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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Nuketown Radio Active

Radio Active #86: Return of the Return

by Ken Newquist / November 25, 2012

On this edition of Nuketown Radio Active I return from a far-too-long hiatus to talk about the year that was and the year that will be. Topping that list is a look at the redesigned, Drupal-7 powered Nuketown and a return to geeky writing. With site news out of the way I take a look at the RPG and Xbox 360 games I've been playing and put out the call for PS3 game suggestions. Finally, I round out the podcast with some thoughts on the upcoming Star Wars Trilogy.

Radio Active #85: War of the Pod People

by Ken Newquist / March 20, 2011

Spring is looming larger, but just incase it gets waylaid by a late-winter storm, I decided to have a spring-themed surprise party for my wife. In geekier news, I started up a "Gamer Working Group" at my dayjob and re-launched my gaming group's web site. There are no netheads in this show, but don't worry -- you'll still be able to feed that net addiction with a round up of the podcasts I'm listening to.

Radio Active #84: Not Dead Yet

by Ken Newquist / February 7, 2011

Good news everyone! Nuketown Radio Active isn't dead ... and neither is Futurama.

On this episode of Radio Active I catch up on a year's worth of happenings, talk about my new Picture a Day project, and take a look at some of the computer games that I've been playing during the hiatus.

In Netheads I uncover the Race for the Galaxy AI card game and Mutant Future, a science fiction RPG inspired by Gamma World.

Radio Active #82: Invasion of the Mario Brothers

by Ken Newquist / November 21, 2009

On this episode of Radio Active, StarGirl takes up soccer, NeutronLad becomes a preschooler, and I stop by The Tome podcast to geek out about the Eberron Campaign Guide.

Back at Nuketown, I talk about my new Nintendo DS Lite and some of the games I've picked up for it, learn how to make my own Star Wars crawl and surf through thousands of government regulations at

Radio Active #81: That New Mac Smell

by Ken Newquist / September 13, 2009

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, the site gets updated to Drupa 6, I get a new MacBook Pro, return to Castle Wolfenstein and try out some new tricks from the Jedi Academy Training Manual.

In Netheads I make plans for MEPACon 2009 and check out the northeast Pennsylvania convention's web presence, and get my final frontier fix from The Space Review

Radio Active #80: Summer Vacation

by Ken Newquist / August 15, 2009

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, I talk about my summer vacations, first to Origins 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, then to an island on Lake Champlain in Vermont.

I run down the new role-playing game books and supplies I bought at Origins, geek out about my family's new "Blue Dolphin" netbook, and offer a progress report on my summer reading list, which includes Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds, The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton, Dauntless by Jack Campbell and The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brien.

Radio Active #79: On the Edge of Summer

by Ken Newquist / June 21, 2009

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active I start building my summer reading list (and yes, inspite of all this dreary rain and 60 degree weather, I do believe summer is coming), recruit players for my weekly Star Wars campaign, geek out about Origins 2009, and take a look at the games that have been consuming my free time this spring.

Radio Active #78: Wii Have a Winner

by Ken Newquist / June 2, 2009

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active colds stalk the Newquist household, I geek out about some computer upgrades, and I return to the World of Warcraft.

In Netheads I look at the Bard of Valiant, an RPG blog and Saga-Edition, a fan web site dedicated to Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG. Finally, I round out the podcast with a look at four cool games for the Nintendo Wii.

Radio Active #77: Footsteps in the Night

by Ken Newquist / April 8, 2009

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, Neutron Lad gives up diapers for good, StarGirl and I get in a game of Settlers of Catan, I head back to the gym (again) and set some goals and I share my reviews of a bunch of new games, including Resident Evil 5, Star Ocean and Ticket to Ride.

In Netheads, I take a look at the Launchy fast-application launcher for Windows and Linux, and share some thoughts about the future of comic books.