Well, we did it! We actually made it a full year – 52 weeks and 52 episodes – without killing one another, destroying our friendships, and offending and alienating the podcast masses! Join us this week as we not only take a look back at our first year, but discuss where we’re at and where the MITC crew is headed in year number two! Oh yeah, we’re also recapping Robert’s GMing rotation, chock full of Board-gamey and RPG goodness. So, settle in and take a listen as we go shout-out crazy and thank all of our listeners, supporters, and most of all each other for a great first year here at Monkey in the Cage!
(01:54) – 52 weeks in a row!! We not only reflect on what else we could have accomplished in that time, we also discuss the most rewarding aspects of our first year of podcasting. - The Frank and Son Show, San Diego Comic-Con, The Pretty Good Podcast, and Strategicon
(07:00) – We realize how much MORE awesome being a geek is, and also how much commitment and responsibility this hobby actually has! Plus, people actually listen to us!?! Mind = Blown, and also, we apologize for Matt’s Nicholas Cage tangent.
(14:27) – What better excuse to spend time with our other friends than shoving a mic in there face and sharing the load (total innuendo)! Also, we’ve forced ourselves to make an effort to more positively communicate with each other on a regular basis, but only if it’s really personal or really vanilla…
(18:10) – There’s always a flip-side. We discuss the unforeseen “challenges” that have popped up over the last year. Contributors, horrible movies, and co-dependency to the rescue (kinda)!
(22:25) – We feel we’ve all earned degrees in marketing and we discuss plans for Merchandising: Phase 2. And give ourselves a well deserved pat on the back for our format and rabid quality control. WE DO IT FOR YOU DAMMIT! WE DESERVE IT!
(25:47) – We dig deep into our foggy memories and recall some of our favorite episodes and embarrassing moments from year one. – Merry Monkeymas, Geek Sub-Cultures, and The Dungeons & Dragons Movie Review. Also, Robert does editing magic and Matt gets injured.
(32:22) – This is the segment where we spread the Monkey Love all over our guests, in that almost creepy but cute kinda way. Yeah, you know exactly what I’m talking about… don’t deny it. – Troy Parsons, “The David” Alarcon, George Cordero, Louis Carazo, Steve J. Palmer, Guy LeMay, Dennis Salvatier, Amanda “The Girlfriend,” Jared the Intern, and (our) Kevin Smith!
(34:49) – Don’t worry, you silent types, we didn’t forget you! Thanks go out to our contributors, for the days off the site (and awesome articles) they have provided us!! – Nikki “Matt’s Mythical Wife,” P.K. Sullivan, Temmogen, Ftenchi, The Typing Dice, Rob Backstrom, Geek Path Chris, Allie Ackerman, and Robert Barnhart. Also, more extra special love to Gamerstable, The RealmCast and The Frank and Son Show!
(36:45) – Oh hey, do you need a wicked hardcore banner, or better yet a sweet gaming map? Check out Banners on the Cheap! And apparently, we moved to Boston for that sentence!
(37:33) – We reveal the winner of our DC Comics New 52 Birthday giveaway!
(38:58) – Ramses really IS the funny one and we discuss some awesome upcoming projects heading your way in Year Two!
(42:40) – It’s topic time! Robert spent his rotation burning through a crazy amount of board games. First up, Tsuro!
(45:26) – Next up, was the awesome house-ruled King of Tokyo.
(48:40) – From monsters to meth-labs?? – Flash Point: Fire Rescue
(51:45) – When we weren’t fighting fires, we were building civilizations! – Carcassonne
(58:00) – Ever win a game because your were pissed at it? How about totally losing when you swear you’ll win? – 7 Wonders