A Life Well Wasted

A Life Well Wasted

www.alifewellwasted.com
A Life Well Wasted is an internet radio show about videogames and the people who love them. Each episode focuses on a specific subject and employs interviews, music, writing, and fast-paced editing to create something unique in the podcasting space .


Work
Mar 20, 2013 • 64 min
Robert Ashley talks to a developer at a big game studio about his strange trip from blue collar work to video game work, gets a lesson in work ethic from legendary game designer John Romero, finds out what can happen when you give your work away for free,…
ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 2
Mar 20, 2012 • 24 min
Robert Ashley returns from the mysterious deep with another musical offering that won’t satisfy your desire for more episodes of A Life Well Wasted, but might hold you off for a while longer.
ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 1
Jul 11, 2011 • 23 min
Robert Ashley checks in with you to see how you’ve been. Oh, did you hear that he has a new album coming out? Want to hear it?
Big Ideas
Jun 23, 2010 • 58 min
Robert Ashley edits listener-submitted game ideas into one big, crazy game, talks to the guy who owns the rights to Tetris about his plans to save the world, gets a lecture on the future of games from a New York University professor, and meets a…
Help
Nov 25, 2009 • 45 min
Robert Ashley helps people in videogames instead of helping people in real life, meets a comedy group who spend hundreds of hours every year playing the most boring videogame ever created, talks to a guy who quit playing games for a year, and profiles the…
Artists, Fans and Engineers
Aug 31, 2009 • 60 min
Robert Ashley visits a cosplay enthusiast, talks to the founder of an art show about videogames, discovers the strange world of fan fiction radio plays, and profiles a self-taught computer chip designer racecar driver/roller derby bruiser.
B-Side: Why Game?
May 28, 2009 • 25 min
Listeners tell stories about why they play videogames.
Why Game?
Apr 29, 2009 • 53 min
Robert Ashley wonders why he spends his free time playing videogames, asks random people on the street about it, talks to a researcher whose work attempts to harness the brain power wasted on gaming, gets to know an eccentric, forward-thinking game…
B-Side: The Henry Lowood Interview
Mar 11, 2009 • 63 min
Pretty much the opposite of A Life Well Wasted, this is the unedited, full interview with Stanford University gaming curator Henry Lowood, as partly heard in Episode 2.
Gotta Catch ‘em All
Mar 3, 2009 • 44 min
Robert Ashley explores the world of collectors and archivists, visiting a massive underground collection of videogames, a vintage pinball museum, and a program at Stanford University that hopes to save the history of online gaming.
The Death of EGM
Jan 27, 2009 • 45 min
Robert Ashley talks to former Electronic Gaming Monthly writers and editors about their experiences at the long running magazine.