A Life Well Wasted

A Life Well Wasted is an internet radio show about videogames and the people who love them.

http://www.alifewellwasted.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 11 Folge(n) erschienen.
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Work


Robert Ashley talks to a developer at a big game studio about his strange trip from blue collar work to video game work, gets a lesson in work ethic from legendary game designer John Romero, finds out what can happen when you give your work away for free, and profiles Nick Smith (aka Ulillillia), whose body of work includes one of the Internet's most monumental--and strange--personal websites.


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 20 March 2013  1h4m
 
 

ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 2


Robert Ashley returns from the mysterious deep with another musical offering that won't satisfy your desire for more episodes of A Life Well Wasted, but might hold you off for a while longer.


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 20 March 2012  24m
 
 

ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 1


Robert Ashley checks in with you to see how you've been. Oh, did you hear that he has a new album coming out? Want to hear it?


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 12 July 2011  23m
 
 

Big Ideas


Robert Ashley edits listener-submitted game ideas into one big, crazy game, talks to the guy who owns the rights to Tetris about his plans to save the world, gets a lecture on the future of games from a New York University professor, and meets a struggling game blogger who happens to possess freakishly enormous genitalia.


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 24 June 2010  58m
 
 

Help


Robert Ashley helps people in videogames instead of helping people in real life, meets a comedy group who spend hundreds of hours every year playing the most boring videogame ever created, talks to a guy who quit playing games for a year, and profiles the best selling pinball designer of all time.


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 25 November 2009  45m
 
 

Artists, Fans and Engineers


Robert Ashley visits a cosplay enthusiast, talks to the founder of an art show about videogames, discovers the strange world of fan fiction radio plays, and profiles a self-taught computer chip designer racecar driver/roller derby bruiser.


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 31 August 2009  1h0m
 
 

B-Side: Why Game?


Listeners tell stories about why they play videogames.


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 28 May 2009  25m
 
 

Why Game?


Robert Ashley wonders why he spends his free time playing videogames, asks random people on the street about it, talks to a researcher whose work attempts to harness the brain power wasted on gaming, gets to know an eccentric, forward-thinking game designer who lives sustainably with his family of four on $14,000 a year, and gets a first-hand account of what it’s like to work on terrible games (and what it's like to get terrible reviews) from an anonymous game developer.


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 29 April 2009  53m
 
 

B-Side: The Henry Lowood Interview


Pretty much the opposite of A Life Well Wasted, this is the unedited, full interview with Stanford University gaming curator Henry Lowood, as partly heard in Episode 2.


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 11 March 2009  1h3m
 
 

Gotta Catch 'em All


Robert Ashley explores the world of collectors and archivists, visiting a massive underground collection of videogames, a vintage pinball museum, and a program at Stanford University that hopes to save the history of online gaming.


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 03 March 2009  44m
 
 
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