Exploring Other Second Life Podcasts

Too much loyalty can be limiting. Check out these other podcasts ... I do.
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The following is a transcript of " Traveling Avatar's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life," a podcast from QuickAndDirtyTips.com. The audio program is available via RSS feed here and at TheStreet.com's podcast home page.

Will Ross here, welcome to

The Traveling Avatar's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Better Second Life

. On this show we discuss tips and tricks for the game Second Life, created by Linden Labs.

Today's episode: Exploring other podcasts about Second Life.

It's OK, really. I understand that our relationship is important to you, and yet you find yourself wanting more. You're still young, you have a lot of listening you want to do, and though you love our five to 10 minutes a week together, you want to see other podcasts.

Well, lucky for you I'm a progressive, modern guy, and I'm completely comfortable if you want to explore other shows. In fact, just between us, I've been listening to a few myself. I know, scandalous, right? Today on the show, we can share a couple of my favorite Second-Life-related podcasts.

The first show I'm going to talk about is

Second Life Under the Radar

, hosted by Radar Masukami.

Second Life Under the Radar

is one of those podcasts that's difficult to describe because it runs from op-ed style opinion show, to panel discussion, to soundseeing tours where he and his friends explore sims together and discuss what's happening live. Radar and his guests talk about their adventures, as well as current goings on in world, but what really appeals to me is Radar's rants.

Radar speaks his mind not only regarding the game designers, which, let's face it, anyone can do, but also about people he knows and other in-world personalities. I've noticed that many Second Life podcasts I've listened to pull their punches unless they're talking about Linden Labs, so the way Radar says whatever is on his mind (sometimes dealing with the consequences later) is refreshing and makes for a great listen.

You can check out Second Life Under the Radar at

http://slundertheradar.com/ (all one word). I guarantee it's worth your listening time.

The second show is more of a group effort. It's called the

Podmafia Podcast

, and though I have yet to find an episode where Joe Pesci puts a guy's head in a vice, it's a lot of fun to listen to. It's hosted by Second Lifers Gomen Desoto, better known as DJ Gomen in world, Stuart Warf, a fantastic Second Life builder, and Yxes Delacroix, formerly of

The Goddess and Banana

podcast. All of them are long-time Second Lifers who deal in very different parts of the in-world community, giving the show multiple points of view on different happenings in game.

For some reason, these "verbal jam session" podcasts, where a group of people sit around together and jaw about Second Life have been very appealing to me lately.

Podmafia Podcast

has just this sort of "gang of friends hanging out at a bar" feel to it, with the three of them cracking jokes, making observations, and just having a generally good time together. You can tell that they really enjoy working together and sometimes just that energy is enough to make what might otherwise be a dull topic interesting.

You can check out the

Podmafia Podcast

at

http://podmafia.com/ . It's a lot of fun and I promise it won't get you into trouble with La Cosa Nostra.

That's it for this episode! So until next time remember, I'm not the only Second Life podcast out there, I'm just the only one that guarantees wealth and "womens" to all listeners. Disclaimer, the Quick and Dirty Tips network does not actually promise wealth or "womens" for listening. Grammar Girl strongly disapproves of using the term "womens" as a noun, which in addition to being derogatory and sexist is a convoluted attempt to make a plural of a plural. Women apostrophe S, however, is still OK -- as a word, but not in the context of a guarantee.

Will Ross, a Second Life explorer and professional slacker, writes and records the

Traveling Avatar articles and podcasts. Following a stint in college where he came dangerously close to earning a degree in history, Will Ross spent countless hours of his life in a number of online worlds including Worlds of Warcraft, Everquest, Ultima Online, and City of Heroes before making a permanent home on Eldoe Island in Second Life. To request a topic or share a tip, send an email to secondlife@qdnow.com or call 206-888-MYSL.