It's a fun week in the Rodeo, the sort of week driven by slow news and few releases, the sort of week that forces hosts to dig deep, let go of the magic feather and try to find the entertainment power that was inside them all along.
The Hotspot: A story of tragedy, triumph and boredom on the Hotspot as a caller tells about working in an arcade while Billy Mitchell was trying to break the Pac-Man record. Long story short: A kid unplugs the machine, tragedy and hilarity ensue.
CAG Cast: It's co-host Wombat's 30th birthday, and Cheapy D celebrates by having an analyst (Michael Pachter, from Wedbush Morgan Securities) on the show, which is sort of like a stripper in a cake for nerds.
GFW Radio: Whiskey Nerd returns! If you have no idea what we're talking about, you should already be clicking.
Joystiq: And from the darkness arose a guest co-host with such subtle power to his voice, such incredible insight, such chemistry, the audio actually projects beams of pure, white light from whatever source it's being broadcast. You may have thought you knew what a podcast could mean to your life. Prepare for your new answer to be "everything." God bless you Justin McElroy. God bless you.
Major Nelson: William Schmitt of Activision comes on to talk about Spider-Man 3. Not brought up: His groundbreaking work on Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. In the Major's shownotes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayonaise, so you're listening at your own peril.
NoobToob: In this episode of the video/audio cast, we all realize that the game drought has gone too far when hosts Tobin Coziahr and Yuzo Watanabe have to host a show about Eets: Chowdown and SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS. That's quite a bullet to take for us, guys. Did you ever know that you're my heroes?
OK, so that's all we've got cooking for this week. If you run a podcast and would like to get it in the Rodeo, send along a link to your latest episode with a brief description. If it isn't awful, you could be e-famous!