posts) -

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

#24 Posted by atrain (7 posts) -

@fetchfox said:

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

I would love you forever if you did this.

#25 Posted by warpig87 (75 posts) -

Go for it. I'm so annoyed at myself for getting into podcasts way too late, completely missed the Hotspot.

#26 Posted by Coolarman (878 posts) -

Which of these episodes has the whole "gay sexual content" bit in it. For those who don't know the crew talked about Jack Thompson getting all uppity because the game Bully had the ability for dudes to kiss other dudes. The episode where they talked about it was hilarious.

#27 Posted by AMyggen (3862 posts) -

@fetchfox said:

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

Oh, that would be sweet!

#28 Edited by fetchfox (1377 posts) -
#29 Edited by Forcen (1858 posts) -

@amyggen: @fetchfox: @warpig87: @delti90: While you wait: Not very orgainized but still: https://app.box.com/s/n8lu12p7hg4dc02sxzbc

Also note the torrent and the magnetlink. The site has limited bandwidth.

EDIT: Use the one below instead, here is a magnet link:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3E7FF5130AA42BE59D8B965E2E1D0C8BB91375A3&dn=The%20Hotspot&tr=udp%3a//tracker.publicbt.com%3a80

Copy and paste into a torrent client. Or download torrent here.

#30 Posted by fetchfox (1377 posts) -
#31 Edited by atrain (7 posts) -
#32 Edited by Forcen (1858 posts) -

@fetchfox: Great, no more of that damn bad date format! Updated my post with a magnet link.

#33 Edited by fetchfox (1377 posts) -

Awesome @forcen, and no problem @delti90. Maybe make that magnet link clickable though?

#34 Edited by hidden81 (73 posts) -

check out gggggggaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMME

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeespot.com

#35 Posted by Splodge (2026 posts) -

Nice!

At www.thisyearcollection.org they have four very well put together "Best of" podcasts for The Hotspot. Also a lot of Giantbomb best of podcasts, and a lot of others worth listening to!

#36 Posted by fetchfox (1377 posts) -

I won't be able to upload for the moment, but it'll up over night here (21.01 PM right now).

#37 Edited by fetchfox (1377 posts) -
#38 Posted by Fuwano (162 posts) -

@fetchfox: LImit your upload speed to about 75% of max or it will slow everything down.

#39 Posted by atrain (7 posts) -

@fetchfox said:

It seems my internet doesn't like it when I upload, so do anyone have a suggestion for upload and download options?

I've got a link for 2005. The rest will come tomorrow I think, sorry for the wait! Hotspot 2005

I can message you some ftp info where you can upload it. Then I can put that in my torrent directory so it seeds to everyone else.

#40 Edited by fetchfox (1377 posts) -