Am I missing something here? I can't find any area map in the menu, but I haven't seen anybody else talk about how ridiculous this game is without a map for navigation. There's the little radar in the corner of the screen that points out objects and quests, but there's no indication of the geography of the place your in. If I want to get any context as to where the hell I am, I need to get to a fast travel point. I'm starting to think this is a bug or something.
Jeff would indulge too deeply in tangential discussion. Some of the best Bombcast moments have come from that, but podcasts are better overall when they have direction. Brad has done a decent job of steering the ship.