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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 #67: The Origin of Ummm

by Ken Newquist / May 20, 2008

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In this edition of Nuketown Radio Active, my toddler discovers the word that all podcasters hate, we spend a day at the Land of Make Believe, and I prepare to head to Balticon.

In Netheads I check out the Digital Front of role-playing game PDFs, try out Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 and experiment with a new notification gadget for Mac OS X.

Radio Active #66: Gut Checking Your Productivity

by Ken Newquist / April 30, 2008

Logo: Nuketown Radio Active On this episode of Radio Active, geek fitness gets a gut check, Nuketown delves deep into statistics, I discover a new path to gaming adventure with the Pathfinder RPG alpha, I try two new online productivity tools and offer my thoughts on how to write a better role-playing game adventure in less time.

Radio Active #65: Escaping to the Ballpark

by Ken Newquist / April 23, 2008

 IronPigsOn this episode of Radio Active, Jordan loses her first tooth, but finds Narnia with the Magician's Nephew, baseball season gets underway as I discover the wonders of DVRing games and having a new AAA baseball team in the Lehigh Valley, Nuketown's comment section explodes with conversation, gaming advocacy gets a new voice with the EscapistCast, I check out a new podcast dedicated to the Mets and find a blog for the Lehigh Valley's new AAA baseball team, the IronP

Radio Active #64: Opening New Portals to Geek Parenting

by Ken Newquist / April 9, 2008

This episode of Nuketown Radio Active is brought to you by the letter F. Also, Jordan turns five, we buy a car-camping tent, Nuketown gets upgrades to its anti-spam capabilities, Critical Hits blogs about the life of RPG gamers, Reaper announces modern day miniatures, and the MacMommy figures out how to balance teaching, technology, and raising a toddler.

Finally, I've got a review of Portal, the excellent puzzle game released as part of the Half-Life 2 Orange Box for Xbox 360 and Windows.

Radio Active #62: Do Macs Dream of Electronic Balticons?

by Ken Newquist / February 25, 2008
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On this issue of Nuketown Radio Active I struggle to wake my narcoleptic MacBook Pro, try out The Bourne Ultimatum as a movie on demand, discuss my upcoming convention trips to DrupalCon Boston and Balticon 42 and spend some time trying to infiltrate the Secret Lair podcast. In Netheads, I figure out how to actually enjoy exercise and take a look at a Savage Worlds wiki, and then spend some time ranting about why Wizards of the Coast has chosen to slash and burn Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition.

Radio Active #61: Leopard, 4th Edition, Secret Lairs, Google Code, Kobold Quarterly

by Ken Newquist / January 29, 2008
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Radio Active returns to its somewhat regular schedule as I talk about family visits, getting more sleep, hacking Moodle and trying out Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

In Netheads, I talk about getting a sneak peak at D&D 4th Edition through already-released products like the Book of Nine Swords, discover a new Secret Lair for masterminds and minions to hang out in, and experiment with Google Code. Finally I have a review of the new print magazine Kobold Quarterly, which just may be the Dragon replacement that gamers are looking for.

Radio Active #60: NaNoWriMo Wrapup, Zelda, Podcast Roundup

by Ken Newquist / January 7, 2008

 Nuketown Radio Active Radio Active returns from its holiday hiatus with a wrap up National Novel Writing Month and news about my new reviews up at I also talk about my family's adoption (finally) of a TiVo, ramble on about boys and their trucks, spend some time playing Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and get caught up on a half-dozen different gaming and political podcasts.

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Radio Active 59: Novel Update, Seeds of Destruction, NanoMonkeys, Invincible Super Blog

by Ken Newquist / November 13, 2007
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On this edition of Nuketown Radio Active, I update folks on my quest to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, check out a new LEGO Chess set, debate what to call a hybrid unicorn/pegasus.

In Netheads I talk about Chris's Invincible Super Blog, a blog featuring capsule reviews of current and classic comic books and the NanoMonkeys Podcast, which returns for its second year of offering advice and encouragement to those participating in National Novel Writing Month. Rounding out the podcast is a review the Hellboy graphic novel Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola.