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Podcast for 12.26.11 | Episode 300

episode300.jpgAfter 6 years and 300 episodes, it's about time to put a ribbon on this podcast and call it good. The decision wasn't an easy one. Recording the podcast every week is just as much a ritual integral to our lives as it is to those who listen. And seriously, thanks for listening.

Here's the episode. Thanks and farewells follow.

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For the past 6 years (or 10 years if you count all the episodes aired back at KCWU (88.1 The 'Burg!) back in college) I've had this wonderful outlet to yammer on to friends about whatever was on my mind that week, or whatever I've been playing or reading. I've been to three E3 conventions, six PAX conventions (it's held in the same town I live in, but it still counts!), three or four Emerald City Comic Cons (same) and met amazing friends. But the thing that has struck me the most is how good it feels when you introduce someone to something you know they'll love.

I love knowing that stuff we've talked about has caused positive change in people's lives. Whether that means you've started cooking for yourself because of listening to the show, or that an album we recommended blew your mind and helped shape your musical tastes, or even just that you stopped to consider something maybe you'd never thought to consider before. Thanks for taking risks based on our recommendations, and I hope we've never really let you down.

Thank you for telling your friends about the show. Thanks for everyone who's ever written in to the show. Your questions and thoughts and commentary have been awesome over the years. We've never really attempted curating a "community" beyond having a bulletin board a few years ago, but there's definitely a Weekly Geek Community. We've had the pleasure of meeting you at conventions and meetups. We've even become close friends with many people who listened to the show before they met us in person.

Thanks also to everyone who's been vital to the success of the show over the years. Not only the people who have been co-hosts with me on the podcast, but also to everyone who helped make the blog portion of the website great. Thanks to Grant and Amy for sticking with it and letting me boss them around while we figured out a voice. Thanks to John Forster for Dr. Helmig. Thanks to Max Brooks for The Mind Boggleth. Thanks to Sparky for Practical Alchemy. Thanks to Nevery and Laurel and Mack and Steve. Thanks to Mike for his music reviews and our music podcasts. Thanks to Tettix for our theme song. Thanks to Colette, Rikki and everyone else who has ever co-hosted with me. Thanks to Niero and Flynn and Ron and everyone who first helped the community find us. And most of all thanks to Ryan, Qais, Ross and Jinny for putting up with me misusing the word "penultimate" all these years.

This is an "indefinite" hiatus, which means that I completely reserve the right to magically post something on this RSS feed sometime in the future. Could be a bonus, one-off podcast down the line, it could be a note about new projects we're working on. It's not really an "end".

If you'd like to keep up with us, here's how.

And now, messages from Ryan and Ross. Jinny and Qais will post their thoughts later.

Ryan - My assimilation in to The Weekly Geek was an organic process that proved the merit of the medium, a sharing of ideals, interests, and ultimately personalities fueled by nothing more than the desire to lean across a table to a friend and exclaim "Taste this!" as one would to a friend. The fact that we do not rehearse, Chris does not edit, and people are still entertained proves all of this to be true.

It's been touching to read correspondence over the years, people telling of how they felt to be part of a community and not just passive listeners. I can only echo that sentiment as I look back on my own progression deeper in to the fold of what was exactly that - a naturally occurring, evolving, and absolutely self sustaining community.

The real world takes effort and compromise, nothing I did for The Weekly Geek ever did. It was a meeting of minds, whether the voices were across from me Monday night or sent in via email, and will absolutely continue on as any naturally occurring community would even stripped of its beloved ring master's weekly cohesion.

It has been a pure, unadulterated pleasure.

Ross - I like my goodbyes short and sweet, something I can hopefully achieve here (without being particularly maudlin). When I came on a few years ago I didn't think much would come of it. I figured, I was the new guy, they would have me on to say, "Hey, here's the new guy,", I would say something terrible, and that would be the end of that. However many episodes later and here we are. Apparently I didn't say anything too terrible.

I want to thank the rest of my cohorts, Chris, Jinny, Ryan, and Qais, for being particularly great people, people who I am glad to be able to call my friends. And thanks, of course, to you, the listeners. I've loved reading your emails, and hearing your thoughts -- debating and conversing with you via electronic proxy. I appreciate you tuning in every week to the show, despite my particular brand of half-baked nonsense. I hope you have had as much fun listening to it, as
I have had helping to make it.

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Podcast for 12.19.11 | The Penultimate Podcast

penultimate.jpgPlease join me, Ross, Jinny, Qais and Ryan in episode 299 of The Weekly Geek. In it we discuss this week's gaming news (or at least, some of it) and then delve straight into what we're playing this week and mailbag. It's a sentimental one this week, as we start to read some of the awesome letters you all have been sending in. Keep 'em coming! We read every single one of them.

