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It’s Been a Year

We’ve reached the one year anniversary of the Mousepad Heroes podcast.  Our first episode  was released on January 8th, 2017 and my initial plan for the podcast was immediately torpedoed by a bad winter cold.  I love the podcast medium that’s what led us to create Mousepad Heroes.  My original vision for the show was a generational gaming & pop culture forum.  Poparella and I would discuss our online adventures, the latest in pop culture and provide the audience with a compelling contrast of the two perspectives.  The vision seemed viable but we went off the rails from the start.

On the weekend we were set to record our first episode, Poparella fell ill with a pretty serious cold.  I had spent a couple of months learning, gathering equipment and preparing to podcast.  Like a proper man child, I was despondent when my plan to test out my new toys was upended by the flu.  Liz offered to sit-in with me so I could at least test out the production process.  What happened next became history in northeastern Pennsylvania podcasting lore.  We had so much fun recording together, we decided we’d put the generational gaming & pop culture show on the side burner and take a Seinfeldian leap in to a show about nothing.  Poparella made frequent appearances throughout the year, but Liz turned out to be a much more reliable host.  We went looking for our voice and it proved to be quite enjoyable for us along the way.

We put the show on hiatus for most of December while we kicked-it Christmas-style and took a break from what was a colonoscopy of a year.  The hiatus gave us some time to reflect and we’ve decided to take another shot at using an actual format for the show.  Our rambling musings are entertaining and therapeutic for us but they don’t exactly translate to a broad audience.  We set out to make something compelling, we know we can do better, so that’s what we’re going to do.

Liz, Poparella, Wyatt and I are working on the new show format and content.  We’ve got some pretty crazy stuff planned for 2018 and we’re looking forward to the ride.  Episode 24 will drop in the next few weeks.  In the meantime you can get caught up on the back catalog right here or on iTunes, Google or wherever you download podcasts.  Thank you for the support in 2017 and cheers to a giggity 2018.

MPH Podcast EP #23 – Revelations

Poparella joins Jay & Liz in this episode as Liz reveals a clever ruse perpetrated by Poparella and comes clean about her own recent shenanigans during a mom’s night out trip with friends.  Poparella schools us on her obsession with The Sims and as always we talk a little TV.

Show Notes:

  1. The Turbie Twist as mentioned in Poparella’s ruse
  2. You can follow Poparella on Twitter and check out her many hours of Sims videos on her YouTube channel
  3. Correction: Riverdale is on the CW and not the WB, which may have become the CW but whatever

MPH Podcast EP #5 – Now is the Winter of our Discontent

We discuss the cabin fever blues as winter in northeastern Pennsylvania drags on with now end in sight.  Catdog joins the mix to disembowel a helpless Elmo doll as we talk a little television and discuss the details of Liz’s self imposed Facebook hiatus.

References:

  1. The song from The Jetsons was Eep Opp Ork Ah-ah
  2. Cities: Skylines is the game we discussed, and it’s absolutely one of our favorite titles so check it out

Special thanks to all of the listeners who have supported us thus far.  Podcasting is easy to learn but difficult to master and we’re enjoying the pursuit of some great.  Thank you for taking that trip with us, we really appreciate it.