This Year is putting together a Top 40 The HotSpot moments

We at the This Year Collection podcast museum are interested in putting together a Top 40 The HotSpot moments voted on by you, the fans of that podcast. As you may recall, early last year we released best-of compilations for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 years of The HotSpot, and soon we'd like you to vote on your favorite moments in sequential order. (Those who have stuck with us for some time will remember that we did a Top 40 1UP Yours moments after also doing yearly best-ofs for that podcast.)

I think we'll open up the voting in about a month, but I just wanted to get the word out ahead of time in the hope that you'll go back and reacquaint yourselves with some of that show's finer moments. You can find the original episodes here or you can go through our best-ofs (links just above) and listen to the absolute greatest clips before you vote in our poll.

Both Giant Bomb and NeoGAF contributed greatly to that 1UP Yours Top 40, and though I'm aware The HotSpot wasn't quite as popular as 1UP Yours—though between you and me it was the better show by a tiny margin... where else will you hear a phone call from a gentleman waiting in line at midnight for a Wii who describes being shot at by hoodlums wielding cap guns (an event which Jeff described as "drive-by cappings")—I'm hoping that you guys can help us get a good result here.

That's basically it; I just wanted to say that we'll be doing this and would you kindly bone up on your HotSpot history so you can be an informed voter.

What else...? Oh, the best of is going to be for the shows up to December 2007. In other words, it's the Top 40 moments from the first iteration of The HotSpot, the Gallup-Gerstmann-Colayco-Gouskos-Caravella helmed show. And for those that may not have heard of us, the This Year Collection does best-of shows for podcasts like The HotSpot, The Adam Carolla Show, the Giant Bombcast, 1UP Yours, Idle Thumbs etc., so you can hear the best moments from those shows when you need to quickly quench your podcasting thirst. I recommend our recaps of The Adam Carolla Show (from his 2006 morning radio show) which are proving more popular with time as Carolla's current podcast grows in stature. Thanks for reading!

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Posted by ZanzibarBreeze

We at the This Year Collection podcast museum are interested in putting together a Top 40 The HotSpot moments voted on by you, the fans of that podcast. As you may recall, early last year we released best-of compilations for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 years of The HotSpot, and soon we'd like you to vote on your favorite moments in sequential order. (Those who have stuck with us for some time will remember that we did a Top 40 1UP Yours moments after also doing yearly best-ofs for that podcast.)

I think we'll open up the voting in about a month, but I just wanted to get the word out ahead of time in the hope that you'll go back and reacquaint yourselves with some of that show's finer moments. You can find the original episodes here or you can go through our best-ofs (links just above) and listen to the absolute greatest clips before you vote in our poll.

Both Giant Bomb and NeoGAF contributed greatly to that 1UP Yours Top 40, and though I'm aware The HotSpot wasn't quite as popular as 1UP Yours—though between you and me it was the better show by a tiny margin... where else will you hear a phone call from a gentleman waiting in line at midnight for a Wii who describes being shot at by hoodlums wielding cap guns (an event which Jeff described as "drive-by cappings")—I'm hoping that you guys can help us get a good result here.

That's basically it; I just wanted to say that we'll be doing this and would you kindly bone up on your HotSpot history so you can be an informed voter.

What else...? Oh, the best of is going to be for the shows up to December 2007. In other words, it's the Top 40 moments from the first iteration of The HotSpot, the Gallup-Gerstmann-Colayco-Gouskos-Caravella helmed show. And for those that may not have heard of us, the This Year Collection does best-of shows for podcasts like The HotSpot, The Adam Carolla Show, the Giant Bombcast, 1UP Yours, Idle Thumbs etc., so you can hear the best moments from those shows when you need to quickly quench your podcasting thirst. I recommend our recaps of The Adam Carolla Show (from his 2006 morning radio show) which are proving more popular with time as Carolla's current podcast grows in stature. Thanks for reading!

Posted by BraveToaster

At first, I thought the title was missing something. This is interesting, though.

Posted by IkariNoTekken

The 'This Year Collection' is fantastic; I've got lots of entertainment from revisiting those classic "ishditions" (however you spell it) of the Hotspot as well as the 1UP Yours stuff.

I'll be keeping an eye out for the top 40 voting. Keep up the great work.

Posted by MasturbatingestBear

President Shaq Canadian caller.

The 10 minutes of the President Shaq Canadian caller's other phone calls which they played at the end of that episode.

A compilation of Jeff screaming "For more on these and other stories from the world of videogames check out GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEEESPOOOOOOOOOOTTTTT DOT COM!"

Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting Rage.

That is all you need.

Posted by Storphrax

Deitrich needs to be in there.

Posted by Icicle7x3

I'll state the obvious one with the "Gaming for me is a religion and HAZE is the shit!" bit.

Posted by Bruce

@IkariNoTekken:

I've spent entire days with their GFW compilations on. Nothing like good ol' Shawn Elliott and co. going on the strangest tangents imaginable.

Edited by ZanzibarBreeze

I forgot to mention that our two releases this month will be the best of the Giant Bombcast (2008) and Loveline (2001-Q1).

@Bruce said:

@IkariNoTekken:

I've spent entire days with their GFW compilations on. Nothing like good ol' Shawn Elliott and co. going on the strangest tangents imaginable.

We're going to be doing the 2007 and 2008 years for GFW Radio very soon, so you'll have that to look forward to. Sorry it took a while!