Listening: A Life Well Wasted

Life_Well_WastedYears ago, my friend Tim came into my room while I was playing the beta test for Horizons while listening to episodes of This American Life. “You’re your own demographic, Josh,” sighed Tim.

While that’s particular combination was probably a bit obscure, but it’s heartening to find another game lover with an appreciation for new radio. A Life Well Wasted is a gorgeous podcast about gaming that feels like it emerged out of the Ira Glass playbook. While a lot of game coverage focuses on the product, A Life Well Wasted zeroes in on the people in the world of games.

I’m still on the first episode, so I’ll say more later. Check it out though. The first episode is about the end of Electronic Gaming Monthly, which should be interesting to those in the magazine world or declining media in general.

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