Welcome Everyone! Today’s topic is both random, weird and yet some what fitting. Translation? For those of you who are new to the site and don’t know, I have been podcasting for two solid years and throughout that time the site has undergone so many changes and restructuring.
Here’s a brief timeline:
Nov 2011: The War and More Radio Podcast was Born!
This show had all the ups and downs of being a first time podcast. This first episode highlights a lot of the motivation and desire myself and John had to be podcasters. Now of course throughout the run of this particular podcast there were production problems, we didn’t really have a format and kind of just made due throughout the first year of the website. Throw some scheduling conflicts and a dose of real life getting in the way, it has been hard to maintain this particular podcast. The latest episode which is: Episode 23: A Game of Space Marines-Cast. Has been a complete pain in the rear to edit and it has not been a smooth process. This episode was intended to be the final episode of the War and More Radio Podcast. (Not the end of this site, just that particular show). I am hoping to finish it asap, but more on that in a moment.
March 2012: The Warmonger Podcast is Born!
What I thought was going to be just a temporary fix to solve the lack of regular podcast content, turned into a massive juggernaut of self discovery! This show has not only allowed me to flex my creative mooscel, but to expand into talking about other miniature wargames in a non restricted environment. Alot of the trouble with the main podcast, was that we had such a limited amount of time to discuss a particular topic. We had to keep up the pacing of the episodes and often I felt there was a tendency to overlook crucial information. Which is hard not to do, when your having a blast with your friends at the best of times :). The Warmonger allowed for more freedom in formats and is always a rewarding experience regardless of the show content.
December 2012: ODAM PODCAST IS BORN! (Make sure to yell ODAM SON!, draw it out as well
Over a year ago the folks over at Noobhammer, Phil from the Shellcase, John and myself created this some what random and fantastic podcast to become a UN of Wargaming podcasters/Bloggers. Overtime the show’s format has changed and new hosts have joined (Ashley, Aka @LilThunderLiz on twitter) which is completely awesome! We aren’t entirely sure about how we are going to include additional guest’s into the show (Cast size is already huge lol modelling joke in there somewhere, lol) but we are interested in talking to more people, but more on that in a bit.
2013: The Year of OMG REAL LIFE GETTING IN THE WAY!
lol Easily this was the year that the show/site grew the most. I was actually a guest on several other podcasts (stroke ego, check) and just met an absolute ton of people through twitter, facebook and at the black library expo. But it was not without it’s hiccups and with life, work and education getting in the way of podcasting, it was an absolute challenge. From April to November, I was fresh out of school and need a job that actually paid money. For years prior, I had worked in the service industry and with the high costs of living (here anyway) and paying for more university education. I took up a job working at a local gravel pit. Not as bad as I had originally thought :). I worked 6 days a week, 12 hrs a day and was covered in rain, snow, mud and oh yeah watch out for bears! lol. For some reason, I could not stop podcasting? It was almost like the boring nature of my job, pushed me forward and forced me to consume, literally several month’s worth of other podcasts. Just listening to other shows (even one’s for games I did not play) allowed me to pursue even more creative shows like: Blood Bowl Night in Canyada, where I might not have done prior. All in all, it was a huge year for the site, which brings us to:
2014: What Happens Next?
First the elephant in the room: “There Was a Name Change”? Yes! The site used to be: War and More Radio, and now it is simply: War More Radio. Originally this was an accident, because when I promoted the podcast over twitter it was just easier to write WarMoreRadio, instead of WarAndMoreRadio…ugh. Oddly enough though, people that would ask about the site in person would call it War More Radio anyway. So in reality it just makes sense to change it, simple enough eh?
Now to address the pink hippopotamus in the room. Starting Next Week: Feb 17th-to-April 25th 2014. I will be taking a step down from podcasting. For those who don’t know, I will be starting my final teaching practicum term and I will be needing all of my wits and ice cream sandwiches to succeed lol. During this time I will be stepping down from ODAM and other shows. But it’s not all doom and gloom though, There are two episodes of: Blood Bowl Night in Canyada that are finished and will go up, in addition to Episode 23 of War and More Radio. I am hoping to make a couple short Audio Blog style shows once every week or two (Again practicum will most likely get in the way), this might change to once a month or once every two weeks. I really don’t know personally, but the practicum comes first. After that is over, I will be returning to that wonderful job I had previously mentioned (hey money is good), so content will be slow going at first. Then we should be cooking bacon on the BBQ in no time :).
I want to personally thank everyone who has supported this website, through their comments, tweets and thoughts! It really does means alot to have such a great community of people to talk to and discuss all things miniature wargaming! Heck its why I named the Warmonger Podcast after you guys! The Warmongers have been super supportive and I am extremely thankful for being one of them.
PS: Although I won’t be making any podcasts during this time, feel free to contact me on Twitter or on the War More Radio Facebook Page! I am also not against being a guest on other podcasts as well, however my schedule is restrictive, but talk to me and we shall see!
Thank You again for all your support!
Adam, aka Mr Voxman, Tremblay, Canuck. Or lake monster slayer, maybe?