Kansas City Gaming: The Frozen North gaming podcast

My own experience with gaming has been limited to listening to my husband’s cursing from the other room during LAN parties, and my kids’ retelling of tabletop adventures. As I’ve put together resources and features for KC Geeks, I’ve come to learn the Kansas City gaming community is alive and well. The Frozen North gaming podcast is part of that. Read on to learn why they want to hear from other Kansas City gamers!

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What is the name of your podcast?        

The Frozen North Gaming Podcast

What is your name and what is your role in the podcast?            

JJ, Creator/Host

How would you describe your podcast?

We talk about video games, from old to new, and try to dissect what makes them tick.  We also try to get as much of the community involved in our shows as possible.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to submit their ideas to be heard on the air.

When was the podcast launched?          

We started in the summer of 2013.

What made you want to launch the podcast?    

I love talking about video games with my friends, and am always interested in hearing other people’s opinions.  The Kansas City gaming community is a lot bigger than people think, and we want to help people come out of their shells.

How often do you publish shows?          

We do one show every two weeks.

What do you discuss in your shows?      

We talk about Video games!  From the best/worst villains, to whether people prefer gameplay over graphics, to character motivations and storylines.

How long are your shows?         

Typically about 1 hour or so.

What do you love about podcasting/your show?             

Even though we’ve been doing this for almost 3 years now, the recent stuff has been the best by far, because we’ve been able to incorporate things that our listeners want to say as well.  Working with and getting to meet new gamers has been the most rewarding part.

Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in your show. 

We did an episode over at SoPro Gaming, which is a fantastic gaming center here in KC.  They were having an all-night lock-in, and asked us to come record.  We brought people on the show in groups of two and had them talk about what inspires them in gaming.  Then I edited all of the interviews and responses into a long montage and put it on the show.  Not only was it fun to meet all of these people and get to hang out with them, but everyone was so open and willing to come on and talk about their favorite gaming inspirations.  It went over way better than I could have imagined, and is probably my favorite episode that we’ve done thus far.

What podcasts do you enjoy listening to?           

The RPGCast, Giant Bomb, Terra & Lightning’s RPG Roundup, The Retro RPG Cast, Limit Break Radio, and Final Encounter Cast.

What future plans lay ahead for your show?      

We hope to help the gaming community here in KC grow, as well as just keep talking about the things we love about video games!

Where can someone find more information about your podcast?            


Editor’s note: What podcasts do you enjoy listening to? Feel free to share the love in the comments below!


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