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The podcast “DDOCast” just recently uploaded its 250th episode.
250. Wow. That is a lot of podcasts. 250 of anything shows just a ton of dedication and hard work.
The podcast is an interesting mashup of DDO news, advice, and humor. I’m not able to listen every week but I do when I can, and I always enjoy when I do.
Founded by Jerry Snook, it started right after DDO first launched and has continued ever since. The show has featured a long list of contributors from the DDO community and allows pretty much anyone to come on and say pretty much anything.
Turbine developers and producers are frequent guests; they get softball questions, sometimes so softball it is unintentionally hilarious*, but no one here is trying to be “60 Minutes”. It’s all about fun, and I imagine that keeping it light is one of the reasons that devs don’t mind making frequent appearances.
* I am totally making this up but there have been times that a dev interview could be recapped like this:
DDOCast: So Mr. Turbine Developer, how awesome is this new change going to be?
Dev: Oh very awesome. Very.
DDOCast: Excellent! And thanks for the inside tip!
Speaking of Turbine, it seems they are listening to the DDOCast too. The above-mentioned founder Jerry Snook was snapped up by Turbine and is now Cordovan. Another major contributor, Merlask, was similarly snapped up earlier and is now Tolero.
Since Jerry’s departure the show has been produced by the husband and wife team of Anne and Sig Trent. Anne has an (occasionally) active and (always!) very well-crafted blog here and is a must-read whenever I see one of her posts. Sig is the guy who has the Request a Build, Get a Build thread on the forums and knows just about everything there is to know about building DDO characters. Together they put out a pretty slick show.
One big change since the Trents took over is that the show is now broadcast live every week and includes the opportunity to call in*. They’ve invested a ton of their time and no small amount of greenbacks to make the show more reliably interesting.
* It was pointed out by long-time DDOCast contributor Samius that Jerry actually pioneered live shows with call-ins. True true and cool cool.
Give it a listen. You’ll be glad you did.
Congratulations on 250 DDOCast!
🙂 😀 🙂