Saturday, December 31, 2011

Episode 32 - Best of the Warcraft Archive II

Greetings everyone! I hope the holidays aren't leaving you to tired out because heavens knows I have been all over Iowa in the last week, and while its wonderful country nothing quite like being home. Something my wife and the Dread Pirate Mittens tend to agree with. So this week I have decided put out the second edition of my Lore Segments while I do each week for Rep Grind Radio. I know not everyone of my listeners listens to there show thus I think its a good thing that those segments get re posted here every so often. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 2012.

*Episode 24 - Best of the Warcraft Archive
*Dragon Soul/Demon Soul
*Forged Documents
*New Council of Tirisfal
*Council of Tirisfal
*Dark Iron Clan

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

How Wrath of the Lich King should have ended

Not much other to say other than yep.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Out of the office

Morning all I hope you all enjoyed Christmas as much I did. I just wanted to say there isn't going to be much bloging this since I'm out of the Grand Old Podcast office.

There will be a podcast and a funny post but overall its quite. Have a good rest before 2012.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I was just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone. Its been and honor to get to know so many podcasters and bloggers of the last few months in which I've had my podcast.

Of special thanks Rez and Twizz for letting me do my lore segment on the Rep Grind Radio. As well as Scott and The Instance for letting me put my segment on the Warcraft Podcasting community in there show as well.

And we can't forget all the great people have have let me come on there podcasts in the last few months.
*The Mana Cooler
*Rep Grind Radio
*The Warstomping Grounds
*Group Quest
-Not Once but Twice
*5 WoW Things
*The Middlefinger Podcast

I also want to thank all the Great Guest I have had on the Podcast Rez, Noel Fimlys, Illidaran, Deathstance, Hasteur, and Medros.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, and I hope you enjoy Episode 31 - I Got What Yule Need.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Musical Pause for 12/24/2011

Many people know and enjoy the Song White Christmas however many don't realize its orgin is from the 1942 film Holiday Inn which is still a fairly good film. So I leave you all on this Christmas eve no matter where you are and let your mind take you to a place of peace and joy.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Episode 31 - I got what yule need

This week I review the story from Warcraft Legends Volume 3 I Got What Yule Need. Written by Christie Golden I figured if there is a time of year to review a Feast of Winter Veil story its now, much like how I did my A Cleansing Fire review around Hollow's End. So I hope you all enjoy the review.

Written by Christie Golden
Art by Carlos Olivares.

3.5 of 5 Doomhammers

*Warcraft Legends Volume 3 on Amazon
*Warcraft Legends Volume 3 on Cryptozoic
*Christie Golden website

Mentioned in the Show
*Feast of Winter Veil
*Greatfather Winter
*Trade prince
*Trade Prince Jastor Gallywix
*Booty Bay

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Mana Cooler

Had the great pleasure to be on The Mana Cooler with Georgewow last week. We discussed everything from lore to podcasting. It was great fun and when I do my Shattering novel review you can bet George is going to be on that show.

Anyways check out the show I was on, and then keep listening to the Mana Cooler George does a great show. You can really tell he puts his heart into everyone, sure the audio isn't great all the time but I think if you give The Mana Cooler a chance you will like it as much as I do.

Update: Since the subject of reviews came up during my Interview I thought I would link to Rez's original review of the Mana Cooler. Its still spot on. If you look you can find my reviews too on the same page you just have to look a bit. =)

Update 2: Changed the image on the post when I seen all these Santa's running to get a drink from the Mana Cooler.

Monday, December 19, 2011

List of Non-English Warcraft Podcasts for December

Big news this month I've added the first new language to this list since I started tracking non-english warcraft podcast back in May. The Podcast is Czech podcasts that just started in October. I'm also happy to report I've found a new German podcasts called Manaflask, and while the podcasts is in German the site itself has a very nice English section.

Czech (čeština)
* Podcast *NEW*

French (Français)
* Blizztalk
* Le Clair'Mag
* Le Père Bugli
* WoWTaku
* WoW-MP news
* WoW-News

German (Deutsch)
* Buffedcast
* Gadarols Podcast
* Manaflask*New*
* Ninjacast
* WoWCast
* Xass und Vanions Podcast

Russian (русский)
* Russian World of Warcraft Radio

Spanish (Español)
* Las Aventuras de Perle
* Pastando en Mulgore
* Shen Fm
* wowsfera

Swedish (Svenska)
* Fredagsraiden


Note: The Photo at the top is the work of my buddy Scott and more of his work can be found here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Episode 30 - Lorna Crowley

Half way through the final month of 2011 I'm joined by Noelove from the new Warcraft Podcast Heals and Headshots to talk about the 4th letter from the Art of Catacysm book. In addition to Lorna Crowley we talk about music in warcraft, epic quests, and much much more.

