One Life Left

Definitely the UK's favourite radio show (sort of) about videogames.


Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes.

Take that, The Man because now, somewhere around one hundred and fifty episodes later, it’s in its seventh season and grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings into one of the station’s most valued shows.

Take THAT, The Man. Also take that, British radio standards.

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One Life Left — s04e02 — #74 — Second Hand

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One minute of our new best friends, The Bike Show, and then…

A rambling preamble in lieu of the one that we can’t do now we’re back on Resonance: you know, knowing your own mind isn’t as easy as it sounds. You need to know something about everything. But there are lots of everythings in the world and you’re expected to have something to say about them all. Sometimes you already hold an opinion on something, sometimes the opinion you hold emerges when you begin to speak and sometimes you arrive at the point where you need to have an opinion and you’re still none the wiser on what that opinion should be. Like, for example, when you’re considering second hand games, or zoo animals, or whether you should go to the park alone.

ENOUGH. The second episode of series two was plagued by technical problems most of which have mysteriously vanished for the podcast. If you are that hot for awkward silences, miscued tracks and giggles I suggest you tune in for the live broadcast (7pm, Monday evenings, Resonance FM). Some things can’t be fixed in post: there is no still no telephone guest so if you’re tuning in for the promised hot phone chat you’ll have to wait until next week. And we still don’t talk about games enough.

Songs for #74:

Kickle’s Processional — The Depreciation Guild
Arkanoid 1999 (2000 Remix) — Chris Abbott
TLC / No Scrubs — Copy
Breaking Out (Demo) — The Protomen

You only have three days left to vote. We are not going to win this vote without some kind of Titanic effort, so go find a cruiseship and crash it into iceberg. Metaphorically. If you loved us you’d do it for real. We’d do it for you.

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3 Comments

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  2. SeanR says:

    Kickle’s Processional sounds like the theme tune from Tales of the unexpected…

  3. Mike R says:

    Holy crap you cats are back!

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