- Oct 25, 2017
rob going the brain worms feel good made me spit out my drink. and not ten minutes later they were earnestly debating if the goose was a trotskyist. god, i love waypoint
Nah, I'm with you. Like, is this 30 minutes of football talk now? Can I skip this? Would be ok if they had timestamps, I think.
I mean, they pretty clearly wrap things up and play the outro. Anything after that is pretty easily skipped, especially if you don't care about football or don't like the sounds of keyboard clacking.
The description of the latest episode specifically says "Stay tuned after the outro for the weekly NFL check-in." It seems like they're committed to keeping it there, so it'll probably always be post-outro on the Monday episode.
Late but this is what I would've recommended doing. It's fun to go along with them as they figure out how stuff in the world works and scramble to make connections to previous episodes and seasons.
Forgot to respond to this before, but- fwiw they’ve said they’re totally fine with people paying for just one month like that and downloading what’s available. That was mainly in reference to the $50 tier (which I should really get around to doing for a month now that Hieron’s finished, but maybe I’ll actually wait till the start of season 6 in case there’s some good stuff about that), but it’d still make sense for the lower tiers.
Oh man. Lots of love to both, and I'm glad Austin is taking care of himself 'cause I've always got the feeling he's a pretty hardcore workaholic. Bummer for the podcast as it's already felt a bit skeletal since Natalie left, but I'm looking forward to seeing what both of them do from here. I really hope they can hire another non-male podcast voice though.Big Day https://forum.waypoint.vice.com/t/austin-shifting-responsibilities-a-goodbye-to-danielle/24058/2
Danielle Rein-adieu. Austin Walksout.
Fuck.... I'm so bummed.Big Day https://forum.waypoint.vice.com/t/austin-shifting-responsibilities-a-goodbye-to-danielle/24058/2
Danielle Rein-adieu. Austin Walksout.
I'm happy that Austin is getting some well-deserved rest but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't gutted. Looking forward to seeing what Danielle is doing next but she'll be missed on the podcast and I agree that they really need some representation beyond what they have now.
Oh geez, Danielle I could have predicted but Austin is completely out of left field
Three years later and that's all she wrote. He never should have left Giant Bomb.
I adored Austin's time with Giant Bomb but I'm glad he left. He had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start something brand new with a handpicked staff in an industry desperate for new ideas and fresh voices. It would have been insane to not take it.
He got to be EiC. I doubt he has regrets, I would've done the same. But tbh I have no idea what this move means for the audience? He's still gonna be on the pod, will still be writing, just not as much (I wasn't reading Vice Gaming anyway). Is he still working there or not? I'm finding this pretty confusing. Long term this probably doesn't mean anything good for what was once Waypoint
Yeah, like. Danielle’s been gone anyway. And I’d already given up regularly reading Waypoint written articles. So mostly it’s the same for me, #content wise.
Deffo. Austin says he’ll be on the pod “every week” (and getting paid for it), so this probably isn’t like his once-or-twice-a-year Beastcast emeritus status.
Yeah, it sort of feels like an admission of the direction things were already going. Austin's announcement was a surprise, but at the same time it kinda isn't a surprise, you know?Yeah, like. Danielle’s been gone anyway. And I’d already given up regularly reading Waypoint written articles. So mostly it’s the same for me, #content wise.
It does matter that Austin isn’t the boss anymore. But then, he never seemed super in control under Vice? Waypoint felt pretty constrained for two years at least.
She had left Vice Gaming and was more of a general editor for their Vice Reports section, I think. She was still on the occasional pod but that was really it on the Waypoint side.
He's not an employee, he's a contractor for the pod. He said he doesn't even have a vice games email anymore.
Ok now this is uber worrying.