We store cookies, you can get more info from our privacy policy.

Episode 878: A Feature-Length Exploration of Yoot Saito's Odama

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, John Rairdin, and Neal Ronaghan - June 9, 2024, 10:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 3

Critics call it a brisk two hours and forty minutes.

Download in MP3 Format

Subscribe to MP3 Feed

Subscribe via iTunes (Please rate and review, too!)

Jon and Guillaume are both out this, the week of the Non-E3. So instead of Greg and James reading the front page of the site, we brought in the people most responsible for the front page of the site: NWR owner Neal Ronaghan and director John Rairdin! The four discuss the challenges present in "games journalism," the evolving expectations of the audience, SEO's overwhelming power, and how the current news cycles force new approaches in covering the industry. We dive just a little bit into the specifics of NWR, and offer something of an inside look into how this now-ancient website works.

After this long segment, Neal and John had to bounce. Greg and James stick around to run a little New Business. Greg gives his final thoughts on Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. James gives his thoughts on...Disneyland Adventures? I never thought I'd say this, I hope Jon is back next week.

You can send your questions here.

This episode was edited by James Jones. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Perry's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See what he's up to at his website.

This episode's ending music is "A Famous Actress's Necklace" from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Switch ver.). It was requested by A.G. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd.


LemonadeJune 10, 2024

Not a regular episode, but I found it a very interesting listen

Thank you. It was a fun one to record.

NbzJune 16, 2024

Loved the media landscape discussion! Testament to you all for keeping the site going with all the various changes and shifts over the years

Got a news tip? Send it in!