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Podcast for 12.05.11 | Top Games of 2011

goty2011.jpgIt's our annual games of the year podcast! Tune in to hear about games you've probably heard of, and games you've probably not heard of. Also we discuss our biggest disappointments and games that are on our list to play.

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Podcast for 11.28.11 | Inside Voice

inside voiceEpisode 297 is in the can. Please join me, Qais, Jinny and Ryan (no Ross this week - technical troubles. Miss U Ross.) this week to discuss Thanksgiving, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, misc video game news and Skyrim stories.

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Podcast for 11.21.11 | Not Even Joking.

skyrimalis.jpgJust a Skyrim podcast now. But there's also some mailbag in there as well! And we talk about TV shows we're watching. And Zelda. Ok, so it's not just a Skyrim podcast but it's close.

4 more episodes left!

No spoilers.

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Podcast for 11.14.11 | This is a Skyrim podcast now.

Dragons.

No spoilers

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Podcast for 10.31.11 | I Am The Bat

iamthebat2.jpgOnly seven episodes left! Join me, Jinny, Qais, Ross and Ryan in our discussion about the new Google Reader redesign, and how we consume our RSS feeds in the most optimal fashion, as well as the Takashi Miike helmed Phoenix Wright movie, the GameCity 6 Zelda Zine, Voxeltron, dissolving fruit labels, Batman Arkham City, and the normal assortment of randomness you've come to know and love from our show.

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Podcast for 10.25.11 | Witchcraft

witchcraft.jpgJoin me, Ross, Jinny and Ryan this week as we discuss the new World of Warcraft updates (even though none of us play anymore!) including the Pandaren! PANDA PEOPLE, people. We also discuss the new Professor Layton, Pixeljunk Sidescroller and Monsters (the only Facebook game worth your time) and the Google Reader updates. We also crack open the mailbag. Enjoy.

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Podcast for 10.17.11 | Video Games

videogamessssss.jpgJoin me, Jinny, Qais, Ross and Ryan in this week's podcast where we talk about upcoming games like Batman Arkham City, Skyrim, Pixeljunk Sidescroller, Professor Layton, the Deus Ex DLC and more. Then we discuss more Breaking Bad (spoiler free!) and the Walking Dead premiere.

Of course we're also reading mailbag letters. Send us mailbag! We'll read it on air.

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The End of The Weekly Geek is Nigh

There used to be art hereWe've mentioned it a few times on the podcast, but I'd like to officially state it here to answer questions and clarify some things and maybe give a few shout outs and reminisce and cry a little bit. The Weekly Geek is going on indefinite hiatus after episode 300. Which will be sometime in January.

The reason: Jinny and I are having a kid in February and we're not exactly sure how much time or energy we're going to have to produce a weekly podcast. I'm guessing the answer will be none, but you never know. To be safe, we're giving ample time to wrap up the show. We're closing in on 300 mp3 files in the RSS feed, so I figured episode 300 was a good stopping place.

This post is going to be a bit rambly, but bear with me.

I am still undecided as to what kind of special show to do for episode 300. One thing that's always been important to us over the years has been how the community has grown with us. We have multiple listeners who write in who started listening to the show as teenagers, and are now adults. It blows my mind, and really makes me feel proud of what we've accomplished. You've written in with stories of learning how to cook because of us, of trying a game you'd never have thought of trying because of us, of getting newfound courage to stand up to bullies because of us, of discovering your new favorite band because of us. The fact that around 3,000 people tune in every week just to hang out with us is astounding to me. I deeply realize the importance of having that familiarity, and when I think about the show ending and not being that for you anymore, it makes me sad. This has been an incredibly difficult decision.

I'd love it if you wrote in with your stories about how the show has impacted you. We love reading mailbag, and this is a good opportunity for a retrospective. Maybe you're a listener who has never written in, we'd love to hear from you.

Maybe you're one of those people who download and listen to old shows from years past. Write in with your favorite moments from the show, maybe even with a sound clip. We'll play it on air and reminisce with you.

The website will still exist. I'll keep the lights on so you can still download all the past episodes going back to around 2005. And we may even come back every once in a while for a random blog post or a music podcast. We've been kicking around the idea of doing a video podcast cooking show, as well. You never know. Maybe after we have the kid we'll feel compelled to share stories and tips on parenting. If one thing's for sure it's that we're restless and deeply enjoy being a part of this community.

I'll save the kudos and credits for a later time. For now, what would you like the final episode of The Weekly Geek to be?

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