Mentioned in the Show

*Night Elf Music
*Thrall's Epic Quest
*Crusader Bridenbrad

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A musical pause for December 15, 2011

You ever hear about a show years before you really watched no doubt have every part of the story spoiled yet when you came the show it still spoke to you and you enjoyed it. That was Dead like me. From friends told me about Art Bell loved the show. In fact my love of this song as well as my wife's comes from those long drives we used to take at the wee hours of morning listening to Coast to Coast AM during the early part of our relationship. Bell says his late wife loved this song and he played it for her often while she was alive. I still remember hearing of her death, and the night Art came back to talk about it. There are few things sadder I have ever heard. This song has so many strings for me I always listen to it with a hint of sadness.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dregcast/Pugcast Saved!

One of my goals when I started working on Wowpedia podcast page was to draw attention to podcasts that people might not otherwise find. Another part of that is to help save podcasts which have gone inactive. I'm sure I speak for many of my readers is I was huge fan of Pugcast later Dregcast. Jeg and Draechen had a very no nonsense way of talking about Warcraft half shock jock half weekly news update. Its a show that many currently active podcast own much of there heritage from. In march of 2011 when Dregcast closed its doors for the second time. They let there website go inactive and people were no longer able to get there archive. I've tried sending a few notes to Jeg since that time but haven't got a response. From my understanding he has walked away from the Warcraft Podcasting Community which I respect. However Draechen has become a member of Violent Apathy Guild much as myself so I sent him a note via twitter asking him if it would be ok if I reposted the shows. As you can see he agreed and I'm happy to present the restored Dregcast/pugcast Archives.

As much as people say things on the internet don't disappear that isn't true and for me to be able to save one of best Warcraft Podcasts that has been ever put together brings me a fair bit of joy. I hope this is only the beginning of the podcasts that can be saved but I'm only going to be reposting shows I get permission to. I'll keep everyone updated


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Warcraft Podcast Milestones for December

Birthdays for December
*Ventchat turns two on the 8th
*CataCast Podcast turns one on the 10th
*Girls gone WoW turns one on the 15th
*Circle of Healing turns one on the 16th
*I Hearth Geeks turns one on the 21st
*Respec Radio turns two on the 22rd
*Ctrl Alt WoW turns five on the 23rd
*Matticast turns one on the 28th
*I'd Rather be Leveling turns one on the 29th

Twenty five episodes
*Horde For Life hit episode 25 on 11/22/11

Fifty episodes
*Epic Podcast hit 50 ep on 11/16/11

Monday, December 12, 2011

Goblin Windmill

Goblin Windmill + Goblin Wind machine = fire. I think we might need a new Samophlange.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Episode 29 - The Southern Barrens

This week's Podcast is the 3rd in my letter from the The Art of Cataclysm Book. Tharkan Bloodspike gives us this first hand account of the day Azeroth fell apart. And this stand as only of few stories other than Night Elf leader short story that focuses on that day.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Dead Podcast for November

A friend of mine was saying the reason you don't keep seeing new people laid off is because so many have already lost their job. And while this month's list is fairly short its hard not to see that so many other warcraft podcast have podfaded this year.

First of note Azeroth Daily this was Totalbiscuits video show that started during the Cataclysm beta with lets be honest some of the best Warcraft Videoes on youtube at that time. Around the time of Patch 4.2 TB gave up the ghost in a huge public exposition against Warcraft and all the things he didn't like about. But let us be honest this is far from the first time this has happened so I have held off on moving this show to podfade till its six months were up. Next month Blue Plz will also have been inactive for 6 months as well.

Needs a Hug which is another great podcast title with podcast that didn't last overly long. However while they were active they did put out 8 episodes before disappearing into the nether.

Ogra's 15 was a guild podcast that lasted from October of 2010 til July. One of the joys I have found in keep the list of podcasts is just how many guilds choose to make a podcasts just for there guild. Some are simple others are huge well produced marvels.

For more information about which Podcasts are active and which are not go to Wowpedia Podcasting Page

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A musical pause for December 8, 2011

Believe it or not I consider this best podcast opener I have ever heard

Its Gravity by Jon Black it used to be used by Joystiq podcast which they decided they wanted to turn into some kinda NPR style gaming news & history show. The new show had production values but it was boring as hell. To say nothing of the fact I think it was taking a ton more time than just three guys siting around talking. Its to bad the new Joystiq podcast killed both the Xbox 360 fancast and old Joystiq podcast. Which really leaves the Massively podcast as the only good podcast out and out by any of the Joystiq sites(Yes did did just dig the WoW Insider show if you want to know why read here).

Honestly the thing I miss most is Dave Hinkle who is an ok writer but in audio talking about games was fun as hell, sadly they only kept the boring hosts.

So I didn't really expect to write all that but that is the fun of blogs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Warcraft Podcast Archive

There are many things I love in the warcraft podcastings community. From the podcasts themselves, to there twitter, and of course talking to listeners. To that end I started a segment which has been on The Instance for about three months now where I talked about what is going on in the warcraft podcasting community. From which podcasts have stopped updating. To the birthdays and milesstones which happen each month. And we can't forget talking about new podcasts and changes that are happening in the non-english warcraft Podcasting community.

