I was a big fan of Danielle Riendeau’s Favorite Waypoint Bits of 2018 topic from last year. As we went along, folks often dropped in with favourite segments as new pods and streams were coming out.
While not quite what the original topic wanted, I like that idea a whole bunch and want to keep it going into 2019. While I would, of course, say that supporting media outlets you enjoy by consuming and engaging with as much of their output as possible is good, I understand that isn’t doable for some folks or that Waypoint isn’t their first priority.
Consequently, I’d like to ask folks to highlight their favourite Waypoint segments of 2019, either thus far or as they come out. This could be a good spot to push folks to a particularly interesting discussion of a topic or maybe give a little bit of love to an episode folks may have overlooked.
Links highly appreciated.
Let me get us started: I thought the Ace Combat 7 segment from Waypoint Radio episode 216 (timestamp: ~1:14:53) was great. From the pitch to the rhapsodising about the joys of mission briefings (quote Walker and Zacny, “it is wild to play a game where there are missions with mission briefings […] The world of games has become one in which to play a game is to enter a world and experience. Welcome… to Austinworld! To Jurassic Park!”, into, “But Austin and I come from a time where they didn’t put mirrors on the passenger side of vehicles and missions had briefings.”), it is a lot of fun to listen to even if you’re not an Ace Combat person (which I am most certainly not).