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 — s09e07 — #202 — Cocker-cabana

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We’ve moved on from the GMA ‘controversy’. To be honest, patient we’re finding the British Games Journalism scene too restricting for us. We need to look further afield, to the land of the free. And – look – our Super-Special Guest for this week’s episode is GameSpot’s Editor-in-Chief Justin Calvert. He flew in all the way from Oakland just to speak to us, and boy were his arms tired! Whilst we talk to him about what it was like working in the UK during the Golden Age of Videogame magazines, we’re obviously more interested in what it’s like working in America. And, more specifically, if there are three jobs going there in their podcast division.

We don’t get a direct answer from Justin on the job front, but we do find out that he isn’t Matt Bellamy’s brother, that Brian Blessed isn’t Ste’s Uncle and also what exactly a Banbury Cake is. We also reveal one of most recent methods of confusing Parko, which is a fun game for all the family and we’ll probably do a Kickstarter on it next year. Until then feel free to donate to Simon and Ste’s Kickstarters via the links below.

As well as the doyouinverts we had Local News as this week’s features. We were expecting something from Cara, but as usual we were professional as didn’t draw attention to it during the show. We bounce some ideas around regarding our YouTube channel and also reveal that the date of our Christmas Party won’t be 20/12.

We’re also preparing for our GameCity event ‘One Death Left’. Hopefully as many of you as possible will make the journey to Nottingham for this Friday. You can read more about it on the GameCity schedule (http://sched.co/19PQPJH), but it’d be great to see you there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/justicecovert
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/
http://www.banburycake.co.uk/
http://sched.co/19PQPJH
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782536717/karaokards-a-card-game-for-people-who-love-music?ref=live
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755340595/greedy-wizards-a-two-player-card-game-of-magic-and?ref=users

Track list:
1. Laffey the Fox – Circus Fox
2. the doyouinverts – Day One
3. Klamm – Woman in Red
4. Apterous – Jet pack Samurai/State of Mind

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