So I'm happy to present all those segments recapping my actives here on the Grand Old Podcast blog are now up to be listened to on there own.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Warcraft Podcasters on Twitter

So I've been wanting to update this list made by Starman a few years ago for sometime.

So based on the list of warcraft podcasts I've been helping to keep up over at wowpedida I've created a new list of Warcraft Podcasters on twitter. I don't claim this is everyone in fact I'm sure its not. However I've made a page just for this, to keep up and update as time passes. For now this list is only of podcasts that have been active in the last six months and while I know there are a lot great warcraft podcasters who have left podcasting behind I would like to include. That becomes a even more daunting list to maintain. I hope people find this useful.

Update: Rewt of Hearthcast made a twitter list of all these podcasters if that is easier for people to get at.

Grand Old Podcast
*Show Twitter

Rep Grind Radio

5 Wow Things

All Things Azeroth
*Show Twitter

Ascension of the Phoenix Podcast
Show Twitter

Auction House Junkies

Bind on Equip
Show Twitter
*The Wych

Blessing of Frost Podcast

Casually Hardcore
Show Twitter

CataCast Podcast

Show Twitter

Convert to Raid

*Show Twitter

Ctrl Alt WoW
Show Twitter

Epic Podcast
*Show Twitter

Epic Shardz
Show Twitter

Forum Junkies
Show Twitter

Girls gone WoW
Show Twitter

*Show Twitter

Group Quest
*Show Twitter

Hard Enrage
Show Twitter

*Show Twitter
*Freckle Face

Heals & Headshots
*Show Twitter

Holy Shatt

Horde For Life
Show Twitter

Horde House
Show Twitter

Hunting Party Podcast
*Show Twitter

I'd Rather be Leveling
*Show Twitter

Leetsauced Podcast
Show Twitter

Show Twitter

Leveling Azeroth
Show Twitter

Liquid WoW
*Show Twitter

Lore Stories
*Show Twitter

*Show Twitter

World of Matticus

Middle Finger Podcast

Mod Minute

Molsan Method Podcast
Show Twitter

My Epic Heals
*Show Twitter

Outlandish Podcast
*Show Twitter

POW WOW Podcast
*Show Twitter

Power Word Gold
Show Twitter

Raid Warning Podcast
Show Twitter

*Show Twitter


Team Waffle Podcast
*Show Twitter
*Inconspicuous Bear

The Addicted 
*Show Twitter
The AIE Podcast
Show Twitter

The Darkmoon Podcast
Show Twitter

The Double O Podcast

The Grey Council
Show Twitter

The Guardian Tank Podcast
Show Twitter

The Instance
*Show Twitter

The Mana Cooler

The Obscurecast
Show Twitter

The Original Pocket Podcast

The Overlores
*Show Twitter

The Reliquary
Show Twitter

The Sundering
*Show Twitter

The Tram Rats Podcast

The Warstomping Grounds
Big Al

This is Outcasted
Show Twitter

Twisting Nether Blogcast
*Show Twitter


Warcraft Anonymous
*Show Twitter

Warcraft Less Traveled
*Show Twitter

Warcraft Lounge
Show Twitter

World of Warcast

*Show Twitter

Mat McCurley

WoW Dig Site Podcast
Show Twitter

WoW Insider Show
*Show Twitter
*Mat McCurley
*Mike Sacco
*Matt Rossi

If you know of any Podcasts, or Podcasters not on this list please send me a note on Twitter and I'll get it updated.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Episode 28 - Role Dreuger

This week's Podcasts has another letter from the The Art of Cataclysm Book. This letter is about The End Of All Things by Role Dreuger.

I also talk about

Twilight's Hammer


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Friday, December 2, 2011

November Recap

November has been crazy around here at the Sayomara house we added a new member, did our first be best of show and huge and highly popular review of everything Pandaran with Rez, I also created a new podcast community spotlight that talks about milestones and birthdays.

New member of the Family

Everything is new again

Podcast Episodes

*Episode 24 - Best of the Warcraft Archive
*Episode 25 - Coming to Pandaria
*Episode 26 - Ancients of Ashenvale
*Episode 27 - Shandris Feathermoon

Activities around the Warcraft Podcasting community.

*Dead Podcasts for October
*Warcraft Podcast Milestones and Birthdays for November

And my thoughts on 4.3 and some new additions to the website

How to do a patch trailer wrong
Page updates


Thursday, December 1, 2011

A musical pause for December 1, 2011

So I'm retool Thursday Video game music to a Thursday music pause. A moment to reflect and enjoy something one doesn't hear all the time. And while I know I have far from exsualted all the great video game music that has been created I feel want the music I kick to be reflective of my taste and personality. Now this is not to say I won't from time to time highlight some video game music or that this will be limited to Thursdays Its just when the mood strikes me for something I'll post it. So all that said my first musical pause is my favorite Hank Williams Jr. who's all for love.