Finally, after a longer-than-anticipated process wherein we figured out the most flawless way to migrate, translate, forward, and house their 50+ episode archive, Spawn On Me is officially, finally, and completely migrated to ESN.
The best part of the process is that, after flipping a series of switches this morning, everything went off without a hitch. Spawn On Me should also populate into the Master Feed today.
New to the show? Anna and Jessica from Unconsoleable got me into it, and they are directly responsible for it joining the network.
All you need is a general interest in the game industry to "get" and like it. I've been out of "mainstream" console gaming for years, and I never get lost. I occasionally have to look up a game title, but there's no homework necessary to get into the show. I've never even been into sports games, but when they talk about them, I feel like I have a place at the table.
The inclusion and representation of people of color in media is important to me, as a person of...multi-color? I'm reaching for a term that doesn't exist, but you get what I mean by looking at my Chinese-AfroCuban last name and knowing I have a super-white middle name like "Walter".
The focus on inclusion and representation is the best bonus of the show for me as a listener, because Spawn On Me is deeply, genuinely dedicated to the subject. It isn't ever a gimmick nor a grab at attention for attention's sake. Authenticity of voice and clarity of purpose are more important than ever in podcasting. Kahlief and Cicero's show is full to the brim with both.
Going back to our first marathon, 17-hour-ish phone call, we've been planning some fun stuff both inside the bounds of Spawn On Me as well as crossing over into other parts of the network. We do have another gaming podcast...hmm...
Jump in with whatever their most recent episode is, and as you have time, start all the way back at the beginning.