I listen to a lot of podcasts. For the last several years, my sanity during the morning and evening commutes has been maintained by a trusty list of shows that are currently of interest. Recently it occurred to me that I’ve never actually posted about the shows that I enjoy, which seems odd considering that I’m such a proponent of word-of-mouth advertising for the medium! First of all, I do almost all of my listening on a mobile device, my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Shifty Jelly’s Pocketcast app. I think I paid $3.99 for the app, but since I’ve already paid, I’m having trouble determining if that price is still accurate (simply shows as “installed” in the Google Play store page). At any rate, it was a small price to pay for an app that does exactly what I need with suitable customization that I literally use every single day.
Recently, Roger Edwards over at Contains Moderate Peril announced the shuttering of his podcast after a fantastic five year run. In true Roger fashion, he’s carefully worded his announcement, terming it an “indefinite break”, thus refusing to completely close the door on future projects. At face value, however, I think it’s fair to say that the CMP podcast as we know it is ending. Five years is a long time to do anything, even something you’re passionate about, and especially something that requires as much work as a weekly podcast. It’s fairly easy to understand why Roger is choosing now as the appropriate time to step away, before his passion for gaming fades completely and while the show is still very well thought of within the community. “Going out on top”, as they say.
Today brought a good amount of twists and turns, not the least of which was the news that one of my favorite game-agnostic blogs Contains Moderate Peril is going dark. Whether this outage is temporary or not remains to be seen.
I would simply link to the post, but seeing as how I’m not sure how long it will be available, I’ll simply copy Roger’s own words into the following block:
This week, I was honored to be invited to participate in a round-table discussion on the future of MMO’s for the Contains Moderate Peril 150th episode celebration! It was a blast sitting alongside such esteemed company as Syl (MMO Gypsy), Joseph/Scormus (MMO Troll & Roleplay Domain), Jewel (Healing the Masses) and of course Roger and (as ever) Brian of CMP. Although most members of the panel were out of my league as far as MMO experience goes, this group was very welcoming, as expected. We discussed a variety of topics, from the emergence of sandbox to crowd-funding. Readers of this site and listeners of Beyond Bossfights will probably find it well worth their time to check out.