I remember when I was first getting into podcasts and was looking for a decent games related one. I subscribed to a whole bunch - 1-Up, IGN, Sarcastic Gamer and Gamespot's casts, to try and find one to stick with. But it was when I listened that episode of The Hotspot, when Ryan, Jeff and Vinny were talking about Haze, and the Korn quote about "Gaming for me is a religion, and Haze is the $%£&!" with a soundboard noise edited in over the "shit" - I remember thinking "Yes, these guys get it!".
Ryan and the Bomb Crew have been one of the few permanent fixtures in my Podcast subscriptions since then - from The Hotspot to the Bombcast. Thus Ryan has been an at least weekly feature of my life for the best part of 7 years; providing both audio relief during the drudge of the workday as well as videogame related entertainment with a feeling of genuine fun, which has been consistently better than anything else I've found on the Internet.
RIP Ryan - my thoughts are with you and your family. You will be missed and remembered fondly.