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A new episode of the Waffling Taylors podcast is finally here!

It’s been a while

We’re still around and still making podcasts, trust us.

Show Notes

In this episode we chatted with Stephen Smith; he’s the main organiser behind the Leeds based Retro Events. We interviewed him at the recent Retro Games Fair event in Leeds

we’ve already posted our thoughts on that event here

It was a great interview to run, the first that I’ve been involved in where I’m asking all of the questions.

We talk a little about the history of the events he has organised

He’s been running these events for 6 years!

The reaction from folks who attend – and how almost everyone has the same reaction, the first time that they spot something from their childhood – allowing a safe place for folks to hang out and make friends; and even blind dates.

you’ll find out when you listen to the episode

I go into it in the episode, but I made a rookie mistake by using untested field recording equipment when I recorded the interview portion. This meant that the audio came out really bad. I spent some time fixing the audio, and some amazing people even stepped up and offered their time to try and fix the episode.

shout out to Joe Zack from the CodingBlocks podcast for helping out

I’m not an audio engineer, but I definitely feel as though what I’ve produced is a lot better than the original.

Note to self: never do that again. Unless you like editing audio in hard mode.

I’m going to post a transcription of the interview in a later post, anyway. But you should definitely give this episode a listen, as I drop some information on upcoming stuff that we’re planning.

Games Discussed

For the sake of completeness, here is a list of the games we talked about (in order of appearance):

  • Mortal Kombat
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Bomber Man Online
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • PacMan
  • Chuckie Egg
  • Call of Duty (series), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Alex the Kidd
  • Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Zero 3
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris
  • Micro Machines
  • Halo
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Mario Kart
  • Super Smash Bros.

Links of Interest

I referenced this song in the interview. See if you can spot the reference


Links to the music used in the podcast can be found below. Definitely check them out, because they’re amazing tracks by awesome musicians.


Leave a comment in the section on this page

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and let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like and which games you’d like to hear us waffle on about next time.

Until then,

Game on!

Jamie is one of the Waffling Taylors. He spends a lot of time blogging about things sometimes related to programming and sometimes not.