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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 #74: The Sound of Distant Crashing Xboxes

by Ken Newquist / December 2, 2008

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, I dream of a good night’s sleep, remember  the adventure that is potty training my son, recount my Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death" woes and talk about the boatload of games I’ve been reviewing.

In Netheads, I try out the “Is Gd” url shortner, test drive the Obsidian Portal gaming wiki, and round out the show by geeking out over the Star Wars RPG game master’s screen.

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Radio Active #73: The Cold Touch of Autumn

by Ken Newquist / October 15, 2008

[img_assist|nid=2708|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=125|height=125]The kids are getting over colds and we've got another round of home improvement under our belts as Nuketown Radio Active returns for more adventures in geek parenting. In this episode I've got a run down the video games I'll playing over the next few weeks, I take a look at Green Ronin's new Wizards and Warlocks role-playing game and find kindergartners playing chess with spaceborne astronauts.

Radio Active #72: Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition

by Ken Newquist / September 28, 2008

 Nuketown Radio ActiveRadio Active #72 contememplates the best way to organize a geeky bookshelf, takes another turn at chess with kids, finds out that Neutron Lad has a lot to talk about, asks questions about Nuketown's long-dormant RADIATIONS newsletter and finally reviews Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, the latest edition of the venerable role-playing game by Wizards of the Coast.

Radio Active #71: Summer's End

by Ken Newquist / September 15, 2008

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Summer's over and Nuketown Radio Active's back in the saddle as I talk about a different kind of game day, dodge a bullet with a crashed hard drive, get ready for a Western-themed NukemCon 2008.

My promised review of Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition has been bumped to Radio Active #72, and instead I talk a little about the challenges of reviewing the game, and what my gaming group's decided to do with the new edition.

Re-post: Radio Active #70: A Day at the Ballpark

by Ken Newquist / July 20, 2008

I accidentally linked the story for Radio Active #70 to the file for #69. This is a re-post to get the file into the feed; show notes are still available at:

And that folks, is why you should always check your feed and feed stats after posting a new episode...

Radio Active #70: A Day at the Ballpark

by Ken Newquist / July 17, 2008
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On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active I talk about my trip to Shea Stadium to watch the Mets, give an update on my summer reading list, and talk about planning the next Nuke(m)Con.

In Netheads I speculate about this year's PodcampPhilly podcasting conference at Temple University, check out Dark Horse Comics' online preview of the upcoming Solomon Kane comic book, look at the Monsterpocalypse giant monster miniature battle game, and geek out about the Star Wars RPG.

Radio Active #68: Geeking out at Balticon

by Ken Newquist / May 28, 2008

 Nuketown Radio ActiveIt's all Balticon, all the time as I recap my trip to the science fiction convention, talk about the panels I attended, catch up with some old friends (and find some new ones) and talk about the new audio and video podcasts -- such as Mur Lafferty and Jason Adams' new podcast ZombInc and the supernatural fiction video podcast Stranger Horizons -- that I discovered at the convention.