I finally got around to making a FAQ/Instruction page for VGR Radio, the official VGR podcast. Well, it's not like there's
an unofficial VGR podcast, but it still sounds cool to say "official," okay? All your podcast-related questions should
be answered below, but if they're not, you can always send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Including something about the podcast in your subject line would be very helpful as well.
What is a podcast?
A podcast is essentially a radio show created by an asshole with a microphone and then posted online.
So VGR has a podcast...nay, official podcast. What's it about?
As of this writing (05/22/06), VGR Radio consists of me (Jeanne) talking about site-related events and issues, reading from current and
upcoming recaps, and discussing video games in general. The podcasts also include questions submitted by listeners, which
I attempt to answer. It should go without saying that the podcasts are done in the same humor style as the recaps themselves,
which means that chances are, you'll hear at least one utterance of the word "penis" per episode.
I once read a post by someone who said that everyone has a podcast nowadays and 99% of them are crap.
Even if that's true in this case, the good news is that a) you don't have to spend a single cent of your hard-earned paycheck (or
your parents' hard-earned paychecks) to listen to VGR Radio, and b) as far as I know, no one is at your current location with
a gun to your head, forcing you to listen. It's a win-win!
Okay, I guess that doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world. So how do I listen to it?
There are many different podcasting clients available online, most of them free. I use iTunes, which you can download
here if you don't already have it. If you have a podcast-compatible version of
iTunes installed, you can subscribe to VGR Radio here.
It's...pretty self-explanatory, but if you have problems, check out the iTunes documentation for help.
As far as other podcasting clients, I know iPodder works for both
Mac and Windows. Again, don't look at me for troubleshooting advice for that software. Pretty much all I can tell you is that
the VGR Radio RSS feed is located here.
If all else fails, you can always just load up the RSS feed in your browser and hunt down
the URLs of the mp3 files.
I have a burning question I'd like you to answer on the podcast. Where do I send it?
Until I become un-lazy enough to set up a dedicated podcast e-mail, you can send all questions to email@example.com.
Like I said at the top of the page, be sure to include the word "podcast" somewhere in your subject line. I will do my best to
answer your question on the show, provided it isn't something completely creepy and inappropriate.
Important links to remember in case you don't want to read through all the above:
-VGR Radio @ iTunes music store
-VGR Radio RSS feed
-VGR Radio e-mail