If you’re one of those people who has been crazy enough to stick around my content for a while, you may remember that way back when, I used to do a series of videos on my YouTube channel called The Geek Bravado Ramble. It was basically me well, rambling my thought process before I wrote a post for this blog. The idea was to help flesh out my opinion by giving people an idea into how I came up with things. It was never very popular and I eventually shelved it.
As time has gone on, I’ve written less and less on this blog. Not because I didn’t want to but because I’ve been leading an increasingly busy life and putting stuff on here took the most concentrated effort of anything I made and got the least amount of interest from people. One of my original goals with Geek Bravado was to do two things: Improve my writing skills and do it while saying what I wanted to say about things, even if those things weren’t popular. The first goal has unquestionably been accomplished, as can be demonstrated by comparing some of my original posts to my recent ones (for the love of everything, don’t do that.) The second goal though? Well, I miss that a lot and I’ve been thinking of a way to keep being able to do it while still being able to accomodate my busy life and my other content like YouTube and Mixer.
Well, I found my solution and it’s this: I’ve bought back The Geek Bravado Ramble as a podcast! I recently discovered the Anchor.fm podcasting service, which allows you to record podcasts in myriad ways (including from your phone), hosts them and handles putting them on every major podcast service and does it all for free! It’s not perfect but it’s pretty damn good and so far, it’s impressed me a lot. I have a lot of commute time during the day where I’m doing basically nothing except sitting in traffic and I thought “There must be a way I can do something productive with this” and this came to me one day. I can record these podcasts on my phone as I drive, they sound pretty good and I can upload and publish them almost immediately and as often as I want.
Each episode is relatively short (usually under 30 minutes, often under 20) and will be me rambling on a topic of the day I have something to say on. It will often be on gaming or tech but can also be on the news, politics, mental health or whatever else I feel like talking about. Like Geek Bravado as a whole, my opinions are as informed as they can be but are also unvarnished and often, won’t jive with popular opinion. However, you’ll always hear what I really think, I’ll never use scummy clickbait tactics and I always want to hear feedback and debate. You can hit me up on Twitter (though I reserve the right to take debates to DMs) but the best way is to join my Discord, where I have a dedicated podcast discussion channel. I have a great small community there and people will be respectful as long as you are. I’m happy to hammer out points and am open to having my mind changed, as long as you can do it intelligently.
I’m still going to write longer-form posts here on occasion. I still have some stuff I want to talk about that can’t really work in a quick podcast where I’m doing a stream of consciousness. But in the mean time, this podcast still allows me to talk about things I find interesting and get that stuff out there in a timely manner. I hope you like it and as always, I’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions as this experiment evolves.
If you do enjoy the show, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen. Reviews help it get more attention and hopefully more listeners. Thank you for your continued support of my content. It means a lot and I hope this can be a big part of it going forward.